Born in 1968, she studied in Paris where she graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux - Arts of Paris with a diploma in Sculpture - multimedia (avec les félicitations du Jury). In 1994 she received a grant for research and worked at the Institut des Hautes Études en Arts Plastiques in Paris. In 1995 she received the price for research in Visual Arts of the French Ministry of Culture FIACRE. In 1996 she worked in the International studio - Curator Programme in New York financed by the A.F.A.A French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


She presented 21 exhibitions (selection below):


1992  “L’Art est Justice” CENTRE GEORGES POMPIDOU, Revue Parlée Paris 1994 “Eating Philosophy” Galerie OZ, Paris,

1994  “Medals of Honour” Galerie OZ, Paris, France

1995  “Let Me Be Your Guide” Galerie Renos Xippas, Paris, France

1995  “The Travesty of Art” Ileana Tounta, Contemporary Art Center,Athens, Greece

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1996  “Europa A Story of Art” PASSAGES Center for Contemporary Art,Troyes, France

1996  “Playing Darts” Galerie Pierre Nouvion, Monaco

1997  “I am Interested in Real Fiction” Galerie Pour La Vie, CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art, Bordeaux, France

1997  ”Lecture sur les Blue Pigs” MUSEE GEO-CHARLES, Echirolles, France

1998  “BLUE PIGS” INTERNATIONALStudioCuratorProgramNewYork,USA

1998  “DAY 3 BLUE PIGS” LEHMANN - MAUPIN, Gallery New York, U.S.A.
2006  “Five Different Stones” Gallery Kypriaki Gonia Larnaka, Cyprus
2010  “Painting Testimony” DIATOPOS Center for Contemporary Art, Nicosia, Cyprus 2013 “Le Manifeste d’une Femme au Monde”
          University of Cyprus
2015  “Painting is my Resistance” Alpha C.K. Art Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus
2018  “The liquid body” Alpha C.K. Art Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus

Works of Art of Marina Olympios belong to the following collections: Dakis Joannou collection Athens, the Daskalopoulos Collection Los Angeles, Pierre Nouvion Monaco and Marzio Carver Monaco, Ministry of Education & Culture Cyprus, Central Bank Cyprus, Hellenic Bank Cyprus, Laiki Bank Cyprus, Municipality of Larnaka, Electricity Authority of Cyprus.

Marina Olympios is the author of a number of books, including:
“L’ Art est Justice”, Centre Georges Pompidou and editions DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art
“Europa a Story of Art” editions DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art and the J.F. Costopoulos Foundation “Le Manifeste d’une Femme au Monde” University of Cyprus.



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