Aikaterini Gegisian

Hold Everything, Dear

6 March - 19 April, 2008

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  BIOGRAPHY
 
 

Aikaterini Gegisian was born in 1976 in Thessaloniki, Greece. She lives and works in London, UK. She is represented by Kalfayan Galleries (Athens-Thessaloniki).
 
EDUCATION
2010-Present
PhD by practice. University of Westminster, UK.
2005
MA in Fine Arts, Chelsea College of Art and Design, UK.
1998–2001
BA (Hons) in Critical Fine Art Practice, University of Brighton, UK.
1995–1997
BA (Hons) in Film and Television Studies, University of Glasgow, UK.
 
AWARDS
2010
CREAM PhD Studentship, University of Westminster, UK.
Step Beyond Travel Grant, European Cultural Foundation, The Netherlands.
Arts Council England, South West, UK.
2009
Artist-to-Artist Award, Visiting Arts, UK.
Arts & Ecology International programme, Visiting Arts and RSA, UK.
Arts Council England, South West, UK.
Thessaloniki Center of Contemporary Art, Greece. Production Bursary.
2008
Small Wonders, Picture This Moving Image Agency, UK.
2007
NAN New Collaborations Bursary, UK.
2005
Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK.
2004
The Arts Council England, South East, UK.
2002
South East Arts Council, UK.
2001
1st Prize, Nagoya University of Arts, Japan.
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2012
Who Doesnt Like a Good Old Story?, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens.
2010
Falling in Place, Elefsina Cultural Center “L. Kanellopoulos” (organised by the Municipality of Elefsina), Greece. (Exhibition catalogue published by Kalfayan Galleries).
Diego Garcia, Picture This Atelier, Bristol.
Diego Garcia, Centre of Contemporary Art, Thessloniki.
2008
Hold Everything, Dear, Kalfayan Galleries, Thessaloniki.
2007
Accidental Woman, in collaboration with Despina Stokou, Kalfayan Galleries Project Space, Athens.
2006
When I was there, you had already left, Fournos Center for Digital Culture, Athens.
2005
In their wake…, Fournos Center for Digital Culture, Athens.
2003
Tokyo Tonight, Gumusluk Academy, Bodrum, Turkey.
 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS/SCREENINGS
2013
India Art Fair, alfayan Galleries, New Delhi, India.
SALON mash up: Displacement + Regeneration, Armenian perspectives of loss and resettlement, Basement tunnels of Shoreditch Town Hall, London.
2012
Places of memory - Fields of vision, Thessaloniki Contemporary Art Center, Greece.
The protest that never ends, 5th Tbilisi Annual International Contemporary Art Exhibition, ARTISTERIUM5, Tbilisi, Georgia.
The Artists Postcard Show, Spike Island, Bristol.
2011
Pentalogy, Omikron Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus.
Art Athina, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens.
2010
Happy End, (curated by Yu-Chen Want and Georgia Korossi), Yinka Shonibare Space, London.
What if an Exhibition was a Road Movie?, Performance lecture (collaboration between Loukia Alavanou and Aikaterini Gegisian), Art Athina 2010, Athens.
2009
Treasures of Wisdom (Aikaterini Gegisian, Antonis Donef, Hrair Sarkissian & Panos Tsagaris). Exhibition presented by Kalfayan Galleries as part of ReMap2, an international art programme parallel to the 2nd Athens Biennial.
Open Air Screening Room, ReMap2.
Fucking Tourists, Part of ReMap2, a parallel exhibition to 2nd Athens & Tel Aviv Biennials. (curated by Konstantinos Dagritzikos & Yael Messer, Greece & Israel)
Synch Festival (curated by intothepill), Technopolis, Athens.
2008
And Now?, (curated by Christina Petrinou), Visual Arts in Greece 3, Greek State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (catalogue).
North West Film Forum, Seattle.
CineCity Festival. Lighthouse, Brighton.
4th ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival, Berlin.
Visual Arts in Greece 2008, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki.
PureScreen, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester.
6th Gyumri International Biennial of Contemporary Art, (selected by Maria Tsantsanoglou), Armenia.
People, (curated by Marina Athanasiadou), Margaris Foundation, Amfilochia, Greece.
VideoClub, (curated by Jamie Wyld), Hold and Freight Gallery, London.
We used to be painters, Plan 9 Gallery (curated by Nim-Jo Chung), Bristol.
2007
Karaoke Poetry Bar, a project by intothepill, 417 Space, Athens / A Parallel program of the 1st Biennale of Athens (catalogue).
What do you do, Center Space Gallery, Bristol.
Atropa Vanitas, Cosmos of Culture, Athens.
Attic With a View, (curated by Maria Kenanidou), Action field Kodra 07, Thessaloniki.
FEET, B.I.G. Project Space, online group show: www.bigprojectspace.com
Atropa Vanitas, Cosmos of Culture, Athens.
1st Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, organised by the State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (catalogue).
transparent 2nd Edition, (curated by Konstantinos Dagritzikos and Aikaterini Gegisian), Kunstklub Berlin.
People, (curated by Marina Athanasoglou), Art Athina 2007, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, Greece (catalogue).
2006
Everything is going to be alright, (curated by Selda Asal), The Apartment Project, Istanbul.
The sea, dreams and illusions, (curated by Arpine Tokmajyan), 5th Gyumri International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Armenia (catalogue).
transparent, (curated by Konstantinos Dagritzikos and Aikaterini Gegisian), B.I.G Contemporary Art Project Space, , Athens.
Landscape, (curated by Gabriel Soucheyre), Galerie Parissud, Paris.
52nd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Oberhausen, Germany.
2005
MA Degree Show, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London (catalogue).
Strange Screen 5, Thessaloniki Cinema Museum, Greece.
Tape 291, (curated by Charlie Phillips), 291 Gallery, London.
Art in the Age of New Technologies, (curated by Eva Khachatryan), 2nd International Media Art Festival, Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art, Yerevan.
prog:ME, (curated by Gabriel Soucheyre), 1st Festival of Electronic Media, Rio de Janeiro.
1st Athens Video Art Festival, Thira Technis, Athens.
Point-of-view, (curated by Mo Gourmelon), Espace Croise Gallery, Lille.
36 Graven Street, Franklin Benjamin House, London.
2004
Projected Visions, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki.
Manderley, (curated by Xenia Kalpaktsoglou), Hotel Astoria, Thessaloniki.
Hertzoscópio - Experimental & Trans-disciplinary Arts Festival, Lisbon.
Device, (curated by Emilie Rowell), Cube Cinema, Bristol.
exposure 1, (curated by Sue.k.), Candid Arts Trust, London.
Painting with Light, Café Gallery Projects, London.         
Videoformes Festival, Clermont-Ferrand, France.
2003
Variations in Balkan Spaces, Eptapirgio & Bey Hamam, Thessaloniki (catalogue).
Strange Screen II, Moni Lazariston, Thessaloniki.
Lux Open, Royal College of Art, London.
Reel Live, Cinematheque, Brighton.
2002
Mobile Utopia, Aristotelio University of Thessaloniki.
5th Trash Art Festival, City of Athens Technopolis, Athens.
 
