Marina Xenofontos


Marina Xenofontos (1988, Cyprus) is a Limassol and Amsterdam based artist. Xenofontos recently completed Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, NL in 2019, after graduating from MFA Sculpture, Bard College, NY, USA in 2018. Xenofontos’ work deals with collective memory, alternative history and ideology. She employs video, sculpture, and the archive to experiment with technique, material and form by using personal narrative to excavate and reframe the ideological in artistic production and the everyday.

Recent and forthcoming solo exhibitions: Hot Wheels Athens, Athens, GR, Sept, 2020; The Island Club, Limassol, CY, 2021 and previously, Karat Castle, Neoterismoi Toumazou, Nicosia, CY, 2015. Recent group shows include: Utters Excess in between, curated by Ioanna Gerakidi and Danae Io, State of Concept, Athens, GR, 2020; A Big Heritage with a Glorious Past, curated by mama, Critical Distance, Toronto, CA, 2020; Hypersurfacing, curated by Marina Christodoulidou, Nimac, Nicosia, CY, 2020; The future of colour, curated by Jan Verwoert, Cyprus Pavilion at Biennale Arte 2017 (Polys Peslikas, Mirene, Arsanios Valentinos Charalampous, Neoterismoi Toumazou), Venice, IT, 2017.


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Fig. 1. Marina Xenofontos, film still, Sunlight Vandalism, 2019,
Single-channel video, 8:39 min, colour, audio, 
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Fig. 2. Marina Xenofontos, installation view, We are not alone - We are a fly in the milk of infinity, 2016, Archive, Diagram by Christophoros Kyriakides, 30 x 21 cm, 
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Fig. 3. Marina Xenofontos, installation view, Underground Plan, 2018,
Wwood, cleaning product, water, 109 x 117 x 31 cm, 
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