ARTEMIS POTAMIANOU
     
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Artemis Potamianou is an artist and curator born in Athens in 1975. She studied at the School of Fine Arts in Athens, Greece (BA Fine Arts) and at the Staffordshire University, London (MA, Mphil/PhD Fine Arts). She has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions in Belgium, Israel, Italy, Greece, Russia, Spain, U.K., U.S.A., at the MAC -Midlands Art Center (Birmingham, U.K.), at the Borough Museum & Art Gallery (Newcastle Under Lyme, U.K.), at the International Young Art 2002: Sotheby's Amsterdam, Sotheby's Tel Aviv, Sotheby's Moscow, at the Change & Partner Contemporary Art Gallery (Rome), at the Colesman Project Space (London), at the Real Gallery (NY), at the Hellenic American Union (Athens), etc.
?n the international scene she has curated exhibitions of artists such as Joseph Kosuth, Terry Atkinson, Peter Greenaway, Candice Brietz of the Guerrilla Girls, Damien Hirst and also many group exhibitions in institutions and alternative spaces.

"?y work explores the ways and mechanisms of presenting art. I am particularly interested in the 'shell', the venues, the conditions, the roles required of those who 'play', who participate in this chain of events, and that's why I often use the triptych of Venue-Artist-Art. My works pose questions about the ways of presenting art, the effect of museum spaces on it and the criteria which determine its artistic character. Furthermore, I examine the role of the artist, his actual and his embellished image and the unreal way in which they are presented to the public in Hollywood films or Press photos, the reason and the way in which art is created and the ways in which artists choose to promote their myth. Finally, my works explore the role of the viewer in seeing and defining the artistic product."