yorgos maraziotis · artist · yorgosmaraziotis@gmail.com

Born in 1984, in Athens (GR), Yorgos Maraziotis is currently an MA
student at the Sculpture department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp (BE). He has also studied Silkscreen at the School Of Visual Arts in New York City. As an artist he uses various media such as sculpture, installations and printmaking and often works in thematic series.

His practice proposes a study on the concept of trace, the value of the mundane and the contrast between reality and appearance. Through his pieces he tends to intervene in space architecturally playing with the viewers perception, creating tension and making them wonder at their role. He also explores the fluidity and quality of everyday materials by constantly questioning their surface and texture. Finally, he uses dialogue as a medium in order to address the social and political structures of his discipline.

His work has been exhibited in group and solo shows internationally. He lives and works in Antwerp.


SOLO SHOWS

  • 2015 Still, S.A.F, Santorini (cur. by M. Vasariotou)
  • Night Of The World, Nitra Gallery, Thessaloniki
  • 2014 Night Of The World, S.V.A, New York City
  • 2013 Night Of The World, Beton7, Athens (cur. by S. Bahtsetzis)
  • 2011 O, Lord!, Beton7, Athens
  • 2009 5 Epoches, Old Arsakion School, Patras
  • 2008 Inside, Hole gallery, Athens
  • Inside, Old Pantopolion, Patras



TWO PERSON SHOWS

  • 2017 This Is Always This, AC Institute, New York City (w. Karen Y. Chan)







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SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

  • 2017 UNIVERSITAS, Matadero, Madrid
  • Removement 2017 ,Kairi Arcade, Athens (cur. by M. Vasariotou)
  • Platforms Project 2017, Athens
  • 2016 Concept: Winter 2016, CICA Museum, South Korea
  • Open Studios, MASS MoCA, North Adams MA
  • OUT-TOPIAS, Benaki Museum, Athens (cur. by Th. Vovolis)
  • Tramontane, Ileana Tounta gallery, Athens (cur. by A. Papazaharias)
  • 2015 Art- Athina Contemporaries: 2015-1976, Athens (cur. by C. Marinos)
  • Kenophobia, CAN Christina Androulidaki gallery, Athens
  • Beauty Is The Method, ACG Gallery, Athens (cur. by S. Bahtsetzis)
  • 2014 Rematerializing Culture, M. Cacoyannis Foundation, Athens
  • Post Vacation Blues, Loggos Old School, Paxos
  • AAF, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York City
  • 2013 Ultimate Laser Summit, Tinguely Museum, Basel
  • The Cabinet, ReMap4, Athens
  • In Case (...) Break Glass, Nordic House, Reykjavik
  • 2012 International Comics Festival, Diplarios School, Athens
  • Month of the Performance, L’ Atelier, Berlin
  • 2010 Attraction of the Opposites, Cucosa, Rotterdam
  • 2008 20 Years Illustration, Art & Design, Wolv’pton (cur. by G. Sampson)
  • 2005 D&AD New Blood, Old Bilingsgate, London


SELECTED COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS & CURATORIAL WORK

  • 2017 The School Of Everything, Documenta14, Kassel (curatorial assistant)
  • Universitas, Trii Art Hub, Athens (curatorial assistant for AthenSYN)
  • 2016 The Box, Worldwide (art direction)
  • ALASKA, Le Quartz Scene Nationale de Brest, France (installation)
  • A Mountain Of Black Stones, Beton7 gallery, Athens (installation)
  • 2015 Monoblock, Vyronas, Athens (performance)
  • 2013 ITHACA24, Centre des Arts de la Rue, Marseille (installation)
  • 2012 Dreams, M. Kakoyannis Foundation, Athens (installation)
  • Crusade, Anglican Church, Patras (installation)
  • 2011 Klytemnistra2, Ancient Castle, Patras (set design)
  • 2010 Siviria, Apollo Theater , Patras (set design)
  • 2009 MUD, Lithografion Theater , Patras (set design)


PUBLICATION

2015 Night Of The World, Mer. Paper Kunsthalle, Ghent (BE)


RESIDENCIES & AWARDS



TEACHING

2012 Guest lecturer at the Graphic Communication Department of the University of Wolverhampton