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