The Yellow Wilderness
6 October - 14 November, 2009
Antonis Donef was born in 1978 in Athens, Greece, where he lives and works. He studied at The School of Fine Arts in Athens (1999-2004) and The University of Fine Arts in Madrid (2002-2003). Antonis Doned is represented by Kalfayan Galleries, Athens – Thessaloniki.
One month residency in Shanghai (mid August-mid September 2010), as part of “The Art House Shanghai Award” at Arte Fiera Bologna 2010 (work presented by Kalfayan Galleries).
“The Art House Shanghai Award”, Arte Fiera Bologna 2010 (Ailing Foundation and Arte Fiera, Bologna). Work presented by Kalfayan Galleries.
Nominated for the “AUDI Award” in the framework of ‘New Positions’ at Art Cologne. Solo show presented by Kalfayan Galleries.
“A Great Moment for Culture: The Presentation of New Creators – Eurobank Private Banking”, Athens.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)
‘Symbols of Selflessness’, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens.
‘Chronos’, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens.
Neo, Galeria Casado Santapau, Madrid.
‘The Cheater’, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens.
Casado Santapau Gallery, Madrid
PrivateView gallery, Turin
The Breeder, Athens
“War, Fishing and Sex”, Valentina Bonomo Roma, Rome
“The Yellow Wilderness”, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens
“Antonis Donef ”, AD Gallery, Athens
GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)
‘Parallel Viewing – Art from the Bank of Greece Collection’, B&M Theocharakis Foundation, Athens.
‘Anaparastasi: Reconstruction, Reenactment, Reconstitution’, International Film Festival of Thessaloniki, Greece.
‘Preview and Predict’, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens.
‘The Future of the Past’, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens.
‘Let them draw II’, Sariev Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
AMETRIA (Based on an idea by Roberto Cuoghi). Organized by the DESTE Foundation in collaboration with the Benaki Museum, Benaki Museum (Pireos Building), Athens.
Now and Then, European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main
Hell As Pavillion, curated by Nadia Argyropoulou, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Group Mountain, curated by Andreas Angelidakis, The Breeder, Athens
Galerie Utopia, The Forgotten Bar Project, at ReMap 3, Athens
The Contemporary Woman in Greece, Hub, Athens, curated by Marina Fokidis
Sensitivity Questioned – The Feminine Preserve, (curated by Iliana Fokianaki), Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre, Athens
Mimes, curated by Christopher Marinos, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens
Action Field Kodra, Festival of the Visual Arts, Thessaloniki
Visual Arts in Greece 3, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki
Athensville, curated by Marina Fokidis, Hellexpo Exhibition Center, Athens
Exhibition of the Honors Graduates of the School of Fine Arts of Athens, Benaki Museum, Athens
Streets of Life, Zarifeios Education Academy, Alexandroupolis, Greece, part of the summer academy of the National Theater of Greece
Olympic Games 2004, Technopolis, Gazi, Athens
Recycling Renaissance, Teriade Museum, Mytilene, Lesvos, part of the
summer academy of the National Theater of Greece
Elsy Lahner, ‘Das Medium ist so aktuell wie nie zuvor’, Kunstmagazin PARNASS, 1/2017, pp.18-19
Antonis Donef, Elephant Magazine, spring 2014
Vitamin D2, Phaidon, 2013
Frieze New York, A photo tour, Time Out New York, May 2013
Antonis Donef, Elephant Magazine, Issue II-Summer 2012
Contemporary Woman in Greece, exhibition catalogue, curated by Marina Fokidis, organized
and produced by Vima, Athens
Christos Paridis, “Athens – Shanghai”, Paper magazine, no. 22, April 2010, p. 20.
“Artist to Watch”, 2BOARD, April–June 2010, pp.60-61.
“The Yellow Wilderness” (exhibition catalogue, essay by Christopher Marinos), Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, 2009.
"Mimes" (curated by Christopher Marinos), Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, 2009 (exhibition catalogue, illust. pp. 30-31).
Vima Donna Μagazine, March 2009.
“Antonis Donef, War, Fishing and Sex”, VimaDonna Μagazine, May 2009.
“Art Agenda”, I Kathimerini, 13 May 2009.
Maria Marangou, “Imitation-Mimes and Stage design”, Eleftherotypia, 18 May 2009.
Vasilis Tsevelekos, “Art Today”, Eleftheros Tipos, 23 May 2009.
“When Art Imitates and Re-writes”, To Vima, 2 June 2009.
Theodora Malamou, “Antonis Donef”, Velvet, no. 44, October 2009, p.36.
Despoina Zefkeli, “’Mimes’ at Kalfayan Galleries”, Athinorama, 28 May – 3 June, 2009, pp. 84-85.
Katerina I. Anesti, “ReMap 2 (KM)”, Lifo, 11-17 June 2009.
“Antonis Donef”, Athens, 2007.