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Filmography - Biography - CV

Works

-“Laboratory of Dilemmas“, Greece / 2017  link_

-“Platform Zero“, Greece / 2015 / 10 min. link_

-“Kepler“, Georgia / Greece / 2014 / 14 min. link_

-“Sequence Error”, Greece / 2011 / 11 min. link_

-“Empirical Data”, Greece / 2009 / 34 min. link_
>Best Experimental Film Award, London Greek Film Festival, London, UK (2010)

-“Development Plan”, Germany / 2008-09 / 4 min.

-“Case Study”, Germany / 2007-2008 / 18 min. link_

-“The Decision”, Greece / 2007 / 4 min.
>Special Mention at “Strange Screen”, Experimental Film and Video Festival, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece (2009)

-“Beta Test”, Germany / 2006 / 13 min. link_
>2nd Prize, Media Art Forum, Moscow Intern. Film Festival, Moscow, Russia (2006)
>Special mention, International Competition on Art and Experimental Video, “Unimovie” – International Video and Short Film Festival, Pescara, Italy (2006)
>Special mention, ALTERNATIVE FILM/VIDEO, Festival of new film and video, Belgrade, Serbia (2006)

-“Closed Circuit”, U.S.A. / 2005 / 5 min. link_

-“Off Duty”, Greece / 2005 / 3 min.

-“March, 1st”, Greece / 2004 / 3 min.

-“Out of Synch”, U.S.A. / 2004 / 6 min.

-“Happy End”, U.S.A. / 2004 / 3 min.

-“Please step ahead and choose a question
Greece / 2003 / 3.30 min.

-“Business and Pleasure”, Greece / 2002 / 3 min.
>Jury Award for Experimental Short Film, New York Expo, NY, USA (2002)

-“Am I just an ordinary processor?”, U.S.A. / 2002 / 4 min.

-“GPS:Global Positioning System”, Greece / 2001 / 2 min.
>2nd Prize, Zebra, International Poetry Film Festival, Berlin, Germany (2002)

-“Second Generation”, Germany / 2000 / 12 min.
>Greek Ministry of Mass Media Award, Athens, Greece (2000)

Biography

George Drivas was born in Athens, Greece. He is representing Greece at the 57th Biennale di Venezia, 2017. He is the recipient of numerous awards namely, Best Experimental Film Award at London Greek Film Festival, London, UK (2010), Special Mention at “Strange Screen”, Experimental Film and Video Festival, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece (2009), 2nd prize at VII Media Art Forum, XXVII Moscow International Film Festival, Moscow, Russia (2006), 2nd prize at the  Zebra International Poetry Film Festival, Berlin, Germany (2002) and Jury Award for Experimental Short Film at the New York Expo, NY, NY (2002).

George Drivas’s work has been featured as a  Solo Show at the Galeria Nazionale, Rome, Italy, (2017) and the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece (2009), as a Tribute to him at the Athens’s International Film Festival (2014), and as part of a group exhibition or festival among others in “ANTIDORON- the EMST Collection”, documenta 14, Kassel, Germany (2017), “As Rights Go By”, Group Show, Q21 International, MuseumsQuartier Vienna, Austria (2016), Festival du nouveau cinéma, Montreal, Canada, (2015), “future past – past future”, Group Show, Transmediale Festival, Berlin, Germany (2014), “Art Projections”, Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art (2013), “Hybrid Stories”, Group Show, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece (2013), “Melancholy in Progress”, Video Art Exhibition, Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei City, Taiwan (2012), “FILE”, Electronic Language International Festival, FIESP Cultural Center, Sao Paulo, Βrazil (2012), “Annual Exhibition”, Group Show, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, USA (2012), “Les Rencontres Internationales: New Cinema and Contemporary Art”, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, “Polyglossia”, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece (2011), “ECU”, European Independent Film Festival, Paris, France (2010); “Digital Wave”, Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece  (2009); “Transexperiences Greece” at Space 798, Beijing, China (2008); “Young Greek Artists – In Present Tense” at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece (2008); “Les Jeunes Cinéastes D’aujourd’hui” at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2007); Media Art Forum, XXVII Moscow International Film Festival, Moscow, Russia (2006); Poetry International Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2003); and Dactyl Foundation for the Arts and Humanities, NY, NY (2002).

