Bill Balaskas

Remains of a Summer Bliss - Curated by Lanfranco Aceti

15 September - 15 October 2016

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Bill Balaskas (b.1983, Thessaloniki, Greece)is an artist, theorist and educator. He is an Associate Professor and Director of Research, Business and Innovation at the School of Art & Architecture of Kingston University, London. His practice incorporates a variety of media to investigate contemporary political issues, with a particular focus on economics and the existential threats facing humanity today: climate change, global conflict, and technological dystopias. His works have been widely exhibited internationally, in galleries, museums, festivals, and public spaces. In 2012, Balaskas represented the UK in the London Cultural Olympiad (WEYA) and in Maribor, European Capital of Culture, while the Global Board of Contemporary Art nominated him for the ALICE Award (Public's Voice Winner). He is represented by Kalfayan Galleries, Athens-Thessaloniki.




PhD (RCA) Critical Writing in Art & Design, Royal College of Art, London, UK (by Thesis)


MA (RCA) Communication Art & Design, Royal College of Art, London, UK (CHS Distinction).


BA (Hons) Video Arts Production, University for the Creative Arts, Maidstone, UK (First Class).


BSc Economics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.




‘Farewell to Thee’, Phoenix, Leicester, UK

‘Red Air’, Cork Opera House & National Sculpture Factory, Cork, Ireland

‘Squared’, UKYA City Takeover Festival, Nottingham (multiple locations), UK


‘The Assassination of Guy Debord’, European Convention Center, Luxembourg (Performance)


The Market Will Save Us”: The artwork, premiered for the first time in the US in Boston, was paraded around the Boston Common, accompanied by a marching band during Art Week Boston, September 30, 2016 from 1pm to 2pm.

Remains of a Summer Bliss (solo show) (curated by Lanfranco Aceti), Kalfayan Galleries, Athens.


“No Rest for the Wicked” (curated by Lanfranco Aceti), ArtInternational Istanbul, Turkey.


“Critical Mass”, ReMap 4, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, Greece.

The Market Will Save Us, Kasa Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey.

New Positions, Art Cologne, Kalfayan Galleries, Cologne, Germany (AUDI Art Award).


Parthenon Rising, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, Greece.


Le Temps Spectaculaire, 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, French Cultural Institute, Thessaloniki, Greece.


In Between Bubbles, Sketch, London, UK.

Ray of Light (with Oana Camilleri), Jewish Museum, London, UK.




 ‘YOU and AI: Through the Algorithmic Lens’, Stegi, Onassis Foundation, Pedion tou Areos, Athens, Greece  

‘The Right to Silence?’, Anya & Andrew Shiva Gallery, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, USA  

‘YOU and AI: Through the Algorithmic Lens’, Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria  

‘YOU and AI: Through the Algorithmic Lens’, Maker Faire, Gazometro, Rome, Italy


‘Visual and Implemented Cognition’, Piraeus Municipal Gallery, Greece

‘MK Calling’, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK

‘Images of a Floating World’, Primarolia Festival, Aigio, Greece


‘the HOLD’ by We Are Publication, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University, UK

‘A.O. - B.C. An Audiovisual Diary’, Athens School of Fine & State of Concept, Athens, Greece

‘The Future of the Past’, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, Greece

‘Archive: Between the Public and the Private’, Med Photo Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, Rethymno, Greece

‘51 Zero Festival’, Canterbury and Rochester (various locations), UK

‘Platforms Project’, Athens School of Fine Art, Greece


‘European Investment Bank Institute Artist Awards’, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg

‘Quando scoppia la pace’, World War I centenary exhibition, Vittorio Veneto, Italy

‘Theorimata’, EMST National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

‘Trajectories’, Watermans Arts Centre, London, UK

‘RCA Secret’, Royal College of Art, London, UK

‘Opening’, Marmo, Forlì, Italy

‘When All is Said... and Done’, Agnus-Hughes Centre for Contemporary Curation, London, UK

‘Platforms Project’, Athens School of Fine Art, Greece


“RCA Secret 2017”, Royal College of Art, London.

