Valérie Kolakis

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Valérie Kolakis, b. 1966, Athens, Greece. Lives and works in Montréal, Canada. Exhibitions include: ‘A Plastic Bag, A Green Umbrella and An Aeroplane Tracing a Line in the Sky’ solo, Galerie Donald Browne, Montréal (2015-16), ‘Chara’ solo, Galerie Diagonale, Montréal, Québec, Canada (2015), ‘Triennale Québécoise 2011. Le travail qui nous attend’, Musée D’Art Contemporain De Montréal, Québec, Canada (2011), ‘Eva International Biennial’, Ireland (2010). Shortlisted for ‘Prix en art actuel du MNBAQ’, The Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec (2014). Collections include: La Musée D’Art Contemporain De Montréal, Canada.

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Petroleum Jelly lace-patterned stencils at Art Rotterdam | FAD Magazine, February 2016

The Modern Way with Bosch and Birds: Art Rotterdam 2016 | Paul Carey-Kent, February 2016

Valérie Kolakis & Finbar Ward at FOLD Gallery | Garageband Magazine, June 2014

<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