1961Born in Kalamata (GR)
Based in Rotterdam (NL) since 1985

Education

1992 - 1993CPDB course, Teaching Degree in Art Education, Amsterdam1987 - 1991Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam1985 - 1987Free Academy of Fine Arts, The Hague

Solo/Duo exhibitions

2022Settings with Fatima Barznge and Kathrin Wolkowicz, Pictura Dordrecht (NL)2020To-Date co-curated by Gelly Gryndaki, Mulier Mulier gallery (BE)
Maria Ikonomopoulou . Anthology book launch and exhibition Walgenbach art & books, Rotterdam (NL)
2019Fragments 2013-2019 ├╝bergangsweise # 8, Goethe-Institute, Rotterdam (NL)2017School Etymology public intervention during Documenta 14, Athens (GR) - Kassel (DE)
syn[chrono]sides Hellenic Centre, with Anastasia Mina London (GB)
2016Such a Tender Nothingness Dutch Institute Athens (GR)
Border Lines, De Aanschouw, Rotterdam (NL)
Growing Ground, Eleusis Old Railway Station, Elefsina (GR)
2015syn[chrono]sides with Anastasia Mina, Elika gallery, Athens (GR)2014syn[chrono]sides with Anastasia Mina, Walgenbach Art & Books, Rotterdam (NL)
Not About Flowers galerie Wilms, Venlo (NL)
2012Myths in Critical Times, Re:Rotterdam art fair2010galerie Wilms, with Emma van Drongelen, Venlo (NL)
VAN DEN BERGE hedendaagse kunst, with Raf Thys, Goes (NL)
2009Intimate Distances curated by Christina Petrinou, Martinos antique & art gallery, Athens (GR)2008Rechtsachter, Fine Arts Centre, Rotterdam (NL)2007Synergy Mirta Demare gallery, Rotterdam (NL)2006YOU and ME contemporary art centre Ileana Tounta, Athens (GR)
looking through Erasmus Gallery, Rotterdam (NL)
Give me your word Historical Museum, Rotterdam (NL)
2005looking through, projectroom Tint gallery, Thessaloniki (GR)2001Ergo-xeira Choros Technis 24 gallery, Athens (GR)2000Choros Technis 24 gallery, Athens (GR)

