Athens/New York, Artist
Georgia Sagri lives and works in Athens and New York. At the center of her practice lies the exploration of performance as an ever-evolving field within social and visual life. Most of her work is influenced from her on-going engagement in political movements and struggles, on issues of autonomy, empowerment, and self-organization. From 1997-2001 she was a member of Void Network a cultural, political and philosophical collective operating in Athens. Later in 2011 she was one of the main organizers of Occupy Wall Street movement in New York. Since 2013 she has been a member of the assembly of Embros Theater Occupation. In 2014 she initiated Ύλη[matter]HYLE, a semipublic space in the heart of Athens. Recent exhibitions include: Georgia Sagri and I at Portikus, Frankfurt; Georgia Sagri Georgia Sagri at Kunstverein Braunschweig, documenta 14 Learning from Athens; Manifesta 11, Zurich, Switzerland; The Eccentrics, Sculpture Center, New York; Secret Surface, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Bread and Roses, Museum of Modern Art Warsaw. She participated in the 14th Istanbul Biennial (2015), Biennale de Lyon (2013), ProBio, Expo 1: New York, MoMA PS1, New York (2013) and the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2011).