- April 2, 2020
Alexandros Simopoulos is a multi-disciplinary artist from Greece, born 1990. He is part of the class of 2019 in the URBAN NATION Artist in Residence Scholarship Program.
Alexandros Simopoulos studied in Panteion University in Athens, and received an MA in Visual Arts and Illustration from Camberwell College of Arts with a scholarship from UAL. He has exhibited solo in the US, Greece, UK and Malta and participated in group shows internationally. His works span across both indoor and outdoor spaces, using a variety of mediums always based on a visual language full of symbolism that uses nature, oral tradition, folk mythology and legend, folk art, the naive and the humorous as key-points to discuss the human condition and reflect the current social and political context. Initiating from a practice that was rooted in graffiti and being an active muralist for years, a big interest of his is working on aspects of the public and urban space. Travelling and exploring new localities is key for the evolution of his work. He is also interested in community engagement and participatory methodologies with local communities, residents or artists, craftsmen etc when it comes to producing murals and site-specific work.