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Anna Ampariotou
The Art of doing nothing and the parallel hiking
May 16 – June 29, 2024
Athens

19 Patriarchou Ioakim
4th floor
10675 Athens
Greece

(+30) 210 7235 226

Opening Hours
Tue, Thu, Fr: 11.00-20.00
Wed, Sat: 11.00-16.00

About the artist

Anna Ampariotou was born in Athens, Greece. She studied Interior Decoration and Graphic Design at Vacalo College. She also studied Painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts (A.S.F.A.) under professor Chroni Botsoglou and professor Tasso Christakis. During her junior and senior year she attended professor Nikos Tranos’s sculpture workshop and Manthos Santorineos’s multimedia workshop. She graduated in 2004. Her work involves painting, sculpture, video art, installations and digital projects. She has presented her work in five solo shows and she had participated in over thirty group exhibitions. SOLO EXHIBITIONS 
2022 The unknown soul of an Architectural mind and My Follies Gallery Genesis, Athens, Greece 2015 Sophronia, a script, the Trojan Lamb and other deeds Gallery Genesis 2011 Mr. X and the lack of gravity Gallery Genesis
2008 Scissor’s Stories, Center of Fine Arts “G. Karydis”, Athens
2006 Edges, Pontoporos Gallery, Paros, Greece

About the exhibition

On Thursday, May 16, 2024, CITRONNE Gallery - Athens presents the artist Anna Ampariotou in a solo exhibition entitled The Art of doing nothing and the parallel hiking. The exhibition is curated by Kostas Prapoglou.

The exhibition comprises of a new series of digital works accompanied by an amalgamation of new ceramic sculptures. It reflects the artist's processual effort to discover and reveal ‘another’, non-obvious world. The extended title serves as part of the artistic creation, referring to the starting point, that is, the original idea of the artistic quest. Ampariotou explains this title in detail. She defines the "Art of doing nothing" as the space and time one gives oneself to perceive, understand and evaluate what has happened and what is happening. The "Parallel Hiking" is the time and space one gives oneself to live with the clarity offered by what one has discovered.

Spanning the space of CITRONNE Gallery, the installation seeks to express the artist's dominant narrative, containing elements of fantasy as well as realism. This coexistence reveals to the viewer a complex reality, as perceived and evolved by subjectivity. Ampariotou’s works refer to a completely personal parallel universe, with a free interpretive approach to the everyday trajectory of people. The viewer is invited to decipher this personal visual language.

Kostas Prapoglou, the curator of the exhibition, states that with these works "we witness a philosophical exchange, we question, negotiate and redefine our coexistence and relationship with the environment and nature itself".

CITRONNE gallery embraces this artistic ‘negotiation’.

The exhibition is accompanied by the bilingual publication The Art of Doing Nothing and the Parallel Hiking.

This exhibition is presented within the APhF:24 Satellite Program, curated by Sylvia Sachini, as part of the Athens Photo Festival.