Georgia Kotretsos: KARFI

L'appartement 22, Rabat, Morocco
14 Jan 2014 - 31 Mar 2014

Georgia Kotretsos is the artist-in-residence at L’appartment22, Rabat, from 15 December 2013 to 15 January 2014. At the end of her residency, L’appartement 22 will host an exhibition of work produced during her stay in Morocco (15 January – 28 February 2014).

In Rabat, Kotretsos will conduct research on the city’s independent art spaces and museums, while looking for emblematic images and artworks, in relation to their surroundings, and their audience. For the artist, this approach stimulates her art practice and leads to new works and inquiries.

For L’appartment22, the artist is working on a photography-based project entitled KARFI (Greek : K????). In Greek, KARFI literally means nail but the word is also layered with metaphorical and playful connotations that draw attention to elements of our surroundings that otherwise would have escaped us. When personified, it is about the one who tells on others.

Curator: Abdellah Karroum (délégation artistique)

Opening: 14. January 2014, 6.30 pm


Georgia Kotretsos (b. 1978, Thessaloniki, Greece) is a visual artist based in Athens, Greece. Kotretsos was raised and educated in South Africa and only repatriated in 2006. She lived between Greece and the United States until 2010. She received an MFA Degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago on a Full Merit Scholarship (2004) in the United States and a BFA from the Durban Institute of Technology, in KwaZulu Natal (2000) in South Africa. Kotretsos has had five solo exhibitions and has participated in more than sixty exhibitions in Greece, South Africa, and the United States. She has been an artist-in-residence at La Kunsthalle Mulhouse in association with the University of Haute Alsace (2013), the Arteles Residency Program in Finland (2011), the Summer Studio Program Residency in Chicago at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2010), andshe was accepted to attend the ISCP Residency in New York. Parallel to her studio practice, Kotretsos co-founded Boots Contemporary Art Space, St. Louis MO, USA (2006-10) where she had the opportunity to work with many emerging as well as established professionals. Furthermore, she founded Boot Print , a publication dedicated to contemporary art and published by Boots, where she served as the editor-in-chief. For three years 2009-2013 she was a columnist for the PBS Arts feature Art:21 in New York, with her monthly column entitled Inside the Artist’s Studio. Since March 2013, this column has found its new home on LABKULTUR, Germany.




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