SPIROS PANIGIRAKIS completed a PhD in 2011 at the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture at Monash University, where he has taught across the Theory Program, Sculpture, Painting and Drawing Departments. He was a finalist in the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture in 2008 and 2014, and recent solo exhibitions include shows at Sarah Scout Presents (2016, 2013 and 2010); WestSpace (2012); Margaret Lawrence Gallery (2010); Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces (2006); CLUBSproject Inc. (2006); TCB Artist Space Inc. (2003); and 1st Floor Artist and Writers' Space (2001), all Melbourne. Selected group shows include Collected Collaborations, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne (2011); Just what is it that makes today's interiors so seductive, so alluring?, Light Projects, Melbourne (2010); Secrets From The Working Men's College, RMIT Project Space, Melbourne (2010); The Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture, Federation Square, Melbourne (2008); redrawing, RMIT Project Space, Melbourne and Contemporary Art Services Tasmania, Hobart (2008); workshop.non.stop, LOOSE Projects, Sydney (2007); Omnipresents, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne (2007); collaborative commission with Christopher LG Hill for SLAVE 4, Adelaide Biennale for Australian Art, Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide (2006); SLAVE 3, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne (2005); Smash Your own Window and multipleMISCELLANEOUSalliances, both CLUBSproject Inc., Melbourne (both 2004).

 

Panigirakis was a founding member of the artist-run initiative CLUBSproject Inc. and, in 2014, established Australian Studies a collaborative project with Fiona Macdonald that continues the turn to publication in the work of both artists.