Nikos Doulos

Senior co-ordinator Planetary Campus & COOP study groups

Nikos Doulos is an Amsterdam based artist, born and raised in Athens, Greece.

Doulos interests lie with the investigation of new pedagogical modes for inclusive knowledge production framed under site-specific research trajectories and temporal interventions. In his work he creates malleable situations/conditions as participatory infrastructures and ‘soft’ knowledge generators. Walking holds a predominant part in his practice. His is the founder of NIGHTWALKERS – a collectively practiced nocturnal walking project investigating the contemporary identity of the flanêur. NIGHTWALKERS has been performed in the Netherlands, Serbia, Sweden, Italy, Hungary, South Korea and Greece to name a few.

Doulos predominately engages on research trajectories under the umbrella of Expodium – an urban do tank investigating the role of the arts in urban transition areas.

He has presented projects at the Trafó House of Contemporary Arts (Budapest), Bildmuseet (Umeå), participated at the Impakt Festival (Utrecht), the Athens Biennale: #4 AGORA and the 53rd October Salon and has lead workshops for UNIDEE - Cittadelartte Pistoletto Foundation and the University of the Arts – Kuvataideakatemia, Helsinki among others. In 2017 he participated at Capacete Athens – a nine-month residency in Athens under the broader framework of Documenta 14. 

He is a co-curator of ‘Unmaking The Netherlands’, a program initiated by Expodium and currently holds a position as the guest co-editor (together with Herbert Ploegman) of Kunstlicht Volume: 39 – Unpacking Residencies: Situating The Production Of Cultural Relations (Working Title). He works collaboratively.

See also Marianna Maruyama's text about Nikos Doulos for our Alumni Embassy. Nikos is not only an active member of the DAI’s alumni community, he is also the senior coordinator of the DAI’s Roaming Assembly series (2016 - ) and the COOP study groups (2018 - ).