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Costas Varotsos is a renowned greek sculptor. Born in Athens in 1955, he studied in Italy both arts and architecture in the Art Academy of Rome and at the University of Pescara. 

Redefining the boundaries between art and the environment, he reinvented the way to work with glass with his monumental sculptures. 
His art demonstrates his unique ability to play with light and minimalist structures, reinventing public spaces by giving them the magic of seemingly floating and grandiose sculptures. 

Worldy acclaimed, his work has become an emblem for many cities such as the "Poet" in Nicosia or "the runner" in Athens. His sculptures in the public spaces create a strong bond between people and art, nature and art and possible and impossible. 



1973-76   Academia di Belle Arti, Rome

Universita di Pescara, Architecture

Fullbright Grant, 1990-91, New York

1999       Elected Professor of the Aristotle University

of Thessaloniki in 1999



1990      Ruben Forni gallery Brussels curator Emmy Varouxaki

1991      de Europa ( Cultural center of the city of Athens) curator Emmy Varouxaki  cooperation withAchille Bonito Oliva

1992       International symposium on Marble Sculpture Thasos

2008       Horizon 2008, Murano Hotel, Tacoma, Washington, USA, Public artwork

2007       Future through the past, Athens, Greece, curated by Charis Kanellopoulou 

Horizon-Geraki, Geraki, Sparta, Laconia, Greece, public artwork

2006       Horizon 4, Certosa di Padula, Salerno, Italy, public artwork

Untitled, Bernstrasse, Steffisburg, Switzerland, public artwork

2005       Untitled, scenery for the Antigone representation at Epidaurous theater, Director S.Tsakiris

2004       Untitled, 166 Pireos st. building, Athens, Greece, public artwork

Labyrinth, ARCO 2004, Madrid, Spain

Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens, Greece

Untitled, Douk. Plakentias Metro Station, Athens, Greece

2003       Untitled, Aghios Ioannis Rentis, central square, Athens, Greece, public artwork

Contiguous Currents, City Hall square, Palm Beach, Miami, Florida, USA, public artwork

Untitled, Washington Convention Center, Washington D.C., USA, public artwork

La Luna, Parco Casilino Labicano, Rome, Italy, public artwork

Untitled, Parco Sculture di Chianti, Pievasciata (Siena), Italy

Untitled, Buccheri, Sicily, Italy

2001       Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens, Greece

The Foundation of Hellenic Culture, New York, USA

Untitled, Kreisel Zurichstrasse Bützberg, Switzwerland

Horizon, San Diego, California, USA

2000       C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, USA

National Art Gallery, Athens, Greece

1999       Giorgio Persano Gallery, Turin, Italy

Untitled, Piazza Benefica, Turin, Italy, public artwork

Tobey Moss Gallery, International Biennal, Los Angeles, California, USA

Fiera di Bologna, Italy

1998       Castello di Roccascalegna, Abruzzo, Italy

Horizons, Muhka Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium

Horizon, Agios Konstantinos, Pyrgos Korinthias, Greece [Public Work]

1997       Arco Di Rab Gallery, Rome, Italy

Sculpture The Poet of Casacalenda, Community of Casacalenda, Italy [Public Work]

Untitled, Mc Cormick Center, Chicago, USA [Public Work]

1996       Anti-Pop, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens Greece

Horizon, Sani, Halkidiki [Public Work]

1995       Giorgio Persano Gallery, Torino, Italy

Spiral, Laiki Bank, Nicosia Cyprus [Public Work]

Lola Nicolaou Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece

Sculpture Globe, Airport of Thessaloniki, Greece [Public Work]

1994       The Runner, reconstruction of the 1988 work, Athens Greece

Klepsydra, European Cultural Center of Delphi, , Delphi, Greece [Public Work]

1993       Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens, Greece

Sprovieri Gallery, Rome, Italy

Mylos, Thessaloniki, Greece

1992       Paesagio con Rovine, Gibellina, Italy [Public Work]

Arte Roma, Palazzo di Congressi, Rome, Italy

Leiman Gallery, New York, USA

1991       Tokyo rt Expo, Tokyo, Japan

3 Gallery, Athens, Greece

Anelixis, Interamerican Plazza, Athens, Greece [Public Work]

Giorgio Persano Gallery, Milano, Italy

1990       Ruben Forni Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece

Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens, Greece

Horizon, Aristotelous Square, Thessaloniki, Greece [Public Work]

1989       Arco Di Rab Gallery, Rome, Italy

1988       The Runner, Omonia square, Athens, Greece [Public Work]

1986       Dracos Art Center, Athens, Greece

1983       The Poet, DESTE Foundation, Nicosia, Cyprus [Public Work]

Centrosei Gallery, Bari, Italy

1982       Desmos Gallery, Athens, Greece

1981       Gallery 2000, Bologna, Italy

1980       Centro Culturale Govergence, Pescara, Italy

1979       Spazo Tempo, ISIA, Rome, Italy

Mauric Rennaissance Gallery, Pescara, Italy

1978       Mauric Rennaissance Gallery, Pescara, Italy

Centro Culturale Govergence, Pescara, Italy

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