18. & 19. april 2020

Oslo Open er Norges største kunstfestival
som gir publikum mulighet til å se kunst i
kunstnerens atelier en helg i april hvert år.

I 2020 er Oslo Open 20 år.

Oslo Opens medlemmer
Billedkunstnerne i Oslo og Akershus (BOA)
Norske Kunsthåndverkere Oslo og Akershus (NKOA)
Oslo Opens referansegruppe

Oslo Opens referansegruppe
Astrup Fearnley Museet
Atelier Nord
Forbundet Frie Fotografer (FFF)
Kunstnernes Hus
Nasjonalmuseet for kunst, arkitektur og design
Norsk Billedhoggerforening (NBF)
Norsk senter for teknologi i musikk og kunst (NOTAM)
Norske tekstilkunstnere / SOFT
Tegnerforbundet (TF)
Unge Kunstneres Samfund (UKS)

Porfyris, Lykourgos

Mixed media

My work is a playground of failures, provocation and misinterpreted narratives. The purpose of my artworks is to subvert masculine and ableist standards and propose more complex and multilayered identities. In my recent works I am exploring my albino identity and impaired vision. More specificaly, I am interested in how albinos are represented in occidental history and contemporary pop culture.

My practice is separated in two parts. The first part is engaged with the production of new mythologies. Through paintings, engravings and fake documentaries I am misinterpreting and blending already existing narratives in order to present a different approach in the understanding of history rather than the classic male-based narrative of the winner. In my stories I am failing to adopt to masculine roles by overperforming tasks that do not fit in with my disabled bisexual identity.

A perfect example of this type of stories is my previous long term project named Cthulian Prophecies (please see attached pdf), where, I presented myself as a half-blind albino and YouTube vlogger who’s painting prophecies of Cthulhu. The prophecies were reversed conspiracy theories where I am describing a queer future of dystopian pleasures.
In my present long term project Kakurlackó Order: Department of Culture and Heritage I present a fake story about an albino heretic sect of monks and produce works which are assumed to be from the Medieval period. Following the albino depictions in literature and Hollywood, my works are affirming stereotypes that albinos are the incarnation of evil. The purpose of this work is to drive these stereotypes to a ridiculous dead end

The Second part of my practice is my sound art project POP Tektonism where I test the aesthetics of “rock-star” lifestyles. With an emphasis in pop music, I present a vulnerable image of a “star”, which contradicts to the polished and empowered image of a rock-star. In my performances, I exhibit weakness, uncomfortableness, prone behavior and trauma. In my songs, I am celebrating disability, bisexual confusion and queer negativity.

Medlem av NBK, UKS

Lykourgos Porfyris, Kakurlackó Order: Department of Culture and Heritage, Installation, 400 x 500 x 250 cm, 2018, 6th Athens Biennale "ANTI-".
Lykourgos Porfyris, Kakurlackó Order: Department of Culture and Heritage, Installation, 400 x 500 x 250 cm, 2018, 6th Athens Biennale "ANTI-".
7 ritual cathare d'albi
Lykourgos Porfyris, Kakurlackó Order: Department of Culture and Heritage, Ritual Cathare d'Albi, Wood cut print, 80 x 60, 2018, 6th Athens Biennale "ANTI-".
The golden dawn, the thirteen prophets and the joyful revelation 2017
Lykourgos Porfyris, The Golden Dawn, The Thirteen Prophets and The Joyful Revelation, 220 x 120 cm, 2017,


2015 – 2017: MFA, Academy of Fine Arts. Oslo National Academy of the Arts
2008 – 2014: BA, Athens School of Fine Arts, Department of Fine Arts.

