Planthouse Gallery | There Is No Narrative In Water

There Is No Narrative In Water is a project started by Marilena Stavrakidis in 2015. In 2018 Planthouse collaborated with Stavrakidis to publish a limited edition publication of 25 emergency blankets to commemorate her project. The edition includes 2 images, a poem and a USB with a 7 minute and 11 second audio/video piece. The audio is a narration of a young Afghan refugee and his perilous journey from Afghanistan to Greece. The brief breakouts throughout the audio adding up to 1 minute of silence, serves as a commemoration of all the faceless asylum seekers who have lost their lives at sea.

Emerging Photographer | PDN

Selected as an Emerging Photographer, 2017, by PDN Magazine


A militant rebel leader left everything behind to flee Afghanistan for Greece. Now he and his family live in limbo while his violent past continues to haunt him.

New York Photo Salon

Presentation on A History of Topography, at the SVA theater, 2017.

Marilena Stavrakidis

Marilena Stavrakidis was born in Athens, Greece in 1991. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts BFA program. Her work, focuses on sociopolitical issues.
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