Bio

Dimitris Kechris is a photographer and curator based in Athens. He graduated from the Department of Physics, University of Athens, and has attended photography courses at Athens School of Fine Arts. His work has been exhibited at the Benaki Museum, the Byzantine Museum, the Greek Film Archive, the Athens Municipality Arts Center, the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, the History Museum at the University of Athens and Galeria Hexagono in Barcelona. He is the co-founder of ALDEBARAN -a platform for photography theory- and a curator for MedPhoto Festival. His writings on photography and film have been included in edited volumes and featured in the press. He is also a member of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece.

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Education

2020-present MA in Digital Arts, Athens School of Fine Arts

2019 Workshop by Joel Sternfeld, Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete

2017 Project Development Seminars, Athens School of Fine Arts

2011 Graduation from the Physics Department of the University of Athens

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Group Exhibitions

2021 Open Studios, Platforms Project, Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens

2018 New Greek Photographers, Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens

2018 In Girum Imus Nocte-Tears and Parades, Galeria Hexagono, Barcelona

2018 Dust Breeding-The Crop, Grace, Athens

2017 2017 on 1917, Athens Municipality Arts Center, Athens

2015 The Secret Rooms of Mind, Katakouzenos Foundation, Athens

2014 DIA+, Byzantine Museum, Athens

2013 Greek Fairy Tales, Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, Athens

2012 Solidarity Between Generations, Greek Film Archive, Athens

2011 Students’ Cultural Society of the Athens University, History Museum of the Athens University, Athens

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Media References

“La insurrección es un…”, The Greek Foundation, 28.03.2020

Interview to Ilias Lois, “Commenting on the discursive meanings of photography”, Velvet Eyes, 27.10.2019

Interview to Evi Kafiri, “Uncertainty is the necessary condition for freedom”, Photologio, 18.06.2019

Vanessa Graell, “Miradas Griegas Y Nueva Fotografía”, El Mundo, 03.05.2018

Natàlia Farré, “Así se ve Grecia en blanco y negro”, El Periódico, 13.04.2018

Roberta Bosco, “Joven arte griego, para una nueva galería de fotografía”, El País, 08.04.2018

Jean-Paul Gavard-Perret, “Un Lynch européen”, Carnet d’ Art, 19.02.2018

Joséphine Faisant, “The Dark and Pervasive Wanderings of Dimitris Kechris”, The Eye of Photography, 02.02.2018

“In Girum Imus Nocte”, Musée Magazine, 04.01.2018

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Curating

2021 Co-curator of the exhibition CRITICAL ARCHIVES V: The Future Is Unwritten, MedPhoto Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art, Crete

2019 Co-curator of the exhibition CRITICAL ARCHIVES IV: Documents, MedPhoto Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art, Crete

2018 Co-curator of the exhibition You refuse to understand, you don’t say anything, watching me die, Co-organisation: MedPhoto Festival, Athens Photo Festival, Thessaloniki Photobiennale, ROMANTSO, Athens

2018-present Co-curator of the Nomadic Library project (the first travelling photobook collection in Greece)

2018 Co-curator of the exhibition CRITICAL ARCHIVES III: Identities, MedPhoto Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art, Crete

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Publications

Edited Volumes

D.Kechris, “Europe – medieval, grotesque, monstrous: a symphony in B-mol.”, Europe: the faces and the territory, Athens, KOLEKTIV8, 2019

D.Kechris, «Πέφτουν οι σφαίρες σαν το χαλάζι και ο τραυματισμένος καλλιτέχνης αναστενάζει» [A Hail of Bullets], in Penelope Petsini and Dimitris Christopoulos eds. Λεξικό Λογοκρισίας στην Ελλάδα [Lexicon of Censorship in Greece], Athens, Kastaniotis Publishing House, 2018

Electronic Journals

D.Κechris, «Σημαίνοντα της υστερίας, σύγκρουση Λόγων και πολιτικές συνδηλώσεις στο Possession (1981) του Andrzej Zulawski» [Signifiers of Hysteria, Conflicts in Lacan’s Discourses, and Political Connotations in Andrej Zulawski’s Possession (1981)], filmicon, 03.11.2021

D.Kechris, “Sebastião Salgado – A Season in Hell”, Marginalia, 04.10.2018

D.Kechris, “Documenta14 – Allan Sekula: School is a factory”, ALDEBARAN, 16.05.2017

Press

D.Kechris, “An exhibition on large scale political events”, TVXS, 02.12.2019

D.Kechris, “Janet Delaney – Public Matters: protest and celebration reclaim public sphere”, To Periodiko, 21.10.2018

D.Kechris, “Robert Mapplethorpe – Multiple interpretations of a heretic work”, I Efimerida ton Sintakton, 20.05.2018

D.Kechris, “Philip-Lorca di Corcia – Constructing reality”, I Efimerida ton Sintakton, 22.04.2018

D.Kechris, “Stephen Shore – Retrospective exhibition in MoMA”, I Efimerida ton Sintakton, 31.03.2018

D.Kechris, “Towards a multi-textual approach to reading images”, Photographos Magazine,  01.02.2018

D.Kechris, “Gregory Markopoulos, Temenos 2016: inside psychedelic cinema”, To Periodiko, 27.06.2016

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