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Chioti Thalia

Thalia Chioti ( born in Patras ) lives and works in Athens. She studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts under professor N. Kessanlis (1988-1993). Ιn 1994 she was awarded the Yannis and Zoe Spyropoulos Foundation prize. She also received a fellowship from the State Scholarships Foundation in 1996 and received an MA in digital arts at ASFA in 2011. The early 90s was a turning point for her artistic practice, proceeding to the usage of weaving, knitting and sewing” traditionally seen as women’s work” as her primary mediums and served as an indirect commentary on the “art of gender” and the conceptually matriarchal management of time and memory. She created paradoxical forms of clothing, as well as soft sculpture objects, using loose materials such as yarn, wool, textile and also other non-raw materials such as magnetic audio tapes and bibliographic text pages. Her work includes drawings, photos and video projections.

She has participated in various group shows (selection):”Performances” Art-Athina online (2020), “Noise and Fury” Sarajevo Winter Festival, Academy of Fine Arts (2019), “Lands of Creation” Averoff Art Gallery, Metsovo (2019),”[un]known destinations: reconnection – a second chance” Zarifi residence in Kypseli (2019), “Acropolis at the Bottom” Nikos Kessanlis Hall, Αthens (2018),”The Memory of the Revolution – Contemporary Greek Artists” ASFA, Athens (2018),”Matter as a narrative” CAMP, Athens (2013),”RE-Culture 2″- International Visual Art Festival, Patras (2013),”9 MUSES, I presume? Videocreación”, La Casa Escendida, Μadrid (2004), “The sneeze 80 x 80 < a featured film” Gallery Gazonrouge (2003), “Singer” (solo exhibition) ARTIO Gallery (2003),”Free transit?” Production of the Greek Presidency,Zappeion Hall (2003), “Dialogue” Festival of Merida,  Facultad de Bellas Artes, Madrid (2001), “The artists of G.Spyropoulos Museum” Foundation of the Hellenic World, Athens (2000), Art- Athina 2000 ARTIO Gallery / “Auto-Reverse” (solo exhibition) ARTIO Gallery (1999), “Greek Realities” Kunsthallen Brandts Kleiderfabrik, Odense & Galerie im Marstall, Βerlin ( 1996-7), “42eme Salon de Montrouge” (1997), “Gestures” ( solo ) ARTIO Gallery, Αthens (1996),  “Biennale of Young Artists” Rijeka (1995), “VII Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean”, Lisboa (1994), “II Biennale del Sud” Accademia di Belle Arti di Napoli, Palacio de Velasquez, Μadrid  & Académie royale des Beaux Arts, Brussel (1993).

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