He was born in Athens in 1973. In 1975 he immigrated with his family to Iraq and lived there until 1981 when he returned with his parents to Athens, while in 1984 he moved to Thebes.
University Studies - scholarships
Faculty of Physical Education (Athens, Greece,1990-1995) Athens School of Fine Arts, Master’s degree focus on painting (Athens, Greece, 1997-2001),
Honorary scholarship by I.K.Y. (State Scholarships Foundation) as outstanding graduate of the School of Fine Arts of Athens
Intensive philosophical inquiries into a vast set of subjects that extend beyond philosophy to epistemology, linguistics and semiotics, sociology, psychoanalysis, and even anthropology. His studies are mainly influenced by aspects of Critical Theory, Foucault, Castoriadis, Derrida, Deleuze, Feyerabend and Lacan (1995 – 2023).
Personal Art Exhibitions
“Musical” (Artooth, Athens 2003). / “Cosmos” series (Cosmos 1 & 2) and installation “Walls - Periscopes”, (Artooth, Athens 2004). /“Optical Music”, permanent digital art installation (Kato Patisia - Athens metro station, 2004). / “Platonics”, exhibition-installation, “Sense Universe”, exhibition-installation, (Artooth, Athens 2005). / “Alarm from the Media”, interactive public installation (Thebes 2009). / “Crisis”, sculpture installation, (Studio of Visual Arts Creation, Thebes 2010). “Annihilating the Symbols of Power”, participatory public art event (Thebes 2012). / “TRAP, series of madness of the 21th century” (Cultural organization “Allotropy”, Antikira, Boeotia), “Sphinx”, ephemeral sculpture installation in the public space, (Thebes 2015). “Pharmacon”, large-scale installation (Studio of Visual Arts Creation, Thebes 2016). / “Oedipus, Lost Messages”, Social Sculpture installation performed collaboratively (Sphinx group). Seven historical places in Thebes (2018).
Main Group Exhibitions
“Art project”, permanent group exhibition, Eleftherios Venizelos Athens Airport. (2000). / “Greek Contemporary Art”, organizer and participant, with the collaboration of the Greek Mediterranean Cooperation Foundation and the Independent Artist Network, Damascus and Alep (Syria). / “The opening of “Independent Artist Network”, Mabrida Studios, Athens / “Exhibition in the 13th Biennale of poetry”, Alexandria (Italy) - “Arie del tempo”, Biennale of poetry, Genova (Italy) / “The International Arts Festival, Athens”, CA4S, Technopolis, Athens. (2007). / “Gardling Sky”, co-curation with P. Kasda and participant artist, international art action, Crete. (2009). / Exhibition series of the art network “PAI„ at Alexandroupolis (Ethnological Museum of Thrace), Samothrace, Thebes, Patmos, Athens-Technopolis. (2010). / Crisis”, sculptural installation, art exhibition organized by the Church of Greece, Cultural Senter of Schimatari (2011). / “International Flag Art” (IFA), World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, organized by MEADOWS (Mediterranean Endeavors Advancing Development of Widespread Sustainability) and OFAA (Olympic Fine Arts Association), Unesco, Beirut office. (2014). / “Events Horizon at his home”, Kerameikos, Athens / “Our cottage in Utopia”, Events Horizon, Municipality of Patras. (2017). / “Aspects of Independent Artistic Creation in Greece today”, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens. / “City on the move”, Events Horizon and Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People, Amaliada. / “The boats we were hurting”, Events Horizon, first opening at the Municipal Gallery of Piraeus, following a two-year tour around Greece (Gythio Hydra - historical archive, War Museum - Nafplio, Environmental Awareness Park Antonis Tritsis, Municipality of Paleo Faliro, Cultural Center Floisvos, Volos, and more) / “Oedipus, Lost Messages”, social sculpture installation with the “Sphinx” team, Biennale of Western Balkans, Ioannina- Greece / “The book”, Events Horizon, on tour in Greece: Book Gallery, Epigraphic Museum, Athens – Greece. (2018). / “Events Horizon”, «Platforms Project», Athens School of Fine Arts- Greece, (2019). / “Sphinx 2021, Social Sculpture Biennale - Antigone, Limits and Borders”, Thebes. / “The Big Book – Modern Culture and the Tradition of Written Text”, Sphinx 2021 Biennale, Archaeological Museum of Thebes. / “Bairakia” (“Revolutionary flags”), with “Events Horizon”, «Platforms Project», Group Installation, Athens School of Fine Arts, (Greece) – also Rethymno, Krete. (2021)
