Alexis Fidetzis

Athens / Greece

Alexis Fidetzis is an artist based in Athens, Greece, where he was born in 1987. He is part of the class of 2019 in the URBAN NATION Artist in Residence Scholarship Program. […]

Biography / Alexis Fidetzis

Alexis Fidetzis is an artist based in Athens, Greece, where he was born in 1987. He is part of the class of 2019 in the URBAN NATION Artist in Residence Scholarship Program.

Alexis Fidetzis really wants to be a historian, but until then he is creating art mainly based on historical research. He proudly holds a BFA in painting from the Athens School of Fine Arts and an MFA from the Pratt Institute in New York City where he explored research based art focusing on art and geopolitics.

“I consider my work to be a critique of modernity’s conservative aspects. I investigate the narratives, institutions and social structures that define identities and aesthetics, in an effort to question the constructions that are valuable to the sustainability of conservative fantasies. Between humour and seriousness, research and fiction, my work is mainly driven by popular myths and historical data. By playing, hiding and reconstructing, my artistic process produces alternative narratives through real, distorted or fake archives, academic writings and ridiculous conspiracies, pseudoscientific installations and performances.”

Featured on Urban Nation / Alexis Fidetzis

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ONE WALL BY BUSTART
The new mural by BustArt at Artpark Tegel is entitled “Departure” and picks up a current topic: the upcoming closure of Tegel Airport. Locally close to the airport, the residents around Neheimer Strasse 4 can now look forward to a
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ONE WALL BY JIM AVIGNON
News from Artpark Tegel: The Berlin painter, illustrator, musician and concept artist Jim Avignon has created a new ONE WALL that expresses the zeitgeist and asks the question of the future between uncertainty and a mood of departure. The new
New facade of the URBAN NATION Museum
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New museum facade by Dave the Chimp & friends
The URBAN NATION museum presents itself with a new, humorous face. The new facade design by Dave the Chimp and four other artists from Berlin not only encourages more solidarity and thus addresses a very current socio-political topic, it is
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„Hier & Jetzt“ – a wall by Maja Hürst
Science, research and urban art – in the new artwork by the Swiss artist Maja Hürst, these three components form a wonderful overall picture that not only convinced a jury in terms of content and aesthetics, but also completely meets
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ONE WALL by Emily Eldridge
Berlin has become a little more colourful again in the last few days: The American artist Emily Eldridge, who lives in Berlin, created a new ONE WALL and enriches the neighborhood around Kastanienplatz in Kreuzberg with lots of color and
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Fresh A.I.R. #2 – Class of 2019
Over the past six months a total of 16 artists from seven nations have lived and worked directly under the roof of the URBAN NATION museum as part of Fresh A.I.R., the Artist in Residence scholarship program of URBAN NATION