Nakis Panayotidis

1947
Born in Athens

1966
Begins study of architecture in Turin

1967
Loses interest in architecture and changes to fine arts and theatre/cinema in Rome

1968
Returns to Turin

1970
First group exhibition

1971
Meets Agnes Häussler

1973
Marries Agnes Häussler
Now lives and works in Berne

1974
First solo exhibition

1975
Birth of daughter Anastasia Artemis

1977
Working residence at the Centro internazionale di sperimentazioni artistiche in Boissano together with Maurizio Mocchetti and Marisa and Mario Merz

1980
Frequent visits to Greece; buys a house on the island of Serifos

1985
First tar and roofing felt pictures with straw and stones (Goya)

1987
Installation The edge of wisdom is turned against the wise man (Nietzsche)

1989
First wall installations with word panels and photographs of closed-down iron ore mines on Serifos; light installations

1991
Besides his word panels in asphalt, Panayotidis now also produces word panels in lead sheet

1993
His mnemographs of the closed-down iron ore mine are now followed by those of a disused steel plant in Eleusis

1994
First museum exhibition at the Kunstmuseum, Berne

1995
Begin of the collaboration with the Gallery Henze & Ketterer

Galerie Henze & Ketterer
Kirchstrasse 26, CH 3114 Wichtrach
Tel. +41 (0)31 781 06 01
Galerie Henze & Ketterer & Triebold
Wettsteinstrasse 4, CH 4125 Riehen
Tel. +41 (0)61 641 77 77