yorgos maraziotis · artist · yorgosmaraziotis@gmail.com

Yorgos Maraziotis (1984, Athens) holds an MA degree in
Fine Arts from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. He has also studied Silkscreen at the SVA in New York City and Visual Arts at the University of Wolverhampton (UK). His multidisciplinary practice - spanning in sculpture, printmaking, design and archiving - questions contemporary habitation and human relations. Through language and mediums of the plastic arts he explores the social, cultural and architectural identities of public domains and art institutions. His artworks often gain a sensorial narrative and attempt to co-exist strong antithetical notions such as private-public, pleasure-discontent, danger-safety. He is a member of the participatory art-group November and a curatorial member of the art initiative AthenSyn.

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


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2024 Displaced, 12, Antwerp
  • 2023 Hard Desires, Base-Alpha Gallery Antwerp
  • Mythical Truths, Royal Academy Antwerp
  • 2020 Monroe Springs, Base-Alpha Gallery Antwerp
  • 2019 Rush Rash Rush, Nitra Gallery Athens
  • 2015 Still, Santorini Arts Factory, Thira
  • 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
  • 2011 O, Lord!, Beton7 Athens
  • 2009 5 Seasons, Old Arsakion School Patras
  • 2008 Inside, Hole, Athens
  • Inside, Old Pantopolion Patras

COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITIONS

  • 2018 Our Hands Are Forever Dirty, Antwerp, (w. Manuela Vilanova)
  • 2017 This Is Always This, AC Institute New York City (w. Karen Y. Chan)








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GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

  • 2024 Les Fleurs du Mal: Ballroom Project #6, Borgerhub, Antwerp
  • Art-Brussels, Brussels Expo, Brussels
  • LR.RG #5, Deurne
  • 2022 The Cuesta Drive Salon, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles
  • The Grotesque: Ballroom Project #4, BorgerHub, Antwerp
  • Ismael Project, Tinos
  • 2021 Das-Dingenen, CC Zwaneberg, Heist
  • Gardening, Zoumboulakis Contemporary, Athens
  • 2020 Artist Proposal#4, Brasschaat Belgium
  • Birds, Ancient Theater of Epidaurus
  • 2019 Just A Bowl of Cherries, MoMUS, 7th Thessaloniki Biennale, Thessaloniki
  • Homemade Exotica, Freiraum in der Box, Berlin
  • 2018 Currents#6: Good Intentions, MARRES, Maastricht
  • How To Fall With Grace, K-Gold Temporary Gallery, Lesvos
  • Mark Maacken Award 2018, Royal Academy, Antwerp
  • Mass.Matter, Vermont Art Center, Rutland VT
  • 2017 Universitas, Matadero, Madrid
  • Removement 2017, Stoa Kairi, Athens
  • 2016 Concept: Winter 2016, Czong Institute of Contemporary Art, 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, Longos Old School, Paxos
  • 2013 Ultimate Laser Summit, Tinguely Museum, Basel
  • In Case (...) Break Glass, Nordic House, Reykjavik

ARTISTIC RESEARCH

  • 2024-2025 Foundations, Flanders Architecture Institute
  • 2022-2023 Mythical Truths, Royal Academy Antwerp
  • 2022 A Mosaic, New Archeological Museum of Patras
  • 2021 TELL ME, Hellenic Ministry of Culture
  • 2020 Exiting, Municipality of Thessaloniki

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS & RESIDENCIES (SELECTION)

  • 2024 Culture Moves Europe Mobility Grant
  • 2022 Artistic Research Grant from Royal Academy Antwerp
  • 2021 Artistic Research Grant from the Hellenic Ministry of Culture
  • 2020 ARTWORKS Fellowship from Stavros Niarchos Foundation
  • 2018 Nominated for the Mark Maacken Sculpture Award
  • 2016 MASS MoCA Residency, North Adams, USA
  • 2015 Isadora & Reymond Duncan Artistic Residency, Athens

RESEARCH, STAGE-DESIGN & CURATORIAL WORK (SELECTION)

  • 2024 Bread & Charcoal, Attica (research)
  • 2023 Exarchia Square, Dragonas Studio, Athens (research)
  • 2022 Whale, YouCa Theater, Chania Crete (set-design)
  • 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 (installation)
  • 2017 The School Of Everything, Documenta14, Kassel (curatorial)
  • 2016 ALASKA, Le Quartz Scene Nationale de Brest, France (set-design)
  • ALASKA, Onassis Stegi, Athens (set-design)
  • 2014 Moliere: George Dandin, Apollo Theater, Patras (set-design)
  • 2013 ITHACA24, Centre des Arts de la Rue, Marseille (installation)
  • 2012 Crusade, Anglican Church, Patras (installation)

PUBLICATIONS

  • 2024 MYTHICAL TRUTHS, Track Report, Antwerp
  • 2021 TELL ME, The Telos Society Press, Athens
  • 2017 This Is Always This, AC Books, New York City
  • 2015 Night Of The World, MER, Ghent
  • 2008 Inside, Municipality of Patras Editions, Patras

LECTURES, ARTIST TALKS & WORKSHOPS (SELECTION)

  • 2024 Space Mark, ArtBox & Goethe Institut, Thessaloniki
  • 2023 TAXI lecture, Faculty of Design & Architecture, University Antwerp
  • 2022 Philosophy of Art Masterclass, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp
  • 2022 Department of Culture, Creative Industries & Media, University of Thessaly
  • 2021 VID Foundation for Photography, Amsterdam
  • 2020 ARTWORKS Fellows, Athens
  • 2019 Athens School of Fine Arts & Art-Athina, Athens
  • 2018 Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht
  • 2012 Graphic Communication Department, Wolverhampton University

PUBLIC ART COLLECTIONS

  • Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs Belgium
  • National Theatre of Northern Greece
  • Prodea Inv. Athens
  • Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp
  • University Antwerpen (on loan)