Georgia Sagri, MFASO Lecture

Hunter MFA Studios, 2nd Floor Flex Space
205 Hudson Street
New York, NY

October 9, 7pm

Georgia Sagri, (*1979, Athens, GR) lives in Athens and New York. She holds a cello
diploma, a BA from the School of Fine Arts, Athens and an MFA from Columbia
University, NYC. From 2016 until 2019 she was the Visiting Professor of
Performance at Zhdk, Zurich, Art and Media Department in Switzerland. She was
recently appointed to create and run the first and new Performance studio at the
School of Fine Arts in Athens.

At the center of Sagri’s practice lies the exploration of performance as an ever-
evolving field within the social and visual life, interconnected, though distinct, from
the dialectics of representation in theatre, music and dance. In addition to
performance works her artistic output comprises writing, sculpture, video, installation
and drawing. Most of her work is influenced from the ongoing engagement in political
movements and struggles, on the issues of autonomy, empowerment and self-

She was participant-artist at documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel with the pubic
performance and sculptural manifestation Dynamis. Her first institutional solo show,
curated by Adam Szymczyk, ran under the title Mona Lisa Effect at Kunsthalle Basel
over the spring of 2014. Her first monograph catalogue was published by Sternberg
Press under the title Georgia Sagri Georgia Sagri and I following her two oeuvre solo
exhibitions Georgia Sagri Georgia Sagri at Kunstverein Braunschweig and Georgia
Sagri and I at Portikus curated by Christina Lehnert.

Her work has been included in group exhibitions i.a.: The Eccentrics (2016)
Sculpture Center, NY, curated by Ruba Katrib; Secret Surface Where Meaning
Materializes (2016), KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, curated by Ellen
Blumenstein; Bread and Roses (2016) Museum of Modern Art Warsaw, curated by
Łukasz Ronduda and Natalia Sielewicz; What People Do for Money (2016) Manifesta
11, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Zurich, Switzerland, curated by
Christian Jankowsky and the 14th Istanbul Biennial (2015), curated by Carolyn
Christov-Bakargiev. Her work has been presented at the Biennale de Lyon (2013),
ProBio, Expo 1: New York, MoMA PS1, NYC (2013) and the Whitney Biennial,
Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC (2011).

Her work has been shown internationally in public institutions including the Museum
of Modern Art, NYC, the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, KW, Berlin, Arnolfini,
Bristol, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Deste Foundation, Athens
(1st Prize for the performance In the Shop Window, 2001) and in private galleries
including Anthony Reynolds, London; Melas/Papadopoulos, Athens; Lars Friedrich,
Berlin; Team, NYC; Murray Guy, NYC; Real Fine Arts, NYC; Andrew Roth, NYC;
Circus, Berlin; Terri and Donna, Miami and Central Fine, Miami.

In 2009 Sagri founded the audio-only magazine FORTÉ (www.magazineforte.com)
and SALOON, an ongoing nomadic curatorial project.

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