Born 1976 in Essen, Germany and raised in Xanthi, Greece. Lives and works in Cologne.

 

 

 

Education

 

2009 - Akademiebrief, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf

 

2009 - Master class of professor Rosemarie Trockel

 

2003-2009 - Kunstakademie Düsseldorf

 

 

 

Grants and Awards

 

2015 - Nominated for Hans-Purrmann Preis, Speyer, DE

 

2013 - Nominated for Deste Prize 2013, Athens, GR

 

        - Nominated for 5x5 Castellò, ES

 

        - Berlin-Stipendium, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, DE

 

2010 - Art Cologne Price for New Positions, Cologne, DE

 

        - Schloss Ringenberg-Grant, Hamminkeln, DE

 

2008 - Adolf Loos-Award, Cologne, DE

 

2007 - Villa Romana-Award, Florence, IT

 

 

 

Solo shows

 

2016 - Leopold-Hoesch Museum in Düren, DE

 

2015 - Daily Trap, Autocenter, Berlin, DE

 

          - Causality, Piece unique, Cologne, DE

 

2014 - Adopted, Sprüth Magers Berlin, DE

 

2012 - Blue Moon, Qbox, Athens, GR

 

2011 - Los Angeles, Sprüth Magers London, UK

 

          - Aeromaritime, Artothek, Cologne, DE

 

2010 - Akropolis, Sprüth Magers Berlin, DE

 

2006 - Aerotopie, Förderverein, Aktuelle Kunst Munster, DE

 

 

 

Group Shows

 

2015 - To Have and to Hold. 50 Years of Marriage and Collecting Contemporary Art,

 

             Rubell Family Collection, Miami, US

 

2014 - The pipe at the gate of dawn, Galerie Jan Kaps, Cologne, DE

 

          - Nowhere, Kosmetiksalon Babette, Berlin, DE

 

          - Transgressions, Philara - Raum Fur Zeitenoessische Kunst, Düsseldorf, DE

 

          - Neighbours, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, TR

 

          - Villa Romana 1905, 2013, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, DE

 

          - 5x5, Espai d’art contemporani de Castelló, ES

 

2013 - The End, Qbox, Athens, GR

 

          - DESTE Prize, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, GR

 

          - Salad Days, Parkhaus im Malkasten, Düsseldorf, DE

 

          - Agora Artes, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, DE

 

2012 - Der Geist Von Kurumba oder Farbelugt, Figge von Rosen Galerie Berlin, DE

 

          - Plaisirs du jardin, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, DE

 

          - Family Matters, Le Courant, Brussels, BE

 

          - A show about painting, Galerie Jan Kaps, Cologne, DE

 

2011 - Between Two Ferns, Mike Potter Projects, Cologne, DE

 

          - BOO! Mike Potter Projects, Amsterdam, NL

 

          - Single, Single Club, Düsseldorf, DE

 

          - Old Intersections – Make it New, 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art,

 

            State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, GR

 

          - Moraltarantula 5, Zollamt Oberhafen, Hamburg, DE

 

          - Eternity is a mere moment, just long enough for a joke, Nest, Den Hagg, NL

 

          - R3turn Call: Singularities in Transit, Qbox, Athens, GR

 

2010 - Neues Rheinland. Die postironische Generation, Museum Morsbroich,

 

            Leverkusen, DE

 

          - Addition and Substraction, 304 DAYS, Vancouver, CA

 

          - In Situ, Clages, Cologne, DE

 

          - Stipendiaten 2010, Scloß Ringenberg, Hamminkeln, DE

 

          - Moral Tarantula 4, Elektrohaus, Hamburg, DE

 

          - Der Westen Leuchtet, Kunst museum Bonn, DE

 

          - A Thing is a Thing in a whole which is not, Mike Potter Projects, Cologne, DE

 

          - Sempre Un Inizio, CAMeC – Centro Arte Moderna e Contemporanea della

 

           Spezia, La Spezia, IT

 

          - Neus Rheinland, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, DE

 

