Valérie Kolakis

show info icon SHOW INFOhide info icon HIDE INFO

Born in Athens, Greece

Lives and works in Montreal, Canada.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015 – 2016

A Plastic Bag, A Green Umbrella and An Aeroplane Tracing a Line in the Sky, Galerie Donald Browne, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

2015

Chara, Galerie Diagonale, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

2014

The Duration of the Sharp Hard Outline of Things, FOLD Gallery, London, England.

2012

Home Depot, Pop – Up exhibition hosted by Galerie Donald Browne at Galerie Occurrennce.  Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Rien ne sert de rien, cependant tout arrive, L’Oeil de Poisson, Québec, Québec, Canada.

2011

Unheimlich, Plein Sud, Longueuil, Québec, Canada.

Lost In The Supermarket.  Galerie Donald Browne, Montréal, Québec, Canada

2009

Fast. Pause.  Galerie Donald Browne, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

2007

Sometimes things are not as they appear, Galerie Donald Browne, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Something is happening that is not happening, PROGRAM – initiative for art and architectural collaborations.  Berlin, Germany.

Something is Missing.  Skulpturhalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland.

2004

The Bubble Room (Residue), La Centrale, Galerie Powerhouse, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

2003

Pretty and Pink, In Situ Installation, In association with Cité Internationale des Arts and La Mairie de Paris, Metro Pont Marie, Paris, France.  Nuit Blanche, Paris, France.

Between (T)here, Galerie Optica, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

2001

Figures of Absence, Centre d’Exposition Circa, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITONS

2015

The Uncurated Show.  Galerie Donald Browne, Montréal, Québec, Canada

L’ŒIL ET L’ESPRIT. Curator, Geneviève Cadieux. Musée D’Art Comtemporain De Montréal, Québec, Canada

Fin, FOLD Gallery, London

2014

Art14 with FOLD Gallery, London, England.

2013

Group show at The Hospital Club, FOLD Gallery Residency, London, England.

Two Person Exposition: Living in a Material World, Centre PHI, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Pop-Up! Centre PHI, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Borderline/Borderline,  Curator Charlotte Rousseau.  Galerie Donald Browne, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

The Opposite of What We Now Know to be True, FOLD Gallery, London, England.

2012

Under the Radar;  The New Visionaries.  Curator Janine Armin, Guided by Invoices, New York City, New York, USA.

2011

Triennale québécoise 2011. Le travail qui nous attend. Musée D’Art Contemporain De Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Vendu-Sold Encan-Bénéfice D’Art Contemporain. Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Heureux comme Sisyphe, Garenne Lemot, Clisson, France.

An Exchange With Sol Lewitt, Mass MoCa, North Adams, Massachusettes, USA.

2010

And the Seasons; They Go Round and Round, Curator, Carson Chan. 0047, Oslo, Norway.

Ev+a, Matters.  Curator, Elizabeth Hatz.  Limerick, Ireland

2008

Intrude : Art & Life, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China.

Almost Familiar Place, Ke Center for the Contemporary Arts, Shanghai, China.

2006

Identifying Marks, Kunsthaus L6, Freiburg, Germany.

Almost Familiar Place.  Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, Switzerland.

Biennale Nationale De Sculpture Contemporaine.  Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada.

2005

Portes Ouvertes de la résidence d’été.  Centre Est-Nord-Est, St-Jean-Port-Joli, Québec. Canada.

2004

Caritas, Galerie B-312, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

2002

Tension Mixte, The Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.

Tension Mixte, avec Micheal de Broin, Eve K. Temblay et Manuela Lalic, The Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.

2000

Placards, Les Ateliers Convertibles, Joliette, Québec, Canada.

PostAudioEsthetic, Galerie Clark, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2015/16

Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec.  Research and Creation Grant

2014

The Canada Council for the Arts.  Research/Creation Grant.

Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec.  Travel Grant.

Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec.  Travel Grant.

Shortlisted for Prix en art actuel du MNBAQ, The Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec

2013

Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec.  Travel Grant.

2012

Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec.  Travel Grant.

Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec.  Research and Creation Grant.

2011

The Canada Council for the Arts.  Research/Creation Grant

The Canada Council for the Arts.  Travel Grant.

Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec.  Travel Grant

Conseil général de Loire-Atlantique.  Residency and Creation Grant.

Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec.  Research and Creation Grant.

2010

Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec.  Travel Grant

2009

Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec.  Research and Creation Grant.

