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Paris Legakis

MA '15

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Paris Legakis is a multidisciplinary artist, activist and theorist researching how art can be beneficial for society and influential to politics. He has travelled to many different places worldwide conducting field researches and experimenting with different art practices of social engagement that aim to reveal different perspectives of everyday life and foster the idea of social change. He has written the manifesto Claim your Anger, on politics and political art, and he has created his own methodology Irregular Temporary Interactions (I.T.I). He studied in NYU, Performance Studies (MA), where he was awarded for Outstanding MA Work and in Bauhaus University-Weimar, Public Art and New Artistic Strategies (MFA), Germany. His projects have been displayed internationally. Paris research interests focus on memory, emotions, geopolitical and social borders, language and translation. 

Education

New York University

Master of Arts - Performance Studies

New York, New York

 

Bauhaus University Weimar

Master of Fine Arts - Public Art and New Artistic Strategies

Weimar, Germany

 

Athens School of Fine Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Athens, Greece