Artist

Biography

1966
Born in Leipzig as son of Greek political immigrants

1992-1997
Studies at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig under supervision of Prof. Arno Rink

1994
Birth of Daughter Nike

1997
Diploma Graduate Painting at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig

1997-2000
Post-graduate studies under supervision of Prof. Arno Rink

1997
Free State of Saxony scholarship holder

2002
Art Award of the German Volksbanken und Raiffeisenbanken

2005
Work-abroad grant awarded in the USA given by the Ministry of Arts and the Greater Columbus Art Council

2007
ISCP scholarship, New York City

2010
Participation at the Venice Biennale (12.Mostra Internazionale di Architettura. Italy)

2011
Participation at the 4 th Guangzhou-Triennial (Guangdong Art Museum. China)

2012
Guest's lectureship at the Academy of Art, Bergen. Finland

2013-2014
Exhibition-Tour through Germany, Austria, Netherlands

2016
Work-abroad grant in China. Beijing

He lives and works in Leipzig (Germany)

Aris Kalaizis in his studio
Aris Kalaizis in his studio

Bibliography

Dr. Tina Simon, Dr. Peter Assmann »Che Resta | Was bleibt". Tre Lune Edizioni (Ed). Palazzo Ducale. Mantova. 2017

C. P. Campbell »Zwiegespäch mit Licht/ Über das Gemälde "Das große Wunder". Eulenfisch No. 18 (Ed.). Limburg 2017

Stephen Fraser »Bluebeard's Castle«. Scottish Opera. (Ed.) Glasgow 2017

Zivana de Kozierowski »Kunst, die berührt«. Magazin Salzkammergut. (Ed.) Wels 2017

Peter Noever »Germany, Mon Amour«. Luciano Benetton Collection. Antiga Edizioni. Mailand (Ed.) 2016

Dr. Ulrike Brinkmann »Offenbarung. Leipziger Künstler und die Religion«. Stiftung Christliche Kunst. Wittenberg (Ed.) 2016

Harry Tupan Ph.D. »Magisch Realisme Van Aris Kalaizis«. Source »Drents-Magazin« Paul Klarenbeek (Ed.) Assen 2014

Prof. Dr. August Heuser »On the Emergence of Things Comments on Messianism in the Oevre of Kalaizis«. »Sottorealism«. Imhof-Ed. Petersberg 2014

Dr. Peter Assmann »Kalaizis and the Orientation of Paintings«. monograph »Sottorealism«. Imhof-Ed. Petersberg. 2014

Dr. Harry Tupan »Wunderbar.«. monograph »Sottorealism«. Imhof-Ed. Petersberg 2014

Prof. Dr. Michael Scholz-Hänsel »His Figures and Faces Seemed to be Alive ...«. monograph »Sottorealism«. Imhof-Ed. Petersberg. 2014

Paul-Henri Campbell | Aris Kalaizis. »It's when I Paint that I Gain Certainty of Living» A Discussion. »Sottorealism» monograph. Imhof-Ed. Petersberg. 2014

Mark Gisbourne, Clemens Meyer, Harald Wieser »Struck by Pictures« Rusche Collection. Kerber-Ed. 2013

Cover (Manchester) »When Poets Travel« Das Gedicht. Bd. 21. Anton G. Leitner-Ed. München 2013

Aris Kalaizis »Gegen ein Vagabundieren« Das Gedicht. Bd. 21. Anton G. Leitner-Ed. München 2013

Dr. Peter Assmann »Aspects of International Figurative Painting« Catalogue Museum Angerlehner. Hirmer-Ed. Munich 2013

Paul-Henri Campbell »Notes to a picturesque work« Ostragehege. Magazin 1/2013 - No. 69. Dresden 2013

Anja Jahns »Impulse of Joy« The Art Adventure. Special Edition Charity. Munich 2012

Günther Moschig »Blickwechsel« Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum (ed.). Catalogue. Innsbruck 2012

Prof. Regina Radlbeck-Ossmann »Das Unfassbare fassbar machen« Lebendiges Zeugnis. Magazin 1/2012

»The Fourth Guangzhou Triennial« Guangdong Art Museum, China ed.). Catalogue. Guangzhou 2011

»Kunstwelten« 100 artists. 100 perspectives. 1000 worlds. Boesner (ed.). Catalogue. Witten 2011