          - The Rest is History, Mike Potter Projects, Berlin, DE

 

          - Nothing is Wrong if it Feels Good, Mike Potter Projects, Cologne, DE

 

2009 - Markus Amm/Tobias Hantmann/Michail Pirgelis/Dirk Stewen, ARTLEIB,

 

            Düsseldorf, DE

 

          - Something Strange Will Happen This Summer, Mike Potter Projects, Oxford, UK

 

          - Regarding 4 - Young Art In Düsseldorf, 701 e.V., Düsseldorf, DE

 

          - Saar Förderpreis Junge Kunst 2008, Kunstverein Ludwigshafen, Ludwigshafen, DE

 

          - Giganten, Mike Potter Projects, Cologne, DE

 

2008 - Untitled, Galerie Micky Schubert, Berlin, DE

 

          - Reinhard Mucha/Michail Pirgelis, ARTLEIB, Düsseldorf, DE

 

          - Great Expectations, Artlab21, Los Angeles, US

 

          - Saar Förderpreis Junge Kunst 2008, Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern, DE

 

          - Interchange II, Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts, Nagoya, JP

 

2007 - Simmel´s Draw, NSDM-Werft, Amsterdam, NL

 

          - Quattro Stelle, Villa Romana, Florence, IT

 

          - 15 Minuten, Projekt mit David Ostrowski, Galerie Alexa Jansen, Cologne, DE

 

          - Achte Oder Zehnte, BLAST, Cologne, DE

 

2006 - Schneeweiß, Project with Rosemarie Trockel, Rohrmeisterei, Schwerte, DE

 

          - Accrochage Zeichnungen, Galerie Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, Cologne, DE

 

          - Mondi Possibili, Galerie Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, Cologne, DE

 

          - Wie man aus einer Affäre gleich zwei macht, Raum für Kunst und Musik,

 

           Cologne, DE

 

2005 - I WILL, Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, DE

 

          - PLAY!, Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf, DE

 

          - Deutsche Bank Förderpreis für Skulptur, Düsseldorf, DE

 

          - 59. Bergische Kunstausstellung, Museum Baden, Solingen, DE

 

          - Untitled, Stadtische Galerie, Remscheid, DE

 

 

 

Books and Catalogues

 

2014 - Neighbours, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul

 

2012 - Plaisirs du jardin, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen

 

2011 - Biennale: 3, Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, A Rock & A Hard Place

 

2010 - Michail Pirgelis, AERIALIST, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne

 

2009 - PLAY!, Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf, Hatje Cantz Verlag

 

          - Regarding Düsseldrof 4, 701 e.V., Verlag der Heinendruck GmbH

 

2008 - Quattro Stelle, Villa Romana, Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg

 

           - Junge Kunst 2008, Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern, Ninodruck

 

2007 - MATERIAL, Darling Publications, Cologne

 

2005 - Museum Baden, Verlag der Berger & Fischer GmbH

 

2001 - ENTWUERFE, Seltmann & Hein Verlag

 

HOW TO CHARM
20 Feb 2016 - 23 Apr 2016
ANDREAS SCHULZE, ANNE HAACK,
MARGRET CHRONICLE OF AN AFFAIR, MICHAIL PIRGELIS,
SHANNON BOOL, SOFIA HULTÉN,
THEA DJORDJADZE, WILLIAM CRAWFORD
THE END
06 Sep 2013 - 25 Oct 2013
CURTIS ANDERSON,
DAVID OSTROWSKI, MARTIN GALLE,
MAX FRINTROP, MICHAIL PIRGELIS,
ROSEMARIE TROCKEL, STEPHANIE STEIN,
TOBIAS HOFFKNECHT, WALT DISNEY
BLUE MOON
23 Nov 2012 - 26 Jan 2012
THE R3TURN CALL: Singularities in Transit
20 Jan 2011 - 05 Mar 2011
MICHAIL PIRGELIS,
PAVLOS NIKOLAKOPOULOS, THODORIS GIANNAKIS