Dimitri Karakostas
b. 1988 in Toronto.
Dimitri Karakostas is a chronic self-publisher of both writing and art books, currently working on ‘various mysterious projects.’

After retiring from ‘traditional’ projects and exhibitions, he now opts to focus on the internet instead.

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2021     Psychology, Yale University, New Haven CT
2011     Media Studies, OCAD University, Toronto CA

Selected Clients / Editorials

Aeon, AnOther, Bad Nudes, Beautiful/Decay, Boooooooom!, CBC, Chasseur, Chrome, Color 12, Colour, Complex, Contra Magazine, Dazed and Confused, Desillusion, Double Double Whammy, Do Not Research, Elle, Exclaim, Fader, Fecal Face, Foam, Forest Family Records, Format, Hamburger Eyes, Huck, HUF, Hype Williams, Juxtapoz Magazine, Lamono, Leica, Lomography International, Mood, MTV, Neutral Spaces, Ne Ultra, Nike SB, NXNE, Ozon, Persol, Purple, Rolling Stone, Romka, Sailor Jerry, Subbacultcha, Swatch, The Editorial, The Journal, The Meander, Thrasher, Toyota, TVO, Vice, Vogue.

Solo Exhibitions

2017     “Now That’s What I Call ‘Contemporary Painting,'” The Studio, Toronto CA
2017     “Paintings for Condos,” The Studio, Toronto CA
2016     “Dodgy Dossier,” Tarot Atelier, Toronto CA
2015     “Nonviolent Working Class Criminals Live Forever,” 1610 Queen, Toronto CA
2015     “Domestic Success,” Spring Snakes, Toronto CA
2014     “The Diplomats,” Trafo Center for Contemporary Art, Szczecin PL
2014     “Moments Like This Never Last,” The Newsstand, Brooklyn NY
2012     “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want,” 33/45, Barcelona ES
2011     “Temporary Infinity,” Lens Factory, Toronto CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023     “Contrary To,” Lot Projects, London UK
2022     “The Patriot,” O’Flaherty’s, New York NY
2021     “I Never Read,” Messe Basel, CH
2020     “Right In The Feels,” Galerie de L’Erg, Brussels BE
2016     “The End of Living / The Beginning of Survival,” ‘The Studio,’ Toronto CA
2016     “Antimatter,” Dunham Gallery, Toronto CA
2015     “Left Eye Lives,” HK Mansion, Palo Alto CA
2015     “Last Days,” No Fixed Address, Brooklyn NY
2015     “Messy Isn’t It?,” Art Basel Outsider, Miami FL
2014     “The Skinny Dipping Report,” Lost Weekend, New York NY
2014     “Zine Buffet,” Seeing Things, San Francisco CA
2014     “The Cold Show,” Cold Space, Toronto CA
2014     “The Public of Nature,” Outside of Art Basel, Miami FL
2014     “Odds and Ends,” Yale University, New Haven CT
2013     “Don’t Trust Anyone Over 30,” Creatures Collective, Toronto CA
2013     “I Never Read,” Volkshaus, Basel, CH
2013     “Don’t Blow It,” The Gallery, Los Angeles CA
2013     “Riot,” Doomed Gallery, London UK
2013     “Lifecycles,” Hermann and Audrey, Toronto CA
2013     “Last Guest,” Island, Berlin DE
2013     “Small Press,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney AU
2013     “Nostalgia for the Present,” Forgetus, Toronto CA
2013     “Stop Talking,” White House, Toronto CA
2013     “Disposable?,” The Louisiana, Bristol UK
2013     “Don’t Trust Anyone Over 30,” Creatures Collective, Toronto CA
2013     “Now That’s What I Call Photography 30,” Bristol School, Bristol UK
2013     “Xerox and Destroy,” Doomed Gallery, London UK
2013     “Big Fits Better,” Phillipines Embassy, Barcelona SP
2013     “Lamono Re-Launch,” Grokstore, Barcelona SP
2013     “End of the Roll,” Kind of Gallery, Sydney AU
2013     “Tell Me All About It,” Capital, Toronto CA
2013     “Floaters,” MJ, Geneva CH
2013     “Event Horizon,” Quad Gallery, Derby UK
2013     “Print and Staple,” The Tate, Sydney AU
2012    “Link,” Akademia Sztuki, Szczecin, PL
2012    “Photocopy Club,” Beach, London, UK
2012    “Urban Lovers,” Agias Eirnis Square, Athens GR
2012    “Dark Arts,” Grape and Grain, San Mateo CA
2012    “Are You Afraid of the Dark?,” Gallery 1581, Toronto CA
2012    “Impressed,” Galerie Arko, Nevers FR
2012    “Independent Photography Festival,” Tinning Street, Melbourne, AUS
2012    “Musicians,” Foam Gallery, Amsterdam, NE
2011    “I’ve Zine the Darkness,” Galerie Dieschonestadt, Halle DE
2011    “Presents,” Hyperallergic, Brooklyn NY
2011    “Self-Published,” Camera Club of NY, New York NY
2011    “Nofound Photofair,” Garage Turrene Paris FR
2011    “Oh My Book,” Les Rencontres de Arles, Arles FR
2011    “Disturber,” Ono Gallery, Bologna IT
2011    “Show and Tell,” mobile exhibition, New York NY
2011    “I’ve Zine You,” Book Trust, Edinburgh UK
2011    “Dying Breed,” 285 Dundas, Toronto ON
2011    “ATTN: Library,” Kosmos Lane, Tokyo JP
2010   “Publish It Yourself,” Maison d’Art Bernard Anthonioz, Paris FR
2010   “Wordz,” Bluffer Gallery, Houston TX
2010   “14-19,” Other Space, London UK
2010   “Ne Te Promene Donc Pas Toute Nue,” Grandpa, Stockholm SE

