Maria Zissopoulou was born in Larissa. She studied Painting at the School of Fine Arts of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, where she graduated with honors from the 2nd workshop under the professors Kyriakos Mortarakos and Dimitris Zouroudes. He has an exclusive collaboration with the Berlin-based Traumraum record label for cover artwork since 2017. From 2018 to 2020 she taught painting at the Free Workshop of the Municipal Gallery of Larissa – G.I. Katsigra Museum. She has participated in group exhibitions in Greece and abroad and has presented her work in two solo exhibitions in Greece. Most recently she participated in the annual exhibition “Rooms 2021” at the Kappatos Art Gallery in Athens (22 January-6 March 2021), presented the project “Color stories” in the courtyard of ” klimax” (22-27 June 2020) and participated with visual action in the music experimentation festival “Flow” in Athens (9-10 July 2020). At the Hatzigiannio Cultural Centre of Larissa, she presented together with Dimitra Economou the art exhibition DIEPAFI (20 – 30 May 2019). In 2019 she also took over the artistic curatorship of art projects in Larissa, while in February 2020 she took part in the annual exhibition of contemporary art “Performance Rooms 2020” at the Kappatos Art Gallery in Athens, where she and Dimitra Economou presented the performance #INTERFACE. Her works belong to the G.G. Voyatzoglou Gallery and other private collections.
Hands Dialogues – photographic installation -from project : “Who am I ? Who I am” 2021
“A man searches for himself and discovers the World. A hymn to individuality. But if one stays there, one is screwed. He knows himself, for there he meets the partial reflection of the World. He reaches the ego to abandon it. He finds the ego in order to dissolve it in the manifold richness of the world and not to put it on a pedestal, as the only entity with self-worth and absolute self-purpose.” Erman Esse.
The “Who am I ? Who I am” project is the test of self-observation through photography and data recording whereby they are transferred into a visual environment and integrated into a different reality. A process of introspection and deconstruction, of how the chaotic surfaces of the ego can bring about an apocalyptic harmony. Formalistic compositions with surrealistic elements and conceptual allusions.
Maria Zissopoulou – MAZi