CV

MARIA LIANOU
Born in 1976, in Limassol, Cyprus
Lives and works in Greece and Cyprus


WEBSITE
http://marialianou.blogspot.com
 EMAIL
● emaillianou@gmail.com

EDUCATION
2008-2001: Athens School of Fine Arts, Sculpture Department
                 (BA Honors)
2000-1994: Athens School of Fine Arts, Painting Department
                 (BA Honors)

SOLO EXHIBITION
2014:CONDITION: DIVING BOARD III, Art Athina, 
        Platform Projects, The Symptom Projects, Athens, Greece 
        CONTACT POINT, Two Person Show, Contemporary Art Diatopos, Nicosia, Cyprus
2011:LIKE YOU, I FORGOT. 50-1 Gallery, 'The Window Project',
        Limassol, Cyprus
2011:NATURAL HAPPY PILL, Open Showstudio, Vitrina Project,
        Athens, Greece
2010:MASSAGE YOUR TENSION AWAY, Center of
        Contemporary Art Diatopos, Nicosia, Cyprus
2007:ROMAN CHARITY (KOUROTROPHOI SERIES), Center of
        Contemporary Art Diatopos, Nicosia, Cyprus



SELECTED GROUP SHOWS 
2017:Vanity: How to Enjoy Burning Bridges you haven’t Built, Garage, Curated by 
        Evagoras Vanezis & Evagoria Dapola, Nicosia, Cyprus
2016:LANDSCAPES, Selections from the State Collection,Evagoras and Kathleen 
        Lanitis Foundation, curated dy Savvas Christodoulides, Limassol, Cyprus
        Limassol: The aftermath of developmentContemporary Art Exhibition 
       (Social Housing Buildings)_Architectural Photography Exhibition (Heroes’ Square        
        Monument)_Guided Architectural Tour by the Rialto Theatre to the Misiaouli & 
        Kavazoglou Municipal Social Housing Buildings_Lectures (Limassol’s City  
        Hall), curated by visual artist Maria Lianou and architect Alexandros               
        Christophinis, organised by the Cyprus Architects Association_Rialto Theatre_ 
        Limassol Municipality, World Architecture Day 2016, Limassol, Cyprus
2015:EPITOPOU15, Αndros, Greece
        THE POETICS OF MATTER, Contemporary Art Diatopos, Nicosia, Cyprus
2014:MINIMUM STRUCTURE, Romantso, curated by Apostolis Artinos, Athens, Greece
        HOMO UNIVERSALIS REVISITED, ReMap4,curated
        by MariaPapaioannou - Maria Dialektaki, Athens        
        DAYZ OF GLORY, Warehouse,curated by 
        Sofia Touboura - Pavlos Tsakonas, Athens, Greece

2013:CASA AMALIA, Salon de Vortex, The Symptom Projects,

        curated by Apostolis Artinos, Athens, Greece
        PROKAT, Hellenic American Union, Athens, Greece
        THE DI-OBSCURITY OF SEX / THE SYMPTOM 4,  
        Amfissa Old Hospital, curators The Symptom Projects, 
        Amfissa, Greece 
        ARTWORK AS UTILITARIAN OBJECT A', 
        Center for Contemporary Art Diatopos,
        Nicosia, Cyprus

