Nikos Navridis was born in Athens. He studied Architecture at the National Polytechnic School of Athens and Art at the School of Fine Arts of Athens.

From 2008 he is teaching as professor at the Athens School of Fine Arts.


Solo Projects


Noli me tangere. Music and Visual Arts Cycle Project on Visual Arts | THE ARTIST ON THE COMPOSER, NEON Organisation, First commission to artist Nikos Navridis,  Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, Greek National Opera Hall, with the Orchestra of the Greek National Opera, Athens, Jan 5, Febr. 3, 10. Curators : Elina Kountouri, Giorgos Koumentakis, (Cat.)



Solo Exhibitions

When you Sing.  Bernier/ Eliades Gallery, Athens, Greece, Oct – Nov. (Cat.)


When you Sing.  Bernier/ Eliades Gallery, Brussels, Belgium.  Apr – July.


…Inside of me, I laugh and jest a lot. Bernier/ Eliades Gallery, Athens, Greece,  January. (Cat.)


Try Again. Fail Again. Fail Better. Aeschyleia 2013, Eleusis. Sept. (Cat.)


Zina Athanassiadou Gallery. Thessaloniki, Greece. January.


Tomorrow will be a wonderful day. Bernier Eliades Gallery. Athens, Greece. March.


Magnus Müller Gallery, Berlin, Germany


Nikos Navridis. Bernier Eliades Gallery. Athens, Greece. March.


Nikos Navridis, Difficult Breaths.  Foundation  La Caixa, Madrid, Spain.Curator : Rosa Martinez. January. (Cat.)


Project Rooms, ARCO, Epikentro Gallery. Madrid, Spain. February.


Nikos Navridis. Museo Universitario Contemporáneo de Arte, MUCA  Gallery. Mexico City, Mexico. Curator : Sylvia Pandolfi Elliman. August. (Cat.)

Nikos Navridis. Epikentro Gallery. Athens, Greece. February.


Nikos Navridis Köln Sculpture. Art Cologne ’98. Kouros Gallery.

Cologne, Germany. November.


Nikos Navridis. Epikentro Gallery. Athens, Greece. January.


Dematerialization – Nikos Navridis.  23rd Biennial of Sao Paolo. Sao Paolo, Brazil. Curator : Katerina Koskina. October. (Cat.)


Nikos Navridis. Kalfayan Gallery. Thessalonica, Greece. Curator: KaterinaKoskina. November. (Cat.)



Selection of Group Exhibitions


Portals-59 Artists from 27 Countries, Organised by the Hellenic Parliament and Neon Foundation, curated by Elina Kountouri & Madeleine Grynsztejn

Six Greek Artists Bernier/ Eliades Gallery, Brussels, Belgium. May – July.


Everything was for ever, until it was no more. 1st Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art. The Former Faculty of Biology of the University of Latvia. Riga, Latvia. Curator : Katerina Gregos. June-Oct. (Cat.)


Balance Exercises : Plannings and Implementation.Thessaloniki International Exhibition & Congress Centre, Thessaloniki, Greece. Curator : Emmanuel Mavrommatis. Nov. (Cat.)


MOMENTE. Kolvenburg Billerbeck, Munsterland Festival, Munster, Germany.  August – November. (Sup. by Bernier/ Eliades Gallery.)


ANTIDORON. The EMST Collection , Documenta 14, Fridericianum, Kassel. Germany. June – September. Curator : Katerina Koskina. (Cat.)


Genii Loci. Greek art  from 1930 to the present. The MANEGE Central Exhibition Hall, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.  Nov 2016- Jan 2017(Cat.)


“Between the pessimism of the intellect and the Optimism of the Will.”) 5th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art Thessaloniki.  June23-Nov 30, 2015, TIF – HELEXPO S.A. Curator : Katerina Gregos,


Fear Nothing, She Says, When Art Reveals Mystic Truths. National Museum of Sculpture, Valladolid, Spain. Nov. 2015 – Febr. 2016. Curator : Rosa Martinez. (Cat.)


