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“The heart I have can’t be satisfied with just one spectacle”

“The heart I have can’t be satisfied with just one spectacle”


Mary Zygouri


Mary Zygouri

Born in Athens. Lives and works between Greece and Italy. Studied at the School of Fine Arts in Athens. Postgraduate studies (Master) in Fine Arts (2001-2004) at the Chelsea College of Art and Design, London (UK). 

Selected shows

2018 La verità è sempre un’altra, National Museum of Contemporary Art (ΕΜΣΤ) in collaboration with Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (GNIAM), Rome (IT)

The Repetition of the Impossible (Solo show), Prometeo Gallery di Ida Pisani, Milan (ΙT)

2017 The Raft. Art is (not) Lonely, Ostend Triennale, organized by Mu.ZEE, Ostend (BE)  

The Round Up Project \ M.K. 1979 \ M.Z 2017, documenta 14 “Learning from Athens”, Athens-Kassel

2016 Fragile body – Material Body, 3rd Venice International Performance Art Week, co-curated section “THE DREAM OF ANTIGONE”, Palazzo Morra, Venice (IT)

[OUT] TOPΙAS, Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design & Space, Benaki Museum, Athens (GR) 

2015 Bath of the Constitution, Cittadellarte and IKSV, Istanbul (TR)

6th Athens Biennale Omonoia, ISET Contemporary Greek Art Institute, Athens (GR)

Movimento in semi-libertà, I.C.E e Teatro Pubblico Pugliese, Fondazione Museo Pino Pascali (IT)

2014 VENUS OF THE RAGS \ IN TANSIT \ Eleusis, Aischylia Festival, Elefsina (GR) 

2013 LABORINTUS (Solo show), Gallery Dino Morra Arte Contemporanea, Napoli (IT) 

2012 OPERA APERTA – Maria Karavela, Archive Rights 3, ISET Contemporary Greek Art Institute Athens (GR) 

2010 LIQUIDATIONS, IILA, Istituto Italo-Latino Americano and Studio Stefania Miscetti, Rome (IT)

2009 Fattening Cells, 2nd Thessaloniki Biennial (GR)

HELP, 1st Performance Festival, Thessaloniki (GR)

2008 Fresco Bosco, Certosa, Padula (IT) 

2007 SHE DEVIL 2, Studio Stefania Miscetti, Rome (IT) 

2006 Protasis, Action Field Kodra, Thessaloniki (GR)

2005 HACKING REALITY, Locus Athens, Theatre Square, Athens (GR)

In 2012 Zygouri was awarded by the ΑICA Hellas.