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BIOGRAPHY

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.

She works with video, performance, online and with text, and has shown internationally at Kunstverein Munich, Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Museo Reine Sofia, Kunstmuseum Bonn and Jeu de Paume Museum, as well as festivals such as Recontres Internationales and Impakt as well as extensively in the UK, most recently at Banner Repeater, Grand Union, New Bridge Project, Enclave, and ICA.

She has completed residencies at Can Serrat International Arts Centre, Barcelona, I-Park Artists’ Enclave, USA; LOW&HIGH, Folkestone, UK, LABA film workshop, Athens, Vermont Studio Center, USA (April 2012), and at The Guesthouse, Cork (September 2012) and will undertaking an at residency at Catwalk, upstate New York in September 2014, plus an INFRA_SPECTION Residency at London's White Building in 2015.

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

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
Accidental Failure,
online project
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
twoscore, Chapter Arts Cente, Cardiff; curated by Michael Cousin/ Outcasting
Sheffield Documentary Festival Fringe, curated by Minou Nourouzi
Light-Writing at Banner Repeater, London; curated by Duncan Smith and Steven Ball
Saison Video, Espace Croise, Lille: Do You Hear Me programme

Recalling the Shots,
Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle
Light Writing, Window Gallery, Central St Martins and Banner Repeater, Hackney
Australian International Experimental Film Festival,
Melbourne
Voice/under,
Broadway Cinema, Nottingham, UK
SALON VIDEO ART PRIZE,
selected by Mike Sperlinger and Zineb Sedira
InCounter, HBC Berlin
Complex Infrastructure,
the Back Door, Melbourne, Australia
The Pursuit of Happiness,
Arsenale Gallery, Poznan, Poland

'Outcasting' online exhbition curated by Michael Cousin
Exeter Contemporary Open
at Exeter Phoenix
TENDERPIX
part of Rushes Soho Shorts Festival 2009 (winner viewer's choice)
Goteborg Konsthall, Sweden
as part of ' Seven Chapers' show

SHE DEVIL 3
at MNAC Museum, Bucharest
SHE DEVIL 3 at Studio Stefania Miscetti
Sasion Video 'DIfferent Horizons' programme, Ecole des Beaus Arts Valenciennes

Won't Get Fooled Again @ Cafe Gallery Projects
ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival in Berlin
Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria, BC, Canada
Big Screen in Hull in Queen Victoria Square
Roxy/NoD , Prague, Czech Republic
Artprojxspace
Recontres Internationales Paris/ Berlin/ Madrid 2008,
Kulturzentrum K4
in Nurnberg, Germany
CASZ Screen,
Amsterdam
tank.tv presents ‘The Whole World’
curated by Ian White

Special selection from Media Art Festival Friesland 2007
Radical Reels competition of short films- Winner 'Best Film'
Sadho Poetry Film Festival, Delhi
Videonale 11 selection @ Reine Sofia Museum of Modern Art in Madrid
Media Art Festival Friesland 2007
Wewerka Pavillion in Münster "Mind Hacking II" programme
Nothingness, curated by The Projection Gallery.com with V22 Gallery.
Little Jewel Cinema, Waygood Gallery, Newcastle (solo 2 week public screening)
Creekside Open x 2, at APT Gallery, London, Part 1selected by Matthew Collings and Emma Biggs, and Part 2 by Victoria Miro.
700IS Film & Video Fesitval, Iceland
Videonale 11 Kunstmuseum Bonn
'Video Killed the Painting Satr' at CCA Glasgow

Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin 06, various cinemas/ institutions
‘Seize the Day’ programme
PARK4DTV, Netherlands-based video collective. In association with tank.tv
Zebra Poetry Film Competition, Berlin
Media Art Friesland Festival, The Netherlands
‘ Purescreen 14: Making Love to My Ego’ exhibition screening at Bureau
‘ Kinema Screenings’ Synch Festival 2006, Athens.
Purescreen Archive of artists’ films, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
EMAF (European Media Art Festival)- as part of 'Smart Art', presented by tank.tv
tank.tv online gallery and touring Showreel
cinemascope, screening at SCOPE Art Fair, New York
Visions at the Nunnery, part of NODE London Festival

Recontres Internationales Paris/ Berlin Film Festival, Paris
Out of Darkness’, Screenings in the Midlands, UK; curated by Paul Rooney
Berwick-Upon Tweed Film & Video Festival: Big-M Selection.Curated by ISIS Arts.
Edith Russ Site for Video Art, Oldenburg, Germany
Antimatter Film Festival, Canada
IMPAKT Film Festival Utrecht, Netherlands.
SLACK Video, Hull.
Synch Festival, Athens Greece.
Cinevortex, Miami beach, Florida.
The Phatory Gallery, New York City.
15th Mostyn Open competition, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Wales.
'Best of Purescreen' DVD, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester.
The Centre of Attention gallery artist’s films at the Rio cinema, London.

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 Can Serrat International Arts Centre, Barcelona
2010 I-Park Foundation, Connecticut, USA
2007 1st Pyrenees Fsetval of Contemporary Art

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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(last updated January 2014)