Art in Europe since 1945. Beyond Boundaries. Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art. Thessaloniki, Greece. Curator: Denis Zacharopoulos. February. (Cat.)


No Country for young  men. Contemporary Greek art in time of Crisis. Bozar. Cantre for Fine Arts Brussels. Curator : Katerina Gregos. March. (Cat.)


A Thousand Doors.  Gennadius Library, Athens, ΝΕΟΝ, Whitechapel Gallery. Curator Iwona Blaswick, OBE. May. (Cat.)


c.p.cavafy@days_of_2013”,  European Cultural Centre of Delphi, Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, December


Greek Art, SEM-ART Gallery, Principality of Monaco, Monaco, January.


Visual Dialogs. Onassis Cultural Center, Onassis Foundation, Athens, Greece,   curator : Marilena Kara. Nov.

Respiro (Breath) Monotono, ZOE Foundation, Art of the World, Vicenza, Italy, curator : Adelina von Fürstenberg. Oct. (Cat.)

Marathon , European Cultural Centre of Delphi, curator : Efi Andreadi. June.


The First Image. CRAC, Contemorary Art Center, Sete, France, curator : Denys Zacharopoulos,July. (Cat). Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, / 50th Thessaloniki International Film Festival. Thessalonica. November.

Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessalonica, Greece, November

Fluid Identity. Municipal Gallery of Patras, Greece, curator : Andreas Ioannidis.  July. (Cat.)

ReMap 2. Open Air Screening Room,  Kerameikos, Athens, curator : Marina Fokidis, July.


And Now? Visual Arts in Greece 3.  Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki,

Moni Lazariston, Thessaloniki, curator Christina Petrinou. Dec. (Cat.)


Transexperiences Greece 2008. 798 Art Space Beijing. (organised by the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, curator, Anna Kafetsi). June. (Cat)


Take a deep breath, Auditorium Starr, Tate Modern, London, Nov.

Bodycity. Video Apartment project,  Docklands Dublin,  Dublin, Ireland (Curators : Nigel Rolfe, Cliodhna Shaffrey, Shelagh Morris) November

Places.  Benaki Museum, Athens, (Curator Denis Zacharopoulos, Sept. (Cat)

Bernier Eliades Gallery. Athens, Greece, September.

Who is here? Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessalonica, Greece, Curator Denis Zacharopoulos, May (Cat.)


18:Beckett.  Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto, Canada. Curator : Seamus Kealy. November (Cat.)

Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada. March 2007 (Cat.)


Farago.  Bernier Eliades Gallery. Athens, Greece. October


Venice Istanbul. Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey. Curator : Rosa Martinez. October. (Cat.)

The Athens Effect.  Photographic Images in Contemporary Art

Mudima Foundation, Milan, Italy. Curator : Birgit Hoffmeister. September (Cat.) , Maison Européenne de la photographie. Paris June 2007 (Cat.)


Always a Little Further. 51st Venice Biennial, Arsenale, Venice, Italy. Curator : Rosa Martinez. June. (Cat.)


Nuit Blance.2004.  Hopital Saint Lazare, Paris, France. Curator: Hou Hanru. October. (Cat.)

Monument to Now.  Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art , Athens,Greece. Curators : Dan Cameron, Jeffrey Deitch, Alison M. Gingeras, Massimiliano Gioni, Nancy Spector. June. (Cat)

Man and Woman – God Becomes A Man. The Museum of New Art, Parnϋ, Estonia Curator : Mark Soosaar. June. (Cat.)

 Files.  Museum of Contemporary Art of Castilla, Leon, Spain. Curator: Octavio Zaya. February. (Cat.)

Breakthrough  Greece 2004 : Contemporary Perspective in the Visual Arts.  Alcalá 31. Exhibition hall of the culture council and sports of Madrid.  Madrid, Spain. Curators : Denis Zacharopoulos, Katerina Gregos, Sania Pappa. January. (Cat.)


