Despina Stokou

Biography

Despina Stokou

1978
born in Athen, Griechenland
lives and works in Los Angeles, USA

Education

1998
Technical Institute for Marketing and Publicity, Athens, Greece
2002
BA, Visual Arts, Athens School of Fine Arts, Athen, Greece
2006
MA, Art in Context, University of Fine Arts Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Scholarschip/Awards

2005
DAAD Study Scholarship for Artists
2001
Sokrates Erasmus Scholarship Berlin Weissensee
1998
Scholarships for Excellence of Performance, Athens School of Fine Arts
1997
Scholarship for Excellence, College for Marketing and Publicity, Athens

Solo exhibitons (selection)

2016
SHOUT!, Derek Eller Gallery, New York
2015
GHOSTING, Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig, Germany
2014
The royal we, EIGEN + ART Lab, Berlin
2013
Despina Stokou, Galerie Krobath, Wien
bulletproof, Derek Eller Gallery, New York
Delusions of Grandeur / Größenwahn, Galerie Krobath, Berlin  
2011
Dear Gallery, Galerie Krobath, Wien
2010
Dirty Dozen, Grimmuseum, Berlin
Afterlife Afterhours, Appartement, Berlin  
2007
Accidental Woman, Kalfayan Galleries, Athen
2006
The Fall of the Haddo Estate and Other Stories, Hermann & Wagner, Berlin
2004
The Fall of the Haddo Estate, Apt Gallery, London

Group exhibitions (selection)

2016
pictura + poesis, Kunstverein Gera, Gera, Germany
Reveal the Rats,
The Pit, Los Angeles, USA
Spaghetti Code, Viewing Room, Los Angeles, USA
A New Language, ROOT 1066 International Festival, Hastings, GB
Kunstverein Gera, Gera, Germany
2015
Unbound Arcadia, Funkhaus Berlin
2014
Private View, Ibid., Los Angeles, USA  
2013
ReMap 4, All Masters at the Swing Door, Athen
Painting Forever!, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Why Painting Now?, cruated by Gerwald Rockenschaub, Galerie Krobath, Vienna
BERLIN.STATUS [2], Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin  
2012
Sweet Distemper, curated by Isaac Lyles, Derek Eller Gallery, New York
Parts & Services, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, USA  
2011
Wiener Innen Aussen, Wonderloch-Kellerland, Berlin
Search & Destroy, Mikael Andersen Gallery, Berlin
Auction for Athens Pride, Breeder Gallery, Athen  
2010
Hostile Aesthetic Takeover, Appartement, Berlin
Available Works, hbc, Berlin
Girl Overkill II, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin  
2009
Kim Whan- Ki International Art Festival, Seoul, South Korea
Personal-Political 2, Thessaloniki Biennalle, Greece
Culture Industry, VOX, Athen  
2008
Donna Martin Graduates!, Exereunitis Gallery, Athe
Old News 4, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, USA
You Can Never Go Home Again, Raab Galerie, Berlin  
2002-2008
Emergency Room, Contemporary Art Center Ileana Tounta, Athen
Meatspace, Action field Kodra’07, Kalamaria, Salonica, Greece
True Romance, Breeder Gallery, Athen
Radiations, Center for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, GB
F(acts)igures, Artwalk, Amsterdam, The Neatherlands
Visions 2006, Kappatos Gallery, Athen
London in Six Easy Steps, B+B ICA, London, GB
DIY Urbanism, First Sideshow Event Salon, Hurwundeki Art Space, London