World Monitor Magazine WM_Energy 2017 - Page 60

Aspassio Aspassio Haronitaki is a Greek/French artist with an international palmares and a worldwide recognition from Leading Museums, Galleries and collectors. He has lived in Paris since 1990 and has worked extensively on the human body, and medical imagery (X-ray, MRI). His latest work is the fruit of a long-term research collaboration with a team of doctors, radiologists and technicians from General Electric (GE). Several companies have chosen Aspassio’s images for their external communication. He graduated in 1994 from Ecole Nationale Superieure de Beaux-arts (Paris) with «felicitations du jury» from the Studio of Christian Boltanski & Annete Messager. In 1994 he studied for being Stage Director at Cal Art Institute Los Angeles / California, but he forced to return in Paris after a year. In 1999, Jean Hubert Martin, (ex president of the Museum of Modern art Centre Pompidou, MNAM and a major figure to the Art world), suggests to Haronitaki to participate in the Biennale of Lyon. From that moment, he engraved a swift course in international art exhibitions of the major Museums and Galleries, as MART TRENTO-ROVERETO Italy, PALAZZO FORTI Italy, ZACHETA National Gallery of Art Warszawa, Le Garage Moscow, Culturgest Caixa Geral de depositos Lisbon etc. He participated in the Biennales of Venice, Lyon, Moscow, Monténégro etc. Major Brands selected Aspassio’s work for their communication. In 2003, Haronitaki was inspired the “ABSOLUT HARONITAKI “ for ABSOLUT Vodka, an advertising campaign that held for 6 consecutive years in the News. CNN came up with 8min film about Haronitaki’s work; moreover, he was portrayed 6 times on the back cover in TIME Magazine (international edition). The same year he exhibited at the Venice Biennale with the most important living artist, Louise Bourgeois. 58 world monitor