Biography

The visual artist Maria Stamati

 

Maria Stamati is a visual artist and poet. She was born in Amfilochia and she lives in Athens.

She studied privately next to Ryne Bergström (professor at the Gothenburg School of Fine Arts). She also apprenticed at Michalis Veloudios’ art studio and, for a short time, at Costas Niarchos’ atelier.

Her works are to be found in collections in Greece and abroad. She has created covers for many books. Her essays and texts on art have been published in various cultural and literary magazines.

Six poetry collections of hers have been published.

Her works are included in art publications outside of Greece and her poems in many contemporary anthologies.

She has received 6 awards for her work.

She is a member of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece, the National Society of Greek Authors and the Union of Etoloakarnanian Authors.

  1. 2022 (October – November) «PARADOXA / Act and individual starting point 2», curated by Anna Isopo and Martina Scavone, CROCETTI Museum, Rome, Italy
  2. 2022 (September – October) «Act and individual starting point 1», curated by Anna Isopo and Martina Scavone, Palazzo Pisani Revedin, Venice, Italy
  3. 2022 (September) «Art Athina 2022», Zappeion Mansion, Athens
  4. 2022 (March) «Assumption of Responsibility», Fondazione Luciana Matalon, Milan, Italy
  5. 2022 (January – February) «Present with Perspective of the Future», Diocesan Museum “Francesco Gonzaga”, Mantua, Italy
  6. 2021 (November) «Change in Completeness», Hellenic Foundation for Culture, 18th Thessaloniki Book Fair (18th TBF)
  7. 2021 (September) «When Phenomena could become Events», Hotel Arrahona de Sabadell, organized by Tandem Art, Barcelona, Spain
  8. 2021 (March) «Contemporary Elements», Arte Borgo Gallery, Rome, Italy
  9. 2019 (February – March) «With multifaceted shading», IANOS, Athens
  10. 2018 (May) «End of Thread, End of Meaning», Italian Cultural Institute of Athens
  11. 2016 (July) «Traces», Margari Gallery, Amfilochia
  12. 2015 «Wishes», Bookstore Euripidis, Chalandri
  13. 2014 «Here in the South…», TITANIUM YIAYIANNOS GALLERY, Athens
  14. 2012 «In the Middle of Night, In the Middle of Day», TITANIUM YIAYIANNOS GALLERY, Athens
  15. 2011 (April – May) «Art by Geneve», Switzerland Fair
  16. 2008 «Complex, Adjacent, Unique», TITANIUM YIAYIANNOS GALLERY, Athens
  17. 2005 art gallery EURYDIKI, Volos
  18. 2004 «All That Remains», AENAON GALLERY, Athens
  19. 2002 «30 Works Out of the Museum», AENAON GALLERY, Athens
  20. 2000 «COSMOS», ELEMENTS Gallery, Athens
  21. 2000 AETOPOULIO (curated by Christos Konstantopoulos)
  22. 2000 ERT – GALLERY ON LINE
  23. 1999 «Cosmogony», AENAON GALLERY, Athens
  24. 1997 «Cellular Memory», Poznan Congress Center, Poland
  25. 1996 «1994-1996», private coaching school THEMELIO, Athens
  26. 1996 «12 Women», THOLOS Gallery, Athens
  27. 1996 «Winds», Bouziani Hall Hall, Athens
  28. 1994 Old town hall of Chalandri, Athens
  1. 2022 (December) «Weaving the Future VI», curated by Efi Michalarou, Municipality of Salamina Folk Art and History Museum, Greece
  2. 2022 (November) «Unforgotten Homelands: Symbols and Memories», Remezzo Art Center, Kalamaria, Thessaloniki
  3. 2022 (October) «PLATFORMS PROJECT 2021», curated by Louiza Karapidaki, Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens
  4. 2022 (September – December) International exhibition by MAMAG Modern Art Museum at the Villa am Kaiserweg, Persenbeug, Austria
