Antonis Theodoridis is an artist based in Athens, Greece working in the mediums of photography, photo collage and installation. His work explores history, fiction and mythology set against a backdrop of modern western identity. His first monograph Newspaper from the American West is published by Agra Publications in 2018. His recent work Ways of Escape has been exhibited in the Benaki Museum, as part Athens Photo Festival '17 main program. He is pursuing his Photography MFA at the University of Hartford, CT.
"Ways of Escape" is an intricate entanglement of symbols, human figures, and unresolved landscapes. Frequently portrayed as the birthplace of western culture, Athens is a perfect backdrop for projected historical assumptions, which cast shadows on a shattered present reality. Is every city expected to live up to the specific ideas that formed it? Can a city escape its future? The series follows the traces of these ideas by observing the surface of Athens.