Aikaterini Gegisian is a visual artist and researcher. Her expanded photographic and moving image practice examines the role of diverse image histories in the production of gender, cultural and national identities. During the ‘archival fever’ of the COVID-19 pandemic, she initiated The Manipulator Vlog, a YouTube channel that documents a rural-agricultural shift in her life and work, set against the backdrop of her teenage magazine collection.
2023 will see the premiere of Third Person (Plural) – a feature-length film and eponymous book (published by MACK); a long-term archival project based on a collection of two hundred post-war informational films and newsreels from the Library of Congress and the American National Archives. In 2016, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art organised the first survey of her moving image practice. In 2015, she was one of the exhibiting artists at the Armenian Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale, which received the Golden Lion for best national participation. Further recent shows include Triskel Art Centre, Cork, (2022); HALLE 14, Leipzig, (2021); The Institut Valencià d’Art Modern (2020); National Arts Museum of China (2018); 8th Brighton Photo Biennale (2018); Kunsthalle Osnabruck (2017); BALTIC, Newcastle (2017) among others.