CV

Makis Faros

makisf_land@yahoo.co.uk


www.makisfaros.gr

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Born in Athens, 1967. Lives and works in Athens

He is a composer of electronic music, musician, filmmaker and video artist. From 1999

till 2003 he had taught video technology and editing in Athens School of Fine Arts and

from 1996 until today he teaches aesthetics of audiovisual media in Focus School.

Member of the Vital Space team.

In the 80s-90s decade he was involved with music composition and participation in music groups

such as the ‘’On purpose’’,‘’Melting Ashes’’, ‘’Spider's Web’’, ‘’Raw’’ and ‘’This Fluid’’.

He had participated in 10 musical CD’s and LP’s, and composed soundtracks for several short

films, TV shows, theatrical productions and contemporary dance projects.n 1999 he

directed for the Greek National Television «Video Gallery», a video magazine about

video art. He is a partner of Contemporary Dance group ‘’Dancers" and " Stamatopoulou

Persas’s modern dance group’’


Solo Exhibitions

2012

They Have Departed” Video & sound installation, Galeria Labiryth, Lublin, Poland

2009

The dying of the light” installations/contructions, Horos Technis 24

scan living” cd & dvd on cultroad records

2005

Castrations” installations/contructions, Horos Technis 24

Group Exhibits

2016

 “TeleologyVideo installation at the group exhibit Apologetics to Aristotle(in

collaboration with Takis Zerdevas), Athens Music Megaron

2015

 “Be Mecanic” Video installation at the group exhibit “politics of art” (in

collaboration with Takis Zerdevas), Loft, Athens

2013

 “Home Radio” sound installation at the group exhibit “ARTUP! Home/s” for the

Goethe Institut, Benakis Museum, Athens

2012

 “They Have Departed” Video & sound installation at the group exhibit “Sonic

Time” for the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens

2010 – 2011

 “Suspect Device” sound installation at the group exhibit “politics of art” for the

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens

 “The pulse of the original sin” public video installation at the group exhibit “Visual

Dialogues” for the Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens

2010

 “Let's Celebrate” Video dance, Athens Video Dance Project

 “Αs this blood ” Video, Festival miden

2009

 “Suspect Device” sound installation at the group exhibit “visual art panorama in

greece 2006/and now?” State Museum of Modern Art, curator: Christina Petrinou,

Salonica

 “LEBENSWEISHEITSPIELEREI” Video, Festival miden, Salonica Biennale 2

 “sound table and other stories” sound interactive installation at the group exhibit

«the portrait of a museum» gallery E. Averof, curator: Olga Mendafou – Polyzou,

Katerina Stathopoulou. Metsovo

2008

 “suspect device” sound installation at the group exhibit “in present tense” for the

National Museum of Contemporary Art, at the Athens Concert Hall

2007

 “July” video installation “time and the historicity of image” curator:Nefeli Kondarini,

at Market baths (Pazar Haman) Salonica

 “X pcs ΙΙ” Video, Presentation at the Salonica Public Screen Biennale, at the

Museum of Cycladic Art with the team “In to the pill”, and at the experimental cinema

festival “Strange Screen”

2006

 “To Polytimi” and “UP-472”, photography/construction at the group exhibit “Visual

arts panorama in Greece 2006/ crossing the borders” State Museum of

Modern Art, curator: Thanasis Moutsopoulos, Salonica

 “Scan Living II (Re-OM)” Video installation the group exhibit “time based arts”

curator: Anna Chatzigianaki, Cultural Center of Agia Paraskevi, Athens

 “Scan Living I (code)” Video the group exhibit “Art Code, a visual anagram”

curator: Marina Athanasiadou, IANOS, Athens

 “Holes” video installation at the Music Arts and Dance (M.A.D.) festival, IME Athens

 “The game of returning” Video installation in the group exhibit “the historicity of the

image” curator: Nefeli Kondarini, Athens

 “Mobbing Voodoo” Participation with “Viopolitiki” in issue #4 of GAP modern art

magazine, curator: The Reading Group, Athens

2005

 “View” sound environment for the “gestures” exhibit in the Macedonian Museum of

Modern Art. curator: Marina Fokidis Salonika

 Participation, in collaboration with Harikleia Hari, with the installation “Post-

Programmed City-Landscape” at the Going Public 05 exhibition, Center of Modern

Art of Larisa

 “X pcs” video, group presentation/projection under the title “Musical Iconography”

organised by ESSIM & Iconostichio, Fournos theather, Athens

 “space & destiny” Audiovisual installation at the Macedonian Museum of Modern

Art “Tavoularis” exhibition, for the Thessaloniki Film Festival. curator: Marina Fokidis

Salonika

 “If you seek for Eldorado” Installation with video and prints, group exhibit

“Photosynkyria” curator: Thanasis Moutsopoulos, Salonica

2004

 “boxes” video installation, at the group exhibit “almost likeness: versions of a portait

of Antonis Benakis” curator: Thanasis Moutsopoulos, Benakis Museum, Athens (in

collaboration with Takis Zerdevas)

 “Tavern” – Outdoors interactive video installation, at the group exhibit “catch the

light” for the Olympic games Organising committee, Athens (in collaboration with

Takis Zerdevas)

2003

 “Eat me” Video dance in collaboration with the modern dance company “Horeytes”.

