Eleni Kamma
mmEleni Kamma
1973, Athens. Lives and works in Brussels and Maastricht.

mmStudies

mm2016–
PhDArts candidate, Leiden University Academy of Creative and Performing Arts and the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague

mm2008–2009
Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht, Post-Graduate Fine Art Researcher

mm2001–2002
MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London

mm1995–2000
Degree in Painting, Athens School of Fine Art, Athens

mm1992–1995
Faculty of Mathematics, University of Patras, Patras

mmSolo Exhibitions

mm2015
In Fact What Do You See Behind This Curtain?, curated by Maria Stathi,
Art Seen Projects, Nicosia
Oh, for some more Amusement!, Netwerk, Aalst

mm2014
Yar bana bir eğlence (Oh, for some Amusement!), Nadja Vilenne, Liège

mm2013
P like Politics like Parrots, curated by Denys Zacharopoulos and Alexios Papazacharias, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki

mm2012
Winner of The Euregional Preis für Junge Kunst / Prijs voor Jonge Kunst / Prix de l’Art Jeune, curated by Dorothea Jendricke, NAK Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen
Found In Translation Chapter P like Politics like Parrots, curated by Emmanuel Lambion, L’Observatoire-Maison Grégoire, Brussels
P like Politics like Parrots, curated by Denys Zacharopoulos and Alexios Papazacharias, Alex Mylona Museum, Athens
From Bank to Bank on a Gradual Slope, curated by Angelika Stepken, Villa Romana, Florence

mm2011
Enlever et Entretenir II, curated by Devrim Bayar, Wiels Project Room, Brussels

mm2010
Enlever et Entretenir I, HEDAH, Maastricht

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m2009
Forgotten Ties, Nadja Vilenne, Liège

m
m2007
Once past the years of green emotion, Loraini
Alimantiri/gazonrouge, Athens

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m2005
Eleni Kamma. Vamiali’s, Athens

mmGroup Shows (Selection)

mm2017
Terra Medditerenea in Action, co-curated by Michael Artz and Yannis Toumazis, NIMAC, in the framework of Cultural Capital of Europe Pafos2017, Nicosia and Pafos
Planites, opening exhibition of Cultural Capital of Europe Pafos2017, curated by Elena Parpa, Pafos, Cyprus
So close yet so far away, curated by Yannis Toumazis, Petach Tikva Museum of Art,Petach Tikva, Israel

m
m2016
We, people in transition, Minerva Academy, Groningen
Parrhesia Reprise, SIGN, Groningen
Terra Medditerenea in Action, co-curated by Michael Artz and Yannis Toumazis, HALLE 14, Leipzig
Indiscipline, Festival at Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Curiosity, group exhibition of the artist residency program of Tinos Quarry Platform, in collaboration with the Cultural Foundation of Tinos, Tinos island
Without pause, dialogues, curated by Imma Prieto, LOOP Festival, Barcelona
Sound of Silence, curated by Joost Fonteyne, Klinkende Stad-Festival Van Vlaanderen, Kortrijk

mm 2015
Parrhesia deel 3, SIGN, Groningen
SoundImageCulture—Installations, Argos, Centre for Art and Media, Brussels
Parrhesia, de moed tot waarheid in de transparante samenleving, SIGN, Groningen
Between the Pessimism of the Intellect and the Optimism of the Will, 5th Thessaloniki Bienniale of Contemporary Art, curated by Katerina Gr
egos, Thessaloniki
TERRAPOLIS, curated by Iwona Blazwick, Director, Whitechapel Gallery, NEON Organization for Culture and Development and the Whitechapel Gallery at the École Française d’Athènes, Athens
Wild Open Space, Les Moissons de la Cité, Grand Curtius, Liège
L‘Intru (Invaders), curated by Ana Mendes & Joseph Constable, Friday Exit and nadaLocal, Vienna, Austria
Archipelagos. The Region as an Art Space, A project by Provincie Limburg and SPACE Collection. Provinciehuis Maastricht

