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Group Show
January 18 - March 2, 2024

19 Patriarchou Ioakim
4th floor
10675 Athens

(+30) 210 7235 226

About the artists

Maro Fasouli (1980) was born in Athens where she lives and works. She studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts (2000-2005), where she also completed her postgraduate studies at the Department of Visual Arts (2009).

In her work she re-examines traditional art and architecture at their coir, bringing to the surface relationships between embodied practices, labour and gender. The embodied practices of measurement and construction and fieldwork that characterize her work focus on notions of individuality and the collective, as well as issues of human intervention in the environment. She is a founding member of the visual arts group Under Construction Group (2008).

She has been awarded the G. & A. Mamidakis Foundation Art Prize for her work (2023) and has also received the Stavros Niarchos Foundation ARTWORKS Fellowship (2021). She has held two solo exhibitions: The Nightmare of Persephone, (Tinos, 2023), Limassol after the development of what? (Limassol, 2022), Weaving Worlds, Deree, American College of Greece (Athens, 2022), Four-plus one Elements, Kinono Artist Residency, (Tinos, 2022), AthenSYN II: GOING VIRAL, Gallery Steinzeit, (Berlin, 2022), Idyllia Odos, Technopolis of the Municipality of Athens, (Athens, 2022), Radium Palace, K-Gold Temporary Gallery, (Lesvos, 2021), The Demos, Museum of Folk Art and Tradition “Angeliki Hadjimichali” (Athens, 2019), Towards Tinos, Cultural Foundation of Tinos (Tinos, 2013) and From the New, National Museum of Contemporary Art EMST, (Athens, 2013).

Marina Papadaki (1991) was born in Athens, where she lives and works. She studied painting at the School of Fine Arts of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2010-2015) and at the University of Arts in Poznan in Poland (2014) and she completed postgraduate studies at the Luca School of Arts in Brussels (2017-2018).

Her work focuses on power mechanisms with social and environmental impact, as well as on the architectural interpretation of space. References in her works are found in historical and social events, as well as in the notion of system through the repetition of patterns. As part of her research, she has coordinated art groups at the Attica Psychiatric Hospital and has presented her work around socially engaged art at conferences at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the House of Representatives of Cyprus. She is also the founder of the Hydroexpress Project, a hybrid art space housed in a plumbing shop.

She has been awarded the Stavros Niarchos Foundation’s ARTWORKS grant (2019) and has been awarded an honorary distinction for her work by PPC (2022). She has participated in exhibitions and artist residency programs in Greece and Europe, such as: Little Ladies, Back to Athens, Megaron Isaias (Athens, 2023), 1922-2022: Exodus-Diexodus, former Public Smokehouse, (Athens, 2023), PPC meets Art, Historical Energy Factory (Athens, 2022), Bauhaus meets the commons, Goethe Institute (Athens, 2019), RE-BUILDING CASS, Kanal Foundation (Brussels, 2018), To flower, to flow, Sint-Lucas Brussels, (Brussels, 2018), Ode to the sea, Hellenic Foundation for Culture, (Odessa, Ukraine, 2016), Akcja Aukja, Centrum Kultury Zamek, (Poznan, Poland, 2014).

Natalia Papadopoulou (1989) is born in Athens where she lives and works.

She holds a Master’s degree in directing and documentary filmmaking from Doc Nomads (2014), an inter-university programme of the Luca School of Fine Arts in Brussels, the Academy of Theatre and Film (SZFE) in Budapest and Lusofona University in Lisbon.

As an artist and filmmaker, she explores the notion of subjectivity through visual video, performance, installations, and mixed media practices. Based on experiential experiences around light, sound, moving image, and language, she explores through her work the function of art as a catalyst for activating and liberating the individual’s “poetic self”.

