Curriculum Vitae

Megakles Rogakos, MA MA PhD
Art Historian & Exhibition Curator

Born in the United Kingdom, 23.XII.1972
10 Orme Square, London W2 4RS, United Kingdom
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I. WORK EXPERIENCE

1998-1999 | Visual Arts Assessor (voluntary capacity), London Arts Board – LAB, London.

1998-2000 | Membership Officer for Tate Friends (voluntary capacity), The Tate Gallery, London.

2000-2004 | Information Officer & Tate Guide [public & special tours], The Tate Gallery, London.

2000-2002 | Book Researcher for “Art Tomorrow”, Edward Lucie-Smith / Éditions Pierre Terrail, Paris.

2003 | Assistant Curator for “Spring Contemporary Art Sale”, Sotheby’s, London.

2004-2012 | ACG Art Curator & Art Historian, The American College of Greece – ACG, Athens.

2012-2018 | Exhibition Curator & Art Historian (independent).

2014 | Exhibition Curating Workshop Instructor, Vellios School of Art, Athens.

2016-1018 | Member of the Board of Directors (voluntary capacity), The A.G. Leventis Foundation Scholars Association, Athens.

2017-2019 | Communications Officer, Corfu Heritage Foundation, Corfu and London.

 

II.  EDUCATION

1986-1990 | GCSE & A Levels, Anavryta School of Classical Studies, Athens.

1991-1996 | BA in History of Art (1st), Deree – The American College of Greece, Athens.

1997-1998 | MA in Arts Policy & Management (2.2), “The Tate Gallery: The Metamorphosis of an Arts Institution”, The City University – University of London, London.

1998-1999 | MA in Art History & Theory (2.1), “HermAphroditism: Culture of Con-Fusion”, Goldsmiths College – University of London, London.

2012-2016 | PhD in Philosophy & Art History (distinction), “A Joycean Exegesis of The Large Glass– Homeric Traces in the Postmodernism of Marcel Duchamp”, University of Essex, Colchester.

 

III.  CURATION OF EXHIBITIONS

#01  – 2002 | Chaos: Contemporary Cosmologies, Bishopsgate Goodsyard, London.

#02  – 2003 | Narcissism: Self-Love to Death, Gozo Contemporary, Malta.

#03  – 2003 | Scenes in Perspective, ArTower Agora, Athens.

#04  – 2003 | The Rape of Europe, Luke & A Gallery, London.

#05  – 2004 | A Drop of Dust, a Grain of Water, Berliner Kunstprojekt, Berlin.

#06  – 2004 | Alexander de Cadenet: Skull-Portraits, Courtauld Institute of Art, London.

#07  – 2004 | Brent McTavish: roMANse, Adonis Art, London.

#08  – 2005 | ACG Art Highlights I, ACG Art Center, The American College of Greece, Athens.

#09  – 2005 | Pelagia Kyriazi: Psychographs, ACG Art Center, The American College of Greece, Athens.

#10  – 2006 | John Stathatos: The Book of Lost Cities, ACG Art Center, The American College of Greece, Athens.

#11  – 2006 | Yannis Ziogas: Polytpych, Deree Library, The American College of Greece, Athens.

#12  – 2006 | Reincarnated Painting: Sculpture by Ghika, ACG Art Center, The American College of Greece, Athens.

#13  – 2006 | Changing Faces: Work, Attica Tradition Foundation, The American College of Greece, Athens [Co-curated with Stavros Moressopoulos, Hellenic Centre for Photography].

#14  – 2007 | Electra Tegopoulou: Adagio, ACG Art Center, The American College of Greece, Athens.

#15  – 2007 | ACG Art Highlights II, ACG Art Center, The American College of Greece, Athens.

#16  – 2007 | In-Situations: Installations by Contemporary Greek Artists, Municipal Gallery, Kalamata.

#17  – 2008 | Silent Dialogues: Multimedia Portraits throughout Time, ACG Art Gallery, The American College of Greece, Athens.

#18  – 2009 | Seiho: Sumi-e Traditional Japanese Painting, ACG Art Center, The American College of Greece, Athens.

