BIO

Education | Awards | Solo Shows | Group Exhibitions | Curatorial Projects | Articles/reviews | Talks and Symposium | Public works, Residencies & Art Fairs | Collections |Teaching experience|


CHRISTINA MITRENTSE

EDUCATIONv

2007-08 P.G.C.E. School of Education, University of Greenwich, London

2003-04 MA fine art, Chelsea College of Art & Design, UAL, London

2002-03 P.G Diploma fine art, Chelsea College of Art and Design UAL, London

1995-00 BA Hons (First) School of Fine Art, Aristotle University, Greece

AWARDS

2013 SHhh… Flag Design -Winner ,The Swedenborg Society-Swedenborg House ,Bloomsbury way, London

2012 Kaleid 2012 ,shortlisted European Artist Book exhibition/Fair, The Art Academy, London

2010 Salon Art Prize ‘10, Matt Roberts Arts Foundation, shortlisted by Kate MacGarry Gallery,London

2010 Hackney Wood Award, shortlisted by The Residence gallery, London

2003-04 Fellowship ,A.S. Onassis Foundation,Athens, Greece

2002-03 Fellowship ,Michelli Foundation, Athens, Greece

2000 Hellenic art award, commission by national airport El.Venizelos, Athens

1999 Art Award by National Foundation  I.K.Y. Greece

1997 4th Heineken art (award winner), MMCA, Thessaloniki, Greece

1995 Fellowship by National Foundation I.K.Y. Greece

SOLO  EXHIBITIONS 

2015 RESPOND /REINVENT| RECREATE. First Contemporary Response to the entire collection- The Jewish Museum of Greece, Athens ( catalogue)

2015 Wounded Books & Bibliophiles , BookArtBookshop, Shoreditch London

2013  Metacognitive Artefacts, Nadine Feront Gallery, Brussels, Belgium ( catalogue) 

2013  METALIBRARY, Coastal Currents Art Festival , Hastings Old Town- Jerwood Gallery, UK ( catalogue)

2013  MAKE -METALIBRARY , Women’s Arts Library -MAKE, Special Collections (Goldsmiths Library) Goldsmiths University of London, UK

2013  Welcome To The Multiverse, dalla Rosa Gallery, 121 Clerkenwell Road, London, UK

2013  Celestial Bodies, 2 Person Show, The London Art Fair, dalla Rosa Gallery, London ,UK

2012  MetaLibrary Destruction-Deconstruction, University of Barcelona Library of Philosophy & Art, Curated by InterARTive magazine. Sponsored & Supported by the rector of cultural heritage & AASD

2012  Silent Reading Mode -Add To My Library Vol. II , Lola Nikolaou Gallery

2011  Add To My Library Vol. II, The Hemple, Art Work Space ,London (publication)

2011  Meta-Library Emblem Deconstructed & Destroyed : A Homage To John Latham, public project & Billboard, Trinity- Greenwich, London

2009 Domestic Gods and Mushroom Heroes, Hackney Empire Theater, London

2009 Building My Library , NO:ID gallery, London

2008 The Secret School-the last Church, part of The End of the Earth curated by Foolish People, NDSM–werf, Amsterdam (catalogue)

2006 Under playing with familiar dead things, Meskalito gallery,London

2006 The classroom -Visions ,Kappatos Gallery/ Macedonia Palace / Imperial Hotel Athens, Greece (catalogue)

2005 The Secret School,  bomb shelter Islington, supported by RAT London (catalogue)

GROUP  EXHIBITIONS 

2015

Nouveau , Studio-73 ,London

Art Fair, Lubomirov-Hunges Gallery London

Romancing Abstraction, The Fitzrovia Gallery, Curated by C.Mprojects London

3rd International Bordum Biennial, Turkey

Chinese Open, The year of the Horse, Chinese Car Park, London

Contemporary Female Greek Artists -design for Traditional Female Clothing at Mykonos Museum, Curated by Mina Karagianni ,Greece

Contemporary Female Greek Artists -design forTraditional Female Clothing at Katakouzinos Foundation, Curated by Mina Karagianni ,Athens  Greece

Point of Meeting : East , Latarka Gallery , Curated by Tomasz Piars , Budapest, Hungary 

