Kalos&Klio (Christos Kalos, Klio Tantalidis) is an artist duo born in Thessaloniki, Greece, where they live and work. The pair has joined forces, since 2005 and operates in a complementary fashion, considering the process of working as one a path more intriguing. Kalos&Klio post – pop, artworks are breaking through the boundaries of the arts encompassing a variety of printed media, sculpture and installation creating elaborate art environments that are intricate and multifaceted.
Klio Tantalidis has an MFA, ( U Chicago scholarship) in Digital Arts, The University of Chicago, USA, a BFA (summa cum laude) in Painting, Hanze University, Groningen, NL and an MA in Printmaking, Governors’ State University, Chicago, USA .Christos Kalos has a BA in photography, ESP, School Of Photography, Thessaloniki, GR and a BA in painting, Boston College UK.
Kalos&Klio have showed their work in Greece, America and Asia. Selected exhibition history includes: Archaeological Museum Οf Thessaloniki, “Violent Silk” (solo exhibition) part of Action Field Kodra, parallel program, I Need A Hero – Valuable Matters in Valuable Times, curated by Panagis Koutsokostas, 2015. ANTALLAXIMA – ΣΥΝ, part of the program, Pelagos Politismou,(Group exhibition) curated by Panagis Koutsokostas,Mytilene,GR,2014. National Archaeological Museum, Athens, Offering -Greek contemporary artists, curated by Manos Stefanidis (group exhibition) 2013. Berliner Liste, Contemporary Art Fair (Solo exhibition) (Alma Contemporary Art Gallery) Berlin, DE, 2014. Lumen price, (group exhibition) Arcade Cardiff Gallery, Wales, New York Institute of Technology, Gallery 61, New York City, Chelsea College of art & Design’s Triangle space, London and The Space gallery, Hong Kong, China, 2013 ,2014. 49th DIMITRIA, Beauty is Born in Darkness, (group exhibition) curated by Thouli Misirloglou, Thessaloniki, GR, 2014. Reculture -2, Visual Art Festival, Patra, GR, “Buble Wrap” (group exhibition), curated by Dimitris Michalaros, 2013. Art Athina, 2014, 2015 (Alma Contemporary Art Gallery). Art Athina 2013, 2011 (Lola Nikolaou Gallery). The Matrix world of Kalos&Klio (Solo exhibition), Alma Contemporary Art Gallery, Athens, GR, 2014. Virtual Vanitas, (Solo exhibition) Lola Nikolaou Gallery, Thessaloniki, GR, 2010. Liquid Identities Scoletta di San Giovanni Battista e del SS. Sacramento in Bragora, Venice, (feature artists), 2012. ID / Identities, Koza Visual Culture and Arts Association, Istanbul,Turkey, (group exhibition), 2012. XV Biennale de la Mediterranée, SYMVIOSIS, soulbiosis parallel program, 2011.
Awards: Lumen prize, 2013 shortlist. Arts land 1st Showcase Juried Winner, 2013 (artwork Pandora’s Box) category New Media. International ArtExpo, Liquid identities, (artwork Pandora’s Box) Juried winners of Computer Graphic Competition, 2012. In print: Kalos&Klio “Violent Silk” Mourning Veils as Objects of Memory, author, Kalos&Klio © IANOS Publishers, Thessaloniki, January, 2015 Kalos&Klio, “Digital world and global trash: A user’s manual”, author, Thanasis Moutsopoulos Thessaloniki, Greece, © IANOS Publishers, May, 2011