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Curriculum Vitae of Nikos Floros

Nikos Floros was born in Hellas.  He grew up in Athens and has lived and worked in several major cities around the world.  He studied at the School of Fine Arts (Ecole des Beaux Arts) in Paris as well as classical piano and classical theater in Greece.

Nikos Floros has exhibited around the world and his sculptures are in museums and private collections.

Nikos Floros’ sculptural costumes are unique and original designs utilizing materials from everyday life such as newspapers and aluminum cans which he transforms into fabric-like material used to create unique sculptural art.  This method was created and patented by Nikos Floros in 2003.

 

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2003 – 2016

  • Archeological Museum of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Melas Mansion, National Bank of Greece, Athens, Greece
  • Foundation of the Hellenic World, Athens, Greece
  • Syntagma Square of the Attico Metro, Athens, Greece
  • Art Cargo Gallery, Hellenic-German Exhibition, Athens, Greece
  • Greek Consulate in New York
  • Palace of the Grand Master, Rhodes
  • Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, C., USA
  • Grace: Symbol of Change, Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • Metropole Palace, Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • Teatro Communale, Bologna, Italy
  • Grand Hotel Majestic “Gia” Baglioni, Bologna, Italy
  • Tsaritsyno State Museum and Reserve, Moscow, Russia
  • Russian Academy of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Isaak Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Museo del Greco, Toledo, Spain
  • Palace of the Grand Master, Rhodes, Greece
  • Isaak Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Russia 2015
  • Isaak Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Russia 2016

 

Group Exhibitions

2003 – 2016

  • Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Metropolitan Club
  • French Heritage Society
  • Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
  • Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria
  • Historic Museum of Aegina, Greece
  • Piraeus Bank, Athens, Greece
  • Pierides Museum “Athinais”, Athens, Greece
  • Art Meets Media, Athens, Greece
  • Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria
  • Consulate General of the Republic of Cyprus, New York, NY, USA

 

Presentations

  • Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, Greece
  • New York, Manhattan, by the curator Elbi Askin
  • Special Olympics 2011, Athens, Greece
  • Sculptured Representation of Mercedes-Benz sign, Athens, Greece
  • Opernhause, Vienna, Austria 2011

 

Prizes

  • Grand Prize, for the “Red Queen Elizabeth” costume, given by the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume and presented by the curator Harold Koda of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume.
  • Grand Prize, for the “Silver Elizabeth I” costume, from the French Heritage Society at the “Young Friends Heritage Society”.

 

Productions

  • Sculptural costumes for the production of Jean Jacques Rousseau’s NARCISSE, presented at the Theater of the New City, in collaboration with the New York University and Columbia University.
  • Designed Costumes for the production of the very well-known director, composer and singer Stamatis Kraounakis, in Athens, Greece.

 

 

 Recognitions

  • Nikos’ Floros artwork was chosen by the Brazilian educational system for inclusion in their instructional textbooks.
  • His work has received worldwide recognition and has been covered by major news services such as Reuters, BBC, Sky News, ABC News, New York Times, Vogue, W, Associated Press, Fashion TV and many other news and television channels throughout the world.

 

Correspondent

  • Nikos Floros was a cultural correspondent for major newspapers and magazines for many years, based at the United Nations in New York City

 

Awards

–   Golden Medal of Arts and Sciences, Albert Schweitzer Foundation

Vienna, Austria  2011

–    Innovation Award, Global Thinkers Forum, Athens, Greece, 2013

–    Third International Conference of Hellenic Diaspora, Athens, Greece 2016