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BIOGRAPHY

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Erica Scourti was born in Athens, Greece and now lives in London. After a year studying Chemistry at UCL, an art and fashion foundation and a year of Fine Art Textiles at Goldsmiths, she completed her BA in Fine Art at Middlesex University in 2003 and in 2013 completed (a Master of Research degree (with Distinction) in Moving Image Art at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art & Design, run in conjunction with LUX. Her area of research was the figure of the female fool in performative video works and the mediated subject of networked capital.

Her work in video, performance, online and with text has been shown recently at Hayward Project Space, The Photographers' Gallery, Brighton Photo Biennial, Kunstverein Munich, Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Museo Reine Sofia, Kunstmuseum Bonn, IMPAKT Festival, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Banner Repeater and Grand Union. She has presented performances and talks at the ICA, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, DRAF and the Southbank Centre.

She has completed residencies at I-Park Artists’ Enclave, USA; LOW&HIGH, Folkestone, UK, LABA film workshop, Athens, Vermont Studio Center, USA and at The Guesthouse, Cork , Catwalk, upstate New York (September 2014), plus an INFRA_SPECTION Residency at London's White Building, and a residency at Wysing Arts Centre in 2015.

SELECTED SCREENINGS & EXHIBITIONS (see here for press & publications)

Group Therapy, FACT, LIverpool, March 2015
Transmediale 15 Haus De Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
End User, Hayward Project Space
Soft Machines Selection main Film Program, IMPAKT Festival 2014
Emotional Resources, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, September 2014
Futurecamp: The Way We Live Now, Wysing Arts Centre
P/N/19 Foam,
a peripatetic project by Mat Jenner  at Project/ Number, London
Snow Crash, Banner Repeater, London
Present Fictions at David Roberts Art Foundation
La Voix Humaine,
Munich Kunstverein
Different Domain,
The Royal Standard, Liverpool
Afresh: A New Generation of Greek Artists,
EMST (Museum of Contemporary Art) Athens
Com Cille’s Spiral
culmination event/ exhibition, Derry
C.P. Cavafy comission, Onassi Foundation, Plato's Leisure Park Athens
Home/S Media Art fom the Balkans at the Benaki Museum, Athens
Appropriation Beyond the Object Banner Repeater
Misery Connoisseur launch durational writing performance at Enclave, Deptford
A Small Hiccup touring: Grand Union, Limoncello, New Bridge Project, online
ICA Salon: Instant publishing/ Automatic Writing live performance at ICA, London
The Digital Now, off-program of Art Brussels
Unconscious Archives #7
at Apiary Studio
Publish & Be Damned presentation of monitor piece at book fair
Create, Observe, Perform,
Alkovi Gallery, Helsinki
or-bits.com presents "128kbps objects"
on basic.fm

Cash Nexus,
Galeria AS, Kraków
Open City Docs Festival London, in programme with Mark Lewis, Hollis Frampton and more
Arsenal Berlin presentation of films made at HAND OVER CIENMA international film workshop
HAND OVER CINEMA Goethe Institute Athens
Mollebyen Literature Festival Norway:
gallery installation at House of Foundation
Light-Writing at Banner Repeater, London; curated by Duncan Smith and Steven Ball
Saison Video, Espace Croise, Lille: Do You Hear Me programme
Light Writing, Window Gallery, Central St Martins and Banner Repeater, Hackney
SALON VIDEO ART PRIZE, selected by Mike Sperlinger and Zineb Sedira
The Pursuit of Happiness, Arsenale Gallery, Poznan, Poland
Goteborg Konsthall, Sweden as part of ' Seven Chapers' show
SHE DEVIL 3
at MNAC Museum, Bucharest
tank.tv presents ‘The Whole World’ curated by Ian White