mm 2014
Exercices de styles, Nadja Vilenne, Liège
In the mouth of the wolf. Die Wolf, Die!, curated by Chrysanthi Koumianaki and Kosmas Nikolaou, Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus – House of Cyprus, Athens
5 × 3: Eleni Kamma, Alien Oosting, Thyra Schmidt, curated by Bea Otto, Kunstraum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf
Treasure Island, curatorial team: Yiannis Toumazis, Louli Michaelidou, Anber Onar, Despo Pasia, Kyriakos Pachoulides, Elena Stylianou, NiMAC Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre-Associated with the Pierides Foundation, Nicosia

mm 2013
Villa Romana 1905 – 2013. The Artists House in Florence, curated by Angelika Stepken, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn
The Mediterranean experience: The Meditter
enean as a spatial paradigm for circulation of ideas and meaning. An Introduction
, curated by Denys Zacharopoulos, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki
Repeat / rI’ pi : t, Nadja Vilenne, Liège
Jahresgaben, NAK Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen
You said yesterday – tomorrow’ C//secrets, curated by Arno van der Mark and Q.S. Serafijn, Angle Gallery, Amsterdam
Found in Translation, chapter M, curated by Emmanuel Lambion (Bn Projects) for Muse Programme, THALIE ART PROJECT – Nathalie Guiot, Brussels
A show a day keeps high cholesterol at bay. Featuring a series of solo presentations by Lucia Bru, Sofie Haesaerts, Eleni Kamma, Renaud Jerez, Ermias Kifleyesus, Bn PROJECTS - Maison Grégoire in Art Brussels
The Beginning Continued, Mehrwert e.V + roonroom, Aachen

mm2012
Teach Me Pet Me, curated by Livia Pancu, transit.ro—Iasi office, Iasi, Romania
On Dilettantism, curated by Frank Motz, Halle 14, Leipzig
7th song (for Maldoror), curated by Alexios Papazacharias, Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, Pireos 260, Athens
On Dilettantism, curated by Frank Motz, ACC Gallery, Weimar

mm 2011
Found in Translation, Chapter L, a project curated by Emmanuel Lambion, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Animacall – The Animation project 2011, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki
Open House, Iaspis, Stockholm

mm 2010
Athens Visual Dialogues, curated by Marilena Karra, works commissioned by Onasseion Cultural Center, Athens
Weaving In and Out, curated by Jodie Dinapoli and Ella Levitt, Tapestry, 124th and 2nd Ave in East Harlem, New York

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m2009
Expanded ecologies. Perspectives in a time of emergency, curated by Daphne Vitali, National Museum of Contemporary Art

mm 2008
Chanting Baldessari, curated by Paula van den Bosch, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Freeze! Who is there? 1st International Moscow Young Biennial, curated by Daria Pyrkina, Moscow
L’Art en Europe, Domain Pommery, Rheims

mm 2007
In Present Tense. Young Greek Artists, curated by Daphne Vitali, Tina Pandi, Stamatis Schizakis, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens
Lissone 2007 Award, Lissone, Museum of Contemporary Art, Milan
Not only possible, but also necessary: optimism in the age of global war. 10th International Istanbul Biennial, curated by Hou Hanru, Antrepo 3, Istanbul
5th DESTE Prize, DESTE Foundation, Athens

mm Screenings (Selection)
mm2017
IN SITU: OUT OF PLACE, film program, organized by Villa Romana in cooperation with the Fondazione Architetti (FAF), Palazzina Reale, Florence

mm 2016
Fireflies in the Night Take Wing, curated by Barbara London, Kalliopi Minioudaki, Francesca Pietropaolo, artistic director Robert Store, Post midnight Video Art survey at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), Athens
Transmediale/Conversation Piece, Breaking Crisis, film program curated by Florian Wüst, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
Describe me an Image of Turkey, Shortfilms curated by: Gizem Bayiksel, Cana Bilir-Meier,
Burak Cevik, Necati Sönmez, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna

