Anthia Loizou




Anthia’s work is as rough as it is poetic; her shapes are as contemporary as they are archaic.

There is a great complexity to it and still it allows immediate access. The shapes themselves are quite different from each other and give way to many references. Some shapes are completely abstract and associated to a cubist, constructivist heritage. Others again seem to evoke classic forms, similar to Greek meander shapes or volutes. Hence the first layer of complexity lies in the shapes of the single cardboard elements. But the elements are randomly combined with one another and extend into space. Therefore one element is differently perceivable from various standpoints. This adds a great deal to the visual experience of the work. At this point we distinguished several shapes and recognized diverse perspectives of the single elements, but the combination of these elements in a jungle-like installation puts them also in reaction to one another. This makes for an uncountable number of compositions one can frame while walking through the installation (and its magnificent shadow play). However new this experience of painting is, for whatever reason it does not feel alien at all. The single elements are all retrievable in art previously experienced sure. However, I dare to point at a greater dimension of familiarity which might be linked to the way the work is made. Namely intuitively. More like an internal search for a language.

Victoria Dejaco - curator / founder of Hallway gallery

Ausschnitt aus dem Text für die Ausstellung “Mnemonic”







2013 Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, abstract painting, AT

2008 Athens School of Fine Arts, visual arts, GR




  • Group exhibition of my selves, diploma exhibition, off-space opposite of School of Fine Arts, Athens, GR


  • Paper room, curated by Elena Mironova, Greenwich Center, Ekaterinburg, RU
  • Fallen, performance/sculpture for SAY IT>GR
  • former Knoll Gallery, Vienna, AT


  • Mnemonic, curated by Victoria Dejako, Hallway Gallery, Vienna, AT




  • Wild-Spoerri-Rosenstein, Hotel am Brillantengrund, curated by Adam Szymczyk, Vienna, AT

  • Die Wirklichkeit ist nur ein Teil des Möglichen, curated by Veronika Dirnhofer & Philip Patkowitsch, FWP, Vienna, AT
  • Stück für Stück, Domenig Galerie in der Ankerbrot, curated by Anna Khodorkovskaya, Vienna, AT
Törn, Gallery 3, curated by Lena Freimüller, Velden, AT
I am spoiled by you, Periscope, Salzburg, AT
Neue Wiener Ernsthaftigkeit, Semperdepot, Vienna, AT


  • Parallel Vienna, participating with Flux23, Vienna, AT

  • In der Unendlichkeit sagt die Linie Hallo, curated by Miru Svolikova & Kathi Scheucher, Library of Akbild, Vienna, AT
  • The exit is usually where the entrance was, permanent exhibition, Library of Akbild, Vienna, AT

  • Slow art down!, in frames of open atelier ‘18 - Akbild, Vienna, AT



  • Demystifying Femininity, curated by Ale Zapata T, Gallery Improper Walls, Vienna, AT
Hellenic Color, curated by Dimitris Papageorgopoulos, StoART Korai Gallery, Athens, GR
  • constant condition of emergency, curated by Eva Kekou, baseGALLERY, Athens, GR
The Grand Tour Show, curated by Jelena Micic & Zarko Alexic, Kvaka 22, Belgrade, RS
Exhibition of Greek National Bank & Insurances Art prize Competition, StoArt Korai Gallery, Athens, GR
  • A fly in the milk, Library of Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, AT
Marzipan und Wäscheleine, Akbild, Vienna, AT

  • On Tour, Y.A.M.A. (Young Association of Modern Art), Milan / Turin, IT

  • We saw light and we came in, curated by Andrej Polukord & Mario Strk, Galerie Uberall, Athens, GR


  • Friends, Curator’s apartment, part of WAS Biennale, curated by Alex Kei & Elena Mironova, Ekaterinburg, RU
  • Rigid Splinter, So Weit, die Zukunft [SWDZ], curated by Kasper Møller Christiansen, Vienna, AT

  • Abstrakt 15/16, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, AT
viennacontemporary, curated by Andrej Polukord & Mario Strk, Galerie Uberall, Vienna, AT


  • At the same time, Art UnAnchored Festival, curated by Georgij Melnikov, on board MS Stadt Wien, Vienna, AT
  • Ecumena, (environmental installation with Anna Khodorkovskaya and Jelena Micic), Atelier Suterena, Vienna, AT
  • Charity Art Market, curated by Anna Khodorkovskaya, O.T. gallery, Vienna, AT

  • Art Prize Laguna 2015 - Finalist Artists Exhibit, Arsenale, Venice, IT
  • 3 artists exhibit, curated by Yannos Kostantinou, Stathmi Gallery, Lefkosia, CY
Across the white, (costume design for performative installation of F. Futtercknecht), Im Ersten gallery, Vienna, AT
  • Albrechtsfeld Project, curated by Lara Starhemberg, Bäckerstrasse4 Gallery, Vienna, AT


2017 Greek National Bank & Insurances Art Prize, GR

2015 Art Prize Laguna - Venice, Finalist Artists Exhibition in Arsenale, IT

2013 IKY scholarship - National Scholarships Foundation of Greece, GR

2012 IKY prize - National Scholarships Foundation of Greece, GR


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