Aggelika Korovessi

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Aggelika Korovessi (Greek: Αγγέλικα Κοροβέση)is a Greek conceptual sculptor known for her work based on sound waves of spoken words. She lives and works in Athens, Greece.

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Korovessi studied from 1970-1975 at the Athens School of Fine Arts under various teacher sculptors including Dimitri Kalamara. 1985 marks an important turning point in the artist's work where she became specifically interested in the sound analysis of words, leading to her research at the Centre of Electronic Music founded by Iannis Xenakis. Korovessi begun to create works that show the use of technology, music and science, resulting eventually in the 'sound-sculptures' which were later called SonArt.

In 1988, Korovessi was awarded by the Municipality of Athens, 'Work of Communication' through a public commission and creates the 'sound sculpture', Communication (Messogeion Avenue, Athens). The Inmovements exhibition of 1993, the artist’s first solo show (Epoches gallery), was another turning point for the artist, exhibiting works made of wood, metal, stone.

In 1994 Korovessi represented Greece in the 4th Sculpture Triennale, France and 1997 saw the artist again awarded for her work and makes the National Resistance Monument, located at Karakolithos, Boeotia. In 2001 Korovessi took part in the Connecting Worlds: Contemporary Sculpture from the European Union Countries exhibition in the John F. Kennedy Center, Washington, USA. The artist officially represented Greece worldwide for the 2004 Summer Olympic Games with solo exhibitions in Crete, Athens, Cologne, Washington, Los Angeles, The Hague, Brussels and London. In 2008, Korovessi was awarded the Silver Olympic Medal Award in the International “Olympic Spirit in Beijing 2008” Sculpture Competition [1]. Her work Peace can be found in a public space in Beijing City.

Genesis, 1993 (Ministry of Culture (Greece), Athens), Life, 1997, Water, 1997 and Peace, 2001, critics have argued as Korovessi's most important works and series to date. Aggelika Korovessi's work can be found in museums throughout Greece as well as collections worldwide, including the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art.

From July 5 - September 1 2013 the artist opened her exhibition at the National Archeological Museum of Athens, Greece titled Retrospective: Time, Form, Concept. Sculptures are installed throughout the entire museum and includes a retrospective selection of the artist’s works from the late 1980s through to the present day, works have been specifically created for the museum spaces. Exploring the relationship between contemporary and ancient Greek sculpture it aims to provide the visitor with an opportunity to compare and contemplate art, not only from an artistic point of view but also from a sociological, philosophical and historical perspective.

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