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Marinos Tsagkarakis is a Netherlands-based fine-art photographer. He was born (1984) and raised on the island of Crete. After a Bachelor in Economic and Political Sciences (BEconSc), a Master of Business Administration (MBA), and a Master in Management Information Systems (MIS), he decided to continue his studies in Contemporary Photography and Visual Arts. He studied contemporary photography at “Stereosis” School of Photography. Since 2014, he is a member of the collective “Depression Era” that inhabits the urban and social landscape of the economic crisis in his home country.

His work has been exhibited in numerous international festivals, including Mois De La Photo (Paris), Jeju Biennale (South Korea), Unseen (Amsterdam), Fotofilmic (L.A & Vancouver), Athens Photo Festival (Athens), Photo: Israel (Tel Aviv), and several art spaces across Europe, and USA. He has been featured on world-renowned media like Der Spiegel, L’Oeil de la Photographie, Collector Daily, Der Greif, and Urbanautica Institute.

In 2017, it was published his first (sold-out) photobook, “Paradise Inn”, by Void. Part of his artwork belongs to international private and archival collections. Since 2019, he is represented by the Milan-based art gallery “Office Project Room”.

 

Education

  • 2012-2016 Contemporary photography & Visual Arts – Stereosis School of Photography
  • 2008-2010 Master in Management Information Systems (MIS) – UoM
  • 2006-2008 Master of Business Administration (MBA) – UoM
  • 2001-2005 Bachelor in Economic & Political Sciences (BEconSc)– Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2019 / Fantasy – Between Reality and Imagination / PHOTO IS:RAEL / Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 2019 / Wild goose chase / Dong Gang International Photo Festival / Dong Gang, South Korea
  • 2019 / Wild goose chase / Athens Photo Festival 2019 – Main program / Benaki Museum / Athens, Greece
  • 2019 / FUTURE – a Vision of the World / Art Stays – Contemporary Art Festival / Ptuj, Slovenia
  • 2019 / Evening Screening / Odesa Photo Days Festival 2019 / Passage Gallery / Odesa, Ukraine
  • 2019 / Photography in Crisis: Depression Era, 2011-2019 / Slought Foundation / Philadelphia, USA
  • 2019 / Photo-graphē: Between the Visual and the Literary / Benaki Museum / Athens, Greece
  • 2019 / Welcome: New Acquisitions from the Municipal Art Gallery Collection / Casa Bianca / Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2018 / CO-OP / Unseen Photo Festival / Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2018 /  Mo[t]us Operandi / Manifesta 12  / Palermo, Italy
  • 2018 / Summer Inn Paradise Revisited / Elika Gallery/ Athens, Greece
  • 2018 / Mōmentum / Comodo64/ Turin, Italy
  • 2017 / Paradise Inn / Jeju Biennale 2017 / Jeju Museum of Contemporary Art / Jeju, South Korea
  • 2017 / Depression Era Project / The Decline of Heroes / Culturescapes / Basel, Switzerland
  • 2017 / A sea of possibilities / aMORE Festival – Moru / Museum of the Poreč Territory / Poreč, Croatia
  • 2017 / Summer Inn Paradise / Municipal Gallery of Agios Nikolaos / Crete, Greece
  • 2017 / ECO ART Project / Pafos 2017 – European Capital of Culture / Pafos, Cyprus
  • 2017 / Make Yourselves at Home / Public Space Campaign / Athens, Greece
  • 2016 / Aristotelous Project II / Kalfayan Galleries / Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2016 / New Face of Film / Gallery Two, Hemingway Center / BSU’s Visual Arts Center / Idaho, USA
  • 2016 / Extreme Antithesis / Athens Photo Festival / Benaki Museum / Athens, Greece
  • 2016 / Alien Territory / Medphoto Festival / Forteza Castle / Rethymno, Greece
  • 2016 / Constructed Landscapes / Vovousa Festival / Vovousa, Greece
  • 2016 / Depression Era Project / Athens Biennale 2015-2017 / Bageion Hotel / Athens, Greece
  • 2015 / Paradise Inn / Solo Exhibition / TABYA Gallery / Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2015 / Depression Era Project / 5th Biennale of Contemporary Art / Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2015 / Non-Places of Transition / Focus Photography Festival / Mumbai, India
  • 2015 / Depression Era Project / Naked City Project / Cartiera latina di Roma / Rome, Italy
  • 2015 / Exhibition “Cityscape” / Blank Wall Gallery / Athens, Greece
  • 2014 / Fotofilmic 14′ Travelling Exhibition / Dnj Gallery / Los Angeles, USA
  • 2014 / Depression Era Project / Benaki Museum / Athens, Greece
  • 2014 / Depression Era Project / Le Mois de la Photo / Central DUPON Images / Paris, France
  • 2014 / Depression Era Project / European Month of Photography / Fotóhónap 2014 / Budapest, Hungary
  • 2014 / Fotofilmic 14′ Travelling Exhibition / Back Gallery Project / Vancouver, Canada
  • 2014 / Depression Era Project / Fotoistanbul 2014 / Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2014 / Non-Places of Transition / Paisajes Revelados / Museo de Bogotá / Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2014 / Constructed Landscapes / White Shadows Exhibition / Galeria Qahili / Pristina, Kosovo
  • 2014 / Non-Places of Transition  / Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO / M. Cacoyannis Foundation / Athens, Greece
  • 2014 / Non-Places of Transition / Green Project Moving Photo Exhibition / Naoussa International Film Festival / Naoussa, Greece
  • 2014 / Imagine the City / Mount Athos Center/ Projection / Thessaloniki, Greece

 

Publications

  • 2019 / Urbanautica Institute Awards / Urbanautica Institute
  • 2019 / Observations in the Ordinary / Subjectively Objective
  • 2019 / Surreal Estate / Casual Science x Float
  • 2019 / Catalogue of “Athens Photo Festival 19” / Benaki Museum
  • 2017 / Paradise Inn Photobook / Void Publications
  • 2016 / Catalogue of “Athens Photo Festival 16” / Benaki Museum
  • 2015 / Catalogue of “5th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art”
  • 2015 / Publication of “Eagles Palace Artists in Residence 2015”
  • 2014 / Catalogue of “Depression Era” Exhibition / Benaki Museum
  • 2014 / Catalogue of “Fotofilmic 14 Contemporary Film Photography Exhibition”

Residencies

  • 2016 / Vovousa Festival Residency / Vovousa, Greece
  • 2015 / Artists in Residence Program II / Eagles Palace Hotel / Chalkidiki, Greece