MARO MICHALAKAKOS

Born in Athens, in 1967. 
Lives and works in Athens.

 

STUDIES

1987 – 1993       Ecole Nationale D’Arts Plastiques De Cergy-Pontoise, France
1988 – 1989       Hohscule fur Bildende Kunst, Braunschweig, Germany

 

AWARDS

2006     Nomination for the Castellon County Painting Prize, Valencia, Madrid

 

SOLO SHOWS

2012     “I Would Prefer Not To”, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center (I.T.C.A.C.), Athens
2010     “Parallel Universes”, 511 Gallery, New York
2009     “Parallel Universe”, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center (I.T.C.A.C.), Athens
2007     Tint Gallery, Thessaloniki
2006     “L’Amore”, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens
            Galerie Patricia Dorfmann, Paris 
2004     “In Between”, 511 Gallery, New York
2003     “Le poulet dominical”, Galerie Patricia Dorfmann, Paris 
2001     “Invitation to Dinner”, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens
1998     “Maro Michalakakos”, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens
            Exhibition on the internet: www.artistsspace.org 
1996     Galerie Patricia Dorfmann, Paris

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2013     “Motopoétique” (curated by Barbara Polla and Paul Ardenne), Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France
“Heart of Darkness” (curated by Dimitris Palaiokrassas), Athens and Epidaurus Festival, Athens, Greece
“By Airplanes and Steamers”, 3137 art space, Athens, Greece
“F for Football”, Skouze 3, Athens, Greece
“Synthesis”, Francoise Heitsch Gallery, Munich, Germany
“The Kennedy Bunker”, Reh Transformer, Berlin, Germany
2012     “The king”, Analix Forever Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland 
            “Beautiful Penis”, Analix Forever Gallery, Paris, France
“Like A W(edge)”, ReMap KM 3 Project, Metagourgio, Athens, Greece 
“Escargothique, bizaraignée, éléphantasme…un bestiaire merveilleux”, Château de Pierrefonds, Oise,
 France 
“Drawing Stories 2”, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens, Greece
2010     “Drawing Stories”, 50-1 Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus
2009     “Common View”, National Theatre of Greece, Athens, Greece
“I Like To Be Adorned”, House of Cyprus, Athens, Greece
“Ex-Machina”, Tsalapata Museum, Volos, Greece
“Projections”, Panorama of European Cinema, Athens, Greece
“Game Over”, Galerie Patricia Dorfmann, Paris, France
“Crystal Structure”, ReMap KM 2 Project, Metagourgio, Athens, Greece 
2008     “Common View”, National Theatre of Greece, Athens, Greece
“Bargain Prices on Elephant Gun”, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens, Greece       
“The Island”, Cosmos of culture, Athens, Greece 
“And Now?”, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece 
2007     “Emergency room”, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens, Greece
“Quiet Time”, Katherine Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA 
“Atropa Vanitas”, Cosmos of culture, Athens, Grrce 
2006     “Les Visiteurs”, Presentation of the FNAC* and the FRAC* collections, Château Chareil–Créteil, Auvergne,
 France 
“Mon pays c’est Paris”, Galerie Patricia Dorfmann, Paris, France       
“Versus”, To Milo – Art Space, Athens, Greece 
2005     “Summer Show”, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens, Greece 
“Summer Show”, 511 Gallery, New York, USA 
Galerie Patricia Dorfmann, Paris, France 
“Summer Show”, 511 Gallery, New York, USA 
 “Magic”, Vamiali’s Gallery, Athens, Greece
2003     “Penelopeia Project”, IMF Gallery, Washington, USA 
“Visions”, Kappatos Gallery, Athens, Greece
2002     “Summer Show”, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens, Greece
2001     “Invitation to Dinner”, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens, Greece
2000     “Snapshot”, Baltimore Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, USA 
1999     “Skin”, Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece 
1998     “Fétiches et Fétichismes”, Passage de Retz, Paris, France 
1996     “Story Time”, Melina Mercuri Foundation, within the frame of the events organized to celebrate the
 publication of the 600th issue of Anti magazine, Athens, Greece

 

ART FAIRS

2010     ART-ATHINA ’10, International Contemporary Art Fair of Athens, Greece (I.T.C.A.C.)
2009     ART-ATHINA ’09, International Contemporary Art Fair of Athens, Greece (I.T.C.A.C.)
2006     SHOW OFF, Contemporary Art Fair, Paris
2005     FIAC ’05, Foire International d’Art Contemporain, Paris (Galerie Patricia Dorfmann)
2004     FIAC ’04, Foire International d’Art Contemporain, Paris (Galerie Patricia Dorfmann)
2003     FIAC ’03, Foire International d’Art Contemporain, Paris (Galerie Patricia Dorfmann)
2002     MIART, Fiera Internazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Milan, Italy (I.T.C.A.C.)
ART-ATHINA ’02, International Contemporary Art Fair of Athens, Greece (I.T.C.A.C.)
2000     ARCO, International Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid (I.T.C.A.C.)
1999     ARCO, International Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid (I.T.C.A.C.)
ART-ATHINA ’99, International Contemporary Art Fair, Athens (I.T.C.A.C.)

 

PROJECTS

2014     “War Manifesto - part 1” (directed by Roula Pateraki), Scenic design for the Little Theater of Ancient Epidaurus,
 Greece 
2013     “Je Bande Comme Un Pays”, International Symposiumwithin the frame of the 4th Athens Biennale of
 Contemporary Art Parallel Program, Athens, Greece
 [A homage to Dimitris Dimitriadis, author of “Dying Like A Country”. Organized by Barbara Polla Maro Michalakakos, Elli Paxinou,]
            “Jon Fosse’s Death Variations” (directed by Yannis Houvardas), Scenic design for the Theater Poria, Athens,
 Greece
2009     “Beautiful Escape”, Installation for the Hermes store in Athens, Greece

 

Maro Michalakakos’ works have been purchased by FNAC (Fonds Nationale d’art Contemporain, France) as well as by various private collectors

* FNAC: Fonds Nationale d’art Contemporain
* FRAC: Fonds Régional d’art Contemporain