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News

(+) ‘the HOLD’ * A group exhibition by the We Are Publication collective * Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University London, UK * 25 September - 14 December 2019.

(+) ‘The Past of the Future’ * Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, Greece * 17 October - 14 December 2019.

(+) ‘Architectures of Education’ * Bill Balaskas will co-chair a conference organised by Nottingham Contemporary, e-flux Architecture, Kingston University, Nottingham University and Nottingham Trent University * Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK * 7 - 9 November 2019.

(+) ‘Med Photo Festival 2019’ * Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, Rethymo, Greece * 7 November 2019 - 15 March 2020.

(+) 'Institution as Praxis: New Curatorial Practices for Institutional Research' * A new book edited by Bill Balaskas and Carolina Rito * Published by Sternberg Press * Publication: Winter 2020.

(+) Bill Balaskas is the winner of the TOYOTAYA Commission by the Cork Opera House and the National Sculpture Factory for Cork Midsummer Festival 2019 * ‘Red Air’ is a new participatory installation that will be created on 13 June 2019 in front of the Cork Opera House, Cork, Ireland.

(+) 'Fabricating Publics: The Dissemination of Culture in the Post-Truth Era' * A new book edited by Bill Balaskas and Carolina Rito * Published by Data Browser & Open Humanities Press * Publication: Spring 2020.

(+) ‘The Real Price: Between Art and the (Art) Market’ * Bill Balaskas will chair a session at the Association for Art History Annual Conference * Newcastle University & Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK * 1 - 3 April 2020.

(+) 'Platforms Project 2019' * "Autobiographical Systems" * Curated by Emmanuel Mavrommatis * “Nikos Kessanlis” Exhibition Venue, Athens School of Fine Arts, Greece * 16 - 19 May 2019.

(+) Bill Balaskas has been appointed Associate Professor and Director of Research, Business and Innovation in the School of Art & Architecture of Kingston University, London * He will take up his new post on 9 May 2019.

 

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Bio

Bill Balaskas is an artist, theorist and educator working across different media and dissemination platforms. His works have been widely exhibited internationally, in galleries, museums, festivals and public spaces. In 2018, he was invited to represent Greece in Italy’s permanent World War I centenary exhibition, while in 2012 he represented the United Kingdom in the London Cultural Olympiad and in Maribor, the European Capital of Culture. Recent exhibitions include: MACBA, Barcelona; BOZAR, Brussels; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST); CA2M, Madrid; Transmediale, Berlin; Le CENTQUATRE, Paris; John Hansard Gallery, Southampton; ARTIUM, Vitoria-Gasteiz; Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, Athens; TENT, Rotterdam; Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York; Thessaloniki Biennale; Les Abattoirs, Toulouse; and the British Film Institute, London. Recent lecture-performances include: Tate Liverpool; University of Oxford; Sharjah Biennial; Goldsmiths University, London; Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg; Central Saint Martins, London; Warburg Haus, Hamburg; De Bijloke Muziekcentrum, Ghent; and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Balaskas has received awards from the European Investment Bank Institute; Comité International d’Histoire de l’Art; European Cultural Foundation; Open Society Institute; National Sculpture Factory; Cork Opera House; and the Association for Art History, amongst others. In parallel with his artistic practice, he is an editor for the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (The MIT Press), while his writings have also appeared in edited books and in publications such as the Journal of Visual Culture, Third Text and Revista Arta. Originally trained as an economist, he holds a PhD in Critical Writing in Art & Design and an MA in Communication Art & Design from the Royal College of Art. Balaskas is an Associate Professor and Director of Research at Kingston University's School of Art and Architecture, and an advisor to Arts Council England.

 

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Curriculum Vitae

Born in 1983 in Thessaloniki, Greece. Lives and works in London, UK.

 

Education

 

2011-16 PhD Critical Writing in Art & Design, Royal College of Art, London, UK (by thesis)

2008-10 MA Communication Art & Design, Royal College of Art, London, UK (CHS Distinction)

2005-08 BA Video Arts Production, University for the Creative Arts, Maidstone, UK (First Class)

2000-04 BSc Economics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2019

‘Farewell to Thee’, Phoenix, Leicester, UK

‘Red Air’, Cork Opera House & National Sculpture Factory, Cork, Ireland

‘Squared’, UKYA City Takeover Festival, Nottingham (multiple locations), UK

 

2017

‘The Assassination of Guy Debord’, European Convention Center, Luxembourg (Performance)

 

2016

‘Remains of a Summer Bliss’, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, Greece

‘The Market Will Save Us’, ArtWeek Boston, Boston Common, USA (Performance)

 

2015

‘Blindness’, De Bijloke Muziekcentrum, Ghent, Belgium (Lecture-performance)

 

2014

‘No Rest for the Wicked’, ArtInternational Istanbul, Institutions Section, Istanbul, Turkey

