About the Artist
Rania Bellou (b. 1982) is British-Greek who lives and works between London and Athens. She is a multi-media artist, whose work questions the boundaries between reality and illusion, real and unreal using fragments from the passage of time.
Rania Bellou holds an MA in Scenography from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design London and has studied Painting at the School of Visual and Applied Arts of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In 2012 she was a resident at the Royal College of Art Sculpture (London), studio 60: RCA (Richard Wentworth). Bellou was a finalist of the Young Mediterranean Artistic Scene Prize in 2014. She has been awarded with an Onassis Foundation scholarship, a Stavros Niarchos Foundation fellowship and a Spyropoulos Foundation Prize. Bellou has participated in numerous exhibitions internationally. Recent solo shows include: ‘Immortal Love or Ode to the Past’ Kalfayan Galleries, Athens (2018); ‘The story like all stories is in incomplete’ Taymour Grahne, New York (2015); Action Field Kodra, Thessaloniki; ‘Forty Floating Moons’ Kalfayan Galleries, Athens (all 2014); Europe House, London (2012); Kalfayan Galleries, Athens (2011); Kalfayan Galleries, Thessaloniki (2009). Selected group shows: (2018) ‘After Babel’, Megaron Athens Concert Hall, (2017) ‘Taking Roots‘, Thessaloniki International Film Festival; ‘2 decades +, Spyropoulos Awards’, Museum Vorres; ‘The Body, The Soul and The Place. Contemporary Greek Artists’, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, ‘The Garden Sees’,Megaron Athens Concert Hall, ‘A Certain Blue of the Sea’,Ioanian Parliament, Corfu; (2016) ‘THE HUMAN CONDITION SESSION II. HUMAN AND THE OTHERS: Love, Friendship, Suspicion, Aversion’, Moscow Museum of Modern Art; ‘Typography as An Act of Art’, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki; ‘Massage the History’, Institute of Contemporary Art (ISET) Athens; ‘Erotimatiko’, ArtCurial, Paris, (2013) ‘Afresh. A new generation of Greek artists’, National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) Athens; (2012) ‘Inconclusive Analysis’, III Moscow Biennale for Young Artists, (2011) ‘London Screen’, Ex-Teresa Museum of Contemporary Art, Mexico City; ‘British Perception’, National School for the Arts, Mexico City, (2010) ‘Qui Vive?’,II Moscow International Biennale for Young Art (2010).