Group exhibitions

2021Textile Biennale - Food for Thought Rijswijk Museum (NL)
INTENS Arwe gallery, Gouda (NL)
2020Hypnagogia Nitra gallery, Athens (GR)
Bright Days Ahead- artists of the gallery Commeter gallery, Hamburg (DE)
2019Art Thessaloniki fair with MulierMulier gallery, Thessaloniki (GR)
From the Book tot the Book offshoot artspace, London (GB)
Orde en Chaos Sint-Joriskerk, Amersfoort (NL)
Art Brussels fair with MulierMulier gallery, Brussels (BE)
Platforms Project Independent Art Fair, with VZ studio, Athens (GR)
2018At the Beginning Was the Word, EMST at the National Art Museum of China NAMOC, Beijing (CN)
Unguided Tour Martinos gallery, with Vasilis Zografos and Irini Bachlitzanaki, Athens (GR)
be glazed and fired VZ studio, Thessaloniki (GR)
30 years Mulier Mulier gallery, Knokke (BE)
2017Learning from Documenta Cc Strombeek, Grimbergen (BE)
Rotterdam Metamorfosen Verhalenhuis Belvedere, Rotterdam
Women's Methodology Mulier Mulier gallery, Knokke Zoute (BE)
Bright Days Ahead Commeter gallery, Hamburg (DE)
Be my Guest VZ studio, Thessaloniki (GR)
Bolero - Station: Athens Eos gallery, Athens (GR)
De Gastengalerij curated by Leonie van Santvoort, Kunsttraject, Amsterdam
The Greek Counter Example with Mulier Mulier gallery, Diplareios School, Athens (GR)
2016Hommage to Nikos Alexiou, CAN gallery, Athens (GR)
Finding Ling-Ling's Head, Cookie Butcher, Antwerp (BE)
Typography as an act of art, Greek State Museum, Thessaloniki (GR)
Art Athina fair with Mulier Mulier gallery, Athens (GR)
The Cologne Art Book Fair with Cube art editions (DE)
29th Moscow International Book Fair, Moscow (RUS)
2015Greece Land of Honey Mulier Mulier gallery, Knokke Zoute (BE)
Art Eco - Attitudes Cc Strombeek, Grimbergen (BE)
Dream On...(works on paper) galerie Sanaa, Utrecht (NL)
Art Athina fair with Mulier Mulier gallery, Athens (GR)
2014Transformation Depo Darm Contemporary Art Space, Athens(GR)
Reflections on Art and Literature[, curated by Artemis Potamianou and Thalia Vrachopoulos, rosalux, Berlin (DE)
Art Athina fair with Mulier Mulier gallery, Athens (GR)
The Rule of Law and the Right to be Human[, curated by Thalia Vrachopoulos, School for Fine Arts, Athens (GR)
2013Paper Art CODA Museum, Apeldoorn (NL)
Watou Art festival Watou (BE)
WILMS gallery, Venlo (NL)
Meeting Greece Mulier Mulier gallery, Knokke (BE)
Art Athina fair with Mulier Mulier gallery, Athens (GR)
Aanwinsten, new pieces in the collection of the LUMC, Leiden
Post Rotterdam, Sanaa gallery, Utrecht (NL)
Re:Rotterdam art fair, Rotterdam (NL)
2012Graphic Arts Triennal, State Art Museum, Novosibirisk (RUS)
Paper Dimensions LUMC gallery, Leiden (NL)
Gulliver Goes, into a whirlpool vortex Le Secet Museum, Goes (NL)
10 x 10, ten artists read ten writers , Choros Technis 24 gallery, Athens (GR)
2011OCC one , TinT gallery, Thessaloniki (GR)
omerexpo , Wilms gallery, Venlo (NL)
Graphos Biennal , Kruithuis, Den Bosch (NL)
Polyglossia , curated by Marilena Karra, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens (GR)
Drawing Stories 2 , Ileana Tounta Centre of Contemporary Art, Athens (GR)
Art Athina fair, with Mulier Mulier gallery (GR)
arteBa fair, with Mirta Demare gallery, Buenos Aires (ARG)
Art Rotterdam, with Mirta Demare gallery, Rotterdam (NL)