 

2013 

‘Critical Mass’, ReMap 4, Athens, Greece

‘The Market Will Save the World’, Kasa Gallery, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey

‘New Positions’, Art Cologne, with Kalfayan Galleries, Cologne, Germany

‘The Digital Courtyard’, 11th Sharjah Biennial, March Meeting, Sharjah, UAE (Lecture-performance)

 

2012

‘The artist as critic. The critic as artist’, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (Lecture-performance)

‘Parthenon Rising’, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, Greece

 

2011

‘Le Temps Spectaculaire’, 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Institut Français, Thessaloniki, Greece

‘Postmodernism After Video. Video After Postmodernism’, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK (Lecture-performance)

 

2010

‘In Between Bubbles’, Sketch, London, UK

‘Ray of Light’, Jewish Museum, London, UK (with Oana Camilleri)

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2020

‘MK Calling’, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK

2019

‘the HOLD’ by We Are Publication, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University, UK

‘The Future of the Past’, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, Greece

‘Med Photo Festival’, Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, Rethymno, Greece

‘51 Zero Festival’, Canterbury and Rochester (various locations), UK

‘Platforms Project’, Athens School of Fine Art, Greece

2018

‘European Investment Bank Institute Artist Awards’, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg

‘Quando scoppia la pace’, World War I centenary exhibition, Vittorio Veneto, Italy

‘Theorimata’, EMST National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

‘Trajectories’, Watermans Arts Centre, London, UK

‘RCA Secret’, Royal College of Art, London, UK

‘Opening’, Marmo, Forlì, Italy

‘When All is Said... and Done’, Agnus-Hughes Centre for Contemporary Curation, London, UK

‘Platforms Project’, Athens School of Fine Art, Greece

 

2017

‘Gestures of Resistance’, Romantso Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece

‘Thread’, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, Greece

‘SHOW RCA 2017’, Royal College of Art, London, UK

‘Balance Exercises: Plannings and Concretization’, Special Projects, Art Thessaloniki, Greece 

‘RCA Secret’, Royal College of Art, London, UK

 

2016

‘PUNK: Its Traces in Contemporary Art’, MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

‘PIGS’, ARTIUM Museum of Contemporary Art of the Basque Country, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

‘RCA Secret’, Royal College of Art, London, UK

‘Devalue, Value, Surplus Value: Between Work and Art’, ISET Contemporary Greek Art Institute, Athens, Greece

‘PIGS’, Almeida Garret Galeria Municipal do Porto, Oporto, Portugal

‘Fireflies in the Night Take Wing’, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, Athens, Greece

‘De Regreso a la Isla’, Fundació Palma Espai d'Art, Casal Solleric, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

‘Good Night, And Good Luck’, A Plus A Gallery, Venice, Italy

‘nEUROsis’, NeMe Arts Centre, Limassol, Cyprus

 

2015

‘PUNK: Its Traces in Contemporary Art’, CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Spain

‘Tous Pour Tous’, Les Chiroux, Liège, Belgium

‘1st Biennial of the South’, Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela

‘Videozoom Greece: On Πause!’, MUSPAC, L' Aquila, Italy

‘Rencontres du Film d’Art’, The Regent Cinema, Saint-Gaudens, France

‘10th Mildura Biennale’, Mildura Arts Centre/Rio Vista, Mildura, Australia

‘Art Brussels’, Young Section, with Kalfayan Galleries, Brussels, Belgium

‘Videozoom Greece: On Πause!’, C/E Contemporary, Milan, Italy

‘Art Athina’, with Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, Greece

‘PUNK: Its Traces in Contemporary Art’, ARTIUM Museum of Contemporary Art of the Basque Country, Vitoria, Spain

‘Videozoom Greece: On Πause!’, State of Concept, Athens, Greece

 

2014

‘No Country for Young Men: Contemporary Greek Art in Times of Crisis’, BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium

‘The Small Infinite’, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK

‘Future Past - Past Future’, Transmediale 2014, Supermarkt, Berlin, Germany

‘Passé Simple, Futurs Composés’, Le CENTQUATRE, Paris, France

‘The Value of Nothing’, TENT, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

‘An Opera of Labour and Revolution’, Kasa Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

‘SelfConscious’, The American College of Greece Art Gallery, Athens, Greece

‘Art Cologne’, Film Cologne, with Kalfayan Galleries, Cologne, Germany

‘Show Me the Money’, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK

‘Videozoom Greece: On Πause!’, Museo di Roma in Trastevere & Sala 1, Rome, Italy 

‘Athens Video Art Festival’, Technopolis, Athens, Greece

‘Art Basel Hong Kong’, Film Section, with Kalfayan Galleries, Hong Kong

‘Sound Matters’, The Red Room, Baltimore, USA

‘Show Me the Money’, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK 

‘Art Basel Miami Beach’, Film Section, with Kalfayan Galleries, Miami Beach, USA

 

