Takis Zerdevas

Biography

Takis Zerdevas studied graphic arts in Athens and photography in Paris. Returned to Athens, started working in the advertising photography (1974). In 1985 founded the faculty of photography and video FOCUS, which he directs up to today. From 1993 he had a turn in the artistic creation using photography and video.He has presented his work in 11 individual exhibitions in Greece and the abroad and in a number of participations in groups , including “Foculisation du Regard” in the building of Western European Union in Brussels (1995), “Aspects of Greek Photography” , in the Museum of Modern Art in Nice (1998),“Mesiac Fotografie” in Bratislava (1998), “I, Me My Self” in Centre of Contemporary Art in Rethymno (2001), “Periplo del Mediterraneo” in the Academia Linguistica di Belle Arti in Genova (2004), “Dialogues” in the Macedonian Museum of Benaki in Athens (2004) (a co- production with Makis Faros ), Photosynkyria in the Museum of Photography in Thessaloniki (2004), and the Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games in Athens 2004 presented his installation “Tavern” (a co – production with Makis Faros), during the Olympic Games.

Part of his work belongs to private collections and museums.

Education

1965-1967 : Economic University of Piraeus
1966-1968 : School of Doxiadis – graphic designers’ Department
1962-1970 : Athens, Musician, member of musical groups
1968-1970 : Paris, Music bands’ free lancer photographer
1972-1991 : Athens, Studio of advertising photography –free lancer photographer
1985 : Athens, Founded the faculty FOCUS (school of photography, video and new technologies) which he directs until today.
1994 : Started his artistic work in photography, video, constructions & installationsGroup exhibitions (selected)

2007 : Istanbul, 10th International Biennial, “NIGHTCOMERS, Deep Thinking”
2007 : MAD Festival, IME, “My dancing Lessons”
2006 : MAD Festival, IME, “Lines”
2006 : Thessaloniki, Tint Gallery, Photographic conjunction 2005
2004 : Athens, Benaki Museum, “The Boxies” in collaboration with Makis Faros.
2004 : Olympic Games Athens 2004, “Tavern” in collaboration with Makis Faros.
2004 : Thessaloniki, Museum of Contemporary Art
2004 : Genova, “Periplo del Mediterraneo”
2004 : Thessaloniki, Museum of Photography, “CURRICULUM VITAE"
2003 : Rethymnon, Museum of Contemporary Art, “I, Me, My self” , “My Dancing Lessons“
2002 : Athens, Technopolis, "The Poisons”, “My Sweet Poison”
2001 : Athens, Museum Frisira & Hellenic American Union, "Glossalgia"
2000 : Athens, Kastella’s Center of Art, "Blue Ultramer"
1999 : Athens, Art Athena
1998 : Brussels, Building of West European Union, "Foculisation du Regard"

Solo exhibitions

2005 : Bratislava, DOM Space, International Month of Photography
2005 : Berlin, Griechische Kultursftung
2005 : Athens, Nees Morfes Gallery, “CURRICULUM VITAE”
2004 : Thessaloniki, Gallery Tint, “CURRICULUM VITAE”
2002 : Milan, Gallery Spazio Erasmus Brera, "THE SPECTATOR"
2002 : Thessaloniki, Art Forum Gallery
2001 : Milan, MiArt Pavilion, Nees Morfes Gallery
2001 : Athens, Nees Morfes Gallery, “Pre-Linguistic Experimentation”
1998 Bratislava, Slovakia Gerulata Gallery, International Month of Photography,
1998 Nice, France Museum of Modern Art, Aspects of Greek Photography,
1998 Thessaloniki Photographic conjunction, Art Forum Gallery “THE SPECTATOR ”
1997 Athens Nees Morfes Gallery, “THE SPECTATOR”
1997 Athens «Χ» Gallery,
1996 Thessaloniki Photographic Conjunction. Art Forum Gallery «MONOTHEAMATA»
1995 Athens, House of Cyprus, “MONOTHEAMATA”

Music & Audiovisual
1998 : Thessaloniki International Exhibition, Installation, audiovisual, video and music, pavilion National Electric Company
1997 : Athens, Fournos theatre, "The Space and it's Idol", Organization of audiovisual show
1997 : Thessaloniki International Exhibition, sound and music pavilion National Electric Company
1996 : Halkida, Audiovisual installation (multi slide show) for the presentation of Halkida’s Artistic Center
1995 : Composes the music for the short film “One time is none” by George Zervas
1994 : Composes the music for the documentary film “The images of city” by Thanos Anastasopoulos and George Papakonstantinou
1994 : Amsterdam, Holland STEDELIJK Museum, Organized by GAUTEAM FOUNDATION, participation with six artists in a festival dedicated to Greek composers of electronic music