Great Britain, Greece

Aikaterini Gegisian – artist, independent scholar and photobook maker.  

d.o.b. - Thessaloniki, Greece, lives and works between the UK and Greece.  

Investigating, assembling and deconstructing archives of popular culture, Gegisian has developed a rigorous research-based practice, that examines the role of images in the production of national and cultural identities. Working across video, photography, installation and collage her work utilises a variety of audio and visual material, ranging from found images, location footage, archival and popular films. Gegisian received a BA (Hons) in Critical Fine Art Practice by the University of Brighton (2001), an MA in Fine Art by Chelsea College of Art and Design (2005) and a PhD by Practice by the University of Westminster (2014). In 2015, she was one of the exhibiting artists at the Armenian Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale, which received the Golden Lion for best national participation.  

Her work was presented at recent survey exhibitions including the 8th Brighton Photo Biennale, UK; 6th Moscow Biennale, Russia; 3rd Mardin Biennal, Turkey; 2nd Tallin Photomonth, Estonia; 1st Thessaloniki Biennale, Greece and 6th Gyumri Biennale, Armenia. Her work has been shown globally, notably at The Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Beirut Art Center, National Arts Museum of China, Beijing and Kunsthalle Osnabruck, Germany, amongst others.

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