Yiannis Pappas Greece

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Born on the Greek island of Patmos, Yiannis Pappas is a performance and visual artist based in Berlin. Ritual, beauty and discipline feature heavily in his work, which is perhaps unsurprising given the history that surrounds his birthplace, famed for its UNESCO-listed monastery built there nearly a thousand years before and as the site where the Bible's apocalyptic “Book of Revelation” was written. Yiannis’ work has been exhibited internationally throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, South and North America: including the Biennale of Architecture Venice 2018, Bangkok Art Biennale 2018, Athens Biennale 2016, and the 7th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, to name a few. Selected by guest curator Marina Abramović for WePresent, who wanted to spotlight the anthropological and phenomenological approach Pappas takes to his work using a vast range of mediums – photography, language, video, and performance; “most of the time, his own body is the center of the work.”