Projects & Distinctions
Artwork selected for permanent display at the Athens International Airport (2000). / “Optical Music”, digital art installation winning contest for the Athens metro station, Kato Patisia - “Cosmic-Olympics”, first place honorable mention for a digital art installation with fiber optics for the Olympic Stadium Athens metro station (2004). / Founded the “Independent Artist Network” and the non-profit organization “Artooth” (2006 -7). / “Miorita, Melusina and the Sphinx”, digital art project selected among 70 European projects for European Capitals of Culture Sibiu and Luxemburg. The proposal consisted of a telecommunication digital installation that interconnected the two European with Greece (2007). / Founded in Thebes the cultural group “The Alarm Clock” | Coordinator, Artistic Director and participant artist in art network "PAI", Alexandroupolis , Samothraki , Thebes , Patmos , Athens cultural events in all cities (2010). / “What is Anthropos”, organizer, large-scale holistic work presented as a two-month international artistic intervention in the real psycho-social “fabric” of the ancient city of Thebes (Greece). / The project was proposed in the international competition of UNESCO. https://thethebesproject.blogspot.com/, (2013). / First “Sphinx Festival”, founder and curator, ambitious artistic project established in a new town, lying on the tracks of one of the most ancient cities of Europe, Thebes. The first Sphinx festival was realized with the collaboration of Athens School of Fine Arts and the support of the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Education (2015). / “Aspects of Independent Artistic Creation in Greece Today” conference, member of the curatorial committee, Events Horizon, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens. | Second “Sphinx festival” (biennale) - organizer and curator of the First International Festival of Social Sculpture in Greece, focused on the theme of Oedipus (2018). Curator and organizer of the “Sphinx 2021 Biennale”. The theme: “Antigone - Limits and Borders” (2021).
Associate Professor of Physical Education in Secondary Education (1997-2000). / New Product Design Executive for the «Promotion of Hellenic Culture Agency. Responsible for production planning and quality control of ancient copies (sculptures, ceramics, paintings, metal objects) and the design of museum stores (2002-2005). / Art Teacher in Secondary Education in Public Schools (2007-2022). / Head of the painting workshop in women's prison (Eleonas, Thebes, 2014, 2018). / Gave seminars and taught aesthetics and philosophy in private and public organizations (2004-2022). / Wrote articles, organized and participated in philosophical lectures (2005-2022). / Curator and founder of the above-mentioned artistic projects (.i.e. Independent Artists Network, Artooth, Alarm, Sphinx Biennale, Sphinx Art Team), and curator for individual, personal and independent group art proposals (2005-2022).
"Independent Artists Network", at www.artooth.com, 2005./ "The Manifesto of New Greek Art", at www.artooth.com, 2006. / "The Pathogenesis of Greek Reality and Culture", at www.artooth.com, 2006. "Sponsors and Sponsorships", www.artooth.com, 2006. "Innovation & Revolutionary", at www.artooth.com, 2007. / "The Identity of Utopia" in "Our cottage in Utopia", Events Horizon, Athens, 2017. / “The Asthetic and Political Dimension of Social Sculpture as an Ecology of Denial. A Comparison with Beuys’ Positions. - Towards A 21st Century Artistic Manifesto” Trans. Aglaia Pantelaki, (Editorial Text in Biennale Catalog) "Sphinx 2018 – the Hidden Thebes Festival", Sphinx, Thebes, 2018. / "The conditions of independence - art and society" in "Proceedings of the Symposium - Aspects of Independent Artistic Creation in Greece Today", (Proceedings of the symposium at EMST, Greek Ministry of Culture, National Museum of Modern Art), Events Horizon, Athens, 2018. / "Ontological Foundations of Violence" in "Intelectum", Thessaloniki, 2021 / "The Rebellion of Poetry and Antigone - An Unconventional Interpretation", Trans. Katerina Anastasopoulou, (Editorial Text. in Biennale catalog) “Sphinx 2021 – Social Sculpture Biennale – Antigone, Limits and Borders”, Sphinx, Thebes, 2022.
