- October 15, 2019
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.”