2008

Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec.  Research and Creation Grant.

Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec.  Travel Grant

The Canada Council for the Arts.  Travel Grant.

2007

The Canada Council for the Arts.  Research/Creation Grant.

Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec.  Travel Grant.

2005/2006

Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec.  Studio-Residency Grant. La Fondation Christoph-Mérian à Bâle.

The Canada Council for the Arts.  Research/Creation Grant.

Conseil des Arts et des Lettres Du Québec.

Participation in Artist in Residence Program

2002/2003

The Canada Council for the Arts.  International Residencies Program, La Cité International  Des Arts, Paris, France.

Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec.  Research and Creation Grant.

2002

The Canada Council for the Arts.  Travel Grant.

2001

Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec.  Research and Creation Grant.

The Canada Council for the Arts. Research/Creation Grant.


COLLECTIONS

*La Musée D’Art Contemporain De Montréal, Canada.

*Musée National Des Beaux-Arts Du Québec.

*Collection Prêt D’Oeuvres D’Art du Musée National Des Beaux-Arts Du Québec

*Private Collections

 

RESIDENCIES

2011/12 Research and Creation Residency, L’Oeil de Poisson, Québec, Québec, Canada.

2011 Conseil Général de Loire-Atlantique. Garenne Lemot, Clisson, France.

2007 PROGRAM – initiative for art and architectural collaborations.  Berlin, Germany. Artist-in-Residence.

2006 Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, La Fondation Christoph-Mérian  à Bâle, Suisse.

2005 EstNordEst, Residence d’Artistes, Production, Diffusion.  Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Québec, Canada.

2004 Centre Sagamie, Le Centre National De Recherche et Diffusion Arts Contemporains Numériques.  Alma, Québec.  Canada.

2003 The Canada Council for the Arts, Programme de résidences internationales, La Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France.

 

CATALOGUES (SELECTED)

2011

La Triennale québécoise 2011. Le travail qui nous attend. Text by Marie Fraser, Lesley Johnstone, Mark Lanctôt, François LeTourneux et al. Musée d’art contemporain, Montréal.

Vendu-Sold, 2011.  Text by Paul Maréchal, Louise Roy, Nicholas Mavrikakis, Rhéal Olivier Lanthier, Jennifer Allen.  Les Éditions Esse, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal.

Unheimlich, 2011.  Text by Paul Landon. plein sud, Centre d’exposition en art actuel à Longueuil, Québec.

An Exchange With Sol Lewitt, 2011.  Text by Regine Basha. Mass MoCa,USA.

2010

And The Seasons:  They go Round and Round. 2010.  Text by Carson Chan.  0047,Oslo, Norway.

ev+a Matters.  2010.  Text by Elizabeth Hatz.  Limerick, Ireland.

2008

04 Intrude:  Art &life 366, 2008.  Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China.

2003-2006

memento iv; est-nord-est 2003 -2006.  Centre est-nord-est, residences; Saint-Jean-Port- Joli, Québec.

2003

Between (T)here, 2003.  Text by Paul Landon.  Galerie Optica, Montréal, Québec

 

PUBLICATIONS/PRESS  (SELECTED)

2014

Rodriguez, Alicia.  Valérie Kolakis And Finbar Ward at Fold Gallery.  Garageland Magazine. 2014.

Wall Street International (ART) Valérie Kolakis and Finbar Ward.  2014.

Martin Coomer and Freire Barnes, Time Out London, March 1, 2014.  How to make the most of Art14 this weekend.  (Greek artist Valérie Kolakis’s concrete-soaked carpets offer some (ahem) stiff competition for best project.)

Campbell, James.  Living in a Matrial World.  BorderCrossings 2014.

2013

Lindy, Megan. The McGill Daily. September 23, 2013. The materiality of art, Living in a material world examines the layers of the art object.

John Pohl, The Montréal Gazette, July 26, 2013.  Painting so extreme it’s done without paint.

2012

Punctum arts visuels.  La revue Web d’art sur le Québec.  Cette semaine sur Punctum arts visuels (23 août 2012)

Delgado. Jérôme.  Le Devoir, 2012. Vitrines pour galeries en mode estival.

Charron, Marie-Ève.  Le Devoir, 2012.  Semaine des foires d’art contemporaine – Le Québec se démarque à New York.

2011

Dorais, Maxime.  POINTSUD, 2011.  C’est Même pas de l’art.

