About the Curator: Syrago Tsiara

Greek Pavilion At the 55th Venice Biennale
May 21, 2013 9:20PM

Born in Larissa in 1968, Syrago Tsiara lives and works in Thessaloniki. She is a curator, art historian and Director of the Thessaloniki Center of Contemporary Art, part of the State Museum of Contemporary Art – Costakis Collection.

Tsiara studied Art History at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Social History of Art at the University of Leeds and completed a PhD on public art and national memory in Greece. 

She was a curator of the 2nd Thessaloniki Biennale, Praxis. Art in times of Uncertainty (2009). Shows which she has curated at the Thessaloniki Center of Contemporary Art include Masquerades: Femininity, Masculinity and Other Certainties (2006); Disquieting Muses (2011); and Places of Memory – Fields of Vision (2012). Tsiara taught public art, historical avantgardes and art theory at the University of Thessaly (2004-2007).

Portrait of Syrago Tsiara by Chryssa Nikoleri.

Greek Pavilion At the 55th Venice Biennale