Gery Georgieva

The Conch: Talk Show features an evening of Gery Georgieva, Teddy May de Kock and Nikhil Vettukattil at SLG, Jan 10

9 January 2018

The Conch: Talk Show will feature an evening with Gery Georgieva, Teddy May de Kock and Nikhil Vettukattil at South London Gallery on January 10.

The night will consist of screenings, performances, games and Q+A’s to consider the work of the three moving image artists. 

Georgieva works across video, installation, sound and performance where improvised lo-fi sets with the camera become a stage to explore “the construction of taste, personal empowerment, and cultural belonging.” May de Kock is an actress and artist who uses elements of magic, rehearsal and other theatrical conventions and Nikhil Vettukattil explores “the role of representational images in framing and remaking lived experience.”

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Rafal Zajko’s MONO7 features moving image by 14 artists, Mar 1

1 March 2017

MONO7 is on at London’s Courtyard Theatre on March 1.

The moving image initiative, now in its seventh year, features videos by 14 artists, each five-minutes long. This year’s line-up includes contributions by Eva Papamargariti, Gery Georgieva, Nils Amadeus Lange, Natalie Price Hafslund, Jennet Thomas and Puck Verkade, among others.

A project run by Rafal Zajko, MONO aims to “show the breadth of contemporary video practices” and each edition is meant to grow organically out of the next, as artists from the previous show choose the next ones.

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Gery Georgieva @ ANDOR, Mar 24 – Apr 16

22 March 2016

London’s ANDOR gallery will present solo show Original Cheese by Gery Georgieva, opening March 24 and running April 16.

The artist’s recent solo show Solo Romantika at East London’s Res. was introduced by a YouTube-style how-to make up prelude video displaying her scraping tiny decorative beads off her face like a face-mask before getting up and running away when she hears someone approach. The one-take aesthetic is complicated, quickly melting into something produced yet effortless, layered, sung over, performed, edited and manipulated.

The only thing we are presented with in the run up to Original Cheese is an image taken in a club, disco lights sprinkling the backs of the people in the photo, leaving, it seems, Georgieva to manipulate the experience of whatever will be installed in ANDOR to turn its back until attended, a bit like really, really cheesy music…

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Gery Georgieva, Solo Romantika 2015). Image courtesy the artist and Res.
Gery Georgieva, Solo Romantika (2015). Image courtesy the artist and Res.


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Gery Georgieva @ Res., Apr 24 – May 9

24 April 2015

Gery Georgieva is bringing her latest solo exhibition, Solo Romantika, to Deptford’s Res. project space, where it will run from April 24 to May 9.

The Bulgarian-born artist’s latest show is a mix of new performance, sound and video installation, and forms the second of three solo shows produced by the #temporarycustodians R&D platform (initiated by curator Helen Kaplinsky and artist Maurice Carlin) at Res.

With Solo Romantika, Georgieva gives us her own rendition of emotive folk and pop solos, performing alone in a studio as she lip-syncs and records a cappella versions of sad Bulgarian songs. As a backdrop to the performance, and performative in its own right, is an elaborate layering of references across props, costumes, and script parts.

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Apophenia launch @ Regent Trading Estate, Dec 6

5 December 2014

Helen Kaplinsky and Maurice Carlin‘s #temporarycustodians project launches a new ‘co-working archipelago’, Apophenia, with an evening of performances taking place at Salford’s Regent Trading Estate on December 6.

The evening will feature performances by three artists-in-residence, as well as a handful or artists and musicians invited to perform. The ‘co-working archipelago’ to which the artists belong has become like “an ecological growth of creative and industrial islands” housed within a 8,000 square foot warehouse in North-West England.

The participating artists are invited to reflect upon “independence and nomadism resulting from a crisis in resource management” in this vast country estate, and Saturday’s show brings performances by the three artists-in-residence – Josephine Callaghan, Susanna Davies-Crook and Gery Georgieva – as well a live set by Vera Modena and Patchfinder, a performance by New Noveta, a VJ/DJ set by The Mycological Twist, and a dormant storage island by Joey Holder.

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Header image: © 2014 Carla Resh of Rogue Mounted Archers. Graphics by Michael Oswell. Selected by Josephine Callaghan.

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