2012:EXTREME EXERCISES, Lust Party#5, LUST OFFICE,
        curators Extra-Conjugale, Athens, Greece
        Unanswered Prayers, CAN Christina Androulidaki
        Gallery, Athens, Greece
        BOUND: 1. A boundary, a limit. / 2.tied / 
        3. to leap forward or upward; spring, co-curated by Sofia  
        Touboura, Maria Lianou, Nana Sachini and Inter Alios 
        curated byArtemis Potamianou, OpenShowStudio,
        Athens, Greece. These projects, although independently
        curated, are presented within the framework of  
        Through the Roadblocks, a 3 year NeMe  project, which
        will culminate in a 3 day international conference and a
        month long exhibition in November 2012.
        P O S T, ΗOSTED IN ATHENS organized by Daily Lazy
        Projects, Six Dogs, Theater Embros, OpenShowStudio,
        Skouze3, Epaskt, The Association of Greek Archaeologists,
        3 137, Athens, Greece
        PUBLIC DOMAIN, Supermarket Art Fair 2012, 
        Lo and Behold project, curators Artemis Potamianou -
        Giorgos Papadatos, Stockholm, Sweden
        Physical Friction, Open Showstudio, Vitrina Project, 
        (P O S T, Collaborative Project) Athens, Greece
        BACK TO ATHENS 2012, curators George-Dimitris
         Georgakopoulos, Videodrome, curator Kika Kyriakakou,
         Camp, Athens, Greece
         Stories no words can tell, six d.o.g.s,
         curators Maria Papaioannou - Maria Dialektaki, Athens
         Why Art Now, Open Showstudio, Athens, Greece
         Brigitte's Vardo or almost 15 minutes,
         Re-activation of theatre "Embros" from Kinisi Mavili,
         (Collaborative Project/Installation/Performance/
         Photography exhibition) Athens, Greece
2011: ANIMACALL: The animation project 2011,
         Curators: Syrago Tsiara - Domna Gounari,
         Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki,
         Warehouse B1, Port,Thessaloniki, Greece
         UNDISCLOSED RECIPIENTS, TAF The Art Foundation,
         curator Panos Skouloudis, Athens, Greece
         SUMMERTIME,  Center of Contemporary Art Diatopos,
         Nicosia, Cyprus
2010: MADATAC (Muestra Abierta de Arte Audiovisual
         Contemporáneo), Guest countries with little-known
         audio-visual production/Cyprus,‘Dialogues with
         the Machine’ presented by Yiannis Colakides and 
         Helene Black, co-founders and co-directors of NeMe,
         Sala Berlanga, Madrid, Spain
         LOVE AND HATE, Center of Contemporary Art Diatopos,
         Nicosia, Cyprus
         CYPRIOT ARTISTS IN THE HOUSE OF CYPRUS, from the
         collection of the House of Cyprus, curator Maria Ragia,
         Athens, Greece
         LIMASSOL VISUAL ARTISTS AT THE CASTLE, curator
         Nadia Anaxagorou, Medieval Castle in Limassol,Cyprus
2009: ART ATHINA 2009 INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR, (with
         Center of Contemporary Art Diatopos), Athens, Greece
         THE BEEHIVE EXPERIMENT, by AWA-Artists with