She has been awarded an ARTWORKS grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (2020) and was a guest artist at Medea Electronic AiR (2022). She recently held her first solo exhibition Entrails, One Minute Space (Athens, 2023). Her video installations and performances have been presented in group exhibitions such as Contemporary Womanhood 1. 0: Contemporary Females, MOMus Museum – Alex Mylonas (Athens, 2023), Oh, tranquility! Penetrating the very rock, A cicada’s voice, Polygreen Culture & Art Initiative – PCAI, (Delphi, 2023), Broken Heart Syndrome, Two Thirds project space (Athens, 2022), Tell me I belong, MISC (Athens, 2021) etc. He has also participated as an editor and assistant director in notable projects such as Oedipus in search of Colonus, by Loukia Alavanos, Venice Biennale (2022) and To be Voiced, by Jennifer Nelson, commissioned by Goethe Institute, Athens (2021).

Yorgos Yatromanolakis (1986) was born in Zaros, Crete, he lives and works in Athens.

His artistic practice focuses on experimental photographic techniques, analogue printing processes, artistic publications, and audiovisual installations. He has published three photographic books; Roadblock to Normality, Not provided and The Splitting of the Chrysalis & the Slow Unfolding of the Wings. He is co-founder of the art space Zoetrope Athens and a member of the editorial team of Phases magazine.

He is a recipient of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation ARTWORKS Fellowship (2019). He has been awarded the Foam Talent Award (2020) and an honorary Gomma Grant (2018) for his work and was nominated for the Prix Pictet International Photography Prize (2019) and the Voies Off Awards (2018), among others. Among the exhibitions he has participated in include: International Contemporary Photo Festival Incadaqués, (Catalonia, 2023), Photobiennale, MOMus- Museum of Modern Art (Thessaloniki, 2023), Landscape Stories, MOMus – Thessaloniki Museum of Photography (Thessaloniki, 2022), Foam-Talent, Fotografiemuseum (Amsterdam, 2021), Verzasca Foto-Festival, (Switzerland, 2020), Belfast Photo Festival, (UK, 2019), Emop (Berlin, 2020), Beyond Boundaries, Aperture Gallery, (New York, USA, 2019), Photo ESPAÑA, (Spain, 2019), Salon de la Photo, (Paris, 2019), Circulation(s) Festival, (Paris, 2019), Moving Museum of Photography, (Baku, 2019), Museum of Contemporary Art, Mattatoio (Rome, 2018), Festival de Fotografia de Tiradentes, (Brazil, 2018), International Felifa Prize (Argentina, 2018) and Month of Photography (Los Angeles, 2018).

About the exhibition

On January 18, 2024, CITRONNE Gallery-Athens presents the exhibition "Liminality" curated by Vicky Tsirou. With this exhibition, CITRONNE Gallery introduces another current problematic. It addresses challenges arising from a contemporary liquid reality that subverts traditional ways of being, identity and life – whether voluntarily or involuntarily. The transitional stage of moving from one state to another at both an individual and collective level is described, along with the associated "rituals.". The artists Yorgos Giatromanolakis, Marina Papadaki, Natalia Papadopoulou and Maro Fasouli engage with the concept of liminality.

Liminality is a term introduced by the French ethnographer Arnold van Gennep* in his book The Rites of Passage in 1909*. It represents the middle stage of the three-part pattern "separation, transition, incorporation in rituals." The exhibition repositions this concept in the context of contemporary experiences, a result of global developments. The curator of the exhibition Vicky Tsirou** broadens the term’s meaning and examines its contemporary expressions. As she points out in her curatorial text, "more recent interpretations encompass not only the notion of ritual but also changes in the social and political sphere. Today, in the era of 'liquid modernity,' we observe that the status quo, an entire value system, is in a state of continuous instability characterized by successive transitions, or in other words, by a permanent condition of liminality."

The works in the exhibition trace 'Liminality' through four invisible passages: architectural structure, the course of history, the integration of tradition, and the inner experiential processes. The exhibition does not strictly align each artist's work with a thematic axis but tends to place them on one of these four axes. The works are integrated into the gallery's architectural structure, positioned in different rooms to reflect the analogy made by van Gennep of society with a house and its different rooms. Passages in the lives of individuals and social groups resemble movement between the internal spaces of a residence.