Lena Morfogeni

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Η Λένα Μορφογένη γεννήθηκε στην Αθήνα. Είναι απόφοιτος της Ανώτατης Σχολής Καλών Τεχνών του Αριστοτελείου Πανεπιστημίου Θεσσαλονίκης, στο εργαστήριο της Τέτας Μακρή. Μαθήτευσε στην τέχνη της αγιογραφίας δίπλα στο ζωγράφο – αγιογράφο Κωνσταντίνο Γεωργόπουλο, καθώς και στις τεχνικές ψηφιδωτού με δάσκαλο τον γλύπτη Δημήτρη Βαφειάδη. Ομαδικές εκθέσεις (επιλογή): (2018-1997)_«Ραντεβού στη Σαμαρκάνδη»,Trii Art Hub, Αθήνα / 22η Art-Athina – Διεθνής Συνάντηση Σύγχρονης Τέχνης, Gallery Binyil, κλειστό γήπεδο Παλαιού Φαλήρου / 12η Contemporary Istanbul – Διεθνής Συνάντηση Σύγχρονης Τέχνης, Gallery Binyil, Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Center, Turkey / 2η Διεθνής Έκθεση Σύγχρονης Τέχνης Θεσσαλονίκης, Gallery Binyil, Διεθνές Εκθεσιακό και Συνεδριακό Κέντρο Θεσσαλονίκης / 21η Art-Athina – Διεθνής Συνάντηση Σύγχρονης Τέχνης, Gallery Binyil / «Προσφυγικό και Μεταναστευτικό», Ίδρυμα Μιχάλη Κακογιάννη, Αθήνα / «Black is white #2», The Pulse Kolonaki & Δεξίμι, Χώρα Αστυπάλαιας / «Woman: Mother, Daughter, Wife, Friend», The Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery & President’s Gallery, Νέα Υόρκη, Η.Π.Α / 1η Διεθνής Έκθεση Σύγχρονης Τέχνης Θεσσαλονίκης, Gallery Binyil, Διεθνές Εκθεσιακό και Συνεδριακό Κέντρο Θεσσαλονίκης / «Memory and Dream», 6η Διεθνής Biennale, Μουσείο Μοντέρνας Τέχνης, Κίνα / «Harley Davidson Embracing Art», Σύγχρονο Κέντρο Τέχνης Ιλεάνα Τούντα, Αθήνα.
Studied in the School of Fine Arts, Aristoteleion University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Studied the art of iconography and conservation of Byzantine icons under the supervision of iconographer-painter Constantinos Georgopoulos. Attended a series of workshops on mosaic art under the supervision of Dimitris Vafeiadis. Taught History of Art and Creative Drawing in a private college in Athens, Greece.
Many paintings are found in private collections.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1997
Group exhibition of graduate students in the School of Fine Arts, Aristoteleion University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

2000
Group exhibition of painting and photography “HARLEY DAVIDSON EMBRACING ART”, Gallery of Contemporary Arts, Ileana Tounta, Athens, Greece.

2012
Group exhibition of painting and photography “LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH”, Stavros Mihalarias Art Gallery, Athens, Greece for the non-profit organisation “I Live for Me”.

2015
6th Beijing International Art Biennale “MEMORY AND DREAM” National Art Museum of China,Beijing.

2016
Art Athina, Group exhibition, Gallery Binyil, Faliro Pavilion, Athens, Greece.

Refugee and Migrant Crisis, Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, Athens, Greece.

Black is white #2, The Pulse Gallery Kolonaki, Astypalaia, Greece.

Anti/rysis, Pirée Art Space, Pireaus, Greece.

Art Exhibition, UNESCO World Heritage Kefalonia, Ithaca & Zakynthos Organization, Zakyhthos, Greece.

Woman: Mother, Daughter, Wife, Friend… The Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery & President’s Gallery, New York, USA

1rst Art Thessaloniki Contemporary Art Fair, Thessaloniki International Exhibition Center, Thessaloniki, Greece.

2017
Art Athina, Group exhibition, Gallery Binyil, Faliro Pavilion, Athens, Greece.

12th Contemporary Istanbul, group exhibition, “Gallery Binyil”., Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Center, Istanbul, Turkey.

Group exhibition, ”Small Sculptures”, Museum of Makronissos, Athens Greece.

2nd Art Thessaloniki, group exhibition, “Gallery Binyil”, International Exhibition Center, Thessaloniki, Greece.

2018
Rendevous in Samarkand, Group exhibition, Trii Art Hub, Athens, Greece.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1994 – 2002
Construction of sets for theatrical performances in collaboration with sculptor Dimitri Vafeiadis, for performances in the National Opera of Greece, the REX theatre and other theatres.

Tutoring candidates for the Greek School of Fine Arts placement exams.

1997-1999
Conservation of the pictorial and sculptural decoration of the Athens Observatory in collaboration with the painter Constantinos Georgopoulos.

1998 – 2003
Conservation and restoration of neoclassical buildings owned by the Ministry of Culture (ICOMOS, C. Psaropoulos Foundation, Athens).

2004 – 2009
Conservation and restoration of private neoclassical residences in the centre of Athens and other suburbs.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

“Harley Davidson embracing art”, Athens 2000, catalogue

Greek magazine Tahidromos, interview, November 2005

The Album of the Sixth Beijing International Art Biennale, China 2015, catalogue

Turkish newspaper “YENI ASIR”, interview by Ugur Oral, February 2016

Refugee and Migrant Crisis, Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, Athens 2016, catalogue

1rst Art Thessaloniki Contemporary Art Fair, Thessaloniki 2016, catalogue

2nd Art Thessaloniki Contemporary Art Fair, Thessaloniki 2017, catalogue