Valérie Kolakis

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Valérie Kolakis, b. 1966, Athens, Greece. Lives and works in Montréal, Canada.

Kolakis has exhibited in museums and contemporary arts spaces including: Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, Switzerland. Kunsthaus L6, Freiburg, Germany. Ke Center for the Contemporary Arts, Shanghai, China. Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China. Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Canada.  She has also shown in biennales and events including Ev+a, International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Limerick, Ireland, The Quebec Triennial, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and Nuit Blanche, Paris, France, and in art galleries including FOLD Gallery London, Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran and Galerie Donald Browne, Montréal, Canada.

Kolakis’ artwork is in both private and public collections including, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Canada, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and Collection Prêt D’Oeuvres d’art du musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.

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Six Questions | Tique Art, January 2021

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>LUMPY PAINTED PLASTER FLAGS, CLOTHING OR FOOD ITEMS<br /><b>Year: </b>2017<br /><b>Medium: </b>Painted Bronze<br /><b>Size: </b>11 cm x 72 cm x 70 cm
<b>Title: </b>HOSE OR KNOTS<br /><b>Year: </b>2017<br /><b>Medium: </b>Glass<br /><b>Size: </b>16 cm x 17 cm 18 cm
<b>Title: </b>INTERNAL STRUCTURE GENERATING A CONFRONTATION BETWEEN TWO PLANES<br /><b>Year: </b>2017<br /><b>Medium: </b>Plexi mounted digital print on aluminium<br /><b>Size: </b>127 cm x 101.5 cm x 2.5 cm
<b>Title: </b>BOXES BUSES AND TAXIS, TELEPHONE KIOSKS AND PUBLIC BENCHES<br /><b>Year: </b>2017<br /><b>Medium: </b>Painted Bronze<br /><b>Size: </b>45 cm x 38 cm x 24 cm
<b>Title: </b>ACCUMULATION OF SINGULARITIES<br /><b>Year: </b>2017<br /><b>Medium: </b>Painted steel<br /><b>Size: </b>Dimensions Variable
<b>Title: </b>STROKE OF PAINT RATHER OUT OF SCALE WITH ITS NEIGHBOURS<br /><b>Year: </b>2017<br /><b>Medium: </b>Painted steel, glass and acrylic paint<br /><b>Size: </b>127 cm x 127 cm x 73 cm
<b>Title: </b>TRACED ALONG AND OVER PREVIOUSLY APPLIED WHITE STROKES (I, II, III)<br /><b>Year: </b>2017<br /><b>Medium: </b>Pine, glass, epoxy resin and acrylic paint<br /><b>Size: </b>26.5 cm x 75.5 cm x 5 cm
<b>Title: </b>THE HILLS BEGAN TO TAKE ON THE APPEARANCE OF MELTING SOLIDS<br /><b>Year: </b>2017<br /><b>Medium: </b>Painted steel and chipboard<br /><b>Size: </b>244 cm x 195 cm x 20 cm
<b>Title: </b>MAPPING OF THE PAINTERLY SURFACE BY THE GRID STRUCTURE OF A FOUND CRATE (I) & (II)<br /><b>Year: </b>2017<br /><b>Medium: </b>Plywood and concrete<br /><b>Size: </b>121.5 cm x 92 cm x 6 cm
<b>Title: </b>FUNCTIONAL AND YET OUT OF ITS ELEMENT, OR FOREVER UNFINISHED CEREAL PRODUCTION<br /><b>Year: </b>2017<br /><b>Medium: </b>School Chairs and polythene<br /><b>Size: </b>127 cm x 66 cm x 38 cm
<b>Title: </b>Remnants of what has been projected onto it at every transit<br /><b>Year: </b>2016<br /><b>Medium: </b>Concrete canvas and metal<br /><b>Size: </b>94 x 140 x 137 cm
<b>Title: </b>POLYMER installation view<br /><b>Year: </b>2016<br />
<b>Title: </b>Displaced rectangles in a hybrid, residual vertical (or standing at the edge and seeing double)<br /><b>Year: </b>2016<br /><b>Medium: </b>Lenticular print on aluminium<br /><b>Size: </b>91 x 61 cm
<b>Title: </b>Shapes like a dimensional painting absorbing panoramic architecture<br /><b>Year: </b>2016<br /><b>Medium: </b>Painted rug and metal<br /><b>Size: </b>215 x 263 x 180 cm
<b>Title: </b>POLYMER installation view<br /><b>Year: </b>2016<br />
<b>Title: </b>Houses, towns or cities, monuments or factories<br /><b>Year: </b>2016<br /><b>Medium: </b>Oregano plant and plastic bags<br /><b>Size: </b>Dimensions variable
<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>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>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 (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