Kostas Maros

b . Basel, Switzerland. Lives and works in Basel, Switzerland.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Kostas Maros is a Swiss photographer who currently lives in Basel and works in Switzerland and worldwide for international editorial-, corporate- and advertising clients.

He grew up bilingual, speaking german and french. After school he studied law at a Swiss university and worked for several years as a lawyer. Realizing that law was not what he wanted to pursue he went travelling and started to work as an intern for a newspaper. Meanwhile his interest for photography grew and it became his main occupation.

Kostas Maros is represented by the photographers agency 13PHOTO for his commercial work and by the Gallery WERTHEIMER for his art work.

 

Vita

  • Exhibitions
  • 2020
  • Gallery Tosei-Sha, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2019
  • A work of 'HIDDEN, Verborgene Orte in der Schweiz' shown at the official swiss opening of the Venice Biennale
  • 'HIDDEN, Verborgene Orte in der Schweiz' exhibited at museum Forum Würth Arlesheim (24.1.19-21.1.20)
  • 'Janguru, ジャングル', exhibited at Gallery Monika Wertheimer, Basel
  • 'Janguru, ジャングル', exhibited at the fair photo Basel (upcoming)
  • The book 'HIDDEN, Verborgene Orte in der Schweiz' shown at Book Fairs all over Europe within Deutscher Fotobuchpreis 18/19
  • 2018
  • 'HIDDEN, Verborgene Orte in der Schweiz' exhibited at SideEffects, ART Basel, Art Fair
  • The book 'HIDDEN, Verborgene Orte in der Schweiz' shown at I NEVER READ, Art Book Fair
  • 'HIDDEN, Verborgene Orte in der Schweiz', exhibited at IWB filter4, Basel
  • 'HIDDEN, Verborgene Orte in der Schweiz', exhibited at Swiss Photo Award 18, Photobastei Zürich
  • 'Inklusion, wenn anderssein normal ist' exhibited at Swiss Photo Award 18, Photobastei Zürich
  • 2017
  • 'Teslverlekh' exhibited at Vfg Young Swiss Sponsorship, Photo Basel, Art Fair
  • 'Neue Stadtsichten, Basel bewegt', exhibited at Stadthaus Basel
  • 'Teslverlekh' exhibited at Vfg Young Swiss Sponsorship, Neue Galerie, Höhmannhaus, Augsburg
  • Vfg sicht, portrait works, group exhibition Photobastei Zürich
  • 'Teslverlekh' exhibited at Vfg Young Swiss Sponsorship, Uno Art Space, Stuttgart
  • 'Tesverlekh‘ exhibited at MAZ, Swiss Journalist School, Lucerne
  • 2016
  • Works from 'The Journey' and 'Transformations' exhibited at EAF(Enter Art Foundation), Berlin Art exhibition at Multipolster,Berlin
  • 'Cabaret Bizarre' exhibited at KH5 Gallery, Zürich
  • Works from 'The Journey' and 'Transformations' exhibited at EAF(Enter Art Foundation), Art week at Orenstein & Koppel Lofts, Berlin
  • 'Teslverlekh' exhibited at Vfg Young Swiss Sponsorship,Photobastei Zürich
  • 'Teslverlekh' exhibited at Vfg Young Swiss Sponsorship, Oslo@büro Basel
  • 'Teslverlekh' exhibited at Vfg Young Swiss Sponsorship, école cantonale d'art (ecal), Lausanne
  • 'Cabaret Bizarre' projected at Na Kashirke Gallery, Moscow
  • Works from 'The Journey' and 'Transformations' exhibited at EAF Pop-up Show ART Basel Art Fair
  • 2015
  • Work from the series 'Transformations' exhibited at Verzasca Photo Festival (by invitation), Sonogno
  • 'Cabaret Bizarre' exhibited at Swiss Press Award 15, Landesmuseum Zürich
  • 'Cabaret Bizarre' exhibited at Swiss Press Award 15, GenerationenHaus Bern
  • 'Cabaret Bizarre' exhibited at Swiss Press Award 15, Musée National Suisse, Château de Prangins, Prangins
  • 'Transformations' exhibited at Songtsen House, Cultural Center for Asia and Tibet, Zürich
  • 'Cabaret Bizarre' exhibited at Art Offspace Hinterhof, Basel
  • ‚Tesverlekh' at Photo 15, Photo Fair, Zurich
  • 2014
  • 'Tesverlekh' exhibited at Kolga Tbilisi Award 14, in Tbilisi, Georgia
  • ‚Tesverlekh' exhibited at Swiss Photo Awards 14, Photobastei, Zurich
  • ,Cabaret Bizarre' exhibited at Photobastei, Zürich, Switzerland (group exhibition 13photo)
  • ,Cabaret Bizarre' exhibited at Photo 14, Photo Fair, Zurich
  • 'Cabaret Bizarre' exhibited at Isaak, Basel
  • 'Transformations' exhibited at Photobastei, Zurich
  • 2013
  • ‚The Journey' exhibited at Photo Muensingen, Photo Fair Bern
  • Works from‚Tesverlekh' exhibited at Urban Picnic Gallery, Essex, London, UK
  • 2012
  • A single work exhibited at Licher Photoprize 12, Freilicht Museum, Hessenpark, Germany
  • 2011
  • Lines & structures, a minimalist black & white' exhibited at Art Offspace Hinterhof, Basel
  • Monographs
  • HIDDEN - Verborgene Orte in der Schweiz (2018), Christoph Merian Verlag
  • Collections  
  • artworks of HIDDEN, verborgene Orte in der Schweiz' in the art collection of Christoph Merian Stiftung
Awards (Selected)
  • 2018
  • Winner of swiss photo award 2018 with 'HIDDEN, verborgene Orte in der Schweiz', section architecture
  • The book 'HIDDEN, verborgene Orte in der Schweiz' shortlisted at Deutscher Fotobuchpreis 2018/2019
  • 3rd place of swiss photo award 2018 with 'inklusion, wenn anderssein normal ist'
  • 'HIDDEN, verborgene Orte in der Schweiz' shortlisted at Prix Photoforum Pasquart
  • 'HIDDEN, verborgene Orte in der Schweiz' shortlisted at Athens Photofestival
  • 2016
  • Vfg young swiss sponsorship 2016 with the series 'tesverlekh'
  • Moscow International Foto Award, 'Cabaret Bizarre', 3rd winner people culture
  • Shortlisted for the Athens Photo Festival 2016, Athens Greece
  • 2015
  • Swiss Press Photo Award, 3rd place Swiss documentaries with the series 'Cabaret Bizarre'
  • 2014
  • Swiss Photo Award 2014, shortlisted in the category 'documentary' with the series 'tesverlekh'
  • Kolga Tbilisi Award 2014 with the series 'tesverlekh'
  • 2013
  • 3rd place of prix de la photographie Paris, section fine art - people with the series 'the journey'
  • 3rd place of prix de la photographie Paris, people's choice award, section press -people/personality
  • 2 honorable mentions at International Photography Award, Los Angeles, section people with the series 'the journey'
  • Honorable mention at International Photography Award, Los Angeles, section people with the series 'cabaret bizarre'
  • 2012
  • Winner of Fujifilm online contest
  • Nominated at Licher Photoprize 2012

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