         Attitude - in collaboration with Stoa Aeschylou, OT301
         gallery, Amsterdam
2008: BERLIN NOW-THEN WE TAKE BERLIN, curated project
         by Sarah Belden (Curators without Borders gallery, Berlin),
         Art Athina 2008 International Art Fair, Athens, Greece
         IN TRANSITION RUSSIA 2008, NeMe project, project
         initiators Helene Black (CY) + Sheila Pinkel (US), Museum
         of Fine Arts Ekaterinburg and National Centre of
         Contemporary Art Moscow, Τhree day international
         conference – ‘IN TRANSITION: Cultural Identities in the
         Age of Transnational and Transcultural Flux’ Russia      
         A4 PROJECT, curator Artemis Potamianou, Action Field
         Kodra 2008, Thessaloniki, Greece
         ISOLOMANIA, Curator Helene Black, “Under Construction:
         Alternative Museum Spaces”, Nicosia Municipal Arts
         Centre, Cyprus
         THE MIRROR STAGE, Exhibition concept-curator Yiannis
         Colakides, NeMe, Lanitis Foundation, Cyprus University of
         Technology, Lanitis Foundation, Limassol, Cyprus
2007: PUBLIC SCREEN, 1st Thessalonica Biennale of
         Contemporary Art, Thessalonica, Greece
         TRAUMA QUEEN, Curators Harris Kondosphyris-
         Zoi Pappa, Independent Exhibition Venue, “Mediterranean”
         Hotel, Athens, Greece
2006: 10th INTERNATIONAL CAIRO ART BIENNIAL 2006,
         Palace of Arts, Gezira Arts Center, Cairo, Egypt
         IN TRANSITION, exhibition concept Helene Black, Sheila
         Pinkel, Lanitis Foundation, Limassol, Cyprus
         MAJORITIES IN SILENCE Common Man, Bios, Athens
         TEMPORARY IDENTITIES, Novosibirsk State Art Museum,
         Russia.
         INDIANA INTERNATIONAL VIDEO ART & 
         ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL, Indiana University Art
         Gallery, NY
         THE ORIGIN OF THE WORLD' - THE VENUS
         MOUNTAIN, Collaboration of A.S.F.A. and B’ Clinic of
         Obstetrics and Gynecology of the University of Athens,
         Cultural Center Lounge, University of Athens ‘Kostis
         Palamas’, Book Publication-Exhibition-Two-Day
         Forum, Athens
2005: 12th BIENNALE YOUNG ARTISTS OF EUROPE AND THE
         MEDITERRANEAN, ‘Passion’, Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples,
         Italy UNCLAIMED LUGGAGE, Circulo de Bellas Artes in
         Madrid, Spain
         VIDEOART, Factory A.S.F.A. Athens, Greece
         ET IN IRAQ EGO OR THE WAR GOES ON, A-Station,
         Athens. Center for Contemporary Art, Book Publication -
         Exhibition - Two-Day Forum, Athens, Greece
         ANTIBODY, (seminar: curating and organizing art
         exhibitions by Marina Fokidi), Artower Agora, Athens,
         Greece
2003: FILM AND NEW MEDIA FESTIVAL, Lookout e-light,
         Athens, Greece
2002: SUBURBIA’, THE VAST AREAS OF ATHENIAN SUBURBS,
         A-Station-Athens Center for Contemporary Art- Book
         Publication - Exhibition, Athens, Greece

