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Copyright art and photo © 1999 Apostolos Kilessopoulos
Born 1942 in Greece.
Studied architecture in Darmstadt and film making in Athens (1960-1967). Granted scholarship by the Italian Government for opera in Rome (1978) and award by the Fulbright Educational Foundation. U.S.A. (1996).
Teacher, director at the School of Film and Theatre of Thessaloniki (1969-1976) and lecturer at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki ("The adventure of Arts and Thought during the 19th and 20th century" 1997),
Commissioned to paint the two largest murals in Greece, one on the outside of the Amphitheater of the Polytechnic School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and one inside the University's Administration building (1989).
Director and stage designer of W.A. Mozart's opera "The Marriage of Figaro" (State Theatre of Northern Greece, Dimitria Festival 1994).
Illustrator of literary and artistic editions.
Lecturer in Greece. U.S.A. and Holland.
Writer of articles and essays published in literary and artistic periodicals (1987-1998 Entefktirio, Tram. Pratirio Technis etc).
Numerous shows of his work in group exhibitions since 1964 (Polytechnic School Darmstadt 1964, Salon International de Mai, France 1974, Neohellenic Art, Dimitria Festival, Thessaloniki 1977. Experiment verein Stuttgart 1984-85. Contemporary Greek Art, National Gallery. Athens 1988. Paratiritis' Pointers, Thessaloniki 1990, From two dimensions to apace, Macedonian Center of Contemporary Art, Athens 1992. Thessalonian Artists Collection of the Municipal Art Gallery of Thessaloniki. Cultural Month of Nicosia 1995. Essential Bonds, Fulbright Foundation Athens. Thessaloniki 1998).
27 one-man shows since 1970 in Greece, France, Germany, U.S.A., five of them were retrospective (Galerie Mouffe, Paris 1975, Galerie Experiment, Stuttgart 1984, Alexander Iolas Art Gallery of Psychiko, Athens 1986, Pleiades Art Gallery Athens 1982, 1987, Art Gallery of Macedonian Studies Society Thessaloniki 1988. Titanium Gallery Athens 1992. Museum of Architecture Chicago 1996).
Five art books devoted to his work have been published. His work is represented in public and private collections (National Gallery. Museum of Architecture Chicago. Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Telogleio Foundation of Arts Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Art Gallery of Macedonian Studies Society etc.). Member of artistic groups and committees, of the Artistic Chamber of Greece and of the Association of Northern Greece Artists). Numerous presentations of his work by the Mass Media. Many studies and articles on it by experts, professors of Art History, Art Historians: Chrysanthos Christou, Yiorgos Mourelos. Alkis Charalambidis, Emmanuel Mavromatis, Efthymia Georgiadou-Koundoura, Yiannis Papaioannou, Angeliki Sahini, Katia Kilesopoulou, Eleni Vakalo, Beatrice Speliadi, Dora Iliopoulou-Rogan, Maxime Foucault, Berndt Tesch, Martine Hauth, Cheryl Williams etc.