2013 

‘4th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art’, Thessaloniki, Greece

‘Art Basel Miami Beach’, Film Section, with Kalfayan Galleries, Miami Beach, USA

‘Disruption’, Royal College of Art Research Biennial, Gulbenkian Galleries, London, UK

‘Afresh: A New Generation of Greek Artists’, EMST National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

‘Art Brussels’, The Cinema Section, with Kalfayan Galleries, Brussels, Belgium 

‘India Art Fair’, Video Lounge Section, with Kalfayan Galleries, New Delhi, India

‘In Case of Emergency Break Glass’, Vetlanda Museum, Vetlanda, Sweden

‘Celebration: 50 Years of Video Art’, Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

2012

‘World Event Young Artists’, London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK

‘Cultural Embassies’, Maribor 2012 European Capital of Culture, Vetrinj Mansion, Maribor, Slovenia

‘Traverse Vidéo: Faut Voir’, Lycée des Arènes, Toulouse, France

‘Level’, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

‘Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival’, The Main Guard, Berwick Upon Tweed, UK

‘Shape Open’, Portobello Gallery, London, UK

‘Miden Video Art Festival’, Kalamata, Greece

‘Art:Screen’, Bio Roxy, Örebro, Sweden

‘Time Based Media: 1972-2012’, University for the Creative Arts, Maidstone, UK

 

2011

‘Vessel’, KARST, Plymouth, UK

‘Leeds International Film Festival’, Leeds, UK

‘Iraqi Memorial’, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, USA

‘The Constance Fairness Foundation Prize Exhibition’, Royal College of Art, London, UK

‘Time and Travel’, Ku’Damm 101 Hotel, Berlin, Germany

‘Iraqi Memorial’, Works/San Jose, San Jose, USA 

 

2010

‘Acoustic Images’, British Film Institute, London, UK

‘Traverse Vidéo: Ça Vaut La Peine’, Musée des Abattoirs, Toulouse, France

‘Mare Street Biennale’, London, UK

‘Art Karlsruhe’, Trade Fair Centre, Karlsruhe, Germany

‘Iraqi Memorial’, Sheppard Gallery, Reno, Nevada, USA

‘Wrong Love’, A Foundation, Liverpool, UK

‘Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris’, France

‘Territorial Play’, Broadway Media Centre, Nottingham, UK

‘EMERGEANDSEE’, Stattbad Wedding, Berlin, Germany

‘SHOW RCA 2010’, Royal College of Art, London, UK

‘Time is Love’, Werk-Raum Gallery, Berlin, Germany

‘ZOOart’, Fresia Gardens, Cuneo, Italy

‘Rough Machines’, Animate Projects/APEngine, London, UK

 

2009

‘Pixelpops’, BolteLang Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

‘Images Contre Nature’, Marseille, France

‘Synch Festival’, Technopolis, Athens, Greece

‘Let's Rule Out Aliens for Now and Concentrate on What We Know’, Royal College of Art, London, UK

‘Work in Progress Show’, Royal College of Art, London, UK

‘Palimpsest’, Thurloe Place, London, UK

‘Crash Fest’, Thessaloniki, Greece

‘In Transit’, Luda Gallery, St Petersburg, Russia

‘All Art Now International Video Art Festival’, Damascus, Syria

 

2008

‘Strange Screen’, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece

‘Eat Our Shorts’, British Film Institute, London, UK

‘Show Me the Light Show’, Candid Gallery, London, UK

‘Roll Up Art’, Bucharest, Romania

‘Crash Fest’, Thessaloniki, Greece

‘Discurs’, Giessen, Germany

‘Girona Film Festival’, Girona, Spain

 

2007

‘Video Militia’, National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

‘Traverse Vidéo: La Re-Visite’, Musée des Abattoirs, Toulouse, France

‘Trenton Film Festival’, Trenton, New Jersey, USA

‘Crash Fest’, Thessaloniki, Greece

‘Girona Film Festival’, Girona, Spain

‘Festival de Vidéo Expérimental’, Marseille, France

‘Cinecity Brighton Film Festival’, Brighton, UK

‘Séquence Court-Métrage’, Toulouse, France

‘Exposures Film Festival’, Manchester, UK

 

Awards & Honours

2019

Association for Art History Research Grant

Nomination for the BLOOOM Award of Art Düsseldorf, Germany (long list)

Honorary solo exhibition as a distinguished alumnus of UK Young Artists in the context of the inaugural UKYA City Takeover Festival: Nottingham 2019 (‘Squared’, Nottingham, UK)

Winner of the TOYOTAYA Commission by the Cork Opera House & the National Sculpture Factory, Cork, Ireland

