Βabis Venetopoulos

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Born in Thessaloniki in 1973.
Master in “Digital Forms of Art”, School of Fine Arts, Athens (2003-2005). Visual and Applied Arts Department of the School of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1996-2002). Co-founder of Minotaur Digital Arts, a production company specialized in 3D Animation and VFX for television and cinema. He is teaching in Visual and Applied Arts Department of the School of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Lives and works in Athens and Thessaloniki.
Exhibitions / Festivals
2011 “Reference / Representation”, Curators: Vassilis Vassilakakis, Christos Venetis, Vangelis Gokas, Kostas Christopoulos, Zone D – Zoumboulakis Galleries, Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki
“Virtual Kodra – Kodra 11”, Curators: Babis Venetopoulos, Dimitris Michalaros, online project, Municipality of Kalamaria,, Thessaloniki
“Whispers”, Curator: Anna Hatziyannaki, City of Athens Cultural Organisation, Eleftherias Park Arts Centre, Athens
“MetaPlastika Pedia”, Curator: Stavros Panagiotakis, Choros 18, Thessaloniki
“…staseis”, Curator: Maria Kenanidou, Artis Causa Gallery, Thessaloniki
“Beyond Face”, FCTH, Goethe Institut Thessaloniki, Vice-Municipality of
Culture, Education and Tourism of Municipality of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki
“7 deadly sins and… +”, Curator: Haris Savvopoulos, Tsatsis Projects / Artforum, Thessaloniki
“Animacall: The Animation Project 2011 (special tribute)”, Curators: Syrago Tsiara, Domna Gounari, Center of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki
“Animfest 11 (special tribute)”, international animation festival, European Animation Center, The Greek Film Archive and the Museum of Cinematography, Athens
“theSOULniki”, Curator: Aris Papadopoulos, Container space, Thessaloniki

2010 “Time. People. Their stories.: A study of the concept of theatricality outside the confines of a stage”, Curator: Manos Stefanidis, Benaki Museum, Athens
“Artists Support Curators – Exhibition to benefit AICA (HELLAS)”, Kappatos Gallery, Athens
“Escape from the Attic – Action Field Kodra ‘10”, Curator: Maria Kenanidou, Municipality of Kalamaria,, Thessaloniki
“ΑΝΑΚΑΤΑ+24”, former military barracks Pavlos Melas, Municipality of Stavroupoli, Thessaloniki
“About Heroes and…”, Curator: Iris Kritikou, Kalamata Municipal Art Gallery «Α. Tassos», Kalamata

2009 “Un – Faces”, Mirafoto 2009 festival, El Ojo Ajeno Gallery, Centro de la Imagen, FCTH, Lima, Peru
“Personal – Political”, Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art 2, Curators: Areti Leopoulou, Thodoris Markoglou, Center of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki
“Action Field Kodra ‘09”, Municipality of Kalamaria, Thessaloniki
“Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”, Espace Valles, Grenoble, France
“Coming from Milano – Athina”, Curator: Diego Esposito, CAID, Athens, Greece

2008 “Animated Greece: Watch Now!”, 5th annual International Animated Film “BALKANIMA 2008”, Hellenic Audiovisual Institute, European Animation Center, the Athens School of Fine Arts, Belgrade, Serbia
“Captivated by Bakhchisaray”, Curators: Maria Tsantsanoglou, Beral Madra, Olga Lopuhova, Oleg Bayshev, Bakhchisaray State Historical and Cultural Reserve – Moscow Museum of Modern Art – The State Museum of Contemporary Art Thessaloniki – Contemporary Art Center BM (Istanbul), Gallery “Collection” (Kiev), Palace of Khaan, historical town of Bakhchisaray, Crimea, Ukraine
“Digital Romance”, Aris Stoidis Collection, Vilka, Thessaloniki
“Catalogue1”, Athens School of Fine Arts, postgraduate course in Digital Forms of Art, exhibition space “Nikos Kessanlis”, ASFA, Athens
“No Borders – Just N.E.W.S”, The International Association of Arts Critics (AICA) and the Centrale Électrique, Centre européen d’art contemporain de la Ville de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium – The Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece – Museu de la Festa, Algemesi, Valencia, Spain

