Filippos Tsitsopoulos (Greece)
Filippos Tsitsopoulos (1967) lives in London and is a painter, installation, media and performance artist who explores the limits and the interfaces between performance and painting since the 1990s. His practice engages the spectator/participant to a “new” form of theatre that integrates performativity as a catalyst of our daily life. Theatrical conventions and props are applied to his visual practices such as masks made from living materials including animals or plants. His video installations have been exhibited at a variety of distinguished venues and contemporary art institutions. FACT Liverpool, The Bluecoat, in Frieze Art Fair London, in Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin, twice in the Tate Modern, in Toynbee Studios and in Artsadmin, in CGAC de Santiago de Compostela, at the Chelsea Theatre in London this year among others. Past projects such as “Goya Prophet der Moderne” at the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin at 2005, /“Les Bourgeois de Calais”- Performance. Neue National Galerie in Berlin at 2007, his project “Jelly and Sugar” at Círculo de Bellas Artes 2004 and “Craze” at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid at 2007 /“ASHES PERFORMANCE”, CAM Naples Museum ARTWAR, DOCUMENTA 13 Kassel Performance Department, 13 Location- 2012, /“Feldeinsamkeit”. BONE 14. Festival für Aktionskunsk in Bern. Cur. Norbert Klassen. Bern 2011, / “Just a Laugh, Just a Cry”. Vídeo instalación. FACT. Liverpool 2011 “The Monoloque of St Whale the Bomber”2009.Video installation and performance Casa Encendida Madrid/ Marat-Sade” Performance. Festival Óptica. Casa Encendida. Madrid 2011, / “The Madrigal of the Explosion of the Wise Whale” 2010. Freies Museum. Berlín/”Metabolism of forms”- HUNTERIAN Museum Performance, 23 July 2012 LONDON Cur. Sozita Goudouna, / Sacrificio- PELEGRINATIO 2012 Cur. Fernando Castro Florez Valencia. Tempus Arti 2009 with curator Jan Hoet. Flandes, Belgium/ Benaki Museum 2008 with Cur. Denys Zacharopoulos/ Macedonian museum of Modern Art Thessaloniki with Denys Zacharopoulos. Tsitsopoulos has worked as the external collaborator of the Educational Department of the Prado Museum in Madrid (2005 to 2012). He received his Doctorate studies in Fine Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid entitled “Irony in Art”(1990-1996) and he studied painting at the Fine Arts Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1985-1990). The artist is currently producing his new film entitled “Kage where K for Kott” in London.
The Cabinet of Curiosities of Mr. Bonsai
Liverpool based artist, Filippos Tsitopolous, constructs systems of performance works for his various installations such as “The Cabinet of Curiosities of Mr. Bonsai” and other works. Tsistopoulos uses music, photography, video and live theater to create a story for each of these intriguing portraits.