Konstantin Adamopoulos

Biographical Information

Konstantin Adamopoulos was born in 1960 in Stuttgart and currently lives in Cologne. Among his many projects, the freelance journalist, curator and project manager has worked as an assistant to the director of the documenta. He was responsible for the press, and managed the first benefit action for the exhibition space Portikus in Frankfurt, and also organised a series of different exhibitions together with the Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK) in Frankfurt am Main. Adamopoulos’ has curated exhibitions and projects with a range of artists including Barbara Klemm, Michaela Meise, Antje Schiffers, Charlotte Posenenske, Walter Dahn, Carsten Fock, Peter Fend, Thomas Hirschhorn, Philip Maiwald and Enno Schmidt.

Adamopoulos regularly works as a lecturer at art academies and as artistic director for projects, exhibitions and symposiums such as "Ökonomie der Kunst" (Motorenhalle Dresden, riesa efau Dresden, Dresden 2003), "Der Begriff des Kapitals fordert Intuition" (Museum Ludwig, Cologne 2005), "Charlotte Posenenske" (Galerie im Taxispalais Innsbruck; Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen 2005) and "Leitsysteme zum Neuen?" (for the city of Dresden, 2006). For the exhibition "Leitsysteme zum Neuen?," which was preceded by a series of workshops, he invited artists such as Heike Baranowski, Walter van Beirendonck, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Maria Marshall and "Omnibus für Direkte Demokratie in Deutschland" to take part.

As and art critic and journalist, Konstantin Adamopoulos regularly writes articles on the themes of art and business. Since May 2005 he has been responsible for the Bronnbacher grant programme for the German economic cultural group of the Federation of German Industries (BDI). He also took on a lecturing post for art criticism for the winter semester 2006/07 at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal in the department of architecture, design and art. Current exhibition projects: "Zidane’s Melancholia" (Kaiser-Wilhelm-Museum Krefeld 2008, co-curated by Holger Nickisch), "Deutschland Deutschland" (Museum Van Bommel Van Dam, Venlo 2008; co-curated by Frederieke Bennema; artists: Yvonne Droge Wendel, Carsten Fock, Gert Robijns, Silke Schatz).

In 2013 he was Curator in Residency for the Goethe Institut in Detroit .

Konstantin Adamopoulos’ daughter Helene (see photo) was born in September 2001, Johanna September 2008, Theodor September 2010.

Konstantin Adamopoulos 2006, Copyright: Konstantin Adamopoulos
Konstantin Adamopoulos
Independent curator | Cologne

Contemporary art
Economy of art
Art and business
Interdisciplinary projects

Konstantin Adamopoulos