  5. 2022 (August) «Aegean Blue», curated by Georgia Trouli, Oasis Gallery, Bodrum, Istanbul, Turkey
  6. 2022 (August) «Weaving the Future V», curated by Efi Michalarou, Old Municipal Market of Hydra, Greece
  7. 2022 (June – October) «HUMAN RIGHTS? @WORK», international exhibition of AIAPI – UNESCO, curated by Roberto Ronca, at the Opera Campana dei Caduti, Rovereto, Italy
  8. 2022 (July) «Future-Nature», curated by Efi Michalarou, Isternia, Tinos
  9. 2022 (June – July) «Back to Athens 9», curated by Efi Michalarou, Isaiah Mansion, Athens
  10. 2022 (June) «Capsule Art Collection», curated by Monica Ferrarini, Gangemi Editore, Rome, Italy
  11. 2022 (June) «Ink on Paper 3», curated by Paris Capralos, Myró Gallery, Thessaloniki
  12. 2022 (May – June) «Sublimina», curated by Anna Isopo, Museo Diocesano San Matteo, Salerno, Italy
  13. 2022 (May) «Personal Data», curated by Georgia Trouli, at Myró Gallery, Thessaloniki
  14. 2022 (April) «The SKG Bazaart», Myró Gallery, Thessaloniki
  15. 2022 (March – November) «Art between thoughts and spontaneity», PAKS Gallery, Munich, Germany
  16. 2022 (March) «Weaving the Future IV», curated by Efi Michalarou, Maison de la Grèce, Paris, France
  17. 2022 (February – March) «Tatavla», Greek Primary School in Tatavla, Istanbul, Turkey
  18. 2022 (January – March) «New Contemporary. The Unique World», PAKS Gallery, Vienna, Austria
  19. 2022 (January – February) «State of the Art», Galleria La Pigna at the Palazzo Maffei Marescotti, Rome, Italy
  20. 2021-2022 (December 2021 – January 2022) «Exposición colectiva de Navidad», Hotel Arrahona de Sabadell, organized by Tandem Art, Barcelona, Spain
  21. 2021-2022 (December 2021 – January 2022) «Natale in Arte 2021», Galleria Spazio Porpora, Milan, Italy
  22. 2021 (November) «I Segnalati», international exhibition curated by Salvatore Russo, at Pinter Art Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
  23. 2021 (November) «New Normal», Chili Art Gallery, curated by Paris Capralos, organized by ARTgrID, Thiseio, Athens
  24. 2021 (November) «Art Athina 2021», ART ZONE 42 Gallery, Athens
  25. 2021 (October – November) «New Visions», Hotel Arrahona de Sabadell, organized by Tandem Art, Barcelona, Spain
  26. 2021 (October) «PLATFORMS PROJECT 2021» (Platforms 48 & 23), Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens
  27. 2021 (September – …) «Discovery of Urban Sites», ad – Arte in Dimora, from September 18 on
  28. 2021 (September – October) «I was a child in ’21», Bouziani Museum, under the auspices of the Committee “Greece 2021”, Athens
  29. 2021 (September – October) «Lifeline», Biblioteca Angelica, Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy
  30. 2021 (September) «Before the Kingfisher Days are Over», Chili Art Gallery, Thiseio, Athens
  31. 2021 (September) «Lisbona Contemporanea», Atelier Natália Gromicho Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
  32. 2021 (August – October) «Meet our spirit», The Royal Blue Resort and Spa, Panormos, Crete
  33. 2021 (August – September) «Crete in recent years», The Royal Senses Hotel, Rethymnon, Crete
  34. 2021 (August – September) «BORDERS | FUTURE LANDSCAPES», Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello, Venice, Italy
  35. 2021 (August) «Ink on Paper 2», The Attic Gallery, Corfu
  36. 2021 (July) «Infinity Art», Sala Prado, Ateneo de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  37. 2021 (July) «Saló d’ estiu», Hotel Arrahona de Sabadell, organized by Tandem Art, Barcelona, Spain
