Aggelika Korovessi

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Aggelika Korovessi
Born Pyrgos, Elis
Nationality Greek
Education Athens School of Fine Arts
Known for Sculpture

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.

Her works have been exhibited widely in Greece and abroad, and are included in museum and public and private collections internationally.[1]

Korovessi studied from 1970-1975 at the Athens School of Fine Arts under various teacher sculptors including Dimitri Kalamara.[2][3] From 1985 she became specifically interested in the sound analysis of words, inspired by the work of Iannis Xenakis.[4][5] 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.[1][6][7]

In 2008, Korovessi was awarded the Silver Olympic Medal Award in the International “Olympic Spirit in Beijing 2008" Sculpture Competition.[8]

From July 5 - September 1, 2013 the artist opened her exhibition at the National Archeological Museum of Athens, Greece titled Retrospective: Time, Form, Concept. This was the first contemporary art exhibition to place works amongst the museum's permanent collection.[9][1]

'Irini (Peace) A' by Aggelika Korovessi in the vestibule of the National Archaeological Museum of Athens during the 'Time, Form, Concept' exhibition, Athens, 2013

Notable exhibitions[edit]


  • 4th Sculpture Triennial, representing Greece, France[1]



Notable public work[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Villarreal, Ignacio (5 July 2013). "Time, Form, Concept: Aggelika Korovessi exhibits at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens". ArtDaily. 
  2. ^ "Korovessi Aggelika (Κοροβέση Αγγέλικα)". Open University of Cyprus. Retrieved 27 August 2017. 
  3. ^ "Δεκαεννιά γλυπτά συνομιλούν με αρχαία ελληνικά εκθέματα". Naftemporiki. 4 July 2004. 
  4. ^ Anna Karagianopoulou (May 24, 2001). "Δύο Ελληνίδες δημιουργοί σε έκθεση γλυπτικής στη Ουάσινγκτον" (Podcast). Voice of America. Archived from the original on December 11, 2006. 
  5. ^ Πασχαλίδης, Κώστας (16 July 2008). "Χρυσό και ασημένιο για την Ελλάδα στην γλυπτική των Ολυμπιακών Αγώνων "Πεκίνο 2008"". Retrieved 27 August 2017. 
  6. ^ Hartman, Carl (13 February 2004). "Art, athletics and technology merge". Los Angeles Times. 
  7. ^ Shaw-Eagle, Joanna (18 February 2004). "Top Picks". The Washington Times. 
  8. ^ "Χρυσό και ασημένιο για την Ελλάδα στην γλυπτική των Ολυμπιακών Αγώνων 'Πεκίνο 2008'",, 7 August 2008 
  9. ^ "Aggelika Korovessi. Time, Form, Concept". Wall Street International. 8 July 2013. 
  10. ^ Kosmidou, Zoe (September 2003). The Power of Visual Logos: Greek Women Artists. Athens: International Center for the Arts and Nature. ISBN 978-9608716414. 
  11. ^ Avgerinou, Stella; Vayas, Ioannis; Adamakos, Kostas (5 January 2016), "Stahl in der Bildhauerei – Tragwerksentwurf der Skulptur “le chemin de l’eau” in Paris", Stahlbau, WILEY-VCH Verlag, 85 (1): 52 –58, ISSN 1437-1049, doi:10.1002/stab.201610350 

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