Choreography: Maria Antimidou. Participation at the Gates and R.R.F. festivals on

the internet. curator: Anna Chatzigianaki

 “Minefield” – interactive shockwave, at the international festival [R]-[R]-[F] festival -

version 1.0. curator: Anna Chatzigianaki

 “Incubation-collapse process” – CD Rom 2002, Belongs to the National Museum

of Contemporary Art collection. Presented at the group exhibit “interface” Cultural

Olympics 2001-2004/ Delfiki Etaireia, Delfoi Center 2002 and at the group exhibit

“Acquisitions, 2001-2002: Photographs and Video”

2002

 Participation in the online exhibit Whitney Biennale 2002 with “Party – X –

trap”,“Bubbles in the Landscape” works, in collaboration with Eva Michalaki and

Charikleia Chari.

 “2nd hand process I” – interactive cd rom at the «technotaxio Omonoias» omonoia

square, for E.A.X.A AE, as a guest artist at Nikos Charalambides’s virtual museum

«“Rumbling Museum is a Rambling Museum » and in the museum Guggenheim,

Bilbao.

2001

 “2nd hand process I” – interactive CD Rom, Gallery Kappatos

1998

 “My Birthday Sky” - Video-Art Participation at the international Festival Competition

L’immagine Leggera at Palermo, 2nd prize at the 1st Art and Technology Festival

Competition, Fournos, Gallery Ileana Tounta, 1998.

1995

 “The Man”, Video-Art, New Images / National TV

 “Μary’ s Dreams”, New Images / National TV

1989

 “a visit” (cinema- 16mm short) Drama’s International Film Festival


Other Activities

Participation in Theater and Modern Dance Productions:

2010

 direction/Concept/ Video Art at multimedia dance project ¨Birds” with the

“horeftes” modern dance company. Kakogiannis Foundation, Braxon theater.

2008

 Video for the multimedia dance production: “2027”, choreography: Persa

Stamatopoulou, BIOS, Athens

2006

 Video and Dramatic concept processing for the multimedia dance production:

Happy Land” choreography: Persa Stamatopoulou, Thiseio Theater, Athens

 Creation of an audiovisual environment for the “The Philosophy on stage”

production, Megaro Plus, at the Athens Music Megaron, 2005-06

2005

 Sound Environment- Video “Niobe”, for the multimedia dance production

“HER..” choreography by Carol Brown

2003

 Dramatic concept supervision, texts, Video for the “snap republic” multimedia

dance project with the “horeftes” modern dance company at the Roes Theater

2002

 Video Art at the musical spectacle “argo pasimelousa/nissos kallisti

supervising director: Spyros Vrachoritis, Music: Giorgos Adamis, Stefanos

Vasiiadis, akis Belianitis.

 Video Art for the production “from sound to myth” part of the Alter Art center

“natural theater” series “trilogy of the body” Direction: Varvara Douka

 direction/Concept/ Video Art at multimedia dance project ¨Modus Vivendi” with

the “horeftes” modern dance company participation in the 8th international dance

festival of kalamata 2002 and at the 10 Quinzena de danca de Almada, Portugal

2001

 Direction/Concept for the «sudden space» multimedia work including dance,

computer graphics and stereoscopy with the «horeftes» modern dance company

in 2001, for the European program Culture 2000



Collaboration with state television:

2007

 “Aastasia Takou- the other side of modernism” direction of a documentary for

the series “portraits and paths of greek architects” NET

 “Konstantinos Doxiadis- a romantic pragmatist” direction of a documentary

for the series “portraits and paths of greek architects” NET, Salonika

Documentation festival

1999-2000

 Direction of the informative and educational television program “video gallery

about the use of video and other new media in modern art, for the greek state

television chanel NET. 12 episode cycle

Educational Activities

 Teaching at IEK AKMI 2005-2008

 Teacher at the “Focus” School of photography and video (Aesthetics of audiovisual

media) 1996 - today

 Contribution of the text «Approaching the multimedia» to the book «Art

Criticism/Texts about criticism» editions Dian 2002

 Regular contributor of «diavazo» magazine as a critic of literary books and essays

until 2002

 Freelance Collaborator to the Graduate of Program of the Athens School of Art-

Digital Art Forms. Teacher of Editing, video technology, writer of educational

material. Member of the DMPS team “digital forms of art” of the Athens school of art,

collaborating with the ME/Computer Science department of the Polytechnic school of

Athens

 Development of educational software, visual aids (video) for visual art training

courses in primary and secandary education. EPEAEK institute of education

competition.

 Teacher at the Evgenia Hatzikou School of Cinema. 1993-1994.