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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Giorgos Rorris - Γιώργος Ρόρρης











Giorgos Rorris was born at Kosmas, Arcadia Kinourias in 1963.
He studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1982 – 1987) under P. Tetsis and Y. Valavanidis. He continued his studies at the National School of Fine Arts (Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts) in Paris (1988 1991) under L. Cremonini with scholarships by the Vassilis & Eliza Goulandris Foundation and the Bakalas Bros. Foundation.
He cooperated with the “Apopsi” Center of Arts and Letters (1996 – 2002) and he has been teaching painting at the “Simion” Art Group since 2002.
In 2001 he was honoured by the Academy of Athens with the prize for “Young Painter less than 40 years of age”.
In 2006 he was honoured by the “Alexandros S. Onassis” Foundation for his artistic work.
His paintings form part of public and private collections.























SOLO EXHIBITIONS
1988Medusa Art Gallery, Athens
1993 Medusa Art Gallery, Athens
Medusa + 1 Art Gallery, Athens
1996 Galerie Flak, Paris
2000 Medusa Art Gallery, Athens
2004 Portraits and Nudes, The Foundation for Hellenic Culture, New York
2007 Medusa Art Gallery, Athens



GROUP EXHIBITIONS
1984 European Cultural Center of Delphi (In the framework of the International Congress of Art Critics – AICA).
1986 Contemporary Greek Painting. Vassilis & Eliza Goulandris Foundation – Museum Of Modern Art, Andros
1987 Pan-Hellenic Art Exhibition 1987. Piraeus Port Organization (OLP) Exhibition Center, Piraeus (Org. by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture).
1988 Encounters, Pinpointing, Juxtapositions. Athens Municipal Art Gallery/ Curator: Kostas Stavropoulos.
1989 17 + 1. Participation with the Medusa Art Gallery, Athens Municipal Art Gallery.
1990 Vers un Nouvel Humanisme: Jeunes Peintres Grecs a Paris. Espace des Esselieres, Villejuif, Paris.
1991.1992 Contemporary Greek Painting: Vlassis Frissiras Collection (1991), Pierides Gallery, Glyfada (1991) Athens Municipal Cultural Center,
1993-1994 Athens (1992). Municipal art Gallery of Rhodes, Rhodes (1992). Art & Concert Hall of Hydra, Hydra (1992). The Byzantine Museum, Zakynthos (1993). Neoria, Chania, Crete (1994). Yeni Mosque, Thessaloniki (1994). Velidio Cultural Center, Thessaloniki (1994). Thessaloniki Port Organization, Thessaloniki/Curator: Kostas Takis Mavrotas
1991 23 Festival International de la Peinture 1991. Chateau Musee de Gagnes-Sur-Mer (France). Athens School of Fine Arts: Graduates ’86-’90. Stratis Eleftheriadis (Teriade) Museum-Library, Vareia, Mytilene. Germinations 6. Ludwig Forum fur Internationale Kunst Aachen Aix-la-Chapelle.
1992 Jeune Presence Grecque. Gallerie Flak, Paris.
Dimitirs Pierides Collection. European Cultural Center of Delphi.
1993 Grands et Jeunes d’ Aujourd’hui. Grand Palais, Paris.
Young Greek Painters. Art & Concert Hall of Hydra, Hydra.
1994 Exercises in Homeland Education, National Gallery, Corfu/ Curator: Manos Stefanidis.
1994.1996 Contemporary Greek Painting:Costas Ioannidis Collection. Municipal Art Gallery of Rhodes, Rhodes (1994)/Curator: Lina Tsikouta. Contemporary Greek Painting: Costas Ioannidis Collection. Amphissa Municipality Cultural Center, Amphissa (1996)/Curator: Dora Iliopoulou-Rogan (in the framework of “Phocian ‘96” events).
1995 Grands et Jeunes d’ Aujourd’hui. Grand Palais, Paris.
1996 Sketches. Kouvoutsakis Gallery, Kifissia, Athens. A tribute to Pericles Pantazis. E. Averoff gallery, Metsovo/ Curator: Olga Mentzafou – Polyzou.
Teachers and Pupils, Pupils and Teachers. “Astrolavos” Gallery (Dexameni), Athens/ Curator: Manos Stefanidis.
1997 Teachers and Pupils: A Proposal for Perusal. “Metamorphosis” Art Gallery, Thessaloniki/Curator: Manos Stefanidis.
Paul Verlaine (1844-1896.French Institute of Piraeus.(Organizers: French Institute of Piraeus and Art Studio 24).
The History of a Work: “Apopsi” Center of Arts and Letters, Athens.
Painting to the Poetry of Odysseus Elytis. Odysseus Elytis Art Gallery, Athens Municipality.
Ten Contemporary Figurative Painters from the Collection of the Kouvoutsakis Gallery. Thessaloniki Municipal Art Gallery/Curator: Thalia Stefanidou (Organizers: Municipal Gallery, Organization for The Cultural Capital of Europe Thessaloniki ’97 and the Kouvoutsakis Gallery).
Focuses on the Gaze. Larissa Center of Contemporary Art, Larissa/ Curator:Athina Schina.
Pireos Street: Metamorphoses of an Industrial Landscape. Former Factory of VIS S.A., Neo Faliro, Athens/ Curators: Iris Kritikou and Flavia Nessi-Giazitzoglou.
1998 Greek Landscape Painting of the 19th and 20th Centuries: From the Collections of the National Gallery and the Evripidis Koutalidis Foundation. National Gallery & A. Soutzou Museum, Athens/Curators: Marina Lambraki-Plaka and Angela Tamvaki.
Modern Greek Art from the Collection of Leonidas Beltsios. Larissa Center of Contemporary Art, Larissa/ Curator: Dora Iliopoulou-Rogan.
