Athanasios Argianas

Clay Pressings #8 Index (rope, thick), 2016, plaster and direct cast, 29 x 25,7 cm

Clay Pressings #7 (essex oyster), 2016, plaster, direct cast, 32 x 24 cm

Clay Pressing 1 (swimmer’s arms are oars, your arms are oars, your palms are oval), 2018, copper, 75 x 55 cm



Ideal Types – Chapter 2 (group show), curated by Alfredo Cramerotti and Elsa Barbieri, Marignana Arte, Venice

Ideal Types (group show), curated by Alfredo Cramerotti and Elsa Barbieri, HE.RO Gallery, Amsterdam

Athanasios Argianas. Silence Breakers, Silence Shapers (solo show), Aanant & Zoo, Berlin, 2015

Athanasios Argianas A Sequencer** (solo show), Aanant & Zoo, Berlin, 2014

Athanasios Argianas was born in Athens in 1976. Lives and works in London.

Athanasios Argianas è nato ad Atene nel 1976. Vive e lavora a Londra.



Shortlisted for The Deste Prize 2009
Elephant Trust, Artist Production Grant, London 2011
International Artist In Residence, Sammlung Lenikus, Vienna 2014.



Camden Arts Centre, London
Songs (with Andreas Ragnar Kassapis), He.Ro Amsterdam
reading machines moving machines On Stellar Rays, New York
Freshly Broken Surfaces galeriepcp Paris (with Rowena Hughes)
Silence Breakers, Silence Shapers +), Aanant & Zoo, Berlin Swimmer’s Arms Are Oars, On Stellar Rays, New York
A Sequencer**, Aanant & Zoo, Berlin
Silence Breakers Silence Shapers, Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam
A Sequencer*, On Stellar Rays, New York
Laid Long, Spun Thin, Max Wigram Gallery, London
The Length Of A Piece Of String Cut At The Width Of Its Circumference The Breeder, Athens
Of The Length Of Your Arms, Unfolded (performance), The Barbican Art Gallery, The Barbican Centre, London
Art Nova, Art Basel Miami (with Pavel Büchler), FL, USA
The Legth Of A Strand Of Your Hair, Of The Width Of Your Arms, Unfolded EMST, National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens.
Manifesto Of Nondurational Time, La chambre, Galerie Xippas, Paris.
We All Turn This Way, (with Nick Laessing) Serpentine Gallery Pavillion, the Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
Sing Sideways, Sing From The Middle To The Start/End, Galleria Alessandro de March, Milan. Athanasios Argianas Arquebuse, Geneva
Athanasios Argianas & Len Lye, Arcade, London (with Len Lye)
Athanasios Argianas, remap KM, The Breeder, Athens. Mimicking, Falling & Falling, Max wigram Gallery, London.
On Aether, Cell Projects (With Nick Laessing), London Athanasios Argianas, The Breeder, Athens


