Charalampos Politakis graduated from the University of Ioannina, Greece (BA) and the University of Salford, UK (MA). He researched his PhD at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, completing in 2014. He has taught at the Manchester School of Architecture and the University of Central Lancashire, UK. Charalampos is a multidisciplinary artist that has participated in several international exhibitions. He is the author of the book: Architectural Colossi and the Human Body: Buildings and Metaphors. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

Selected Exhibitions

 

2020, Sculpture Exhibition, Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece, Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens, Greece.

2018, Ex-Libris, Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece, Cultural Center 'Melina' Municipality of Athens, Athens, Greece.

 

2017, Microsculpture exhibition, Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece, Makronisos Museum, Athens, Greece.

2016, Cheapart, 81th Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF), Thessaloniki, Greece.

2016, 12th Athens Digital Arts Festival ‘Digital Pop’ (Main Program), Building Complex Gate, Athens, Greece.

 

2012, Reclaiming the Past, Regaining the Real festival //beta version, Contemporary Music & Visual Arts Festival at the cultural space & gallery About:, Athens, Greece.

 

2012, International Video Art Festival MIDEN (Parallel Program), Kalamata, Greece.

 

2011, Next Identities, Kobro Gallery, Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź, Poland.

 

2011, 6x6x2011: Global, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY, U.S.A.

 

2011, Liquid Cities & Temporary Identities, Zabok, Croatia.

 

2011, Switch Circuit, Blankspace contemporary art space in Manchester, part of the FutureEverything Festival, Manchester, United Kingdom.

 

2011, Odds Mini Cine Picture Show, FutureEverything Festival Showcase Special, Manchester, United Kingdom.

 

2011, Animacall: The Animation Project (Main Program), State Museum of Contemporary Art of Thessaloniki/ Thessaloniki Center of Contemporary Art, Greece.

 

2010, Cemetery: After Death Shape, PhotoBiennale Thessaloniki ‘Topos’ (Main Program, Travelling Exhibitions), Saint George Gate (Heraklion), Municipality of Heraklion, Greece.

 

2010, PhotoBiennale Thessaloniki ‘Topos’ (Main Program), Museum of Photography Thessaloniki, Cultural Centre of Municipality οf Thessaloniki, Greece.

 

2009, Athens Video Art Festival, Technopolis of Municipality of Athens, Greece.

 

 

Publications

Books

 

Politakis, C. (2017) Architectural Colossi and the Human Body: Buildings and Metaphors. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group (1st. ed.).

Peer-Reviewed Papers

 

Politakis, C. (2014) ‘The Human Body Matter: Notes on the Persistence of Anthropomorphism in Architecture.’ In Voyatzaki, M. (ed.) What’s the Matter? Materiality and Materialism at the Age of Computation. ENHSA, pp.327-336. 

Politakis, C. (2012) ‘Fashionable Illusions.’ In Voyatzaki, M. and Spiridonidis, C. (ed.) International Conference: Scaleless-Seamless? Performing a Less Fragmented Architecture and Education. Transactions on Architectural Education No 59. EAAE, pp.425-434.

Politakis, C. (2012) ‘Skeletal Apotheosis of the Human Body.’ In Voyatzaki, M. and Spiridonidis, C. (ed.) International Conference: Rethinking the Human in Technology Driven Architecture. Transactions on Architectural Education No 55. EAAE, pp.447-455.

Exhibition Catalogues

 

Politakis, C. (2016) Digital Pop: 12th Athens Digital Arts Festival, Multitrab Productions, pp.184-185 & 447.

 

Politakis, C. (2011) ‘Anemic Eye.’ In Tsiara S. & Gounari D. (ed.) Animacall: The Animation Project. Thessaloniki: Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki/State Museum of Contemporary Art, p.56.

 

Politakis, C. (2011) ‘Cemetery: After Death Shape.’ In Ioakeimidis V. (ed.) PhotoBiennale: Topos. Thessaloniki: Museum of Photography Thessaloniki, pp.250-251.

 

Politakis, C. (2009) Athens Video Art Festival, Technopolis of Municipality of Athens, Multitrab Productions, pp.70 &118.

 

 

Presentations

 

Politakis, C. (2014) ‘The Human Body Matter: Notes on the Persistence of Anthropomorphism in Architecture’, What's the Matter? Materiality and Materialism at the Age of Computation International Conference, ETSAV, ETSAB, ENHSA, EAAE, COAC, Barcelona, Spain, Sep. 4-6, 2014. 

 

Politakis, C. (2012) ‘Fashionable Illusions’, Scaleless-Seamless? Performing a less Fragmented Architecture and Education International Conference, ENHSA, EAAE, MSA, Münster, Germany, Nov. 15-17, 2012.

 

Politakis, C. (2011) ‘Skeletal Apotheosis of the Human Body’, Rethinking the Human in Technology-Driven Architecture International Conference, ENHSA, EAAE, TUC, CMA, Chania, Greece, Aug. 30-31 2011. 

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