Mario Merz Prize

Edition 3


Maria Papadimitriou

Maria Papadimitriou (Athens, Greece, 1957) lives and works in Athens and Volos

Maria Papadimitriou is a Greek contemporary visual artist. After graduating with an honours degree in painting from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA), Paris, Papadimitriou began practicing as a visual artist in 1989. She uses the medium of sculpture, installation, public art, video and photography to realise her artworks.

She is known as an artist for her ability to investigate collaborative  projects and collective activities that highlight the interconnection between art and social  reality. She teaches at the Dept. of Architecture, University of Thessaly, she is the founder of  T.A.M.A. (Temporary Autonomous Museum for All) 1998 and the new platform SOUZY TROS Art Canteen (2012 up to now). Since 2017 she is the co-lead artist at Victoria Square Project in collaboration with the founder and leader artist Rick Lowe.

In 2003 she won the DESTE prize for contemporary Greek art and ιn 2016 she was awarded with the rank of “Officier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques” by the French government.