Born in 1973, Prague, Tsivopoulos has the Greek nationality. Lives and works in Amsterdam, Athens and New York.
His works have been the subject of solo presentations in MuCEM, Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean, Marseille (2014); Cycladic Museum, Athens (2014); Art Basel Miami South Beach, Miami (2013); Stella Art Foundation, Moscow (2013); ISCP, New York (2011). He represented Greece, in the 55th Venice Biennial with his video installation History Zero.
Tsivopoulos' art practice is typified by a strong cinematic language that blends together historical with allegoric narratives, and the urgency to examine the social, political and economic aspects that determine our world today.
The Greek Parliament is intimately linked to the history of the Modern Greek state. In 2012, Greece was on the verge of an economic collapse and its imminent exit from the Eurozone became known as Grexit. The two successive national elections left Greece for 37 days without government. For the first time in its history, there were no plenary sessions in the Greek Parliament. During that time of non governance, Tsivopoulos requested permission to film the vacant interior of the plenary hall. It's perhaps the only time that the Greek Parliament is documented empty without its protagonists. The film captures a unique moment of stillness, in the midst of domestic and international political turmoil.