DeAnna Maganias
Born in 1967 in Washington D.C. (USA)
Lives and works in Teverina di Cortona (IT)

 

DeAnna Maganias uses sculpture, video, painting, and photography to re-approach mundane perspectives in architecture usually by stressing an aspect of its original form, simply isolating a detail from reality, revealing a layer of meaning. An important aspect of DeAnna Maganias’ work is about the way objects and places deviate from their commonplace identity, how they gradually become dissociated from their everyday utility when approached from a different point of view.

DeAnna uses architectural elements such as a floor, a detail of a house, or simply a white wall, where our thoughts may be projected upon.

Her paintings serve as a vehicle through their neutrality and manage somehow to give space to the viewer to see through them or to ideally see within him/ her.

 

Education of DeAnna Maganias 

 

MA in Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI (USA)
MA inThe Cooper Union, New York (USA)

SOLO SHOW

2016

Something is in the house, Rebecca Camhi gallery, Athens (GR)

2011

Far Away, Rebecca Camhi gallery, Athens (GR)

2010

Bathed in Light, Rebecca Camhi gallery, Athens (GR)

2007

The view from bed, Thomas Erben gallery, New York (USA)

2006

Art Forum Berlin, project space, Paolo Bonzano Gallery (IT)

Getting to St. Peter, Paolo Bonzano gallery, Rome (IT)

Art Brussels : project space,  cur by Rebecca Camhi gallery (IT)

2001

Vaguely Familiar Places, Rebecca Camhi gallery, Athens (GR)

GROUP SHOW

2013

Everywhere but now, cur by Adelina von Furstenberg 4th Biennale of contemporary art Thessaloniki (GR)

Group Show : Nobuyoshi Araki, Konstantin Kakanias,Sean Landers, DeAnna Maganias, Tracey Morffatt. Rebecca Camhi, Athens (GR)

2012

Eu – 27 countries, 27 artists. Museum Tongerlohuys, Roosendaal (NL)

2011

Investigations of a dog, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm (SE)

The Memorial : 16 Artists people. Jewish Museum of Greece (GR)

2010

Investigations of a dog, La maison rouge – Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris (FR)

Invisible shadows, Images of the Uncertainty, Marta Herford Museum, Herford (DE)

2009

From the Sublime to the Ridiculous, cur by Teverina Fine Art Athens (GR)

Investigations of a Dog/ Works from the FACE collections, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaundego, Turin (IT)

Expanded Ecologies: Perspectives in A Time of Emergency, cur by Dafni Vitali, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (GR)

2008

Common View, curated by Eleni Koukou and Ghislaine Dantan National Theatre, Athens (GR)

2007

Young Greek Artists, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (GR)

Exposition Dialogues Mediterraneen, Ete culturel 2007, Saint Tropez (FR)

Her(his)tory, cur by Marina Fokides Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens (GR)

2006

An outing- Contemporary art in Greece in the 21st century, Beltsios collection, Trikala (GR) Positive Charges, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (GR)

2005

New York connections, Hilger gallery, Vienna (AT)

Expanded Painting, Biennale2, Prague (CZ)

2004

Twist: Recent Video Art from Greece, Video Zone: the 2nd International Video Biennial,  cur by Katerina Gregos Tel Aviv (IL)

The Mediterraneans, cur by Katerina Gregos Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome MACRO, Rome (IT)

European Space-Sculpture Quadrennial Riga 2004, Latvia (LV)

Arco Greece, cur by Katerina Gregos,
Sania Papas, Denys Zaharopoulos contemporary perspectives in the visual arts, Madrid (ES)

2003

Outlook: the international exhibit for contemporary art, cur by Christos Joachimides,Athens  (GR)

Poetic Justice, 8th International Istanbul Biennale, cur by Dan Cameron,
Istanbul (TR)

2000

Kiss from Greece, Birgit Hoffmeister and Maria Papadimitriou, cur by Hariklia Hari Galerie Wohnmaschine, Berlin, (DE)

 

1999

METRO: New trends in Contemporary Greek Art, curated by Dan Cameron DESTE Foundation, Athens (GR)

1997

TAKE OFF, Galerie Krinzinger, Benger Fabrik, Bregenz (AT)

PRIZE

2010

Award-winning project – For The Greek Holocaust Memorial, Athens (GR)

COLLECTION

 

Museum Marta, Herford (DE)

MACRO Museum, Rome (IT)

Collection of Dakis Ioannou (GR)

Collection of Dimitris Daskalopoulos (GR)