Madlen Anipsitaki (Athens, 1987) is an architect and urban scenographer. With her in-situ installations in public spaces, she seeks to break into the everyday-life, generating the collective appropriation both of her artworks and of their environment.
After graduating from the School of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete, in 2009, she obtained a Master’s degree in bioclimatic architecture from the Technical University of Madrid (2010). She then went on to study architecture at the National School of Architecture Paris-Malaquais, part of the Paris Fine Arts School, from where she graduated in 2015.
In 2012, she was awarded 2nd prize at the Innovation and Technology competition organised by the National Bank of Greece, with her project Aesthetic improvement of the photovoltaic panels with traditional patterns and colors.
In 2018, after two years of working as an architect, she co-founded the MASI Collective with sociologist Simon Riedler and together they developed the urban scenography project A thread network in the urban fabric. On the occasion of this project, Madlen Anipsitaki was invited to 9 residencies in 7 different Latin American countries, where she exhibited her artworks in the period 2018-2019. In 2019-2020, her work was displayed in Paris (Voltaire exhibition space, international artist residency foundation Cité Internationale des Arts). Recently, the MASI Collective was selected by the Ateliers Médicis team, to give a creation-transmission workshop while in residency on Clichy-Sous-Bois. Future plans include taking the Α thread network in the urban fabric project to Athens.
The players, sculpture-bobbins of the thread network of the favela Babilônia, 2018
Bobbins, buckets, apron, market chessboard, 2019
Creation of the spheres-bobbins for the thread network of the Echaurren square, 2018
In my mind you are alive (Tu vives en mi mente), 2018
The aura of the love bow, 2018