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Gate 27, farklı pratiklerin araştırma ve üretim süreçlerini desteklemek ve disiplinlerarası etkileşime zemin yaratmak amacıyla 2019’da kurulmuş bir uluslararası konuk sanatçı programıdır.


Virginia Mastrogiannaki

Yeniköy, March 2023

Virginia Mastrogiannaki graduated from the School of Fine Arts of Athens in 2013 with a Master of Fine Arts degree. In 2010, she completed a Master in Fine Arts at the School of Visual and Applied Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, A.U.T.H., and in 2002, she received the D.N.S.E.P. (International Superior Degree of Plastic Expression) from the School of Fine Arts of Rouen, France.

Some of her selected exhibitions are: songs without lyrics / Prespa tune A, in collaboration with Dimitris Ameladiotis, Waste/d Pavilion, Episode 3, State of Concept, Athens, Greece (2022); SJ (Performance), Akış / Flux, curated by Paula Garcia and Serge Le Borgne-Marina Abramovic Institute (MAI), Sakıp Sabancı Museum (SSM), 2020; Overview Effect. A production by the 60th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, MOMus Experimental, Greece (2019); reading in / reading out, Old Parliament House / National Historical Museum, Athens, a production of MOMus, with the support of Outset Contemporary Art Fund (2019); Ambigous bodies-Timeless interpretations, MOMus Experimental, Thessaloniki (2018); mensuration of stars, “Shared Sacred Sites”, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (2017); like me, CHART Art Fair, annaelle Gallery, Copenhagen (2017); Staircase, “paradoxically paradoxes” curated by Greg Haji Joannides, Sterna Art Project residency, Nisyros (2017); and jargon, “As One”, curated by Paula Garcia & Serge LeBorgne, NEON+MAI (Marina Abramovic Institute), Benaki Museum, Athens (2016).

Until today, the body of her work has dealt with the idea of effort and repetition, and also concepts such as duration, the limit, the moment, the error, the unnecessary, and relations between herself and materials, but also in terms of social relationships. One may encounter an essay of strength and durability of  materiality, whether in inanimate things or even other people, and continuous tests of endurance and tolerance. Lately, she has been systematically exploring the vocal area, studying the field of phonation mainly through the reading of selected texts and proposing projects that communicate it, among other things, as a central axis.

Mastrogiannaki will continue working on her vocal performance project derived from the Karamanlı Turkish texts at Gate 27.

Virgina Mastrogiannaki’s Instagram page.