> Alexandros Kaklamanos (gre)
Skin Shedding is targeting towards the complacency and the lust for the ancient that lives within the Greeks. A question for the present – if we are still to be considered as holders of culture. This short fiction film is proposing the change of the skin, the “catharsis” of the old and the focus on the present.
Alexandros Kaklamanos was born in Athens in 1982. He graduated from the German School of Athens in 1999, from the Economic Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2005 and from Athens School of Fine Arts with distinction in 2011. In 2010 he received a scholarship from the State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) to study at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. In September 2012 he represented Greece in England at the “World Event of Young Artists” in the context of the Cultural Olympiad in Nottingham. He was selected for the MOTOR OIL HELLAS scholarship, with which he studied at the MFA department of Sint Joost Academy in Den Bosch, the Netherlands. In 2017 he was nominated for the Lappas award and in 2018 he was selected by ARTWORKS for the first Fellowship Program of Stavros Niarchos Foundation. He lives and works in Greece and has presented his work in solo and group exhibitions in Greece and abroad.