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Yorgos Sapountzis

He is a visual artist, and a set and costume designer. Born in Athens, he studied at the Technological Educational Institute of Athens and the Athens School of Fine Arts in George Lappas´ class. From 1998 to 2002 he was a set designer and assistant director at Diplous Eros Theater, before moving to Berlin in 2002 to study at the University of the Arts Berlin (under Rebecca Horn). Yorgos Sapountzis received the Villa Romana Prize and a scholarship from Kunstzeitraum München. He teaches at the University of Fine Arts Hamburg (HFBK) as a visiting professor in the time-based media department. His works have been shown in solo exhibitions at the Barbara Gross Galerie in Munich; the Eleni Koroneou Gallery in Athens; Freymond-Guth Fine Arts in Zurich; the Arnolfini Gallery in Bristol; Kunsthaus Glarus; Kunsthalle Lingen, the Ursula Blickle Foundation in Kraichtal-Unteröwisheim, Germany; and Westfälische Kunstverein in Münster, Germany. He has also participated in international group exhibitions from Athens to Hanover to Tel Aviv. In addition, he has been involved in theater projects such as the new production of “Lysistrata“ by Aristophanes in 2016 at the National Theatre of Greece in Athens as a set designer, and he has organized performance projects such as “Trial & Error“ at Kunstraum Innsbruck; “Schalen der Zeit / Is das Jetzt Zeit?“ (“Bowls of Time / Is this now time?“) at the 15th Internationale Schillertage in Mannheim; and the series “After Electricity,“ which could be seen at, among other locations, Art Basel Statements; Micamoca Berlin; the National Theatre of Greece in Athens; and the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens. Yorgos Sapountzis lives and works in Berlin.