‘Thread’ (Curated by Areti Leopoulou), Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, Greece.

‘Gestures of Resistance’ (Curated by Jean Wainwright), Romantzo Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece.


Good Night, And Good Luck, A Plus A Gallery, Venice, Italy.

“nEUROsis” (Curated by Yiannis Colakides), NeMe Arts Centre, Limassol, Cyprus. 

 “A Return to the Island”, Fundació Palma Espai d'Art – Casal Solleric, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

“PUNK: Its Traces in Contemporary Art”, MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona.

"Fireflies in the Night Take Wing" (curated by Robert Storr, Barbara London, Kalliopi Minioudaki and Francesca Pietropaolo), Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, Athens, Greece.

“PIGS”, ARTIUM Museum of Contemporary Art of the Basque Country, Vitoria, Spain.

“RCA Secret”, Royal College of Art, London, UK.

 “Devalue | Value | Surplus Value: Between work and art” (curator: Charis Kanellopoulou, ISET - The Contemporary Greek Art Institute, Athens.

“PIGS”, Almeida Garret Galeria Municipal do Porto, Oporto.


“PUNK: Its Traces in Contemporary Art”,  ARTIUM Museum of Contemporary Art of the Basque Country, Vitoria, Spain

Show Me the Money: The Image of Finance, 1700 to the present”, People’s History Museum, Manchester, UK.

“Blindness”, Orpheus Institute, Ghent, Belgium (Performance).

“Show Me the Money”, People’s History Museum, Manchester, UK.

TOUS POUR TOUS, Les Chiroux, Centre culturel de Liège, Liege, Belgium. Exhibition organised in the context of TEMPOCOLOR 2015
“1st Biennial of the South: "Peoples in Resistance", Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela.
“Videozoom Greece: On Πause!”, MUSPAC, L' Aquila, Italy.
“Rencontres du Film d’Art”
, The Regent Cinema, Saint-Gaudens, France.
10th Mildura Biennale, Mildura Arts Centre/Rio Vista, Mildura, Australia.
Videozoom Greece: On Πause!, C/E Contemporary, Milan, Italy.

“PUNK: Its Traces in Contemporary Art”, CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Spain.

“Show Me the Money”, People’s History Museum, Manchester, UK.

“Rencontres du Film d’Art”, The Regent Cinema, Saint-Gaudens, France.


“No Country for Young Men: Contemporary Greek Art in Times of Crisis”, BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium.

“The Small Infinite”, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK.

“Future Past - Past Future”, Transmediale 2014, Supermarkt, Berlin, Germany.

“Passé Simple, Futurs Composés”, Le CENTQUATRE, Paris, France.

“The Value of Nothing”, TENT, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

“An Opera of Labour and Revolution”, Kasa Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey.

“SelfConscious”, The American College of Greece Art Gallery, Athens, Greece.

Art Cologne, Film Cologne, with Kalfayan Galleries, Cologne, Germany.

“Show Me the Money”, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK (June)

“Videozoom Greece: On Πause!”, Museo di Roma in Trastevere & Sala 1, Rome, Italy.

Athens Video Art Festival, Technopolis, Athens, Greece

Art Basel Hong Kong, Film, with Kalfayan Galleries, Hong Kong

“Sound Matters”, The Red Room, Baltimore, USA.

“Show Me the Money”, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK (October)

Art Basel Miami Beach, Film, with Kalfayan Galleries, Miami Beach, USA


Film Section, Art Basel in Miami Beach, Kalfayan Galleries, Miami, USA.

“Afresh. A new generation of Greek artists”, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece.

Everywhere but Now”, 4th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece.

The Cinema, Art Brussels, Kalfayan Galleries, Brussels, Belgium.

