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Baboussis, Self portait 2004

Manolis Baboussis

He is a visual artist and architect. He studied architecture at the University of Florence (1968-1975).
There, during the radical period of Italian architecture, he presented a dissertation, in which he proposed a study for the demolition of a psychiatric hospital instead of the erection of a new building.
After his graduation, he worked as an architect and designed a series of utopian architectural projects. He has also worked as an artistic director for several cinema advertising companies.
His work explores issues relating to the themes of institutions, memory, incarceration,, the environment,  accumulation, confinement and loss.
Manolis Baboussis’ 1973 colour frontal photographs, depicting the empty confinement areas at the Volterra psychiatric hospital,  as well as his black and white photos (1985-1986) Athina, could  be interpreted as precursors of  later approaches showcasing the depression of constant trauma, while exploring the human condition and the condensed indications of a “dead” space of testimony and confinement.

Baboussis highlights the artistic dimension of photographic tradition and the reflective photo-tableaux the material substance of photography, the scale and expository succession of images,  but  he also  use  daily snapshots.
The artist has also explored artistic and social phenomena through video projections, drawings, installations texts, poems — particularly in  his works  Volterra, 1972-74, Beyon planning (2013)  and Something stupid  (2017).

In 2003, Greece’s National Museum of Contemporary Art  hold his first retrospective exhibition of his work.

He has hold solo exhibitions including : Municipal Gallery  Thessaloniki, 2018,  Benaki Museum , Athenes, 2010, All over the place, New York, Photo Festival, Dumbo, New York, 2009, Central European House of Photography in Bratislava, 2008,  Galeria Hilario Galguera, Mexico city, 2007, Centrο d’ Αrte Moderna e Contemporanea, La Spezia, 2006,  National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens,  2003, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, 2003, and many others.

He has participated in many group exhibitions including : Galleria del Arte Moderna e contemporanea Roma, 2018, Museum of PhotographyThessaloniki, 2018, Documenta 14, at Fridericianum Kassel,2017, Museum of the 20th and 21st Century Art, Saint Petersburg, 2017 , Art Museum of China,2017,  4th Athens Biennale, Athens, and many others 

He has been professor of Photography at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1998-2013) where he founded the Fine Art School’s Photography course Forms of Photographic Image in Contemporary Art, where he systematically taught the different approaches of Photographic Paths in contemporary Art. In 2011 he designed and supervised the planting of the School’s current garden. In 2013, he resigned his post as Deputy Dean (2010-2013) and professor at ASFA,. Since 2015, he  has been an emeritus professor at ASFA . He now teaches  at the ASFA  post diploma studies of digital arts.

His 22 years (1994-2016),  collaboration with Jannis Kounellis has produced  , an important photographic  personal work   on   the great historical work  of the prominent late artist.

001V bioBaboussis self portrait, 2010, Αsfa Vice Rector

Ο Mανώλης Μπαμπούσης

Eικαστικός, αρχιτέκτονας, με σημαντικό ρόλο στην καθιέρωση της φωτογραφίας στον χώρο της σύγχρονης τέχνης στην Ελλάδα σπούδασε Αρχιτεκτονική στο Πανεπιστήμιο Φλωρεντίας (1968-1975), στην περίοδο της άνθησης της ριζοσπαστικής αρχιτεκτονικής με καθηγητή τον  Α Νatalini, ιδρυτικό μέλος του Superstudio, προτείνοντας μια μελέτη κατεδάφισης ενός ψυχιατρείου αντί της ανέγερσης ενός νέου κτηρίου[και αναστηλώσεις στο Διεθνές κέντρο Συντήρησης Πολιτιστικής  Κληρονομιάς  Ι.C.C.R στη Ρώμη.
  Ως Αρχιτέκτονας  έχει σχεδιάσει μια σειρά ουτοπικές αρχιτεκτονικές Υπήρξε καλλιτεχνικός διευθυντής σε εταιρίες παραγωγής κινηματογραφικής διαφήμιση.
Η δουλειά του εξερευνά θέματα γύρω από τους θεσμούς, τη μνήμη και τα μνημεία, το περιβάλλον, τον εγκλεισμό και την απώλεια. Χρησιμοποιεί κύρια τη φωτογραφία, αλλα χρησιμοποεί επίσης το σχέδιο, εγκαταστάσεις και κείμενα.
Oι μετωπικές έγχρωμες φωτογραφίες του Μανώλη Μπαμπούση, των άδειων χώρων εγκλεισμού του ψυχιατρείου της Volterra, από το 1973 και οι ασπρόμαυρες φωτογραφίες (1985-1996) του βιβλίου Αθήνα εικόνες πρόδρομοι μετέπειτα προσεγγίσεων αναδεικνύουν την κατάθλιψη των διαρκών τραυματισμών, αφορούν την ανθρώπινη συνθήκη, τις συμπυκνωμένες ενδείξεις ενός «νεκρού» χώρου, κατάθεσης και εγκλεισμού.
Υπογραμμίζει την εικαστική διάσταση της φωτογραφικής παράδοσης και της φωτογραφίας-πίνακα[-περισυλλογής, την υλική υπόσταση της φωτογραφίας, την κλίμακα, την εκθεσιακή διαδοχή των εικόνων ανεξάρτητα θέματος και χρονολογικής σειράς.
Αναφέρεται σε καλλιτεχνικά και κοινωνικά φαινόμενα και με άλλα μέσα – βιντεοπροβολές, σχέδια, γλυπτά, κείμενα, ποιήματα, ιδιαίτερα στις εκθέσεις Volterra, 1972-74, εκτός σχεδίου2013 και Something stupid2017.