Positions and Aspects of 20th Century Greek Painting in the Collection of Costas Ioannidis. Corfu Municipal Gallery, Corfu/Curator:Manolis Vlachos.
1999 Ioannis A. Kynigopoulos Collection: Greek painting works on Syros. Hermoupolis Art Gallery, Hermoupolis/Curator: Takis Mavrotas (In the Framework of Hermoupolia ’99).
Contemporary Greek Painting: The Collection of George Kitis. Yeni Mosque, Thessaloniki/ Curator: Angeliki Sachini (In the framework of events of the XXXIV Dimitria Festival).
2000 Athens-Paris- Paris-Athens: A Pictorial Journey. ‘Psychari 36’ Gallery, Athens/ Curator: Irini Savvani.
2000 Cans. Pireos Street Lithographic Establishment, Moschato/Curator: Niki Nikonanou.
Contemporary Greek Painting: The Collection of Christos Christofis. Nautical Gymnasium of Oinousses.
Art Athina ‘8 2000: Meeting of Contemporary Art. Participation with The Medusa Art Gallery, Helexpo Exhibition Center, Maroussi.
2001 Quests and Formulations of Greek Artists 1950-2000. Works from the Rethymno Contemporary Art Center, Rethymno. Larissa Center of Contemporary Art, Larissa. The Art Center (formerly Barry raisin storage facilities), Patras/Curator: Maria Marangou.
The Best 2000-2001. Medusa Art Gallery, Athens.
The Myth of Women in Contemporary Greek Painting 1930-2001.
Vassilis & Eliza Goulandris Foundation-Museum of Modern Art, Andros/ Curator: Haris Kambouridis.
Dialogue with Memories: Costas Ioannidis Collection. Old Municipal Hospital of Patras, Patra. (Organizer: French Institutte of Athens, Patras Branch).
Figurazione. Galleria Forni, Milano/ Curator: Alessandro Riva.
Visions and Fetters: Prison Allegories in Contemporary Greek Art
1922-2002 Municipal Art Center of Athens, Eleftherias Park, Athens. Curator: Haris Kambouridis.
2002 Man and Nature. “Tzamia-Krystalla” Art Gallery, Chania/ Curator: Peggy Kounelaki.
Greek Painters: Collection of Christos Christofis. Triantafyllis Residence, Athens.
People-Faces-Figures: Rethymno Contemporary Art Center, Rethymno/ Curator: Maria Marangou.
2002.2003 Tracing the Present, the Future, the Past: Young Greek Artists, A Spotlight on Ioannina Prefecture. E. Averoff Gallery, Metsovo (2002). Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (2003). ‘Technopolis’, Municipality of Athens, Athens (2003)/ Curator: Lina Tsikouta-Deimezi. (Organizers: Averoff Gallery-Ioannina Prefecture).
Artists whose Paintings deal with the Aegean and its History and The New Collection of the Ministry for the Aegean. Ministry for The Aegean, Mytilene.
30 Years and …: Collection of George and Mandy Diamantidis. Thessaloniki Municipal Art Gallery, Thessaloniki/ Curators: Mandy Skouteli-Diamantidi and Hara Theoharous.
2003 I, Myself. Rethymno Contemporary Art Center, Rethymno/ Curator: Heleni Kypraiou.
New Image Worshipping: A Triumphant Comeback of Pictorial Depiction. Fine Arts Kapopoulos Gallery, Athens/ Curator: Modern Greek Art Archives.
2004 Anthropography: Christos Christofis Collection. Thracian Art & Tradition Foundation, Xanthi.
Metamorphoses of the Body. Kalfayan Gallery, Athens.
Olive Laudation. The Athens Academy, Athens/ Curators: Iris Kritikou-Flavia Nessi-Giazitzoglou. (Organizers: Greek Folklore Research Institute of the Athens Academy, scientific supervision-coordination: Aikaterini Polymerou-Kamilaki).
References to Gyzis. The House of Exhibitions, Falatados in Tinos/ Curator: Nikos Xydakis.
A City Hosting the Olympic Games. ‘Technopolis’ Municipality of Athens, Athens/ Curator: Athina Schina. (Organizer: Municipality of Athens, in the framework of “Olympic Games 2004” events).
Close Similarity: Versions of an Antonis Benakis Portrait. Benakis Museum (Pireos Street Building), Athens. (In the framework of “Antonis Benakis 1873-1954: Tribute).
2005 Art on the Front Page: 59 Artists Create art for the “Athens Voice”. Benakis Museum (Pireos Street Building), Athens.
Sacred and Profane: Woman’s Sights in Contemporary Greek Painting (1930-2005). Chania Municipal Gallery, Chania. Curator: Haris Kambouridis.
2006 Reflections from Greece. National Arts Club, New York. (Organizer: Nikos Stathopoulos).
The Scarecrow. E. Averoff Gallery, Metsovo/ Curators: Olga Danielopoulou, Nico de Oliveira, Nicola Oxley.
2007 Sights of the Figure, Indications of the Landscape: Greek Painters in Antonis & Azia Hatzeioannou Collection at Chania Municipal Gallery. Chania Municipal Gallery, Chania/ Curator: Iris Kritikou.
Homeland. Benakis Museum (Pireos Street Building), Athens. Curator: Iris Kritikou. (In the framework of the presentation of the book under the same title, published by Alpha Trust).
Motel Xenios Zeus: Pots of Life. Ancient Olympia International Festival/ Curators: Yiota Apostolopoulou-Alexandros Apostolidis.
2008 The perspective of time, Pictorial History Paintings from the Sotiris Felios Collection
2010 Athina 2010, Medusa Art Gallery, Athens 2011 Art-Athina 2011, Medusa Art Gallery, Athens






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