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Christina
Mitrentse

ABOUT

Christina Mitrentse is an multidisciplinary artist, who works as a freelance curator and educator. She is known for constructing provocative narratives and poetic ensembles of idiosyncratic institutions through manifold processes of vintage book-sculpture, drawing/collage, screen-printing, and productions of site-specific installations i.e ‘Add To My Library’ & METALIBRARY a major on-going international project and traveling exhibition in Europe and UK.

EXHIBITIONS

2016 Art Athina Fair , Depo Darm
2016: ARTIFICIAL MEMORIES, Depo Darm, Athens.
2015 : RESPOND /INVENT| CREATE. The Jewish Museum of Greece, Athens ( catalogue)
2013 : Metacognitive Artefacts, Nadine Feront Gallery, Brussels, Belgium ( catalogue) /
METALIBRARY, Coastal Currents Art Festival , Hastings Old Town- Jerwood Gallery, UK (catalogue) /
MAKE -METALIBRARY , Women’s Arts Library -MAKE, Special Collections (Goldsmiths Library) Goldsmiths University of London, UK /
Welcome To The Multiverse, dalla Rosa Gallery, 121 Clerkenwell Road, London, UK /
Celestial Bodies, 2 Person Show, The London Art Fair, dalla Rosa Gallery, London ,UK
2012 : MetaLibrary Destruction-Deconstruction, University of Barcelona Library of Philosophy & Art, Curated by InterARTive magazine. Sponsored & Supported by the rector of cultural heritage & AASD /
Silent Reading Mode -Add To My Library Vol. II , Lola Nikolaou Gallery
2011 : Add To My Library Vol. II, The Hemple, Art Work Space ,London (publication) /
Meta-Library Emblem Deconstructed & Destroyed : A Homage To John Latham, public project & Billboard, Trinity- Greenwich, London
2009 : Domestic Gods and Mushroom Heroes, Hackney Empire Theater, London /
Building My Library , NO:ID gallery, London
2008 : The Secret School-the last Church, part of The End of the Earth curated by Foolish People, NDSM–werf, Amsterdam (catalogue)
2006 : Under playing with familiar dead things, Meskalito gallery,London /
The classroom -Visions ,Kappatos Gallery/ Macedonia Palace / Imperial Hotel Athens, Greece (catalogue)
2005 : The Secret School,  bomb shelter Islington, supported by RAT London (catalogue)

GROUP

2014 : The Gallerist , Galerie Nadine Feront, Brussels, Belgium /
Rematerializing Culture, A.G Leventis Foundation Athens, Curated by Margarita Kataga, Greece /
Metasxismatismos, Giorgos Polyzoidis Gallery Athens, Curated by Artemis Potamianou, Greece /
Argentum Gallery Launch, Holborn exhibition venue London /
ROTH, Reflections on Traditionalism & Heritage, Greece Welcomes You in London, Olympia Exhibition Centre, London /
The Mansion London & Argentum Gallery. Site Specific Installation at London College of Economics, London /
Big Deal, Marvelous Mix Ups,Chelsea Harbour London, curated by Stimulus Ltd, London /
A FETE WORSE THAN DEATH 20th anniversary exhibition and fete Red Gallery & Rivington Street , London /
Art Athina -Athens Art Fair Booth H2 LolaNikolaou Gallery /
Chinese The Year of the Horse, Qpark –China Town, Curated by Stimulus Ltd, London/
Al Mutanabbi street Starts Here. The Mosaic Rooms, London

