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VASSILIS SOLIDAKIS (Greece, Crete, Sitia b. 1948 / act: Athens)

Vassilis Solidakis Vassilis Solidakis was born on 9 July 1948 in Sitia of the Island of Crete, Greece. He boasts to be an 'Eteocris', who is considered to be the indigenous people of Crete with roots in the Minoan period. Solidakis received training in painting since 1968 and continued his studies in the period 1973-1985 with Dimitris Perdikidis in Madrid. His art is generally described as figurative expressionism.

Solidakis has presented the following personal exhibitions: Sylloges Art Gallery, Athens (1978); Stavrakakis Art Gallery, Heraklio, Crete (1979); Contemporary Art Group, Athens (1981); Stavrakakis Art Gallery, Heraklio, Crete (1981); Contemporary Art Group, Athens (1982); Antinor Gallery, Athens (1985); Anemos Gallery, Kifissia, Athens (1986); Stavrakis Art Gallery, Heraklio, Crete (1988); Titanium Art Gallery, Athens (1990); Adyto Art Space, Halandri, Athens (1991); Koules Castle, Heraklio, Crete (1993); Municipal Multicenter of Sitia, Crete (1995); Titanium Art Gallery, Athens (1996). He has also taken part in the following group exhibitions: Municipal Gallery of Piraeus, Piraeus (1976); Panhellenic Visual Arts Exhibition, Piraeus Port Authority, Piraeus (1987); 1st Pancretan Exhibition of New Artists, Heraklio, Crete (1987); Polymorphy #1, Engonopoulos Gallery, Athens (1988); Ode to the Summer, F Gallery, Athens (1988); Polymorphy #4, Freedom Park Cultural Center, Athens (1988); International Symposium, Aeolos Gallery, Kifissia, Athens (1989); Titanium Art Gallery, Athens (1989); Trito Mati Gallery, Athens (1989); A Valentine for Martha, Sotheby's, New York (1990); Adyto Art Space, Athens (1990); Antinor Gallery, Athens (1991); Ecotopia III, Municipal Gallery of Neo Psychiko, Athens (1991); Ecotopia IV, Municipal Gallery of Old Phalero, Athens (1991), Ersi's Gallery, Athens (1992); Ecotopia V, Municipal Gallery of Kalamata, Athens (1992); Karna Diary, Titanium Art Gallery, Athens (1994); Maria Papadopoulou Gallery, Athens (1994); Painting U-Topia, Amargi Art Center, Athens (1996); and Titanium Art Gallery, Athens (1996).

Vassilis Solidakis currently lives and works in Athens.

[Megakles 07/2007]

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
SOLIDAKIS, VASSILIS & STAVROPOULOS, COSTAS Vassilis Solidakis: Painting 1996 Titanium Art Gallery, Athens [Greek]
SOLIDAKI, VIOLETA The Storytailor 2005 Ellinika Grammata, Athens [Greek]

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