Born in 1968 in Athens, Greece. She studied Greek Literature in National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
and Visual Arts: Drawing in Camberwell College of Arts, London. She lives and works in Athens.
She is represented by Kalfayan Galleries Athens-Thessaloniki.
     
Recent Fellowships 2015 Artists-in-Residence, Research Fellowship, Princeton University, USA.
     
Solo exhibitions 2015 Typo, Kalfayan galleries, Athens, Greece
  2014 Quieter in Every Phrase, Galerie Martine Aboucaya, Paris, France
  2013 My dear Viscount, Kalfayan galleries, Athens, Greece
  2011 Instead of writing, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece.
  2007 Between the Lines, curated by Ch. Petrinou, Martinos Antique & Art Gallery, Athens, Greece.
  2004 Con(text)ure (with Corrina Peipon), Els Hanappe Underground, Athens, Greece.
     
Selected group 2016 Genii Loci. Greek Art from 1930 to Present, Manège Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg. Russia.
exhibitions   Urgent Conversations: Athens-Antwerp, EMST National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens.
    Where There is Sea There Are Pirates, (curated by Poppy Bowers), 3137, Athens.
    Regarding Nicolas Calas, Athens School of Fine Arts.
  2015 Phenomenon (1), island of Anafi, Greece (artist in residence).
    The Element of Ground, Artwall Project Space, Athens, Greece.
    Beauty is the Method (curated by Sotiris Bahtsetzis), American College of Athens, Greece.
  2014 Artissima, Kalfayan galleries, Turin, Italy
    The symptom 05/ α-στοχία, curated by Th. Zafeiropoulos, former hospital of Amfissa, Greece
    Fever of the Antique, curated by Ev. Ledaki, Association of Greek Archaeologists, Athens
    The Rule of Law and the Right to be Human, curated by Thalia Vrachopoulos & Bill Pangburn, Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens
    Art Dubai, Kalfayan galleries, Dubai, UAE
    Art Basel –Hong Kong, Kalfayan galleries, Turin, Italy
    The Armory Show, Kalfayan galleries, NY, USA
  2013 Drawing time, Reading time, The Drawing Center, NY, USA.
    Artissima, Kalfayan galleries, Turin, Italy
    Epitopou, curated by Jeanette Zwingenberger, island of Andros, Greece
    Blue, Kalfayan galleries, Athens, Greece
    The Transparency of Sex, The Symptom project, Amfissa, Greece
    1st Arezzo Biennial Icastica: Glocal Women, curated by Fabio Migliorati, Arezzo, Italy.
    Shining Through, curated by Mark Noll, Zone-D, Athens, Greece
    Report to Cavafy, Kalfayan galleries, Athens, Greece
    Art Dubai, Kalfayan galleries, Dubai, UAE
    Pen to Paper, Athr gallery, Zeddah, Saudi Arabia
  2012 Art Taipei, Kalfayan galleries, Taipei, Taiwan
    Le ciel bientôt sera trop court, Martine Aboucaya gallery, Paris, France
    La Plasticité du Langage, curated by Jeanette Zwingenberger, Fondation Hippocrène, Paris, France
    Fine, Tint gallery, Thessaloniki, Athens, Greece
    Drawing Now Paris, Elika gallery, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
    Forgetmenot, curated by Supermina, Elika gallery, Athens, Greece
  2011 Reference/Representation, Zone D, Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.
    All that melts into air is solid, curated by Galini Notti, Elika gallery, Athens, Greece.
    Drawing Stories, curated by mis(s) group, 50-1 gallery, Lemessos, Cyprus, and Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens.
  2010 Conversation Piece, Tint gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece.
    Cabinets of Miracles, Zone D, curated by Ch. Marinos & P. Kosmadaki, Athens, Greece.
