Nik Pantazopoulos situates his work in post-minimalism and abstraction. The work is in reaction to the materiality of photography, mediated through sculpture and spatial practice. His current focus is on ornamentation and affects on architecture and develops traditional fabrication methods to transform materials into complex elegant objects. Nik is interested in the transdisciplinarity of mediums interrogating through a psychosexual, political and an art historical lens. 



Nikos Pantazopoulos (b. 1973 Melbourne, Australia) lives and works in Melbourne, Australia and is a Lecturer in the School of Art at RMIT.

He is also a current studio artist at Gertrude Contemporary.


2009-2013 PHD - Art, Design & Architecture, Monash University

2005-2007 MFA - Goldsmiths University of London
1999 Honours - Sculpture, RMIT
1996-1998 BFA - Photography, Victorian College of Art


2008 - current - RMIT - School of Art - Print Imaging Practice, Photography 2009 - Goldsmiths University - MFA Programme (visiting artist lecturer) 2009 - Monash University - Art Theory
1999-2000 The Victorian college of Art - Photography

2000 Swinburne University - New Media



Gertrude Studio Artist exhibition

Westspace Fundraiser

Bus Projects Fundraiser

Gertrude Contemporary Glasshouse DISMANTLE

Centre of Contemporary Photography 'Like a clap of thunder'


Gertrude Contemporary Studio Artists exhibition 2016
Gertrude Contemporary studio residency 2016 – 2018
VCA Artforum Artists talks
Design Hub Writing & Concepts Artists talk The problem is I want to be more anal Lon Gallery Group Exhibition The nude


Sydney Contemporary2015 These Economies
RMIT Project Space and Spare Room, Boutique Politics series in the exhibition Trans- location
BUS Projects, Boutique Politics
MUMA Generational Gestures Performance / Artists Talk


Westspace, Wearing
Ian Potter Centre:NGV Australia, PVOP
The Substation, Re-building
TCB Art inc,. The Purple Onion
DUD Space Private View & Occasional Performance


RMIT Project Space and Spare Room, 'Decisions' (Curator)
RMIT Project Space and Spare Room, 'Dark Rooms'
Monash University, PhD examination exhibition 'How to make a monument'


Un magazine, artist page - 'ongoing monument to indecent activities 399BC -'


Kunsthal Ka De Amersfoort - Peeping Tom curated by Keith Coventry - Netherlands


Death Be Kind – Monumental Effect
Food Court DuJour for Hotel Theory with Olivia Barrett
Y3K - Melbourne - Desperate Exhibition Making Techniques with Ardi Gunawan
Villa Arsons Nice, France and Y3K – performance – six Acts of Play, curated by A Constructed World
RMIT project space – Melbourne -The secret files from the Working Mens College
White Cubicle A monument to Toilets - An Exhibition & Procession - Curator Pablo Leon De La Barra
Vegas Gallery Peeping Tom - Curator Keith Coventry
Gertrude ContemporaryOctopus 2010, How we know the dead return - Curator Jose Da Silva
Y3K Desperate Exhibition Making Techniques- Collaboration with Ardi Gunawan


Monash University colloquim - Instructional studio II
Studio 9- 200 Gertrude Street - Instructional studio I
Light Projects - INFLUENCE(s) with Ardi Gunawan
Occular Lab-Greetings Comrades the image has changed it's status - Curated by Bridget Crone

Athens Biennale & Remap2 - In case we get lost - collaboration with Shaan Syed Occular Lab - The West Brunswick Sculpture Trienniale
wBrunswick Triennalle- Nikos' Rear Entrance - curated by OSW & Nikos Rear entrance Instructional Models - Blue Oyster Gallery Duninne New Zealand -Curated by Julie Davies


The Apartment - Royal London House - Curated by Brian Chalkley & Lewis Amar


Zoo Art Fair - Centrefold, The Royal Academy, London, UK
Centrefold Scrapbook - Organized by Reza Aramesh and Lewis Amar, London, UK Goldsmiths graduate show - MFA London, UK


George Polke Presents: Showreel - George Polke Gallery, London,UK


Plastecine sketches - Clubs project space, Melbourne, Australia
I.e. video archive - The Garrison, London Uk
Nightbirds - First Floor artist and writers space, Melbourne, Australia Gentlemen - Platform Gallery, Melbourne, Australia


'centrefold' issue number 6 - London
2007 http://www.rezaaramesh.com/centrefoldx/scrapbook6/index.htm 'Masters exhibition' catalogue - Gaffa Editions 2007
'They Shoot homos don't they?' issue 2 - Melbourne 2005
'We are the artists' - Oliver Kielmayer, Zurich, 2005
'fresh' issue 62 - Photofile, Stephanie Linquist, Melbourne 2001 'Flash' - Centre of contemporary photography Melbourne 2000


Australia Council - New Work Grant - 2014
Australian Postgraduate Award - Monash University 2010-2013 Australia Council - New Work Grant- 2008


Gertrude Contemporary Studio Artists 2016-2018 Australian Tapestry Workshop - 2014
Victorian College of Arts - 2008

Conferences & Symposiums

'Generational Gestures' contemporary artists and their fathers at MUMA - 2015 The Spirit & Spark of David McDiarmid @ National Gallery Victoria as part of The David McDiarmid retrospective - 2015


Wearing Nikos Pantazopoulos essay by Damiano Bertolli in UN magazine Wearing Catalogue Essay Francis E.Parker
This is what jouir looks like 2014
essay for Jonny Niesche's exhibition 'Nothing goes as deep as decoration' at Station Gallery 2014

'Fucking in Solidarity 2014 Published by the National Gallery of Victoria for the David McDiarmid retrospective
'Fathers 2013 catalogue essay for c. At Sea, Before Dinner http://westspace.org.au/static/files/assets/ffb2db98/Lisa_Radford_ISBN_w...