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Marina Papadaki

1991 | based in Athens

Marina Papadaki has a BA Degree in Fine Arts from the School of Visual and Applied Arts of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2015) and an MFA Degree in Fine Arts from Luca School of Arts in Brussels (2018). She is the instigator of the Hydroexpress Project which takes place in Kaminia, Piraeus, and the editor of Hydroexpress Project Publication. From 2015, she has participated in exhibitions and artist residences in Greece, Poland, Belgium, and Serbia. In 2019, she took a fellowship from “Artworks – Stavros Niarchos Foundation” and in 2022, at DEI Art Contest, her work "Flux" was chosen as distinguished among others. As an extension of her research, she worked at the Psychiatric Hospital of Attica. Her work has also been presented in conferences about “socially engaged art” at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and House of representatives of Cyprus.


The body of her work examines the notion of domination and space. Through painting and often with in situ installations, she showcases the mechanisms of power that intend for human and environmental exploitation and instrumentalization, as also their overlooked results of manipulation in our contemporary norms of life, such as social injustice and vulnerability. Her research choices emerge from her interest in architecture, medicine, and industrial production, disciplines that timelessly have been tools for power to categorise, classify, and control nature and our instincts.

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