Ilektra Maipa (1989) is a visual artist based in Thessaloniki, Greece. She studied Painting in the Department of Visual & Applied Arts of the University of Western Macedonia and graduated with honors. She continued her studies at the Manchester School of Art, Metropolitan University of Manchester (MA Fine Art, Hons).
Maipa works across a range of media, including drawings, digital collages, installations, and performances for camera and text. She has presented her work in various exhibitions in Greece and abroad: Manchester Art Fair, UK (2019); the Brave New World project, K-Gold Gallery, Lesvos, Greece, with the support of NEON (2016); the exhibition Beyond the Borders/Visual March to Prespes; State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (2014); “Physis” at the Hellenic Foundation for Culture in Berlin, Germany (2013); and the Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean, Thessaloniki (2011), among others. In 2020, she received the ARTWORKS Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Fellowship Award.
Her work explores the relationship between body and landscape through language, linking emotions to the natural environment. Through memory, she creates new landscapes by sculpting space and geography.