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Biography

Name:

Konstantinos Pagomenos
Date and Place of Birth: 1960, Heraklion - Crete - Greece
Specialty: Painter/Sculptor
Address: Eleftheriou Venizelou Avenue, 246
71414, Gazi Heraklion - Crete - Greece
Telephone/Fax:
Cellular:
+30-2810-822520
+30-6977-566884

Educational Background

  • I studied painting at the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS of Charleroi in Belgium,
    at the atelier of painter Charles Sczymkowicz (1976-1980).
  • Since 1992 I am occupied mainly with constructions and sculpture.
  • Member of the Greek Chamber of Plastic Arts. Web site: http://www.eete.gr
  • Member of the New Artists' Union Travelling Through Europe. Web site: http://www.art-naute.org
  • Member of the Cretan Artistic Association "DIKTION IKASTIKON". Web site: http://www.heraklion.gr
  • Member of the Visual Artists Association of Northern Greece (SKETBE). Web site: http://www.sketbe.gr
  • Member of Greekartists.info. Web site: http://greekartists.info


Exhibitions

  • 1979: Team - Exhibition GALERIE MEZZANINE, CHARLEROI, BELGIUM.
  • 1996: Personal Painting - Sculpture Exhibition at Stavrakakis Gallery at Heraklion, entitled "CONSTRUCTIONS-OBJECT".
  • 1998-2000: Permanent Sculpture Exhibition at the Depot of the Exhibition Hall "Polygnotos" at Heraklion, Crete.
  • 2000: Team - Exhibition at the Exhibition Room of the Union of University Graduates of Fine Arts in
    Athens "7+7minus" 13 Heraklian artists.
  • 2001: Personal Sculpture Exhibition at the hotel APOLLONIA entitled "CHALLENGE", Heraklion.
  • 2003: "OIKADE" (AT HOME) Exhibition of Cretan Artists, organized by Rethymno Center for Contemporary Art - Municipal Picture Gallery "L. Kanakakis" - Art Hall "8", Rethymno, Crete.
  • 2003: "OIKADE" (AT HOME) Exhibition of Cretan Artists, organized by Cretan Union Cultural Center of Municipality of Athens "MELINA".
  • 2003: "OIKADE" (AT HOME) Exhibition of Cretan Artists at the Basilica of Saint Mark of Heraklion. Organized by the Vikelaia Municipal Library and the Center of the Contemporary Art of Rethimno.
  • 2003: Exhibition of works of Cretan Artists organized by the Prefectural Government of Chania and the Institute of Olive and Subtropical plants of Chania, in the context of the International Congress "OLIVE AND ENVIRONMENT". Exhibition at George Kounalis Gallery at Chania (Crete) and Exhibition at the Haunt of students, Rethymno.
  • 2004: Exhibition of works of Cretan artists organized by the Prefectural Government of Lassithi - Cultural organism of Agios Nikolaos and the Institute of Olive and Subtropical plants of Chania, in the context of the International Congress "OLIVE AND ENVIRONMENT". Exhibition at the Municipal picture gallery of Agios Nikolaos, Crete.
  • 2004: International Art Festival Chania 2004 under the aegis of the Prefecture of "NEORIA" Chania. Organized by OMMA CENTER OF CONTEMPORARY ART.
  • 2004: ''BODY'' Collective Exhibition of local and foreign artists in the context of the Arts Festival "TOUCH 2004" organized by the Cultural Organization of the municipality of Agios Nikolaos. Municipal Art Gallery of Agios Nikolaos, Crete.
  • 2005: "The Presents of Psiloritis" Hyacintheia 2005 Sculpture exhibition based on Musical instruments.
    Organized by the cultural group of Hyacintheia (Anogeia, Crete).
  • 2006: "ROOTS" Exhibition of 35 artists from Greece, France, Holland, Belgium and USA at the Basilica of Saint Mark, Heraklion Crete. Organized by New Artist's Union Travelling Through Europe "NAUTE" and Municipality of Heraklion.
  • 2007: '' ASPECT OF CONTEMPORARY ART IN CRETE'' Collective Exhibition of Plastic Artists Network of Iraklion, Organized for the 34th Panhellenic Conference on Endocrinology and Metabolism. Conference Centre CRETA MARIS HOTEL, Hersonisos, Crete.
  • 2007: "CULTURE UNITES EUROPE" European Basketball Championship U16/MEN RETHYMNO ELLAS 20TH-29TH JULY at the Ibrahim Sultan Mosque [Fortezza Castle] RETHYMNO, Crete
  • 2007: "ARTISTS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS''. Municipalities of Antirrio, Pyllini, Nafpaktos, Patra. Organized by ΕΕΕΕΚ ΑΧΑΙΑΣ http://eeek.ach.sch.gr
  • 2007: ''RAFTIS VENETIAN VILLAGE- AT THE LIGHT OF THE STONE'' Artistic intervention. Organized by the Municipality of Rouvas, Gergeri HERAKLION, Crete
