Qbox Gallery to Join in Preview Berlin 2008
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Qbox Gallery will participate in Preview Berlin 2008, the Emerging Art Fair.


The Greek gallery Qbox Gallery will participate in Preview Berlin 2008, the Emerging Art Fair, on October 30 through November 2, at Berlin Tempelhof Airport.

Artists Qbox Gallery will be exhibiting at the fair include Lillian Lykiardopoulou, Pavlos Nikolakopoulos and Eleni Panouklia who count as the most interesting young talents in the Greek art scene. They all follow their individual field of interest with distinct approaches.

Lillian Lykiardopoulou (b. 1981) after graduating in 2004 from the Athens School of Fine Arts the artist pursued an MFA in painting/printmaking at the Yale School of Art. In 2007 she participated in group exhibitions in Shanghai and in the Gwangiu Museum of Art in S. Korea while in 2005 she represented Greece in the Biennale of Young Artists in Naples, Italy. She has also been recipient of a number of scholarships. Her work involves both drawing and sculpture.

Pavlos Nikolakopoulos (b. 1973) attained a BFA Degree in painting from the Athens School of Fine Arts in 1996. He has participated in numerous group shows in Greece, such as the 1st Biennale of Thessaloniki, An Outing, Beltsios Collection, Dialogues 2005, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art. He has been an artist in residence in Warsaw invited by artist Zbigniew Libera and has also exhibited in Europe. He creates objects and interactive installations.

Eleni Panouklia (b. 1972) completed her postgraduate studies in Sculpture on a scholarship she received from the Greek State Scholarship Foundation in 2007. She studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts in 2004 and Chemistry at the University of Patras in 1995. She has exhibited widely in Greece and she is currently part of the European Mobile Lab for Interactive Media Artists. She creates site-specific and video installations, which are combined with drawings.

Three American artists will also be exhibiting at the fair, Heide Fasnacht and Megan and Murray McMillan.

Heide Fasnacht (b. 1951), since her first solo show at P.S.1 in 1979, she has been a constant presence in the New York art scene. Exhibiting continuously, she has also been the recipient of numerous awards and residencies including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts Award. She does large-scale sculptures and installations and drawings based on her three dimensional work.

Megan and Murray McMillan (b. 1975 and 1973), as a husband and wife artist-partnership, they collaborate to make videos, photographs and site-specific installations. They have exhibited in the US and internationally including the National Museum of Art in La Paz, Bolivia and in Istanbul, Turkey, participating in the 10th International Istanbul Biennial. They are beneficiaries of several awards including grants from the Dallas Museum of Art and Purdue University.

Megan McMillan is currently attending an MFA in Photography at the Massachusetts College of Art and Murray McMillan teaches at Roger Williams University, in Providence, Rhode Island.

Professional Preview:

Wednesday, October 29

2 p.m. – 6 p.m. (by invitation only)

Preview Berlin hours:

Thursday, October 30 – Sunday, November 2

1 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Qbox Gallery was founded in 2005 and is a curatorial dealership whose intention is to strengthen local ties and to promote contemporary artists on an international level. It’s premises in the heart of Athens (in the Central Food Market) functions as a platform for young and emerging artists and curators. In the summer of 2007, the gallery inaugurated the Qbox Residency Program on the island of Kea, which is tailored to artists as well as to art critics and curators. The gallery offers room and board, a studio and a solo exhibition at Qbox gallery in Athens at the culmination of the residency.

Founder and director of Qbox gallery is Myrtia Nikolakopoulou.



[Editor] Mark Lee