Marios Fournaris

 

Marios Fournaris was born in Piraeus on 1981. He studied urban planning, strategic design and development, at the National Technical University of Athens (N.T.U.A), Department of Rural and Surveying Engineering.  In 2010, he graduated from the Department of Visual and Applied Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, of the Aristotle University of Thessalonica (A.U.Th.) where he focused on issues such as space, sculptural form and three dimensional installations. He continued his studies on postgraduate level (Master in Fine Arts-MFA), in the University of Dundee, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD), in United Kingdom, specialized in the reproduction of contemporary formats of art, photography and art in public space. As a founding member of the art group «GAMEPLAY», through lectures and performances,he investigated in detail, the definition of the work of art in the modern social environment. Since 2013 he carries out a doctoral research-thesis (PhD) at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.Th.), in matters relating to art theory, cultural studies and anthropology. His immediate research interests are including concepts such as myths, symbols and semiotics approaches of objects of the material culture, in relation to contemporary visual perception. He has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions, and his works belong to collections in Greece and abroad, as well as in the collections of the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art (M.M.C.A) and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Florina.

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