Ideal Types – Chapter II, Marignana Arte, Venice (cur. Alfredo Cramerotti and Elsa Barbieri)
Ideal-types, He.Ro Amsterdam (cur. Alfredo Cramerotti and Elsa Barbieri)
Antidoron : The collection of EMST at Documenta 14, D14, Fridericianum, Kassel.
Every Line Tells Its Own Story Galerie Nathalie Halgand, Vienna
NP Or The Possibilities Of A Life, Tsami Karatasou 5, cur. Locus Athens, Athens
The Promise Of Total Automation,Kunsthalle Wien, Museumquartier, Vienna (cur. Anne Faucheret)
Line, Lisson Gallery, London. curated by The Drawing Room
Terrapolis, French Archaeological School, Athens -Whitechapel Gallery, London & NEON, Athens. Don’t Shoot The Painter, UBS Collection GAM Milano, Villa Reale. (cur. Francesco Bonomi)
Art Or Sound, Fondazione Prada, Ca Corner Della Regina, Venice (cur. Germano Celant)
Art Of Its Own Making, The Pulitzer Foundation For The Arts, st Louis (cur. Gretchen Wagner)
Der Kubist Marcel Duchamp Mag Nicht Malen Thomas Schulte, Berlin (cur. Michael Muller)
PERFORMA 13 Biennial, New York
conceptual materialism, Der Trost Der Dinge, Aanant & Zoo, Berlin
NEVERMORE, On Stellar Rays, New York
SilentSpaceStandStill, Tzisdaraki Mosque, cur. Locus Athens, Athens.
In The Air Tonight, Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden (cur. Christine Nippe)
The Imminence Of Poetics The 30th Sao Paulo Biennale, Sao Paulo, Brazil. (cur. Luis Perez Oramas)
Coquilles Mecaniques Centre Rhénan d’Art Contemporain CRAC Alsace (cur. Joanna Fiduccia)
‘In The Air Tonight’ Gebr. Lehmann Galerie, Berlin
SonicTime / Sound/Speech/Silence EMST Museum Of Contemporary Art, Athens (cur. Anna Kafetsi)
Happy People Have No Stories Deweer, Otegem
Odd Time Beat, RODEO, Istanbul. (cur. Adnan Yildiz & Sylvia Kouvali)
Art Now Live, Art Now, Tate Britain, London (cur. Katharine Stout & Lizzie Carrey-Thomas)
A Rock And A Hard Place, The 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale, Thessaloniki (cur. Marina Fokidis, Paolo Colombo, Mahita El Bacha Urieta)
Ντερτι Humanism, Faggionato Fine Art, London cur. Nadja Argyropoulou
An Action Event Or Other Thing That Occurs Or Happens Again, One ThoresbyStreet & Bonington Galleries, Nottingham University, Nottingham
TheRiot Act, Mor Charpentier, Paris (cur. Nazli Gurlek)
The Marathon Marathon Project, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, The New Acropolis Museum, Athens (performance)
Recent British Sculpture, Grimm Fine Art, Amsterdam (cat.)
Actors and Agents, The Hub, Athens
Cometa Rossa, Fluxia, Milan
Arrivals-Departures, Europe, Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona
Look! No hands. , Cell Project Space, London (cur. Milika Muritu)
Paint-id Contemporary Painting in Greece, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (cur. Sotirios Bachtsetzis)
Deste Prize, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens
For The Straight Way Is Lost, Heaven, Athens Biennial 2, Athens (cur. Diana Baldon)
In Praise of Shadows, Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam
SCULPTURE SHOW, Eastside Projects, Birmingham (cur. Gavin Wade & Ruth Claxton)
Manifesto Of NonDurational Time, at Manifesto Marathon, Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, London (cur. Hans Ulrich Obrist & Nicola Lees)
L’aprés Moderne, Project Midi, Brussels (cur. Charles Danby)
Fables du Doute, La Galerie – Centre d’art contemporain, Noisy-le-Sec, France (cur. Simone Menegoi)
The Show Will Be Titled After Its End Formcontent, London (curatorial project)
Pale Carnage, Arnolfini, Bristol & Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee (cur. Martin Clark) Supernova, NIMAC The Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Nicosia
In Present Tense / Young Greek Artists, EMST National Museum Of Contemporary Art, Athens (cur. Stamatis Schizakis, Tina Pandi, Dafne Vitali)
Invisible, Max Wigram Gallery, London Not Just, Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam
Personne ne veut mourir, Arquebuse, Geneva
Artsessions, Kunsthalle Wien Project Space, Vienna (screening, cur. Emanuel Layr)
Bloomberg New Contemporaries (Liverpool Biennial 2006), Club Row, Liverpool (touring to Roschelle School, London)
Dialogue II, Enrico Fornello, Prato, Italy
Social Ocean, Temporary Contemporary, London
All Personal, VTO London
Time Pop 2005, Artprojx, Prince Charles Cinema, London
Prague Biennale 1, selected by the Deste Foundation, National Gallery, Prague  (cat.)
Athanasios Argianas, Ian Kiaer, Nick Laessing, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London
New Contemporaries 99, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool / Various Venues London


EMST National Museum Of Contemporary Art, Athens
Collection of Aaron & Barbaba Levine, Washington DC
Michael Haas, Berlin
Heiner Bastien, Berlin
UBS Collection, London / Zurich