Nottingham Trent University Research Fund

2018

European Investment Bank Institute Artist Development Award

Representation of Greece at Italy’s permanent World War I centenary exhibition (‘Quando scoppia la pace’, Vittorio Veneto, Italy)

Advisor to Arts Council England (Midlands Higher Education & Culture Forum)

Invitation to participate in ‘RCA Secret 2018’, Royal College of Art, London, UK

Nottingham Trent University Research Fund

 

2017

University for the Creative Arts Research Fund

Invitation to participate in ‘RCA Secret 2017’, Royal College of Art, London, UK

 

2016

Commission of Anarchy near the UK by Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (‘PUNK’, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain)

Invitation to participate in ‘RCA Secret 2016’, Royal College of Art, London, UK

University for the Creative Arts Research Fund

 

2015

Mildura Biennale Residency Award (‘10th Mildura Biennale’, Mildura, Australia)

University for the Creative Arts Research Fund

 

2014

Nomination (longlist) for the Prix de la Jeune Scène Artistique Méditerranéenne (Jean-Luc Lagardere Foundation & HYam)

Commission of Ou la mort by the John Hansard Gallery (‘The Small Infinite’, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK)

Royal College of Art Research Methods Fund

Royal College of Art School of Humanities Event Fund

University for the Creative Arts Research Fund

 

2013 

Nomination for the AUDI Art Award for the most innovative young artist (‘Art Cologne’, Cologne, Germany)

Royal College of Art Research Methods Fund

 

2012

Nomination for the ALICE Award for the most important emerging artist (Global Board of Contemporary Art)

Representation of the UK in the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad (‘World Event Young Artists’, Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK)

Representation of the UK in Maribor 2012 European Capital of Culture (‘Cultural Embassies’, Vetrinj Mansion, Maribor, Slovenia) 

Comité International d'Histoire de l'Art Bursary (33rd Congress of the International Committee of the History of Art - CIHA 2012)

Royal College of Art Bursary

 

2011

Nomination of Parthenon Rising (II) for The Constance Fairness Foundation Prize

European Cultural Foundation/Open Society Institute Travel Grant

Association of Art Historians Conference Grant

Royal College of Art Bursary 

 

2010

Commission of Darkness as the first ever project of contemporary art presented by the Jewish Museum of London

Commission of In Between Bubbles by Sketch (‘In Between Bubbles’, Sketch, London, UK)

Commission of Melting Point by Animate Projects/APEngine (‘Rough Machines’ commissions)

 

2009

Best Experimental Film Award for The Origin of the Complex of Identification in Crash Fest, Thessaloniki, Greece

Royal College of Art Bursary

Royal College of Art Travel Award

 

2008

Jury Member in EMERGEANDSEE Film Festival, Berlin, Germany

Distinction for Reminiscent Light (Project Proposal) in ‘Iraqi Memorial’ International Call for Artists 

Royal College of Art Bursary

 

2006

Gold Remi Award for Eros (Screenplay) in ‘Worldfest Houston International Film Festival’, Houston, Texas, USA

 

2005

Distinction for Faraway from Theoklymenos’ Country (Short Story) by the British Council of Greece

 

Lectures in Conferences & Artist’s Talks

 

2019

‘A Breath of Red Air’, Cork Opera House, Ireland

‘45th Annual Association for Art History Conference’, University of Brighton, UK

‘Farewell to thee’, Phoenix, Leicester, UK

2018

‘What is Research?’, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK

‘On Technology and the Nature of Truth’, Watermans Arts Centre, London, UK

 

2017

‘Against the Slow Cancellation of the Future’, Goldsmiths University, London, UK

‘Forming Collectives: Strategies in Modern and Contemporary Art’, Warburg-Haus, Hamburg, Germany 

‘Disobedience and Complex Systems: Art, Design and Media and the Political’, Iklectik Art Lab, London, UK

 

2016

‘PIGS: North and South’, ARTIUM Museum of Contemporary Art of the Basque Country, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

 

2015

‘Art is a Time Machine’, La Trobe University, Mildura, Australia

‘The Cuts Have Been Made: Welcome to the Aesthetic of Capitalistic Vampirism’, Goldsmiths University, London, UK

 

2014

‘Breaking the Bank’, TENT, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

‘The Aesthetics of Scale: Or on How to Grasp the Little Things’, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK

‘Art Out of Time’, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

‘The Secret Life of Data and the Future of Value’, Mozilla Festival, Ravensbourne, London, UK

‘Art After the Crash’, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK

 

2013

‘Radical Gestures: Designing Protest, Resistance & Refusal’, Central St Martins College of Art & Design, London, UK

‘Red Tape: Ways of Changes’ Discussion Series, Royal College of Art, London, UK

 

2012

‘The Challenge of The Object’, 33rd World Congress of Art History – CIHA 2012 (Comité International d'Histoire de l'Art), Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nurnberg, Germany