2010Hidden Memories, Lost Traces, Sinopale 3, International Sinop Biennale, Sinop (TR)
ALL ABOUT WORDS, Mulier Mulier gallery, Knokke (BE)
Expanded Drawing, curated by Pilar Ribal, Isabel Hurley gallery, Malaga (SP)
In-scribe, curated iris Kritikou, Hellenic American Union, Athene (GR)
Dutch Treat, Tupajumi Foundation, Bergen (NO)
Drawing Stories, 50-1gallery, Limassol (CY)
Groot Grafiek De Krabbedans, Eindhoven (NL)
Groot Grafiek Fine Arts Centre, Rotterdam (NL)
Taseis Fygis (Escapism) Kourd gallery, Athens (GR)
Fantastische Fotografie, curated by Rommert Boonstra, Fine Arts Centre, Rotterdam (NL)
# 15 100 x 100, Zwerfende Tentoonstellingen, Koetshuis, Rotterdam (NL)
Art Athina fair with Mirta Demare gallery, Athens (GR)
WildeBookMarkt, Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam (NL)
2009Gamma Epsilon Delta curated by Els Hanappe, TinT gallery, Thessaloniki (GR)
Expanded Ecologies curated by Daphne Vitali, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (GR)
Art Athina, with Mirta Demare gallery, Athens (GR)
booking the book, curated by Maria Aggeli, Biza - Vlahou bookbindery, Athens (GR)
Art Rotterdam, with Mirta Demare gallery, Rotterdam (NL)
2008Avant/Apres/Nu Museo de la Ciudad, Queretaro (MX)
Source - Threads of origins passing into the present, Mirta Demare gallery, Rotterdam (NL)
Urban Green Poonberg gallery, Rotterdam (NL)
Art Amsterdam fair with Mirta Demare gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
Art Athina with Mirta Demare gallery, Athens (GR)
Flower Power Poonberg gallery, Rotterdam (NL)
Mijn grootouders en ik Fine Arts Centre Flevoland, Almere (NL)
2007Art Rotterdam fair with Mirta Demare gallery, Rotterdam (NL)
Art Athina fair with Mirta Demare gallery, Athens (GR)
Emergency Room Ileana Tounta Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens (GR)
Domicilliary Tradition curated by Gelly Grindaki, Cheap Art, Athens (GR)
Unfair fair with Ileana Tounta gallery, Macedonia Palace, Thessaloniki (GR)
Culturen verbinden curated by Eva Fotiadi, WTC gallery, Rotterdam (NL)
2006Crossing the Borders State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (GR)
Welcome Home Laika curated by Sylvia Kouvalis, Alti Ay Projectspace, Istanbul (TR)
Handle with Care Phoebus Gallery, Rotterdam (NL)
Mensbeeld Artstore, Rotterdam (NL)
Art Rotterdam with Mirta Demare gallery, Rotterdam (NL)
Positive Charges MRI project, Contemporary Art Centre, Thessaloniki (GR)
2005Zonder Label Fine Arts Center, Rotterdam (NL)
Intervention Growing Care in the frame of action cARTel, Athens (GR)
Intervention free space IN BETWEEN Art-Athina fair, Athens (GR)
2004ARCO fair with Mirta Demare gallery, Madrid (SP)
Should I stay or should I go? De Schone Kunsten Gallery, Haarlem (NL)
Spaces Between Us at the Witte de With festival, Rotterdam (NL)
Prospecten van nooit vermoed schoon Tent, Rotterdam (NL)
2003Small Works RAM Gallery, Rotterdam (NL)
Flash en Fresh Fine Arts Center, Rotterdam (NL)
Outdoor intervention Offer for Friends Art-Rotterdam, Rotterdam (NL)
Outdoor intervention Offer for Friends Art-Athina, Athens (GR)
2002Inspiration Fine Arts Center, Rotterdam (NL)
Loket op Zuid De Dubbelde Palmboom Museum, Rotterdam (NL)
2001Light Writings Room artist run space, Rotterdam (NL)

