MO.17 @ Artists Take the Floor: Socratis Socratous
Within the framework of the program "MO.17: Young Artists from Cyprus", we invited the artist Socratis Socratous, to talk about his practice and the experiences he has gained through his numerous participations in exhibitions in Cyprus, Greece, and internationally.
Known for the intense materiality, manual demands, and execution challenges of his works, Socratis Socratous has created small and
large scale installations and art projects in Europe, the Middle East,
and Australia. The event, taking the form of a discussion between our guests and the attendees, encouraged the participants of the program and other artists to participate and talk about issues related to their work. Socrates Socrates lives and works in Greece and Cyprus. Since 1996 he has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Cyprus, Greece, and abroad. Selected exhibitions include: Instructions for Happiness at 21er Haus - Museum of Contemporary Art, Belvedere, Vienna, curated by Severin Dünser and Olympia Tzortzi (2017), Si Sedes Non Is at The Breeder, Athens, curated by Milovan Farronato, (2017 ), Cher (s) Ami (e) s at the Center Pompidou, Paris (2016), Casts of An Island, at the Point Center for Contemporary Art, Nicosia, curated by Michelangelo Corsaro (2016), Six Open Gates and A Closed One, at The Breeder, Athens (2015), exhibition of shortlisted artists for the DESTE Award, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens (2015), Galerie Saint-Séverin, Paris (2015), This is not my beautiful house, Kunsthalle Athena, Athens (2014), Gestures in Time, Riwaq Biennial, Palestine, curated by Katya Garcia-Anton and Lara Khaldi (2012), A Rock and a Hard Place, 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, State Museum Of Contemporary Art, curated by Paolo Colombo, Mahita El Bacha Urieta, Marina Fokidi (2011), Rumors, Participation of Cyprus at the 53rd Venice Biennale, curated by Sophie Duplaix (2009), The Garden, Greek participation in the Tirana Biennale, Tirana (2001).
Artists Take the Floor is an ongoing initiative that allows local artists to engage with the public, talk about their practice, and specific concepts, themes, and theories, they are interested in. Through this platform, the association aims to open up the discussion and enrich the discourse around the arts in Cyprus.