Mary Zygouri was born in 1973 in Athens. Lives and works between Greece and Italy.
Zygouri employs various means always using performance as her fixed point of reference. Her actions, organized in detail and thoroughly prepared, usually unfold in public spaces thus provoking unpredictable outcomes and the viewers’ critical participation; a practice enabling the action to diverge. Her physical movement in space is so powerful that literally absorbs the human and urban vibrations transforming them into a political act of self-definition through art. The collective body of the spect-actors performs in a social ritual within a hybrid locus.
Zygouri has participated in various solo and group exhibitions, among them: 2017-2018: Documenta 14, Athens , Kassel; Mu.ZEE, Ostend (BE); National Museum of Contemporary Art (ΕΜΣΤ) and Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (GNIAM), Rome. (IT); Prometeo Gallery di Ida Pisani , Milan, (IT). 2016: Palazzo Morra,Venice (IT); Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design & Space and Benaki Museum, Athens (GR);2015: UNIDEE (IT) and IKSV, Istanbul (TR); 6th Athens Biennale, Athens(GR); Carnaval/ Visual Art”,I.C.E, Museo Pino Pascali,(IT); 2014: Aischylian Festival, Elefsina (GR); 2013: Whitebox KULTFABRIC Munchen Kulturreferat - Babnik, Munchen; (ASFA) Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens (GR); 2012: ISET Contemporary Greek Art Institute,(GR); 2010: IILA, Istituto Italo-Latino Americano, Studio Stefania Miscetti, Rome (IT); 2009: 2nd Biennial Thessaloniki, Drasis (GR); 1st Performance Festival, Thessaloniki (GR); 2007: Studio Stefania Miscetti, Rome (IT); 2005: Locus Athens and Municipality of Athens, Theatre Square, Athens (GR).