Nicolas Vamvouklis is a curator and researcher. He graduated from the School of Philosophy of the University of Crete and from the Dance School of the Greek National Opera and holds an MA in Visual Arts & Curatorial Studies from Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano. He is a PhD candidate in Cultural Technology and Communication at the University of the Aegean, with research focusing on the artist as curator in art museum collections. He is the artistic director of K-Gold Temporary Gallery in Lesvos, while he has curated exhibitions for the Mediterranea 19 Young Artists Biennale School of Waters, the 7th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art and the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. Since 2016, Vamvouklis has collaborated with the Benetton Foundation, where he served as senior curator. He has also collaborated independently with Béjart Ballet Lausanne, the Marina Abramović Institute, the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space and the Milan Triennial. He participated in the NEON 2015 Curatorial Exchange at the Whitechapel Gallery and in the workshop Viafarini Academy Awards 2016. In 2018-2019 he was a guest tutor at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice; and at Kristiansand Kunsthall, as part of the Platform Nord festival program. He recently participated in the A Natural Oasis? research program, with events held at Manifesta 12, Nottingham Contemporary, Dance House Lemesos and Galleria Nazionale di San Marino. He has been awarded the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Fellowship by ARTWORKS (2021).
Just a bowl of cherries, 7th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Tamara MacArthur, ΜΟΜus-Experimental Center for the Arts , 2019-2020
When you dance you make me happy, Highlights from the Luciano Benetton Collection: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Gallerie delle Prigioni, Trevizo, 2018
How to Fall With Grace: Nana Sachini and Alice Mann, K-Gold Temporary Gallery, Lesvos, 2018
Sleeping with a tiger: Oliviero Fiorenzi, Cosima von Bonin and Yoshua Okón, K-Gold Temporary Gallery, Lesvos, 2020
School of Waters, Mediterranea 19 Young Artists Biennale: Gašper Kunšič, Galleria Nazionale, Σαν Μαρίνο, 2021