CELESTIAL CHOREOGRAPHY02.03.2019 - 31.03.2019
Photo exhibition CELESTIAL CHOREOGRAPHY 2 March to 31 March 2019 by HRH Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark.
From 2 March to 31 March 2019, Prince Nikolaos exhibits 48 celestial moments in the Round Tower’s Library Hall with the title “Celestial Coreography”. Since his first exhibition in 2015 at the auction house Christie’s in London, his pictures have been on exhibit in Qatar and Australia, but this is the first time that Prince Nikolaos exhibits in Denmark. The works, which have been called “Jewels from Greece”, are revolving around a number of themes, including images printed with a special technique on plates of Greek marble.
Prince Nikolaos, son of King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie, was born in 1969 in Rome and grew up in London, but now resides in Greece. Here he takes most of his pictures, whose motifs range from recognizable natural scenes to abstractions of the classical elements that can be traced back to ancient Greece. With his photographs, he wants to show a different image of his homeland than the blue and white colours that are often associated with the Greek archipelago, for, as he says, “The Greek light naturally turns my eyes to the sky, which nature uses as her canvas to produce some of the most beautiful art one will ever see.” Prince Nikolaos has always been preoccupied by climbing the highest places to get the widest view. Therefore, it is no wonder that, as the location for his first exhibition in Denmark, he has chosen the Round Tower, whose architecture has fascinated him since he was a child. Indeed, the title “Celestial Coreography” is inspired by the fact that the Round Tower is built as and is still functioning as an astronomical observatory with the telescope aimed at the sky.
In connection with the exhibition there is an opportunity to hear Prince Nikolaos tell about his technique and his thoughts behind the works. The Tower Talk takes place in the Round Tower’s Library Hall on Tuesday 5 March 2019 at 17:00 in a conversation with director Michael Bjørn Nellemann from Det Obelske Familiefond, a foundation supporting the exhibition together with Spar Nord Fonden, Neel Resling Halpern Fonden og Arne V. Schleschs Fond. Tickets for the Tower Talk can be purchased at the webshop.
HRH Prince Nikolaos was born on 1 October 1969, in Rome, Italy. His parents, TM King Constantine and Queen AnneMarie, had moved there in 1967. In 1975 the family settled in London, where Prince Nikolaos was homeeducated for six years. He then attended the Hellenic College of London.
In 1988 he began his studies in International Relations at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, focusing on Diplomacy and National Security. During his sophomore year, he took a sabbatical to join the British Army on a Short Service Limited Commission, serving as 2nd Lieutenant of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards. Upon his college graduation (1993), Prince Nikolaos moved into TV production for Fox News in New York. He returned to London in 1995 to work in the foreign exchange options department of NatWest Markets. From 1997 to 2003 he worked in King Constantine’s Family Office. Since then he has been active in business consulting.
An avid photographer for all his life, Prince Nikolaos has passionately dedicated himself to photography since 2013. In November 2015 he exhibited his work for the ﬁrst time at Christie’s in London, UK. In March 2016 his photography was featured at The New York Times “Art for Tomorrow” in Doha, Qatar. A selection of his photographs were also published in the book “A Taste of Greece”, published by teNeues.
In June 2018, Prince Nikolaos had his ﬁrst solo museum exhibition at the Hellenic Museum in Melbourne. Prince Nikolaos was recently selected, according to the recommendations of Philippe Starck Studio, along with 6 other photographers, to exhibit their photographs in Spain, at La Almazara. In March 2019, Prince Nikolaos will have his first photo exhibition on Danish ground.
Prince Nikolaos sits on the Board of Knightsbridge Schools International, established in 2008 to develop and operate a network of international schools around the world. He is a member of Axion Hellas, a Greek nonproﬁt organization supporting local communities on remote islands. Prince Nikolaos and his wife Princess Tatiana (née Tatiana Blatnik) married in 2010. Three years later, they moved to Athens, Greece, where they currently reside.