PERFORMANCES/ PUBLIC TALKS

Web We Want festival performance Southbank centre, London
Lunch-bytes panel discussion, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
Artist’s talk,
The Photographers’ Gallery
Emotional Resources, exhibition conference Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Nov 2014
Futurecamp: The Way We Live Now, screening and in-conversation with Kathy Noble, Jun 2014
Fictionary Objects, David Roberts Art Foundation, live performance, 2014
Copyright/ Copywrong panellist on public talk, ICA, 2013
ICA Salon: Instant publishing/ Automatic Writing Live performance at ICA, London, 2013
Misery Connoisseur launch durational performance at Enclave, London, 2013
Performing Documents conference presenter, Arnolfini/ Bristol University, 2013
Becoming Nomad: Hybrid Spaces, Liquid Architectures conference, York St John University, 2013
Guest Lecturer, Media and Communications Department, Goldsmiths University, 2013 and 2014

RESIDENCIES

2012 The Guesthouse, Cork
2012 Vermont Studio Center, USA
2011 HAND OVER CINEMA, international artists hand-made film workshop, Athens
2011 LOW&HIGH Interdisciplinary platform, Folkestone, UK
2010 I-Park Foundation, Connecticut, USA

PUBLICATIONS/ PRESS

Self 2 Selfie, Art Monthly November 2013: George Vasey on self-portraiture and feminist art
Rhizome Artist Profile
by Daniel Rourke
#A.I.L - artists in laboratories,with Regine Debatty, Resonance FM
A Small Hiccup reviewed by Beth Bramich for This is Tomorrow
We Were Trying To Make Sense publication exploring artists working with non-artists, An Endless Supply
Erica Scourti: A Life in AdWords, interview by Mark Garret for Furtherfield

Sequence journal article by Duncan White about 'printology'
Mention in review of the Australian International Experiemntal Film Festival, The Age, Melbourne, April 2010

'Statement of the Art' in article about Purescreen 22: Hearsay screening, Castlefield Gallery website
'Best of Purescreen vol.3' DVD produced & distributed by Castlefield Gallery, 2008
Film International v. 6 no. 2 (2008) p. 76-9 by Arancio, N., et. al., Compass International Festival of Resistance, 21 October–9 November 2007. Click here for pdf
Saison Video catalogue 2009, Espace Croise, France
'Best of Purescreen vol.2' DVD produced & distributed by Castlefield Gallery, 2007
Art Monthly review of The Centre of Attention Magazine no.4 (DVD) by Pil and Galia Kollectiv
Review of Ghost Story in Videonale 11 catalogue, Kunstmuseum Bonn, 2007
Five Questions For...Erica Scourti
in Newcastle Metro, June 2007
Saison Video catalogue 2007, Espace Croise, France
http://diablogcafe.blogspot.com- review by Nicloas Chidiac
The Centre of Attention Magazine no.4
(DVD)
Loop Pool DVD, distributed by the Oberhausen Short Film Festival
‘Making Love to My Ego’ reviewed in The Guardian Guide, Aug 12 2006
‘Synch 2006’ festival catalogue
'Confessions’ online show in Tank Magazine, 2006
Saison Video catalogue 2006, Espace Croise, France
'Best of Purescreen' DVD produced & distributed by Castlefield Gallery, 2005
Wideshut Magazine limited edition October 2005
Prog-me Video & Digital Arts Festival catalogue, Brazil, 2005

AWARDS

Best Film-
Radical Reels Film Competition 2007
judged by Maclolm Le Grice
Viewer's Choice Award at
TENDERPIX part of Rushes Soho Shorts Festival 2009

EDUCATION / TRAINING

2011- 2013 MRes Art: Moving Image, Central Saint Martins, with LUX (Distinction)
2010 Measures: 6 or more kinds of Theatre, course lead by Ian White at no.w.here
Continetal Aesthetics Diploma
, Birkbeck University
2008-09 Philosophy: Existentialism I and II at Birkbeck
2007 Art & Philosophy Diploma Birkbeck (Distinction)
2001- 2003 BA Fine Art Middlesex University
2000 - 2001 BA Fine Art Textiles Goldsmiths College
1999 - 2000 BTEC Art & Design Foundation, London College of Fashion
1998 - 1999 BA Chemistry, University College London




 


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CURRICULUM VITAE (pdf)
(last updated January 2014)