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CHRISTOS RIGANAS, Sculptor

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Please click on the images to view them in bigger size. Copyright art and photos 2002 Christos Riganas

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

Christos Riganas was born in Kalamata, Greece in 1944. 

In 1963 he entered the Hellenic School of Fine Arts and studied Sculpture until 1968. After graduation, he remained in Athens where he worked on his Art until 1980 when he returned to his hometown. Since then, he has lived and worked in Kalamata. Many of his works can be found in the National Gallery, in the Ministry of Culture as well as in several private collections in both Greece and Abroad.

Among other Exhibitions he also participated in the following:

"Pan Hellenic" (1971, 73, 87) ."For the Preservation of the Acropolis" (1978) . "Open Air" Exhibition. The Permanent Exhibition Center of the Society of Artists (1980, 81, 84). 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Biennale of Sculpture at the Skyronion Museum (1981, 83, 85, 87). "Forms of Contemporary Greek Art" in Bucharest (1983) ."Days of Athens", Moscow (1984) ."Open Air International" organized by the French Institute of Athens (1984) . "Contemporary Greek Sculpture" organized by the Ministry of Culture at the National Garden of Athens (1984) .

"Memories, Re-Creations, Explorations" organized by the Ministry of Culture for the event: Athens Cultural Capital of Europe (1985). Vorres Museum, "For the preservation of the Mexican Frescos" (1985) .

"Three Generations of Greek Sculpture" (1985) ."Five Kalamatian Artists" at the Epoches Gallery in Kifissia (1987) .

"Aeschylia" and "Small scale works" at the Epoches Gallery in Kifissia (1988) ."Summer 1989" at the Pleiades Gallery.

"Fairy Tale: 25 Interpretations of Fine Art" at the Pleiades Gallery (1990). "Contemporary Greek Art", Aggrades Gallery, Tinge, West Germany (1990) ."Art Traders International", Permanent Exhibition Center in Chicago USA (1990) .

"Contemporary Greek Art" at the Chateau de Coppet, Geneva, Switzerland (1990) .

"Contemporary Greek Sculpture", Paris, under the aegis of the Greek Cultural Center of France (1991).

 

 

ONE- MAN SHOWS:

Kalamata, Town Hall, 1982. Epoches Gallery, 1985. Gallery "F", Athens, 1987. Kalamata, Culture Centre, 1990.

Enstasis Gallery, Glyfada, 1990, 91. Filoxenia Hotel, Kalamata, 1992. "Art Athina 2 "94" Pleiades. Pleiades '95.