Stefanos Daskalakis , greek painter, CV

photo by: Stavros Andriotis

Biography

Stefanos Daskalakis was born in Piraeus in 1952. From 1970 to 1974 he studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts in the studio of Giorgos Mavroïdes. He continued his studies in Lyon then in Paris (1978-1981). Later as an auditor he attended the studio of Leonardo Cremonini at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-­Arts, Paris. His work appears in the permanent collections of the National Gallery in Athens, the National Bank of Greece and the Bank of Greece, the collection of the Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation, the Teloglion Foundation of Art – Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Kouvoutsakis Art Institute,  the Frissiras Museum, the Sotiris Felios Collection, the Anthony and Asia Hadjioannou Collection, the Thanassis Michailidis Collection as well as numerous private collections in Belgium, France and Greece. In 2014 he was awarded by the Academy of Athens for his lifetime achievement in painting.

He is married to Andrea Schroth and they have a son, Costas. He lives and works in Athens.

Personal Exhibitions

1982
Syllogi Gallery, Athens (text by Yannis Tsarouchis)

1985
Argo Gallery, Athens

1987
Municipal Gallery of Larissa, Greece

1992
Athens Gallery, Athens (texts by Marina Lambraki-Plaka and Gérard
Xuriguera)

1995
Galerie Flak, Paris (text by Frédéric Ferney)

2006/7
Athens Gallery, Athens (text by Marina Lambraki-Plaka)

2013/14
Benaki Museum, People (texts by Elizabeth Plessa, Lakis Papastathis, Panayiotis Tetsis, Alekos Fassianos, Marina Lambraki-Plaka)

Selected group exhibitions

1975
Panhellenic Exhibition, Zappeion Exhibition Hall, Athens

1985
New Greek Painters. Trajectories, Athens Cultural Capital of Europe, Dimitris Pierides Gallery (texts by Dora Iliopoulou-Rogan and Manos Stefanidis)

1988
Paintings for a table, Municipal Gallery of Athens (curated by Manos Stefanidis)

Greek Painting 1968-1988, Musée Royal des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
(organized by The National Gallery-Alexandros Soutzos Museum and the Ministry of Culture, text by Dimitris Papastamos)

1990
Vers Un Nouvel Humanisme : Jeunes Peintres Grecs à Paris (Towards a
New Humanism: Young Greek Painters in Paris), Centre Culturel de
Villejuif, Paris (exhibition organized and curated by Marina Lambraki-Plaka)

1991
Contemporary Greek Painting. Vlassis Frissiras Collection, Pierides
Gallery, Glyfada

The Frissiras Collection, Municipal Gallery of Rhodes, Greece

1992
Europart, Geneva, Switzerland (participated with the Athens Gallery)

The Frissiras Collection, Municipal Gallery and Exhibition Hall of Hydra; Byzantine Museum of Zakinthos, Greece (curated by Takis Mavrotas)

1993
The Frissiras Collection, Neoria, Chania, Crete

1994
The Frissiras Collection, Yeni Mosque and Vellideio Cultural Centre,
Thessaloniki Port Authority, Thessaloniki
1996
Homage to Pericles Pantazis, E. Averoff Gallery, Metsovo, Greece
(exhibition curated by Olga Mentzafou-Polizou)

Homage to Paul Verlaine, French Institute, Piraeus (organized by Gallery 24)

1997
Knokke Casino, Galerie Jan de Maere, Belgium

Ten Greek Figurative Painters from the Kouvoutsakis Art Institute, Municipal Gallery of Thessaloniki (curated by Thaleia Stefanidou in the framework of “Thessaloniki Cultural Capital of Europe 1997”)

Masters and Students – Proposal for α Reading, Astrolavos Gallery, Athens; Metamorfosis Gallery, Thessaloniki (curated by Manos Stefanidis)

Plastic Arts Exhibition, Panhellenic Cultural Movement, Gazi, Athens

2000
Two Thousand Tins, Piraeus Street Lithography Studio, Athens (curated
by Alexis Veroucas, Niki Nikonanou, Nikos Stefanou)

2001
Figurazione Europea, Galleria Forni, Milan (curated by Alessandro Riva)

2002
Anthropography 1, Frissiras Museum, Athens

2003
Pictorial Affinities, Skoufa Gallery, Athens (text by Augustinos Zenakos)

New Iconolatry, Kapopoulos Fine Arts, Athens (curated by Charis
Kambouridis)

2003/4
Olympic Spirit and Contemporary Greek Art, itinerant exhibition,
Macedonian Museum of Modern Art, Thessaloniki; Chania Museum of
Modern Art, Crete, etc. (curated by Peggy Kounenaki)

2004
Anthropography II, Frissiras Museum, Athens (curated by Martha Chalikia)

Reflections from Greece, Absolute Americana Gallery, St. Augustine, Florida (curated by George Stathopoulos)

Agonon Polis (City of Games), Technopolis Municipality of Athens, Gazi (curated by Athena Schina in conjunction with the Athens 2004 Olympic Games)

