Leonidas Papadopoulos

Born Athens, 1975. Lived in Sydney, Australia 1988-1992.

EDUCATION:

1988-1992 Christian Brothers Burwood High School; Sydney, Australia.
1993 Varibobi repatriate High School, Greece.
1993-1996 Focus School of Photography; Athens, Greece.
2001 Achieved a high class rank in the National Exams; admitted 3rd in line into the Athens School of Fine Arts.
2001-2006 Studied sculpture with Professor G. Lappas in the B’ sculpture workshop, Graduated with the highest grade (excellent 30/30).

AWARDS:

2006. Scholarship 1st Prize Money,“Eurobank A.S.F.A Top Graduates year 2006” for being top student of Athens School of Fine Arts.
Thesis Exhibition (15 art works), Megaron Athens Concert Hall, (Curator Nelly Misirli).
Highest distinction from IKY (State Scholarship Foundation), for being the top student of Athens School of Fine Arts.

SOLO SHOWS

2014 Eleftheria Tseliou Gallery, Athens.
2011 Batagianni Gallery, Athens
2008 Batagianni Gallery, Athens.

GROUP SHOWS (Selection)

2016 “StoSxoleio – Vagelis Dimitreas – Maria Kokkinou” participation with K.L.A.N.Splus group.
2016 “Multiples” Eleftheria Tseliou gallery.
2016 “81 Easy-Cook Recipes for Beginners, banal a la Perec” Romantso.
(Curator Alexios Papazacharias).
2015 “StoSxoleio – Stavros Mponatsos” participation with K.L.A.N.Splus group.
2015 “StoSxoleio – Pepi Rigopoulou + Pantelis Kordonis” participation with
K.L.A.N.S.plus group.
2014 “Group Show” Eleftheria Tseliou gallery.
2014 “Clear Water Enviroment”, Sabbionara Gate, Chania.
(Curator Kosmas Lilikakis),collaboration with Chania municipality and Medicins Du Monde.
2013 “Lustlands vol.II” (Curator Nadja Argyropoulou, Lakis & Aris Ionas).
2013 “Medium as Narrative” CAMP (Curator Lina Tsikouta).
2012 “The club of the Queer Trades” Batagianni gallery (Curator Alexios Papazaxarias).
2011 Galerie Utopia / The Forgotten Bar Project. Berlin / Athens. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. Remap 3.
2009 2nd Biennale of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki – parallel program “Personal-Political” (Curators Areti Leopoulou, Thodoris Markoglou)
2009 “Terra mania” Mavromichalis Palace ,Limeni Oitilos(Curators Lina Tsikouta,Mariam Tsakirian)
2009 “Nikos Alexiou, the collection” – Bazeos tower – Naxos island.
2008 Art Athina “Garage Project – Athensville” (Curator Marina Fokidi).
2008 Art Athina, participated with Batagianni gallery.
2008 “Graduates exhibition 2006-2007”.Athens School of Fine Arts,Ergostasio.
2007 “Contemporary Greek Scene” Art Athina” Helexpo Garage,(Curator Nadja Argyropoulou).
2007 “Top Graduates 2006 A.S.F.A.”Leonidas Papadopoulos,Georgia Mouchou, Marianna Xristofidou. Megaro Mousikis, Eurobank private banking prize (Curator Nelli Missirli).
2007 “Unfair”, Athens Imperial Hotel, participated with Batagianni gallery.
2007 “Part Time Punks”, DESTE Foundation (Curators Lakis & Aris Ionas).
2005 Group exhibition “KARIDIO Foundation” (Curator Aphrodite Liti).
2003 Group exhibition”15 years Focus”Artower Agora.
1997 Group exhibition’’4th Month of Photography”,Helexpo Athens.
1996 Participation in Video Art Festival at Digital Culture Center Fournos.Athens.
1995 Group exhibition “Photovision 95”, Athens.
1995 Participation in Drama’s Short Film Festival. Drama, Greece.

ΤΕACHING and WORK EXPERIENCE:

1998-2001 Responsible for the darkroom, Focus School of Photography, Athens, Greece.
2004-2005. Assistant to sculptor George Lappas.
2007 Member of Nikos Alexiou art team that represented Greece at the Venice Biennale.
2008-present Teaching visual arts in elementary public schools.
2010-2011 Art Workshop, Peristeri 1st elementary public school.
2011-present Teaching sculpture at the Vakalo Art and Design College, Athens, Greece, 1-year course.

Member of KLANS’plus art group.

Sculptural work can be found in a number of private collections, including Papadimitriou, Feliou, and Benaki Museum.