Aggelika Korovesi

Martin Mugnolo
September 15, 2021
 

Aggelika Korovessi is a Greek conceptual sculptor known for her work based on sound waves of spoken words. She lives and works in Athens, Greece.

Aggelika Korovessi Sculptures

AGGELIKA KOROVESSI

Korovessi studied from 1970-1975 at the Athens School of Fine Arts under various sculptors including Dimitri Kalamara.

1985 marks an important turning point in her work where she became specifically interested in the sound analysis of words, leading to her research at the Centre of Electronic Music founded by Iannis Xenakis.

Korovessi begun to create works that show the use of technology, music and science, resulting eventually in the ‘sound – sculptures’ which were later called SonArt.

In 1988, Korovessi was awarded by the Municipality of Athens, ‘Work of Communication‘ through a public commission and creates the sound sculpture,’Communication’ (Messogeion Avenue, Athens).

The Inmovements exhibition of 1993, the artist’s first solo show (Epoches gallery), was another turning point for the artist, exhibiting works made of wood, metal and stone.

In 1994 Korovessi represented Greece in the 4th Sculpture Triennale, France and 1997 saw the artist again awarded for her work and makes the National Resistance Monument, located at Karakolithos, Boeotia.

Awards

    • 2008 Silver Olympic Medal Award in the International “Olympic Spirit in Beijing 2008” Competition. Her work Peace can be found in a public space in Beijing City.
    • 2008 Awarded from the Pikermi Municipality, for contribution to art.
    • 2004 Creates covers for the ‘ABC Primary School Dictionary’ and ‘P.A. Teachers Guide’.
    • 1999 Awarded by the ‘Historical Memory for the EOKA Battle’ Council from the Education and Cultural Ministry of Cyprus.
    • 1996 Given the United Nations ‘International Peace Award’ for her contribution in the Dodecanese Unesco Association.
    • 1991 Nazionale Premio Arte e Sport, Italy.
    • 1989 O.P.D.S. Distinguished Award for ‘Didactics of Art’.
    • 1989 9th Premio Internazionale: Fontane di Roma.
    • 1987-1988 Municipality of Athens, awarded with the commission and produces ‘Communication’ a public work and now located at Messogion Avenue in Athens.
    • 1987 Sculptors Association Award.
    • 1987 Awarded by the Municipality of Holargos.
    • 1987 Distinguish Award from the Organization for Publication of Didactic Books, illustrates two books, English text.
    • 1982 Medal of Paneuropean Matches.
    • 1980 Anthropologist Institute of Greece.

Bibliography

1986-1991
  • 1991 – “Greece’s weekly” Prof G. Μarkou1986 – “Sillektiki Epitheorisi” paper, Κontouridis
  • 1978 – 1980 1978 – May Tahidromos paper, Κ. Κoumbetsos1978 – Epikaira paper, Μ. Iglesi
  • 1978 – Αthinorama guide, V. Vasilopoulou
1993-2000
  • 2000 – GREEK WOMEN ARTISTS, The Power of Visual Logos, Zoe Kosmidou.
  • 1997 – Catalogue of group exhibition ‘Searching for the Olympic Idea’, Neli Kyriazis (curator)
  • 1997 – Dec, G.Markou, Professor, Italian Ambassador, Kos, President of the Dodecanese Unesco Association
  • 1997 – Catalogue for the “Image of Voice” solo exhibition, GEORGE ZONGOLOPOULOS (1903-2004), Greek Sculptor
  • 1993 – “The philip Morris Globe”
  • 1993 – “Art Magazine”
  • 1993 – “Sculpture”, Zoe Kosmidou
  • 1993 – Exhibition Catalogue essay by Angela Tamvaki, Art Historian, Curator of the National Gallery of Greece and the Soutzou Museum.
  • 1993 – Catalogue for the “In-powers” solo exhibition, Prof G.Nikolaidis, Athens School of Fine Arts
  • 1993 “Κafes”, Π. Τsitouras


2001-2010
  • 2010 -Greek Sculptors: Chryssa, Constantine Andreou, Lydia Venieri, Takis, Constantin Xenakis, Lefteris Valakas, Yannoulis Chalepas’ – Books LLC
  • 2010 – May, Greek Sculptors: Chryssa, Constantine Andreou, Lydia Venieri, Takis, Constantin Xenakis, Lefteris Valakas, Yannoulis Chalepas’ – Books LLC2009 – Aug, Catalogue for exhibition ‘Syllaliles Diadromes’, G.Kolokotronis
  • 2008 – THE TRETYAKOV GALLERY, MAGAZINE, Olympics and Sculpture Olga Sukhareva. Exh at the Zurab Tsereteli Gallery, Moscow
  • 2008 – Sept, ‘FORMA’ magazine, “The image of Voice”, Eva Antonopoulou
  • 2008 – Numerous Greek news websites (eg. In-gr)
  • 2008 – Nov, ‘Universal Hellenism’, Niki Gora
  • 2008 – NEW GREEK ART, 1974-2004 (The most comprehensive work on Important Contemporary Greek artists), G. Kolokotronis, Art Historian
  • 2008 – May, ‘NAFTEMPORIKI’ paper ‘We were awarded a gold and a silver medal’ article
  • 2008 – August, ANA-MPA, Culture.gr (Greek news site) ‘Excellence for Greece in sculpture, the Olympic game of sculpture (the image of the voice)’
  • 2007 – ‘TA NEA’ paper, ‘Medal in the sculptor game’ article, Εfi,Falida
  • 2004 – Websites: Culture Guide,ERA on line, sites for Greek Nationality
  • 2004 – Son ART – Olympics, Prof G.Kolokotronis, Art Historian, Thacean University
  • 2004 – Numerous Papers and magazines, amongst which: International: Washington Times, Los Angeles Times, Associated Press, UIT-WOENDAG, Vip Norel magazine, Dutch papers, Greece: Vima, Eleftherotypia
  • 2004 – In Search of Olympic Idea, Giorgos Depastas, Nelli Kyriazi, Municipality of Athens Cultural Organization
  • 2004 – ‘Olympic winner Eros’ : Dr M. Doulgeridis – Curator of the National Gallery of Greece, Athens
  • 2001 – May, “Tipos tis Kyriakis”, K. Anagnostaki
  • 2001 – July, “Patris” Chris Konstantopoulos, “Proti”, Lambrinidis- Rodiaki, Amarysia
  • 2001 – Connecting Worlds, Exhibition Catalogue essay by Angela Tamvaki, Art Historian, Curator of the National Gallery of Greece and the Soutzou Museum.
  • 2001 – April, Vassiliki Georgiou, Director of Greek Ministry of Culture
  • 2001 – April, Connecting Worlds Laura Coyle, Curator of European Art, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
  • 2001 – April, “Washington Times”, Manfred Erjautz
  • 2001 – April, “Washington Times”, Ann Geracimos
  • 2001 – “Washington Times” Manfred Etjautz
  • 2001 – “Washington Times” Ann Geracimos