ex Associate Professor with scientific field: “Formative Artistic Act with emphasis on Video Art”.
Personal website: http://www.mariannestrapatsakis.gr/
Founding member of the Audiovisual Arts Department, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece (2004). Head of the Department of Audio and Visual Arts of the Ionian University (2012-2014).
Marianne Strapatsakis was born in Athens. She began her studies at the Technological Institute of Athens, having a scholarship from the T.I.A. In 1969, having a scholarship from the Academy of Athens for five years, she continued her studies in Paris, at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA), in the department of Painting and Design. At the same time, she studied History of Art at the École du Louvre and Plastic Arts of the University of Paris I, in Sorbonne. She also participated in seminars organiged by Professors Roland Barthes, Rene Huyghe, Paul Lemerle, Michel Foucault, at the College de France.
Since 1973, she has begun her artistic career with distinction “Mention d’ Honneur” in the 9eme Prix de la Cote d’Azur exhibition. In 1984, she became involved in the movement of Video Art by being one of the pioneers of Video Art in Greece. Since then, her artistic work has been characterized by the combination of classic art media (painting, sculpture, drawing) with new media (video, interactive systems,sensors, etc.) presenting Video-installations and Audiovisual projects. During the course of her artistic career, she has presented forty-two solo exhibitions in Greece, France, England, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Chile and she has also participated in sixty-five group exhibitions in Greece, France, Germany, Holland, Spain and England.
Being the inspiring and one of the founding member of the Department of Audio and Visual Arts of the Ionian University in 2004, she served as President of the Department, and she retired in 2014. She is also one of the founding members both of the Interactive Arts Lab (InArts Lab) and the Postgraduate Program entitled “Audiovisual Arts in the Digital Age”. She had served as organizer for the annual Audiovisual Arts Festival of the Department from 2006 until 2014. In 2005, she was guest professor at the Athens School of Fine Arts.
Her work is presented in all art encyclopedias, 170 articles in newspapers and magazines, television and radio broadcasts with focus on art, as well as in festivals in Greece and abroad. She has been honored for her visual interventions at Banks and Railway Stations in Athens. She has participated as a member in numerous visual arts jury committee. From 1980 to 2010, she had been served as Artistic Director for the magazine Archeology and Arts of Lambrakis Press and as collaborator of the Lambrakis Research Foundation (LRF). She has participated in conference and festivals on Art – Technology – Education.
In 2016, she was awarded with the Prize for the Art of New Media from the Group “EXALIPTRON” for arts, literature, culture and sciences, in Piraeus.
In 2018, she received an honorary plaque from the University of Crete, in Rethymno, for her contribution to Art and Education. Her works appertain in Greece: at the Ministry of Culture, the National Gallery of Contemporary Art, the National Museum of Modern Art, the Goulandris Museum of Contemporary Art, Municipal Art Gallery of Rhodes, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, the Municipality of Rhobes, the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Byzantine Culture of Thessaloniki, the Art Gallery of Viannos, the Syros Gallery, the Charis Antoniou collection, the Pericles Sahini collection, the K.Fix collection in Austria, the T.Karavia collection in New York, and in private collections in Greece, France, Germany, Switzerland and the United States.
Personal website: http://www.mariannestrapatsakis.gr/
Selection of Individual Exhibitions
2017 Megaron Athens Concert Hall, entrance of new building, projection mapping “Window to the Universe” in collaboration with Stefanos Papadas in montage and Giorgos Stylianou in sound.
2014 Solo exhibition of the video installation “The Phantasms of the Mediterranean or The Reflections of the Past” at the Kara Musa Pasha Mosque in Rethymno (04/06/2014-25/09/2014)
2014 Solo exhibition of the three-channel installation “Invisible Places-The Vast White” at the Ionian Parliament in Corfu (05/11/2014-05/12/2014).
2013 She is invited by the International Festival “Instants Video” to represent Greece in the“50 years of Video Art” dedication, with her installation “Invisible Places-The Vast White”. Marseilles Cultural Capital of Europe.
2012 Solo exhibition of the video installation «The Phantasms of the Mediterranean or the Reflections of the Past», in the National Archaeological Museum in the context of the celebrations for the International Museum Day.
2011 Solo exhibition in National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, with the three-channel installation “Invisible Places-The Vast White”(Music by Andreas Mniestris), Athens.
2011 Solo exhibition of the three-channels installation “Invisible Places-The Vast White”, in the Museum of Greek Art in Rhodes.
2010 Solo exhibition of the Trilogy “Birth-Life-Death”, in the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete. Rethymno.