‘38th Annual Association of Art Historians Conference’, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK

 

2011

‘Guy Debord: Dernier Stratège de la Revolution?’, Institut Français, Thessaloniki, Greece

 

2010

‘ReLiving Disaster: Film - History - Identity’, The London Consortium, Birkbeck University of London, UK

 

2009

‘Expanded Cinema’, Central Saint Martins, London, UK

‘Reading Images: Frames and Frameworks’, Association of Art Historians, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

‘Literature, Art and Culture in an Age of Global Risk’, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK

 

2008

‘Bodies of Evidence’, Association of Art Historians, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK

 

Chairmanships of Panels & Academic Sessions

2020

‘46th Association for Art History Annual Conference’, Newcastle University & Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK (Chair in academic session: “The Real Price: Between Art and the (Art) Market”)

2019

‘Architectures of Education’, Nottingham Contemporary, UK (Chair of conference)

‘Mapping the Midlands’, Empire, Coventry, UK (Chair of “Collaborative Research” panel)

2018

‘Post-Representational Curating: Militating History (Archaeology of the Final Decade)’, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK (Chair of “Creative Innovation Across Disciplines” Seminar)

‘What is Research?’, Nottingham Contemporary, UK (Chair of conference)

 

2016

‘42nd Association of Art Historians Annual Conference’, Edinburgh University, Scotland, UK (Chair in academic session: “In and Out of Art History: The Video Games Conundrum”)

 

2015

‘Board Meeting’, Guest Projects/Yinka Shonibare Studio, London (Chair in panel discussion)

 

2014

‘Red Art’, Royal College of Art, London, UK (Chair in panel discussion)

 

2013

‘The Cost of Living’, Royal College of Art, London, UK (Chair in panel discussion)

 

2011

‘ISEA 2011’, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey (Panel chair in 2 academic sessions: “From New Media to Old Utopias: ‘Red’ Art in Late Capitalism?” & “Art and Activism in Digital Age II”)

 

Academic Positions

 

Associate Professor & Director of Research, Business and Innovation, School of Art & Architecture, Kingston University, London (From May 2019)

Associate Professor in Visual Communication & Research Coordinator, School of Art & Design, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK (2017-2019)

 

Editor of the Leonardo Electronic Almanac, ISAST / The MIT Press (Since February 2012)

 

Advisor to Arts Council England (Midlands Higher Education & Culture Forum, since July 2018)

 

Leader of Critical Theory of BA (Hons) Digital Film and Screen Arts & BA (Hons) Computer Games Arts, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK (2013-2017)

 

Lecturer at the MA Programmes of the School of Film and Media, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK (2014-2015)

 

Visiting Lecturer in Professional Practice, University for the Creative Arts, Maidstone, UK (2011-2012)

 

Curatorial Projects

 

2013

‘Disruption’, Royal College of Art Research Biennial, Gulbenkian Galleries, Royal College of Art, London, UK

 

2008

‘Postponed Ascendancy’, for Eat Our Shorts, British Film Institute, London, UK

‘Six Lies and Video Art’, DVD Collection of Experimental Films and Videos, Maidstone, UK

 

Selected Bibliography*

2020

Bill Balaskas & Carolina Rito (eds), Fabricating Publics: The dissemination of culture in the post-truth era, Liverpool: Open Humanities Press (Book)

Bill Balaskas & Carolina Rito (eds), Institution as Praxis: New Curatorial Practices for Institutional Research, Berlin: Sternberg Press (Book)

2018

Bill Balaskas, “The Imaginary Reconstitution of Leadership”, in A Return to the Island, edited by Helena Lugo, London: Goldsmiths University (Book)

Bill Balaskas, “David Hockney’s auction record: a triumph of nostalgia over spectacle”, in The Conversation, 20 November 2018 (Article)

 

2015 

Bill Balaskas, “Liberating Speculation: Art, the Currency of Capitalism and the Death of Currencies”, in Journal of Visual Culture, Volume 14, Number 2, August 2015 (Article)

Bill Balaskas, “Blindness”, in The Dark Precursor, Orpheus Institute, Ghent, Belgium (Conference Proceedings)

 

2014

Bill Balaskas, Lanfranco Aceti, Julian Stallabrass and Susanne Jaschko (eds), Red Art: New Utopias in Data Capitalism, Leonardo Electronic Almanac / LEA Books, London: Goldsmiths University / The MIT Press (Book)

Bill Balaskas, “British Art”, in Revista Arta, Issue 12, December 2014 (Article)

 

2013

Bill Balaskas, “Living in a Global ‘Society of the Spectacle’: From Guy Debord to the Economic Crisis through an Exhibition of Contemporary Art”, in Third Text, Volume 27, Issue 4, July 2013 (Article)