  • 2007: "CLOSER, ART FOR THE PEOPLE" Artistic promenade, works exposed in the storefronts of the town's central boutiques. Publication of a calendar displaying the exposition's participating works. Organized by the Municipality of Rethymnon with the cooperation of the MORFES Gallery.
  • 2008: PLASTIC ARTISTS NETWORK OF IRAKLION Collective exhibition with the title "In Iraklion on...." Basilica of St. Mark, Iraklion Crete.
  • 2008: "CLOSER, ART FOR THE PEOPLE" Collective exhibition at the Rethymnon Hall. Organized by the Municiality of Rethymnon with the cooperation of the MORFES Gallery.
  • 2008: "DE NATURA 2008" Plastic Arts Exposition dedicated to Nature. Collective exhibition of Paintings, scultpures and installations. ARTOWER AGORA, Athens
  • 2008: "POLITICAL LANDSCAPES- CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPES" Collective Art Exhibit. St. Mark Basilica, Heraklion, Crete
  • 2008: "SCULPTURE EXHIBITION" Personal Exhibition at the OUT OF THE BLUE CAPSIS ELITE RESORT, Agia Pelagia, Crete
  • 2008: "...And the Time at Zero" Personal Exhibition at the Basilica of St. Mark of Heraklion Crete
  • 2008: "ROOTS 02" Municipal Gallery of the Hotel du Departement, Strasbourg, France.
  • 2009: Kite exhibition "...may I become wind for the kite and kite for the wind" Organized by the Cultural Organization of the Municipality of Athens and by group of artists Sevasti Margariti et Marina Maravelaki. Outside the Intellectual Center of the Municipality of Athens.
  • 2009: "NOTES FOR A TREE" - "RECYCLING INSTRUCTIONS" Melina Cultural Center, Organized by the Cultural Organization of the Municipality of Athens. Due Diligence by Iris Kritikou. Athens.
  • 2009: 1X1 FAUNA MAN Collective exhibition of painting-sculpture. Organization: Plastic Artists Network of Iraklion & Cultural Organization and Education of the Prefecture of Iraklion. Basilica of St. Mark, Heraklion, Crete
  • 2009: Eco Art "TREE, FOREST, RECYCLING" Collective Exhibition on the occasion of the First Scientific Panhellenic Congress of the Arts and Natural Environment Education. Organized by the Eugenides Foundation, Athens, Greece (Video)
  • 2009: "The Human Form In Art" Panhellenic Exhibition of the members of the Greek Chamber of Plastic Arts, Technopolis, Gazi, Athens. Organized by the Greek Chamber of Plastic Arts in cooperation with the Municipality of Athens Cultural Organization and "Technopolis".
  • 2010: ''ART FLIGHTS" Collective exhibition of artistic kites. Organized by the Municipality of Rethymon, diligence by Chrysoula Skepetzi. Outside the municipality of Rethymno, Crete.
  • 2010: "FACING PEOPLE" Collective exhibition for the Inauguration of the STUDIO2 Multifunctional Center in Heraklion, Crete
  • 2010: "silence" Collective exhibition of painting-sculpture. Organization: Plastic Artists Network of Iraklion & Cultural Organization and Education of the Prefecture of Iraklion. Basilica of St. Mark, Heraklion, Crete
  • 2010: "silence" Collective exhibition of painting-sculpture. Organization: Plastic Artists Network of Iraklion & Cultural organism of Agios Nikolaos. Exhibition at the Municipal picture gallery of Agios Nikolaos, Crete.
  • 2010: "The Ancient Olive Grove of Crete, in the Depth of Time..." International Artist Exhibition. Organized by TEI of Crete and the Cultural Association of Crete. displayed at TEI Crete, International Exhibition Center of Crete, Gournes, Heraklion, Crete  (Link)
  • 2011: ''ART FLIGHTS 2" Collective exhibition of artistic kites. Organized by the Municipality of Rethymon, diligence by Chrysoula Skepetzi. Along the beach, outside the municipality of Rethymno, Crete.
  • 2011: "Limit" Collective exhibition of painting-sculpture. Organization: Plastic Artists Network of Iraklion, Basilica of St. Mark, Heraklion, Crete
  • 2011: "House" Group Art Exhibition, organized by KETHEA (National Addicted Drug Center). Technopolis, Gazi, Athens.
  • 2011: "bid" for 30 years anti-imperialist action EEDDA. Collective exhibition, organised by the Board of the Greek Committee for International Democratic Solidarity, the Board of the Chamber of Fine Arts and the Cultural Organization Municipality of Athens at the Cultural Centre of Athens "Melina" Thissio, Athens