George Drivas’s work is part of the Athens’s National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) collection.

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

Education

1998 M.A. in Film and Media Studies, Freie Universitaet, Berlin, Germany
1994 B.A. in Political Science, University of Athens, Greece

 

Awards

2010 Best Experimental Film Award, London Greek Film Festival, London UK
2009 Special Mention, “Strange Screen”, Experimental Film and Video Festival, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
2006 2nd Prize, VII Media Art Forum, XXVII Moscow     International Film Festival, Moscow, Russia
2006 Special Mention, International Competition on Art and Experimental Video – International Video and Short Film Festival, Pescara, Italy
2006 Special Mention, Festival of New Film and Video, Alternative Film/Video, Belgrade, Serbia.
2002 2nd Prize, Zebra International Poetry Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
2002 Jury Award for Experimental Short Film, New York Expo, NYC

 

Solo Shows
2017
Greek Pavilion, 57th Biennale di Venezia, Italy
Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome, Italy

2009
National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST), Athens Greece

 

Selected Group Shows and Festivals

2017
“Science Fiction: A Journey into the Unknown”, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece
“ANTIDORON- the EMST Collection”, documenta 14 – Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany

2016
“As Rights Go By”, Q21 International, MuseumsQuartier Vienna, Austria
“PIIGS, An Alternative Geography of Curating”,  Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy

2015
Festival du nouveau cinéma, Montreal, Canada
“Depression Era”, Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
“X-Apartments”, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece
“Kino der Kunst”, Festival and Group Show, Munich, Germany
“ECU”, European Independent Film Festival, Paris, France
“Ex-Change: Risk”, Group Show, House of Cyprus, Athens, Greece

2014
“Depression Era”, Group Show, Hungarian Month of Photography, Csontváry Művészeti Udvarház Bercsényi Hall, Budapest, Hungary
“Videozoom: Greece. On Πause”, Group Show, Sala 1 – Centro Internazionale d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
“Depression Era”, Group Show, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
“The Laboratory Diaries: A Study on Human Adjustment” – A Tribute to George Drivas, Athens International Film Festival, Greek Cinematheque, Athens, Greece
“future past – past future”, Group Show, Transmediale Festival, Berlin, Germany

2013
“Terr(h)istories of video arts: Greece”, Les Instants Vidéo, Video Art and Multimedia Festival, Marseille, France
“Art Projections”, Thessaloniki Cinema Museum-Cinematheque, Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Greece
“Moving Silence”, Filmmuseum Duesseldorf, Germany
“Hybrid Stories”, Group Show, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
“Désillusions verticales” – Cinema and Architecture, Cinémathèque Suisse, Lausanne, Switzerland
“Berlinerpool Videotheque”, Apartment Project, Berlin, Germany

2012
Istanbul International Short Film Festival, Istanbul, Turkey
“Les Instants Vidéo”, BOX Videoart Project Space, Milan, Italy
PANORAMA_CYNETART, Projektzentrum fuer zeitgenoessische Kunst, Riesa Efau, Kultur Forum Dresden, Germany
“The Best of the Best: 5 Years London Greek Film Festival, Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, Athens, Greece
“INVIDEO”, Intern. Exhibition of Video and Cinema Beyond, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, Italy
“Melancholy in Progress”, Video Art Exhibition, Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei City, Taiwan
“Neighborhood X.0”, Group Show, Goethe Institut, Ankara, Turkey
“FILE”, Electronic Language International Festival, FIESP Cultural Center, Sao Paulo, Brazil
“Zootrope”, Moving Image Festival, CAMP, Athens, Greece
“Crosstalk”, Video Art Festival, Budapest, Hungary
“Rencontres Internationales: New Cinema and Contemporary Art”, Spanish Cinematheque, Madrid, Spain
“New Clarity”, V-KUNST / Video and Media Art Exhibition,  Frankfurt am Main, Germany
“ÉCU”, The European Independent Film Festival, Paris, France
“Moving Silence”, Film Festival, Goethe Institut Athens, Greece
“L’evento immobile. Sfogliare il tempo”, Group Show, MAN-Museo d’ Arte di Nuoro, Sardegna, Italy
“Annual Exhibition”, Group Show, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, USA

