yorgos maraziotis · artist · yorgosmaraziotis@gmail.com

Born in 1984, in Athens (GR), Yorgos Maraziotis holds an MA degree in
Visual Arts (Sculpture) from the Royal Academy in Antwerp. 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, installation, prints and publications and often works in contextualised thematic series. Since 2008 he is a member of the participatory art-group November.

His interdisciplinary practice focuses on conceptual processes that recover historical visual identities, propose a study on the concepts of trace and memory, and explore the contrast between the pragmatic and the fictitious. Through his discipline he tends to architecturally intervene in space, constructing intimate participatory settings that breed tension towards their viewers and make them wonder at their role. Furthermore he questions the politics of space, the notion of habitation and the concept of domesticity in today’s pop culture. His artworks often gain a gestural narrative and attempt to co-exist antithetical notions such as pleasure/discontent, power/weakness, danger/safety.

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


SOLO SHOWS

  • 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



COLLABORATIVE SHOWS

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







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SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

  • 2019 Just A Bowl of Cherries, 7th Thessaloniki Biennale, Thessaloniki
  • Homemade Exotica, Freiraum in der Box, Berlin
  • Banjobella, Antwerp Art 2019, Souterrain Antwerp
  • 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
  • Platforms Project 2017, Athens
  • 2016 Concept: Winter 2016, CICA Museum, South Korea
  • Open Studios, MASS MoCA, North Adams MA
  • Out-Topias, Benaki Museum, Athens
  • Tramontane, Ileana Tounta gallery, Athens
  • 2015 Art-Athina Contemporaries: 2015-1976, Athens
  • Kenophobia, CAN Christina Androulidaki gallery, 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
  • 2005 D&AD New Blood, Old Bilingsgate, London


SELECTED COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS, SET-DESIGNS & CURATORIAL WORK

  • 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)
  • Manual Solos, Porta Theatre, Athens (space installation)
  • 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)
  • 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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