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Elli Griva

Artist (Greece)
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About

When we stand in front of “Pure Emotion”, everything+everyone bends.
We are vulnerable+naked!
Artworks+humans have many similarities.
Because, in both cases, “What”, or “Who” moves us- human or art artwork-, is the One who/which had found it’s core+it’s love itself.

I am Elli Griva+ Art, is my way, of communicate, connect myself, derive, offer, dream+create Something New.
I was born in Thessaloniki, +I lived there until I was 20 years old.
My dad was a lawyer, so I studied for 3 years in the University of Law School in Thessaloniki+then, without feeling any guilt, I quit Law for Art.
In 1994, I passed the exams for the Athens School of Art (www.asfa.gr) as the first one with scholarship+so, I found myself in Athens.
Since then, I live here, in Athens.
Although sometimes, I snarl about, telling the truth, I really love this city!
This kind of “anarchy” + “ugliness” that Athens has, is so impulsive, that makes me feel that, I can fit.
I graduated from ASFA, in 1999+since then, I Live+Feel+Create mainly here+sometimes abroad.
My work isn’t a work!!!
My work…is…my feelings transformed to words+pictures.
As much I love paintings, I love words too.
I have already published 2 poetry collections.
One is: “49 painted poems”+the other is:“11+-/. A Love Story in The Intermidiate Time”
I had colaborations with important galleries, as:
“NEES MORFES”+“ASTROLAVOS”
I had participated in Art-Athina+in many Group exhibitions in Greece and abroad.
My solo exhibitions are 15.
For me, Art, is the experimental way of “reading” + transform reality
I “take over” one place+ I transform it to Something New.
I transform it, in: what I need at this specific period, in order to feel that I fit+belong.
I create Painting Enviroments, meaning, that, I express+tranform my feelings through everything that is needed: words, paintings,
and performances, light, sound and evertthing that can be used in the name of creativity…!
+that’s all about me using words!
Many kisses,

Elli griva
1990-1992: Law School f University in Thessaloniki.
1994: Passed the exams for the Athens School of Art
(www.asfa.gr) as the first one with scholarship.
1999: Graduated from the Athens School of Art (www.asfa.gr).

Elli Griva on web_



April 2015
Presentation to: “LIVING POSTCARDS” Iliada Kothra
https://youtu.be/kEEoid7KwNo

March 2015
Interview on Skype, to Nikos Zappas for ‘’Civilization today’’

January 2015
Interview to Efi Michalarou for: “DREAM-IDEA-MACINE”
http://www.dreamideamachine.com/en/?p=2433


December 2014
Interview to Nndia Soufli for the: “ΗΟΜΕ GALLERY PROJECT” to “savoir ville”
http://www.savoirville.gr/home-gallery-project-elli-griva/

2014
Interview to Iliada Kothra for: Living Postcards
http://www.living-postcards.com/meet-greeks/elli-griva-artist-answers-our-questions#.VUd0gPl4vIW

2014
Interview to Anna Tsalaga for: “ΤΗΕ MACHINE”
http://www.themachine.gr/eli-griva-interview/

2013
Interview to Iliada Kothra on: Amagi Radio

2012
Interview to Nikos Zappas for: “ΑTHENS INTERVIEW” http://www.athensinterview.net/#!elli-griva/cfqr

2012
Presentation of my work on: www.living-postcards.com Iliada Kothra
http://www.living-postcards.com/category/frontpage-slideshow/elli-griva?page=2#.UROnDcXFvzk

2011
Interview to Lambros Arapakos for ‘’Submarine’’ magazine.
http://www.ypovrixio.gr/article.php?issues_no=57&contents_id=921

2011
Interview to: “CULTURENOW
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=De7XGB6skCM&feature=youtu.be

2011
Interview to Zeta Zachou, Patra.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atPpZvgIEcs

2011
Interview to Nandia Soufli for: “CR MAGAZINE”.
http://www.creatures.gr/gr/community/cr_magazine/article/259

2011
PERFORMANCE. T.A.F.
Elli Griva+Nikos Giavropoulos
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7LOtuuD7vw

2011
AUDIO BOOK+VIDEO from the same titled book: ‘’11+-/. A Love Story in The Intermidiate Time’’
Story-voice: Elli Griva
Sound-vieo: Vasilis Stamkopoulos
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4mzmxMZOZM