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2015
How we made it happen, Workshop & Screening organized by On & For Productions, BOZAR, Brussels
L‘Intru (Invaders), curated by Ana Mendes, Rich Mix, London
Yar bana bir eğlence. Notes on Parrhesia. avant première, Theater aan het Vrijthof, Maastricht

mm2013
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin Cycle: ‘Documents/documentaries’

mm2012
Screening Room: Brussels, curated by Regina Barunke, Temporary Gallery, Cologne
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid“Documents/documentaries”, Theater Jean Grémillon, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
1st International Motion Festival Cyprus, Cultural Center of the European
University Cyprus, Nicosia

mm2011
Movie Night Vol. 4: Global House Video Screenings, Kunsthalle Gwangju, Korea
Botanies of Desire, Video Program with Eleni Kamma, Ravi Agarwal, Ciprian Muresan and Mustafa Hulusi, SALT Beyoglu, Istanbul

mmResidencies (Selection)
mm2016
“CO-ACTION”, Nida Doctoral School session,Vilnius Academy of Arts (VAA) and Aalto University School of Arts , Nida Art Colony, Neringa, Lithuania UNIDEE – University of Ideas, Cittadellarte –Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, Italy Tinos Quarry Platform,Tinos, Greece

mm2014
Ateliers RAVI, Liège, Sept–Nov 2014
NiMAC, Nicosia

mm2013
PiST///, Istanbul

mm2011
Duende, Rotterdam
Villa Romana, Florence

mm2010
IASPIS Residency Program, Stockholm
Wiels-Artist-In-Residency Program, Brussels

mmGrants / Stipends / Awards (Selection)
mm2017
Research Grant art/ reserche asbl, Belgium
Stipendium for Established Artists, Mondriaan Fonds, The Netherlands

mm2015
VAF (Flanders Audiovisual Fund), Belgium

mm2014
Project Grant, Mondriaan Fonds, The Netherlands

mm2013
Prix de Rome Nominee (Longlist)

mm2012
Bassistipendium, Mondriaan Fonds, The Netherlands
Preis für Junge Kunst Prijs voor Jonge Kunst Prix de l’Art Jeune, NAK Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen
Cyprus Ministry of Culture and Education
Large Hans-Purrmann Award Nominee

mm2011
Contribution to Working Budget, FONDS BKVB, The Netherlands

mm2010
Cyprus Ministry of Culture and Education

mm2009
Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science

mm2008
Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science

mm2007
Lissone 2007 Premio Stima, Lissone, Italy
Shortlisted, 5th DESTE Prize, DESTE Foundation, Athens

mmLectures / Presentations (Selection)
mm2017
Why relooking at caricature today?, Journée d‘etude du pole recherchede l‘ArBA-EsA, Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Brussels

mm2016
De la necessité e s‘engager, École nationale supérieure des arts visuels de La Cambre, Brussels

mm2015
On & For Production (edition I), VAF, Brussels

mm2014
Common Knowledge #13, The artist as enterpreneur, NAiM / Bureau Europa, Maastricht

mm2013
Travelogues as a residency format, PiST///
Interdisciplinary Project Space, Istanbul

mm2011
Enlever et Entretenir (book presentation), The Printroom, Rotterdam
(Untitled), Iaspis Residency Program, Stockholm

mm2010
(Untitled), Wiels Contemporary Art Centre, Residency Program, Brussels

mm2009
Live well together in a lasting way II, Maastricht University, Faculty of
Humanities and Sciences, University College
Live well together in a lasting way, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht

mm2008
The space between; towards an architecture of acceptance, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht

mmOther Activities
mm2016–
Visiting tutor, Frank Mohr Institute, Groningen
Member of Being political in Art & Design Research Group, Academie Minerva, Groningen

mm2014–
Member of Jubilee (http://jubilee-art.org)