2013 :The Library of Lost Books, Birmingham Library funded by Arts Council England, Birmingham, UK /
4th International Illustration Symposium , (exhibition ) Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Oxford , UK /
Big Deal No 5, the new FRIEZE-100 established artists , Q-park, Cavendish Square , London /
The Artist Book Now ,Chelsea Arts, Culture and Heritage Centre Un lieu pour la mise en valeur des arts, de la culture et du patrimoine de Chelsea,Quebec, Canada /
Telling Stories #1 The Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks, Kent, UK /
Press and Release Exhibition,at Phoenix Brighton Contemporary Art Centre, Brighton, UK /
Burning Bright -Artists at New Saatchi Suite ,furniture by Fritzhansen, Curated by Saatchi Gallery, Hyatt Regency Hotel, London /
An Inventory of Al- Mutanabbi Street, Reading and artists Books, Iraqi Cultural Centre, London /
An Inventory of Al- Mutanabbi Street opening reception of artists Books Gallery Route One, Point Reyes, California, USA /
Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here, exhibition of artists books and collectables at the San Francisco Center for the Book, California, Bay Area, USA /
An Inventory of Al- Mutanabbi Street, exhibition of artists books and collectables, The Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA /
An Inventory of Al- Mutanabbi Street, exhibition of artists books and collectables, The Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Santa Fe, New Mexico ,U.S.A /
An Inventory of Al- Mutanabbi Street, exhibition of artists books and collectables, The John Rylands Library, Manchester, U.K /
An Inventory of Al- Mutanabbi Street, exhibition of artists books and collectables, Center for Book Arts, New York City, in collaboration with Poets House, New York City, USA /
An Inventory of Al- Mutanabbi Street, exhibition of artists books and collectables, Literary & Philosphical Society Library, Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K /
An Inventory of Al- Mutanabbi Street, exhibition of artists books and collectables, Newark Public Library, Newark, New Jersey, N.Y, USA /
An Inventory of Al- Mutanabbi Street, exhibition of artists books and collectables, Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington, USA

2012 : You Got New Drawings? Exhibition of contemporary european artists on contemporary drawing, Is Not Gallery, Nicosia /
Cube Gallery Annual Show, Cube Gallery, Patrai, Greece /
‘Somnambulant Eve’ at The Wrong Door Gallery, Broadway Market, London /
ATML publication at 8th Moscow International Artist’s Book Fair,Central House of Artists, Moscow /
Published & Be Damped at Nordic Models INDEX, the Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation /
Bibliographic Data Flow at What is an art book?vol.II, available at Tate Modern, The Mews project space London /
International Festival Of Illustrated Books, La Central del Raval Bookshop Barcelona ,Spain /
Micro International festival of Independent Publishing, Milan, Italy /
Manchester Artist Book Fair, The Holden Gallery Manchester School of Art, UK /
The Library of Lost Books, Birmingham Library -Touring exhibition, UK /
Publish & Be Damned publications at London Art Book fair, Whitechapel Gallery London /
Interiors, Launch 24 Design -Unit 24 Gallery, London /
KALEID 2012,European Artists Book exhibition/ fair, The Art Academy London, supported by the British National Art Library, London /
Auction /exhibition at Royal Academy of Arts London, organised by Pallant House Gallery & Studio Upstairs /
Botany & Botulism: London Legacy Zen Garden, The Residence Gallery, London /
Hackney Wicked Festival Retrospex 2012, Elevator Gallery, London /
Cross Section /01, Dalla Rosa Gallery, London /
Microcosm, Departure Foundation, Leeds & London /
Woman Artists & IT, exhibition & Conference, curated by museologist M.Karagianni Crete Hotel, Greece /
Add To My Library, Vol.II – Read Me, Mitte Gallery & Modzo, Barcelona, Spain /
Home Office of The Fiction Empire, The Residence Gallery, London /
An Inventory Of Al-Mutanabbi Street, International Touring exhibition of Artists’ Books in UK & USA , Westminster Reference Library, London /
Public Billboard displayed at Box Park, Shoredicth, curated by Art Against Knifes Gallery, London /
The Artist’s Eye Competition/Exhibition – ‘Mapping the Change’, Hackney Museum London. Major project recording the changes as a result of the Olympic Games.

2011 : Symbiosis-XV Biennale de la Mediterranee & EU, curated by Thouli Misirloglou, Hotel Ariston Thessaloniki /Rome /
Mapping the Surface, Central Booking, NY, Brooklyn, USA /
International Art Book Prize-Biennial , Bank Street Arts, Shefield, UK /
The Emblem of my work, Shandy Hall Gallery, York, supported by Tate, UK /
East Pop Red, East London arts in the 21st Century, Red Gallery, London /
East Pop West, Festival Bringing East London’s Best to the West, Goldhawk Industrial Estate, curated by Red Gallery, London /
Big Deal -100 woman, Wall to Wall, curated by Stimulus Ltd, London /
The Print Papers- East end Printers, Smokehouse gallery, Hackney wick, London /
The  Mol’s collection, Emblem Mural, Mol’s place, London /
Alex in Wonderland-part I, curated by ArtAZ, Cube Gallery Patrai, Greece /
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London /
Mile End Art Pavillion, curated by ALISN, London /
Meditation on E-books, curated by Mina Karagiani, Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre, Athens /
Hackney Wicked Art Festival, Public Wall Mural, Hackney Wick, London /
Wild Book Market- Het Wilden Weden, Art Fair Rotterdam, Holland /
Demo #2, (MetaBook Vol.I project), Dynamo Project Space, Thessaloniki Greece /
Printnomenon II, Bardens Boudouir, London /
Social Cinema- (The Secret School film) The Residence Gallery, London

