MARINA VELISIOTI
MONUMENTS TO SPACE


Sold Out Design and untiled gallery are pleased to present a solo exhibition.

18 May – 29 June 2024

Opening reception:
Friday 17 May, 18.00 hs.

Photographs by Ivo Nedyalkov

Ancient Architecture, 2024
vinyl, yarns, photography on steel plate
40 x 54 cm
Aeria 1, 2024
yarns on paper, framed
31 x 36 cm
Aeria 1 (Detail), 2024
yarns on paper, framed
31 x 36 cm

Monuments to space

Monuments to Space
is an exhibition that showcases Marina Velisioti’s examination of locations with incomprehensible phenomena.
Fictional or not, Velisioti’s practice involves intensive study of reports and witness testaments of the these abnormal areas.
Her role can be seen as a translator to humans: Making the invisible detectable.

In Monuments to Space untiled gallery tries to bridge the gap to the otherworldly by showing seven framed photo-collages that include vinyl and yarn and one extensive tapestry piece.

Drawing inspiration from ancient architecture and forgotten landscapes, Velisioti crafts collages, tapestries, and sculptures inviting viewers to lose themselves in surreal narratives and symbolic motifs. As a scholar of U.F.O.'s, monsters and sci-fi culture, Velisioti has been producing a series of collages, tapestries and sculptures developing narratives inspired by ancient buildings, deserted or forgotten landscapes, motifs and symbols, turning them into astonishing, unrealistic universes, often with a playful mood.

Untiled gallery will host an opening reception at the gallery on Friday, May 17, from 18.00 hs. unity.

Our gallery programme (bridging borders 24)
in 2024 is kindly supported by:




BIO

Marina Velisioti was born in Thessaloniki and studied at the Department of Applied Arts (MFA) at the School of Fine Arts in Thessaloniki.

She has been involved in video art applications in the fields of music psychology, psychoacoustics and documentary. In 2008 she attended a seminar of the Fulbright Foundation lecture by Glenn Lowry, director of MOMA, on "Following the Modern: Thoughts on the museum of modern art and the word of art today".

She studied looming, 2018 - 2021, in SEN Heritage Looms Foundation, Athens, Greece and
is working with weaving, collages and sculptural installation.
She is the founder and editor of the art zine Bebabebo, with nine issues since 2013.

Velisioti has been awarded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artworks Fellows (2022).

In the last section of her works, Marina Velisioti has been producing a series of collages, tapestries and sculptures developing narratives inspired by ancient buildings, deserted or forgotten landscapes, motifs symbols.




Ancient Architecture (Detail), 2024
vinyl, yarns, photography on steel plate
40 x 54 cm
Zeus, 2024
vinyl, marker, photography on steel plate
40 x 54 cm
Zeus (Detail), 2024
vinyl, marker, photography on steel plate
40 x 54 cm
Pyramids, 2024
vinyl, yarns, photography on steel plate
40 x 54 cm
Pyramids (Detail), 2024
vinyl, yarns, photography on steel plate
40 x 54 cm
Aeria 1, 2024
yarns on paper, framed
31 x 36 cm
Aeria 1 (Detail), 2024
yarns on paper, framed
31 x 36 cm
Old World, 2024
yarns on paper, framed
30 x 36 cm
Aeria 2, 2024
yarns on paper, framed
30 x 35 cm
Aeria 2 (Detail), 2024
yarns on paper, framed
30 x 35 cm
Ancient Aeria, 2024
yarns on paper, framed
37 x 32 cm
Amazones, 2023
300 x 150 cm
mechanical loom tapestry, cotton
Amazones (Detail), 2023
300 x 150 cm
mechanical loom tapestry, cotton
Installation View
Installation View
Installation View