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Dr Mikhail Karikis

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  • Mikhail Karikis is a Greek-British and London-based artist whose work embraces moving image, sound, performance and other media to create audio-visual installations. He is a Visiting Lecturer in Moving Image on the Contemporary Art Practice programme in the School of Fine Art. 

  • Biography

  • Shortlisted for the 2016 Jarman Award and the Daiwa Art Prize 2015, Mikhail Karikis’s works are shown widely in leading exhibitions and international biennials including Kochi-Muziris Biennale, IN (2016); British Art Show 8 (2015–2017); 5th Thessaloniki Biennale, GR (2015); 19th Biennale of Sydney, AU (2014); MediaCity Seoul, KR (2014); 2nd Aichi Triennale, Nagoya, JP (2013); Manifesta 9, BE (2012); Danish Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennale, IT (2011); and in museums including Art in the Age of Energy and Raw Material, Witte de With, NL (2015); Listening: Hayward Touring, UK (2014–2015); Inside, Palais de Tokyo, FR (2014–2015); Assembly, TATE Britain, UK (2014); Aquatopia, TATE St Ives & Nottingham Contemporary, UK (2013–2014); Art Sheffield 2013, Site Gallery, UK; Videonale 14, Bonn, DE (2013). Solo exhibitions include The Endeavour, The Gallery at Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle UK (2015); Children of Unquiet, Villa Romana, IT (2014); SeaWomen, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK (2013). Karikis has performed extensively including at Royal Opera House Covent Garden and Barbican Theatre.

    His sound works have been published world wide by Bjork, DJ Spooky, UNICEF and Sub Rosa Records, and broadcast on most major European radio stations including the BBC, RAI (Radiotelevisione Italiana), National French Radio and elsewhere.

    Major upcoming projects include a commission for Aarhus European Capital of Culture 2017 and a retrospective solo exhibition at Casino Luxembourg in Summer 2017. 

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  • Practice

  • Mikhail Karikis’s work embraces moving image, sound, performance and other media to create audio-visual installations. He often collaborates with communities to generate socially-engaged projects which highlight alternative modes of human collectivity, agency and political action. The themes of labour, industrial landscapes and the voices of their inhabitants have been a preoccupation of his recent films. Karikis develops art projects internationally and exhibits extensively. Visit Mikhail Karikis’s website

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