Milena Dimitrokallis

Milena Dimitrokallis

Athens, Greece

About Milena Dimitrokallis

I was born in Athens, in 1971. I studied Business (BA Hons) and Management (MSc) at Brunel University in London. I completed a course in Philosophy of Mind at the University of Oxford and attended a two-year programme in Drawing and Painting in Athens, taught by the painter Mariela Konstantinidou.

Before turning to art full-time, I worked in the advertising industry as well as for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games Organising Committee, while I also managed my privately-owned boutique hotel in Naxos, Greece.

Since 2011, I have been systematically engaged in painting, having presented my work in nine solo and over 80 group exhibitions and art projects, in art galleries, museums and contemporary art fairs in Greece and abroad, such as Athens, Thessaloniki, Mykonos, Paros, Santorini, Naxos, Cyprus, New York, Paris, Rome, Copenhagen, Barcelona, etc. In 2013, I was awarded first prize at the Mitteleuropa Prix International Art Competition by the Ufofabrik Contemporary Art Gallery in Italy.

I consider myself an impulsive artist and am interested in painting what I feel, not what I see. To me, the canvas is a space in which my mind can be totally free. I create my works directly on the canvas, without a prior rough sketch, guided by purely exploratory processes. One might say that abstract painting is my inner journey for searching my soul and rendering human emotions through colours, shapes and an array of techniques.

My artwork is part of private collections in Greece and abroad and has been exhibited at the OTE Group Telecommunications Museum and the Copelouzos Art Museum in Athens as well as the Carris Museum in Lisbon.

I live and work in Athens.


Awards
2013 - Mitteleuropa Prix International Art Prize, by Ufofabrik Contemporary Art Gallery, Italy. Award winner.
2013 - Abstract Art International Competition, by Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, Florida. Award of Merit.
2013 - Global Art Awards, London. Finalist.

Education

Drawing and Painting Courses, Greece
Philosophy of Mind, U.K.
MSc Management Studies, U.K.
BA(Hons) Business Studies, U.K.

Events

Art Projects
2020 - ECHOES, Art Installation, Naxos I Athens.
2020 - I Support Greek Artists, Online Campaign, ArtAZ, Athens.
2018 - WEDO group art installation Giving, Platforms Project, ASFA, Athens.
2014 - 35x35 art project, Copelouzos Family Art Museum, Athens.
2014 - WE33, group synthesis-construction, Platforms Project, Art Athina, Faliron Pavilion, Athens.

Bespoke
2021 – Customized 3D ceiling light.
2019 - Painting on 3D paper.
2019 - Commissioned large scale paintings for a company's lobby.
2019 - Commissioned Folder's Cover Painting.
2016 - Commissioned Bike Painting.

Charity Work
2020 - COVID -19 Emergency Relief Fund, One Art Space, New York.
2019 - SURPRISE X, for the support of the homeless of Athens, The Project Gallery, Athens.
2019 - Solidarity Week, for the support of Medecins du Monde, Singulart.com.
2018 - SURPRISE IX, for the support of the homeless of Athens, ArtAZ Gallery, GHK44, Athens.
2018 - WEDO group art installation Giving, Platforms Project, ASFA, Athens.
2017 - SURPRISE VΙΙI, for the support of the homeless of Athens, ArtAZ Gallery, GHK44, Athens.
2016 - SURPRISE Quito, for the support of the Ecuador earthquake victims, ArtAZ Gallery and Galeria Artik, Quito, Ecuador.
2016 - SURPRISE VΙΙ, for the support of the homeless of Athens, ArtAZ Gallery, GHK44, Athens.
2015 - SURPRISE VΙ, for the support of the homeless of Athens, ArtAZ Gallery, 9Ennea, Athens.
2014 - SURPRISE V, for the support of the homeless of Athens, ArtAZ Gallery, Romantso, Athens.
2014 - SOS Children's Villages, M-Art Space Gallery, Athens.

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions
2020 - ECHOES, Portara, Naxos. Supported by Naxos and Small Cyclades Municipality.
2018 - Hues of Skies and Seas II, Ursuline School, Castle, Naxos.
2018 - Hues of Skies and Seas, Two's, Naoussa, Paros.
2017 - Light, Ursuline School, Castle, Naxos.
2016 - Chaos and Harmony II, Spyral Art Gallery, Mykonos.
2016 - Chaos and Harmony, Peritechnon Gallery, Athens.
2015 - Atmospheres, Melkart Gallery, Paris.
2014 - Aurora Borealis ΙΙ, Ursuline School, Castle, Naxos. Supported by Aegeanale International Art and Culture Platform.
2014 - Aurora Borealis, Melanithros Gallery, Athens.