2011
The exhibition in Cube Gallery, Patra
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOaWo-2gswo&feature=youtu.be

2009
Presentation of poetry collection, named: “Yes. 49 painted poems’’.
Bookstore: Ianos
Loukia Rikaki-Megakles Rogakos-Elli Griva
http://youtu.be/PMlXl1NLxNU

2009
The exhibition: ‘’ Yes. The Bound Home.’’
Video” Loukia Rikaki
http://youtu.be/t2obJrSNriM

2009
The exhibition: ‘’ Yes. The Bound Home.’’
Gallery: Astrolavos
Video: Fanis Logothetis.
http://youtu.be/9JGDVzx7cG8

2007
Interview for my solo exhibition: ‘’I want you’’
Gallery: Nees Morfes.
http://youtu.be/mVSSOT3Fyhc




2007
PERFORMANCE.
‘’ I want you ‘’
Gazi, Athens.
http://youtu.be/CHilexx4X_A




Solo Exhibitions

1998: “Paintings”
Gallery: Into The Art + Art café Grotesque, Thessaloniki

2000: “why don’t you play with me?”
Gallery: Eos, Athens

2001: “Oh, what a wonderful world”
Gallery: Paratiritis, Thessaloniki

2003: “…It flies…it fies…’’
Gallery: Statement, Athens

2004: “Οh, what a wonderful world”
Gallery: Tricky trick art, Athens

2006: “why don’t you play with me?’”
HOXTON bar, Athens

2007: “I want you”
Gallery: Nees Morfes, Athens

2007: “I want you”
Gallery: Ionos, Karditsa

2007: “I want you”
Gallery: Maria Gouma, Nafplio

2008: “I want you”
Gallery: ART-SPACE, Santorini

2009: “YesThe Bound Home.”
Gallery: Astrolavos, Athens

2011: “…small red volcanos, from planet: Β611”
Gallery: CUBE.
Patra

2011: ‘’11+-/. A Love Story in the Intermidiate Time’’
Gallery: Astrolavos, Athens



2012: ‘’I Became the World Tour, Inside me.’’
Gallery: Ionos, Karditsa

2014: HOME GALLERY PROJECT
A new approach in artist+in art from Elli Griva
An exhibition in the house of the artist.

2009: “Yes 49 painted poems.”
Poetry collection of Elli Griva

2010: “I dreamed about white Christmas”
Story: Thanasis Triaridis
Paintings: Elli Griva.

2011: ‘’11+-/. A Love Story in the Intermidiate Time’’
Poetry collection of Elli Griva

2012: ‘’The boy behind the glass’’
Story: Thanasis Triaridis
Paintings: Elli Griva.

2013: SATAN IS A LOSER
Poems: Andreas Giannopoulos
Paintings: Elli Griva

2014: ‘’ Tears of the wood’’
Story: Thanasis Triaridis
Paintings: Elli Griva.




performances_
2007: “I want you”
Gazi, Athens


2009: ‘’11+-/. A Love Story in The Intermidiate Time’’
PERFORMANCE.
Elli Griva+Nikos Giavropoulos
T.A.F. (The Art Foundati


Group exhibitions


1997: “Art Heineken”. Gallery: Melina Merkouri, Athens

1997: “International Workshop”. ASFA, Delfis

1999: “Group exhibition of 9 new artists.’’ Gallery: Mylos, Thessaloniki

2000: “Graduated exhibition of ASFA’.’ Gallery: Fctory, Athens

2000: “Woman stories”. Gallery: Eos, Athens

2001: “Body”. Vafopoulio, Thessaloniki
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2001: “Move on”. Gallery: Art tower agora, Athens

2001: “Cheap art”. Athens

2002: “Cheap art”. Thessaloniki

2002: “Review-Preview”. Gallery: Statement, Epidavrus

2003: “Action Field”. Thessaloniki

2003: “Group”. Gallery: Paratiritis, Thessaloniki

2003: “Party animal”. Bar: 3 Pigs. Mr Kriton + Daphne Zoumboulakis, Athens

2004: “Cheap art”. Thessaloniki

2004: “Book illustration”. Athens

2004: “Book+child”.International exhibition,
Athens

2004: “2000 copies of mickey Mause”. Greek-American Union, Athens


2005: “2000 copies of mickey Mause”. Warehouse, Thessaloniki
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2005: “Dane+ Greek illustrators celebrating Christian Andersen”. Gallery: Melina Merkouri, Athens

