Maria Zervos was born in 1977, in Athens, GR. She graduated from the Athens’ School of Fine Arts in 2000. She studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam (2003) and went on with postgraduate studies at the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam (2005). In 2012, she was invited by Harvard University for a research period based on her art work, in the department of Film and Visual Studies, while she received the Fulbright Award in 2012.
She has presented her work in solo and group shows, in spaces that include: • 2014, Arte Laguna International Art Prize, Arsenale, Venice, IT • 2013, Action Field Kodra (Shame/Here), Thessaloniki, GR • Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center (Solo Show: Homo Nomadicus), Athens, GR • Arts @ 29 Garden, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA • 2012, Onassis Cultural Center (Visual Dialogues), Athens, GR • Lesley Heller Workspace, NYC, USA • 2011, Cacoyannis Foundation (1st Festival for Young Writers), Athens, GR • Onassis Cultural Center (Polyglossia), Athens, GR • ReMap 3, Athens, GR • Witzenhausen Gallery, NYC, USA • London Greek Film Festival, London, UK • Nieuw Dacota , Amsterdam, NL • Deiska, Amsterdam, NL • 2010, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center (Solo Show: Bon Voyage), Athens, GR • 2009, PLATFORM 3, Munich, GER • MB ART AGENCY, Amsterdam, NL • 2nd Thessaloniki Biennale, Thessaloniki, GR • Centre Regional d’ Art Contemporain Languedoc Roussillion, Sète, FR • Franoise Heitsch Gallery, Munich, GER • Stichting OutLINE, Amsterdam, NL • 2008, Today Art Museum, Beijing, CH • Emergency Room, Gallery Taiss, Paris, FR • 2007, W 139, Amsterdam, NL • Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center (Artissima), Torino • Stedelijk Museum Central Station, Amsterdam, NL • Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center (Solo Show: Here, Now), Athens, GR • 2006, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, NL.
In 2014 Maria Zervos was finalist and award winner at the Arte Laguna International Art Prize. Further, in 2014 she was invited as a Teaching Assistant by Harvard University, USA. In 2012 she was a guest advisor at the Gerrit Rietveld Acedemy in Amsterdam. In 2009 she was a guest lecturer both at Sandberg Institute in Holland and Athens School of Fine Arts in Greece. Further, she has received the AIAS International Artists Honor Prize in 2004, NL and the 1st AP Artists Award in 2006, NL. She has published two art catalogues, Diagnosis (2005) and Hunting (2008) by futura publications, with the kind support of the Mondriaan Foundation.
She lives and works between Amsterdam, NL, Athens, GR and Cambridge, USA.