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Manolis Baboussis is a visual artist, photographer and architect. He studied architecture and restoration in Florence and Rome. His diploma thesis in architecture proposed the demolition of a psychiatric hospital instead of building it. His work focuses mainly on issues around institutions, memory and the environment. He uses the mediums of photography as well as drawings, texts, video projections and installations. His first work Volterra, 1973, was presented at the time as a slide show, within the context of an installation, while later the exhibition of its large-scale prints, regardless of chronological or thematic coherence, composed a dense conceptual and plastic dialogue. From 1994 to 2016, he did a personal approach photo-work about Yannis Kounellis. In 2013, he resigned from the position of professor at the ASFA, where he taught since 1999 an approach in contemporary art by the medium of photography. He presented his work in several solo exhibitions such as: How to repair a tear?, Centre of Contemporary Art Ileana Tounta, Athens, 2019; Attention works in progress, Alatza Imaret, Thessaloniki, 2018; Something stupid, Romantso, Athens, 2017; Beyond Planning, Centre of Contemporary Art Ileana Tounta, Athens, 2014;

Skeletons, Benakis Museum, Athens, 2011; All over the place, New York Photofestival, 2009; Photographs, Central European House of Photography, Bratislava, 2008; judgment, Yeni Mosque, Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki, 2007; Possesioni, Centrο d’ Αrte Moderna e Contemporanea della Spezia (CAMeC), 2006; Manolis Baboussis 1973-2003, EMST, Athens MMCA, Thessaloniki, 2003. Ηe has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Museums and art spaces in Greece and abroad such as La verità è un altra, Galleria Nazionale d’ Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome, 2018; ANTIDORON. Works from the EMST Collection, Documenta14, Fridericianum, Kassel, 2017 and The Body, The Soul and The Place, State Museum of Contemporary Art (SMCA) at the National Art Museum of China, 7th Beijing Biennial of Contemporary Art, 2017. His works are in private and public collections. His monographs and albums as well as his poetry have been published by the EMST, the Benakis Museum, CAMeC and others. He lives and works in Athens.