#19  – The Open Mind of Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904)

i.  – 2009 | ACG Art Gallery, The American College of Greece, Athens.

ii.  – 2009 | Lefkada Cultural Centre, Lefkada Island.

iii.  – 2010 | Yakumo Koizumi Museum, Matsue.

#20  – 2010 | G8?, ACG Art Center, The American College of Greece, Athens.

#21  – 2010 | Frances Rich (1910-2007): La Gazelle, ACG Art Gallery, The American College of Greece, Athens.

#22  – 2011 | Cyclades: Lands ~ Forms ~ Symbols, Cultural Foundation of Tinos – ITIP, Tinos Island.

#23  – sExplosion: Penis & Vagina Relationships in Visual Arts

i.  – 2011 | Booze Cooperativa, Athens.

ii.  – 2012 | Kulturkajen Docken, Copenhagen.

#24  – 2012 | ACG Art Photo Competition on Water, Deree Gallery, The American College of Greece, Athens.

#25  – 2013 | Alexandria: Dimosthenis Gallis

i.  – Kontias Municipal Gallery, Lemnos Island.

ii.  – Athens Cultural Centre – OPANDA, Athens.

iii.  – Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt.

#26  – 2014 | Dimitris Merantzas: Seeking the Common Ground, The Blender Gallery, Glyfada.

#27  – 2014 | AS asperger – The paradox of being a beast or a god, Cheapart.Halandri, Halandri [Supervisor of Dora Vasilakou & Evangelia Konstantakou].

#28  – 2014 | Highbreeds: Johnston Foster & Dionisios Fragias, The Blender Gallery, Glyfada.

#29  – 2015 | Andreas Golfinopoulos: Portraits of the Sky, Municipal Gallery of Corinth, Corinth.

#30  – 2015 | Eleni Tsotsorou: Pop Angst, S.G. Art Gallery, St George Lycabettus Hotel, Athens.

#31  – 2015 | Welcome: The European Hospitality and its Borders, Museum of Contemporary Art of Chania – Olivepress, Crete.

#32  – 2016 | Krikos: Contemporary Art Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art of Chania – Olivepress, Crete [Co-curated with Ioannis N. Arhontakis].

#33  – 2016 | Alexandros Dimitriadis: Second Reading, Municipal Library of Chania, Crete  [Co-curated with Ioannis N. Arhontakis, Museum of Contemporary Art of Chania – Olivepress].

#34  – 2016 | SexoMania: The Full Spectrum of Love in Contemporary Art, 4thInternational Visual Arts Festival of Patras | RE-culture 4.

#35  – 2017 | The Muses Project: A Dialogue between Art and Science

i.  – House of Cyprus – Cultural Office of the Embassy of Cyprus, Athens.

ii.  – Museum of Contemporary Art of Chania – Olivepress, Crete.

#36  – 2018 | Paolo Prossalendi’s “Britannia” – Historical Perspective, Ionian Academy, Corfu.

#37  – 2018 | Romanticism in Corfu, Ionian Academy, Corfu.

#38  – 2018 | Paolo Prossalendi’s “Britannia” – Contemporary Perspective, [Supervisor of Ioannis N. Arhontakis, Georgia Damianou, Georgia Kourkounaki and Constantinos V. Proimos].

#39  – 2018 | Art is a way out of sexual problems, Freud’s Dream Museum, Saint Petersburg [Co-curated with Ioannis N. Arhontakis and Efi Kyprianidou].

#40  – 2018 | Alkistis Michaelidou – Ney Matogrosso: Beautiful as a Greek, Municipal Library of Chania, Crete [Co-curated with Ioannis N. Arhontakis].

#41  – 2019 | George Koumouros – Portrait Landscapes, Cyprus High Commission, London.

 

IV.  CATALOGUES & ESSAYS

#01  – Chaos: Contemporary Cosmologies. London, UK: The Bishopsgate Goodsyard, 2002.

#02 – “An Existential Thing”. Anthony Scullion.London, UK: Flying Colours Gallery, 2002.

#03  – Sumer Erek: “The Bath” (installation) and “Mirrors of Displacement” (mixed media). Liverpool, UK: Liverpool Biennial, 2002.

#04  – Scenes in Perspective. Athens, GR: ArTower Agora, 2003.