2005: “For lovers and not only for them…’’. Gallery: Eos Athina

2005: “International Festival of Art” Chania, Krete

2005: “Cheap art”. Athens

2006: “There is nothing to be ashamed of choosing happiness” London

2006: “Fresco+Salty 2”, Art-workshop.Thessaloniki

2006: “Water”, Telloglio, Thessaloniki
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2006: “WO [+] MAN”, 5 art festival, for human rights
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2006: “Cheap-Art”, antonopoulou.art, Athens

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2006: “Bazaar”, Tint, Thessaloniki

2007: “Cheap art”, Thessaloniki

2007: “Art-Mart”, Vienna

2007: “Phototherapy art week 07” Rethimno, Krete

2007: “Let’s not forget this time”, a burned exhibition, Athens
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2007: “Miniature art exhibition”, Geborgen Kamers, Holland

2007: “Cheap art”, Athens

2008: “Open Art Residency, Dream Island, Eretria

2008: “Art in winery...25(+) 45(-)”, Skouraswinery+ gallery Maria Gouma Nafplio Malandendri, Argolis

2009: “Silent Dialogues”THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF GREECE- ACG-ART. Athens

2009: “Notes for a tree/ recycling notes’’, Gallery: Melina Merkouri, Athens

2009: “TURBULENT TIMES”
Elli Griva+Nikos Giavropoulos.
T.A.F. (The Art Foundation)
Poems: Elli Griva
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2010: “A CUBE OF ART IS OPENING”
Gallery: CUBE, Patra

2011: “The garden of illusions”
Gallery: CUBE. Patra

2011: “A4 PROJECTS”
T.A.F. Athens


2011: “ART-AZ”. Art donated festival for homeless people, Athens
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2011: ‘’ENCOUNTERS’’. Gallery: Melina Merkouri, Athens+ Teloglio Thessaloniki


2011: ‘’SEXPLOSION .PENIS+VAGINA RELATIONSHIPS’’ in the contemporary visual Arts. BOOZE,
Athens
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2011: ‘’HOME’’ Gazi, Athens

2012: “Anything and Νothing is right”. Gallery: the art wall, Athens

2012: ‘’Extroversion’’ Instabul

2012: ‘’ Digital’’ ALPHA BANK collection, Greek-American Union, Athens

2012: “Sing for Light I” Gallery: Astrolavos, Athens

2012: “ART-AZ”. Art donated festival for homeless people, Athens

2012: ‘’PUENTES CULTURALES’’. Atenas-Quito, Equador

2013: ‘’ART WALL’’. Fresh Hotel, Athens

2014: ‘’ASPERGER/ the strange thing, of being a wild animal or a god’’, Cheap art Halandri, Athens

2014: “Cheap art”. Αthens

2014: ‘’7PLY Project SKATEBOARD ART AND CULTURE FESTIVAL’’ Thessaloniki

2015: “WELCOME” XANIaRT’’ Chania, Krete

2015: “A room of your Own”
Gallery: CUBE, Patra





ειδικά_

- Elli Griva writes every month, on CITY code magazine, a magazine on web.

- The poetry collection: ‘’Yes.49 painted poems’’ which was published by Maria Gouma Gallery in a few numbered copies, was presentated in Ianos bookstore, with the kind+friendly participation of Loucia Rikaki+Megakle Rogakos.

- 2012-13. Participation in:’’ O.S.T ‘’ Original Soundtrack,a docoumentary for the soundtrack on movies, by Fanis Logothetis+ Spyros Andreadis.
It took discrimination on Festival of Thessaloniki+ it was presented in theaters in Athens+ in all country+also had an honorable participation on Greek Film Festival in London.


Jobs

1999-today
Books illustrating
30 titles

1999-2000:
Lessosn of drawing, in ‘’Praxis’’, a studio prepearing students for giving exams for the School of Art

2000-2001:
Private lessons of drawing, prepearing students for giving exams for the School of Art

2001-2002:
Fashion School Veloudakis: lessons for color.

Today:
Private lessons of painting. A combination of ‘’inner +outer reading’’.