Activating The Archive-  an exhibition of Artists’ Publishing in the borough of Hackney , Hackney Library Archives |Curated by Banner Repeater 

Art In a Bookshell- a survey of artists working with and inspired by Books UK, Milton Gallery, St-Pauls School London 

2014  

The Gallerist , Galerie Nadine Feront, Brussels, Belgium 

Rematerializing Culture, A.G Leventis Foundation Athens, Curated by Margarita Kataga, Greece  

Metasxismatismos, Giorgos Polyzoidis Gallery Athens, Curated by Artemis Potamianou, Greece 

Argentum Gallery Launch, Holborn exhibition venue London

ROTH, Reflections on Traditionalism & Heritage,  Greece Welcomes You in London, Olympia Exhibition Centre, London

The Mansion London & Argentum Gallery.  Site Specific Installation at London College of Economics, London 

Big Deal, Marvelous Mix Ups,Chelsea Harbour London, curated by Stimulus Ltd, London

A FETE WORSE THAN DEATH  20th anniversary exhibition and fete  Red Gallery & Rivington Street , London

Art Athina -Athens Art Fair Booth H2 LolaNikolaou Gallery 

Chinese The Year of the Horse, Qpark –China Town, Curated by Stimulus Ltd, London

Al Mutanabbi street Starts Here. The Mosaic Rooms, London

2013

The Library of Lost Books, Birmingham Library funded by Arts Council England, Birmingham, UK

4th  International Illustration Symposium , (exhibition ) Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Oxford , UK

Big Deal No 5, the new FRIEZE-100 established artists , Q-park, Cavendish Square , London

The Artist Book Now ,Chelsea Arts, Culture and Heritage Centre Un lieu pour la mise en valeur des arts, de la culture et du patrimoine de Chelsea,Quebec, Canada

Telling Stories #1  The Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery,  Sevenoaks, Kent, UK

Press and Release Exhibition , at Phoenix Brighton Contemporary Art Centre, Brighton, UK

Burning Bright -Artists at New Saatchi Suite ,furniture by Fritzhansen, Curated by Saatchi Gallery, Hyatt Regency Hotel, London

An Inventory of Al- Mutanabbi Street, Reading and artists Books, Iraqi Cultural Centre , London

An Inventory of Al- Mutanabbi Street opening reception of artists Books  Gallery Route One , Point Reyes, California, USA

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here, exhibition of artists books and collectables at the San Francisco Center for the Book,California , Bay Area, USA

An Inventory of Al- Mutanabbi Street , exhibition of artists books and collectables, The Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

An Inventory of Al- Mutanabbi Street ,exhibition of artists books and collectables, The Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Santa Fe, New Mexico ,U.S.A

An Inventory of Al- Mutanabbi Street , exhibition of artists books and collectables, The John Rylands Library, Manchester, U.K

An Inventory of Al- Mutanabbi Street , exhibition of artists books and collectables, Center for Book Arts, New York City, in collaboration with Poets House, New York City, USA

An Inventory of Al- Mutanabbi Street , exhibition of artists books and collectables, Literary & Philosphical Society Library, Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K

An Inventory of Al- Mutanabbi Street , exhibition of artists books and collectables, Newark Public Library, Newark, New Jersey, N.Y, USA

An Inventory of Al- Mutanabbi Street , exhibition of artists books and collectables, Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington , USA

2012

You Got New Drawings ? Exhibition of contemporary european artists on contemporary drawing, Is Not Gallery, Nicosia , Cyprus 

Cube Gallery Annual Show, Cube Gallery, Patrai, Greece

‘Somnambulant Eve’ at The Wrong Door Gallery, Broadway Market, London

ATML publication at 8th Moscow International Artist’s Book Fair ,Central House of Artists, Moscow

Published & Be Damped at Nordic Models INDEX, the Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation,

Bibliographic Data Flow at What is an art book ?vol.II, available at Tate Modern, The Mews project space London

International Festival Of Illustrated Books, La Central del Raval Bookshop Barcelona ,Spain