#05  – The Rape of Europe. London, UK: Luke & A Gallery, 2003

#06  – Brent McTavish: roMANse.London, UK: Adonis Art2004.

#07  – John Stathatos: Lumen. Athens, GR: Athens Art Gallery, 2004.

#08  – Mina Luxa: Eye of the Superject. Prague, CZ: Sculpture Grande, 2004.

#09  – Barbara Nahmad: Yesterday Now. Milan, IT: Fondazione Bandera, 2004.

#10  – Pelagia Kyriazi: Psychographs. Athens, GR: The American College of Greece – ACG Art, 2005.

#11  – Yannis Ziogas: Polyptych. Athens, GR: The American College of Greece – ACG Art, 2006.

#12  – Reincarnated Painting: Sculpture by Ghika. Athens, GR: The American College of Greece – ACG Art, 2006.

#13  – Electra’s Adagio. With contributions from Dora Iliopoulou-Rogan and Manos Stefanidis. Athens, GR: The American College of Greece – ACG Art, 2006.

#14  – Susanna Coffey & Suzanne Walters: Relative Diversions. Piraeus, GR: P37 Art Gallery, 2006.

#15  – In-Situations: Artworks in Time and Space by Contemporary Greek Artists. Kalamata, GR: Municipal Gallery of Kalamata, 2007.

#16 – “Horizontal Expression Vertically Explored”. Giannis Stratis: Welcome to My World. Athens, GR: Alex Marathianakis Down Town Art Gallery, 2007.

#17  – “The Artist’s Lykoporia”. Andreas Golfinopoulos: The Artist’s Lykoporia. Corinth, GR: Municipal Gallery of Corinth, 2008.

#18  – Katerina Aslanidou: Fragments of Nature. Athens, GR: Monohoro Art Gallery, 2008.

#19  – Vassiliki Koskiniotou: Ut PoesisPictura. Athens, GR: Titanium Art Gallery, 2008.

#20  – Eleni Tsotsorou: Labyrinth and the Way Out. Brussels, BE: Art Beat, 2008.

#21  – Sylvia Sarropoulou: Flower Portraits. Athens, GR: Ersi’s Gallery, 2008.

#22  – Silent Dialogues: Multimedia Portraits throughout Time. Athens, GR: The American College of Greece – ACG Art, 2008.

#23  – Ellie Griva: Yes. The Bound Home. Athens, GR: Astrolavos Art Gallery, 2009.

#24 – “The ‘Yes’ in Ellie Griva’s Poems”. Ellie Griva: 29 Illustrated Poems. Nafplion, GR: Nafplion Art Gallery, 2009.

#25  – Three Artists propose Artworks about the Relationship between Greece and Japan: Kostas Glenis · Dionysis Zois Zaverdinos · Sotiris Therianos. Lefkada Island, GR: Cultural Centre, 2009.

#26  – Paul Serrada: Et in Arcadia Ego. Ljubljana, SI: Galerija Fotografija, 2009.

#27  – The Open Mind of Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904).Athens, GR: The American College of Greece – ACG Art2009.

#28  – Frances Rich – La Gazelle. Athens, GR: The American College of Greece – ACG Art2010.

#29  – Cyclades: Lands ~ Forms ~ Symbols. Tinos Island, GR: Cultural Foundation of Tinos – ITIP, 2011.

#30  – Encounters: Eclectic Affinities with the art of Phaedon Anastasiadis. Co-edited with Eugenia Alexaki. Athens, GR: Melina Mercouri Cultural Centre, 2011.

#31  – sExplosion: Penis & Vagina Relationships in the Contemporary Visual Arts. Athens, GR: Booze Cooperativa, 2011.

#32  – Yannis Karavas: Travels. Athens, GR: Bank of Greece, 2011.

#33  – Effie Chryssi: Kaleidoscope. Athens, GR: Astrolavos Art Galleries, 2011.

#34  – “Megakles Rogakos on Ellie Griva”. 11 +-./… A Love Story in Intermediate Time./ By Ellie Griva. Thessaloniki, GR: Ekdoseis Digma, 2011

#35  – Stamatina Doutsouli: Figures in Silence. Athens, GR: Astrolavos Art Galleries, 2011.

