Bio

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) monograph, “Paradise Inn”, by Void. Part of his artwork belongs to international private and public collections. He is represented by the Milan-based art gallery “OPR Gallery”.

 

Solo/Duo Exhibitions

2018 | Summer Inn Paradise Revisited | Elika Gallery | Athens, GR

2017 | Summer Inn Paradise | Municipal Gallery of Agios Nikolaos | Crete, GR

2015 | Paradise Inn | Solo Exhibition | TABYA Gallery | Thessaloniki, GR

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 | Small Odysseys | Albert van Abbehuis | Eindhoven, NL

2021 | Zapping The Archive | Insight Foto Festival | Varese, IT

2020 | LOWLANDS | OPR Gallery | Milan, IT

2020 | Observations in the Ordinary | Subjectively Objective Gallery | Detroid, US

2020 | Zapping The Archive | Getxo Photo | Getxo, SP

2020 | Mediterranean Flux | Cultural center of Metropolis of Naxos | Naxos, GR

2019 | Fantasy – Between Reality and Imagination | PHOTO IS:RAEL | Tel Aviv, IL

2019 | Dong Gang International Photo Festival | Dong Gang, KR

2019 | Athens Photo Festival – Main Program | Benaki Museum | Athens, GR

2019 | Art Stays – Contemporary Art Festival | Ptuj, SI

2019 | Odesa Photo Days Festival 2019 | Passage Gallery | Odesa, UA

2019 | Depression Era | Slought Foundation | Philadelphia, US

2019 | Between the Visual & the Literary | Benaki Museum | Athens, GR

2019 | Municipal Art Gallery Collection | Casa Bianca | Thessaloniki, GR

2018 | CO-OP | Unseen Photo Festival | Amsterdam, NL

2018 | Mo[t]us Operandi | Manifesta 12 | Palermo, IT

2018 | Mōmentum | Comodo64 | Turin, IT

2017 | Jeju Biennale 2017 | Jeju Museum of Contemporary Art | Jeju, KR

2017 | Depression Era | Culturescapes | Basel, CH

2017 | aMORE Festival | Museum of the Poreč Territory | Poreč, HR

2017 | ECO ART Project | Pafos 2017: European Capital of Culture | Pafos, CY

2017 | Make Yourselves at Home | Public Space Campaign | Athens, GR

2016 | Aristotelous Project II | Kalfayan Galleries | Thessaloniki, GR

2016 | New Face of Film | BSU’s Visual Arts Center | Idaho, US

2016 | Athens Photo Festival – Main Program | Benaki Museum | Athens, GR

2016 | Alien Territory | Medphoto Festival | Forteza Castle | Rethymno, GR

2016 | Artist in residence | Vovousa Festival | Vovousa, GR

2016 | Depression Era | Athens Biennale 2015-17 | Bageion | Athens, GR

2015 | Depression Era | 5th Biennale of Contemporary Art | Thessaloniki, GR

2015 | Focus Photography Festival | Mumbai, IN

2015 | Depression Era | Naked City Project | Cartiera latina di Roma | Rome, IT

2014 | Fotofilmic 14′ | Dnj Gallery | Los Angeles, US

2014 | Depression Era | Benaki Museum | Athens, GR

2014 | Depression Era | Le Mois de la Photo | Paris, FR

2014 | Depression Era | European Month of Photography | Budapest, HU

2014 | Fotofilmic 14′ | Back Gallery Project | Vancouver, CA

2014 | Depression Era| Fotoistanbul 2014 | Istanbul, TR

2014 | Non-Places of Transition | Museo de Bogotá | Bogotá, CO

2014 | Constructed Landscapes | Galeria Qahili | Pristina, XK

2014 | Non-Places of Transition | M. Cacoyannis Foundation | Athens, GR

2014 | Non-Places of Transition | Naoussa International Film Festival | Naoussa, GR

2014 | Imagine the City | Mount Athos Center | Thessaloniki, GR

 

Selected Publications

2021 | Catalogue of “Small Odysseys” Exhibition

2020 | Observations in the Ordinary | Subjectively Objective

2019 | Urbanautica Institute Awards | Urbanautica Institute

2019 | Surreal Estate | Casual Science x Float

2019 | Catalogue of “Athens Photo Festival 19”

2017 | Paradise Inn Photobook | Void Publications

2017 | Catalogue of the “Jeju Biennale 2017”

2017 | My Place, No Place Zine | Void Publications

2017 | Catalogue of the “Summer Inn Paradise” Exhibition

2016 | Center: A stroll in the city | University Studio Press

2016 | Catalogue of “Athens Photo Festival 16”

2015 | Catalogue of “5th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art”

2015 | Publication of “Eagles Palace Artists in Residence 2015”

2014 | Catalogue of “Depression Era” Exhibition

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

 

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