Micro -International festival of Independent Publishing, Milan, Italy

Manchester Artist Book Fair, The Holden Gallery Manchester School of Art, UK

The Library of Lost Books, Birmingham Library -Touring exhibition, UK

Publish & Be Damned publications at London Art Book fair, Whitechapel Gallery London

Interiors, Launch 24 Design -Unit 24 Gallery, London

KALEID 2012 ,European Artists Book exhibition/ fair,  The Art Academy London, supported by the British National Art Library, London

Auction /exhibition at Royal Academy of Arts London, organised by Pallant House Gallery & Studio Upstairs

Botany & Botulism: London Legacy Zen Garden, The Residence Gallery, London

Hackney Wicked Festival Retrospex 2012, Elevator Gallery, London
Cross Section /01 , Dalla Rosa Gallery , London
Microcosm ,Departure Foundation, Leeds & London

Woman Artists & IT, exhibition & Conference, curated by museologist M.Karagianni Crete Hotel, Greece

Add To My Library, Vol.II – Read Me, Mitte Gallery & Modzo, Barcelona, Spain

Home Office of The Fiction Empire, The Residence Gallery, London

An Inventory Of Al-Mutanabbi Street, International Touring exhibition of Artists’ Books in UK & USA , Westminster Reference Library, London

Public Billboard displayed at Box Park, Shoredicth, curated by Art Against Knifes Gallery, London

The Artist’s Eye Competition/Exhibition – ‘Mapping the Change’, Hackney Museum London. Major project recording the changes as a result of the Olympic Games.

2011

Peckham Space Open, Peckham Space, London

Symbiosis-XV Biennale de la Mediterranee & EU, curated by Thouli Misirloglou, Hotel Ariston Thessaloniki  /Rome.

Mapping the Surface, Central Booking, NY, Brooklyn, USA.

International Art Book  Prize-Biennial , Bank Street Arts, Shefield, UK.

The Emblem of my work, Shandy Hall Gallery, York, supported by Tate, UK.

East Pop Red, East London arts in the 21st Century, Red Gallery, London

East Pop West ,Festival Bringing East London’s Best to the West, Goldhawk Industrial Estate, curated by Red Gallery,London

Big Deal -100 woman, Wall to Wall,curated by Stimulus Ltd, London

The Print Papers- East end Printers, Smokehouse gallery, Hackney wick,, London

The  Mol’s collection , Emblem Mural , Mol’s place, London

Alex in Wonderland-part I, curated by ArtAZ, Cube Gallery Patrai, Greece

Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

Mile End Art Pavillion, curated by ALISN, London

Meditation on E-books,curated by Mina Karagiani, Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre, Athens

Hackney Wicked Art Festival, Public Wall Mural, Hackney Wick, London

Wild Book Market- Het Wilden Weden, Art Fair Rotterdam, Holland

Demo #2, (MetaBook Vol.I project)  ,Dynamo Project Space, Thessaloniki Greece.

Printnomenon II, Bardens Boudouir, London

Social Cinema- (The Secret School film) The Residence Gallery, London

2010

International Book Fair, Public project (Peace Flag and Book Sculptures), commissioned by Town Hall in association with five Museums ,Thessaloniki, Greece

Art AZ, Art Athena-Art fair, Greece (catalogue)

Printnomenon I, Oblong Gallery, London

400 Women, artists including Tracey Emin, Maggi Hambling responding to the murders of women in Mexico, curated by Ellen Mara De Wachet.Shoreditch Town Hall, London

Shame, The Residence Gallery, London

Holy Art, Lola Nikolaou Gallery, Greece

Copy- Paste,Container,Thessaloniki-Greece

Overlay street Gallery, Public artwork on Hackney Billboards, commissioned by CIDA, London

Liverpool Biennial, The Lauries Center, Liverpool UK

Prop, curated by Louise Aschroft, Departure Foundation, London

Anarchitecture, Hive -La Ruche, London

Scenes in the City, Stephen Lawrence Centre,London

Hackney Wood ART Prize, The Residence gallery, London

Matt Roberts Art Prize, Matt Roberts Arts,London

Summer Exhibition, Vitrine Gallery, Bermondsey,London

BHVU Open , BHVU Gallery, London

Print Salon, The Mews,London

Going Postal, ICA, London

Hang them High, Rag factory Bricklane , London

Happiness Machines, RiseBerlin, Berlin

2man show, Lola Nikolaou Gallery and kalos&Klio Showroom, Thessaloniki,Greece

2009

Guest Projects art Market, Yinka Shonibare space, London

GOING POSTAL, ICA, Institute of Contemporary Art, curated by Chelsea College of Art and Design, London