"Art and Society", Public Lecture, Thebes Cultural Center-City Hall, Thebes, 2005. / "Independent Artist Network", Art Act, Athens, 2007. / "Innovation and Revolutionary in Contemporary Art", Art-Act, Athens, 2007. / "Sponsors and Sponsorships", Art-Act, Athens, 2012 | “Art and Everyday Life”. Three public Lectures in Thebes, 2007. / "Art and Mental Health: The Contribution of Art to Human Self-fulfilment", on conference "Education - Art and Mental Health", Directorate of Secondary Education of Boeotia, Chamber of Boeotia, Livadia, 2014. / “Miorita, Melusina and Sphinx”, Workshop of Arts and Visual Creation, Thebes, 2014. / “Farmakon”, Workshop of Arts and Visual Creation, Thebes, 2016. / “The Conditions of Independence - Art and Society” at the symposium “Aspects of Independent Artistic Creation in Greece Today”, EMST, Greek Ministry of Culture, National Museum of Modern Art, Athens, 2018. / “Antigone as an Example of Social Sculpture”, Social Sculpture International Symposium in Sphinx Biennale entitled: “Antigone, Limits and Borders”, Thebes, 2021. / “Social Sculpture – an experiment”, Athens School of Fine Arts, Studio 11, 2021 / “8 Theoretical-philosophical analyzes on the contemporary world and on art”, Series of public lectures. [Titles: "The collapse of the world and the meteoric chasm of things", "The word as debt and the foundation of the world", "The sacred and the profane", "The (historical) deviations of logos and the loss of meaning", “Substance and violence. The hard parameters of systems of knowledge ", "Inconsistent science", "Realities and authorities. The production of anti-meaning", "The schism in the subject and the drama of the absurd", "The power of extreme emotions and the meanings of the body", "The exorcism of the body, the degeneration and the indeterminacy of the sexual".], “Art Events”, Chalkida, 2021. / Series of 20 annual lectures analyzing a variety of philosophical areas such as semiotics, language, existentialism, psychology and psychoanalysis, sociology, critical theory and epistemology interconnected with a holistic identification through dimensions that open up the work of philosophers and intellectuals of the 20th and 21st centuries such as Derrida, Adorno, Lacan, Foucault, Castoriadis, Deleuze and Guattari, Agamben and others. Workshop of Arts and Visual Creation, Thebes, 2014-2022.
Interviews on Magazins
“Konstantinos Angelou: “Trap” - by Marai Georgousi - "Collections" Magazine, 2015. / “Konstantinos Angelou” – by Josh Ryder and Melissa C. Hilborn – Peripheral Arteries Magazine, Contemporary Art Review - Special Biennial Edition, 2019. / "Konstantinos Angelou: On Social Sculpture and Other "Demons"” - by Aglaia Pantelaki, Banal Magazine, July 2021.
Interviews on television and radio networks
Numerous interviews on state and private television and radio networks, such as on state television ERA 1 -2015, Sky -2015, ERA3 -2018, 2nd (National) program - 2007, 1st (National) program – 2018, TV STAR of Central Greece – 2021, etc.
Birth: 24 January 1973
Residence: Thebes, Greece
Osiou Klimentos 14,
32200, Thebes, Greece
tel. +30 697 64 27 129
2010 - present
2010 - present