Petros Vrellis

Petros Vrellis

Preveza, -, Greece

About Petros Vrellis

Petros Vrellis was born in Greece in 1974. He holds a MEng in Electrical Engineering and a MA in Art Sciences.

As computer sciences open up new ways of expression, he tries to combine his technological background with arts by exploring the potential of new media through digital art and interactive installations. He considers himself more of a "toy-inventor" than an artist; he believes that the most important thing is to find new ways to "play" by experimenting and even by breaking the rules.

The main tools for his work are computers, programming languages (c++ and especially the "openframeworks" open source toolkit) and electronics (cameras, microcontrollers, e.t.c.)

Education

• MA in Art Sciences, 2010
University of Ioannina, Greece

• MEng in Electrical Engineering, 1997
University of Patras, Greece

Events

• Golden ADC Award (Photo and Illustration category), 2018

Exhibitions

• Athens video art festival, Athens, Greece, 2009
• Erysichthon - A new reading of the myth, Athens, Greece, 2010
• Museum of greek children's art, Athens, Greece, 2011
• N4YP - international festival, Berlin, Germany, 2012
• FILE festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2012
• My dream exhibition, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2012
• Visioneca - International film festival, Isle of Wight, UK, 2012
• MediArthek, Heilbronn University, Kunzelsau, Germany, 2013
• FILE festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2013
• KLIK festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2013
• FILE festival, Curitiba, Brazil, 2014
• Alberobello Light Festival, Bari, Italy, 2015
• Museum of Science, Boston, USA, 2015
• ART Innsbruck International Fair for Contemporary Art & Antiques, Innsbruck, Austria, 2016
• Malmö International Art Fair, Malmö, Sweden, 2016
• Galleria La Pigna, Rome, Italy, 2017
• Ploes, P.&M. Kydonieos Foundation, Andros, Greece, 2017
• FILE festival, Brasília, Brazil, 2017
• Adelinda Allegretti Curator Studio & Gallery, Gualdo Tadino (Umbria), 2017
• FILE festival, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 2018
• FILE festival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2018
• Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA, 2019
• Museo del Ricamo e del Tessile, Perugia, Italy, 2019
• Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, USA, 2019
• ArtePadova - Exhibition of modern and contemporary art market, Padua, Italy, 2021