In/Flux, Hackney Transients Art Project,80 kingsland rd,London

Brench/Absorb, OBLONG Gallery, London

Tower-Tower, Nikos  Alexiou collection, Mpazeos Tower Naxos Greece (catalogue)

The museum of the People, (The Secret School) Utrophia gallery, London

The Disciples of Lucas Cranach,Utrophia gallery,London,catalogue

The Apartment  Athens,  Art Brussels 09,Brussels catalogue

Hackney Transients Art Project, at Hackney Wicked Festival, London

Film Screening curated by Another Roadside Attraction gallery,London

Impromptu, Schwartz gallery, London, catalogue

Video screening,The Secret School, curated by Projection gallery, London

2008

Salon, Islington Art Factory, London

Time, Stephen Lawrence gallery,London

The Marmite Prize for Painting, Studio 1.1 ,London

Fishmarket  Art Fair, Fishmarket gallery, Northampton, UK

Meat alternative art Market, BLANK, Brighton, UK

Homeless gallery, Shoreditch Town Hall, London

ABC Tree gives,ABC Tree house , Amsterdam

The End Of the Earth, The Secret School-last church, curated by John Harrigan NDSM-werf,Amsterdam

Olympolis, A Contemporary International Art Festival,Castel,Greece

Decima Multiples, Decima gallery,Hackney wick, London

Connected, Spilioti Projects,Bacaro,Athens,Greece

International Artists from Onassis Foundation collection,Athens Greece

Artist Book Library, Geek Festival-Biennale, Dorset,UK

Decima Art fair, Decima gallery, London

2007

The New Lexikon, The Apartment,Athens,Greece

Run Rabbit Run, gallery Primo Allonso,London

Salon Local, Space gallery ,London

Summer Show, Art Pavilion Mile End, London

Film Screening curated by Another roadside attraction,Griffin, London

Addressed to the hat 10artist/curators ,Mezkalito gallery,London

Summer exhibition 2007, Royal academy of arts,London

Octopad Arts, Octopad  gallery, London

What is domestic, One.c gallery, Devon,UK

2006

The Marmite Prize, Residence gallery, London

For John Peel, No -more- grey gallery,London

The Flat Pack , co-curator with RAT,(reception art team) ,London

An outing, Greek art since 60’s, Leonidas Beltsios Collection, Greece

Notions of drawing, Peckam studios/gallery,(co-curator),London

Draw Drawing 2, London Biennial, The Foundry, London

The  Attender, La viande gallery, London (Catalogue)

The collection -Nikos Alexiou ,International festival Sarajevo,Yugoslavia

Who cares about Greek art? Zoi’s space, Athens Greece (Catalogue)

2005

Rooms to Let, Codra Action Field, Thessaloniki Greece.(Catalogue)

IDEA you are the curator you are the decorator- Tudor Rd Gallery, London

Arts unwrapped, temporary contemporary studios, London

2004

Draw-Drawing, gallery 32, London Biennale, London

Greek artists, Cinema museum Thessaloniki, Greece

Final show MA fine-art, Chelsea College Of Art and Design UAL

2003

Contemporary Greek Artists,  organised by National Museum of Photography/Greece, Griechische Kultustiftung,Berlin

Pg dip. FA, Chelsea College of Art and Design, UAL

2002

Hellenic Arts Award, Public project exhibited at national airport El.Venizelos, Athens Greece

Recycle art, Gas workspace, curated by Ozon mag ,Athens

2001

Bi reality, Artforum Vilka Gallery, Thessaloniki

Balkan festival , Platamonas Castle, Greece

2000

Trash Art, Gas -workshops, Athens

1999

7 young artists, I.Fokas studio, Art Forum Gallery, Thessaloniki

The other Crown, Mylos, Thessaloniki, curated by H. Savvopoulos

1998

PICTOR European project, Guete Institute, curated by Teta makri Pr. Aristotle Uni. Thessaloniki, Greece. (Catalogue)