#36  – Alexandria: Dimosthenis Gallis. With contribution from Eleni Papargyriou. Athens, GR: City of Athens, 2013.

#37  – “The Advantage of Becoming”. Moments of Becoming: Antonis Tsakiris · Taxiarchis Mermiris · Konstantinos Patsios · Elma Petridou. Glyfada, GR: The Blender Gallery, 2013.

#38  – Dimitris Merantzas: Seeking the Common Ground. Glyfada, GR: The Blender Gallery, 2014.

#39  – Highbreeds | Johnston Foster & Dionisios Fragias re-think contemporaneity by way of classical myths. Glyfada, GR: The Blender Gallery, 2014.

#40  – El Greco escultor? Dominikos Theotokopoulos renders the World of Ideas in Three Dimensions. Crete, GR: Museum of Contemporary Art of Chania – Olivepress, Crete, 2014.

#41  – Andreas Golfinopoulos: Portraits of the Sky. With contributions from Bia Papadopoulou and the Artist. Corinth, GR: Municipal Gallery of Corinth, 2015.

#42  – Eleni Tsotsorou: Pop Angst. Athens, GR: S.G. Art Gallery, St George Lycabettus Hotel, 2015.

#43  – Philoxenia: Destination Unknown & Welcome. With contributions from Constantinos V. Proimos and John Stratoudakis.Crete, GR: Museum of Contemporary Art of Chania – Olivepress, Crete, 2015.

#44  – Manthos Gaïtis: Fragments of Memory. With contribution from Rena Batali and the Artist. Athens, GR: Argo Gallery, 2016.

#45  – “Guidelines for Mariners and the Shipwrecked”. Krikos V. Crete, GR: Museum of Contemporary Art of Chania – Olivepress, 2016.

#46  – “Aesthetic Art with Sensory Extensions”. Maria Kelaidi: Earth Vision. Crete, GR: Artillery Hall, Fortezza, Rethymno, 2016.

#47  – “Examples to be Followed”. Thomas Bertolis: KalokAgatha Little Animals. Athens, GR: Gallery 7, 2016.

#48  – “SexoMania: The Full Spectrum of Love in Contemporary Art”. 4th International Visual Arts Festival of Patras | RE-culture 4. Patras, GR: Pikramenos Publications, 2016.

#49  – “The Nine Muses – An Everlasting Presence”. The Muses Project: A Dialogue between Art and Science. With contributions from Ioannis N. Archontakis, Giorgos Bourogiannis, Louisa Karapidaki. Christiana Kazakou, Thanasis Moutsopoulos. Constantinos V. Proimos, Alexios Papazacharias, Bia Papadopoulou, Lina Tsikouta. Athens, GR: A. G. Leventis Foundation Scholars Association, 2017.

#50  – Landscapes of Architectural Entropy. With contributions from Ioannis N. Arhontakis and Constantinos V. Proimos.Crete, GR: Municipal Art Gallery of Chania, 2018.

#51  – “Alkistis Micahelidou paints a Portrait of Ney Matogrosso”. Alkistis Michaelidou: Ney Matogrosso – A Primordial Revolutionary. Athens, GR: Casa do Brasil, 2018.

#52  – “Prossalendi’s Britannia”; “Romanticism in Corfu”. Corfu Festival 2018 – Bicentenary of the Order of St Michael and St George. Corfu Heritage Foundation, Corfu.

#53  – Art is a way out of sexual problems. With contributions from Ioannis N. Arhontakis and Efi Kyprianidou. Saint Petersburg, RU: Freud’s Dream Museum, 2018.

#54  – “The Landscapes of George Koumouros: A Talisman for a Hard Way”. George Koumouros – Portrait Landscapes. Morfi Gallery, Limassol, 2019.

