About Mikhail Karikis

Mikhail Karikis

Mikhail Karikis, photo by Stefan Schweiger at Trigonale Festival (AUT).

Mikhail Karikis is a Greek/British artist based in London and Lisbon. His work embraces moving image, sound and other media to create immersive audio-visual installations and performances which emerge from his long-standing investigation of the voice as a sculptural material and a socio-political agent. He often collaborates with communities and his works highlight alternative modes of human existence and action.

Shortlisted for the 2016 Film London Jarman Award, UK, and the 2015 Daiwa Art Prize, UK-JP, Karikis exhibits widely in museums and international biennials including Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016, IN; British Art Show 8, UK (2015-2017); Steirischer Herbst, AT (2015); 5th Thessaloniki Biennale, GR (2015); 19th Biennale of Sydney, AU (2014); Mediacity Seoul/SeMA Biennale, Seoul, KR (2014); 2nd Aichi Triennale, Nagoya, JP (2013); Manifesta 9, Ghenk, BE (2012); Danish Pavilion 54th Venice Biennale, IT (2011). Museum exhibitions include Staging Film, Busan Museum of Art, KR (2016); Art in the Age of Energy and Raw Material, Witte de With, NL (2015); Music for Musuems, Whitechapel Gallery, UK (2015); Listening: Hayward Touring (Baltic 39 & The Bluecoat), UK (2014-2015); Inside, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR (2014-2015); AssemblyTATE Britain, London, UK (2014); AquatopiaTATE St Ives & Nottingham Contemporary, UK (2013-2014); Art Sheffield 2013Site Gallery, UK; Videonale 14, Kunstmusuem Bonn, DE (2013).

Solo exhibitions include The Chalk Factory, Aarhus 2017 European Capital of Culture, DK (2017); Love Is the Institution of Revolution, Casino Luxembourg Forum d’art Contemporain, LU (2017); Children of Unquiet, Carroll/Fletcher Gallery, London UK (2015-2016); The Endeavour, The Gallery at Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle UK (2015); Children of UnquietVilla Romana, Florence, IT (2014); SeaWomen, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK (2013). Karikis has performed internationally including at Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London, and Barbican Theatre, London. His sound works have been published world-wide by Bjork, DJ Spooky, UNICEF, MIT and on Sub Rosa records, and broadcast on most major European national radio stations including the BBC, RAI and Radio France. He holds academic and research positions at the University of Brighton and Royal College of Art, London.