yorgos maraziotis · artist · yorgosmaraziotis@gmail.com

Yorgos Maraziotis (*1984, Athens GR) holds an MA degree in
Visual Arts (Sculpture) from the Royal Academy in Antwerp. He has also studied Silkscreen at the SVA in New York City. He uses various media such as sculpture, painting and language and often works in thematic series. He is a member of the participatory art-group November and also a curatorial member of the art initiative AthenSyn.

His multidisciplinary practice focuses on conceptual processes that translate one visual language to another by using mediums such as dialogue, oral histories and common materials of the plastic arts. He sculpturally intervenes in space and develops intimate participatory situations that question domesticity, contemporary habitation and the contrast between the pragmatic and the fictitious. Viewers of his works become active participants and are asked to think somatically. His artworks often gain a sensorial narrative, explore the ways our bodies relate to their surroundings, and attempt to co-exist strong antithetical notions, such as rawness/fragility, pleasure/ discontent, danger/safety.

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


SOLO SHOWS

  • 2020 Monroe Springs, Base-Alpha Gallery Antwerp
  • 2019 Rush Rash Rush, Nitra Gallery Athens
  • 2015 Still, Santorini Arts Factory, Thira (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 Seasons, Old Arsakion School Patras
  • 2008 Inside, Hole, Athens
  • Inside, Old Pantopolion Patras



ARTISTIC RESEARCH & COLLABORATIVE SHOWS

  • 2021 TELL ME, Municipality of Patras - Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Greece
  • 2020 Βγαίνοντας (Exiting), Municipality of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2017 This Is Always This, AC Institute, New York City (w. Karen Y. Chan)







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SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

  • 2021 #1, Ballroom Gallery, Brussels
  • Gardening, Zoumboulakis Contemporary, Athens
  • 2020 Artist Proposal#4, Brasschaat Belgium
  • 2019 Just A Bowl of Cherries, 7th Thessaloniki Biennale, Thessaloniki
  • Homemade Exotica, Freiraum in der Box, Berlin
  • 2018 Currents#6: Good Intentions, MARRES, Maastricht
  • How To Fall With Grace, Kaloni Lesvos
  • Mark Maacken Award 2018, Royal Academy, Antwerp
  • Mass.Matter, Vermont Art Center, Rutland VT
  • 2017 Unniversitas, Matadero, Madrid
  • 2016 Concept: Winter 2016, CICA Museum, South Korea
  • Open Studios, MASS MoCA, North Adams MA
  • Out-Topias, Benaki Museum, Athens
  • 2015 Art-Athina Contemporaries: 2015-1976, Athens
  • Beauty Is The Method, ACG Gallery, Athens
  • 2014 Rematerializing Culture, M. Cacoyannis Foundation, Athens
  • Post Vacation Blues, Loggos Old School, Paxos
  • 2013 Ultimate Laser Summit, Tinguely Museum, Basel
  • The Cabinet, ReMap4, Athens
  • In Case (...) Break Glass, Nordic House, Reykjavik
  • 2012 Month of the Performance, L' Atelier, Berlin


DANCE, THEATER & CURATORIAL WORK

  • 2021 A Dance As A Dance, Athens Festival, Pireos 260 (set-design)
  • 2020 Transatlantic, ROES Theatre, Athens (set-design)
  • 2018 17 gestures forced uttered, AMP gallery, Athens (space design)
  • 2017 The School Of Everything, Documenta14, Kassel (curatorial)
  • ALASKA, 24th International Dance Festival, Kalamata (set-design)
  • 2016 ALASKA, Le Quartz Scene Nationale de Brest, France (installation)
  • A Mountain Of Black Stones, Beton7 gallery, Athens (installation)
  • 2015 Monoblock, Vyronas, Athens (performance)
  • Stones, Bretagne, France (installation)
  • 2013 ITHACA24, Centre des Arts de la Rue, Port St.Luis (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)


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