Days of creativity ,Melina Merkuri Foundation, Athens

5th Heineken art, MMCA Thessaloniki, Greece

1997

15+15 yound artists Thessaloniki–Düsseldorf, curated by Jannis Kounellis, Thessaloniki Port,supported by Cultural Cupital of Europe, Greece(Catalogue)

4th Heineken art, MMCA, Thessaloniki, Greece

CURATORIAL 

2011 Linear B, A memorial project responding to the works in the collection of artist Nikos Alexiou , The Stephen Lawrence gallery, University of Greenwich,London

2010 Salon Vogue, Royal Dalston Hotel, Vogue Fabrics ,London

2009 Celestial Contrakt, Shcwartz Gallery, Selected Top 5 London show by Time out London

2006 The Flat Pack,international group show in a private space,Depford London

2006 The Attender, La viande gallery, Shoreditch, London

2006 Who Cares About Greek Art? Zoi’s independent space, Athens, Greece

2006 Trigger , (curatorial assistant – Kelly O’Reilly), Stephen Lawrence gallery,London

2005 The Secret school, Islington bomb shelter,London

SELECTED ARTICLES /REVIEWS 

2012

Macedonia Paper (Greek) Interview/ Article -’A Global Library’ by K.Marinos, 11 September

Attiki Press. gr, (Greek )Interview /Article -’The Book as constructional material’, 28 September

A RUSH OF CULTURE | printed Issue Metamorphosis , Summer issue

InterARTive #42 ARTICLE/ INTERVIEW ,Reading Between the Lines -METALIBRARY vol.III

N |N magazine, feature Add To My Library Vol.III International Book Art Initiative, May issue

University of Wisconsin -Madison’s , featuring ‘Idiosyncratic Institutions’, May issue

Modern Togas Article /Interview, International Book Art Project , April issue

2011

Art Licks, November , feature curated exhibition Linear B

Modern Togas,November feature/ interview, curated international exhibition Linear B

Art Licks, September Feature project, Emblem Deconstructed & Destroyed: A Homage to John Latham,

FAD magazine, September feature Emblem Deconstructed and Destroyed : A Homage to John Latham, part of Deptford X festival, SLAM, London

Art Licks,August features solo project Add To My Library Vo.II,

Interartive Magazine a platform of contemporary art & thought, solo project Add To My Library Vo.II, interview by C. Grammatikopoulou Summer Issue

Rat Commander Productions- Short Firm on solo project Add To My Library Vo.II, London

AN magazine, Bibliographic Data Flow of international Contributors from the Art world

FAD magazine, Interview Christina Mitrentse answers Fad questions August

FAD magazine, Featured solo exhibition Add To My Library Vo.II, August

Book Arts Newsletter, No. 67 Cover page FLAG XI /PEACE , feature ADD TO MY LIBRARY VOL.II

download at: http://www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/banlists.htm Artists Books Centre for Fine Print Research UWE Bristol,UK

Interartive magazine -Art & Worship, features project ‘ Pythias’ Oracle’, July issue

Interartive magazine a platform of contemporary art & thought -Art & Crisis, feature of Flag/Emblems Print series ,Spring Issue

Velvet mornings- cultural magazine collectable issue. Interview about personal art & curatorial practices as part of London art scene, 12th February Athens

2010

Art Licks, December features Union Jack project & exhibition

Tetraktys, Salon Vogue, International online, December 12

InteRartive magazine- a platform for contemporary art & thought, features ADD TO MY LIBRARY VOL.I

Interartive magazine, solo show feature/Interview, 01 August ,Europe

AKSIA ,Greek newspaper-Interview by Filio Ragou, 28 April,Athens

TA NEA Greek newspaper- Interview about solo show/practice by Lena Evaggelou,Athens 29th May 10

