ARIS & LAKIS IONAS
1,2,3, Go!
Installation view
2005
EDUCATION

2001-02   MA in Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art & Design, University of the Arts London
2000-01   Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, Seminars (Working In Television – Contemporary Art), London

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2004 Lakis & Aris Ionas present “The Callas”-“Superman Died Yesterday”, The Breeder Gallery, Athens

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2006
What Remains is Future, curated by Nadja Argyropoulou, Patra cultural capital of Europe, Greece

2006        
Sequence, The Space, curated by Yu-Chen Wang & Mathjis Lieshout, London 2005        
Sequence, De Roode Bioscoop, curated by Yu-Chen Wang & Mathjis Lieshout, Amsterdam 2004        
Manderley, Astoria Hotel, curated by Xenia Kalpaktsoglou, Thessaloniki                 2003        
11th Biennale of Young Artists of Europe and the Mediterranean, Athens
Charlie’s place, Annely Juda Fine Art, curated by Man Sommerlinck, London   
PAN Kunst Forum,Euroscreen, curated by Judith Nothnagel, Emmerich, Germany
20 Rooms, Kappatos Gallery, curated by Nayia Yiakoumaki, Athens 2002        
Century Gallery, curated by Guy Shoham, London
The London Institute Gallery (nominated for the Red Mansion Spero Prize), London   
The House (Chelsea College of Art & Design), London

LIVE GIGS

Since May 2004 they formed the rock’n’roll duo “The Callas”

2006        
The Callas Live Performance, Working Men’s Club - Legal Tender party , London
2005        
The Callas Live performance, Character festival, Bios, Athens
The Callas Live performance as guests to “The Wedding Present” gig, AN club, Athens
The Callas Live performance, 2nd Summer in the City festival, Club 22, Athens
2004        
The Callas Live performance, as guests to the “Stereo Total” gig, Bios, Athens

EDITIONS

VELVET magazine  (free, monthly, cultural magazine, since April 2005) Directors and editors of the VELVET magazine.
Athens Contemporary Art Map  (free, bimonthly, art guide, since January 2003)
Directors and editors of A.C.A.M. and www.athensartmap.net

RECORD LABEL

Founders and directors of  “Out Of Tune!”  label.

Releases: The Callas – “Don’t fuck with The Callas”- Out Of Tune! 001, 2004
“This is an Out Of Tune! Compilation”  Vol.1 – Out Of Tune! 002, 2004
The Callas – “Superman Died Yesterday”- Out Of Tune! 003, 2005
The Callas – The Callas Do It Better!!, Demo – Out Of Tune! 004, 2005
The Callas – Trust Lust EP – Out Of Tune! 005, 2006

SHORT FILM

“Crazy Love”, Short films festival of Drama, 1996 “Bloody Mary”, Short films festival of Thessaloniki, 1997  

www.myspace.com/thecallas
The Callas’ temporary stage, instant, mobile and flashing, is just like their performance: 15-mins-of-fame.  Their
philosophy of ‘you can’t have it more’ always leaves the audience with an unforgettable memory.  The installation
elaborates the iconic hero of superhuman persona and also evokes their teenage dream of being rock stars. They create
the Callas’ language through wall paintings, the kitsch objects and the fictional fans’ idolatry. Their artistic practice offers
us a magical and musical experience as contemporary cultural pastiches and reflects on various aspects of Greek reality
and the punk-glam-pop-garage-mod-D.I.Y. groove of the 70s.