Valérie Kolakis

<b>Title: </b>Exhibition view, Rien ne sert de rien, cependant tout arrive<br /><b>Year: </b>2012<br /><b>Title: </b>Untitled (Sortie)<br /><b>Year: </b>2012<br /><b>Medium: </b>Two exit signs<br /><b>Size: </b>38 x 38 x 6.5 cm<b>Title: </b>Untitled (Tiles), detail<br /><b>Year: </b>2012<br /><b>Medium: </b>Ceramic tiles<br /><b>Size: </b>Dimensions variable<b>Title: </b>Untitled (Rug)<br /><b>Year: </b>2012<br /><b>Medium: </b>Cement soaked rug<br /><b>Size: </b>30.48 x 30.48 x 177.8 cm<b>Title: </b>Untitled (Rug), detail<br /><b>Year: </b>2012<br /><b>Medium: </b>Cement soaked rug<br /><b>Size: </b>30.48 x 30.48 x 177.8 cm<b>Title: </b>Untitled (Steel Reinforcement Rod and Newspaper)<br /><b>Year: </b>2012<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), detail<br /><b>Year: </b>2012<br /><b>Medium: </b>Steel reinforcement rod and newspaper<br /><b>Size: </b>240 x 68 x 43 cm<b>Title: </b>Untitled (Chairs)<br /><b>Year: </b>2012<br /><b>Medium: </b>8 chairs, metal, wood, and plastic cover<br /><b>Title: </b>Untitled (Square Steel Tubing and Cushion)<br /><b>Year: </b>2012<br /><b>Medium: </b>Square steel tubing and cushion<br /><b>Size: </b>45 x 180 x 120 cm<b>Title: </b>Untitled (Rags)<br /><b>Year: </b>2012<br /><b>Medium: </b>Cement soaked kitchen towels<br /><b>Size: </b>Dimensions variable<b>Title: </b>Exhibition view, La Triennale Québecoise, Le Travail qui nous attend<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>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>Untitled (Rods)<br /><b>Year: </b>2011<br /><b>Medium: </b>Bronze<br /><b>Size: </b>4.26 m<b>Title: </b>Untitled (Rods), detail<br /><b>Year: </b>2011<br /><b>Medium: </b>Bronze<br /><b>Size: </b>4.26 m<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>90 x 60 cm

Born in Athens, Greece

Lives and works in Montreal, Canada.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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.

Open Studio, In association with 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

2014

Art14 with FOLD Gallery, London

2013

Group show at The Hospital Club, FOLD Gallery | London 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, 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

2014

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.

*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.