Kostis Velonis

  • Athens School of Fine Arts
  • Associate Professor (Art in Context)

Kostis Velonis holds an MRes in Humanities and Cultural Studies from London Consortium (Birkbeck College, ICA, AA, Tate). He studied Arts Plastiques/ Esthétiques at Université Paris 8 (D.E.A). He earned his PhD from the Department of Architecture, N.T.U.A University of Athens.

Velonis taught on the subject of domesticity in relation to the avant garde movements at the School of Architecture of the University of Thessaly (2008-2011). He is currently teaching at the Athens School of Fine Arts, focusing on the modern condition through the comic element in its slapstick and allusive form in visual and performing arts.

Velonis has participated in exhibitions and residencies internationally and in recent years has exhibited at :


2019 «Landlord Colors: On Art, Economy, and Materiality” Cranbrook Art Museum, Michigan , «Life Without Tragedy», Onassis Foundation / Public Theater, Astor Place, NYC, /Governor’s Island  “Pentadaktylos” Leventis Municipal Gallery, Nicosia 2018 The Value of Freedom, Belvedere 21, Vienna, Austria “Paroikia”, Company Gallery, NYC,  “Refusing to Be Stil”, 21, 39, 5th Edition, Jeddah , A Puppet Sun, NEON -City Project, (Solo) Athens, “Precision German Craftsmanship” Akademie Schloss Solitude, (Solo) Stuttgart  2017, documenta 14, Fridericianum, Kassel , “Urgent Conversations”, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp (M HKA), Antwerp – National museum of Contemporary Art  (ΕΜΣΤ), Athens ,“Memory of Revolution”, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki,, (2016)“Part Company” Casa Maauad, Mexico City “This probably will not work”, Lothringer 13-Städtische Kunsthalle München, Μunich; “Super superstudio”, PAC, Milan; “Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915 –2015”, Whitechapel Gallery, London; “Au nom de le Corbusier”, Maison Spiteris, Athens, “Rims and Frontiers” Delphi Archaeological Museum, 2014: “ The Theater of the World”, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; “This is Not My Beautiful House”, Kunsthalle Athena, “No Country for Young Men”, BOZAR, Brussels; “Direct Democracy” , MUMA, Melbourne , “Tout Feu Tout Flamme”, Lefebvre & Fils, Paris.