Kostas Prapoglou is an archaeologist-architect, contemporary art critic and curator based in London and Athens, Greece.
He holds a doctorate in Roman Architecture and works as an arts writer (over 300 articles, essays and interviews) for numerous publications and online platforms around the globe including Art Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), OCULA (Hong Kong), Third Text (UK), Aesthetica (UK), thisistomorrow (UK), XIBT (Italy) and THE SEEN (USA), Chicago’s International Journal for Modern and Contemporary Art.
His texts have been featured by various galleries such as Marian Goodman, Parasol Unit, Alison Jacques and Hauser & Wirth. He has worked as exhibitions manager at Madame Tussaud’s in London for seven years.
He is the founder and director of artefact athens, a non-profit cultural organisation featuring large-scale site-specific exhibitions activating abandoned private and public spaces in Athens through the artistic practice of local and international artists. A selection of his latest curatorial projects include:
reality check (Psychiatric Hospital of Attica, Dafni, Athens, 2021 / 34 artists); [un]known destinations chapter III: reconnection ---a second chance (5 venues across Kypseli, Athens, 2019 / 29 artists), +9 (Iera Odos, Athens, 2019 / 16 artists); Sky is the Limit (Sydney, Australia, 2019); [un]known destinations chapter II: shell // the politics of being (15th Kypseli High School, Athens, 2018 / 21 artists); Trails of Memories, a project for Pafos (Cyprus) European Cultural Capital 2017; [un]known destinations chapter I (Zarifi residence, Athens, 2017 / 7 artists); Zoomorphism | Reimagining Personal Mythologies for Maison Hermès (Athens, 2017); Latitudes | Humanscapes, a group exhibition (6 artists) for the city of Eleusis’ (Greece) official bid for the title of European Cultural Capital 2021.
Prapoglou has developed a keen interest in notions of transnational and transhistorical discourse of socio-political parameters that are embedded in continuously emerging paradigms of ancient and contemporary cross-cultural narratives.