Eva Papamargarita, Marios Stamatis
Eva Papamargariti (1987) is an artist, based in Athens and London. She graduated from the Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly in 2012 and gained a Master’s Degree in Visual Communication Design from the Royal College of Art, London in 2016. Her work focuses on time-based media but also printed material and sculptural installations that explore the relationship between digital space and material reality. She is interested in the creation of 2D/3D-rendered spaces and scenarios, which provoke narrations based on daily, obscure and simultaneous situations happening on the verge of digital and physical environments, blurring the boundaries between these ‘ecosystems’. Her work delves into issues and themes related to simultaneity, the merging and dissolving of our surroundings with the virtual world, the constant diffusion of fabricated, synthetic images that define and fragment our identity and everyday experience, the symbiotic procedures and entanglements among humans, nature, and technology. Other themes are the processes established through online presence, as well as the traces our operations inscribe on the objects and habitats where we find ourselves through our continuous interaction with devices and mechanical artifacts. She has exhibited her work in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Berlin, Lisbon, Seattle, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Toronto, Montreal, and Athens in institutions, museums, and festivals, such as the New Museum (New York), the Whitney Museum (New York), Tate Britain (London), MAAT Museum (Lisbon), Museum of Moving Image (New York), MoMA PS1 (New York), Museum of Contemporary Art (Montreal), Athens Biennale (Athens), Thessaloniki Biennale (Thessaloniki), Transmediale Festival (Berlin). Her work is featured in private collections such as the Dakis Joannou Collection (Deste Foundation), the PCAI Collection and more.
Marios Stamatis, born in Greece, lives and works in Athens and London. While maintaining a solo career spanning sculpture, performance, video, sound and text, he has established a long- term collaborative relation with artist Lea Collet.
His oeuvre examines the human–nature–technology triptych relationships as well as the technological limitations of embodiment and the value of emotion in a digital capitalist society. Through a de-centred physical and neural fluidity in the form of expression, his work simulates and explores the increasing influence of new forms of intelligence on the human psyche, intellect and ultimately the body, and how—by embracing the interconnections between organic and non-organic life—affect becomes a vehicle for rethinking these transformative co-existences.
He studied Economics, specializing in Critical Political Economics. In 2013 he received a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design from Camberwell College of Arts in London with first-class honours. In 2018 he graduated from Goldsmiths University of London with an MFA in Fine Art and was awarded the Startpoint Prize. Since 2016 he has been a Visiting Tutor as well as Visiting Lecturer at Camberwell College of Arts. He is the co-founder and creative director of Studio Precarity, the co-founder of a project space called changing room and has been the associate curator at the London-based Assembly Point gallery.
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