2005
In Arte Veritas, Ploes XI, Petros and Marika Kydoniefs Foundation,
Andros (curated by Athena Schina)

Sacred and Profane: A Woman’s Eye on Contemporary Greek Painting, Municipal Art Gallery, Chania (text and curation by Charis Kambouridis)

Ode to Motherhood, Byzantine Museum, Athens (curated by Alexis Veroucas)

C.P. Cavafy, Benaki Museum, Athens (organized by Kastaniotis Editions)

2006
Reflections from Greece, The National Arts Club, New York, N.Y.
(curated by Katerina Koskina)

Homage to Penelope Delta, Athens College (curated by Iris Kritikou)

In the Month of Hecatombaeon, Marina Keas Gallery, Kea island (curated by Iris Kritikou)

2007
Aspects of the Figure, Semantics of the Landscape, Greek Painters from
the Collection of Anthony and Asia Hadjioannou, Municipal Art Gallery,
Chania (curated by Iris Kritikou)

Greek Art Today- Twelve Contemporary Artists, Belgravia Gallery, London (curated by George Stathopoulos)

Birthplace, Alpha Trust, New Benaki Museum (curated by Iris Kritikou)

“Always watching, always wakeful, the eyes of my soul…”, Sketching Dionysios Solomos, Moschandreou Gallery, Missolonghi (curated by Iris Kritikou)

2007/8
Visual Arts in Greece 2007, Ministry of Culture, State Museum of
Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (curated by Charis Kambouridis)

2008
Athens Printmaking. The Story of a Workshop, Municipal Art Gallery of
Athens (curated by Nelly Kiriazi)

Greek Art Today 2008. Eight Contemporary Artists, Belgravia Gallery, London (curated by George Stathopoulos)

Experiencing Greece: travels through an enchanted landscape, Hellenic House, Ministry of Tourism, Greek National Tourism Organization, Beijing (curated by Iris Kritikou)

Aegina and the Painters, Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Athens – Melina Mercouri Foundation (curated by Iris Kritikou)

2009
Greek Color. Sixteen Contemporary Artists, Greek Ministry of Tourism,
Sotheby’s, London (curated by Mariza Kalogeropoulou-Fassianos, texts
by Costa-Gavras and Helene Ahrweiler)

Ambassadors of Contemporary Greek Art, Three Generations of Painters, Exhibition at the Hellenic Museum, Greek National Tourism Organization, Melbourne, Australia

The Perspective of Time: Pictorial Histories – Paintings from the Sotiris Felios Collection, New Benaki Museum, Athens (curated by Irene Orati)

It Happened in Athens, Cultural Organization of the City of Athens and ‘Mikri Arktos’ Publishers (curated by Iris Kritikou)

2010
Deconstructing the Canvas, Conceiving the Image, Greek Painters from
the Collection of Anthony and Asia Hadjioannou, Municipal Cultural
Centre of Thessaloniki (curated by Iris Kritikou)

Contemporary Greek Painting- From the Sotiris Felios Collection, Sismanoglio Megaro, Istanbul, Turkey (texts by Marina Lambraki-Plaka, Ayşegül Sönmez, Giorgos Veltsos, Vassilis Vassilikos, Dr. Angeliki Kottaridi, Apostolos S. Georgiadis, Theodoros Pangalos)

Human Measures, Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Athens – Melina Mercouri Foundation (curated by Iris Kritikou)

2011
Bodies – Places. Contemporary Greek Painting from the Collection of
Anthony and Asia Hadjioannou, Hellenic Foundation for Culture, Berlin (curated
by Iris Kritikou)

Ptolemaida Spring 2011 – “Figurative Painting”, Palaeontological and Historical Museum of Ptolemaida (curated by Tatiana Spinari)

2012
Reality and Fantasy. Works from the Sotiris Felios Collection, Giorgio
De Chirico Art Space, Volos, Greece (curated by Irene Orati)

Ellenico Plurale – Paintings from the Sotiris Felios Collection, “The other Arcadia” Foundation, Complesso del Vittoriano, Rome (curated by Giuliano Serafini)

Face to Face – A Collector and the Artists, Frissiras Museum, Athens
(curated by Vlassis Frissiras and Christina Sotiropoulou)

Winery, Lemos Center, Athens (curated by Iris Kritikou)

The Resistance of Images: Alexis Veroucas, Stefanos Daskalakis, Irini Iliopoulou, Emmanouil Bitsakis, Alma Contemporary Art Gallery, Trikala (curated by Yiannis Bolis)

Stefanos Daskalakis, Irini Iliopoulou, George Hadoulis, gallery art s.a.,
Vourkari, Kea island

2013
Year of Cavafy “this little pencil portrait”, European Cultural Centre of
Delphi (text by Helene Ahrweiler)

Somatographies, Contemporary Greek Painting from the Sotiris Felios Collection, “The other Arcadia” Foundation, National Gallery and Alexandros Soutzos Museum/Nafplion Annex (text by Marina Lambraki-Plaka, curated by Lambrini Karakourti-Orphanopoulou)

