Born and raised in Athens Greece, Martha Sakellariou lived and worked in London for seventeen years before moving to California in 2014. She holds a BA in painting from Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens GR and a Master in Fine Arts from Royal College of Art, London UK.
The word “ritual” would most accurately describe her creative process as a series of actions that involve experiencing, observing, analyzing and finally transforming her findings through a visual language. Inspired by human experience and personal reality, the dual existence of public-private, fictional-real, her work is inevitably focused on perceptions of space and themes around gender and identity.
Martha’s work encompasses private and public spaces, functional objects and daily rituals and employs collaborative, interdisciplinary and social engagement practices to create site-specific, multimedia installations that often require participation or contributions from the audience.
In 2005 she joined the creative team of Friends of the Earth London as a visual artist and art program leader. One of her projects at FOE was a long-term creative partnership and curatorial program that culminated in a series of art events and exhibitions with independent creatives and major cultural institutions such as the Whitechapel Gallery in London. The focus of those partnerships was to raise awareness on climate change through art and culture.
She recently formed a collective in the Bay Area working with other creatives and the local community on site-specific interdisciplinary projects.
Past exhibitions: www.project2293.com
Upcoming exhibitions: Plat du Jour - a culinary action- part I