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 /  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.



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