Maria Mavropoulou was born in 1989 and she lives and works in Athens, Greece. Currently she is completing her MFA studies at the Athens School of Fine Arts, from where she got her BA in 2014. She has studied painting and sculpture, although since 2011 her main medium is photography.  Most of her images are not captured but ''created'' by literary creating the objects she is photographing or by altering the original image by photo-manipulation in her own aesthetic. 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 also works as a freelance photographer specializing in architectural and interior photography.  For more information visit



2009-2014     Athens School of Fine Arts

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


selected group exhibitions

2018 /  (upcoming, 03-05 May) Open Studios, Master in Fine Arts, Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece

2018  / (upcoming, April 26th) 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



2018 / 30 Under 30 Women Photographers 2018  by  Artpil & Photo Boite

2016 / Young Greek Photographer APhF2016

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