2011
“Les Rencontres Internationales: New Cinema and Contemporary Art”, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
“LGFF”, London Greek Film Festival, London, UK
“Open-air Cinema”, Group Show, National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST), Athens, Greece
“Mediterranean Short Film Competition”, International Golden Boll Film Festival, Adana, Turkey
“Dichter Dran. Berliner Lyrikfest”, Berlin, Germany
“L’evento immobile”, Group Show, Casa Masaccio / Centro per l’arte contemporanea, San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy
“RAM Projects”, Group Show, Mica Moca Space, Berlin, Germany
“Sfogliare il tempo”, EX3 – Contemporary Art Center, Florence, Italy
“Polyglossia”, Group Show, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece

2010
“Cinesonika”, International Film and Video Festival, Vancouver, Canada
“LGFF”, Best Experimental Film Award, London Greek Film Festival, London, UK
“KLEX”, Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film and Video Festival, Annexe Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
“Moving Silence”, Instituto Cervantes, Berlin, Germany
“Poesie Festival”, Akademie der Kuenste, Berlin, Germany
“Electrovisiones”, Multimedia and Digital Arts Festival, Mexico City, Mexico
“ÉCU”, The European Independent Film Festival, Paris, France
“IntothePill”, Greek Contemporary Video Art, Group Show, Gallery Uqbar, Berlin, Germany
“Digital Wave”, The Greek Cinematheque, Athens, Greece

2009
“Digital Wave”, Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece
“Strange Screen”, Special Mention, Experimental Film and Video Festival, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
“Transitio_MX – Autonomies of Disagreement”, New Media Art and Video International Festival, Mexico City, Mexico
“Contemporary Flânerie: Reconfiguring Cities”, Group Show, Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, Michigan, USA.
“Format: Photocinema”, International Photography Festival, Derby, UK
“Director’s Lounge”, Contemporary Media and Art Film Festival, Berlin, Germany

2008
“Weiss”, Group Show, Stiftung Starke, Berlin, Germany
“Detour” – International Video Festival, Cairo, Egypt
“VideoBardo”, International VideoPoetry Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina
“European Film Festival”, Moving Festival, Paris, London, Berlin, Stockholm etc.
“Screen”, International Film Festival, Oslo, Norway
“Strange Screen”, Film and Video Festival, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
“Zebra“, International Poetry Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
“Erosion”, International Photography Biennial, Klaipeda, Lithuania
“Abstracta”, International Abstract Cinema Exhibition, Rome, Italy
“Kodra Cinema”, Balcan and Black Sea Short Film Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece
“Poetry Can”, Bristol Poetry Festival, Bristol, U.K.
“Transexperiences Greece”, Group Show, Space 798, Beijing, China
“Athensville”, Group Show, Art-Athina, Athens International Art Fair, Athens, Greece
“Art Cinema”, Group Show, Tristesse Deluxe Gallery, Berlin, Germany
“In Present Tense: Young Greek Artists”, Group Show, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
“Director’s Lounge”, Contemporary Media and Art Film Festival, Berlin, Germany

2007
“In to the Pill: Poetry Bar”, Group Show, Athens Biennial, Athens, Greece
“Paraflows: un_space”, Convention for Digital Arts and Cultures, Vienna, Austria
“Urban Screens Conference”, Manchester, UK
“Demain, dès l´aube –  Les Jeunes Cinéastes D’aujourd’hui”, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
“Director’s Lounge”, Contemporary Media and Art Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
“CIFF”, Cyprus International Film Festival, Nicosia, Cyprus

2006
“VII Media Art Forum”, Best Short Film, 2nd Prize, XXVII Moscow International Film Festival,
Moscow, Russia
“MIFF”, Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia
“Unimovie”, Special Mention, International Competition on Art and Experimental Video – International Video and Short Film Festival, Pescara, Italy
“Space, Place, Interface”, LiveBox Gallery, Chicago, USA
“ExIs”, Experimental Film and Video Festival, Seoul, Korea
“Alternative Video/Film”, Special Mention, Festival of New Film and Video, Belgrade, Serbia
“Xperimental 5.0”, International Experimental Film Festival, Nicosia, Cyprus
“LA Freewaves”, Festival of New Media Arts, Los Angeles, USA
“Festival du Nouveau Cinema”, Montreal, Canada
“Art Tech Media”, CCCB (Centro de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona) Barcelona, Spain
“Eighth International Digital Art Exhibit”, Habana, Cuba
“Dark Light Film Festival”, Dublin, Ireland
“Kino Tek”, San Francisco International Film Festival, U.S.A.
“Signes de Nuit”, International Short Film Festival, Paris, France
“Director’s Lounge”, Contemporary Media and Art, Berlin, Germany
“Trampoline”, Platform for New Media Art, Berlin, Germany
“Machfeld”, International Arts and Culture Society, Vienna, Austria

