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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

2023     "Sguardo greco", Museo Archeologico Regionale "Pietro                           Griffo" di Agrigento, Sicily, Italy

2020     "Drifting Destinations", Genesis Gallery, Athens

2020     "Bruxelles ,regards volés" , Institut Francais d'Athènes , Athens

2019     "Corfu!", Chris Boicos Fine Arts, Paxos

2018-19 "Spring in the Valley", Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Atene,                       Athens    

2018     "Spring in the Valley",  Fondazione Francesco Messina, Milano 

2018     "GOATS", Genesis Gallery, Athens

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", Chris Boicos Fine Arts, 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                         watercolor 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 (selection)

2019     "If Athens...", IANOS Art Space, Athens

2018     "Athens Hinterland", Mets Art Center, Athens

2018      Art Athina, International Contemporary Art Fair of Athens

2018     "Paradoxal Sleep", Genesis Gallery, Athens

2017     "Eros - Hero",  Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre, Athens   

2017     "Paxos - Landscape, Sea, Architecture", Chris Boicos Fine Arts,                  Paxos

2017    "From Interwar Period to Modernism", Genesis Gallery, Athens
2016     "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,

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,

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

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