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Varanasi-Auckland

I was invited to think of a project for the Auckland Triennial and I thought I will start from Varanasi in India the city that had inspired my first journey/art project from Athens to Varanasi....

One Year in Varanasi (2009)

Varanasi, the holy city of Shiva in India, and specifically my baths and swimming in the Ganges, was the inspiration for the long journeys/art projects that I started in 2005. So in 2009 I went...

One year in Bangkok -in six months (2011)

After working in Varanasi for one year, my soul was scorched by the fires of spirituality. Realizing that Varanasi represents the spirit and it is through pain that the spirit reaches a higher level, I...

Athens-Varanasi (2005)

I should start with the first time the notion of doing this project came to my mind. It was in 2003, during my second visit to India. I ended up spending three months at Varanasi,...

Athens II (2014)

I returned to Athens to work on another journey deep into the crisis. It was very painful and really it was so painful that it became unbearable and it resulted in my decision to immediately...

Athens (2007-08)

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens (EMST) was planing a show of young Greek artists,  I had the idea of working in Athens as if it is India, explore my own city and work...

New York (2013)

Masa my partner lives in NY, so in 2013 I thought I should try to work in NY as if it is a far away place and explore the city the way I do when...

Maha Shakti Peetha (2016)

Maha means great, Shakti is the wome’s divine power and Peetha means sacred place. Maha Shakti Peetha is a pilgrimage to women’s divine power, to 18 Goddesses, spread throughout the Indian subcontinent. The story goes like...

Char Dham (2014)

Char Dham means Four Abodes. These four abodes are places related to Vishnu and four of his reincarnations on Earth. They represent the four ages of humanity and the four principal directions, that’s why they are situated...