2005
“Pixxelpoint”, International Digital Art Festival, Slovenia
“VAD”, Video and Digital Arts International Festival, Girona, Spain
“Euroscreen21projects”, Kresija Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
“Platforma”, Video Festival, Athens, Greece
“Synch Cinema”, Synch Electronic Music and Digital Arts Festival, Athens, Greece
“Point of View”, Fournos Centre for Digital Culture, Athens Greece

2004
“Point of View”, A media-art project by Euroscreen21projects. Wesel, Germany
“Digital Cinema”, International Film Festival of Thessaloniki, Greece
“Machinista-International Arts and Technology Festival”, Glasgow, Scotland

2003
“Poetry Film Festival”, People’s Poetry Gathering, New York
“Deaf Focus Film Festival”, Edinburgh, Scotland
“Poetry International Festival”, Rotterdam, Netherlands
“Trash Art”, Athens, Greece

2002
“New York Expo”, Jury Award for Best Experimental Short Film, NY, NY
“Short Video Show”, Dactyl Foundation for the Arts and Humanities, New York
“Zebra International Poetry Film Festival”, Best Short Film, 2nd Prize, Berlin, Germany
“Digital Visions”, Contemporary Art Center, Sacramento, California
“Independent Exposure”, Mina Gallery, San Francisco, California

2001
“New Filmmakers”, Anthology Film Archives, NY, NY
“One Minute World Festival”, Sao Paolo, Brazil

2000
“Griechische Kinotage Berlin”, Days of Greek Cinema, Berlin, Germany

 

Talks and Lectures

2017

The world of tomorrow: The art of tomorrow. A Discussion.
Speakers: James Bridle (artist), Daphne Dragona (curator, Transmediale Festival), George Drivas (artist), Regine Debatty (art historian)
Athens School of Fine Arts, Greece (link_)

“George Drivas / Uncinematic”
Finissage of Drivas’s solo show at GNAM and discussion on his work. The artist in conversation  with Daphne Vitali, Saretto Cincinelli, Eugenie Giannouri and Roland Sejko
Galleria Nazionale d’ Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome, Italy  (link_)

“Laboratory of Dilemmas”
Presentation of the George Drivas’s project that represents Greece in Biennale di Venezia 2017
European Cultural Centre, Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy

“Laboratory of Dilemmas”
Presentation of the George Drivas’s project that represents Greece in Biennale di Venezia 2017
University of Patras, School of Architecture, Greece

2015
“Directing the Truth”
A talk at the conference “The impact of art for social change towards sustainable growth for cities”
“Labattoir” Art Space, Old Slaughterhouse, Thessaloniki, Greece

“Depression Era. Contextualizing what is happening to us”
A talk during the symposiium “Images of Crisis – Can the crisis be represented?”
Greek Cinematheque, Athens, Greece

2014
“Creating a new Paradigm. Cinema and the un-moving Image”
A talk during the conference “The Borders of Image”
Melina Merkouri Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece

“The Fountain of Youth.
On the (im)possibility of digital art. Hope, vision and pursuit of a promising new era”
A talk during the conference “Digital Art: An Ever-Changing Art Form”
Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece

2012
“Searching for a new Image”. A talk during the conference “Photography in the 21st Century”
Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece

2011
“Empirical Data”. A screening and a talk during the conference “Literature / Architecture / Urbanism
An exploration of the urban experience through different media” in the framework of “DaseinFest”, International Literary Festival, Athens, Greece

2007
«Art against the Law». A lecture in the context of «Art and Law» seminar, National University of Athens, Law School.

