statement

As an artist I am interested in public and private memory which leads me to the archive using reports and journalistic sources from the media acting sometimes as an “activist” and others as an “ethnographer”, practices that often highlight forms of documentation, narrative and focus that broaden the artistic research. Creating files and documentaries, getting ownership of publicity mechanisms, conducting interviews, statistical studies and online activity are some of the forms of growth and structure of my artistic identity. Statistical surveys, public records, social criticism, surveys of economic and cultural operation marked the beginning of many of my activities, forming my personal view-position in my practice as an active artist and as a professor.

In my visual practice I create large-scale site-specific installations and i experiment with various media in painting, drawing, photography, video, real time video and sound performances and computer interactive installations. My artistic practice examines the relationship between artwork and urban space, the notion of the ephemeral, and the interrelation between spatial movement, material and sound. My work often investigates the personal and social implications of loss, oblivion, history, memory and the subsequent acts of remembrance/memorialization and the relationships between the appetite for life and the frenzy of death.

I’ve been a member of ΠLATFORMES since 2002, a collective of art professionals ranking from visual artists to art theorists, musicians and film makers in Athens. I’ve been the main coordinator of Utopia Project an annual summer residency program for artists who intend to collaborate with experienced artists, theorists and political scientists, that is hosted by ASFA every July since 2006 in the annex of ASFA in Rethymno, Crete, where he performed a series of lectures and seminars about each year’s utopia’s subject.

Recently following H. D. Thoreau’s “Walden; or Life in the Woods” (1854), where he sets a moral question in relation to what is correct and what is violent regarding human intervention, I started working on subjects relating to the human interference in nature. I research alternative communities and economies that challenge the aspects of contemporary society’s view on matters like these and I study philosophical and literature texts such as from theorists and thinkers which offer crucial sources for a visual useful debate.

I’ve taken part in many exhibition projects, solo and group shows in Greece and abroad.