2010 : International Book Fair, Public project (Peace Flag and Book Sculptures), commissioned by Town Hall in association with five Museums, Thessaloniki, Greece /
Art AZ, Art Athena-Art fair, Greece (catalogue) /
Printnomenon I, Oblong Gallery, London /
400 Women, artists including Tracey Emin, Maggi Hambling responding to the murders of women in Mexico, curated by Ellen Mara De Wachet.Shoreditch Town Hall, London /
Shame, The Residence Gallery, London /
Holy Art, Lola Nikolaou Gallery, Greece /
Copy- Paste, Container, Thessaloniki-Greece /
Overlay street Gallery, Public artwork on Hackney Billboards, commissioned by CIDA, London /
Liverpool Biennial, The Lauries Center, Liverpool UK /
Prop, curated by Louise Aschroft, Departure Foundation, London /
Anarchitecture, Hive -La Ruche, London /
Scenes in the City, Stephen Lawrence Centre, London /
Hackney Wood ART Prize, The Residence gallery, London /
Matt Roberts Art Prize, Matt Roberts Arts, London /
Summer Exhibition, Vitrine Gallery, Bermondsey, London /
BHVU Open, BHVU Gallery, London /
Print Salon, The Mews, London /
Going Postal, ICA, London /
Hang them High, Rag factory Bricklane, London /
Happiness Machines, RiseBerlin, Berlin /
2man show, Lola Nikolaou Gallery and kalos&Klio Showroom, Thessaloniki, Greece

2009 : Guest Projects art Market, Yinka Shonibare space, London /
GOING POSTAL, ICA, Institute of Contemporary Art, curated by Chelsea College of Art and Design, London /
In/Flux, Hackney Transients Art Project,80 kingsland rd, London /
Brench/Absorb, OBLONG Gallery, London /
Tower-Tower, Nikos Alexiou collection, Mpazeos Tower Naxos Greece (catalogue) /
The museum of the People, (The Secret School) Utrophia gallery, London /
The Disciples of Lucas Cranach, Utrophia gallery, London (catalogue) /
The Apartment Athens, Art Brussels 09,Brussels (catalogue) /
Hackney Transients Art Project, at Hackney Wicked Festival, London /
Film Screening curated by Another Roadside Attraction gallery, London /
Impromptu, Schwartz gallery, London (catalogue) /
Video screening, The Secret School, curated by Projection gallery, London

2008 : Salon, Islington Art Factory, London /
Time, Stephen Lawrence gallery, London /
The Marmite Prize for Painting, Studio 1.1, London /
Fishmarket Art Fair, Fishmarket gallery, Northampton, UK /
Meat alternative art Market, BLANK, Brighton, UK /
Homeless gallery, Shoreditch Town Hall, London /
ABC Tree gives, ABC Tree house, Amsterdam /
The End Of the Earth, The Secret School-last church, curated by John Harrigan NDSM-werf, Amsterdam /
Olympolis, A Contemporary International Art Festival, Castel, Greece /
Decima Multiples, Decima gallery, Hackney wick, London /
Connected, Spilioti Projects, Bacaro, Athens, Greece /
International Artists from Onassis Foundation collection, Athens Greece /
Artist Book Library, Geek Festival-Biennale, Dorset,UK /
Decima Art fair, Decima gallery, London

2007 : The New Lexikon, The Apartment, Greece /
Run Rabbit Run, gallery Primo Allonso, London /
Salon Local, Space gallery, London /
Summer Show, Art Pavilion Mile End, London /
Film Screening curated by Another roadside attraction, Griffin, London /
Addressed to the hat 10artist/curators, Mezkalito gallery, London /
Summer exhibition 2007, Royal academy of arts, London /
Octopad Arts, Octopad gallery, London /
What is domestic, One.c gallery, Devon, UK

2006 : The Marmite Prize, Residence gallery, London /
For John Peel, No -more- grey gallery, London /
The Flat Pack, co-curator with RAT, (reception art team) ,London /
An outing, Greek art since 60’s, Leonidas Beltsios Collection, Greece /
Notions of drawing, Peckam studios/gallery, (co-curator), London /
Draw Drawing 2, London Biennial, The Foundry, London /
The Attender, La viande gallery, London (catalogue) /
The collection - Nikos Alexiou, International festival Sarajevo, Yugoslavia /
Who cares about Greek art? Zoi’s space, Athens Greece (catalogue)

