Maria Papadimitriou is a Greek contemporary visual artist living and working between Athens and Volos, Greece. 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 media of sculpture, installation, public art, video and photography to realize her artworks. In 2002 she represented Greece for the 25th edition of the São Paulo Biennial with the project T.A.M.A. (Temporary Autonomous Museum for All), an ongoing project still central to her artistic practice. She is the founder of the nonprofit association T.A.M.A. and the Art Canteen Souzy Tros. In 2015 she represented Greece for the 56th edition of the Venice Biennial with the project “Why look at animals? AGRIMIKA”. She is Professor of visual arts at the Department of Architecture of University of Thessaly in Volos (Thessaly). Issues of identity, social integration and exclusion are the recurring issues in her work. She is the co-leader of Victoria Square Project which is founded by the American artist Rick Lowe during documenta14 in Athens. In 2003 she won the DESTE prize for contemporary Greek art and in 2016 she was awarded with the rank of “Officier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques” by the French government.
“Why look at animals? AGRIMIKA”, 56th Venice Biennale, 2015
Geometry of Ideas II, έκθεση «Γεωμετρίες», Γεωπονικό Πανεπιστήμιο, 2018
Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, 2013–2014
The Fabric of Life, Roma–Gypsy Fashion at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2010