 

2012 

Bill Balaskas, “Antonin Artaud’s Cinema of Cruelty and the Impossible Search for the Authentic Medium. A Lesson for the Digital Age”, in The Challenge of The Object, 33rd Congress of the International Committee of the History of Art, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nurnberg, Germany (Conference Proceedings)

 

2011 

Bill Balaskas, “From New Media to Old Utopias: ‘Red’ Art in Late Capitalism?”, in ISEA 2011, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey (Conference Proceedings) 

 

2008

Bill Balaskas, Postponed Ascendancy, in Eat Our Shorts, British Film Institute, London, UK (Curatorial Statement)

 

2006

Bill Balaskas, “Faraway from Theoklymenos’ Country”, in Tales from the City, Stories from the Sea, Athens: Periplous Publications (Book - in Greek)

 

*Since February 2012 Bill Balaskas is, also, an editor for the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (The MIT Press). 

 

Selected Publications, Press & Media

 

2018

‘Theorimata’, EMST National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece (Catalogue)

Valentina Poli, ‘Un progetto internazionale per ricordare la Battaglia di Vittorio Veneto’, in Artribune, Issue 44, July - August 2018, p. 18 (Article - in Italian)

Helena Lugo, ‘De regreso a la isla’, in Revista LATE, 17 February 2018 (Article)

‘Vittorio Veneto, atelier per 13 artisti da tutto il mondo’, in Oggi Treviso, 8 June 2018 (Article)

‘Partner, la sfida vinta dal territorio’, in La Tribuna di Treviso, 27 June 2018 (Article)

 

2017

Ioli Tzanetaki, “Living Forward, Looking Backward”, in Archipelago, Issue 4, “Melancholia”, London: Goldsmiths University, 2017, pp. 20-25 (Review)

‘An Odyssey Through Greece in Recession: Nadja Argyropoulou, Apostolos Georgiou, Bill Balaskas and Sylvia Kouvali’, on RCA and BBC Radio, 1 May 2017 (Podcast Interview)

Lanfranco Aceti, “End of a Summer Bliss: Or How We Capitalized on the Spectacle of Our Death at the Beach”, in End of a Summer Bliss, Cambridge, MA: LEA / MIT Press (Book)

‘SHOW 2017’, Royal College of Art, London, UK (Catalogue)

“Romantso Cultural Centre, Athens, Holds Gestures of Resistance Exhibition”, in The National Herald, 17 April 2017 (Article)

Sakis Ioannidis, “Nimata you sindeoun ton 19o aiona me to simera”, in Kathimerini, 10 May 2017 (Article - in Greek)

Yiannis Zouboulakis, “Eikastikes Askiseis Isorropias” in BHMA, 19 November 2017 (Article - in Greek)

‘Art Thessaloniki’, Special Projects, Thessaloniki, Greece (Catalogue)

Eva Kekou, “I Jean Wainwright milaei gia tis Chironomies Antistasis”, in Art22.gr, 8 October 2017 (Article - in Greek)

Thomas Büsch, “The Assassination of Guy Debord”, in Inenart, 10 May 2017 (Article)

 

2016

Maria Nicolacopoulou, “Metamorphosis”, in Frieze, 5 July 2016 (Review) 

Anastasia Voutsina, “Eksi ekthesis gia to Athinaiko kalokairi”, in Athens Voice, 11 August 2016 (Article - in Greek)

‘PIGS’, ARTIUM Museum of Contemporary Art of the Basque Country, Vitoria, Spain (Catalogue)

Ioanna Gomouza, “I Ellada mou thimizei sychna ena skili pou trechi giro apo tin oura tou”, in In2Life.gr, 12 September 2016 (Interview - in Greek)

Mathilde Urfalino, “Le moment Grec au prisme de l’art”, in Les Inrocks, 24 September 2016 (Review- in French)

Maria Ksypolopoulou, “O rolos tou kallitechni einai simera pio politicos apo pote”, in Art22.gr, 23 September 2016 (Interview - in Greek)

‘Devalue, Value, Surplus Value: Between Work and Art’, ISET Contemporary Greek Art Institute, Athens, Greece (Catalogue)

Noemi Mendes, “PIGS: Si los cerdos hablasen”, in ABC, 17 March 2016 (Review - in Spanish)

Marilena Astrapellou, “Poso kostizi i techni?” in BHMagazino, Issue 809, 17 April 2016, (Article - in Greek)

Eli Anapur. “Group exhibition ‘Good Night And Good Luck’ is open at A Plus A Gallery”, in Widewalls, 20 September 2016 (Article) 

Santiago Zabala, “Art for the Troika”, in Public Seminar, 27 April 2016 (Review)

Meropi Moiseos, “Ikastiki nEUROsi”, in Politis tis Kyriakis, ‘Parathyro’, 6 November 2016 (Review - in Greek)

