For the next few months Haus N is launching a residency program for Athens based artists, in an effort to activate the space during these difficult months and form a dialogue between the local art community.
Paky Vlassopoulou (b.1985) is an artist who lives and works in Athens, Greece. Her work is informed by the dialectics of traditional sculpture making in relation to spatial issues, object hood, functionality and bodily experiences. From time to time she is concerned with thematics that deal with knowledge production, history, ruins, while in recent years her works revolve around the concepts of proximity, care and hospitality.
Selected exhibitions, fellowships and residencies include: International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) New York City, USA; Artworks– Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Artist Fellowship Program; Phenomenon 3, The Association Phenomenon and the Kerenidis Pepe Collection, Anafi Island, Greece; WHW Akademija, Zagreb, Croatia; The Equilibrists, a project by the New Museum, New York and the DESTE Foundation, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece; AIR Residency Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium, Reverb: New Art from Greece, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA; A Thousand Doors, commissioned by NEON Foundation and The Whitechapel Gallery, Athens, Greece.
In 2012, together with artists Chrysanthi Koumianaki and Kosmas Nikolaou, she co-founded 3 137, an artist run space operating in Athens, Greece. (www.3137.gr)
Paky Vlassopoulou, Practising Pleasure Where Possible_Photo DimitrisParthimos_0217
Erica Scourti is an artist and writer, born in Athens and now based in London and Athens. Solo shows include Chief Complaint at Almanac, London and Spill Sections at StudioRCA (both 2018), group shows include High Line, New York, Wellcome Collection, Kunsthalle Wien, Hayward Gallery, Munich Kunstverein, EMST Athens and South London Gallery amongst others. Her writing has been published in Spells: 21st Century Occult Poetry (Ignota Press, 2018) and Fiction as Method (2017, Sternberg) and she was guest editor of the journal Happy Hypocrite- Silver Bandage (2019)
Irini Miga (b. Greece, lives and works between New York and Athens, Greece) is an interdisciplinary artist working at the intersection of sculpture, installation, video, sound, text and everyday performativity.
Irini finds humble, anti-monumental gestures and giving value to the minor and otherwise neglected of immense importance. In her practice, she creates constellations of humble gestures that call for close examination. By examining the way in which we apprehend and perceive our surroundings, her work engages with the memory of place, starting from the point of origin and continuing all the way to the present. This impetus manifests itself in the form of reconstructions of sites and objects of personal and not only significance. She is particularly fascinated by the language of objects that surround our everyday reality; the dialogues and shifting relationships of axes such as physical space, form and utility, sculpture and painting.
Miga studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts, London’s Central Saint Martins College, and received her Master in Fine Arts from Columbia University. Recent solo shows include: Reflections, at Atlanta Contemporary; Away in Another Way of Saying Here, at Essex Flowers gallery, in NY; An Interval at Flyweight Projects in NY; and group shows such as Room for Failure at Piero Atchugarry gallery in Miami; Tomorrow’s Dream, at Neuer Essener Kunstverein in Essen; Scraggly Beard Grandpa, at Capsule Shanghai, in China; The Best is the Least We Can Do, at Atlanta Contemporary; The Equilibrists, organized by the New Museum in New York, the DESTE Foundation and shown in the Benaki Museum in Athens. Miga has been honored residencies by several organizations including the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture; Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Workspace Program; the Drawing Center’s Open Sessions; Bemis Center for Contemporary Art Residency Program; The Fountainhead Residency; and The Watermill Center. Her work belongs to collections such as The European Central Bank Collection, the DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art / Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens, Greece and other international private collections.