Maria Antelman (b. 1971, Athens, Greece) lives and works in New York, USA. Solo exhibitions include Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, USA (2020); Visual Art Center, University of Austin, Austin, USA (2019); Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, USA (2018) and The Agency, London, UK (2013). She participated in group shows at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (2020); Centro Nacional de Arte Contemporaneo, Cerillos, Chile (2019); National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece (2018) and Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany (2017).
Antelman works in a variety of media, but her practice is primarily lens based. Her artistic research directly engages and questions the realm of technology in relation to the human condition and experience. Specifically, she is interested in the flow of time in the digital era. Her work explores how categories such as history, identity, and ultimately society are affected by new media in what is being configured as a prolonged digital ‘now’ that eludes and challenges conventional definitions of time. References to antiquity and classicism are often mixed with old and new technology, thus creating temporal hybrids that are hard to decipher.