“Epiloges tis evdomadas”, in Kathimerini, 10 September 2016 (Article - in Greek)

‘De Regreso a la Isla’, Fundació Palma Espai d'Art, Casal Solleric, Palma de Mallorca, Spain (Catalogue)

“Remains of a summer bliss”, in COZYHOME, Issue 23, Autumn 2016 (Article - in Greek)

‘Good Night, And Good Luck’, A Plus A Gallery, Venice, Italy (Catalogue)

Marilena Astrapellou, “Ta apominaria mias eftichias”, in BHMagazino, Issue 832, 25 September 2016 (Article - in Greek)

Eleni Zymaraki Tzortzi, “Interview with Bill Balaskas”, in Ex_Posure, 4 October 2016 (Interview)

Ioanna Gomouza, “Vrechi ekthesis ton Septemvrio”, in In2Life.gr, 23 September 2016 (Article - in Greek)

Emmanuel Saulnier (ed.), Greek Moment / Moment Grec, Paris: Editions du Regard (Book)

 

2015 

Sergio C. Fanjul, “El punk no ha muerto”, in El País, 27 March 2015 (Review - in Spanish)

Siska Lyssens, “Politics, popularity and painting: Katerina Gregos provides us with some new perspectives at Art Brussels”, in Wallpaper, 27 April 2015 (Article)

Sheridan Stewart, “A preview of the 10th Mildura Biennale - Jonathan Kimberley, Bill Balaskas and Junichiro Iwase”, on ABC Radio, 3 August 2015 (Interview)

Matylda Krzykowski, Display, Maastricht: Charles Nypels Lab / Jan van Eyck Academie (Book)

Michael DiFabrizio, “Biennale unites artists around world”, in Sunraysia Daily, 10 August 2015 (Article)

Gregorio Roldán, “PUNK in La aventura del saber”, on TVE - Spanish National Television, 15 September 2015 (Review) 

Federica Lonati, “Punk never dies. Una mostra al CA2M”, in Artribune, 7 June 2015 (Review - in Italian)

Lorenzo Taiuti, “Rassegna di videoarte itinerante Videozoom: Grecia”, in D’ARS Magazine, 27 September 2015 (Article - in Italian)

‘1st Biennial of the South’, Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela (Catalogue)

Alexia Amvrazi, “Outshining the spectacle”, in My Greek Review, 22 March 2015 (Interview)

Estefanía Vasconcellos, “El punk no se acaba nunca”, in El Mundo, 7 April 2015 (Article - in Spanish)

‘PUNK: Its Traces in Contemporary Art’, CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Spain (Catalogue)

‘10th Mildura Biennale’, Mildura Arts Centre/Rio Vista, Mildura, Australia (Catalogue)

Luis Cornago, “El punk y sus rastros”, in Letras Libres, 19 August 2015 (Review - in Spanish)

 

2014

Paul Carey-Kent, “The Small Infinite”, in Frieze, Issue 166, October 2014 (Review)

Lunettes Rouges, “Ruines et catastrophes au 104”, in Le Monde, 1 October 2014 (Review - in French) 

Despina Zefkili, “Afresh”, in Frieze, Issue 163, May 2014 (Review)

Evrim Altuğ, “80 galeride devr-i âlem”, in Cumhuriyet, 26 September 2014 (Article - in Turkish)

Janssen Adriaans, “The Value of Nothing”, in Domus, 22 September 2014 (Article)

Katerina Zacharopoulou, “I Epochi ton Ikonon - No Country for Young Men”, on ERT - Greek National Television, 17 September 2014 (Review - in Greek)

Jan Van Hove, “Een volk op de dool”, in De Standaard, 30 March 2014 (Review - in Dutch)

‘No Country for Young Men: Contemporary Greek Art in Times of Crisis’, BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium (Catalogue)

Maria Pappa, “Transmediale”, in LIFO, 30 January 2014, pp. 26-27 (Interview - in Greek)

‘The Value of Nothing’, TENT, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Catalogue)

‘Show Me The Money: The Image of Finance From 1700 to the Present’, eds Paul Crosthwaite, Peter Knight and Nicky Marsh, Manchester: Manchester University Press (Book)

Despina Zefkili, “Why ‘Afresh’ is not simply another exhibition of Greek young artists”, in Athinorama, 9 January 2014 (Review - in Greek)

‘Videozoom Greece: On Πause!’, Museo di Roma in Trastevere, Rome, Italy (Catalogue)

‘Art Cologne’, Film Cologne, with Kalfayan Galleries, Cologne, Germany (Catalogue)

‘Art Basel Hong Kong’, Film Sector, with Kalfayan Galleries, Hong Kong (Catalogue)

 