RESIDENCIES
2012
PIST, Istanbul (collaborative project with Fatma Ciftci)
Residency, Tbilisi, Georgia.
2011
ACOSS Residency Programme, Armenia.
2010
Utopiana, Yerevan, Armenia.
ARC Residencies, Cairo (June-July 2010)
2008
London in Motion, UCL and Bartlett Film Society, London.
2007
International Workshop for Young Artists, Centre of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki.
2006
Armenian Open University, Department of Fine Arts, Yerevan, Armenia.
2004
University of Brighton, Brighton, UK.
2003
Leleg Institute Project, Bodrum, Turkey.
 
 
PUBLIC TALKS
2012
American University of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia.
2009
Mahatma Gandhi Institute, University of Mauritius, Mauritius.
2006
Armenian Open University, Department of Fine Arts, Yerevan, Armenia.
2005
Fabrica Gallery, Brighton.
2004
The School of Fine Arts, Aristotelio University of Thessaloniki.
2003
Leleg Symposium, Gumusluk Academy, Bodrum, Turkey.
 
BIBLIOGRAPHY AND REVIEWS (SELECTION)
2010
Aikaterini Gegisian, “Falling in Place” (exhibition catalogue), Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, 2010.
2009
Aline Groeman-Harmon, “Rencontre”, LExpress, (Mauritius, 20 April).
Sara Raza, “Armenia”, ArtAsiaPacific Almanac 2009, (January).
2008
Lena Euagelou, “New Creators. Between Fiction and Reality”, Ta Nea (5 April).
Yiota Sotiropoulou, “Personal Archives”, Angelioforos (18 March).
Elsa Spiridopoulou, “Combing Fiction and Documentary”, Makedonia, (16 March), p. 60.
Maria Kenanidou, “Hold Everything, Dear”, City Urban Living Magazine, (March), p. 36.
2007
Andrea Gilbert, “Fatal Circumstances”, City Uncovered, (6 December).
Adonakis Christodoulou, “Accidental Woman”, Blow Magazine, (23-29 November), p. 43.
Despina Zeukili, Athinorama, (22-29 November), p. 91.
Pari Spinou, “Presenting … Art”, &7 Magazine, (2 September), p. 28.
Maria Kenanidou, “Attic with a View”, City Urban Living Magazine, (August), p. 36.
2006
Xenia Kalpaktsoglou & Christoforos Marinos, Velvet Magazine, (December).
Manina Bazeou, “Globalised Dead Ends”, The First, (27 May), p. 16.
Iliana Fokianaki, “When I was there, you had already left”, City 210, (25 May), p. 45.
Daphne Dragona, Velvet Magazine, (May), p. 30.
Iliana Fokianaki, “B.I.G. Transparent”, City 210, (18 May), p. 46.
Patricia Gianopoulou, Lifo Magazine, (11 May), p. 29.
Avgoustinos Zenakos, “Transparent”, To Vima (29 April).
2004
Wondering in Turkey, [a-n] The Artists Information Company
2003
New modes, new tools, new needs, [a-n] The Artists Information Company
Another World, [a-n] The Artists Information Company
 
WORKS IN COLLECTIONS
State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece.
The Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Private collections in Greece, UK and Canada.
 
WORK EXPERIENCE
2006-2009
Digital Projects Coordinator, Watershed Media Centre, Bristol.
2006-2007
Curator, trans.par.ent International Group Exhibition: Athens, Berlin, Istanbul.
2004
Visiting Lecturer. Fine Art New Media, University College Chester.
2003
Visiting Lecturer. Critical Fine Art Practice, University of Brighton.