Nick Floros

Nikos Floros is the Ambassador of the Hellenic Institute of Cultural Diplomacy in Sculpture

 

Mr. Floros was born and raised in Tripoli, Arcadia. From a very early age he started painting and in 1983 he participated in a painting contest at the Arcadian Festival, where he won the first prize from the hands of Melina Merkouri. In that contest he made a yellow harpsichord with a black tree in the middle and a blue sky with clouds. Melina, after the contest, received it for her office at the Ministry of Culture. He studied at the Greek Conservatory, receiving a piano degree. He then leaves for Paris where he attends the École des Beaux Arts School. He has exhibited his work at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2004, the Metropolitan Club, the French Heritage Society and the Greek Consulate in New York, the Benaki Museum and the Cycladic Art, the Archaeological Museum of Athens, Metro Syntagma Square, Hofburg Palace in Vienna, while many of his works decorate private collections. He has also created costumes for Jean Jacques Rousseau’s NARCISE theatrical production. Over the past few years he has won many first prizes, but he is singled out by Harold Koda, director of the Metropolitan Museum in New York. He has made many exhibitions in Moscow on autocratic Russia, in Monaco, where Grace Kelly’s costume was exhibited there, and at the same time he created a series of sculptures, inspired by the Parthenon marbles, most likely to be exhibited in London in 2012 during the Olympics matches. He also edited the George Best Costacos exhibitions “Travelers”, which was presented in Germany in 2011 and “Destination”, which was presented in New York in 2012. These two reports are the continuation of the very successful “Departures” same year in Athens. Nikos Floros is President of the George Best Costacos Foundation in America.