2013

Pac Pobric, “Art Basel’s best artist videos” in The Art Newspaper, 6 December 2013, p.19 (Review)

“New Positions of Art Cologne 2013”, on Eiskellerberg TV, 21 April 2013 (Interview)

Ginevra Bria, “Quarta Biennale di Salonicco. Everywhere intersections”, in Artribune, 27 September 2013 (Article - in Italian)

Coline Milliard, “Greek Student Unfurls 23-meter Banner on RCA Façade to Protest Against Finance’s Dominance” in BLOUIN ARTINFO, 15 January 2013 (Article)

‘Afresh: A New Generation of Greek Artists’, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece (Catalogue)

Vivi Vourtsa, “Bill Balaskas: Art Sans Frontieres” in 2board, Issue 21, pp. 88-89 (Interview)

‘4th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art’, Thessaloniki, Greece (Catalogue)

‘Art Basel Miami Beach’, Film Sector, with Kalfayan Gelleries, Miami Beach, USA (Catalogue)

“Vingt-deux jeunes artistes sélectionnés pour Art Cologne” in Le Quotidien de l’ Art, Issue 345, 25 March 2013, p. 3 (Article - in French)

George Efremidis, “Bill Balaskas: Critical Mass” in REVma -/+, 19 September 2013 (Review - in Greek) 

‘Disruption’, Royal College of Art Research Biennial, Gulbenkian Galleries, London, UK (Catalogue)

‘Art Cologne’, with Kalfayan Galleries, Cologne, Germany (Catalogue)

Marilena Astrapellou, “Greek personalities of 2013” in BHMagazino, Issue 688, 22 December 2013, pp. 24-41 (Article - in Greek)

‘Art Brussels’, The Cinema Sector, with Kalfayan Galleries, Brussels, Belgium (Catalogue)

Nancy Aggelopoulou, “Bill Balaskas at ReMap 4”, on Athens 9.84 Radio, 11 September 2013 (Interview - in Greek)

‘India Art Fair’, Film Sector, with Kalfayan Galleries, New Delhi, India (Catalogue)

“I taksi tou 2013” in Ependytis, ‘Passe Par Tout’, Issue 39, 11 January 2013 (Article - in Greek)

 

2012 

Elena Dolcini, “Bill Balaskas: Nuove Strategie Situazioniste” in ESPOARTE, Issue 77, pp. 54-55 (Article - in Italian)

Yiorgos Karouzakis, “Playing with Symbols” in LIFO, Issue 314, 1 November 2012, p. 55 (Article - in Greek)

Katia Papadopoulou, “Future Makers: Bill Balaskas” in Ependytis, ‘Passe Par Tout’, Issue 26, 12 October 2012 (Interview - in Greek)

Alexia Amvrazi, “Bill Balaskas and the Parthenon”, on Athens International Radio, 12 October 2012 (Interview)

Kaja Kraner, “Svetovni dogodek mladih” in Vecer, 24 July 2012 (Article - in Slovenian)

‘Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival’, The Main Guard, Berwick Upon Tweed, UK (Catalogue)

Petra Skok, “Bill Balaskas in Maribor 2012, European Capital of Culture”, on RTV - Slovenian National Television, 12 July 2012 (Interview) 

‘Traverse Vidéo: Faut Voir’, Lycée des Arènes, Toulouse, France (Catalogue) 

 

2011 

‘Time and Travel’, Ku’Damm 101 Hotel, Berlin, Germany (Catalogue)

 

2010

‘Mare Street Biennale’, London, UK (Catalogue)

‘Traverse Vidéo: Ça Vaut La Peine’, Musée des Abattoirs, Toulouse, France (Catalogue)

‘SHOW 2010’, Royal College of Art, London, UK (Catalogue)

‘Iraqi Memorial’, Sheppard Gallery, Reno, Nevada, USA (Catalogue)

‘ZOOart’, Fresia Gardens, Cuneo, Italy (Catalogue - in Italian)

 

2009

‘Images Contre Nature’, Marseille, France (Catalogue)

‘Crash Fest’, Thessaloniki, Greece (Catalogue)

 

2008

‘Strange Screen’, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece (Catalogue)

‘Eat Our Shorts’, British Film Institute, London, UK (Catalogue)

‘Crash Fest’, Thessaloniki, Greece (Catalogue)

‘Girona Film Festival’, Girona, Spain (Catalogue)

 

2007

Simone Dompeyre, Reality of Love” in Traverse Vidéo: La Re-Visite, Toulouse, France (Catalogue - in French)

‘Video Militia’, National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia (Catalogue)

‘Crash Fest’, Thessaloniki, Greece (Catalogue)

‘Girona Film Festival’, Girona, Spain (Catalogue)

‘Exposures Film Festival’, Manchester, UK (Catalogue)

 

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Representation

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University

(+) Kingston University, London

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