Selected Group Exhibitions
2020 - Community Auction I, The Breeder, Athens.
2020 - She Is…, One Art Space, New York.
2018 - Red, Hitchcocktales, Athens.
2018 - Artifacts, One Space Gallery, New York.
2018 - R Evolution, Espace Christiane Peugeot, Paris.
2018 - Abstraction and Gesture, Canaves Oia Epitome, Santorini. Supported by Restart Contemporary Art Platform.
2018 - Nature Inside, Depot Art gallery, Athens.
2018 - 5 Years Artshot, Hitchcocktales, Athens.
2018 - 5 Years Artshot, Artshot Gallery, Athens.
2017 - Circles of Life, Artshot Gallery, Athens.
2017 - The Experience of Dreaming, Tsichritzis Visual Arts Foundation, Athens.
2017 - Spyral Art Gallery, Mykonos.
2017 - Summer Lovers, Artshot gallery, Athens.
2017 - P art 1, Peritechnon gallery, Athens.
2017 - Daira, Wellness & Arts Festival, Old Soap Factory, Eleusis.
2017 - My imaginary homeland, Loft, Athens.
2016 - 17 Moments, Artshot Gallery, Athens.
2016 - Summer Dreams, Castle, Ursuline School, Naxos. Supported by NOPPAPPPA of Naxos.
2016 - Erato Art Gallery, Chora, Naxos.
2016 - Spyral Art Gallery and Mykonos Blue Grecotel Exclusive Resort, Mykonos.
2015 - Invisible Cities, Instituto Italiano di Cultura di Atene, Athens.
2015 - ART AND ROLL, Peritechnon Gallery, Athens.
2015 - FREED, Naxos Castle, Ursuline School, Naxos.
2015 - CHEAPART CYPRUS 2015, The Trade Event Venue, Limassol, Cyprus.
2015 - CHEAPART CYPRUS 2015, Visual Artists Association (Cyprus) – EI.KA, Nicosia, Cyprus.
2015 - Shot Stories, Artshot Gallery, Athens.
2014 - Evergreen Shades, Art Zone 42 Gallery, Athens.
2014 - I HeArt Caprice, Giorgio de Chirico Art and Culture Centre, Volos.
2014 - I HeArt Caprice, M-Art Space Gallery, Athens.
2013 - Insight-Artistic Journey, International Exhibition supported by UNESCO, Ligue Franco Hellenique Art Space, Athens.
2013 - BazArt 2013, M-Art Space Gallery, Athens.
2013 - Art vs Crisis, Art Space Porta, Kuzina Restaurant, Athens.
2013 - Agora, 4th Athens Biennale, web participation, Athens.
2013 - The Story of the Creative, International Digital Exhibition, SeeMe Gallery, New York.
2013 - Tropical Earth, Art Zone 42 Gallery, Athens.
2013 - International Abstracts Art Online Exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Gallery, Miami.

Art Fairs
2019 - Art Thessaloniki, International Exhibition and Congress Centre, Thessaloniki.
2019 - ARTROOMS, Contemporary Art Fair, The Church Palace, Rome.
2019 - Arte Genova Contemporary Art Fair, Piazzale John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Genova.
2018 - P.A.T. Pavia Art Talent, Palazzo Esposizioni P.Le Europa, Pavia.
2018 - Art Thessaloniki, International Exhibition and Congress Centre, Thessaloniki.
2018 - Arte Padova Contemporary Art Fair, Ufofabrik Gallery, Padova.
2018 - Art Nordic Art Fair, Ufofabrik Gallery, Copenhagen.
2017 - Art-Thessaloniki, International Exhibition and Congress Centre, Thessaloniki.
2016 - Art-Thessaloniki, International Exhibition and Congress Centre, Thessaloniki.
2016 - Art Athina, Faliron Pavilion, Athens.
2015 - Artvilnius 15, LITEXPO Exhibition & Congress Center, Vilnius, Lithuania.
2015 - Art Athina, Faliron Pavilion, Athens.
2014 - Paratissima 10, Torino Esposizioni, Turin.
2014 - Art Athina, Faliron Pavilion, Athens.
2013 - Art Athina, Faliron Pavilion, Athens.
2013 - Barcelona Showcase, Global Art Agency, Gaudi Casa Batllo, Barcelona.

Museums
2019 - Museu Da Carris, Lisbon.
2014 - Copelouzos Family Art Museum, Athens.
2014 - OTE Telecomunications Museum, Athens.