Maria Papadimitriou was born in Athens in 1957. She is known as an artist for her ability to investigate participatory projects and collective activities that highlight the interconnection between art and social reality.
Maria Papadimitriou was born in Athens in 1957. She is known as an artist for her ability to investigate participatory projects and collective activities that highlight the interconnection between art and social reality. A major part of her work has been developed through collaboration with artists. For 4 years she had a continuous dialogue with Martin Kippenberger, who had put her in charge with the realisation of MOMAS, Syros Island. She is Professor of Art and environment at the Dept. of Architecture, University of Thessaly and she is the founder of T.A.M.A. (Temporary Autonomous Museum for All) 1998. In 2003 she won the DESTE prize for contemporary Greek Art.
Her most recent solo shows include exhibitions at the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens; the Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens; Mercato Coperto, Regio Emillia, Italy; Espacio Uno, Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid and Olivetti Foundation, Rome.
Papadimitriou’s works have been presented in group exhibitions at: Benaki Museum, Athens; DESTE Foundation, Athens; the 4th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki Greece; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark; Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK; 10th Lyon Biennial, Lyon, France; Teseco Foundation, Pisa, Italy; Kunsthaus, Graz, Austria; Bâtiment d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland; Pavilion of Contemporary Art, Milan, Italy and Manifesta 04 Frankfurt, Germany.