Deste Prize.  Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art. Athens, Greece. September. (Cat.)

2nd Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2003. Echigo Tsumari, Japan. Director: Fran Kitagawa. July. (Cat.)

Light, Image, Reality, the Aegina Academy.  Aegina, Greece. Curators: Gustav Deutsch, Hanna Schimek. May. (Cat.)

Banquete.  Palau de la Virreina. Barcelona, Spain. Curators: Carin  Ohlenschläger, Luis Rico. January. (Cat.)

Bernier Eliades Gallery. Athens, Greece. January.


No Air. Ares & Pensares, SESC Sao Paolo. Sao Paolo, Brazil. Curator : Jo Takahashi. August. (Cat.)

The Pioneers.  Center of Contemporary Art. Kalambaka, Greece. Curator: Denis Zacharopoulos. June. (Cat.)

Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessalonica. December 2003. (Cat.)

Sketching out Today, Tomorrow and Yesterday. Young Greek Artists.. E. Averoff Museum. Metsovo, Greece. Curator: Lina Tsikouta. June.

Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessalonica. May 2003.

Technopolis of the Municipality of Athens. June 2003.

Art in Transition II – Some kind of dream.. Contemporary Art Museum (CAM). Raleigh North Carolina. USA. Curator: Raphaela Platow. April.

Conversation.  Recent acquisitions of the Van Abbemuseum, Athens School of Fine Arts ‘’The Factory’’. Athens, Greece. Curators: Jan Debbaut, Christiane Berndes. January. (Cat.)


2001 – 2002
Trans Sexual Express:  A Classic for the Third Millennium. Centre d’ Art Santa Monica. Barcelona, Spain. Curators: Rosa Martínez, Xabier Arakistain. June 2001 , Kunsthalle Mücsarnok. Budapest, Hungary. January 2002, Palacio Municipal de Exposiciones, Kiosko Alfonso. A Coruña, Spain. April 2002. (Cat.)

Beyond Origin.  Video Art. Hellenic American Union Galleries. Athens, Greece. Curators: Dimitris Antonitsis, Nantia Argyropoulou, Katerina Koskina. May.


Plateau of Humankind. 49th Venice Biennial Greek Pavilion. Venice, Italy. Curator: Lina Tsikouta. June. (Cat.)


Leaving the Island.. PICAF. Metropolitan Museum of Pusan. Pusan, Korea Curators: Young Chul Lee, Hou Hanru, Rosa Martínez. October. (Cat.)

Synopsis I-Communications. National Museum of Contemporary Art. Athens, Greece. Curator: Anna Kafetsi. October. (Cat.)

Friends and Neighbors.  EVA 2000. Limerick, Ireland. Curator: Rosa Martínez. March. (Cat.)


Looking for a Place.  3rd International Biennial SITE Santa Fe. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. Curator: Rosa Martínez. July.

Hot Air.  Granship, Performing Arts Center,. Shizuoka, Japan. Curator: Fumio Nanjo. April. (Cat.)

Institute of Technology. Carlow, Ireland. August 2002.

The Permanent Collection.  Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Arts. Thessalonica, Greece. October. (Cat.)


Medialization.  Edsvic Art Center. Sollentuna, Stockholm. Curator: Joseph Backstein. June. (Cat.) / Art Museum of Estonia, Estonia. October.


On Life, Beauty, Translations and other Difficulties.  5th International Istanbul Biennial. Turkey. Curator: Rosa Martínez. October. (Cat.)


Pro Patria.  House of Cyprus. Athens, Greece. Curator: Manos Stefanidis. May. (Cat.). Vilka Gallery, Thessalonica, Greece. June.



Nikos Navridis, The Question of the Age of the Void. Sao Paolo Biennial Exhibition catalogue ,. Text by Katerina Koskina.

Nikos Navridis. Kalfayan Gallery, Thessalonica, Greece. Text by Katerina Koskina.