Biography

Zoe Zenghelis

Born in Athens, Greece. Studied painting and drawing with Orestis Kanelis. Later studied interior design, stage design and painting at the Regent Street Polytechnic, London in the 1960s.

Zoe started her painting career as a founder member of OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture) and painted for presentations, exhibitions and publications. Gradually worked more on her own paintings and less on architectural presentations and thus in the 1980s became known as a painter in her own right, exhibiting in Britain, Europe and the US. Her OMA work has been exhibited in many Museums and Galleries including:

  • Time-Life Building, Permanent Exhibition, New York 1978
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1978
  • AICA Congress, Poland, 1975
  • Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, New York, 1975/82
  • The Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1978
  • Venice Biennalle. 1980
  • Dortmund, 1981 exhibition IBA Berlin, 1994
  • Stadelschule, Frankfurt
  • Pompidou Centre, Paris, The City, 1994
One-person Exhibitions
  • Ora Gallery, Athens, 1979
  • Architectural Association Gallery, London, 1985
  • Ora Gallery, Athens, 1989
  • Gallery K, London 1991
  • Architectural Association Gallery, London, 1992
  • Gallery K, London, 1996
  • Celine Gallery, Athens, January 1998
  • Yiorgi Center, Nicosia, Cyprus, March 1998
  • ArtTower Gallery, Athens,2000
  • Mission Gallery, London, 2002
Selected Group Exhibitions
  • Nina Dausett Gallery, Paris 1980
  • Royal College of Art, 'A space a thousand words', London, 1974
  • Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, 1981
  • Max Protech Gallery, New York, 1982
  • Camden Arts Center, London, 1982
  • Royal Academy, Summer Exhibition, London, 1987
  • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, 1989
  • Long and Ryle Gallery London
  • American College Gallery, London, 1991
  • Cafe Royal, Federation of International Women Artists, 1992
  • Whiteley,s Gallery, 'Theory and Experimentation, London, 1992
  • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, 1993
  • Gallery K, Bank of Cyprus Award Show, London, 1993
  • Gallery K, Summer Exhibition, London, 1993
  • RIBA ,Women in Europe. Exhibition, London, 1993
  • Art Fair Exhibition, London,1993
  • Royal Academy touring exhibition of North America, 1994-1995
  • New York, Washington DC; Chicago; San Francisco; Los Angeles.
  • Gallery K, Bank of Cyprus Award Sow, London 1995
  • Malta Biennale, 1995, Special Distinction Award
  • APA Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, 1995
  • Bank of Cyprus Art Award, Nicosia, 1995
  • Critic's choice: Linda Talbot's Christmas Show, London, 1995
  • Leighton House, London 1996
  • Images of Architecture, Arc Gallery, London, 2000
  • Green Line Exhibition, War Museum Athens, 2002
  • Lost Heritage, Cyprus, 1974-2009
  • The Iacovos Georgiadis Collection, April 2010 Nicosia
  • Visions and Utopias- Architectural Drawings from the Museum of Modern Art
  • Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt April 2003
  • La Ville Art et Architecture en Europe, Centre Pompidou 1870-1993
  • Dreamland; Architectural Experiments since the 1970's July 2008
  • 9+1 Ways of being Political, MOMA October 2012-2013
  • Orangery, Holland Park Art Exhibition 2012
  • Future City 1956-2006, Barbican, London,2012
  • Orangery Gallery, 2013
  • The Friends of Holland Park Art Exhibition 2012
  • The Annual Art 2013 Exhibition Holland Park
  • The Orangery Exhibition 2014
  • Keats Community Library Exhibition April 2014
Collections holding works by Zoe Zenghelis
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • Gilman Paper Co., Time Life Building permanent Exhibition, New York
  • Hans Wagner private Collection, London
  • Peter Klimt collection, London
  • Alpha Credit Bank, Athens, Greece
  • Dr. A Papadakis collection, London
  • Frankfurt Museum, Germany
  • The Leventis collection, London and Cyprus
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