photo credit Alexander Koromilas

photo credit Alexander Koromilas

Born in Athens, Greece in 1976. Adonis studied at University of  Arts  London, Wimbledon College of Art/ BA (Hons), Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design/ MA and Aalto University in Helsinki.

His performative practice is the interchanging amalgam of blind dates and aesthetics, poetry and politics, visual and performing arts, public and indoor spaces. Adonis creates installations and performances, instigates collaborative platforms and exhibitions, as well as he designs and/or directs dance, theatre and opera. 

Adonis has created performances / installations in the USA at Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery, Dixon’s Place and Kimmel Galleries; in the UK at the Royal Opera house- Covent Garden, National Theatre; in Switzerland at Kaskadenkondensator and the Archeological Museum of Basel; in Georgia at the History Museum of Tbilisi; in Greece in DOCUMENTA 14/ Parliament of Bodies, Late Minoan Cemetery of Armenian in Crete, European Cultural Centre of Delphi, Athens Festival, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, National Theatre, Greek National Opera, Cacoyannis Foundation;  and in Canada, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy and Finland.

Foundations that support his work: Fulbright, A.S.Onassis, London Institute, Arts and Humanities Research Board/UK, B&E Goulandris, Propondis and Leventis.

wedding cave installation book

Since 2004 until 2012 he has taught at the  University of Peloponnese / Nafplio and at the  University of Patras. In 2012-13 he was a Fulbright Visiting Artist at the Art & Public Policy Department, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University and has taught till 2017 at the department as a visiting professor. Also he conducted research for the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs/ ÉnsAD –Paris and has been teaching at the Athens Conservatoire since 2013.