  38. 2021 (June – October) «HUMAN RIGHTS? @WORK», international exhibition of AIAPI – UNESCO, curated by Roberto Ronca, at the Opera Campana dei Caduti, Rovereto, Italy
  39. 2021 (June – October) «Explore your senses», The Royal Senses Hotel, Rethymnon, Crete
  40. 2021 (June – July) «Go with the Flow», Medina Gallery, Rome, Italy
  41. 2021 (June – July) «I was a child in ’21», European Cultural Center of Delphi, under the auspices of the Committee “Greece 2021”, Delphi
  42. 2021 (June – July) «Dialogue Among the Antitheses», CROCETTI Museum, Rome, Italy
  43. 2021 (June) «In Contemporanea Arte tra Sperimentazione e Ricerca», Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Department of Culture and Education, international exhibition curated by Anna Issopo, Rome, Italy
  44. 2021 (June) «BARCELONA CONTEMPORARY 2021», Valid World Hall Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
  45. 2021 (May – June) «PLATFORMS PROJECT NET 2021»
  46. 2021 (May – June) «VENICE International ART FAIR 2021», Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello, Venice, Italy
  47. 2021 (May) «Ink on Paper», Chili Art Gallery, Thiseio, Athens
  48. 2021 (May) «Trame Contemporanee» (Contemporary Plots), Palazzo della Cancelleria Vaticana, Vatican, Rome, Italy
  49. 2021 (April – May) «Canvas | Mixing Identities», THE LINE Gallery, London, UK
  50. 2021 (April) «Daydreaming», Galleria Ess&rrE, Lido di Ostia, Rome, Italy
  51. 2021 (April) «PLATFORMS PROJECT NET 2021 Teaser»
  52. 2021 (March) «THE BODY LANGUAGE – ITSLIQUID International Art Exhibition 2021», THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, St. Mark’s Square, Venice, Italy
  53. 2021 (February) «Something Beautiful», Galleria La Pigna, Palazzo Maffei Marescotti, Rome, Italy
  54. 2021 (February) «CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2021», THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, St. Mark’s Square, Venice, Italy
  55. 2021 (January – April) «ARTBOX.PROJECT World 1.0», ARTBOX Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
  56. 2021 (January – February) «La obra y su autor – International Abstract Exhibition II», Hotel Arrahona de Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain
  57. 2020 (October) «No Instructions For Use», Palazzo della Cancelleria Vaticana, Vatican, Rome, Italy
  58. 2020 (October) «Human Perceptions», coGalleries, Berlin, Germany
  59. 2020 (September – November) «I Can’t Breathe», on the website of EETE
  60. 2020 (September) «Chromatic Harmonies», CROCETTI Museum, Rome, Italy
  61. 2020 (September) «GENESIS», BELLINI Museum, Florence, Italy
  62. 2020 (August – October) «HUMAN RIGHTS? #THE FUTURE’S SHAPE | WOMEN CAN SAVE THE WORLD», international exhibition of AIAPI – UNESCO, curated by Roberto Ronca, at the Opera Campana dei Caduti, Rovereto, Italy
  63. 2020 (August – October) «Summerize», The Royal Blue Resort, Rethymnon, Crete
  64. 2020 (August – September) «Element – Environment – Energy», Industrial Museum D. Nomikos, Santorini
  65. 2020 (July) «Summer is Art», Arte Borgo Gallery, Rome, Italy
  66. 2020 (July) «What will the world say?», Art Revisited Collective (ARC), Myrό Gallery, Thessaloniki
  67. 2020 (June – August) «Greece: “Field of War” or Sea of Peace», on the website of EETE
  68. 2020 (June – August) «We Stay Strong», on the website of EETE (Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece)
