This text was translated by Vassilis Douvitsas and made possible thanks to the mediation by Helena Papadopoulos. Layout by Gaile Pranckunaite. Bia’s first essay on Serial Structures will be published in the print publication that accompanies SIREN (some poetics).
Bia Davou (1932-1996) was an Athens-based artist who experimented with scientific models, information technology, and ancient literary texts. She was a member of the experimental art group Processes-Systems, founded by Emmanuel Mavromatis.
Since the late 1950s, Bia Davou participated in many group exhibitions and international art fairs, such as the Paris Biennale for Young Artists (1961), the Biennale of Alexandria (1967), Europalia (Brussels, 1982), the Biennale of São Paulo (1987).
She died in 1996 in Athens. The National Museum of Contemporary Art organized a major retrospective exhibition of her work in Athens and published her all-inclusive monograph in 2008. Several of her works were posthumously featured in Documenta14 (2017) which was organized in Athens and Kassel.