    Tassis Fygis, Kourd gallery, Athens, Greece.
    A Visit, curated by Kosmas Nikolaou, Katakouzinos Museum, Athens, Greece.
    Others: Le Biennali d’ Arte di Marrakech, Atene e Istanbul α Catania e Palermo, Fondazione Puglisi Consentino, Catania, Italy.
    Blank Paper Hysterias, curated by Ch.Androulidaki, K-Art gallery, Athens, Greece.
    Wuthering Heights, Siakos.Hanappe House of Art, Athens, Greece.
    Nightwatch, curated by Supermina, The Art Foundation, Athens, Greece.
  2009 Projections, Panorama of European Cinema, curated by Katerina Tselou, Art Centre of the Municipality of Athens, Greece.
    Gamma, Epsilon, Delta, curated by Els Hanappe, Tint gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece.
    Heaven, 2nd Athens Biennial, How Many Angels Can Dance on the Head of a Pin?, curated by Ch. Marinos, Athens, Greece.
    Heart in Heart, curated by Anna Kafetsi, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece.
    Mimes, curated by Ch. Marinos, Kalfayan galleries, Athens, Greece.
    Booking on book, curated by Maria Aggeli, Biza-Vlahou Bookbindery, Athens, Greece.
  2008 And Now? Curated by Ch. Petrinou, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece.
    Conceptual Obsession, Obsessive Conceptualism, curated by Sot.Bahtsetzis, Tint gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece.
    The Island, curated by Supermina, Cosmos of Culture, Athens, Greece.
    Women Only, Beltsios collection, curated by Sot. Bahtsetzis, Margaris Foundation, Amfilochia, Greece.
    Transexperiences Greece 2008, curated by Anna Kafetsi, National Museum of Contemporary Art, 798 Space, Bejing, China.
  2007 In Present Tense, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece.
    Displacements, curated by Ch. Petrinou, Martinos Antique & Art Gallery, Athens, Greece.
    Premio Lissone, Museum of Contemporary Art, Lissone, Italy.
    Atropa Vanitas, Cosmos of Culture, Athens, Greece.
    Recreation Maid in Greece, curated by Thalea Stefanidou, Alatza Imaret, 1st Thessaloniki Biennial, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  2006 Here, I Disappear, curated by Ghislaine Dantan, The apartment, Athens, Greece.
    Drawing Screen, curated by Sot. Bahtsetzis, TinT Gallery & Thessaloniki Cinema Museum, Thessaloniki, Greece.
    Objects in Waiting, End Gallery, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK.
  2004 Manderley, within 5th Forum (2004), Thessaloniki, Greece.
    Artnow, Zina Athanassiadou gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece.
    Arco 2004, Els Hanappe Underground, Madrid, Spain.
    So much… so great…, curated by X. Kalpaktsoglou, Larissa Contemporary Art Centre, Larissa, Greece.
  2003 A Reader, (with Lucy Harrison & Sharon Kivland), domoBaal Contemporary Art, London, UK.
    ART2003, domoBaal Contemporary Art, London, UK.
  2002 The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2002, touring show (Jerwood Space, London, University of Gloucestershire, MAC, Birmingham, Glasgow
    School of Art, EICH gallery, Hull, The Lowry, Manchester), UK.
  2001 Draw, Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK.
     
Publications   aglimpseof / a hybrid narrative, 2nd edition, from mouth to mouth
    Gagarin, The artists in their own words, 8th edition, published by GAGA, Waasmunster, Belgium, 2004,
ISBN 90-76987-06-8.
    FantasticCities, edited by Lucy Harrison, Kent Institute of Art & Design, 2004, ISBN 1-870522-38-9.
    A Reader, published by domoBaal Editions, 2003, ISBN 0-9544590-0-8.
     