2007 “Milano incontra la Grecia”, Curator: Thouli Misirloglou, Piccolo Teatro, Milan, Italy
“Nightcomers”, 10th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
“The Thread”, CMD company, Performance –Installation, Director: Maria Chaniotaki, Bios, Athens
“Transmission”, Curator: Marina Lagou, Kardamyli
“Best of 2007”, Medusa Art Gallery, Athens
“Art Athina – Open Plan”, Medusa Art Gallery, Curator: Sotiris Bahtsetzis, Athens
“Bound”, solo exhibition, Medusa Art Gallery, Curator: Lina Tsikouta, Athens

2006 “Music and Animation for Children”, European Animation Center, The Athens Concert Hall, Athens
“Time Based Arts”, Curator: Anna Hatziyannaki, Municipality of A. Paraskevi, Culture Park, Athens
“Local Heroes – Action Field Kodra ‘06”, Municipality of Kalamaria, Curator: Maria Kenanidou, ArtBox, Thessaloniki
“Birds”, solo exhibition, “Sani Festival 2006”, Sani Resort, Sani Artforum Gallery, Sani, Chalkidiki
“An Outing”, Beltsios Collection, Matsopoulos Mill, Curator: Sotiris Bahtsetzis, Trikala
“Almost Light”, Alekton, Curator: Lina Tsikouta, Athens
“athens.animfest06”, international animation festival, European Animation Center, Athinais, Athens
“Positive Charges”, Curators: Thouli Misirloglou, Vasilis Amanatidis, Center of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki

2005 “Caravansarai 5”, Curators: Shalva Khakhanashvili, Nino Metreveli, Tbilisi, Georgia
“Blitz”, KX Gallery, Thessaloniki
“Art Athina”, Tsatsis Projects, Athens
“The Nestingboxproject”, Jo & Nathalie Dilo, Medusa Art Gallery, Castle of Rullingen in Borgloon, Belgium

2004 “Emergence – Realities”, Medusa Art Gallery, Curator: Lina Tsikouta, Athens
“3rd International Animation Festival of Athens”, European Animation Center, Athinais, Athens
“What is Threat Like”, Municipality of Trikala, Gallery Batayanni, Curator: Lina Tsikouta, Koursoum Mosque, Trikala
“Tsatsis Projects”, Thessaloniki
“Athina by Art”, Municipality of the City of Athens, AICA Hellas, Athens
“ProTaseis – Action Field Kodra ‘04”, Municipality of Kalamaria, ArtBox, Thessaloniki
“Open Studios III”, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Moni Lazariston, Thessaloniki
“Hiroshima International Animation Festival”, international animation festival, Hiroshima/Japan
“Young Artists Explore Cinema”, Cinema Museum of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki
“Young Artists Explore Cinema”, Cinema Museum of Thessaloniki, Greek Cultural Center, Berlin/Germany

2003 “Young Balkan Artists”, Hellenic Culture Organization S.A., Cultural Olympiad, Thessaloniki
“Graduates 2001 – 2003”, School of Fine Arts of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, The Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki
“Action Field Kodra ‘03”, organized by TinT Gallery, Thessaloniki
[R]-[R]-[F] Festival in “InteractivA ’03”, Biennale for New Media Art at the Museum of Contemporary Art Merida, Yucatan / Mexico
[R]-[R]-[F] Festival “Remembering – Repressing – Forgetting”, New Media project in form of an ‘online festival’ by Wielfried Agricola de Cologne,
(www.newmediafest.org/rrf/), Curator (Greek participation): Anna Hatziyannaki
11th Biennale of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean, Athens
“Sculpture you love”, Curator: Marina Athanasiadou & Kostis Velonis, LAB Art Projects, Athens
“Northwest Passages”, European program Culture 2000, Trikala

2002 “Action Field Kodra ‘02”, organized by TinT Gallery, Thessaloniki
“Anima Mundi 2002” (3rd Award for BEST PORTFOLIO), international animation festival, Producao Anima Mundi, Sao Paolo / Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
“California Sun International Festival”, international animation festival, Vidimation Association, Los Angeles, USA

2001 “Small is beautiful”, Αrtforum Gallery, Thessaloniki
“Studio: Y. Fokas”, Αrtforum Gallery, Thessaloniki

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