 

Catalogues

2017
– George Drivas  /Uncinematic, Monograph, Published by La Galleria Nazionale, Rome Italy, ISBN: 978-88-941907-4-8
– Biennale Arte 2017, Participating Countries, Published by La Biennale di Venezia, ISBN: 978-88-98727-08-7
– George Drivas, Laboratory of Dilemmas, Greek Pavilion-La Biennale di Venezia 2017, Monograph, Published by the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, (EMST), Greece, ISBN: 978-960-8349-81-0

2014
– “Depression Era”. Published by Kolektiv8, Athens, Greece
– “Melancholy in Progress, The 3rd Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition”. Published by Chew’s Culture Foundation.

2012
– Ray C. Freeman III (ed.), “2011 Annual, 22nd Annual Exhibition, Juried by Gary Hill”, Published by CoCA – Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle USA

2011
– Cristianna Collu, Saretto Cincinelli et al. “L’evento immobile, Sfogliare il tempo”, Published by Casa Masaccio, San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy
– Marilena V. Karra (ed.), “Polyglossia”, Published by Onassis Cultural Center, Athens, Greece

2009
– “George Drivas (un-)documented”, Monograph, Published by the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST), Athens, Greece, ISBN: 978-960-8349-40-7  /  pdf_
– Yiannis Grigoriadis et al (eds.), “Intothepill Vol. 1, Greek Contemporary Video Art”, Futura Publications, Athens, Greece
– Vagner M. Whitehead (ed.), “Contemporary Flânerie: Reconfiguring Cities”, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, USA.
– Louise Clements et al. “Format 09, Photocinema – International Photography Festival”, QUAD Publishing, UK

2008
– Anna Kafetsi (ed.), “Transexperiences Greece”, Published by the National MoCA, Athens, Greece.
– Virginijus Kinainaitis et all, “Erosion”, International Photography Biennial, Klaipeda, Lithuania

2007
– Tina Pandi, Stamatis Schizakis, Daphne Vitali, “In Present Tense: Young Greek Artists”, Published by the National MoCA Athens, Greece
– Intothepill, ”Karaoke Poetry Bar”, Athens Biennial, Futura Publications, Athens, Greece
– “Entr’ acte”, Art Athina: Athens International Art Fair, Athens, Greece

 

Curatorial Projects

2008
“Cinematism”: A Film program presented during “Director’s Lounge” – Film Festival, Berlin, Germany.

2007
“Entr’ acte”: A Film program presented during “Art Athina”, Athens International Art Fair, Athens, Greece.

 

Participations in DVD Collections

“Sequence Error” in
“Melancholy in Progress, The 3rd Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition”. Published by Chew’s Culture Foundation and
Hong-Gah Museum. Taiwan 2012

“GPS-Global Positioning System” in
Euroscreen 21 Projects : Point of View > Standpunkt
44 artists from 23 European countries
Germany 2005

“Am I just an ordinary processor?” in
“Full Screen Robovision-The world as seen by the machines”
28 moving image works selected amongst the entries featured in “Machinista” – Arts and Technology Festival – Glasgow/Scotland
U.K. 2004

“Business and Pleasure” in
Microcinema International: Independent Exposure
Short Films Compilation
USA 2002

Publications

George Drivas “Self Express”, Ozon magazine Nr 49, Athens, Greece. June 2007, pp. 86 – 87

Antelman / Drivas, “Dreammore”, Zing Magazine. A Curatorial Crossing,  NYC, USA. Issue 17, Autumn 2003, pp.308

Antelman / Drivas, “GPS – Global Positioning System”, Zing Magazine. A Curatorial Crossing,  NYC, USA. Issue 18, Winter/Spring 2003, pp.211-222 link

 

Other activities

Mentoring at “Private Matter”: Munich Biennale of New Music Theater 2018 / International Platforms, in collaboration with Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens Greece
Dec. 2016 – Mar. 2017

“Directing the Truth”
Docu-Fiction workshop directed by George Drivas in collaboration with Dr. Sotirios Bachtsetzis
“Labattoir” Art Space, Old Slaughterhouse, Thessaloniki, Greece
14 – 18 December 2015

Mentoring at “Culture Shift: Technology Meets Art”,
Creative Media Lab / Workshop
British Council, Athens, Greece
06-08 March 2015

 

Collections

National Museum Of Contemporary Art (EMST), Athens, Greece