2005 : Rooms to Let, Codra Action Field, Thessaloniki Greece (catalogue) /
IDEA you are the curator you are the decorator- Tudor Rd Gallery, London /
Arts unwrapped, temporary contemporary studios, London

2004 : Draw-Drawing, gallery 32, London Biennale, London /
Greek artists, Cinema museum Thessaloniki, Greece /
Final show MA fine-art, Chelsea College Of Art and Design UAL

2003 : Contemporary Greek Artists, organised by National Museum of Photography/Greece, Griechische Kultustiftung, Berlin /
Pg dip. FA, Chelsea College of Art and Design, UAL

2002 : Hellenic Arts Award, Public project exhibited at national airport El.Venizelos, Athens Greece /
Recycle art, Gas workspace, curated by Ozon mag, Athens

2001 : Bi reality, Artforum Vilka Gallery, Thessaloniki /
Balkan festival, Platamonas Castle, Greece

2000 : Trash Art, Gas -workshops, Athens

1999 : 7 young artists, I.Fokas studio, Art Forum Gallery, Thessaloniki /
The other Crown, Mylos, Thessaloniki, curated by H. Savvopoulos

1998 : PICTOR European project, Guete Institute, curated by Teta makri Pr. Aristotle Uni. Thessaloniki, Greece (catalogue) /
Days of creativity,Melina Merkuri Foundation, Athens /
5th Heineken art, MMCA Thessaloniki, Greece

1997 : 15+15 yound artists Thessaloniki–Düsseldorf, curated by Jannis Kounellis, Thessaloniki Port,supported by Cultural Cupital of Europe, Greece (catalogue) /
4th Heineken art, MMCA, Thessaloniki, Greece

PUBLIC
2016: ART ATHINA 2016, Depo Darm, Athens.
2015 : ΑRT ATHINA 2015, Depo Darm, Athens.
2013 : ART ATHINA - International Contemporary Art Fair, Lola Nikolaou Booth, Athens, Greece.
2012 : London Art Fair, Celestial Bodies , Dalla Rosa Gallery Booth, Art Projects , Islington Design Centre, London
2012 : ART ATHINA, Contemporary Art Fair Athens, Lola Nikolaou gallery Booth, Greece
2010 : Overllay Street Gallery, public project commission by CIDA and Hackney council, London
2009 : Impromptu project, 3 months residency at Schwartz gallery London /
Art Fair Brussels, The Apartment gallery-Athens, Booth # 3D-10
2008 : Cupboard Love, Greenwich Foot Tunnel commission by Greenwich Council, London /
Fishmarket Art Fair, Northampton arts collective, Northampton, UK /
BLANK alternative art market, Brighton, UK
2000 : Hellenic public art-commission by National Airport El.Venizelos Athens, Greece

COLLECTIONS

Fine Art Society London
The Swedenborg Society
Greenwich Council
The Women’s Arts Library Special Collections
Bank Street Arts Centre, Sill Library Bath
Mol’s collection Holland, Tate Archive
Penguin Collectors Society
Zabludowicz collection
Griechische Kultustiftung Berlin
Marriot Hotels USA
M. Altenman NY
National Library Bagdad
Benaki Museum
E.Venizelos Airport Athens
Karathodoros collection

TEACHING EXPERIENCE / PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

2007-13 : Art & Design Tutor and workshop facilitator at various Colleges, Schools & Galleries in London including: City of Westminster College, Epping Forrest College, Residence Gallery, Stephen Lawrence, London Drawing.

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Η Χριστίνα Μήτρεντσε είναι διεπιστημονική καλλιτέχνης, ανεξάρτητη επιμελήτρια και εκπαιδευτικός. Είναι γνωστή για τη δημιουργία προκλητικών αφηγήσεων και ποιητικών συνόλων μέσω των πολλαπλών διαδικασιών, βιβλίο-γλυπτική, σχέδιο / κολάζ, μεταξοτυπία, και εγκαταστάσεις. Η “Προσθήκη στη βιβλιοθήκη μου” & METALIBRARY είναι μια μεγάλη εν-συνεχεία περιοδεύουσα έκθεση στην Ευρώπη και το Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο.

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