  • 2011: "The city's diversity - visual reactions." Group exhibition of members of the Association of Visual Artists of Northern Greece (SKETVE) organized by the SKETVE, the Macedonian company of Studies and Culture Deputy Mayor of Thessaloniki. Art Gallery of the Society for Macedonian Studies, Thessaloniki.
  • 2012: "Art in Life" group show of the Association of Visual Artists of Northern Greece (SKTEVE) in collaboration with Medecins du Monde and the French Institute of Thessaloniki, at the French Institute of Thessaloniki.
  • 2012: "House" Group Art Exhibition, organized by KETHEA (National Addicted Drug Center) and MACEDONIAN MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, in the MACEDONIAN MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART THESSALONIKI.
  • 2012: "Old Town Artists" Collective Exhibition on the old town of Rethymno. Organization: Association of Old Town Residents. St Fragiskos, Rethymno, Crete
  • 2012: "My Greece" Collective Exhibition of painting-sculpture. Organization: Plastic Artists Network of Iraklion, Basilica of St. Mark, Heraklion, Crete
  • 2012: "Invisible City" Visual Artists Network Exhibition, organized by the Association of Architects in the Heraklion Bey Seker Mansion, Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
  • 2013 - "ships and seas" Rethymno Days 2013 - collective art exhibition, Hall St Fragiskos, Rethymnon, Crete.
  • 2013 - "40 artists in dialogue ..!" Under the auspices of the Lyceum of Greek Women Agios Nikolaos Crete. Roof of the Lyceum of Greek Women, ac Nikolaos Crete.
  • 2013 - "The body as a field presence and absence" Interdisciplinary Symposium "the body as a place of creation koinonikon meanings: koinonikes applications in science, art, education and health sciences" International involvement in cooperation with the Entity Culture and Sport Municipality of Andros. Lyceum of Andros.
  • 2013 - "20 artists in dialogue ..!" Organization: team organization RYANA centers SPA1 & Dermalogica. Rodos Palace Hotel, IXIA RODOS
  • 2013 - "Rust & Oblivion" group art exhibition at the Primary School in Kambi Keramia Chania - Actions of the ChANIaRT 2013 "Visual Routes in Chania" Organization: Region of Crete, Regional Unit of Chania, the city of Chania, the Municipal Section ceramics, the Cultural Association plain and the "Museum of Contemporary Art - Olivepress» Chania Crete.
  • 2013 - "The body as a field presence and absence" group exhibition of artists at the Arts Center of Liberty Park-Athens. Organization Organization Culture, Youth and Sports of the Municipality of Athens and Proscholikis Department of Education, Faculty of Education, University of Crete. Athens.
  • 2013: "Greek, Alexandrian Poet". Group art exhibition with modern visual references from life, work, aesthetic and philosophical search for the poet Constantine Cavafy at the Cultural Centre of Chania. Chania Crete. Organization: Region of Crete, the Regional Unit of Chania, the city of Chania, the Municipal Section of ceramic, the Cultural Association plain and the "Museum of Contemporary Art - Olivepress» Chania Crete Grece
  • 2013: "Report on Nikos Kazantzakis" 30 Cretan Artists are inspired by the work and the personality of Nikos Kazantzakis. Group art exhibition in the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, in cooperation with the Local Commitee of Rethymnon of the International Compagny of Friends of Nikos Kazantzakis-Rethymnon Crete Grece
  • 2013: "Myths, Dreams and a Silence" group exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts Heraklion
  • 2014: "Report on Nikos Kazantzakis" 30 Cretans Artists inspired by the work and personality of Nikos Kazantzakis. Group exhibition in St Mark's Basilica Heraklion, in collaboration with the Local Committee of the Heraklion International Society of Friends of Nikos Kazantzakis Heraklion Crete. Cultural Center of Chania, in collaboration with the Hip Crete, Chania Peripheral Module, the Local Committee of Chania and the International Society of Friends of Nikos Kazantzakis, Chania Crete. Municipal Gallery of St. Nicholas in collaboration with the Local Committee of Lasithi and the International Society of Friends of Nikos Kazantzakis of Agios Nikolaos Crete. Technopolis Gazi Athens to Crete's festival of contemporary arts and culture "festivalaki".

