Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima) recently showcased the work of Greek-Armenian artist Aikaterini Gegisian, one of the participating artists of the Golden Lion winning Armenian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015). Entitled ‘Shifting Geographies’, the survey encompassed the premiere of ‘My Pink City’, the artist’s first feature length-piece, followed by a series of earlier video works and audiovisual collages. Gegisian’s visual vocabulary engages with notions of intercultural diversities, heritage, geopolitical circumstances as well as societal and gender identity. Infused with autobiographical references, her work unravels representations of Soviet Armenia, Turkey and Greece alongside other diverse geographical environments.
Interview by Dr. Kostas Prapoglou