 

V.  ARTICLES & REVIEWS

#01  – 2002 “Derek Marks”.

www.derek-marks.com/profile.html

#02  – 2002 “Sumer Erek: The Bath”.

www.sumererek.com/bathtext.htm

#03  – 2002 “Sumer Erek:Mirrors of Displacement”.

www.sumererek.com/mirrorstext.htm

#04  – 2003 “Yiota Skarveli: In-Migration”.

www.yiotaskarveli.com/megakles_rogakos_b.html

#05  – 2005 “Yiota Skarveli: A Moment of Utter Immobility”.

www.yiotaskarveli.com/megakles_rogakos_a.html

#06  – 2007 “Yiannis Melanitis: Molly· Penelope· Bloom.” www.melanitis.com/penelopeEN.html

#07  – 17.05.2012 | “The Athenean art scene at the crisis’ other end”, Breeder – Tounta Art Center – a.antonopoulou.art.

www-en.elculture.gr/elcblog/article/athenean-artscene-276539

#08  – 06.06.2012 | “From Athens with love”, Boris Hopek, Atopos, Athens.

www-en.elculture.gr/elcblog/article/boris-hopek-285443

#09  – 05.03.2013 | “The Bride + Bachelors = The Large Glass”, Duchamp and the Bachelors, Barbican Art Gallery, London.

www-en.elculture.gr/elcblog/article/oi-nifi-kai-oi-ergenides-547549

#10  – 17.04.2013 | “A record of Otherness rather than Likeness”, Man Ray’s Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, London.

www-en.elculture.gr/elcblog/article/proswpografies-man-ray-574694

#11  – 09.05.2013 | “David Bowie is… open”, David Bowie is…, Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

www-en.elculture.gr/elcblog/article/bowie-is-590799

#12  – 17.06.2013 | “The Large Glass and the Grand Pier Pavilion”.

www-en.elculture.gr/elcblog/article/duchamp-hern-bay-601740

#13  – 01.07.2013 | “You must surely have understood by then what ‘Iliads’ mean…”, George Koumouros, Delphi Arch. Museum.

www-en.elculture.gr/elcblog/article/iliada-i-emi-617166

#14  – 11.08.2013 | “Updating of Ancient Art”, Aggelika Korovessi: Time, Form, Concept, National Archaeological Museum, Athens.

www-en.elculture.gr/elcblog/article/epikairopoihsh-arxaias-texnis-645098

#15  – 06.01.2014 | “The Unsurpassable Feat of Tériade”, Great Books of the Artists, Byzantine & Christian Museum, Athens.

www-en.elculture.gr/elcblog/article/teriade-761723

#16  – 07.02.2014 | “Ancient and Contemporary Cavafy”, Illustrating poems of Cavafy, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens.

www-en.elculture.gr/elcblog/article/rogakos-cavafy-798543

#17  – 07.07.2014 | “A discreet yet impressive exhibition”, Dimitris Galanis: Illustrated Books, MIET Cultural Centre, Athens.

www.elculture.gr/elcblog/article/dimitris-galanis-888527

#18  – 22.07.2014 | “A metaphor for the human condition”, Dollhouse – Margarita Petrova, Cultural Centre, Eleusis.

www.elculture.gr/elcblog/article/kouklospito-petrova-894664

#19  – 28.07.2014 | “Works from the artist’s career”, Dimitris Condos: Offerings, Byzantine & Christian Museum, Athens.

www-en.elculture.gr:8080/elcblog/article/ta-latreutika-tis-epoxis-900541

#20  – 20.01.2015 | “The Works surpass their Creators. Re-exhibiting the collections with ‘History – Irony’”, Vorres Museum, Peania.

www.elculture.gr/blog/article/ta-erga-xepernoun-tous-dimiourgous-tous/

#21  – 24.02. 2015 | “Athens discovers new aspects of the painter El Greco”, Benaki and Byzantine & Christian Museum, Athens.

www.elculture.gr/en/article/athens-discovers-new-aspects-supreme-european-painter-el-greco/

#22  – 05.11.2016 | “A caustic comment on art institutions, from the Guerilla Girls”, Whitechapel Gallery, London.

www.elculture.gr/blog/article/ένα-καυστικό-σχόλιο-για-τα-ιδρύματα-τέ/

#23  – 18.11.2016 | “When Nanos Valaoritis met Marcel Duchamp”, Book Press, Athens.

www.bookpress.gr/stiles/eponimos/nanos-valaoritis-met-marcel-duchamp

#24  – 19.12.2016 | “Odysseus and the Marchand du sel: Duchamp’s In Advance of the Broken Armas the Winnowing Fan”, Visuelimage, Paris.

