Georgia Sagri (born 1979)
Georgia Sagri, born 1979, is a Greek artist based in New York and Athens. She studied music at the National Music School of Athens; she holds a BA from Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens and an MFA from Columbia University, New York. At the center of her practice lies the exploration of performance as an ever-evolving field within social and visual life, interconnected, though distinct from the dialectics of representation in theatre, music and dance. In addition to performance pieces, she has been developing in the past fifteen years, a great part of her artistic output comprises video and computer works, texts, installations and drawings. Most of her work is influenced from her on-going engagement in political movements and struggles, on issues of autonomy, empowerment and self-organization. Her first institutional solo show, curated by Adam Szymczyk, was under the title Mona Lisa Effect, at Kunsthalle Basel in the spring of 2014. She was included in the Biennale de Lyon (2013), ProBio, Expo 1: New York, MoMA PS1, New York (2013) and the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2011). Her work has been shown internationally in public institutions including The Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, KW, Berlin, Arnolfini, Bristol, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Deste Foundation, Athens and in private galleries including Anthony Reynolds, London; MelasPapadopoulos, Athens; Lars Friedrich, Berlin; Team, New York; Murray Guy, New York; Real Fine Arts, New York; Andrew Roth, New York; Circus, Berlin, Terri and Donna, Miami and Central Fine, Miami. She is the founder of the audio-only magazine FORTÉ (www.magazineforte.com), and SALOON, an on-going cura- torial project. She is participating in the 14th Istanbul Biennial 2015 curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev.