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Yannis Ziogas

I wander in places visible/ invisible. I find objects/incidents(Greece)

University of Western Macedonia (UOWM)

Yannis Ziogas

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Yannis Ziogas was born in Thessaloniki (Greece, 1962). His main visual practices are painting, installation work and walking. He has served as Dean and Associate Professor at the Department of Fine and Applied Arts, School of Visual Arts, University of Western Macedonia.
He studied Math (BS University of Athens) and received his Master’s in Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts (1991) in New York; He holds a Ph.D. from the University of the Aegean (2013).
Yannis has realised twenty-two solo exhibitions and has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Greece and internationally. He has worked in residencies in New York and taught as a visiting lecturer in many Universities in Greece and abroad.
His work has been reviewed nationally and internationally (New York Times, Artnews, Sculpture, Giornalle dell’ arte).
He is the author of several essays on art theory and of the books 'The Byzantine Malevich', 'Tarkovsky in Chalkis', 'Censorship in Visual Arts', 'The Diary of a 407/80' and 'Forbidden! Censorship of Visual Artworks in Greece 1949-2016'.
Walking is since 2007 an important component of his art practice and he has realised more than 30 walk pieces, since then.
Since 2007 he organizes the walking artistic and educational process 'Visual March to Prespes'.
He has organized International Conferences on Contemporary Aesthetics with an emphasis on Walking Art, the most recent one of it being the Encounters/Conference Art/Walking Bodies/Walking Practices, Prespes 2019, and the e-publication Walking Art/Walking Aesthetics, Interartive, 2018).
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A descriptive walk done on behalf of a person who is bed/house-bound with illness in a landscape they recall.

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