Biographies


DESPINA STOKOU

born 1978, Athens, Greece

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA


EDUCATION


2006

MA, Art in Context, University of Fine Arts Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2002

BA, Visual Arts, Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece

1998

Technical Institute for Marketing and Publicity, Athens, Greece


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS


201 6

SHOUT!, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY

2015

Despina Stokou: GHOSTING, Eigen + Art, Leipzig, Germany

Auto-Correct, Derek Eller Gallery, off-site exhibition, Los Angeles, CA


2014

Only Tomatoes and Horses, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY

The royal we, EIGEN + ART Lab, Berlin, Germany


2013

Despina Stokou, Galerie Krobath, Vienna, Austria

bulletproof, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY

Delusions of Grandeur / Größenwahn, Galerie Krobath, Berlin, Germany


2011

Dear Gallery, Galerie Krobath, Vienna, Austria


2010

Dirty Dozen, Grimmuseum, Berlin, Germany

Afterlife Afterhours, Appartement, Berlin, Germany


2007

Accidental Woman, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, Greece


2006

The Fall of the Haddo Estate and Other Stories, Hermann & Wagner, Berlin,

Germany


2004

The Fall of the Haddo Estate, Apt Gallery, London, England


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2016

Reveal the Rats, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA

Spaghetti Code, curated by Tony Lewis and Joe Reihsen, Viewing Room, Los

Angeles, CA

Group show: Sadie Bening, Marcel Eichner, Despina Stokou, Dean Levin,

curated by Carole Server, Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain


2015

Is This a Connection?, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Womanhouse, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, New York

RE(a)D, curated by Ryan Steadman, Nathalie Karg Gallery, New York, NY


2014

Redefining Modernity, Art in Embassies, United States of America Embassy,

Berlin, Germany

Private View, Ibid., Los Angeles, CA

Horror Vacui, Gagosian Gallery, Athens, Greece


2013

ReMap 4, All Masters at the Swing Door, Athens, Greece

Painting Forever!, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

Why Painting Now?, cruated by Gerwald Rockenschaub, Galerie Krobath,

Vienna, Austria

BERLIN.STATUS [2], Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin Germany


2012

Sweet Distemper, curated by Isaac Lyles, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY

Parts & Services, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY


2011

Wiener Innen Aussen, Wonderloch-Kellerland, Berlin, Germany

Search & Destroy, Mikael Andersen Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Auction for Athens Pride, Breeder Gallery, Athens, Greece


2010

Hostile Aesthetic Takeover, Appartement, Berlin, Germany

Available Works, hbc, Berlin, Germany

Girl Overkill II, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany


2009

Kim Whan- Ki International Art Festival, Seoul, South Korea

Personal-Political 2, Thessaloniki Biennalle, Greece

Culture Industry, VOX, Athens, Greece


2008

Donna Martin Graduates!, Exereunitis Gallery, Athens, Greece

Old News 4, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota

You Can Never Go Home Again, Raab Galerie, Berlin, Germany


2007

Meatspace, Action Field Kodra 2007, Kalamaria, Salonica, Greece

True Romance, Breeder Gallery, Athens

Radiations, curated by Rallou Panagiotou at the Center for Contemporary

Arts, Glasgow

Emergency Room, Contemporary Art Center Ileana Tounta, Athens, Greece

Video Vaka, galleriBox, Akureyri, Island


2006

F(acts)igures, Artwalk, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Visions 2006, Kappatos Gallery, Athens, Greece

Anonymous Drawers, Blüttenweiss Gallery, Berlin, Germany


2005

London in Six Easy Steps, B+B ICA, London, England


2004

DIY Urbanism, First Sideshow Event Salon, Hurwundeki Art Space, London,

England

Gute Söhne Gute Töchter, Galerie am Körnerpark, Berlin, Germany


BIBLIOGRAPHY


2016

Binlot, Ann. “5 Works To Check Out at Art Los Angeles Contemporary.”

Forbes 30 Jan. 2016. Web.

“Collectors Susan and Michal Hort’s Picks From Art Los Angeles

Contemporary and Beyond.” Artspace 30 Jan. 2016. Web.

Adams, Lisa. “Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2016: Through the Eyes of a

Painter.” Huffingtonpost 29 Jan. 2016. Web.

Gittlen, Ariela. “Ahead of ALAC, How Los Angeles Is Fostering the Next

Generation of Emerging Artists.” Artsy 20 Jan. 2016. Web.


2015

Binlot, Ann. “Modern Vocabulary: Emojis Become Muse in Despina Stokou’s

Exhibition,‘Ghosting’.” Forbes 18 Nov. 2015. Web.


2014

Indrisek, Scott. “Despina Stokou Paints With Wit (And Data).” Blouin Art

Info 9 Dec. 2014. Web.

SPH. “50 Women Artists Worth Watching.” Art + Auction Sep. 2014. Print.

Wahjudi, Claudian. “Der kunterbute Overkill.” Zitty 1 May 2014: 70-72. Print.

Berner, Ingrmard. “Heiligenscheine auf Playboy-Seiten.” Berliner Zeitung

16 Apr. 2014: 29. Print.

Molitor, Noemi. “Wortmalerei im World Wide Web: Der virtuelle Raum als

Bildraum + Interview.” Taz 10 Apr. 2014: 15. Print.

Kiyoizumi, AJ. “Exhibition: Despina Stokou’s Installation Paintings.”

BerlinArtLink 15 Apr. 2014. Web.


2013

Smith, Roberta. "Despina Stokou: bulletproof.” The New York Times 15 Mar.

2013. Print.

Baker, R.C.. "Despina Stokou: bulletproof.” The Village Voice 13 Mar. 2013. Print.

"Biopic: Despina Stokou.” Modern Painters Feb. 2013. Print.

Bronner, Julian Elias. "Sweet Distemper.” Artforum Aug. 2013. Print.

Indrisek, Scott. "Sweet Distemper @ Derek Eller.” Modern Painters Daily 25 Jul.
2 013. Web.

Schjeldahl, Peter. "Sweet Distemper.” The New Yorker 23 Jul. 2013. Print.


AWARDS

2005 DAAD Study Scholarship for Artists

2001 Sokrates Erasmus Scholarship Berlin Weissensee

1998 Scholarships for Excellence of Performance, Athens School of Fine Arts

1997 Scholarship for Excellence, College for Marketing and Publicity, Athens

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