Alexandra Roussopoulos

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Click here to stream or download the March 1, 2015 interview  |  Stream on iTunes

Artist Background

Alexandra Roussopoulos was born in Paris in 1969, and is of Swiss and Greek descent. Through painting, she explores the relationship among shape, color and space. Her work has always emphasized the importance of artistic dialogue and the connection with others. She regularly collaborates in art projects and has participated in numerous artist residencies in China, Greece, Ireland, and Slovenia.

Alexandra has participated in the activities of the APDV art center in Paris, which brings artistic action to the heart of government subsidized housing areas. She has organized and curated two exhibitions, Water and Dreams at the Kamchatka gallery in 2007 and Mauvais Genre in collaboration with Isabel Duperray at a Moroccan gallery in St Nazaire in 2009.

Alexandra has exhibited in Switzerland (at the Art and History Museum of Neuchâtel, the Louis Moret Foundation and the Manoir in Martigny, davel 14 in Cully, Villa Bernasconi in Grand-Lancy, Ferme Asile in Sion, and LAC in Vevey), in France (at L’Art dans les Chapelles, la Cité Radieuse de Le Corbusier in Marseille, the apartment/studio of Le Corbusier in Paris, Marie-Victoire Poliakoff gallery in Paris, and the gallery Scrawitch/Julien BEZILLE in Paris), and in China (at Pifo Gallery and the Art Gallery Lelege in Beijing, Shanghai Yard Art Gallery, and National Wetland Museum in Hangzhou).

She was awarded the visual arts prize of the René Liechti Foundation in Switzerland in 2010 and the “November in Vitry” painting prize in 2002.

She teaches in a preparatory school for art schools in France and abroad (Prép’art) and regularly participates in workshops in France and abroad (in France, at La Hear, Mulhouse and ESBA Le Mans and in China, the Academy of Fine Arts of China and the University of Fine Arts in Hangzhou).

To read Alexandra’s biography in French, click here.

Below are samples of Alexandra’s work (click on images to enlarge).

 Photo credits: Joël Person (1st photo), Claude Baechtold (2nd photo), Marie-Fabienne Aymon (3rd photo), and Michel Martzloff (rest)

To learn more about Alexandra, check out her website, or take a look at this article and video by Xinhua News Agency on Alexandra’s recent exhibition in Beijing.