The exhibition focuses on Perdikidis’ work within the Spanish artistic context.
The work of painter Dimitris Perdikidis (1922–1989) is of particular interest both for Greek and Spanish 20th-century art. Perdikidis graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Athens and, in 1953, he went to Spain on scholarship and lived there until 1985; he then returned to Athens, where he died in 1989.
In 1958 he won the First Prize of the School of Graphic Arts in Madrid and in 1961 he received the Critics Award of the Ateneo of Madrid jointly with Juan Bartolo and the silver medal of the International Prize of Abstract Art, awarded by the Kaspe Gallery of Lausanne.
The exhibition consists of 30 works, organized in four thematic categories and different base materials, belonging to the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation and the Perdikidis family. The selected works are not included in the permanent exhibition of Perdikidis in the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation.
The opening took place on 23 September 2014 and the exhibition was hosted at the Cervantes Institute in Athens, Mitropoleos 23, 105 57, until the end of 2014.
Exhibition curator: Miguel Fernández Belmonte