biography

 

 

MICHALOU(di)S was born in 1965 in Anavra, Karditsa prefecture, and grew up in Athens. In 1989 he graduated from Technical Educational Institute of Athens (Decoration Section, cloth design specialization) and continued his studies in France. In 1991 he obtained the diploma of Arts Deco and in 1992 the Master 's Degree in Plastic Arts of Sorbonne University. In 1998, he obtained the Doctor's Degree in Plastic Arts fron the same university and from 2001 to 2003 he carried out his postdoctoral research in Art and Science in Massashusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

He was granted scholarships from various foundation and institutions, such as Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, Sorbonne University and Levendis Foundation, as well as dinstictions and awards (MIT's Grants: Dean, Provost for the Arts and Council for the Arts, "Greek Artists Award" from William Fulbright Foundation).

In October 2001, while he was carrying his postdoctoral research on the topic Nephele3", he came upon the silica aerogel, a material used by N.A.S.A. for the collection of star dust. MICHALOU(di)S processed the material and transferred it, for the first time world wide, to the field of art and particularly the field of sculpture. With their luminous and weightless composition, aer()sculptures break down the barrier of Euclidean geometry and become a bridge between reality and truth, incarnation and immateriality, presence and absence.

He participated in many international congress and conferences and exhibited his works in America, France and Greece.