Aikaterini Gegisian, A Small Guide to the Invisible Seas, 2015
Collage on paper, 28.5 x 22 cm
Courtesy the artist and Kalfayan Galleries, Athens/Thessaloniki.
Aikaterini Gegisian was born in 1976 in Thessaloniki, Greece to a mixed Greek and Armenian family. Both her mother’s and father’s families came to Greece as refugees during the population exchange of 1922 between Greece and Turkey. Her multi-faceted work explores how images (from still to moving) operating within a global media environment that shapes the conscious and unconscious contain new possibilities for thought. In 2014 she completed a PhD at the University of Westminster (London) and was a Visiting Scholar-Artist at the University of Pennsylvania (USA). Her work has been presented internationally in film festivals and Biennials as well as solo and group shows, including NARS Foundation, New York; Peltz Gallery, Birkbeck College, London; Vladikafkaz Fine Arts Museum, North Ossetia, Russia; Thessaloniki Centre for Contemporary Art, Greece; Spike Island Gallery, Bristol; Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Greece; Gyumri International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Armenia. Gegisian’s work is included in private and institutional collections, such as the National Center of Contemporary Art, North Ossetia, Russia; State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki; and the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki. Aikaterini Gegisian currently lives and works in London and is represented by Kalfayan Galleries, Athens-Thessaloniki.
Photo: Rowan Geddis