  • 2014: "Communication through Art" exhibition of Cretan artists who offered their projects in the company N.Alzheimer and related disorders of Heraklion "SOLIDARITY" at St Mark's Basilica Heraklion.

  • 2014: "Permanent Collections II" Museum of Contemporary Art Chania - Elaiourgeion. Contemporary Art Exhibition, organized by the Region of Crete, the Regional Unit of Chania, Platanias and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chania - Olivepress participating in the program "ChANIaRT 2014 - Visual Routes in Chania" Dromonero, Platanias, Chania, Crete.

  • 2014: "Homage to the Greek" Paintings banners in honor of El Greco. Organized by Heraklion Museum of Visual Arts in collaboration with the Regional Union Heraklion Crete and the Region. Gate Almighty Chanioporta Heraklion. Trianon Center of Chania. Organized by Heraklion Museum of Visual Arts in collaboration with the Regional Union of Chania, Crete and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chania - Olivepress. Artillery Fortezza Rethymnon, organized by Heraklion Museum of Visual Arts in collaboration with the Municipality of Rethymno. The Hub Events Athens. Organized by Heraklion Museum of Visual Arts in collaboration with the venue The Hub Events in Athens.

  • 2014: "Art and Resistance Now" artists art exhibition at National Gallery of Athens. Organized by Visual Arts Chamber of Greece and the Organization of Culture Youth and Sports of Athens, O.P.A.N.D.A. Athens.

  • 2014:"Marquis de Sade & Virtue of Cruelty" Exhibition of contemporary art in the context of the program "XANIaRT 2014" at Trianon Palace Chania. Organized by Crete Peripheral unit of Chania, Municipality of Chania and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chania - Olivepress

  • 2014 : 'SEEKING DOMENIKOS" Contemporary Art Exhibition on El Greco in the program "XANIaRT 2014" at the Cultural Centre of Chania. Organized by Crete Peripheral unit of Chania, Municipality of Chania, Chania Cultural Centre and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chania - Olivepress

  • 2014: "Anxiety Portraits Request to Be Read" Exhibition of contemporary art in the context of the program "XANIaRT 2014" at the Fine Arts Museum of Heraklion. Organized by Crete Peripheral unit of Chania, Municipality Chania, Heraklion Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chania - Olivepress. 2015 in the "MORFES" Art Gallery Old Town Rethymno, Crete.

