Bio

Maria Mavropoulou was born in 1989 and she lives and works in Athens, Greece. She completed her MFA studies in 2018, at Athens School of Fine Arts, from where she got her BA in 2014. She has studied painting and sculpture, although her main medium is photography. Her work has been presented in numerous exhibitions in Greece and abroad and publicized in multiple magazines.

Since 2014 she is member of the collective of artists Depression Era that inhabit the urban and social landscapes of the crisis in Greece.

Maria Mavropoulou also works as a freelance photographer specializing in architecture and interior photography and she is a contributing photographer for the New York Times.  For more information on her commisioned work visit www.roundcubephoto.com


 CV

education

2016 - 2018    Master in Fine Arts, Athens School of Fine Arts

2009 - 2014   Athens School of Fine Arts


awards

2018 / 30 Under 30 Women Photographers 2018 

2016 / Young Greek Photographer, Athens Photo Festival 2016

2014 / Praise at 7th Biennale of students of Schools of Fine Arts of Greece


selected group exhibitions

( ongoing, April 18 - September 25, 2019 ) Young Greek Photographers 2010-2018, curated by Manolis Moresopoulos, Thessaloniki Museum of Photography.

2019 / For ever more images?, curated by Eduardo Cadava, Yorgos Karailias, Yorgos Prinos, Pasqua Vorgia, Onassis cultural centre, Athens, Greece.

2019 / Anatomy of Political Melancholy ||, curated by Katerina Gregos, Athens Conservatoire, Greece.

2019 / Photography in Crisis, Slought foundation, Philadelphia, USA.

2019 / Graduates 2014-2017, Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece.

2018 / 30 Under 30 Women Photographers 2018, Maison de la Photographie Lille, France.

2018 / Photo-Graphē, Benaki museum Athens, Greece.

2018 / 30 Under 30 Women Photographers 2018, Galerie Claude Samuel, Paris, France.

2018 / Unseen Amsterdam’s CO-OP, curated by Lars Willumeit, Depression Era collective, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2018 /  Degree Show, Master in Fine Arts, Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece.

2018 /  Cosmonauts of Inner Space, National Observatory of Athens, curated by Spyros Verykios, Athens, Greece.

2018 / Open Studios, Master in Fine Arts, Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece.  (exhibition catalogue)

2018  /  Athens Photo Scratch, curated by Elena Kollatou & Leonidas Toumpanos, Vrissaki art Space, Athens, Greece.

2018 /  Young Art Historians propose Young Artists, Trii Art Hub, Athens, Greece.

 

2017 / "The Vision of Saint Void",  Depo Darm Gallery, curated by Kiriakos Spirou, Athens, Greece.

2017 / "The Decline of Heroes", ''The Tourists'' campaign by Depression Era, Culturescapes festival, curated by Kateryna Botanova, Antikenmuseum Basel, Switzerland.

2017 /  "Local Stories",  DL gallery, curated by Nina Kassianou, Athens, Greece.

2017 /  ”Taking Roots”, 58th International Film Festival of Thessaloniki, curated by Orestis Andreadakis, Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, (Former Army Warehouse), Thessaloniki, Greece.

2017 / "Make Yourselves at Home", public space campaign by Depression Era,  Athens, Greece.

2017 /  ''Found & Lost'', group show curated by Void, Float gallery, Athens, Greece.

2017 / "Open Studios", Master in Fine Arts,  Athens School of Fine Arts, part of Documenta 14 inauguration program, Athens, Greece.

2017 / "And the Work of Our Hands", the ArtWall, curated by Kiriakos Spirou, Athens, Greece.

2017 / "Whitelight showcase", SHED London, curated by Ellie Tsatsou & Gelly Siganou, London, U.K.

 

2016 / "Young Greek Photographers",  Athens Photo Festival, curated by Manolis Moresopoulos, Benaki museum, Athens, Greece.

2016 / "A Process 2.0", Krakow Photomonth, curated by Der Greif, Krakow, Poland.

2016 / "Back to Athens",  curated by Maria Xypolopoulou, multiple venues at Exarchia, Athens, Greece.

 

2015 / "Athens Biennale 5to6", curated by Xenia Kalpaktsoglou & Poka-Yio, Bageion hotel, Athens, Greece.

2015 / "5th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art", Depression Era, curated by Katerina Gregos, Thessaloniki, Greece.

2015 / "Give a gift", curated by Nina Kassianou, Eikastikos Kiklos, Athens, Greece.

 

2014 / "Depression Era project", Benaki museum, Athens, Greece.

2014 / "Depression Era project",  Mois de la photo, Central Dupon, Paris, France.

2014 / "Depression Era project" European Month of Photography, Fotóhónap, Budapest, Hungary.

2014 / "Depression Era project", Fotoistabul, Istanbul, Turkey.

2014 / "Studios", curated by Christina Dilari, Yalena Kleidara, Iphigeneia Papamikroulea, metamatic : taf, Athens, Greece.

2014 / "Wear and Tear(?)",  curated by Vana Verroiopoulou, metamatic : taf, Athens, Greece.

2014 / "Biennale of Schools of Fine Arts of Greece", B & M Theocharakis foundation, Athens, Greece