Selected Bibliography   Eve Heisler, “Nina Papaconstantinou, Drawing the Printed Page”, Asymptote online journal, Issue October 2015
    Craig McDaniel & Jean Robertson Spellbound: Rethinking the Alphabet, Intellect Ltd.
Geneviève Casterman, “100(0) Moments De Dessin”, Editions Esperluète, Noville-sur-Mehaigne, Brussels, 2014.
Ken Johnson, “When How It Looks Matters More Than What It Says”, New York Times, November 21, 2013.
Gisele Regatao, “Frame Those Pencil Sketches and Scribbles”, WNYC, 17 November 2013.
“First Look: Drawing Tine, Reading Time”, Apollo magazine, 12 November 2013.
Tina Pandi, “Nina Papaconstantinou. Instead of writing”, design+art in Greece, 2013.
Claire Taillandier, “Bookcase”, http://www.retoursdexpositions.fr, 8 May 2012.

Vena Georgakopoulou, “Writing on Canvas”, Eleytherotypia, 12 December 2011.

Maria Marangou, “Of White Paper”, Eleytherotypia, 28 November 2011.
“Nina Papaconstantinou, Oral history to Tina Pandi”,
http://fixit-emst.blogspot.com/2008/07/nina-papaconstantinou.html, 2008.
“Focus Greece, Artists Dictionary”, Flash Art, October 2007, p. 97.
Augustine Zenakos, “All Alone”, a.the Athens contemporary art review, issue 9, January 2007.
Augustine Zenakos, “A whisper like a roar”, The Vima on Sunday, 21 January 2007.
Despina Zeykili, “The image and the text”, Athinorama, issue 243, 6 January 2005.

Natassa Adamou, “Con(text)ure”, TimeOut Athens, issue 94, 23 December 2004.

Rania Georgiadou, “The image of the text”, Eleytherotypia on Sunday, issue 712,5 December 2004. 

Jose Jimenez, “Los dioses murieron hace siglos”, El Mundo, 13 February 2004.
     
Exhibition catalogues
(Selected)
  “Drawing Time, Reading Time / Marking Language”, essays by Claire Gilman and Melissa Gronlund,
The Drawing Center, New York, 2013.
    “Icastica 2013 project: glocal women”, edited by Fabio Migliorati, Arezzo, 2013.
“Artists in Dialogue, Constantinos Xenakis – Nina Papaconstantinou, The Adventure of Writing”, text by Charis Kanellopoulou, Evdia, Aegina 2013.
“La Plasticité du Langage”, edited by Jeanette Zwingenberger, Fondation Hippocrène, Paris, 2012.
“Drawing Now Paris: Le Salon du Dessin Contemporain”, 6th edition - Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, 2012.

“Nina Papaconstantinou: Instead of Writing”, edited by Tina Pandi, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, 2011.
“Cabinets of Miracles”, edited by Christopher Marinos, Polyna Kosmadaki, Zone D – Zoumboulakis Gallery, Athens, 2010.

“Tasseis fygis”, Kourd Gallery, Athens, 2010.
“Blank Paper Hysterias”, edited by Christina Androulidaki, K-Art Gallery, Athens, 2010.

“2nd Athens Biennial: Heaven”, coordination Theophilos Tramboulis, Athens Biennial, Athens, 2009.
“Mimes”, edited by Christopher Marinos, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, 2009.

“And Now?, Visual Arts in Greece”, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, 2008.
“Women Only: Greek women artists from the Beltsios collection”, edited by Sotirios Bahtsetzis,
Futura publications, Athens, 2008.
“Transexperiences Greece 2008”, edited by Anna Kafetsi, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, 2008.

“Premio Lissone”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Lissone, Italy, 2007.
“In Present Tense: Young Greek Artists”, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, 2007.
“Recreation-Maid in Greece”, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, 2008.
“Drawing Screen”, edited by Sotirios Bahtsetzis, Tint Gallery & Thessaloniki Cinema Museum, Thessaloniki, 2006.

“ARCO: 04 Grecia”, Feria International de Arte Contemporaneo, Madrid, 2004.
“So much…, so great”, edited by Xenia Kalpaktsoglou, Larissa Contemporary Art Centre, Larissa, 2003.
“The Jerwood Drawing Prize”, London, 2002.
     
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