16/10 - 29/11/2017
Marina Fokidis is a curator and writer based in Athens Greece.In 2014 she was appointed Head of the Artistic Office, Athens and curatorial advisor for documenta 14. She is the founder of Kunsthalle Athena and South as a State of Mind, a bi annual arts and culture magazine.
In 2011 Fokidis was one of the curators of the 3rd Thessaloniki Biennial (www.thessalonikibienniale.gr). She has also been the commissioner and the curator of the Greek Pavilion at the 51rst Venice Biennial, (2003) and one of the curators of the 1st Tirana Biennial (2001). She was an adjunct curator at the Art Space Pythagorion by the Schwarz Foundation, where she curated solo shows with newly commissioned works by Slavs and Tatars (2013) and Nevin Aladag (2014). From 2001 to 2008 she served as the co-director of Oxymoron a non-for profit organization in Athens dedicated to the promotion of contemporary visual art in Greece and on an international level.
She has written essays for different edited collections, for artists and exhibition catalogues and for several international art magazines and publications including Frieze, Art-Agenda, Artinfo, Flash Art, Art and Australia, Manifesta Journal, Empires Ruins and Networks, A reception of Urban Ecology: Detroit and beyond, Articulating Power and Subversion, among others. She has also participated in many conferences and discussions internationally including Arco 2010, Art Basel Conversations 2013, Global Art Forum, Art Dubai 2014, Liverpool Biennial 2016, São Paulo Biennial 2014 and 2016. She has been jury member for various awards, 2013 Furla Award, Bes Revelaco 2013 – Serralves Museum, among others. She will be part of the international jury for Videobrasil 2017.
She has been a professional fellow in the Akademie Schloss Solitude, an international Artist-in-Residence-program, and she is a member of AICA (Association Internationale des Critiques d’Art).
Marina Fokidis holds a scholarship from the Goethe Institut São Paulo as a resident at Vila Sul.