Samos YoungArtists Festival

DIMITRIS TSOUMPLEKAS

Born in Athens, Greece, where he lives and works

www.tsoumplekas.com

Dimitris Tsoumplekas is a visual artist, working in lens-based media. His work deals mainly with the interaction between the private and the public, and the ways in which our environment – personal as well as collective – shapes both individual and social experience. Landscape, literally as well as metaphorically, dominates his practice.

Tsoumplekas has participated in numerous exhibitions in Greece and other countries. Alongside his solo exhibitions, his work has more recently been included in: [selfimages], Thessaloniki Museum of Photography (2018); The Decline of Heroes, Antikenmuseum Basel (2017); Omonoia, Athens Biennale (2015–2017).

His work is also included in various private and public art collections, such as EMST – the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, DESTE Foundation collection, D. Daskalopoulos Collection, and the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki.

Tsoumplekas is a member of the Depression Era collective; he has co-curated their participation in the 5th Thessaloniki Biennale (2015) and in Culturescapes Festival in Basel (2017).

His latest curatorial project was the exhibition Amour – An Interpretation of Nikos Kessanlis' Photographic Archive at the House of Cyprus, Athens, 2017. His latest publication is the photo book Texas – The Problem with Our Current Situation. He teaches photography at the Athens School of Fine Arts.

 

IMAGE:
TEXAS − The Problem With Our Current Situation, 2010-2013 (detail)
Photo book and double 35mm slide projection 
Courtesy of the artist