Το 2003 το ΕΜΣΤ πραγματοποίησε την πρώτη του αναδρομική έκθεση με φωτογραφικά έργα.
Υπήρξε καθηγητής Φωτογραφίας της ΑΣΚΤ (1998- 2013).
Το 1999, ίδρυσε το Φωτογραφικό Εργαστήριο της ΑΣΚΤ: Μορφές της Αναλογικής και Ψηφιακής Φωτογραφικής Εικόνας στη Σύγχρονη Τέχνη[, όπου δίδαξε συστηματικά τις διαφορετικές προσεγγίσεις των Διαδρομών της Φωτογραφίας στη Σύγχρονη Τέχνη[4].Το 2011 σχεδίασε και επιμελήθηκε την φύτευση 10 στρεμμάτων δημιουργώντας τον κήπο της ΑΣΚΤ.

Το 2013 παραιτήθηκε από τη θέση του Αντιπρύτανη, (2010-2013), και από τη θέση του τακτικού καθηγητή της ΑΣΚΤ . Aπό το 2015 είναι ομότιμος καθηγητής της.

Η μακρόχρονη  συνεργασία με τον Γιάννη Κουνέλλη, δημιούργησε ένα σημαντικό  φωτογραφικό εργο της πορείας  του μεγάλου ιστορικού καλλιτέχνη,.

1975 M.Α. in Architecture, Florence
1976 Building Restoration ICCR, Unesco, Roma
1977 – 1998 He has worked as an architect, photographer, art director in film productions
1994 – 2016 He has photographed Jannis Kounellis’ work
1999 – 2013 He has been teaching as a professor  an approach to visual art by photographic means at the Athens School of Fine Arts / ASFA
2013 He resigned from his position as professor