Brisco, Willie. ARTINFO, 2011.  Montreal’s Cerebral Art Scene Gets Its Due at the Quebec Triennial.

Charles, Betrand.  Hors D’Oeuvre, le journal de l’art contemporaine, Dijon, Bourgogne, France, Europe.  2011.  S’abîter dans l’épaisseur:  Valérie Kolakis.

Guibert, Christelle.  Ouest France, France, 2011.  Tel Sisyphe, L’artiste répète son geste.

Gétigne.  Presse Ocean, France, 2011. À la rencontre de Sisyphe heureux, un project artistique ambitieux (Artistes en residence).

Gasté, Gregory.  Hebdo de Sèvre et Maine, France.  2011.  Le mythe de Sisyphe inspire quatre artistes à la Garenne-Lemot.

Crevier, Lyne. Revue De L’Art Actuel 93, 2011.  etc, PORTFOLIO FEATURE:  Valérie Kolakis.   juin,juli, aoüt, sept, 2011.

Forget, Bettina.  Valerie Kolakis is Lost in the Supermarket.  The Belgo Report.  2011.

2010

Geir Haraldseth, Kunstkritikk.  Oppdatert 27. April 2010. Immaterielle ideer og fysisknaervaer.  Oslo, Norway.

Mona Larsen, DAGSAVISEN, Fredag 23, April 2010. Oslo, Norway. Synlig og lydhor kunst.

2009

Redfern, Christine.  Artnews June 2009.  Valerie Kolakis at Galerie Donald Browne.

Delgado, Jerome.  Le Devoir.  Edition18 + 19th of April 2009.  Exposition – Fureter et prendre la pause.

2009

Century Online China Art News, Lace-Patterned Stenciling 2008-02-29.

2007

Glauner, Max.  ArtNet, Berlin, Germany.  18.Mai 2007.  Das Weben Der Penelope.

Nedo, Kito. Die Tageszeitung,. Berlin, Germany. 23.3.2007. Das Brot wohnt im Toaster.

Stephenson, Sarah.  NY ARTS, January/February 2007.  PROGRAM- initiative for Art + Architectural Collaboration.

Moser, Mélanie. art-tv-ch. Bâle, Suisse. Kunsthaus Baselland.

2006

Paul, Barbara. Regioartline Kunstmagazine, Bâle, Suisse. December 19,  2006, Landkarten der Identitäten.

Conradt, Carola. Regioartline Kunstmagazine, Bâle, Suisse. December 12, 2006, Internationales im Baselland.

Gerig, Karen, K. Baseler Zeitung, Bâle, Suisse.  November 27, 2006.

Zeugin, Pia.  Basellandschaftliche Zeitung, Bâle, Suisse. November 27, 2006.

