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Pavlos Habidis was born in Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1957. He was reborn in Lund, Sweden, in 1976, where he graduated from Lund University with a B.A. in Philosophy and History of Art. While studying he also attended courses in different engraving techniques. His very first exhibitions featured Chinese ink drawings; he also worked for the daily press as a cartoonist.

From 1981 to 1984 he traveled around Europe extensively, and for extended periods he lived in what was then West Berlin, where the everyday life and dynamic artistic climate had a crucial influence on both his aesthetics and his general artistic orientation.

Since 1985 he has dedicated himself to painting and lives exclusively from his art. Up until 2001 he led a “nomadic” life and lived – while creating and exhibiting his works — in Tokyo, Geneva, Paris, and Brussels. At the same time, he created covers for literary works and had his drawings published in political and literary reviews, as well as in strip cartoons in Germany, Greece and France. Since 2001 he has lived in Athens and Brussels. Several exhibitions of his paintings have also been held in Athens, Thessaloniki, Berlin, Bologna, Copenhagen, and Stockholm. His works can be found in private collections, cultural foundations, and museums.

Solo exhibitions

2016 "Spring in the Valley", Villa Aurea, Valle dei Templi, Sicily, Italy
2016 "Memmories from the Present", Gallery Eirmos, Thessaloniki, Greece
2015 "Return To Athens, The Glorious City", Genesis Gallery, Athens
2014 "A Journey To Paxos", Cris Boicos fine Art, Paxos
2013 "The Clark Lawrence Collection", Casa del Mantegna, Mantova
2013 "Passages", Galerie Beckel-Odille-Boicos (BOB), Paris
2012 "Kifisia Sketches", Tsihritzi Foundation for the Visual Arts, Athens
2011 "Sketches of Aegina", Museum for History and Folk Art, Aegina
2011 "Athenian Small", Genesis Gallery, Athens
2011 "The Scrapbook of Preveza", Spartiotis Art Space, Preveza
2010 "Une Balade a Bruxelles", Espace Periple, Bruxelles
2010 IANOS, Athens
2009 T. Kambani Gallery, Athens
2008 Galerie Beckel-Odille-Boicos (BOB), Paris
2007 TAGG, Athens
2006 Leon Keuninckx, Grand Rechain, Belgium
2006 Castello Galeazza, Bologna
2005 Galerie Beckel-Odille-Boicos (BOB), Paris
2005 ZM Gallery, Thessaloniki
2005 To Milo Art Galley, Athens
2004 Espace Périple, Brussels
2004 Presentation of the Carnet de voyage: Athens with 116 watercolour drawings by Pavlos Habidis. Published by Louis Vuitton (Paris).
2002 Palazzo Montefano, Bologna
2002 Art Center X, Larissa, Greece
2000 Gallerie Beckel Odille Boicos (BOB), Paris
2000 ZM Gallery, Thessaloniki
1999 Titanium Gallery, Athens
1998 Galerie C. Colas & P. Odille, Paris
1998 Palazzo Montefano, Bologna
1995 Paratiritis Art Gallery, Thessaloniki
1994 Stalke Gallery, Copenhagen
1993 Nishiazabu Asacloth Gallery, Tokyo
1991 Nishiazabu Asacloth Gallery, Tokyo
1990 Seibu Ikebukuro Gallery, Tokyo
1990 Nishiazabu Asacloth Gallery, Tokyo
1989 Bistborno Gallery, Malmö
1987 Hydrohoos Gallery, Athens
1979 Galleri Clemens, Lund

Group exhibitions

"From the Interwar Years to Modernism : Little Scenarios for Athens", Gallery Genesis, Athens, Greece
2016 "The case of Capodistria", Vouleftikon, Nafplion, Greece
2016 "A jewel made in Greece", Art Space Aegina, Greec
2016 "The case of Capodistria", National Historical Museum, Old Parliament House, Athens
2014 "Pausanias", Museum for History and Folk Art, Aegina
2014 "Riders on the Storm", Genesis Gallery, Athens
2013 "Thesmoforia", The Acropolis Museum, Athens
2013 "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden", Genesis Gallery, Athens
2013 "Cavafy" IANOS Art Space, Athens
2012 "Smyrna: 90 Post Cards", IANOS Art Space, Athens
2012 "To be... Hommage to William Shakespeare", IANOS Art Space, Athens
2012 "About Wine", Lemos Center, Athens
2012 Kaplanon Art Space, Athens
2010 "Tracing Istanbul", Technopolis, Athens
2010 "Tracing Istanbul", Istanbul
2010 Brinies, Art on the Countryside, Porto Heli
2010 Ersi's Gallery, Athens
2009 Ersi's Gallery, Athens
2009 Gallerie Beckel Odille Boicos (BOB), Paris
2009 Galerie Chantal Bamberger, Strasbourg
2009 IANOS, Athens
2008 Gallerie Beckel Odille Boicos (BOB), Paris
2007 TAGG, Athens
2007 P 37 Gallery, Athens
2006 Gallerie Beckel Odille Boicos (BOB), Paris
2005 Leon Keuninckx, Grand Rechain, Belgium
2005 Art Center X, Larissa, Greece
2004 Gallerie Beckel Odille Boicos (BOB), Paris
2003 Yayannos Gallery, Mykonos, Greece
2003 Gallerie Beckel Odille Boicos (BOB), Paris
2003 Infopunt Europa Van de Provinti, Antwerpen, Belgium
2002 Bell Studio, Inc., Chicago
2002 Galerie Beckel-Odille-Boicos, Paris
2002 Yayannos Gallery, Athens
2002 Art Center X, Larissa, Greece
2001 Gallerie Beckel Odille Boicos (BOB), Paris
1999 Gallerie Beckel Odille Boicos (BOB), Paris
1999 Stalke Gallery, Copenhagen
1999 Leon Keuninckx, Grand Rechain, Belgium
1999 Galerie du Pont-Neuf, Brussels
1999 European Parliament, Strassbourg
1998 Leon Keuninckx, Grand Rechain, Belgium
1997 Paratiritis Art Gallery, Thessaloniki
1997 Cornette-Pajarin Gallery, Paris
1996 Toft Gallery, Paris
1996 Stalke Gallery, Copenhagen
1994 Swedish Art Association, Paris
1994 Greek Painters in Paris, Maison de l’Europe, Paris
1992 Swedish Art Association, Paris
1991 Nalepa Gallery, Berlin
1991 Tornvall Gallery, Stockholm
1991 SAGA, Gallery Zaar-Johansson, Paris
1990 Stalke Gallery, Copenhagen
1989 Galerie Est, Paris
1978 Malmö Konsthall, Sweden