Selected Shows:
2019: 100, Gallery CC, Malmõ, Sweden.
2019: Athens Queer Performance Fest, Center of Tele-communication, Athens,
2019: Performance Art Bergen Open Festival, Grand Hotel Terminus, Bergen.
2019: O.C.D Føkk den Køen Fest, Oslo City Center, Oslo, Norway.
2019: Flybussen, Stockholm, Sweden.
2019: Vulnerable Fluffy Monsters, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK.
2019: Sound Piece and Installation for the Collaboration Project Bouncing
Narratives SALT, Oslo, Norway.
2019: Queer Noise Fest, Fylkingen, Stockholm, Sweeden.
2019: Weasel Dance, Goethe-Institut Athen, Athens, Greece.
2018: POP Tektonism: Vulnerable Monsters, Fluffy Library, ATOPOS CVC,
Athens, Greece.
2018: 6th Athens Bienale “ANTI-“, Athens, Greece.
2018: GLAM SLAM, Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece.
2018: Garden of Dystopian Pleasures ASFA BBQ, Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece. 2018: After School Special presents: U’dysTROPICAN PROM, Landmark, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway. 2018: O.C.D. XXL DANCEFLOOR 2018. Grünerl.kka, Torggata, Youngstorget, Karl Johans gate, Oslo, Norway 2018: Dans for voksne: Danielle Dahl, Lucie Páchová, POP Tektonism Kafe Hærverk, Oslo, Norway. 2017: Learning from Documenta Closing Event, Prevelaki Hall, ASFA, Athens Greece. 2017: Winter Solstice: Confusion of Tongues. Tårngata 0581, Oslo, Norway 2017: PLUSS PLUSS, Speculations on Togetherness, Black Box Teater, Oslo, Norway. 2017: Performance Art Oslo, Kulturnatt, Akerselva, Oslo, Norway. 2017: Avgangsutstillingen master i billedkunst 2017, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway. 2017: Documena Resurrection Extravaganza!, Athens Biennale 2017, Hotel Bageion, Athens, Greece. 2016: A Politics of Lies. Circuits and Curents, Athens, Greece. 2016: The Big Draw. Akershus Kunstsenter, Lillestrøm, Norway. 2016: FLINK. Maksiitaksi, Oslo, Norway. 2016: PAOKulturnatt. Aker Brygge, Oslo, Norway.
2015 – 2016: TOTAL WAR, Guerilla Performances. Oslo, Athens, Berlin, Amsterdam.
2015: PAO Festival 2015. Atelier Nord, Oslo, Norway.
2015: ASFA BBQ, POP Tektonism by Lykourgos Porfyris. View In and Out,
Athens, Greece.

Curatorial Projects:
2016 – Today: Founder and Producer of the Fine Art Record label, Antiplay Boy the
2018: AntiPlay Boy the Festival withPerformances. Kafé Hærverk, Oslo,
2017: Therese Frisk and AntiPlay Boy the Label Presents: Contemporary
Composers Vol.2, Akademirommet, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway.
2016: Video Program for PAO, Performance Art Oslo Festival,
Deichmanske bibliotek, Oslo, Norway.
2016: TOTAL WAR Information Camp. KHiO Main Auditorium, KHiO, Oslo,
2015: Bad Painting: Unreliable Urban Testimonials. Beton7, Athens, Greece.
2015: Edge Condition Immersed in Sound. Boiler, Athens, Greece.

Lectures, Workshops, Presentations:
2019: Åpent Forum, Kakurlackó Order, Department of Culture and Heritage
Khartoum Contemporary Art Center. Oslo, Norway.
2017: Lecture for the workshop Southern Teachers, Learning from
Documenta, Prevelaki Hall, Athens, Greece.
2016: Organizer and Tutor With Therese Frisk at the Workshop Failing in
Music Industries A Professionalization course. Seilduken 1
Oslo, Norway.
2016: War Report, TOTAL WAR information Camp. KHiO Main
Auditorium, KHiO, Oslo, Norway.
2016: Organizer and Tutor With Antigoni Tsangkaropulou at the Workshop
Professionalization on Failing in Music Industries. Transmission
Art Festival, Orgelfabrik, Karlsruhe. Germany.
Grants, Scholarships, Awards:
2019: NBK: Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond Prosjektstøtte
2019: Kulturrådet. Arbeidsstipend for yngre / nyetablerte kunstnarar 2 år
2018: OCA Grants for 6th Athens Biennale
2018: NBK: Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond Prosjektstøtte
2018: NBK: Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond.1år
2017: FKDS, Studio Grant.
2017: Kulturrådet, diversestipend for nyutdannede kunstnere

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