<b>Title: </b>An aeroplane tracing a line in the sky<br /><b>Year: </b>2015<br /><b>Medium: </b>Painted metal, glass, and acrylic paint on canvas<br /><b>Size: </b>Dimensions variable
<b>Title: </b>L: Wet paint dropped and flung on a horizontal canvas, R: Done with objects because things take place<br /><b>Year: </b>2015<br /><b>Medium: </b>Painted metal shelf, acrylic paint, canvas, canvas stretcher, glass, and painted rug<br /><b>Size: </b>Dimensions variable
<b>Title: </b>Wet paint dropped and flung on a horizontal canvas<br /><b>Year: </b>2015<br /><b>Medium: </b>Painted metal shelf, acrylic paint, canvas, canvas stretcher, and glass<br /><b>Size: </b>158 x 20 x 5 cm
<b>Title: </b>The copy and the original chasing each other in a storm<br /><b>Year: </b>2015<br /><b>Medium: </b>Graphite on paper, plexi box<br /><b>Size: </b>38 x 30.5 x 4 cm each
<b>Title: </b>Concrete, glass, nails, houseplant and wood for sculptures on sections of walls<br /><b>Year: </b>2015<br /><b>Medium: </b>Concrete, glass, nails, and wood<br /><b>Size: </b>Dimensions variable
<b>Title: </b>Placing a horizontal surface vertically (or waiting for our turn at a busy telephone booth)<br /><b>Year: </b>2015<br /><b>Medium: </b>Painted metal and concrete canvas<br /><b>Size: </b>61 x 137 x 36 cm
<b>Title: </b>Placing a horizontal surface vertically (or waiting for our turn at a busy telephone booth)<br /><b>Year: </b>2015<br /><b>Medium: </b>Painted metal and concrete canvas<br /><b>Size: </b>61 x 137 x 36 cm
<b>Title: </b>De retour dans cinq minutes<br /><b>Year: </b>2011<br /><b>Medium: </b>14 carat gold cast of a pushpin and paper<br /><b>Size: </b>30 x 21 x 2 cm
<b>Title: </b>De retour dans cinq minutes<br /><b>Year: </b>2011<br /><b>Medium: </b>14 carat gold cast of a pushpin and paper<br /><b>Size: </b>30 x 21 x 2 cm
<b>Title: </b>Untitled (Rug)<br /><b>Year: </b>2014<br /><b>Medium: </b>Cement soaked rug<br /><b>Size: </b>Dimensions variable
<b>Title: </b>Untitled (Bent Glass)<br /><b>Year: </b>2011<br /><b>Medium: </b>Bent, Ultra Clear architectural glass<br /><b>Size: </b>104 x 162.56 cm
<b>Title: </b>La Triennale Québecoise<br /><b>Year: </b>2011<br />
<b>Title: </b>Untitled (Cargo Blankets and Packing Tape)<br /><b>Year: </b>2011<br /><b>Medium: </b>Cargo blankets and packing tape<br /><b>Size: </b>Dimensions variable
<b>Title: </b>Box<br /><b>Year: </b>2009<br /><b>Medium: </b>Solid bronze<br /><b>Size: </b>58 x 88 x 1 cm
<b>Title: </b>Box<br /><b>Year: </b>2009<br /><b>Medium: </b>Solid bronze<br /><b>Size: </b>58 x 88 x 1 cm
<b>Title: </b>Something Is Missing<br /><b>Year: </b>2006<br /><b>Medium: </b>White cararra hand-carved marble<br /><b>Size: </b>29.2 x 19.1 x 12.7 cm
<b>Title: </b>Untitled (Shelf and Keys)<br /><b>Year: </b>2012<br /><b>Medium: </b>Square metal tubing, white marble, and keys cast in silver<br /><b>Size: </b>91 x 10 x 7 cm
<b>Title: </b>Untitled (Shelf and Keys)<br /><b>Year: </b>2012<br /><b>Medium: </b>Square metal tubing, white marble, and keys cast in silver<br /><b>Size: </b>91 x 10 x 7 cm
<b>Title: </b>Untitled (Lamp)<br /><b>Year: </b>2011<br /><b>Medium: </b>Fluorescent lamp and plastic lace<br /><b>Size: </b>Dimensions variable
<b>Title: </b>Untitled (Casts and Cushion)<br /><b>Year: </b>2014<br /><b>Medium: </b>Cement casts of buckets and remnant sofa cushion<br /><b>Size: </b>Dimensions variable
<b>Title: </b>Untitled (Cushion and Square Steel Tubing)<br /><b>Year: </b>2013<br /><b>Medium: </b>Square steel tubing and cushion<br /><b>Size: </b>45 x 180 x 120 cm
<b>Title: </b>Untitled (Steel Reinforcement Rod and Newspaper)<br /><b>Year: </b>2013<br /><b>Medium: </b>Steel reinforcement rod and newspaper<br /><b>Size: </b>240 x 68 x 43 cm
<b>Title: </b>Untitled (Steel Reinforcement Rod and Newspaper)<br /><b>Year: </b>2013<br /><b>Medium: </b>Steel reinforcement rod and newspaper<br /><b>Size: </b>240 x 68 x 43 cm
<b>Title: </b>Untitled (Blueprint for an Unbuilt House)<br /><b>Year: </b>2012<br /><b>Medium: </b>Cyanotype blueprints<br /><b>Size: </b>70 x 100 cm
<b>Title: </b>Untitled (Boarding Pass)<br /><b>Year: </b>2012<br /><b>Medium: </b>Digital print on museum etching paper<br /><b>Size: </b>60 x 90 cm
<b>Title: </b>Rectangles painted over or overpainted by horizontal strips<br /><b>Year: </b>2014<br /><b>Medium: </b>Metal, glass, and bronze<br /><b>Size: </b>9 x 220 x 60 cm
<b>Title: </b>The duration of the sharp hard outline of things<br /><b>Year: </b>2014<br /><b>Medium: </b>Metal and cement<br /><b>Size: </b>31 x 124 x 97 cm