  • 2015: "KRIKOS IV" Contemporary art exhibition, curated by Peggy Kounenaki and John Archontakis. Organization by region of Crete, regional Unit of Chania, the Cultural Centre of Chania and the Contemporary art Museum of Chania- Olivepress. In the Cultural Centre of Chania Attic, the Morfes Art Gallery of Rethymnon and the As Gallery in Heraklion.

  • 2015: "INVISIBLE ISLAND" In the context of "the worse that I leave something in my place." Organized by The utilities of the municipality Apokoronas (Chania) and Artist Kosmas Lilikakis. in vigin girl room Vamos Chania and the SABBIONARA space Old Harbour Chania.

  • 2015: "Performance of Honor" contemporary art exhibition, organized by the Fine Arts Museum of Heraklion

  • 2015: Painting Exhibition-Sculpture-Engraving, EEDYE organization, for 60 years since its founding - Cultural Centre "Melina" Athens

  • 2015: "LITERACY ILLUSTRATOR" 100+ artists are inspired and created from their favorite authors. Organized by the Fine Arts Museum of Heraklion Crete

  • 2016: Exhibition "Oivo_ART" Modern Art with works inspired by the wine. AS Gallery- Agapi Smpokou Heraklion Crete

  • 2016: "KRIKOS V" Contemporary art exhibition, curated by Megakles Rogakos - John Archontakis- Peggy Kounenaki. Organization roam Crete Peripheral Module Chania, Platanias, Chania Contemporary Art Museum - Olivepress under the schedule in ChANIaRT 2016 - Visual Journeys in the prefecture of Chania Chania Crete.

  • 2016: "The body of Contemporary Crisis to Crisis of Artists" symposium organizer Marios A.Pourkos. "The Human Body and Experiencing in the Age of Modern Crisis in the Prism of Science and Art", curated Chrisoula Skepetzi the House of Culture in Rethimno. As part of the international conference Cultural-historical and socio-cultural Research in the Age of Modern Crisis: implications in Education and Human Development. Rethymnon Crete.

  • 2016: "nomadic - Seeking the boundaries of sculpture" sculpture exhibition in HALL ART MATCH MORE Platanias. Editor: Dr. Constantine Proimos & John N. Archontakis. Organized by peripheral Crete Peripheral Module Chania, Platanias, Chania Contemporary Art Museum - Olivepress under the schedule in ChANIaRT 2016 - Visual Journeys in the prefecture of Chania Chania Crete.

  • 2016: "LITERACY ILLUSTRATOR" 100+ artists are inspired and created by their favorite authors. Organized by the Museum of Fine Arts in Heraklion HALL ART-EIN Koropi Attica Greece

  • 2016: "AWARDS SCULPTURE" presentation of 6 sculptors from the first sculpture competition organized by the artistic foundry V & P TASSIS 2016 in Greece and the United Kingdom in collaboration with the CHILI ART GALLERY in ART THESSALONIKI 2016 in the field of V.I.P. - INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE CENTER THESSALONIKI.

  • 2016: "The Greek Game in Art" from Greekartists.info team at SOFITEL hotel at Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos

  • 2016: "Far, far away to travel .." group exhibition of painting-sculpture-engraving-Pottery from Greekartists.info group in ARGO gallery Kolonaki Athens


Collections, Museums, Art Galleries where the artist's work are found

  • Heraklion Museum of Visual Arts
  • The Museum of Fine Arts t Aperathou Naxos
  • Municipal Picture Gallery “IRIS” of Stavroupolis Thessalonica Greece.
  • My works of art are found in many private collections.
     
