Mikhail Karikis develops filmmaking strategies that undermine dominant frames of representation and employs listening as a form of activism. He works in sustained collaborations with individuals and communities located outside the context of contemporary art, often pushed into economic and socio-geographic fringes. This results in participatory film projects that highlight alternative modes of human existence, solidarity and action while nurturing dignity and tenderness.
Karikis has exhibited in leading biennials including 54th Venice Biennale; Manifesta 9, Ghenk; 19th Sydney Biennale and Kochi-Muziris Biennale. Selected solo exhibitions include Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK; MORI Art Museum, Tokyo; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino; Turku Art Museum, FI; Aarhus 2017 European Capital of Culture and Casino Luxembourg Forum d’art Contemporain.
Exhibitions in 2019 included a major survey show at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art; a new commission and solo show at De la Warr Pavilion, Bexhill and an In Focus exhibition at Tate St Ives, UK.
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