SCHOLARSHIPS
2003-2001: Fund Scholarship of the Bank of Cyprus
2003-2001: Scholarship of Paullina Paulidi Institution
1999-1994: Athenian Institution of State Scholarship

AWARDS
2006: Honorary Prize: 'Best Pavilion' 10th International Cairo Art
         Biennial 2006, Cairo
1998: First Prize of the Olympic Painting Competition organized
         by Cyprus Olympic Committee
1994: Second Prize of the young Painters’ competition of Cyprus

SELECTED PRESS/REVIEWS
2010: SYNTHESEIS magazine, Jun 2010, ‘Promises of Happiness’
         text by Margarita Paraskevaidou, pg.66
         PHILELEFTHEROS Cyprus newspaper, 15 May 2010, ‘The
         simulacra of happiness in convenience pack', an interview
         with Giorgos Savvinides, pg.47
         PHILELEFTHEROS Cyprus newspaper, 18 May 2010,
         'Happiness Simulators’, text by Giorgos Savvinides, pg.47
         TIMEOUT Cyprus, May 2010, Don’t Miss... pg.14, Art,
         ‘Massage your tension away’,text by Xenia Tsamanta ,
         pg.124
         POLITIS Cyprus newspaper, 17 May 2010, ‘Art and
         lightness’, pg.48
         SIMERINI Cyprus newspaper, 19 May 2010, 'Play with
         desire and aside your tension’ pg.40
         ALITHIA Cyprus newspaper, 21 May 2010, ‘Massage your
         tension away’
         HARAVGI Cyprus newspaper, ‘euphoria, melancholy,
         calm’, by Polina Sokratous
         ARTERI magazine online, Jun 2010, Cover image, 'Love
         and Hate @ Diatopos’, pg.1-52-53, #12
         PHILELEFTHEROS Cyprus newspaper, 6 Jun 2010, 'Maria
         Lianou', review by Margarita Paraskevaidou, pg.46
2009: BOOKPRESS, ‘From boudoir to the library’ text by Sotiris
         Vandoros, pg.3-28-29
         SIMERINI Cyprus newspaper, 23 May 2009, 'Center of
         Contemporary Art Diatopos at Art Athina 2009'
         ARTINFO magazine online, 28 May 2009, 'Art-Athina
         Makes a Comeback’ by Cathryn Drake
2008: ARTNET magazine online, May 2008, 'Peripheral Vision' by
         Kimberly Bradley
         ARTERI magazine Nicosia, ‘Maria Lianou’ – Roman Charity
         2007’, pg.06-11, #5
2007: POLITIS Cyprus newspaper, 21 Oct 2007, Art and Culture
         ‘Maria Lianou’: ‘Roman Charity’, pg.70
         PHILELEFTHEROS Cyprus newspaper, 21 Oct 2007,
         ‘Roman Charity’/ Maria Lianou’, review by Margarita
         Paraskevaidou, pg.41
         PHILELEFTHEROS Cyprus newspaper, 10 Oct 2007,
         Culture - ‘Silicone Happiness’, text Giorgos Savvinides,
         pg.35
         POLITIS Cyprus newspaper, 10 Oct 2007, pg.61
         ALITHIA Cyprus newspaper, 10 Oct 2007, ‘In search of
         talents’, pg.28
         TIMEOUT Cyprus, Oct 2007, ‘Face of the month - Maria
         Lianou', ‘Silicone Happiness’, text by Xenia Tsamanta,
         pg.10- 16-121
         POLITIS Cyprus newspaper, The Sunday Paper, 7 Oct 2007,
         Agenda ‘Fulfilling desires’, pg.74
         POLITIS-PURPLE magazine, 7 Oct 2007, ‘Roman Charity’,
         pg.62-84
         PHILELEFTHEROS Cyprus newspaper, 30 Sep 2007,
         ‘Roman Charity - Silicone... happiness’, an interview with
         Giorgos Savvinides, pg.38
         SIMERINI Cyprus newspaper, 30 Sep 2007, ‘There was
         light and I stepped in - ‘New artistic proposition by Maria
         Lianou’, pg.38
         SYNTHESEIS magazine, 7 Sep 2007, pg.74
         SYNTHESEIS magazine, 7 Oct 2007, ‘Heaven made of
         silicone’, text by Maria Panayiotou, pg.62
         TA NEA Greece newspaper, 11 Sep 2007, ‘Holidays,
         Tourism and traumas in the blender - Pain/Misery becomes
         art’, pg.41
         ELEFTHEROTYPIA Greece newspaper, 14 Aug 2007,
         ‘Traumas need an appropriate sense of humor’, pg.29
2006: PHILELEFTHEROS, 16 Dec 2006, 'Reviewing Cyprus in
         Cairo Art Biennial’ pg.41
2005: GAP, Greek Art Projects, Nov-Dec 2005, ‘12th Biennial of
         Young Artists of Europe and the Mediterranean’, a brief
         correspondence. Maria Lianou’, pg.26-27, #6
         POLITIS Cyprus newspaper, 8 Nov 2005, ‘12th Biennale
         Young Artists of Europe and the Mediterranean’, pg.55
         SIMERINI Cyprus newspaper, 4 Oct 2005, ‘12th Biennale
         Young Artists of Europe and the Mediterranean’
         PHILELEFTHEROS Cyprus newspaper, 4 Oct 2005, ‘12th
         Biennale Young Artists of Europe and the Mediterranean’
         LA REPUBBLICA, Affari&Finanza, 26 Sep 2005,
         Multimedia, L’evento di Napoli, text by Andrea Rustichelli,
         pg.25