MAKEDONIA / Adore magazine, Interview, Thessaloniki 02 May

Ana-mpa, Omogeneia, Interview- new works article,Athens, 03 May

Close Up magazine, Interview/feature new works ,Thessaloniki 15 May

2009

Time out London, Celestial Contrakt –selected 5 top London shows,November

AN magazine, Celestial Contrakt ,artist talking, November

Periexomena.gr Feature article , November

Spoonfed.co.uk Curation Selestial Contrakt,November

Hackney Gazzete , In/flux profile feature ,London, September

TVXS.gr Brussels art fair -The apartment gallery review, April

Time Out,London, Impromptu show, March

AN magazine, Impromptu review, by April

Homogeneia ana-mpa.gr Athens , interview on recent art production March

2008

A.Onassis magazine, article, issue 42, December

Soanyway.com magazine, 12 Domestic gods project, March

Close up, lifestyle Greek magazine- summer issue

Fast art news, interview, December

Nothing for the people, Young Mountains, Volume 1, 2,3, London

2007

Context, life style magazine – spring issue Athens

2006

Wordrobe, a journal about the future of language, Issue 2,London

Sotiris Bachtetzis on Beltsios collection, catalogue, Athens

Highlights ,art magazine, issue 20,Athens

GAP, issue 09,Athens

Velvet magazine, Athens February

Ozon magazine, Athens February

A.Onasis magazine issue 30, February

The news, Athens, May 29

The Other BHMA, Athens, May 31

2005

Thouli Misirloglou critic on Christina Mitrentse’s practice, Visions catalogue, Athens, March 10

TALKS AND SYMPOSIUMS 

2013 4th Intrnational Illustration Symposium, Oxford University National History Museu, Oxford, UK

2013 Distorted/ Altered Books, The Library of Lost Books , Birmingham Library, Birmingham UK

2012 Performing The Collection- Action & Reaction in Taxonomic Space, Maritime Museum, organised by The Stephen Lawrence Gallery University of Greenwich, London

Architectures of Spectacle- Olympics London 12, Day Symposium Organised by CUCS Goldsmiths College and TINAG, at Whitechapel Gallery London

2011 The Nikos Alexiou Collection – A mechanism for art production, part of Eagle Document -The new Collection of Enumerated things, Symposium curated by Monika Oechsler, Stephen Lawrence gallery, 21 November

Celestial Contrakt, an analysis of curatorial practice and artworks, Shwartz gallery, 28 November

In/flux ,Hackney Transients, -Oral History archive and exhibition, Organised by HTAP, London

2008 Impromptu, Identification of collaborative practices, Schwartz gallery, April

Time – Art at the Edge, Contemporary artists and curatorial practice, Stephen Lawrence gallery, 29 October

2005 The Secret School- a secret meeting with the public workshop and talk, Islington Bomb Shelter, 21 August

PUBLIC ART & ART FAIRS 

2015  Handprinted Contemporary Print Fair , Via-Canary Warf, London

2013 Art Athina- International Contemporary Art Fair, Lola Nikolaou Booth, Athens, Greece

2012 London Art Fair, Celestial Bodies , Dalla Rosa Gallery Booth, Art Projects , Islington Design Centre, London

2012 Art Athena, Contemporary Art Fair Athens, Lola Nikolaou gallery Booth, Greece

2010 Overllay Street Gallery, public project commission by CIDA and Hackney council, London

2009 Impromptu project, 3 months residency at Schwartz gallery London

2009 Art Fair Brussels, The Apartment gallery-Athens, Booth # 3D-10

2008 Cupboard Love, Greenwich Foot Tunnel commission by Greenwich Council, London

2008 Fishmarket Art Fair, Northampton arts collective, Northampton, UK

2008 BLANK alternative art market, Brighton, UK

2000 Hellenic public art-commission by National Airport El.Venizelos Athens, Greece

COLLECTIONS 

Mitrentse artworks have been acquired by significant private & public collections including Fine Art Society London, Greenwich Council, The Women’s Arts Library Special Collections Goldsmiths University, UAL London, Bank Street Arts Centre, Sill Library Bath, Mol’s collection , Tate Archive, Penguin Collectors Society, Zabludowicz Collection, Griechische Kultustiftung Berlin, M. Altenman NY, National Library in Bagdad, Onassis Foundation, Benaki Museum and E.Venizelos Airport, Ersi Fotopoulou, Beltios and Karathodoros collection Athens. 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE / PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 

2007-16 

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