mm2014
Participant in SoundImageCulture (SIC) work station, Brussels

mm2012–2013
Member of Hedah, non-profit Maastricht-based Art organization

mmExhibition Catalogues (Selection)
Fireflies in the Night Take Wing, Post midnight Video Art survey, curators Barbara London, Kalliopi Minioudaki, Francesca Pietropaolo, artistic director Robert Store, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), 2016
Thessaloniki Biennale 5 of Contemporary Art, 2015 (texts by Katerina Gregos)
ΠΑΡΟΙΚΕΩ, Issue 1, April 2015
Résidences Ateliers Vivegnis International, Catalogue 2014–2015, 2015 (texts by Pierre Henrion)
In the mouth of the wolf. Die wolf, die! edited by Chrysanthi Koumianaki and Kosmas Nikolaou, Futura Publications, 2014
5 × 3, Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf Kunstraum, 2014
Villa Romana—Gegenwart eines Künstlerhauses, Herausgeber Kunst- und Austellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland GmbH, Bonn, 2013
The Mediterranean experience: The Mediterranean as a spatial paradigm for circulation of ideas and meaning. An Introduction, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, 2013
More Than One And Less Than Many, published by NAK Neuer Aachenerer Kunstverein, Aachen, 2012
Found in Translation, Casino Luxemburg-Forum d’Art Contemporain, Luxemburg, 2012 (texts by Emmanuel Lambion)
Iaspis Open House, Stockholm, Sweden, 2011
Expanded Ecologies. Perspectives in a Time of Emergency, Athens 2009 (texts by Daphne Vitali, Yorgos Tzirtzilakis, Demos Tsantilis, the artists)
CHANTING BALDESSARI. A Master
class
, Bonnefantenmuseum, 2008
(preface by Glen Rubsamen, Paula van den Bosch, texts and interviews by Agata
Jastrzabek)
L’Art Contemporain en Europe, Beaux Arts editions, 2008 (text by Alexandra Koroxenidis)
Young Greek Artists. In Present Tense, 2007
Not only possible but also necessary. Optimism in the age of global war. Catalogue and guide to the 10th International Istanbul Biennial, 2007
DESTE PRIZE, 2007
Once past the years of green emotion, Eleni Kamma, published by Gazonrouge, Athens, Greece (text by Yorgos Tzirtzilakis)

mmArticles (Selection)
Artists-as-curators in museums: observations on contemporary wunderkammern, Areti Adamopoulou and Esther Solomon, In:THEMA, issue 4, 2016
Het spreken van de waarheid. In: De Limburger, Editie Maastricht, Govert Derix, 17 Oktober 2015
We are all in search of a Karagoz. In L‘ART MEME. Pascale Viscardy, Issue 65, 2nd Trimester 2015
Eleni Kamma – “Preisträgerin des „Preis für junge Kunst“ 2012”. In Monopol October 2012
Maastrichter Künstlerin erhält den Preis für Junge Kunst. In: www.klenkes.de, 07.09.2012

mmReviews (Selection)
mm2016
̔Sound of Silence’: geluidskunst zoekt de stilte op. In: De Standaard. Geert Van Der Speeten. 19 April 2016

mm2015
Quatre Artistes Sismographes. In: H-Art # 150. Colette Dubois, 23 December
The 5th Thessaloniki Biennale. Between the Pessisism of the Intellect and the Optimism of the Will by Stephanie Bailey.
In http://www.ibraaz.org/reviews/81 30.07.2015
WIELS Senior Curator Zoe Gray on the 8 Strongest Works at Art Brussels.
In https://www.artsy.net/article/zoe-gray-wiels-senior-curator-zoe-gray-on-the-8-strongest-works-at-art-brussels, 16 April 2015
Euregionale Kunst verrast en prikkelt. In: Dagblad de Limburger, Thijs Lenssen,
24 April 2015

mm2014
Eleni Kamma, Valérie Sonnier, Jeroen Van Bergen. In H-Art. Collette Dubois,
17 October 2014
Ardeur nouvelle en la cité liégeoise. In La Libre Culture, Arts de La Libre, Clode Lorent, 1st October 2014

mm2012
De La Politique Et Des Perroquets. In H-Art. Collete Dubois, 18 October 2012

mm2011
Mens en natuur: verzamel ze allemaal by Lise Lotte ten Voorde. In: www.tubelight.nl. 06.08.11

mmCollections
EMST, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens
Athenaum International, permanent collection, Athens
Leonidas Beltsios, Trikala, Greece
DSM Art Collection, The Netherlands
Cyprus State Collection, Nicosia
Nikos Alexiou Collection, Athens
SPACE Collection, Liège
The APT Collection, Dubai
Private Collections in Cyprus, Greece, Germany, Belgium, Monaco, Netherlands, Switzerland