2009 Solo exhibition in “Apollonia” European Art Exchanges Center, with the Trilogy “Birth-Life-Death”. Video installations. Music by Andreas Mniestris. Strasbourg. France.
2004 Solo exhibition in the Numismatic Museum of Athens. Video installation. Music by Haris Xanthoudakis.
2000 Byzantine Museum of Thessaloniki. Polytheama. Music by Haris Xanthoudakis and Andreas Mniestris, Thessaloniki.
1999 International Festival of Patras. Video-installation, Steel and oil pastel works. Patras.
1998 Paradise Baths, "BYZANTIUM", Video installation. Thessaloniki
1998 EXPO ”98, Video Installation. Kiosk of the European Council in Lisbon, Portugal.
1997 “Medusa Art Gallery”. Video-installation, paintings on steel, oil pastel drawings. Music by Haris Xanthoudakis. Athens.
1997 “Greek Cultural Institute”. Video Installation. Berlin. Germany.
1997 “La Grèce à Canèt en Roussillon”. Video Installation, Le Canèt, France.
1995 “BYZANTIUM” multimedia art work, Museum of Modern Art of Santiago in Chile.
1994 “BYZANTIUM” multimedia art work, Old Fortress of Corfu for the Presidency of Greece at the European Council. Music Dimitris Plazomitis.
1993 “Auberge de France”. Video-installation-Sculpture. Music by Michalis Xristodoulidis, Rhodes.
1990 “Medusa Art Gallery”. Paintings on steel, oil pastel drawings. Athens.
1990 French Institute of Athens. Video-installation. Athens.
1990 French Institute of Thessaloniki. Video-installation. Thessaloniki.
1990 Municipal Gallery of Rhodes. Bastion of St. Georgiou. Videoinstallation.Rhodes.
1990 Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporaine. Videoinstallation. Nice. France.
1989 10th International Video Festival. Video-installation. Music Ermeline Le Mezo. Montpellier. France.
1989 Cave Dumière. Video-installation. Guebwiller. France.
1985 Goethe Institute of Athens, "PRAXIS 85" festival, Video-Installation, live music of Thanasis Zlatanos. Athens
1984 Invited to present work at the Friedrich Nauman Foundation, Berlin.
Selection of Group Exhibitions
2018 Shell / Politics of Being, Video Installation “The Fear”, mixed techniques sketches, curated by Kostas Prapoglou, Athens.
2017 The Age of Space, electrical and electronic art in Greece 1957 – 1989, curated by Thanasis Moutsopoulos, Romance, Athens.
2016 Whispers, Video Art, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki.
2016 GENI LOCI: Greek art from 1930 to today, the three-channels installation “Invisible Places-The Vast White”, Manege Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
2015 Participated with three paintings made of stainless sheet metal and a video with duration 7’, inspired by Byzantium in the exhibition Myths, memories and mysteries: how artists respond to the past, paintings and Video Art. Center de Chirico, Volos.
2015 Myths, memories and mysteries: how artists respond to the past, paintings and video art. Municipal Art Gallery of Larissa – G.I. Katsigras Museum.
2015 WHISPERS, Video art, Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, Rethymnon.
2014 Participated with three paintings made of stainless sheet metal and a video with duration 7’, inspired by by Byzantium in the exhibition Myths, memories and mysteries: how artists respond to the past, in England at Bede’s World Museum, Church Bank , Jarrow (17/03/2014- 17/06/2014), Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cambridge (01/07/2014-23/10/2014).
2013 Participated with three paintings made of stainless sheet metal and a video with duration 7’, inspired by by Byzantium in the exhibition Myths, memories and mysteries: how artists respond to the past, in England at the Scottish Historic Building Trust, Edinburgh (07/11/2013- 31/01/2014).
2011 Participated in the Ladies Shooting exhibition, with the videoinstallation “The Phantasms of the Mediterranean or The Reflections of the Past”, in the honorary exhibition to four women’s landmark in Greek Art in the last thirty years. Center of Arts - Freedom Park, curated by Anna Hatziyiannaki. Athens.
2011 Participated in the group exhibition of four artists, Transplastic Fields with the video installation "Egg’s praises", in the field of visual arts, "Choros18", Thessaloniki.
2006 “Egg’s praises” video installation. Medusa Art Gallery, curated by Maria Maragou. Athens.
2005 “Pariou Fotos antidoron’, European Council, Brussels, Belgium.
2003 OIKAΔE, Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete. Rethymno.
1999 “Greek Horizons”, London Institut Gallery, London, England. Video-installation.
1999 “Greek Horizons”, University of Kingston, Kingston, England. Video-installation.
