Manolis Baboussis

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Manolis Baboussis is a visual artist, photographer, poet and architect. He lkives and works in Keramikos (Athens) and on Kea Island. He studied, architecture and restoration (1968-1975), in Florence and Rome. He uses the mediums of photography as well as drawings, texts, video projections and installations. He has created the Photography lab of the Athens School of Fine Arts, where he taught photography and was vice-dean until 2013. In 2022, he will present a major retro-prospective exhibition in ASFA, entitled “The Garden” and curated by Barbara Polla. His work focuses mainly on issues around institutions, memory and the environment. He has presented many solo exhibitions in Greece and in Italy and participated to essential group exhibitions worldwide, including Documenta 14 and the National Art Museum of China. His works are in private and public collections. His poetry and monographs have been widely published, among others by the EMST, the Benakis Museum and Futura publishers. Together with Lydia Dambassina, Manolis Baboussis has been planting over 300 trees on Kea Island, and recently participated in the exhibition “The Green Path” in Perama (2021, Museum Alleias) and in Paul Ardenne’s exhibition ”Forest’s King” (2022, Museum of the Water, France).

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