  69. 2020 (June – July) «Pitch and Feathers», Greek-French Association, Kolonaki, Athens
  70. 2020 (June – July) «S(tr)ay a little payer for me», Tsichritzis Foundation for Fine Arts, Kifissia
  71. 2020 (May) «PLATFORMS PROJECT NET 2020» (Platforms 52 & 26)
  72. 2020 (February – March) TRINIT art, Prato, Tuscany, Italy
  73. 2020 (February) Parallax Art Fair, Kensington Town Hall, London, UK
  74. 2020 (February) «Love @ first sight», Blank Wall Gallery, Athens
  75. 2020 (January – February) «20/20 High Vision», ART ZONE 42 Gallery, Athens
  76. 2019-2020 (December 2019 – January 2020) 3rd ArtExpo «Opportunity4all», Govedarou Art Gallery, Thessaloniki
  77. 2019 (December) «Little Paris (Koukaki) – Untouched by Time», TRII ART HUB Gallery, Athens
  78. 2019 (December) «Representation and Subtraction: Selective Affinities», ArteVisione, Athens
  79. 2019 (December) «Feelings without Place», Myró Gallery, Thessaloniki
  80. 2019 (November) «Exposing Violence», Tsichritzis Foundation for Fine Arts, Kifissia
  81. 2019 (October – November) «Artists like cats, Soldiers like dogs», ART ZONE 42 Gallery, Athens
  82. 2019 (October) «Exhibition of applications of the visual arts, part A», Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece, MELINA Cultural Center, Athens
  83. 2019 (September – December) «HUMAN RIGHTS? #CLIMA», international exhibition of AIAPI – UNESCO, curated by Roberto Ronca, at the Opera Campana dei Caduti, Rovereto, Italy
  84. 2019 (September – October) «Sin as a Portait», Chili Art Gallery, Athens
  85. 2019 (July) «Dream Big Too», ART ZONE 42 Gallery, Athens
  86. 2019 (June) «La Vie En Rose», Piraeus Bank Conference Center, Thessaloniki
  87. 2019 (May) «PLATFORMS PROJECT 2019», Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens
  88. 2019 (May) «8th DESIGN FOR LIFE», Italian Cultural Institute of Athens
  89. 2018-2019 (December 2018 – January 2019) «Three Generations of Greek Painting-Engraving-Sculpture, 2nd cycle», Collection of Contemporary Art of Ch. & S. Moschandreou, Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, Athens
  90. 2018 (November) «Black in white: The book in art» at the PIOP Historical Archive (Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation), in the context of the celebration Athens 2018 – World Book Capital
  91. 2018 (September – October) Project 2 Team, «The Book as an Artform – Contemporary Artists’ Books 2», Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens
  92. 2018 (March) «Three Generations of Greek Painting-Engraving-Sculpture, 2nd cycle», Collection of Contemporary Art of Ch. & S. Moschandreou, Agrinio
  93. 2017 (October) «6th DESIGN FOR LIFE», Italian Cultural Institute of Athens
  94. 2016 (October) «5th DESIGN FOR LIFE», Italian Cultural Institute of Athens
  95. 2016 (September) «Contemporary Artists’ Books», Gallery MANIFACTURA
  96. 2015 (December) Greek Committee for International Détente and Peace, MELINA Cultural Center, Athens
  97. 2014 «Ships», TITANIUM YIAYIANNOS GALLERY, Athens
  98. 2014 «Art goes to… Islands – Papagalos Hydra», curated by Efi Michalarou
  99. 2014 «Landscape in Thunderstorm – A tribute to El Greco», TITANIUM YIAYIANNOS GALLERY, Athens, 25/6/2014 – 19/7/2014
  100. 2013 «Summer Ascent», 2013 TITANIUM YIAYIANNOS GALLERY, Athens
  101. 2013 (summer) Santorini ART SPACE
  102. 2012 (September) «Open workshop», AENAON GALLERY, Athens
  103. 2012 (April – October) «Santorini I Dreamed», ART SPACE – Santorini
  104. 2011 (January) «With One Drachma In Art», TITANIUM YIAYIANNOS GALLERY, Athens