Exhibition Curation

2014     “Blood of the Young,” Create Studios, Brighton UK
2013     “Remio VTS x BOTY,” Cabal, Toronto, CA
2012     “Never Comply,” Dutil, Vancouver CA
2012     “Format Perspective,” Oz Studios, Toronto CA
2011     “Black Box,” Garage Turrene, Paris FR
2011     “Mean Hymn,” Forgetus, Toronto CA
2010     “Born Into This,” Sennate Gallery, Toronto ON

Selected Readings, Panels, Presentations, and Videos

2022     Receiving my PhD (in Minecraft), Online
2022     Nothing New Under the Sun, International Society for the Study of Surrealism
2022     The Internet is Serious Business, Online
2021     Who Radicalized You?, Online
2021     Untitled David Lynch Project, Online
2021, Online
2021     “The Worst,” Online
2020     Capitalist Plagiarism: Is This an Alternative?, Online
2020     Brand New Art Show at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto CA
2020     Monday Night Memes: Doomer via Josh Citarella, Online
2020     Call of Duty: Theory Audiobooks, Online
2020     Call of Duty: Derive, Online
2020     The Rave Theory, Online
2020     The Incel Nostradamus, Online
2020     Karakostas Nite Live!, Online
2020     You’ll Cowards Don’t Even Nightcore, Online
2020     Calm Soothing Sounds for Conspiracy Boys, Online
2019     The Culture of Narcissism: A Meme By Mistake, Online
2019     Dirty Laundry 4, Toronto CA
2019     “Erotica,” Online
2019     The Very Best of Billy Joel: The Poems, Toronto CA
2018     242526, Online
2018     Draft, Toronto CA
2018     Surveillance Books, Toronto CA
2018     Borderline Definitions, Toronto CA
2018     The Greatest Art is to Endure, Toronto CA
2017     Strictly for my Instagram, Online
2015     Ne Ultra, Online
2012     Self-Publishing Panel, Xpace, Toronto CA
2011     Sex on Vacation, Toronto CA 2010     Stop Talking, Toronto CA
2009     Wham City and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Toronto CA
2008     Pain Never Ends, Toronto CA


2024     The Only Book in English on Marc Dutroux (upcoming)
2023     Late Bloomer
2023     I Did it Wrong the First Time
2023     Commit to the Bit: A Decade of Bootlegging Bart Simpson
2023     Risk Management
2023     Chicken Little 2
2022     Board Up the House
2022     The Pleasure of Process, the Torture of Production
2021     Self-Portrait in a LED Screen
2021     Cool Memories
2021     The Complete Erased Works of Michel Houellebecq
2021     Most Poems Die on the Operating Table
2021     Epic Poetry
2020     Plagiarism and Schizophrenia
2020     Perversion to Match the Curtains
2020     “Tesoro” Meaning “Sweetheart”
2020     Public Display of Affection
2020     I Die in a Vulgar Style, By the Grace of God
2020     Video Nasty
2020     From the Window to the Wall
2020     Subscribe to my Premium Poetry Snapchat […]
2020     Hypochondriac
2020     I Use WebMD to Diagnose Myself With As Many Diseases as Possible […]
2020     The Greatest Art is to Endure
2020     You’re Up to Your Ass in Alligators, Today is the First Day of the Rest of Your Life
2020     Threat Assessment Center
2020     Transparency 2000
2020     Oprah’s Book Club: The Book
2020     Platform
2020     Wasting Time on the Internet
2019     No Masters No Masterpieces
2019     Erased by Grace
2019     Abandonment Issues
2019     How Much Jest Can You Take?
2019     0kb File Size Post-Ritalin High
2019     Serotonin
2019     Big Sky Windows Vista
2019     If I Did It
2019     I Can’t Wait to Make You Cum to Calvino
2019     “Work”
2019     Hoarder
2019     All Art is Bad: Especially Mine!
2018     Source Book
2019     Oracle
2017     The Juelz of Harlem
2017     Existential Dread
2016     Sacred Geometry
2016     Depression Era
2014     Sometimes I Think of You Everyday

