Mary Zygouri was born in Athens and lives and works between Greece and Italy. She studied at the School of Fine Arts in Athens and holds an MFA from Chelsea College of Art and Design, London. Zygouri is a visual artist and performer and employs various means using performance as her fixed point of reference. Her actions, organized in detail and through in-depth research, usually unfold in public spaces thus provoking unpredictable outcomes and the viewers’ critical participation. Her multi-layered body of work addresses concepts and strategies of current site-specific performance expressing very distinct experiences of space and place adopting multiple roles. Through her work history and space turn toward individual and collective experience,claiming through active participation of communities an imaginatively and collectively resistant public space.
Some selected performances include:
2015 – “Bath of the Constitution”, Cittadellarte, IKSV, Istanbul.(TR), -“Movimento in semi-libertà”, I.C.E , Museo Pino Pascali, (IT).
2014 - «VENUS OF THE RAGS\ IN TRANSIT\Eleusis, 2014» Public Performance in colleboration with Michelangelo Pistoletto, Aischylian Festival, Elefsina (Gr).
2012 - “OPERA APERTA- Maria Karavela», ISET Contemporary Greek Art Institute Athens (GR).
2010 - “LIQUIDATIONS ” IILA, Istituto Italo-Latino Americano, Rome (IT).
2009 - 2nd Biennial Thessaloniki Drasis (GR) – 1rst Performance Festival, Thessaloniki (GR).