Maro Michalakakos

Maro Michalakakos was born in Athens (1967), where she lives and works. She studied Fine Arts in France (Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Arts Plastiques Paris-Cergy) and Germany (Hochschule fur Bildende Kunst, Braunschweig). In 2006 she was nominated for the Castellon County Painting Prize in Valencia, Madrid. Her work, enigmatic and multidimensional (sculptural installations, paintings, drawings, relief on velvet and performance), featuring strong social and cultural references, is often “interwoven” with personal and family memories and characterized by a rare refined rawness. She has participated in many solo and group exhibitions in Europe, USA and Turkey, and has repeatedly collaborated with major theater directors and companies for the creation of set installations. Works of hers are featured in several collections, including: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Tate Britain, FNAC – Paris, Istanbul Modern (Istanbul Museum of Modern Art). Maro Michalakakos’s works have been purchased by FNAC (Fonds Nationale d’art Contemporain, France) as well as by various private collectors and Institutions such as the Istanbul Modern. Selected recent shows: Egleismoi, Dromokaiteio Psychiatric Institution (GR, 2022), Dream On, ΝΕΟΝ: Former Public Tobacco Factory (GR, 2022), Pott/Pott, Ethnological Museum of Amfissa, The Symptom Projects (GR, 2022), In Orbit, Kalfayan Galleries (GR, 2021).