1999 3η ESTET, 40ο Internationale Festival of Thessaloniki. Video-installation.
1998 “Greek Horizons”, York City Art Gallery. England. Video-installation.
1998 “Greek Horizons”. Tullie House City Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle, Αγγλία.
1997 Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete. Rethymno. Video-installation.
1994 Roma-Europa. Rome, Italia. Video-installation.
1993 Panorama Europeo del Videoarte, Madrid. Spain.
1992 «Transformation of the Modern» National Gallery of Athens. Video-installation.
1992 “Evrometriki”, Evgenidion Institution, Κ.Ε.Τ.Ε Video-installation.
1990 1st International meeting of Video Festival. Athens.
1990 2nd Biennale of Instanbul, Video Intsallation. Turkey.
1989 Contemporary Art Center of Ileana Tounta. Athens.
1989 Panorama of Contemporary Greek Art, Art and Technology. Kalamata.
1989 4th International festival of Patras, Art and Technology.
1989 Video Art Festival, Basilic of St. Marcos. Heraklion.
1988 European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck, Germany.
1988 “17+1”, National Gallery of Athens- Medusa Art Gallery. Athens.
1987 28th International Cinema and video festival. Thessaloniki.
1987 «Art and environment». Heraklion. Video-installation.
1986 Gallery F. Document. Video Art. Athens.
1986 Studio Videograph. Video Art. Thessaloniki.
1986 «Vafopoulio Institution», Video Art. Thessaloniki.
1984 « Morphological analysis-accumulations» French Institute of Athens.
1984 “ART-FAIR 84”. Ahtens.
1979 “Feminie dialogue 1979” UNESCO. Paintings. Paris, France.
1976 Cinc artistes à la Cité Internationale des Arts. Paris, France.
1973 «9eme Prix de peinture de la Cote d’Azur», (nominated Mention d’Honneur)
1973 Invited artist in «Cite International des Arts», Paris.
1973 Exposition du groupe de l’Atelier de Pierre Matthey. Paris, Γαλλία.
1973 Salon International Paris-Sud. Paris, Γαλλία.
1971 Salon des artistes Français. Paris, Γαλλία.
Other Creative Work
2019 Guest Speaker at the 5th Summer School “ICT and Creativity in Modern School”, Chania.
2018 Guest Speaker at the 1st Panhellenic Conference on “ICT, School Distance Learning and Creativity in Modern School”, University of Crete, Rethymno.
2015 9th International Film Festival, Speech "The Use of Technology in Art". Paros.
2015 9th International Film Festival, Speech "Using Technology in Art ". Athens.
2014 Paper and work presentation at the “Αvanca International Cinema Conference”, invited by the Aveiro University, Αvanca, Portugal.
2012 Research presentation at the TECHNOETIC TELOS: ART, MYTH AND MEDIA, International Research Conference in the framework of Planetary Collegium. Kefalonia.
2011 Paper and presentation of the work “ Invisible Places-The Vast White”, in the 1st International Symposium on Visual Culture, Bahcesehir University, Istanbul.
2011 Research presentation, together with Tania Tsiridou and Yannis Zannos at the WFAE
2011 International Conference on Acoustic Ecology, Music Department, Ionian University.
2011 Seminar “the use of new media in art and education” for the Master Program “ Educational Sciences – Education with the use of New Technologies”, Dept of Primary Education, Aegean University.
2010 Work Presentation at the XVI International Congress «Cinema & Energia», organized by the University Roma Tre, Rome.
2010 Jury member at the 8th International Festival of Archeological Documentary Films AGON
2004 Founding member of the Audiovisual Arts Department, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece.
2003 2nd Prize, for a visual art intervention in the Kato Patissia urban rail station, Athens.
2002 2nd Prize, for a visual art intervention in the Kato Petralona urban rail station, Athens.
2000 Commission to create a video-istallation for the permanent collection at the Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki.
1998 Member of the jury committee, 1st Greek Festival of Art and Technology.
1998 Member of the jury committee, International Biennial of Young Artists, Rome.
1998 Member of the jury committee for the selection of documentary to be presented at the Berlin branch of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture.
1993 Creative director, at the Lambrakis Research Foundation project for the production of a CD-ROM on Byzantine Art.
1986 Work commission by the Vassilis and Elisa Goulandris Museum of Contemporary Art, Andros.
1981-2011 Art Director, «Archeology and the Arts» magazine, published by Lambrakis Press.
1975-1978 Art director for the Greek Public Power Corporation pavilion in HELEXPO, Thessaloniki
Collaboration with the M. Lamy architectural office, Paris.
Resident artist at the Cite International des Arts, Paris.