Tina Simon Ph.D. »The double View« Schloßmuseum Greiz (ed.). Catalogue. Greiz 2011

Arja Elovirta/ Ritva Röminger-Czako »The Silent Revolution« Keravan Taidemuseo (ed.). Helsinki 2010

Andrea Brucati »The Bearable Lightness of Being« Project Biennale of Venice (ed.). Catalogue. Venedig 2010

Susanne Paesel/ Gerhard Pätzold Ph.D.»Ten Years - Ten Artists« Marburger Kunstverein (ed.). Catalogue. Marburg 2010

Max Lorenzen »My Driving Force is my Impatience« A Discussion. maerzgalerie/Hirmer-Verlag (ed.). monograph. Leipzig/Munich 2008

Carol Strickland Ph.D. »Where the Shadows Dwell« maerzgalerie/Hirmer-Verlag (ed.). monograph. Leipzig/München 2008

Tom Huhn Ph.D. »What To Look For: The Struggle Against Photographic Vision« maerzgalerie/Hirmer-Verlag (ed.). monograph. Leipzig/Munich 2008

Christoph Keller »Making Sky« A Story After a Painting by Aris Kalaizis. maerzgalerie/Hirmer-Verlag (ed.). monograph. Leipzig/Munich 2008

Max Lorenzen »Aris Kalaizis. The New Paintings. Sketches of Nachmodern Aesthetics« maerzgalerie/Hirmer-Verlag (ed.). Catalogue. Leipzig/München 2007

Carol Strickland Ph.D. »The Annotated Mona Lisa« Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern. Andrews McMeel Publishing (ed.) Kansas City 2007

Susanne Altmann »Aris Kalaizis« Kunsthaus Raskolnikow/SMWK/GCAC (ed.). Catalogue. Dresden/Columbus 2008

Jan Siegt/ Aris Kalaizis »A Discussion« maerzgalerie/Moti Hasson Gallery/Kerber-Verlag (ed.). Catalogue. Leipzig/New York 2006

Tom Mustroph »Contingency and Accuracy« maerzgalerie/Moti Hasson Gallery/Kerber-Verlag (ed.). catalogue. Leipzig/New York 2006

Carol Strickland Ph.D. »Detour as a Route to Unity and Order« maerzgalerie/Moti Hasson Gallery/Kerber-Verlag (ed.). Catalogue. Leipzig/New York 2006

Christine Dorothea Hölzig »(K)eine Zeit für Paradiese« Bautzener Kunstverein e.V. (ed.) Catalogue. Bautzen 2006

Dr. Christiane Lange/ Prof. Dr. Florian Matzner »Zurück zur Figur« Prestel-Verlag (ed.). Catalogue. Munich/Burgdorf (CH) 2006

Peter Schlüter, Ph.D. »Hidden Images of the Inexpressible« Marburger Kunstverein (ed.). Catalogue. Marburg 2005

Jan Siegt/Aris Kalaizis »A Discussion« maerzgalerie/quicksilver. Catalogue. Leipzig/Berlin 2003

Peter Schlüter, Ph.D. »Pictures that come from inner Feeling« maerzgalerie/quicksilver (ed.). Catalogue.. Leipzig/Berlin 2003

Nina Zimmer, Ph.D. »Painting beyond a Monarchie of Senses« maerzgalerie/quicksilver (ed.). Catalogue.. Leipzig/Berlin 2003

Torsten Reiter »Attempts to Becloud« maerzgalerie (ed.). Catalogue. Leipzig 2000

Jan Siegt/Aris Kalaizis »A Good Painting Needs No Story« . A Discussion. maerzgalerie (ed.). Catalogue. Leipzig 2000

Academy of Visual Art (ed.): »Leipzig 2000« Catalogue. Leipzig 1993.

Academy of Visual Art (ed.): »Werkschau« Catalogue. Leipzig 1995

Jan Siegt/Aris Kalaizis » Of Gradual Reconciliation. A Discussion « Artco -Verlag, Mitteldeutsche Gesellschaft für zeitgenössische Kunst (ed.). Catalogue. Leipzig 1997

Exhibitions (selected)

2018
»mdbk meets g2«. Group-show. Museum der bildenden Künste. Leipzig. G

2017
»Was bleibt«. Group-show. Part Two. Schloss Parz. Grieskirchen. Austria. G

2017
»Che Resta | Was bleibt«. Group-show. Museo Pallazo Ducale. Mantua. Italy. G

2017
»Die wesentlichen Dinge liegen im Verborgenen«. Solo-show. Erlass-Galerie. Traunkirchen. Austria.

