March 2016

Arte, Poesia

Title: Arte , Poesia
Mixed media: painting, photography, tissues//installation, 110×160 cm
Command by Bonotto’s Fondation. (see also Facebook page)
Dialogue with the painting of Giorgione  :”The tempest”.
The tempest as threat and stimulus.
In the photo, Giovanni Bonotto (10/03/2016).
The work includes a photograph by DA picturing the Bonotto family: Luigi and his sons, Giovanni and Lorenzo.

(gr) Οκτώβριος 2013

(gr) ΚΑΒΑΦΗΣ (Εν γραφαίς, καλές γραφές)


8 May - 27 July 2013

The lying on the floor

DA’s NY performance presented at the exhibition

The lying on the floor, abandoned to lie

An exhibition about material in Performance Art
formed by E.P.I. Zentrum Cologne and Sibylle Ettengruber MAERZ-Gallery Linz and more than 80 artists around the world.
venue: Künstlervereinigung MAERZ,
place: Eisenbahngasse 20, Austria – 4020 Linz
date: 8. May till 27. July 2013 / Tu. – Fr. 3:00 – 6:00 pm / Sa. 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Three different currents are to unify in this presentation.
The first one is the infinite multiplicity of what material is and can be, and the second one shows up in the
question of what and how material appears and the third stream forms itself in the multiplicity of the
applicable regulations.
Which structure of order is the most sensible production of meaning and how the existing material enters
into a transfer and combination will be seen.
The structural limitation is the body of people acting and in this case especially the visible part.
Mental – and physical – and energetic views are kept back for further presentations and outsourced here.
The diagrammatic exhibition brings together about 80 artists from around the world. These have sent
documentary material from their own works and their practice of performance and life art. Photos, texts
and relics form the body of the exhibition.
Contrapuntal these materials will be grouped into ethnographic and anthropological photographical views
of human action.
Reasonable is an incompleteness , which is also due to the vitality of the human body, and the vitality and
momentum of the material.
During the display a blog is installed –
Have also a view on the webpage of the E.P.I. Archive:
Info: /

Exhibition’s concept: pdf

DA’s photo documentation

1996 | Megara

Barbed Alphabet

Sculpture-installation with the aid of Ino Agrafiotis. “The Value of dialogue. Transformations of artistic languages“, Megara and Kifissia, 25/5-20/9/1996. In the framework of 9th International Biennale of Sculpture.  Skironion – Polychronopoulos Museum.

2011 | Canton, Drapetsona


“XTC project” – “Nextbus stop”, (XTC/Xiazhou Transport Company), organised – curated by Franck Gerlitzki with EMC Art Center, Beijing Guangzhou, Athens, San Francisco, (From Guangzhou to the world), installation – performance, in collaboration with “Hope” (greak artist), 28/04/2011, Drapetsona – Pirareus, Greece. (Photographer Giannis Spaveris).

2003 | Athens


Exhibition “Iconographes”, Curator: M. Stefanidis, Greek-American Union and Milo-Apple Gallery, Athens, Greece.

2006 | Athens


Cereals, images, writings, installation, Gallery Diana/Down Town, group show, Athens.

2005 | Alexandria, Egypt

Stone alphabet

“Stone abecedary”, stones, vases, water, installation,

Participation after an official invitation of Biblioteca Alexandrina, Arts Center, Imagining the Book International Biennale, Alexandria, 04/2005. (The installation is exhibited inside the Biblioteca since the end of Biennale).

  1. Stone-abecedary is part of a long term work on “alphabets”, “abecedaries”, and “calligraphy” as an attempt to investigate the imaginary of the letter and the letter of the imaginary.
  2. The alphabets is one of the most (if not the most) important socio-cultural innovations of mankind.  There is no field of human activity –individual or collective – which has note been influenced by this intelligent and efficient invention.  Through its complexe and complicated history, through societies, through generations of people, it has been in the origine of so many initiatives concerning knowledge, art and action.  Today, the technological potential of modern societies lead to ask some questions about the destiny of the alphabets in a world dominated by digital images by the power of information and communication technologies.
  3. The “stone-alphabet” is a tentative to explore a series of binomes which are in osmose or interaction with the letters, the alphabets, the writing systems, the sound, and the images, such us: natural/artificial, functional/playful, constraints/freedom, linear/multidimensional, original/common, universal/local, material/notional, signe/indice , necessity/selection, meaning/no-meaning, speakable/visual.
  4. “Alphabet stone” / “Alphabet image” / “Alphabet song”, as artistic milestones for an insight into transition towards to knowledge societies.

Demosthenes Agrafiotis