Public works of art
  • 1998: Artistic Construction and Installation, entitled "ENTOURAGE" at the Place of Atrium
    inside the Town Hall of Gazi of Heraklio, Crete. (Photo)
  • 2001: Bust of Heracles Kokkinidis and sculpture for a war memorial at Keramoutsi of Heraklio, Crete. (Photo)
  • 2001: Bust of Konstantinos Kefalogiannis "KOUDOKOSTAS" at the hotel APOLLONIA - Heraklio, Crete. (Photo)
  • 2002: Sculptural Composition at the Church of the Transfiguration at Gergeri of Heraklio, Crete. (Photo)
  • 2003: Bust of Nikolaos Kalimerakis at the Venizelio Hospital of Heraklio, Crete. (Photo)
  • 2005: Bust of Eleftherios Venizelos at the Venizelio Hospital of Heraklio, Crete. (Photo)
  • Since 2003 I have occupied myself with the artistic interventions in the NIARHOS DISCOVERY CENTER of the Natural History Museum of Heraklio, Crete. (Photo)
    Web site: http://www.nhmc.uoc.gr/nhmcypm/html/index.html
  • 2007: Bronze Fountain Sculpture in Gergeri, Heraklio (Photo)
  • 2008: Collaboration with the AQUARIUM OF CRETE (CRETAQUARIUM) at Gournes, Heraklion (reproductions of ocean species and marine animals, vrachosyntheseis in newly built tanks, artistic interventions in the reception area such as a giant octopus, artificial rocks and general transformation of the area) (Photo)
    Web site:
    http://www.cretaquarium.gr
  • 2009: Bust of Louis Tikas - Elias Spantidakis, Rethymno Marina, Crete (Photo)
  • 2011: Bust of Captain Sifis Anastasakis, Flight Pilot, Gergeri, Heraklion, Crete (Photo)
  • 2014: Sculptural Composition "Sources" (bronze) Gergeri Herakio, Crete (Photo)


Scenery for performances

  • 1997: "Measure for Measure" of Shakespeare - "VIVI" Theatre Company.
  • 1998: Children's Opera "FRIXOS AND ELLIE" in Rethymno in Crete (in the context of Greeks in a Foreign Country Congress for the Greek-speaking Education Board).
  • 2000: Theatrical play of the Cretan Renaissance Literature "FORTOUNATOS" of Markos Antonios Foskolos - Theatre of "VIVI".
  • 2001: "The Merchant of Venice" of Shakespeare - "VIVI" Theatre Company.
  • 2003: "Irini" by Aristophanes - "VIVI" Theatre Company.
  • 2003: "Romeo and Juliet" by Bost - Theatre company of Arkalochori of Heraklion.
  • 2006: Euripides "HERCULES FURENS" performed by the "VIVI" Theatre Company.
  • 2009: "PERSIANS" by the VIVI Troupe in Aeschylus (scene props)
  • 2015: "The Place In Me" by Sophia Dermitzaki - Link members of feminine organizations of Heraklion, Prefecture of Heraklion

 

Awards - Distinctions

Third prize in the first sculpture competition organized by the artistic foundry V & P TASSIS 2016 in Greece and the United Kingdom in collaboration with the CHILI ART GALLERY and introduced some in the first ART THESSALONIKI 2016 in the field of V.I.P. - INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE CENTER THESSALONIKI.

 

Other activities

  • 1981-1982: Restoration of wall paintings at the Museum of War at Nauplio.
  • 1986-2001: Teaching Visual Studies and Basic Drawing at the Department of Art & Design of CBS Studies School of Heraklio, Crete.
  • 1993: COVER of the Greek Telephone Directory of Montreal (Canada).
  • 1996 to present: Creation of the private artist's atelier "FILOTECHNO" at Gazi, Heraklion.
  • 1998-1999: Teaching Painting and Sculpture at the High School of Gazi, Heraklion.
  • 1999-2007: Teaching painting and Sculpture at the "KOCHLIAS" Artists Centre of Plastic Art Education,  Heraklio, Crete
  • 2014: Artistic coordinator and organizer of the International Sculpture Symposium held in the village of Fodele Heraklion on the occasion of the International Year of "El Greco". The festival "EL GRECO FODELE 2014" is held in honor of the 400 years since El Greco's death. 


     


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