CHRISTINA SARANTOPOULOU

Sculptress

Christina Sarantopoulou was born in 1952 in Agrinio, Greece. She studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts in 1971 in the department of sculpture under the supervision of Dimitri Kalamara. In 1978 she lived in Paris and attended classes on art aesthetics at the University of Sorbonne.

Many of her big scale sculptural installations belong to private collections, municipalities and museums. She has been profoundly interested in kinetic sculpture since 2000, creating a number of kinetic artworks.

Reflections on human existence': this might be a possible description of what Greek sculptress Christina Sarantopoulou, uses as building blocks in her work.

Saradopoulou creates sculptural 'landscapes', site-specific works and installations whose form emerges as an elaboration of the pattern of the human fingerprint and the proportions of the human body.

Saradopoulou's sculptures combine narrative and abstraction, since sculptural form in her work is based on the chaotic and labyrinthine pattern of the fingerprint that has been a constant source of inspiration through her sculptural investigations.

Works in public spaces, installations, (choices)

1989 “Intervention”, Kifissias Avenue, Municipality of Athens, Greece
1993 “Cosmos”, Municipality of Peania, Attika, Greece
1995 “Monas”, Municipality of Calaf, Barcelona, Spain

1998 “Communication Transmission”, Municipality of Lipsi, Dodecanese, Greece

2000 “Links”, Greek Embassy, Hague, Netherlands
2000 “Family”, Ηerodion Hotel, Athens, Greece
2003 “Step”, Vas. Sofias Avenue, Kolonaki Business Center, Athens, Greece

2003 “Cosmos”, Elies Hotel, Sifnos Island, Greece
2004 Trilogy of Argonautic Expedition, “Athena, The Argonauts, The Argo, Municipality of Volos, Olympic City, Greece
2008 “The city unites the diversity of people”, Ag. Ioannis Metro Station, Athens, Greece
2010 “Original Pair”, , D. Kopelouzos Museum, Athens, Greece

2018 “Archiki Morfi”, Vineyard “Vivlia Chora”Kavala Greece

Exhibitions (choices)

1988 “Opus 39” gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus

1993 “Greece in Antwerpen”, Ministry of Culture, Antwerpen, Belgium

1993 “Unit”, Dacos Art Center, Athens,Greece

1994 “The Syndrome of Odysseus”, Commercial Bank, Nicosia,Cyprus

1996 “One-act play”, Santa Marina Hotel, Mykonos,Greec

2001 “Connecting Worlds”, Contemporary Sculpture from the European Union, Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C, USA
2003 “Steps of Life”, Pieridis Museum, Athens, Greece

2009 “With Red or White”, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Salonika,Greece

2011 Greek Art, “Sem–Art” gallery, Monaco

2011 Kinetica Art Fair, London, UK

2013 Miami River Art Fair, Miami, FL, USA

2014 :Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection, Italy

2018 “Art Take Over”,Iris Kritikou, The Mall Athens,Greece

Awards

1985 Award “National Resistance Monument” by the Municipality of Korydallos, Athens

1985 Award “Nationale Premio Arte e Sport”, Rome, Italy

1993 Award “Art and Culture”, Region of Rome, 1993, Rome, Italy

1995 1st Sculpture Award, International Fine Arts Competition in Barcelona, Municipality of Calaf, Barcelona, Spain

1998 Second Prize in the contest for monumental sculpture from the Ministry of Culture and Education, Nicosia, Cyprus

1999 Honorary award of sculpture from the Euro- American women’s council

2003 Award in the competition of Attiko Metro,for five projects

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