SELECTED CATALOGUES / PUBLICATIONS
2010: MASSAGE YOUR TENSION AWAY Maria Lianou,
         published by the artist, (publ)
         DAIRY – LYKIO ELLINIDON AMMOCHOSTOU 80 YEARS,
         curator Eleni Nikita, week 11
2008: IN TRANSITION RUSSIA 2008, published by (NCCA),
         Russian Federation in collaboration with the Independent
         Museum of contemporary Art (IMCA), the exhibition
         platform of NeMe, (cat) pg.84-85-189
         ROMAN CHARITY (Kourotrophoi Series), published by the
         artist, (publ)
         ACTION FIELD KODRA 2008, A4 project, curator Artemis
         Potamianou, (cat)
         THE MIRROR STAGE International Video Art Exhibition,
         published by NeMe, (cat) pg.54
         ISOLOMANIA, published by YK:EMX in collaboration with
         NeMe, (cat)
2007: TRAUMA QUEEN, Curators Harris Kondosphyris-Zoi
         Pappa, published by Futura, (cat) pg.72-75
         IN TRANSITION CYPRUS 2006, Book Publication, (cat)
         pg.117.
         PUBLIC SCREEN BIENNALE: 1st Thessaloniki Biennale of
         Contemporary Art, (cat) pg.36.
2006: 10th INTERNATIONAL CAIRO ART BIENNIAL 2006,
         Cairo,(cat)
         10th INTERNATIONAL CAIRO ART BIENNIAL 2006,
         Cairo, published by Ministry of Education and Culture–
         Culture Services Cyprus, (cat)
2006: MAJORITIES IN SILENCE, Common Man', (cat)
         THE ORIGIN OF THE WORLD - The Venus Mountain,
         Workshop- Exhibition, (publ)
2005: 12th BIENNIAL OF YOUNG ARTISTS OF EUROPE AND
         THE MEDITERRANEAN COUNTRIES, exhibition
         catalogue, pg.12-13-26-27
2004: ET IN IRAQ EGO or the war goes on, curator Varvara
         Papadopoulou, published by Plethron, (publ) pg.180-195
2003: ANTIBODY, (seminar: curating and organizing art
         exhibitions by Marina Fokidi), (cat)
2002: NO LIMITS, THE VAST AREAS OF ATHENIAN SUBURBS,
         published by Futura, (publ) pg.205-10




Filmography

Feel Fully Charged, 2011, 1' 20''

Transit, 2007, 2' 35''

Flow, 2000, 2' 32''

Soliloquy, 2003, loop

REception carpet, 2003, video installation

monument, 2003, video installation

αντιεξουθενοτικh συσκευη, 2002, video installation



Film screenings:

2010:MADATAC (Muestra Abierta de Arte Audiovisual Contemporáneo),Guest countries with little-known audio-  visual production/Cyprus, ‘Dialogues with the Machine’ presented by Yiannis Colakides and Helene Black, co-founders and co-directors of NeMe, Sala Berlanga, Madrid, Spain

2008:IN TRANSITION RUSSIA 2008, NeMe project, project initiators Helene Black (CY) + Sheila Pinkel (US), Museum of Fine Arts Ekaterinburg and National Centre of Contemporary Art Moscow, Τhree day international conference – ‘IN TRANSITION: Cultural Identities in the Age of Transnational and Transcultural Flux’ Russia

2008:ISOLOMANIA, Curator Helene Black, “Under Construction: Alternative Museum Spaces”, Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Cyprus

2008:THE MIRROR STAGE, Exhibition concept-curator Yiannis Colakides, NeMe, Lanitis Foundation, Cyprus University of Technology, Lanitis Foundation, Limassol, Cy

2006:TEMPORARY IDENTITIES, Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Russia.

2006:INDIANA INTERNATIONAL VIDEO ART & ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL, Indiana University Art Gallery, NY

2005:VIDEOART, Factory A.S.F.A. Athens, Greece