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Greece at Venice Biennale
2015 - 56th International Art Exhibition
Monday, 02 March 2015 08:01
AGRIMIKÁ. Why Look at Animals?

Maria Papadimitriou's installation, AGRIMIKÁ. Why Look at Animals? is a shop, a vestige of the past that sells animal hides and leather, transferred from the central Greek city of Volos, where it operates. This presentation of the relationship of humans to animals sparks series of concerns ranging from politics and history to economics and traditions, ethics and aesthetics, fear of the foreign and the incomprehensible, and our profound anthropocentrism that allows us to define ourselves as non-wild, different from all other animals.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 May 2015 10:29
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Maria Papadimitriou
Monday, 02 March 2015 08:50

Maria Papadimitriou was born in Athens in 1957. She lives and works in Athens and Volos, Greece. She studied visual arts at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA). In 2003 she won the DESTE prize for contemporary Greek art.

In 2002 she represented Greece for the 25th edition of the São Paulo Biennial with the project T.A.M.A. (Temporary Autonomous Museum for All), an ongoing project still central to her artistic practice. Since 2001 she is teaching visual arts at the Department of Architecture of University of Thessaly in Volos.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 March 2015 10:13
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Gabi Scardi
Monday, 02 March 2015 09:23

Curator

Gabi Scardi is an independent curator and art critic and professor.She investigates contemporary collaborative interdisciplinary methodologies.

Apart from organizing projects and interventions, she has curated exhibitions like: The war which is coming is not the first one, MART Rovereto, 2014; Roma-Sinti-Kale-Manush, Autograph, London 2012; Side Effects, Louisiana Museum, Copenhagen, 2011; Side Effects, Lyon Biennale; Aware: Art Fashion Identity, Royal Academy, London, 2010; Spazio, MAXXI, National Museum of XXI Century, Rome, 2010;

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 06:09
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Alexios Papazacharias
Monday, 02 March 2015 09:26

Deputy Curator

Alexios Papazacharias is a freelance curator and art historian writt based in Athens. His first curatorial was titled Acrobat Reading and took place in 2011. From that day he has curated numerous shows. He has collaborated with artists such as Maria Papadimitriou, Manolis Babousis, Eleni Kamma, Peter Kogler, Frank Bragigand, Eugenia Apostolou, Nana Sachini, Mariella Simoni, Blind Adam, Kostis Velonis, Lena Athanasopoulou, Georgia Sagri, Filippos Tsitsopoulos, Mike Swaney, Maria Polyzoidou, Rallou Panagiotou, Kostas Sahpazis, Antoinetta Angelidi and Constantine Giannaris.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 08:34
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