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N. Sphicas

Born in Cairo in 1961. 1980-85 Studied at the School of Fine Arts of the Helwan University of Cairo. He took Ph.D degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Fine Arts, Department of Visual & Fine Arts. 1982 Winner of the first prize for painting at Helwan University. 1983 Awarded a cash prize in the All Egypt Art Competition for his work Tourism on the Banks of the Nile. 1985 Highly commended by the School of Fine Arts for the series of painting in a group exhibition titled Drought in Africa. 1989 The Steering Committee of the Greek Community in Cairo has nominated him for the special prize of the Greek Ministry of Culture for distinguished Greek Artists living abroad. 2000 He was awarded with the honorary prize of the Greek Literary Union for “his substantial contribution in the promotion and development of Modern Greek Culture”. 1985 Worked with Dr. Isaak Fanous’ team on a mural in the Museum of the Mohammed Ali Mosque (Cairo Acropolis). 1994 Published the Retro-Shah Album “A theory for the metaphysical dimension of painting and chess based on the space-time evolution of movement on the chessboard”. 2000 He was awarded with the honorary prize of the Greek Literary Union for “his substantial contribution in the promotion and development of Modern Greek Culture”. 2006 He was awarded with the honorary prize of the Municipality of Thessaloniki for his development of Art in Chess. He was awarded also with the honorary prize of the Greek Emigrant Civilization K. P. Kavafis. He has had 19 one-man exhibitions and has taken part in many group exhibitions. One-man show exhibitions 1984 French Cultural Center, Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt 1986 Greek Center, Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt 1990 Ruth Balmer Gallery, Berne, Switzerland 1990 Odos Athinon Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus 1990 Gallery Opus 39, Nicosia, Cyprus 1994 Vafopoulio Cultural Centre, Thessaloniki, Greece. 1994 Chroma, Cultural Café, Thessaloniki, Greece. 1995 Spiti tis Kyprou (Cypriot Cultural Centre), Kolonaki, Athens, Greece. 1995 Art , Capricorn, Thessaloniki, Greece. 1997 Exhibition Space-Byzantine Tower, New Fokaia, Chalkidiki, Greece. 1998-1999 Sports Museum, Thessaloniki, Greece. 1999 Aenaon, Katehaki, Athens, Greece. 2000-2001 Gallery Opus, Limassol, Cyprus. 2003 Municipality of Stavroupoli, Thessaloniki, Greece. 2004 Aenaon, Katehaki, Athens, Greece. 2005 Porto Hydra, Ermioni, Greece. 2006 Porto Hotel, Thessaloniki, Greece. 2008 Municipal Art Gallery of Thessaloniki. Retroaction Exhibition 1984-2007. 2008 Gallery Kypriaki Gonia, Larnaka, Cyprus. Has taken part in many group exhibitions (as 2000 Biennale International d’ art Miniature, Ville-Marie, Canada - 2000 Pieridis Foundation, Athens-Greece, 2001 Month of the Fine Arts, Technopolis, Municipality of Athens-Greece). Many of his works can be found in private collections and Art Galleries. Is a member of the Artistic Chambers of Greece and Cyprus, of FIDE (Committee on Chess Art, Exhibition and Philately) and of the ICOM (International Council of Museums). Address: Gennimata 44, Agios Ioannis, Kalamaria, 551 34 Thessaloniki, GREECE. Home tel./fax ++30 2310 805477, Studio tel. ++30 2310 944045 Mobile: 697-3991970 Athens ++30 210 6425670 E-mail:

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