“In Case of Emergency Break Glass”, Collaboration of Art:screen and Miden Festival, Vetlanda Museum, Vetlanda, Sweden.

“Celebration: 50 Years of Video Art”, Collaboration of Nordic House and Miden Festival, Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Disruption, Royal College of Art Research Biennial, Gulbenkian Galleries, London, UK.

Video Lounge, India Art Fair, Kalfayan Galleries, New Delhi, India.


Screening organized by Festival Miden, La Soirée de Votanique, Athens, Greece.

World Event Young Artists (London 2012 Cultural Olympiad), Nottingham, UK.

Cultural Embassies (Maribor 2012 European Capital of Culture), Vetrinj Mansion, Maribor, Slovenia.

Traverse Vidéo: Faut Voir, Lycée des Arènes, Toulouse, France.

Level, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, UK.

Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, The Main Guard, Berwick Upon Tweed, UK.

Shape Open, Portobello Gallery, London, UK.

Miden Video Art Festival, Kalamata, Greece.

Art:Screen, Örebro, Sweden.


Vessel, George Place, Stonehouse, Plymouth, UK.

The Constance Fairness Foundation Prize Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London, UK.

Leeds International Film Festival, Leeds, UK.

Time and Travel, Ku’Damm 101, Berlin, Germany.

Iraqi Memorial, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, USA (September).

Iraqi Memorial, Works/San Jose, San Jose, USA (November).


Traverse Vidéo: Ça Vaut La Peine, Musée des Abattoirs, Toulouse, France.

Mare Street Biennale, London, UK.

Iraqi Memorial, Sheppard Gallery, Reno, Nevada, USA.

Wrong Love, A Foundation, Liverpool, UK.

Art Karlsruhe, Trade Fair Centre, Karlsruhe, Germany.

Territorial Play, Nottingham Digital Media Centre, UK.

Time is Love, Werk-Raum Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

ZOOart, Fresia Gardens, Cuneo, Italy.

SHOW 2010, Royal College of Art, London, UK.

Acoustic Images, British Film Institute, London, UK.

EMERGEANDSEE, Stattbad Wedding, Berlin, Germany.

Rough Machines, Animate Projects/APEngine, London, UK.

Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris, France.


Pixelpops, BolteLang Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland.

Images Contre Nature, Marseille, France.

Synch Festival, Technopolis, Athens, Greece.

Let's Rule Out Aliens for Now and Concentrate on What we Know, Royal College of Art, London, UK.

Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, UK.

Palimpsest, Thurloe Place, London, UK.

Crash Fest, Thessaloniki, Greece.

In Transit, Luda Gallery, St Petersburg, Russia.

All Art Now International Video Art Festival, Damascus, Syria.


Strange Screen, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Propeller TV, Sky, 3-year Broadcasting Rights (Film: Rupture).

Eat Our Shorts, British Film Institute, London, UK.

Show Me The Light Show, Candid Gallery, London, UK.

Roll Up Art, Bucharest, Romania.

Crash Fest, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Discurs 08, Institut für Theaterwissenschaft, Giessen, Germany.

Girona Film Festival, Spain.


Video Militia, National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Traverse Vidéo: La Re-Visite, Toulouse, France.

Trenton Film Festival, New Jersey, USA.

Crash Fest, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Girona Film Festival, Spain.

Festival de Vidéo Expérimental, Marseille, France.

Cinecity Brighton Film Festival, UK.

Séquence Court-Métrage, Toulouse, France.

Exposures Film Festival, Manchester, UK.


Montecatini International Short Film Festival, Italy.

Diaroes Festival of Emerging Artists, Athens, Greece.

Athens Video Art Festival, Greece.


Diaroes Festival of Emerging Artists, Athens, Greece.

Athens Video Art Festival, Greece.

Buenos Aires International Short Film Festival, Argentina.


Athens International Film and Video Festival, Ohio, USA.

Trenton Film Festival, New Jersey, USA.

Alternative Film Festival, Picciano, Italy.