Selected Solo Zines/Chapbooks

2023     Self-Defence for Profit and Pleasure
2022     Annual Checkup
2022     Annihilation? Destroy?
2021     Can’t Go On the Road Due to the Nationwide Quarantine
2021     A Staggering Work of Heartbreaking Genius
2021     Whatever #1-2
2020    The Map and the Territory
2020    Paintings for Condos #1-2
2020    Now That’s What I Call “Contemporary Painting” #1-2
201?     16 Pages Regarding a Wall Painted at Bloor and Lansdowne
201?     Dictionary of Rescued Ideas
201?     The Best Words in the Best Order
201?     “Au Revoir” Pronounced “Forever”
201?     “Merci” Pronounced “Messy”
201?     Extremely Happy Until Further Notice
201?     No Need to Choke Me, I’m Already Breathless
201?     Macbook Pro in Sleep Mode
201?     Nausea
201?     Ulysses Part Two
201?     Tres Chic
201?     Raptors Poems
201?     Pornhub Poems
201?     Karakostas Comix
201?     Mood Journal Illustrated by Attitude Era WWF Fan Signs
201?     Oracle #1-12
201?     Alexa, I’ve Given You All and Now I Am Nothing
201?     You in 3 1/2 Because of Me, I Completely Five
201?     I’m Diffi-cult-icult-icult-icult
201?     “very minimal slogan based high fashion streetwear”
201?     Erased by Grace
201?     Last Modified 2012-01-31
201?     Just Because That’s Where the Light Is
201?     I Still Think About Killing Myself Twice a Day
201?     Realfakeoriginalcopyreplica
201?     I Have the Proof, You’ll Have Your Revenge
201?     Probably ‘Beautiful’ Spelled Wrong
201?     The Setting is a World Where Tupac was Never Killed
201?     24 Hour Workday Unreality
201?     Sometime There is No Next Time
201?     Let’s Take ACAB
201?     Lonely Girl Fucks Herself to Sad Music
201?     Phenomenology
201?     The Reference Librarian’s Unromantic Fantasy
201?     Lovemaking at the Execution
201?     I Love Lov
201?     Hold my Last Words Against Me
201?     The Problem has Become a Composite of Other Problems
201?     This is Going to Look Stupid in Twelve Point Times New Roman
201?     I Used to Not Look Both Ways when Crossing the Street LOL
201?     Living Well is the Best Revenge
201?     30,000 Pounds of Love Songs
201?     I Saw the Best Minds of My Generation Googling Their Names Obsessively
201?     Punch Yourself in the Face and Drop Dead
201?     Road Work
201?     The Front
201?     The Diplomats
201?     Sunbruise
201?     These Things Don’t Matter but It’s All I Remember
201?     Je Peux Rien Faire de Bon
201?     Ce Travail est Mal Fait
201?     Promethazine Daydream
201?     Karat Diamond Jump-Off
201?     Lotto Pick-3 Cashpot Dollaz Lucky-5
201?     Austerity Measures
201?     Your Days of Wine and Roses are Over
201?     Together We’re Nothing
201?     I Feel Totally Fine
201?     I Love to Watch You Leave
201?     I Slept Fine
201?     I Think We’re Alone Now
201?     SMTWTFS
201?     KYS
201?     FYL
201?     PKRE Journal
201?     Kill Me
201?     Goodbye Forever
201?     See Ya Never!
201?     You Better Have a Good Reason Why
201?     God is Everywhere
201?     Jah Will Provide
201?     Expensive Habits
201?     The Day I Quit Smoking
201?     Guide to Success
201?     Who Cares?
201?     It’s Fine
201?     No! No! No!
201?     I Just Want to Be Successful
201?     It Doesn’t Look Like You’re Lying to Me
201?     This Zine Cost $40,000 so It Must Be Worth $40,000
201?     Don’t Mention It
201?     Portrait of the Young Artist as Bart Simpson
201?     My Son is Also Named Bort
200?     All of This Will End
200?     I’ll Clap When I’m Impressed
200?     Robot Sex Hotline, #1-4
200?     Penultimate Partygraph #1-3
200?     Cultural Barf #1-4
200?     Copycat Magic Under Silent Protections of Clinging and Something Special
200?     He Would but Fortunately I Am and No, You or I Are Not His Hologram
200?     Every Other Sidewalk Crack Reminds of Something Recent or Redundant

Split Zines of Note

2021     Neutral Spaces (w/ Brad Phillips, Tao Lin, +)
2020     Heartbreak in Bordeaux (w/ Gabriel Parniak)
201?     Poor Shape (w/ Brittany Shepherd)
201?     It Could Be Worse (w/ Lewis Chaplin)
201?     Skate Tough (w/ Mood NYC)
201?     Poems I Don’t Write Change Me More (w/ Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez)