He has been living in Paris since 1955 were in 1967 Graduated from Ecole Supérieure des Arts Modernes, Paris, with a degree in «Interior Design and Architecture».
During the period 1957-61 he studied painting in the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, Paris and Notre Dame des Champs, Paris with H. Goetz.
In 1996 he began working and living both in Paris and Athens.
1970 Grant from the Berlin Artistic Program, D.A.A.D.
1980 Research Grant of the Ministry of Culture of France
1968-1983 Member of the Governing Committee of the Salon de Mai, Paris.
1969-1990 Member of the Founding and Critical Committee for the Painting Prize, “Vitry-sur-Seine”, France.
1971-1973 Visual Art professor at Schiller College Berlin.
1973 Lecturer at H.F.B.K., Hochschulle für Bildende Künste, Berlin.
1973-1996 Lecturer at École Normale Supérieure de l’Enseignement Technique, Cachan, France.
1976-1982 Member of the committee at ENSET for modelling.
1978-1983 Member of the French committee for the Aggregation of Visual Art.
06.12.1978 Presentation of the work of the artist and debate at École Nationale des Beaux Arts de Dijon, France.
14.05.1992 Presentation of the work of the artist at a seminar of Mrs Vassia Karcayannis-Karabelias at the Neo-Hellenic institute of the University Paris-Sorbonne IV.
Awards and Distinctions
1986 “Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters” award of distinction from the French State
1988 Honour of National Museum of Contemporary Art in...
She studied at the 1st Sculpture studio of the Athens School of Fine Arts, drama at the School of Dramatic Art of the Athens Conservatoire and she followed courses in drawing at the Atelier Vivant of the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts.
Having strong influence from her homeland, Greece, she has presented her work in many solo and group exhibitions in Greece and abroad, while in Wopart Lugano she is displaying artworks crafted with indian ink on chinese paper.
The artist workswith a wide variety of materials – stone, marble, wood, metal, glass, digital images and sound. As she mentions during the interview “Dialogo con Venia Dimitrakopoulou”, curated by Matteo Pacini, given in occasion of the exposition “Selected works” - in the art gallery ARTESPRESSIONE Milan: “This helps me investigate more aspects of artistic creation. Influenced by my studies in theatre and music, I seek to combine the visual arts with music and drama to bring together narrative and conceptual approaches in a unified whole, directed at both emotions and intellect”
The works of Venia Dimitrakopoulou are courtesy of the art gallery ARTESPRESSIONE Milan.
In Wopart Lugano he presents embossed handmade engravings (gaufrage), drawings and art books. A big part of his work is influenced by the work of Nikos Kazantzakis and especially “Ascese”, while his whole work is inspired by the concepts of the creation, of change, of the perpetual struggle for the transformation of the matter into spirit, of the march and the continuous improvement of humankind.