Born, works and lives in Athens

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2018 Attention works in progress, Alatzai Imaret, Municipal Gallery of Thessaloniki
2017 Something Stupid, Romantso, Athens
2016 Souvenirs of Democracy, Fondation Ano kato, Athens
2014 Beyond Planning, Ileana Tounta Center of Contemporary Art, Athens.
2011 Skeletons, Benaki Museum, Athens.
2009 All over the place, New York Photo Festival, Dumbo, New York.
Installation, Remap2, Keramikos, Athens.
2008 Photographs, Dom umenia, Central European House of Photography in Bratislava.
2007 Humanidad, Galeria Hilario Galguera, Mexico city.
Judgment,19th International meeting,  Jeni Tzami Museum, Thessaloniki.
Ileana Tounta, Center of Contemporary Art, Athens.
2006 Possessioni, Centrο d’ Αrte Moderna e Contemporanea, La Spezia. Italy
2005 Manolis Baboussis, Zina Athanasiadou Gallery, Thessaloniki.
2003 Manolis Baboussis, 1973/ 2003 National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens.
Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki
2002 Kounellis and the Theban cycle, Goethe Institut, Athens.
2001 Zita-Mi Gallery, Thessaloniki.
1999 Busts , Ileana Tounta, Center of Contemporary Art, Athens.
1997 Athens, Ileana Tounta, Center of Contemporary Art, Athens.
1994 Manolis Baboussis, Antonia Havani, Center of Contemporary Art, Corfu.
1987 Manolis Baboussis, The house of Cyprus, Athens
1986 Photochoros, Athens.
1985 Manolis Baboussis, Photographic Center, Athens.
1981 Manolis Baboussis, Photographic Center, Athens.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2018 Δημοκρατία –Democracy,Contemporary art exhibition, State Museum of Contemporary Art Yenti-koule Thessaloniki
La verità è un altra, Galleria del Arte Moderna e contemporanea Roma 
Capitalism Realism , Museum of Photography ,Thessaloniki
Back to basics – Space: Enia Gallery, Piraeus
2017  Works from the EMST collection at Documenta 14, at Fridericianum Kassel
Right to the Future, MISP
– Museum of the 20th and 21st Century Art, Saint Petersburg
– Exhibition Hall N. Kessanlis, Athens School of Fine Arts“The Body, The Soul and The Place. Contemporary Greek Artists” Exhibition of the State Museum of Contemporary Art (SMCA) at the National, Art Museum of China within the framework of the7th Beijing Biennial of Contemporary Art .Shared Sacred Sites, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary ArtReport on CasesZoumboulakis Galleries, Athens, The memory of the revolution, State Museum  of Contemporary Art ThessalonikiIntegral I, Ileana Tounta, Center of Contemporary Art, Athens
2016 The 80 ‘s : Aspects of artistic activity and culture Technopolis, Athens
2015 The symptom 6, Amfissa
2014 The desire for freedom – Art in Europe since 1945, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art,
2013 Agora 4th Athens Biennale, Athens
EIDOS : Idée – Modèle – Empreinte : Un art contemporain de GrèceIstitut Superieur
des Beaux Arts, ISBA ,Besançon
Summer Plans, Ileana Tounta, Center of Contemporary Art, Athens
Sacred and Profane Love, ChaniArt 2013, Crete
Civilization,genera and falls, TAF Center, Athens
The Bohemians, Breeder Gallery, Athens
2012 What is our Country, National Greek Theater, Athens
2011 Contemporary Greek Woman, The Hub, Athens
Like a (W)edge, Ileana Tounta, Center of Contemporary Art, Remap3, Athens
2010 Kunsthalle Athena, The Bar, Kerameikos Athens
Belle Vue, Ileana Tounta, Center of Contemporary Art, Athens
2009 Index/2Pulsion , Galeria Hilario Galguera  Mexico city
Video Projection, Ileana Tounta, Center of Contemporary Art, ReMap 2, Athens
2nd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art , “FACE TO FACE (FACE A FACES)”
2008 Water – currentes, Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki
Environment – action 08, Villa Kazouli, Athens
Topoi, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, . Thessalonki
2007 Public Screen. First biennale, Thessaloniki, September 2007.
Ιndex Esperando a los Barbaros, Galeria Hilario Galguera, Mexico city Topoi, Benaki Museum , Athens.
The collection of the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art. Benaki Museum, Athens
The Chronicle of the absurd, International meeting, Thessaloniki.
2006 The great Unrest, Patras, European Capital of Culture «Crossing the borders», State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki.
Da Vinci code, Ianos Athens
2005 BIDA 2005, Βienal Internacional del deport en el arte ,Las Atarazanas, Comunuidad de, Seville.
«Gestures» Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, Quarter. Florence and Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki.
2004 Contemporary Greek Photography, ΝΒΚ Foundation, Berlin. Stadt galerie, Kiel. Gallerie der Stadt, Sindelfingen , Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki.
(these four exhibitions are one show, touring, organized by the Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki).
Breakthrough Greece 2004 , Alcala 31, Comunidad de Μadrid.
Εveryday Hellas, White box Gallery, New York.
2003 Repositories of time, Museum of photography,Thessaloniki.
Free Transit, Zapion Athens.
The collection of L. Beltsios, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art,Thessaloniki.
Mirrors of music, Historical Conscience,at Kilidromili Sarantopoulou, Piraeus.
2002 Poisons , Technopoli, Community of Athens.
2001 The world in focus, The Chicago Athenaeum, Chicago.
Image and Icon, Marché Bonsecours, Montreal.
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto.(Continuation of 1997 exhibition touring).
2000 Il sentimento del 2000. Photomedia Europe, Trienalle di Milano/ Ileana Tounta, Center of Contemporary Art, Athens
Image and Icon, Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa, X- Centrum Pilsen, Moravian Gallery Brno.
Continuation of 1997 exhibition touring Ileana Tounta, Center of Contemporary Art, Athens.
1998 Contemporary Greek Art, Salon de Montrouge, Paris
The New Acquisitions , Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki.
Image and Icon, Center for Contemporary Art, Rethymnon
1997 Ileana Tounta, Center of Contemporary Art, Athens
The invention of Landscape, Macedonian Museum of contemporary Art, Thessaloniki
Image and Icon , Macedonian Museum of contemporary Art,Thessaloniki. Beijing.
(These two exhibitions are one show, touring, organized by the Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki)
1989 Focus on Greece, Camera International, Athens.
1981 Contemporary Greek Photography, Galerie du Musee de la Photographie, Charleroi
1976 A slide show, Galleri St.Petri, Stockholm
Gallery Media, Montreal. (These four exhibitions are one show, touring, organized by Albert Meyer)
1975 A slide show Gallery Zona
Gallery Rand Fest, Austria.

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