1966, Born in Kavala-Greece

 

Education

1987

Graduate of the Physical Education Department – Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,

1991 – 1993

Studied Photography at the Art Institute of Philadelphia / USA

 

1993 – 1997

Collaborated with Platon Rivellis. Directed PhotoCirce in Thessaloniki

 

1994 -1997

Member of the Consulting Committee for the establishment of Photography Museum of Thessaloniki.

 

2000

Administrative Director of the Photography Center of Skopelos Island.

 

Since 1990, Stratos works as a freelance photographer and photography teacher, organising independent workshops.

He taught and organized a number of seminars and exhibitions.

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2019

Archipelagos, National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation, Thessaloniki, Greece
Archipelagos, National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation, Athens,  Greece

 

2018

Athos / The Colours of Faith, Municipal Gallery of Larissa-G.I. Katsigras Museum,           Greece
Athos / The Colours of Faith,Galerie Intervalle, Paris France

 

2017

Athos / The Colours of Faith, Tehnohoros Apotheke, Sithonia, Greece
Athos / The Colours of Faith, Municipal Museum, Kavala, Greece
Athos / The Colours of Faith, Museum Manege, St. Petersburg, Russia
The Pig and Other Stories, Bernier/Eliades Gallerie, Athens, Greece

 

2016

Athos / The Colours of Faith, Accademia di Romania, Roma, Italy
Athos / The Colours of Faith, Sala Giubileo Filoxenia, Trieste, Italy
Athos / The Colours of Faith, Palazzo Saluzzo Paesana, Torino, Italy
Athos / The Colours of Faith, Byzantine Museum, Ioannina,Greece.
Athos / The Colours of Faith, National bank of Greece Cultural Foundation, Athens

 

2014

Athos / The Colours of Faith, Hellenic Foundation for Culture Berlin, Germany
Athos / The Colours of Faith, National bank of Greece Cultural   Foundation,Thessaloniki

 

2010

Commissioned Project for the Inauguration of the Onassis Cultural Center, Athens

 

2009

Archipelagos, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, Greece

 

2008

Journal 1988 – 2002, Villa Audi, Beirute/Lebanon

 

2007

Journal 1988 – 2002, 10th Edition of PhotoEspana, Centro Cultural Caja Castilla, Cuenca/Spain
Journal 1988 – 2002, Foundation of Thracian Art and Tradition, Xanthi

 

2006

European Eyes on Japan – Saga 2005 vol. 8, Kalfayan  Galleries,
13th Edition of Athens Int’l Month of Photography
5th Gyumri Biennale of Contemporary Art, Armenia

 

2004

Journal 1998 – 2002, 16th Edition of Photosynkyria, French Institute, Thessaloniki
Journal 1998 – 2002, 11th Edition of Athens Int’l Month of Photography, Kalfayan Galleries

 

2002

The Others, Photography Days/ IFSAK, Istanbul

 

2000

Archetypal Images, Photography Center, Athens

 

1999

Archetypal Images, Forum of Keen Art, Thessaloniki

 

1995

Sites, Christina Zervou Gallery, French Institute, Thessaloniki

 

1993

Return, Photochoros, Thessaloniki & Athens
Mythographies, 6th Edition of Photosynkyria, American Center, Thessaloniki

 

1992

Greek Images, Macams, Philadelphia/PA

 

1991

Rebellious  Figures,  Cultural Center, Athens

 

1990

Escape, Arts & Literature Center, Kavala

 

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2019

Group Show, Bernier/ Eliades Gallery, Athens

 

2016

Paris Photo Fair, Bernier Eliades Gallery Booth, Paris
Faces Now European Portrait Photography since 1990, Centrocentro, Photoespana,  Madrid (cat.)

 

2015

Faces Now European Portrait Photography since 1990, Museum of  photography  Thessaloniki. Greece. (cat.)
Faces Now European Portrait Photography since 1990, The Nederlands. Fotomuseum (cat.)
Faces Now European Portrait Photography since 1990, Bozar Expo, Brussels, Belgium (cat.)

 

2014

Nautilus Navogating Greece, Bozar Expo, Brussels, Belgium (cat.)
Greek Seas a photographic journey in time, Benaki Museum Athens cat.

 

2013

Archipelago Audiovisual Marseille – Provence 2013 European Capital of Culture

 

2011

Festival de la Photographie Méditerranéenne, Sanary-sur-Mer, France (cat.)

 

2010

Time Within Us, Moscow House of Photography Museum, Moscow, Russia (cat.)

 

2010

Time Within Us, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece (cat.)
Time Within Us, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul, Turkey (cat.)