Work in collections

2021Riziv National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance, Galilei-building Brussels (BE)
Kunstuitleen Rotterdam (NL)
2018Meermanno Museum The Hague (NL)
EMST, National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (GR)
FKP collection Athens/Nafplion (GR)
2016Greek State Museum, Thessaloniki (GR)2014FKP collection Athens/Nafplion (GR)
Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences Rotterdam (NL)
2013Europa 2 Hapag-Lloyd Cruises2012LUMC collection Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden (NL)2011FKP collection Athens/Nafplion (GR)
TUI cruises (DE)
Fine Arts Centre Rotterdam (NL)
2010Allure of the Seas International Corporate Art2008Fine Arts Centre Amsterdam South East (NL)
Fine Arts Centre Rotterdam (NL)
2007Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs The Hague (NL)
VUmc, Amsterdam vumc (NL)
heden kunstuitleen, The Hague (NL)
2006AON, Rotterdam (NL)2004Celia Trigano Paris (FR)2001FKP collection Athens/Nafplion (GR)

Work in public spaces / Commissions

2021Sketch commission for a chasuble, Church of Our Lady-across-the-Dyle, Mechelen (BE)2016Growing Ground interactive project commissioned by Eleusis 2021, candidate city for European Capital of Culture Growing Ground Eleusis (GR)
rho[e]mb-[asm]-i cover for a notebook commissioned by Cube Art Editions, Athens (GR)
2012Temporary/Timeless, entrence floor of the AMOLF institute, Amsterdam (NL)2010Travel Messages, art project for de Hoofdsteden area, Vlaardingen commissioned by the Kunstgebouw
Groot Garfiek, Fine Arts Center, Rotterdam
2009Sketch commission for the new building of AMOLF institute, Amsterdam (NL)
Speaking Water, (with E.Pikaar) Wilnis (NL)
Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom, multifunctional school 'Wereld op Zuid', Rotterdam (NL)
Exploration commission Nieuwland, municipality of Schiedam (NL)
2008Wereld Zaken Pretoriussquare, The Hague (NL)2007Sketch commission for the new building of the primary school De Pijlstart, with E.Pikaar, Vinkeveen (NL)2006ENIG VET , Autoped Institution, Rotterdam (NL)2005Fly out tile wall, municipal primary school De Startbaan, Rotterdam (NL)
Give me your word art project, part of the 'Language campaign' in the borough of Feijenoord, Rotterdam South (NL)
2004Headings tile wall, (with E. Pikaar) municipal primary school De Burght, Amsterdam (NL)
Freedom in Touch Medical Centre Mathenesserlaan/Physiotherapy, Rotterdam (NL)
Art-Blankets contribution to the project 'Loket op Zuid' St.Clara Hospital, Rotterdam (NL)
2003Sketch for a tile wall, Amsterdam Found of the Arts, Amsterdam (NL)
The red garden with E.Pikaar, Pretoriussquare, The Hague (NL)
2002Initialbanners (with E.Pikaar) Henegouwen college, Rotterdam (NL)
Sketch commission Kruidenhofsquare, (with T. vd Werf) Municipality of Diemen (NL)
2001Meeting-tiles with (T.vd Werf) Raadhuissquare, Zevenaar (NL)

Publications

2020Inspiration and canvas the editions of Kathimerini article by Maria Katsounaki, I Kathimerini
Ta Nea Tis Technis
Maria Ikonomopoulou . Anthology monograph, Anthology
rf-Interview 01-03-2020 by Linda Selena for ram foundation
2019kM Magazine #111, article by Anton Staartjes
Catalogue Finding Ling-Ling's Head, Works and archives from the Verhaegen family Collection [part II]
2018article by Margarita Pournara at I Kathimerini newspaper 14.06.2018
documentary for Canvas tv (BE) canvas.be
2016GRAD Review architecture ed. 11 GRADReview
Hommage to Nikos Alexiou by Yannis Constantinidis lifo.gr
Growing Ground, interview with Stavros Ioannidis on Skai TV (3/10/16)
2015Browsing Sessions @ Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam
Interview (Greek spoken) with Artemis Potamianou and George Oraiopoulos at beton7artradio
Kunstenaarsboek syn[chrono]sides is monnikenwerk, Jan Donia for friendsinbusiness Magazine
Big Art Calendar Rotterdam, contribution for pag. 4/5/2015
2014a, contribution for the cover of free press Magazine Athens Voice
Catalogue Reflections on Art and Literature edited by Lo and Behold
O, special contribution at Tortuca, Literature and Art Magazine, nr. 34
Nederlanders geven 'douse points' aan Griekenland, Eleni Bezirianoglou voor Athens Voice 17/5/2014
2013Catalogue Kunsten Festival Watou 2013 edited by Watou Kunstenfestival
Interview (Dutch spoken) with Anton de Goede at De Avonden van VPRO radio, (15/08/2013)
Interview (Greek spoken) with Nikko Koulousios at Helaas Pindakaas Radio(10/02/2013)
In the Studio#129 daily-lazy.blogspot
2012Following the Thread Margherita Dessanay, Elephant Magazine #9
Big Art Calendar Rotterdam, contribution for pag. 10/2/2012
2011Tortuca # 26, image contribution at the Literature and Art Magazine Tortuca
WONDERBOOK, the wonder of Our Art Collection on Allure of the Seas, produced and edited byInternational Corporate Art
Ikastiki Polyglossia horis kamia parafonia, article by Nelly Abravanel, news paper I Kathimerini
2010Emma van Drongelen en Maria Ikonomopoulou, Anna van Leeuwen, Kunstbeeld Magazine 10/2010
Taseis Fygis(Escapisme) catalogue (GR)
De kunst van het reizen, Ger van Veen, weekly news paper Groot Vlaardingen (13/10/2010)
In-scribe catalogue, Hellenic American Union, Athens, (GR)
Techni ipo skian, Dora Christidou, House & Garden Magazine (GR)
2009Me proti ili tin fotografia Krista Konstantinidi, ESTIA newspaper (GR), (9/11/2009)
Catalogue Expanded Ecologies Perspectives in a Time of Emergency edited by Dafni Vitali (EMST)
Speaking Water by Apostolos Mitsios for Yatzer www.yatzer.com
Griekse Zonnesteek, Margriet de Groot, Seasons Magazine (6/2009)
Water aan het woord, Wim Oudshoorn, Lychnari Magazine (3/2009)
We wonen en werken op pudding, Hetty Kompier, AD/groenehart (7/4)
The spaces between us, Marjolijn van Duyn, Textiel Plus Magazine(nr.207)
Artists book booking the book, edited by Maria Aggeli
2008growing care www.yatzer.com
Arno Kramer has chosen the piece Connections as 'art piece of the day' January the 18th, at the site galeries.nl
water aan het woord, catalogue by commission, the Mynicipality of Mijdrecht
2007Tussen twee culturen Riet van der Linden, Opzij Magazine, December 2007
Artists in Rotterdam, Marianne Smit, 'Punt Uit' Magazine June/July 2007
Catalogue Culturen Verbinden, edited Eva Fotiadi
Lychnari Magazine, March 2007
You and Me and In Between, Maria Aggeli, 'loukoumi' Magazine, (GR), 01.07
2006Techni entos Aygoustinos Zenakos, newspaper 'To Vima' 7.10
Publication Historie Meter Rotterdam Autoped foundation, Rotterdam
You and Me and In Between, Maria Aggeli, Highlights Magazine (GR), nr.25
Selides anoixtes ston kosmo, Dimitris Rigopoulos, 'I Kathimerini' newspaper (GR), 15.10