The ‘80s Generation. Contemporary Greek Painting from the Sotiris Felios Collection, “The other Arcadia” Foundation, National Gallery and Alexandros Soutzos Museum/Sparta Annex-Coumantaros Art Gallery (text by Marina Lambraki-Plaka, curated by Dr. Georgia Kakourou-Chroni)

Incidents IV. Contemporary Greek Painting from the Collection of Anthony and Asia Hadjioannou, Syros – Culture 2013, Cyclades Gallery (text by Lakis Papastathis, curated by Iris Kritikou)

The Sotiris Felios Collection at RE-culture 2, “Art in Progress,” Skagiopouleio Foundation, Agora Argyri, Former Municipal Baths, Patras

C.P. Cavafy “Pictured.” 40 Contemporary Greek Creators, B & M Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music (curated by Takis Mavrotas)

Pictorial References to Memory and Time, The Sotiris Felios Collection, “The other Arcadia” Foundation, Athens (curated by Alexandra Koroxenidis)

2014
The Sotiris Felios Collection at RE-culture 3/ Risk, International Art
Exhibition, Patras (curated by Kleomenis Kostopoulos)

The Academy of Athens Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement

2015
Biographical entry in Who’s Who Art International.

Colors of Greece, Kimisis Church/The Muses, Southampton, New York

2016
STOart Korai Square, Athens
Anthropographies: works from the Sotiris Felios Collection, “The other Arcadia” Foundation, Municipal Art Gallery of Agrinio

The Case of Kapodistrias, National Historical Museum, Athens, (texts by Ioannis K. Mazarakis-Ainian and Iris Kritikou, curated by Iris Kritikou)

Daskalakis-Madenis-Rorris, Municipal Gallery of Patras (curated by Nikos Kalatzis)

Vogiatzoglou Collection, Praxi 3, Painting 1945-1955, Vogiatzoglou Gallery, Nea Ionia, Athens

Kapsioti Gallery, group exhibition, Piraeus

The Greek Students of Leonardo Cremonini: Alexis Veroucas, Stefanos Daskalakis, Irini Iliopoulou, Kelly Mendrinou, Constantinos Daoulas, George Rorris, Edouard Sacaillan, Anna-Maria Tsakali, Maria Filopoulou, Evita Frantzola, Vicky Hatzilakou, Italian Cultural Institute of Athens (curated by Eurydice Trichon-Milsani)

2017
«Έρως – Ήρως» [Eros – Hero], Heraklion Museum of Visual Arts, Crete;
Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre, Athens (curated by Iris Krticou)

Aspects of Reality: Daskalakis, Madenis, Rorris, Municipal Art Gallery of Kalamata “A. Tassos” (curated by Nikos Kalatzis)

George Seferis – When the light dances, I speak justly: George Seferis and his poetry through painting and photography, B & M Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music (curated by Takis Mavrotas)

In My Youth, 30-year anniversary of the founding of Alpha Trust, The Gennadius Library in collaboration with the George Zongonopoulos Foundation, Ioannis Makryiannis Hall, (curated Iris Kritikou)

Vogiatzoglou Collection – Selected Works, Municipal Gallery of Agrinio, (curated by Christos Garoufalis, Director of the Municipal Art Gallery of Agrinio)

2018
Excavating Athens: 32 Painters Paint Athens, ena
contemporary/Kaplanon Galleries (curated by Nikos Vatopoulos)

Acquisitions, group exhibition, Municipal Gallery of Larissa

60 Artists donate works for Médecins Sans Frontières, Argo Gallery
Paint Me A Person: Selected Works from the Collection of Alexis Veroucas, Historical Archive Museum of Hydra

Scent of a Woman in Greek Painting, B & M Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music, (curated by Lambrini Karakouri-Ormanopoulou)

Three Collectors – Three Eras: George Vogiatzoglou (1930-1950), Sotiris Felios (1950-1970), Christos Christophis (1970-1980): Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Vogiatzoglou Gallery (curated by Manos Stefanidis)

2019
Eight Artists for a Woman, Skoufa Gallery

“When the light dances, I speak justly”: George Seferis and his poetry through painting and photography, Teloglion Foundation of Art – Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (curated by Takis Mavrotas)

The Collector’s Eye: The Sotiris Felios Collection, “The other Arcadia” Foundation, Heraklion Municipal Αrt Gallery, St. Mark’s Basilica, Crete (curated by Louisa Karapidakis)

Affinities: works from the Sotiris Felios Collection, group exhibition, “The other Arcadia” Foundation, Athens

ΕΟΡΤΙΝΑ, group exhibition, Kapsioti Gallery, Piraeus

Twelve Painters Recount, group exhibition, Nitra Gallery, Thessaloniki

2020
20 Years Frissiras Museum: “Nostalgia” Paintings from the 1980s, group exhibition, Frissiras Museum

“Athens and Athens again,” Christmas 2020 group exhibition, Skoufa Gallery, Athens