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Please click on the images to view them in bigger size. Copyright art and photos © 1997 Hector Mavridis




Born 1958 in Melbourne, Australia. Moved to Greece in 1969. Lived in Chicago from 1979 to 1988, where he studied Linguistics and Ceramics at Northeastern Illinois University. Lives and works in Thessaloniki, Greece.



1988   Hellenic Cultural Organization, Chicago, U.S.Á.

1992   Municipal Gallery of Thessaloniki, Greece.

1994   “In Awe of Solidity”,Amalgama Art Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece.

1994   ORT- ArtSpace, Wuppertal, Germany.

1994   “Earth, Fire, Water, Time,” Epikur Gallery, Wuppertal, Germany.

1996   “Entropy or I Was Informed That I Know”, Gallery 111, Thessaloniki, Greece.

1999   “On a Paper’s Edge”, French Institute of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.

2000   "Up side down, the way is the same", Artforum Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece.



1985  N.E.I.U. Art Gallery, Chicago, U.S.A.

1986  Evanston Arts Centre, Evanston, U.S.A.

1990  Sotos Art Gallery,Thessaloniki, Greece.

1992  Amalgama Art Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece.

1993  Amalgama Art Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece.

1994  Galeria D'Art "Villegas", Barcelona, Spain.

1995  Gallery 111, Thessaloniki, Greece.

1995  “Art for the Environment” Mylos Art Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece.

1995  “Cultural Spring”, Ptolemaeda, Greece.

1996  “Balkan Dreams,”Xanthi, Greece.

1996  “Three Mediterranean Artists”, Aldo Castillo Gallery, Chicago, U.S.A.

1996  Terracotta Art Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece.

1997  “De Valigia”Thessaloniki,Belgrade,Budapest, train stations, Cultural Capital of Europe Project.

1997  “Threat”, Amalgama Art Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece.

1997  “Wall Paintings”, Photography Center , Thessaloniki, Greece.

1997  Armos Art Gallery, Serres, Greece.

1997  “Art in Thessaloniki after the 60’s”, Cultural Capital of Europe show, Thessaloniki, Greece.

1997  Art Gallery of the Macedonian Studies, Thessaloniki, Greece.

1998  “New Acquisitions Show”, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece.

1998  Vicky Drakos Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece.

1998  Vicky Drakos Contemporary Art , Athens , Greece.

1998  Makridis Art Space, Demetria Art Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece.

1998  The Greek House of Culture, Stockholm, Sweden.

1999  “Autism Horizons”, Vafopoulio Cultural Center, Thessaloniki, Greece.

1999  Alatja Imaret, Millennium show, Thessaloniki, Greece.



1992  Co-founder of “Amalgama” Artist Initiative and Co-op Gallery. Active member until 1997.

1992  “Greek-German Art Symposium, Nea Fokea, Greece.

1993  International Art Festival Nea Fokea, Greece.

1994  “The Almond Grove” Nea Redestos, Greece (land art project).

1994  Art Symposium: 2. Kunstwoche in Schmerwitz, Schmerwitz, Germany.

1994  Interkultur Festival, Wuppertal, Germany.

1995  “The Quarry” Asvestohori, Greece (land art project).

1998  Co-founds an artist group with the artists Alexandra Katsiani, Nikos Krionidis, Demetre Lioliopoulos, Iordani Stilidis and Thanasis Hondros The group adopts a name according to the action/performance/ project etc undertaken. Thus : Box Office Hit / Society for the Restoration of the Vustrofidon Writing System.. The same year the group runs for mayor of Thessaloniki. The ticket’s /group;s name is IDIA POLI.

1998  “Idomeni Meeting Point”,Idomeni,Greece.

1998  S.O.F.A , Aldo Castillo Gallery, Chicago USA.



Vlachos Marcos, “Hector Mavridis,” Exhibition catalogue, Thessaloniki, Greece, 1992.
Vlachos Marcos, “In Awe of Solidity”, Exhibition catalogue, Thessaloniki, Greece, 1994.
Keramiki Techni, “Hector Mavridis,” Athens, Greece, no. 21, 1994.
Tentokali Anastasia, “Redefining Ceramic Art,” Thessaloniki newspaper, Thessaloniki, Greece, March 3, 1994.
Norma Null, “Stuerme Im Gehirn,” Wupper Nachrichten newspaper , Wuppertal, Germany, no. 16, 1994.
Susanne Bien, “Er geht nicht zimperlich mit seinem Material um,” Westdeutsche Zeitung newspaper, Germany, 15.08.1994.
Interkultur Festival Wuppertal Catalogue, “Hector Mavridis Keramiken,” Wuppertal, Germany, September 1994, p.20.
Michael Carnap, “Hektor Mavridis aus Griechenland,” Neue Keramik, Berlin, Germany, no. 7, 1995, p. 520-521.
Dorothea Konteletzidou, “Hector Mavridis, Entropy,” Art News, Athens, Greece, no. 48, May 1996, p. 9.
Tentokali Anastasia, “The Language of Clay, Fire and Water,” Thessaloniki newspaper, Greece, April 22, 1996, p. 39.
Dorothea Konteletzidou, “Hector Mavridis,” Arti , Athens, Greece, n?31, 1996, p. 276-277.
Dorothea Konteletzidou, “Entropy or I Was Informed That I know,” Kerameiki Techni, Athens, Greece, n? 23, 1996, p. 46-47.
Emilio Williams, “Artistas del Mediterraneo presentan su obra en Chicago,” Chicago Tribune (Exito) , Chicago, USA, September 1996, p.25-26.
Jana Cazalla, “Earth, Air & Water,” Exhibition catalogue: “Three Mediterranean Artists”, Chicago, U. S.A., September 1996, p. 2.
Dorothea Konteletzidou, “Cultural Entropy”, Exhibition catalogue : “Three Mediterranean Artists”, Chicago, U.S.A., September 1996, p. 3.
Emmanouel Mavromatis, “The Face of Art in Thessaloniki-The New Generation,” Kathimerini newspaper (Sunday supplement), Athens, Greece, June 15, 1997, p.23.
Ageliki Sachini, “Art in Thessaloniki after the 60’s,” Exhibition catalogue, Thessaloniki, Greece, 1997, p.131.
Ageliki Sachini, “Hector Mavridis,” Exhibition catalogue : Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, The Permanent Collection ,Thessaloniki, Greece, 1999, p. 216-217.