Artist CV

Artist's statement

(b 1979Greece. Lives and works in Singapore)

Avora draws from her everyday life in Singapore as well as her Greek ancestry to explore a wide range of subject matter. Her vivid and dream-like paintings aim to weave together real and fictional elements. Through her mark-making, she investigates the potential for painting to transcend imagery by reducing it to basic colours, shapes, patterns and forms.

Solo exhibitions

2020
All Alone Together, SidexSide contemporary, online exhibition curated on sidexsidecontemporary.com 
2015 
Hellenic Cruise, New Court Gallery, Repton School, UK 
2013 
Grand Finale, Common View, National Theatre of Greece, Athens, Greece 
2011
The Lonely Palace, Corfu Municipal Gallery, Corfu, Greece
The Splendid Years, The Apartment, Athens 
2010
Dictionary of Ornaments, South Square Arts Centre, Bradford, UK 
2009
The Tiger in the Theater (From Baroque to Superama), The Apartment, Athens
Story Weaver, Galerie Trubenbach, Cologne, Germany 
2007
Against Nature (with Julia Kunin), Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY 
2006
In the Ruins, Contemporary Art Projects, London, UK
On the Verge, Amy Jo Spitalier, London, UK 
 

Group exhibitions

2021
An Artistmarket-The show, Art Outreach, Singapore 
Polychromatic Dreamscapes, American Club, Singapore, curated by Ferzin Patel 
2020
FlatFiles 8x8 Art on paper, Online exhibition at FlatFile gallery https://flatfile.gallery/
Creatures, Beasts, Myths, online exhibit curated by the Vacant Museum, www.vacantmuseum.com
Delphian Open Call 2020, Delphian gallery, London 
2019
Be.Long.ing, online exhibition curated by ilikeyourworkpodcast.com  
2017
National Bank of Greece, Recent Acquisitions, NBG, Athens, Greece 
2016
Culturelines sans Frontières, curated by Vassiliki Tzanakou, metamatic:taf, Athens, Greece 
2015
ChemCraft, curated by CM projects, London, UK
Dis/placed, curated by Counterpoint Arts, Shoreditch Town Hall, London, UK 
2014
Death and Dying, curated by David Lillington, MAG3, Vienna, Austria
Out of our Heads, curated by James Putnam and Vassiliki Tzanakou, Shoreditch Town Hall, London 
2012
SV12, Studio Voltaire, curated by Mike Nelson and Jenny Lomax London, UK
Vis Loci, The Griffin Gallery, curated by Liane Lang and George Major, London, UK
Journeys through the light, Hungate Contemporary, Norwich, UK 
2011
Mir (The World of Faberge), Royal Academy, London, UK 
2009
Paint-id, curated by Sotirios Bahtsetzis, Macedonian Museum of Art, Thessaloniki
toured to Alex Mylonas Museum, Athens, Greece (cat.)
Summer Show, Luis Adelantado Gallery, Valencia, Spain 
2008
In Present Tense, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece (cat.) 
2007
Decadence, Decay and the Demimonde, curated by Ben Austin, Home House, London, UK (cat.)
Salon Connexions, Contemporary Art Projects, London, UK 
2006
Defining the Contemporary, The Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (cat.) 
2005
Art Futures, Bloomberg Space, London, UK (cat.)
The Wonderful Fund Collection, Le Musée de Marrakech, Morocco
The Wonderful Fund Collection, Palant House Gallery, London, UK (cat.)
London Now: Are You in Love Yet, St. Petersburg Arts Center, Florida, USA
Acid Drops and Sugar Candy, Transition Gallery, London, UK 
2004
Short Stories About Glamour, Hiscox Art Projects, London, UK (cat.)
Summer Pursuits, STORE Gallery, London, UK
East End Academy, The Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
Art Futures, Contemporary Art Society, London, UK
Faith, Transition Gallery, London, UK
CAS, Osaka, Japan
Draft, Nairs Culture Centre, Scuol, Switzerland
Then 6… Developments, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, UK 
2003
Oriel Mostyn Open, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Wales (cat.)
The Last Day I spent on Earth, Glasgow Project Room, Scotland
Put Out More Flags, curated by Christabel Stewart, Sutton Lane, London, UK 

Press & publications

2020
Chromazone Mag, Issue 1
Create! Magazine, Volume 22
Friend of the Artist, Volume 12
BlueBee magazine, Issue 4  
2019
ArtMaze Mag, Spring Issue 12 
2017
NBG Recent Acquisitions 
2015
Future Now, 100 Contemporary Artists from the Aesthetica Art Prize
Shortlisted for 100 Painters of Tomorrow, Thames and Hudson 
2009
Paint-id, Macedonian Museum of Art, Exhibition Catalogue 
2008
In Present Tense, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Exhibition Catalogue 
2007
Decadence, Decay and the Demimonde, London, Exhibition Catalogue 
2006
Defining the Contemporary: The Whitechapel Gallery in association with Sotheby’s
Celeste Art Prize, Exhibition Catalogue
Draft Book: Nairs Foundation, Exhibition Catalogue 
2005
Art’s Modern London Bridges, London, Exhibition Catalogue
The Wonderful Fund Collection Catalogue, London, Publication 
2004
Short stories About Glamour, London, Exhibition Catalogue 
2003
Tower Place Collection Catalogue: A Selection of Art at Tower Place, London, Exhibition Catalogue
Mostyn Open, Oriel Mostyn, Wales, Exhibition Catalogue
Initinere, Italy, Exhibition Catalogue
Arty Magazine, London, Artist Book 
2002
DLA Art Award Catalogue, London, Exhibition Catalogue
6 Rooms, Kappatos Gallery, Athens, Exhibition Catalogue 

Collections

National Bank of Greece, Greece

Ernst & Young Collection, UK

Marsh Collection, UK

The Wonderful Fund Collection, UK

Hiscox Collection, UK

The Slade Collection, UK 

Teaching

2002-2018
St Paul’s School for Boys, London 
2012-2014
Central Saint Martins College, UAL, Foundation Diploma in Art&Design, London