Mikhail Karikis

Mikhail Karikis is a Greek-British artist based in London and Lisbon. His work in moving image, sound, performance and other media is exhibited in leading contemporary art biennials, museums and film festivals internationally. Through collaborations with individuals and communities located beyond the circles of contemporary art and (in recent years) with children, teenagers, young adults and people with disabilities, Karikis develops socially embedded projects that rouse the potential to imagine possible or desired futures of self-determination, sustainability and potency. His projects employ listening as an artistic methodology and focus on themes of social and environmental justice, solidarity and alternative models of being in the world, while nurturing critical attention and empathy.

Over the past decade Karikis’s artworks have been twice nominated for the Film London Jarman Award (2016 & 2019), exhibited at 54th Venice Biennale, (2011), IT; Manifesta 9, Ghenk, (2012); 19th Biennale of Sydney, (2014); Kochi-Muziris Biennale, IN, (2016); MediaCity Seoul, KR (2015) and 2nd Riga International Biennale of Contemporary Art, LV (2020), Mardin Biennale, TR (2022) and elsewhere. His solo exhibitions have been hosted by TATE Liverpool (2020); Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, UK(2019-20); TATE St Ives, UK (2019-20); De la Warr Pavilion, UK (2019-20); MORI Art Museum, Tokyo, JP (2019); Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (2018); Turku Art Museum, FI (2018); Aarhus 2017 European Capital of Culture, DK (2017) and Casino Luxembourg Forum d’art Contemporain, LU (2017). Karikis has also released three solo music albums, has performed at Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and has collaborated with Bjork, DJ Spooky and members of the Hilliard Ensemble.


Works by Mikhail Karikis

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