  105. 2010 (November) «We walk with lyrics and colours», exhibition on Greek-Japanese Friendship, Cultural Center of Athens, Akadimias 50
  106. 2010 (October) «Open Workshop – Nikos Kavvadias», AENAON GALLERY, Athens
  107. 2009-2010 «THE HUMAN FORM IN ART», with EETE, Technopolis, Athens
  108. 2009 (December) «Bearing Gifts», AENAON GALLERY, Athens
  109. 2009 (February) «Open Workshop», AENAON GALLERY, Athens
  110. 2008 (September) «Visual artists exhibit for peace», Parko Eleftherias «Arts Center»
  111. 2008 (February) «Open Workshop II», AENAON GALLERY, Athens
  112. 2007 (February) «19 years», AENAON GALLERY, Athens
  113. 2006-2007 «Bearing Art Gifts», AENAON GALLERY, Athens
  114. 2006 «Open Workshop», AENAON GALLERY, Athens
  115. 2005 «Visual Panorama», AENAON GALLERY – LAVRIO
  116. 2005 «3rd ART FESTIVAL», OMMA-NEORIA-CHANIA gallery
  117. 2005 «26+4=30», AENAON GALLERY, Athens
  118. 2004 ART TOWER gallery, Athens
  119. 2004 «…and all the best», AENAON GALLERY, Athens
  120. 2003 ART SPACE gallery, Santorini
  121. 2002 «Media and Spectacle», Old slaughterhouses, Patras
  122. 2002 «Exhibition of young artists», EETE, Technopolis, Athens
  123. 2001 Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki
  124. 2001 «Month of Visual Arts 2001», EETE, Technopolis, Athens
  125. 2001 Group exhibition of collaborators, ELEMENTS gallery, Vembo theater, Voula
  126. 2001 Group exhibition of collaborators, ELEMENTS gallery, Kamena Vourla
  127. 2001 «Summer Ascent», TITANIUM YIAYIANNOS GALLERY, Athens
  128. 2001 Cultural center, Amfilochia
  129. 2001 Group exhibition of collaborators, ELEMENTS gallery, Athens
  130. 2001 «Visual Panorama», AENAON GALLERY, Athens
  131. 2001 With the Group THEASIS, Old Hospital of Patras
  132. 2000 Group exhibition of collaborators, ELEMENTS gallery
  133. 2000 «The child in visual arts», Patras – Amaliada – Pyrgos, organized by the National Gallery
  134. 2000 Group exhibition of collaborators, ELEMENTS gallery
  135. 2000 «Visual Panorama», AENAON GALLERY, Athens
  136. 2000 «Face to Face», Istanbul (17 Greek and 17 Turkish visual artists)
  137. 2000 CHRYSOTHEMIS Gallery
  138. 1998 «Visual artists exhibit for peace», with EETE at M.Mercouri Cultural Centre
  139. 1997 Cultural Center of Melissia, Athens
  140. 1996 Cultural center, Evritania
  141. 1995 «MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE», Nicosia, Cyprus
  142. 1995 «Creators of Aitoloakarnania», Nafpaktos
  • 2020 «Artist of the Month – December 2020» by the international organization ITSLIQUID
  • 2018 Honorary Distinction in the «7th DESIGN FOR LIFE»
  • 2005 Praise «1st Thessaloniki Poetry Festival»
  • 2003 «Literature and Arts Award 2003», «Award of 10»
  • 1997 Honorary praise of «Periplanitis» magazine
  • 1979 Panhellenic student poetry competition, University of Athens

  • 2022 «Capsule Art Collection», Gangemi Publications, Curator Monica Ferrarini
  • 2021 «Artists of Today and Tomorrow», Gangemi Publications, Curator Monica Ferrarini
  • 2021 «Segnalati Budapest 2021», Curator Salvatore Russo
  • 2017 Encyclopedia of Modern Greek Literature Harry Patsis
  • 2003 launch of the poetic work at ANNUS ANBARUTHENICUS BELARUS
  • 2002 6th poetry symposium, launch by Dimitris Kranis
  • 1998 2nd poetry symposium, launch by Dinos Taxiarchis
  • 1997 (November) Participation in an international poetry symposium, Poland
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