Marios Stamatis (born in Greece) lives and works in Athens. His practice includes sculpture, performance, video, sound and text. He holds an MFA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, University of London and has been awarded the StartPoint Prize for graduates of European art academies. He has participated in the Ghost Camp artist residency program in Switzerland and was shortlisted for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries Prize in 2017 and 2018. He has presented his work in various venues internationally, including the galleries Zabludowicz Collection, Gossamer Fog, Arebyte, Assembly Point and Beaconsfield in London; Outsight gallery (South Korea); Fotopub (Slovenia); CAN gallery (Athens); Geneva Contemporary Art Center; as well as in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, as part of the project Peckham Experiment: A center for self-organization. His practice focuses on the emotional impact of AI applications on our perception of what is natural or real, and on how these applications may interact with nature. 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 has been awarded the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Fellowship by ARTWORKS in 2022.
Euphoria in 3 Acts, 2019, Dimensions variable, Epoxy resin, Carbon fibre, Encapsulated breath.
EXOEXO, 2021, Dimensions variable, Mixed media.
Q310738, 2022, 50x70, Foam, Wood, Lichens, Steel.
Recollections (in collaboration with artist Konstantinos Lianos), 2022, Digital file.
This is How it Feels, 2022, 14x19, Ciclee print.