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Georgia Matsamaki was born in Chania, Crete. She holds a BA in Graphic Design and is currently a photography student. She has attended a series of online seminars on photography from the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) of New York and the University of Edinburgh. Her engagement with this medium began in 2012 and focuses mostly on staged photography. Using her own sets and props, she indirectly narrates stories of personal and/or social issues, capturing situations through insinuation and sometimes, acid humour. Same direction goes for her analogue and digital collages.
Her graphic design and photographic work has been featured in a number of worldwide competitions and group exhibitions in Greece and abroad (Photography Museum of Thessaloniki, Mexican Museum of Design, Cocomat store Barcelona, Art Festival of Bologna, Freud’s Dream Museum of Saint Petersburg etc) as well as on online platforms that focus on contemporary photography (Vice Magazine, Humble Arts Foundation, Lens Culture, Musée Magazine, Feature Shoot, Don't Take Pictures, Lenscratch, Float Magazine, Artdoc Magazine etc). She lives and works in Chania as a senior graphic designer and photographer's assistant.  


www.instagram.com/georgia.matsamaki More of Georgia's work on Instagram, regularly updated.

Featured work and exhibitions (selection):
- Unearthed at Home photography competition (runner up) by Aesthetica Magazine and Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, 2021
- "Empty Streets" online group exhibition for Artdoc Magazine, 2021.
- "The Great Escape" online group exhibition for Float Magazine, 2020.
- China Life Magazine, featured article on "New Food" project, October 2020 printed issue.
- "Anthropause" 2020 exhibition at the MOMus Photography Museum of Thessaloniki, Greece, curated by Iraklis Papaioannou.
- Selected work for Artdoc Magazine "How to read Images" ebook, 2020.
- "New World" online group exhibition for Artdoc Magazine, 2020.
- "Best of Quarantine" online group exhibition for Float Magazine, 2020.
- “Tropes Gone Wild” online group show curated by Jon Feinstein and Roula Seikaly for Humble Arts Foundation, 2020.
- Cheap Poster Art Festival Bologna, Italy 2019.
- “Loss” online group show curated by Tara Wray and Jon Feinstein for Humble Arts Foundation, 2019.
-"Doublegangers" group exhibition, Center of Mediterranean Architecture (Chania, Crete), running in parallel with the 2019 Photographic Encounters conference, curated by John Stathatos and Ioannis Arhontakis.
- Featured photographic project for Vice magazine, article curated by Jon Feinstein, 2019.
- [self images] 2018 exhibition at the MOMus Photography Museum of Thessaloniki, Greece, curated by Natassa Markidou and Iraklis Papaioannou.
- “The Tower of Babel” group exhibition, Municipal Art Gallery of Chania – Crete, curated by Mirto Kontomitakis, 2018
- “Prossalendi’s Britannia” - Contemporary Perspective group exhibition, Corfu Heritage Foundation, curated by Dr Megakles Rogakos, Ioannis Arhontakis and Dr Konstantinos Proimos, 2018
- "Delirium Classicum" solo exhibitiion of analogue collages at Match More Gallery, Platanias-Crete, curated by Ioannis Arhontakis and Dr Konstantinos Proimos, 2018
- Cheap Poster Art Festival Bologna, Italy 2018.
- Musée Magazine's NY “Summer Portfolio”, 2017.
- “On Beauty” online group show curated by Roula Seikaly and Jon Feinstein for Humble Arts Foundation, 2017.
- “Meta” group exhibition with photographers Stella Johnson (USA) and Louise Ashrooke (UK), Agios Rokkos, Chania-Crete, curated by Maria Michelogiannis, 2017
- Performance Award on the 2017 Humanity Photo Awards.
- "Photos Get Physical " Story for the National Geographic's YourShot, curated by Darren Smith, 2016.
- "Calendar of Tales" International Contest curated by Neil Gaiman for Blackberry, 2013.
- Cocomat Arts+Crafts Contest, 2012.
- International Print Advertising Contest for Armani Perfums, 2008.
-  "To Death with a Smile" International Poster Contest, Mexican Museum of Design (MUMEDI) – Mexico, 2007


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