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“memory is a field where past, present and future coexist in the same moment. In essence, the recalling of a memory is an action proceeding into the future rather than into the past. The moment we recall a past experience or event, memory comes into operation and takes us from the present moment into the future.” 

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Photo by Alex Kat

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Pantelis Makkas (Greece, b. 1976) studied photography and fine arts in Athens, Prague, and at Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. He was a resident at De Ateliers in Amsterdam where he was granted a two year scholarship. From 2009 to 2015 he collaborated with the university of Leiden and the PhDArts for his Artistic Research project "The Re-membering Body". His work deals with video/film installations, performance, theatre and research. His work has been shown in museums, art places, theatres, and academic symposiums such as Stedelijk Museum, De Appel, Athens Festival, Megaron Concert Hall, Alex Mylona - Macedonian museum of contemporary art, Benaki Museum, The Greek Biennale, Atopos, Athens Festival, etc. He also performed in many countries outside of Greece such as Germany, Israel, Netherlands, Austria, Denmark, Malta, Croatia etc. His last work "Antistoli" was presented in the Athens and Epidaurus Festival 2018.

Education

2009-2015 Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Artistic Research 2005-2007 Ateliers, resident program, Amsterdam MA Fine art
2001-2004 Rietvelt academy, fine art, Amsterdam BA Fine art
2000-2001 F.A.M.U., film masters studies, Prague MA course Photography 1997-2000 E.S.P., BA photography, Athens BA photography

Portrait of Pantelis Makkas by

Nikos Kessanlis, 1998

The cultural organization Belleville and the International Dance Film Festival - Athens Video Dance Project create interviews - documentaries that present Greek and international artists from the spectrum of contemporary art. Pantelis Makkas, visual artist and video designer, presents us the way of his creation, and the significant milestones of his artistic career.