www.visuelimage.com/idees/19_12_16_megakles/index.php

 

VI.  INTERVIEWS

#01  – 18.09.2000 | Louise Bourgeois in NY [with contribution from Jerry Gorovoy and Paulo Herkenhoff].

www.visuelimage.com/ch/bourgeois/bourgeois.htm

#02  – 23.09.2000 | Boris Lurie in New York [with contribution from Janos Gat].

www.retro.no-art.info/2000/rogakos-lurie-en.html

 

VII.  LECTURES & TALKS

#01  – 10.08.2000 | Marcel Duchamp: The Large Glass Says it All!, Tate Modern, London.

#02  – 28.09.2000 | Louise Bourgeois: A Post-Modern Freudian, Tate Modern, London.

#03  – 21.11.2000 | Naum Gabo: Abstraction in Four Dimensions, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London.

#04  – 28.02.2001 | Body: Pregnant Art?Jacob Epstein · Rineke Dijkstra, Tate Modern, London.

#05  – 16.03.2001 | Anthony Caro: Sculpture with Music, Tate Modern, London.

#06  – 13.04.2001 | Century City: A Century within an Hour, Tate Modern, London.

#07  – 11.05.2001 | Beuys-Scape: Landscape in Terms of Joseph Beuys, Tate Modern, London.

#08  – 30.04.2002 | Matisse / Picasso: A Contrasting Comparison, Tate Modern, London.

#09  – 03.06.2003 | Cruel & Tender: Realismus über Alles, Tate Modern, London.

#10  – 23.12.2003 | Tate Modern: A Case of Post-Modern Architecture, Setagaya Museum, Tokyo.

#11  – 12.05.2006 | Looking Back: ACG Art Curatorial Retrospective, University of Ioannina, Epirus.

#12  – 08.02.2008 | The Art of Tina Kambani, Art Act, Athens.

#13  – 26.05.2008 | The Art of Eleni Sidiropoulou, Art Act, Athens.

#14  – 13.03.2009 | Silent Dialogues: Exhibiting Contemporary Portraits, Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan.

#15  – 18.05.2009 | The Art of Andreas Golfinopoulos, Art Act, Athens.

#16  – 18.09.2013 | Aggelika Korovessi at the National Archaeological Museum, Technohoros, Athens.

#17  – 07.03.2014 | The Tears of Frida Kahlo, Free Self-Managed Embros Theatre, Athens.

#18  – 14.10.2014 | Sculpture by Dominikos Theotokopoulos: El Greco escultor?, Cultural Centre of Chania – CHANIaRT, Crete.

#19  – 18.04.2015 | Aggelika Korovessi: Audio-Sculpture, Pallineus Worldwide Resident Association, Pallini.

#20  – Conference: The 16th Century in Venetian Crete, Society for Cretan Studies – Kapsomenos Foundation

i.  – 06.09.2015 | The Sculptural Origins of Theotokopoulos’ Painting, Rethymno, Crete.

ii.  – 09.09.2015 | The Surviving Sculptures of Theotokopoulos, Heraklion, Crete.

iii.  – 11.09.2015 | The Lost Sculptures of Theotokopoulos, Sitia, Crete.

#21  – 20.05.2016 | Alterity of the Self towards Liberation: Marcel Duchamp, Melina Mercouri Cultural Centre, Athens.

#22  – 01.12.2016 | Homeric Equivalents on Marcel Duchamp’s “Large Glass”, Large Glass, London.

#23  – 04.11.2017 | Dalí and Duchamp’s Mutual Interest in Homer, Royal Academy of Arts, London.

#24  – 19.01.2018 | The Sacred Number Three from Homer through to Duchamp, Ancient World Club, Godolphin & Latymer School, Hammersmith.

 

VIII.  SKILLS

Languages: English, Greek and German | Advanced Computer Knowledge: Dreamweaver, Excel and Photoshop | Photography.

 

IX.  GRANTS/SCHOLARSHIPS

2013 | Research Travel Grant, University of Essex, Colchester.

2013-2015 | PhD Educational Scholarship, The A. G. Leventis Foundation, Zurich.