2017
»Immanence«. Group-show. Pictura. Groningen. Netherlands.

2016
»Rück&Vorschau«. Group-show. Erlas-Galerie. Traunkichen. Austria. G

2016
»Offenbarung«. Leipzig Painter and Religion. Stiftung Christliche Kunst. Wittenberg. Germany. G C

2015
»The St. Bartholomew« Frankfurt Cathedral. Germany

2015
»Die phantastische Linie« Art from Leipzig. Kunstverein Talstrasse. Halle. G. K

2014
»The Dove‘s Tranquility« Kunstverein Celle. Germany

2014
»Wunderbar« (Part one) Drents-Museum. Assen. Netherlands. C

2014
»Wunderbar« (Part two). Museum Angerlehner. Wels. Austria. C

2013
»Opening-Show of the Museums Angerlehner« Wels. Österreich. G C

2013
»Sommerakademie« Motorenhalle Dresden. Germany. G

2012
»Come into the Open« maerzgalerie Leipzig. Germany

2012
»Blickwechsel«. Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum. Innsbruck. Österreich. G C

2012
»Paralele Worlds«. Ilkka Halso & Aris Kalaizis. Kunstverein Schwäbisch-Hall. Germany

2011
»4. Guangzhou-Trienale«. Guangdong Art Museum. China. G C

2011
»Paralele Words« (Part two). maerzgalerie. Berlin. Germany. G

2011
»Welcome (new) Home!«. maerzgalerie. Berlin. Germany. G

2011
»Der doppelte Blick«. Schloßmuseum Greiz. Germany. C

2011
»Christoph Worringer & Aris Kalaizis«. Philara-Sammlung. Düsseldorf. Germany. G

2010
»The Silent Revolution«. Taidemuseo Helsinki. Finland. G C

2010
»The Bearable Lighness of Being«. La Biennale di Venezia. Italy. G C

2010
»10 Jahre, 10 Künstler«. Kunsthalle Marburg. Germany. G C

2009
»BAS DE CUER«. maerzgalerie. Leipzig. G
»maerzflimmern«. maerzgalerie. Berlin. C
»Seht, wie das Meer uns mit Schweigen ehrt«. maerzgalerie. Leipzig. K
»Making Sky«. maerzgalerie. Berlin. K

2007 »Gettersby«. Moti Hasson Gallery. NYC. USA. C

2006
»Rubbacord«. maerzgalerie Leipzig. Germany. C
»Zurück zur Figur«. HYPO - Kunsthalle. München. Germany. G C
»(K)eine Zeit für Paradiese«. Stadtmuseum Bautzen. Germany. G C

2005
»Ungewisse Jagden«. Kunsthalle Marburg. Germany. C
»Erasmus Schröter & Aris Kalaizis: Männer, Frauen, Hunde«. Villa Oppenheim. Berlin

2004
»Zweidimensionale«. Kunsthalle der Sparkasse Leipzig. G C
»Tag- und Nachtbilder«. maerzgalerie. Leipzig
»Die Elfte«. 11. Leipziger Jahresausstellung. G C
»fünf«. maerzgalerie Leipzig. G

2003
»Brancard«. quicksilver Gallery. Berlin. C

2002-03
Kunstpreis der deutschen Volksbanken und Raiffeisenbanken. Ausstellungstournee Deutschland

2002
Kunstpreis der deutschen Volksbanken und Raiffeisenbanken, Kunst-Werke. Berlin C
»Malerei an einem stillen Nachmittag«. maerzaffairs Projektraum. Leipzig

2001
Werkschau at the Hellenic Foundation for Culture. Berlin

2000
»Athletik und Sinnmonarchie«. maerzgallery. Leipzig. C

1997
»Of Gradual Reconciliation« ARTCO Gallery. Leipzig. Germany. C

G Group Exhibitions , C catalogue


Art Awards and scholarships


1997
Scholarship of Freestate of Saxony

2002
Art-Award of the German Volks- und Raiffeisenbanken

2005
Foreign scholarship from the Ministry for Siences and Art and the Greater Columbus Art Council. USA

2007
ISCP - scholarship. New York City. USA

2016
Foreign scholarship in Beijing. China