Zafos Xagoraris

Zafos Xagoraris is a Greek artist who was born in 1963. Zafos Xagoraris has had several gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the Benaki Museum and at the Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu in Torun. There have been Several articles about Zafos Xagoraris, including ‘Visible And Invisible Landscapes. Five International Artists For The Contemporary Art Museum In Palermo’ written by Gabriella Bologna for artnowMAG in 2011. Athens School of Fine Arts and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His Ph.D. from the department of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens was about the construction of miracles by Hero of Alexandria. 

He has presented various personal exhibitions and his work is consisted by drawings, obstructing devices of visual or other signals and public installations of sound amplification mechanisms (for example at the deserted villages of Cyprus, 2003-5). He has participated in exhibitions such as: Sotto quale Cielo?, Museo Riso, Palermo, 2011, ETICO_F, Termini Imerese, 2010, Manifesta 7, 2008, 1st Bienal Fin del Mundo, 2007, 1st Thessaloniki Biennale, 2007 and the 27th Sao Paulo Bienal, 2006.He was one of the curators of the Greek Pavilion of the Venice Biennale of architecture (2004) and the 2nd Athens Biennial (2009).

He is currently teaching at the Athens School of Fine Arts and has also taught at the University of Patras and Sassari. He was a visiting scholar at the Columbia University, NY, (2004) and invited to present his work at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, DAnnunzio University, Pescara, IUAV, Venice, Academy of Fine Arts, Palermo, School of Visual Arts, NY and others. Books about his work have been published by Patakis Publishers, The Arrow and the Eye, Athens, 2002 and Amps, Athens, 2005, from the Athens National Museum of Contemporary Art, Three Bells, 2003 and from the Postmedia Books, Silencers and Amplifiers, Milan, 2009.

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