Georgia Sagri in Conversation + Public…

Georgia Sagri in Conversation + Public Presentation of IASI

Mimosa House, 12 Princes Street W1B 2LL London

IASI ('recovery' in Greek) is the ongoing research practice of artist Georgia Sagri, which develops via one-to-one sessions from January until March at Mimosa House.

To present IASI, Sagri will be in conversation with institutional allies Daria Khan (Mimosa House), Maria-Thalia Carras (TAVROS) and Monika Szewczyk (de Appel).

Over the last 10 years Sagri has been developing a series of treatments as a self-care practice, which has included voice tuning, breathing techniques and movement. This became the basis for her work Dynamis - featured at documenta 14 (Kassel and Athens, 2017) - which involved sharing these techniques with over 200 members of the public across the two cities. During this process, Sagri observed an improvement in the general wellbeing of participants.

Sagri’s engagement with Mimosa House will be her first institutional presentation in the UK, which will present her research practice IASI, and her long-term commitment to the public.

Georgia Sagri has exhibited internationally in various solo and group exhibitions: Portikus, Frankfurt/ Main, Germany (2018); Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany (2017, 2018); Cycladic Museum, Athens Greece (2017); Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland (2016); Sculpture Center, New York, USA (2016); KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany (2016, 2015); Forde, Geneva, Switzerland (2015); Kunsthalle Basel Switzerland (2014); MoMA PS1, New York, USA (2013); Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland (2013); Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain (2011); MoMA, New York, USA (2011); Macedonian Museum, Thessaloniki, Greece (2011); The Dakis Joannou Collection, DESTE Foundation, Athens, Greece (2006). Sagri has also participated in documenta 14 (2017), Manifesta 11 (2016), Istanbul; Biennial (2015), Lyon Biennial (2013), Whitney Biennial (2012), Thessaloniki Biennial (2011), and Athens Biennial (2007). In 2014 Sagri initiated Ύλη[matter]HYLE (hyle.gr) a semipublic/semiprivate space in the centre of Athens, Greece. Her first monograph catalogue was published by Sternberg Press, following her solo exhibitions Georgia Sagri Georgia Sagri at Kunstverein Braunschweig, and Georgia Sagri and I at Portikus. In the summer of 2019 she was offered the Tenure Position in the School of Fine Arts in Athens in order to organise and run the first Performance Art studio.

Georgia Sagri, Opened up Once and Again Dark, 2019, leather, color thermal silkscreen print, iron, 130 x 70 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Central Fine, photo: Silvia Silviaros