Catalogue Nagsael Silvia B./Rolf Engelen, Veenman Publishers, Rotterdam
Catalogue YOU and ME Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre, Athens (GR)
Catalogue Visual Arts in Greece 2006/Crossing the Borders State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (GR)
Catalogue Positive Charges Thessaloniki Center of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (GR)
Maria Ikonomopoulou Afshan Ayar, Erasmus Magazine 23.03.06
O dromos sou se xreiazetai Marilena Kougla, COOL Magazine (GR) 01.06
2005Geef me je woord cataloque by commission, borough of Feynoord, Rotterdam
Het spanningsvbeld tussen individu en collectief Ingelies Vermeulen, Griekeland Magazine
Morfes Dialogou, Aggeliki Sapika, Close Up magazine (GR) 11.05
Kati trexei, Tonia Makra, Taxidromos Magazine (GR) 19.11
Interview on radio Rijmond 15.09
Hoofdstukken van beeldend kunstenaars en scholieren, Canis Zijlmans, Maandblad voor de beeldende vakken Magazine 03.05
2004Bruggen bouwen, Riet van der Linden, Opzij Magazine 12.04
Geborduurde tussenruimten, Canis Zijlmans, Rotterdamse Dagblad newspaper 11.11
2003Catalogue Loket op Zuid Art Institution of Rotterdam
Contribution at artist book HomeComing of Hilde Aagaard, Cube Art Editions, Athens (GR)
2002Catalogue Inspiratie Fine Arts Centre, Rotterdam2001Catalogue Kleinschalige Opdrachten Beleid Fine Arts Centre, Rotterdam

Additional activities

2019Text contribution to the 5th edition of the Borgerstraat Magazine2017Curatorial Bolero - Station: Athens Eos gallery, Athens (GR)2014Residency, Lalandhuset, Kleppe (NO)2013Lecture about my work at the Coda museum in Apeldoorn (NL)2011Member of advising committee Groot Grafiek for the City Art Centre of Rotterdam (NL)2009Contribution at the symposium 'what is actually making?' Fontys, High school for the Arts, Tilburg (NL)
Member of the editors team of Lychnari Magazine (until 2015)
2008Guest lectures, Fine Arts department at the University of Queretaro (MX)2006Curatorial You and Me with Lidy Jacobs, Lie van der Werff en Schilte & Portielje, Contemporary Art Centre Ileana Tounta (1st floor), Athens (GR)