 

2009

Aspects de la photographie Hellenique, Thessaloniki Museum of Photography (cat.)
Aspects de la photographie Hellenique, Art Athina, Athens (cat.)
La Gioia, visioni e rappresentazioni, Festival Internazionale di Roma, Italy (cat.)
Water, Thessaloniki Museum of Photography

 

2008

Aspects de la photographie Hellenique, Septembre de la Photo, Nice, France (cat.)

 

2007

European Eyes on Japan vol.8, Museum of Modern Art, Saga, Japan (cat.)

 

2006

The Dispersed Urbanity of the Aegean Archipelago, 10th  Venice Int’l Architectural Biennale, Greek Participation (cat.)
European Eyes on Japan vol.8, Museum of Modern Art, Fukushima, Japan (cat.)
Arrivals, Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki (CACT), Corça, Albania
Positive Charges, Thessaloniki Center of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (cat.)

 

2005

Untouchable Things, Backlight, 7th Tampere Int’l Triennial, Finland (cat.)
Territoires/Communautés, 12th Athens Int’l Month of Photography, P37 Gallery
Isolation and Togetherness, Plovdith, Bulgaria

 

2004

Greek Photographs of the 20th Century: Thessaloniki Museum of Photography
Isolation and Togetherness, Istanbul, Turkey
Isolation and Togetherness Goethe Institute of Thessaloniki (cat.)

 

2001

Image and Icon: The New Greek Photography 1975-1995
Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa – Canada
Territoires/Communautés, Rethymnon Contemporary Art Center, Crete Island
Image and Icon: The New Greek Photography 1975-1995
Marché Bonsecours, Montreal – Canada

 

2000

Got you under my skin, Forum of Keen Art, Thessaloniki (cat.)
Watch me / Watch you, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, 12th Edition of Photosynkyria, Thessaloniki (cat.)
Territoires/Communautés, Larissa Contemporary Art Center, Larissa (cat.)
Territoires/Communautés, Skopelos Photography Center, Skopelos Island

 

1999

Territoires/Communautés, Galerie Du Chateau D’ Eau,Toulouze-France (cat.)

 

1998

FokArt, Forum of Keen Art, Thessaloniki (cat.)
Intimacies, Rethymnon Centre for Contemporary Art, Rethymnon-Crete (cat.)

 

1998

Image and Icon: The New Greek Photography 1975-1995 The Royal Photographic Society, Bath-UK

 

1997

Icons-38-Courses, Photography Center, Athens
Contemporary Differentiations Photography Museum, Thessaloniki
Aegean- Trajectories in Light & Time, Photography Center, Skopelos (cat.)
Image and Icon: The New Greek Photography 1975-1995, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art –Thessaloniki (cat.)
Image and Icon: The New Greek Photography 1975-1995
Int’l Month of Photography, Bratislava-Slovakia

 

1996

Photography Circle , Christina Zervou Gallery – French Institute, Thessaloniki

 

1995  

Praxis, Yeni Tzami, Thessaloniki (cat.)

 

1994

Photography Circle, Mylos-Thessaloniki & Eleftherias Park- Athens

 

1993

Sani Festival, Aristotelis Convention Center, Halkidiki
Being, Goethe Institute, Thessaloniki

 

1992 

Biennale of Young Mediterranean Artists, Valencia – Spain (cat.)

 

1991

Young Greek Artists, Yeni Tzami-Thessaloniki & Public Gallery – Athens (cat.)

 

1990

Biennale of Young Mediterranean Artists, Marseille – France (cat.)

 

 

Grants, Awards & Commissions

 

2010

Commissioned Project for the Inauguration of the Onassis Cultural Center, Athens

 

2006

The Dispersed Urbanity of the Aegean Archipelago, 10th Venice Int’l Architectural Biennale, Greek Participation, Hellenic Republic Ministry of Culture, 2006

 

2005

European Eyes On Japan 8, Japan Today, Saga Perfecture

 

2004

Catch the light / Athens Faces, Olympic Games, Athens 2004

 

2000

Omonia 2000, Agra Publications –Athens
Bergen European City of Culture, Artist Residency, Kulturhuset USF Bergen-Norway

 

1997

Photography Center of Skopelos – Aegean Project

 

1993

Aristotelis Onassis Foundation – Athens

 

 

Works in Public Collections

 

Museum of Modern Art, Saga, Japan

Thessaloniki Museum Of Photography

Photography Center of Skopelos

 

 

Publications

 

2017

Archipelago, Agra Publications- Athens

 

2014

Athos / The Colours of Faith, text by Nikos Xythakis, Agra Publications-Athens

 

2004

Journal, text by Christian Caujolle, Agra Publications-Athens

 

2000

Omonia 2000, essay by F.Fillipou, Agra Publications – Athens

 

1999

Archetypal Images, essays  by the artist & Plato Rivellis, Agra Publications -Athens

 

1991

Ilaira, poetry by Angela Mantziou (self publication), Thessaloniki