Analogue Photography | Sculptures | Installation
© Maria Paschalidou 2002

The photographic installation Medical Spaces consists of twenty images of fictitious settings and ephemeral constructions in which medicines are represented as buildings. Huge triumphant structures of glowing pills and containers are put together to create an imaginary space for the body, a ‘medical space’ in which pills appear powerful, as their architectural structure implies. This body of work conceives pharmaceutical products as mediators exercising power and control over the human body. In Medical Spaces, the body has been ‘consumed’ by medicines and is manifested by its absence or as a caricature.


  • Photo Biennale 21st International Photography Meeting. Museum of Photography in Thessaloniki. Thessaloniki, April-July, 2010
  • Visual Immortality. M54 Project Space & H95 Space for Culture. Basel, Switzerland, 10 May – 30 June 2007
  • 2nd International Biennial for Contemporary Art Shumen 2006, Visual Immortality. Shumen, Bulgaria, 3 July – 30 September 2006. Curators: Elena Panayotova, Peter Tzanev
  • Capturing Utopia. Month of Photography in Athens. Fournos Center for Digital Culture. Athens, 19-25 September 2005
  • International Digital Art Award 2005. Melbourne, Australia
  • Digital Dumbo 2002. D.U.M.B.O Arts Center. Brooklyn, NY, September 2002
  • By Arrangement. Public Installation. In–Transit Gallery, Merchandise Mart, Brown Line Metro Station, Chicago, June - September 2002
  • Artemisia Gallery. Solo exhibition. Chicago, 4-27 April 2002


  • Maria Paschalidou, Medical Spaces. «Locus Loci, Place as a result of fabrication», PhotoBiennale «Topos», Thessaloniki Museum of Photography. Thessaloniki, May 2011, p. 130
  • WFBT Channel 23, Interview on Medical Spaces, 21 April 2002, Solo exhibition, Artemisia Gallery
  • Michael Weinstein, “Glowing Pills”, Art Review on Medical Spaces. NewCity, Chicago, 11 April 2002