Aristide Antonas

Architect (1963)

Aristide Antonas’ work spans philosophy, art, literature, theater and architecture. A writer and playwright, he published novels, short stories, theatre scripts and essays. His art and architecture work has been featured among other places in Kassel and Athens, Istanbul biennial, Venice biennale, Sao Paulo biennale, Display Prague, the New Museum in New York and had solo institutional presentations in Basel’s Swiss Architecture Museum, in Austria’s Vorarlberger Architektur Institut and in the French FRAC, Orleans. He won the ArchMarathon 2015 award for his project called Open Air Office, and was nominated for the Iakov Chernikhov Prize (2011) and for the Mies van der Rohe Prize (2009) with his Amphitheater House. He participated in the documenta 14 exhibition through four architectural installations in Kassel, Germany and the Empty University project at the School of Fine Arts in Athens. He works as a professor of architectural design and theory of architecture at the University of Thessaly, Greece, and is also a visiting professor at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London and the Freie Universität Berlin.

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