Dimitria Markou ( *1991, Chisinau) lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland.

In 2015 Markou received a BA in Fine Arts from the Zurich University of Arts (ZHdK). She draws inspiration from popular culture, honesty, animation and the operations of the art market. Markou is interested in text paintings; combining figurative, sometime cartoon-like images with language. She prefers working with non-traditional materials; beads, paper flowers and lipstick are some of the media she explores.

Education:

2012 – 2015
BA Media and Art: Fine Arts
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK) Zurich, Switzerland

2008 – 2010
attRAct, workshops in architecture and art
Royal Academy of Arts, London, England

2007 – 2010
Double GSCEs and GCE in Art
The Ravenscroft School, London, England

2004 – 2005
Iconography Lessons
Iera Moni Agiou Ioannou (St. Joan’s Monastery), Crete, Greece

2000 – 2003
sketching and oil painting lessons
Maria Pantatzi Gkagka, Kastoria, Greece

Exhibitions:

2015
BA Graduation show
Toni Areal, Zurich, Switzerland
Symposium & exhibition “Aufgeweckte Kunstgeschichten”
Kunsthaus Zurich, Vortragssaal, Zurich, Switzerland
WRAPPED – We Believe In Your Storage!
SECRET-GäNG, Perla Mode, Zurich, Switzerland

2014
Sweet Nothings
ONO Gallery, Zurich
SOKK, group exhibition
Arbenz, Zurich
Aufgeweckte Kunstgeschichten, group exhibition
Toni Areal, Zurich
Welcome deadline, group exhibition
Import Export, ZHdK, Zurich
Washington Ghost, group exhibition
A.C. KUPPER Modern, Zurich

2013
If Nobody Was Watching
ZHdK, Zurich, Switzerland

2010
Michael Landy Art Bin, group exhibition
South London Gallery, London, England
Graduation GCSEs, group exhibition
The Ravenscroft School, London, England

Bibliography:

2015
Aufgeweckte Kunst-Geschichten: Menschen mit Demenz auf Entdeckungsreise im Museum
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK) und Universität Zürich Zentrum für Gerontologie Zurich, Switzerland
Commissioned illustration cover
UBS Global Family Office Summit
Zurich, Switzerland

 

 

 

Selected Employment within the Arts Industry:

July. 2015- Present
Editor, ELUSIVE Magazine

ELUSIVE is an online magazine with a focus on contemporary art, cutting-edge designs, photography and film. Its main features cover upcoming events in architecture, fashion and the art world allowing its readers to dive in and become infinitely inspired.

My article entries can be found here

Oct. 2015- June 2016
Paid Internship at Gagosian Gallery, 980 Madison Ave. New York

Assisting Sales Associate on various projects including:
• ”Art as an Asset” presentation at Art Basel, Miami Beach 2015
• ”Fine Art Asset” presentation and accompanying assistance during
the presentation at Morgan Stanley, New York in 2016
• VIP Client Case Studies
• Research and analysis of Modern and Contemporary Art Market

– Thorough research and preparation on upcoming exhibitions and accompanying publications
– Assisting Art Dealer on upcoming permanent Public Art project in New York
– Art fair assistant, for the organisation and preparation before and during Frieze, New York 2016 and Art Basel, Switzerland 2016

Reference upon request

 

April. 2013 – October 2013
Internship/Gallery Assistant at Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich

– Administrative Tasks, working with Adobe CS and Art Dimensions
– Preparation of Exhibitions
– Management of Customers and Website
– Managing artists information (invites, CVs, payment) and works (labels)
– Rearranging artworks and creating a labelled storage system
– Full gallery responsibility for two weeks and on weekends

Reference upon request