Darryl Georgiou is an interdisciplinary artist, exhibiting internationally and working across a range of media. His artwork is held in both national and international collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens/New York
Between October 2010-2011 he exhibited as part of Make Room Interventions into the Garman Ryan Collection at The New Art Gallery Walsall, UK. The exhibition used contemporary works acquired by the gallery to make interventions within the Collection’s themed rooms. The display merges historic and contemporary art. Participating artists include Tracey Emin, Richard Wentworth and Howard Hodgkin
During 2011-2013 Georgiou was ‘Artist in Residence’ at the National Collections of Photography (CNCP) hosted by Birmingham Central Library investigating the relationship between the still and moving image. Exhibitions between March – May 2010 included the screening of a short film B21 – a sound and picture poem capturing a post-colonial inner city Britain. In July 2011, Georgiou previewed Buffet Menu (Villa Cross) an art-as-text intervention, to mark the 30th anniversary of the first Handsworth disturbances (10 July 1981). The work approached the subject of historical memory in an attempt to reveal the disparity involved in attempting to represent the past in art. Wider research and practice explores the psychogeography of the city and how places feel that involve disturbance, turmoil or perceived injustice. The research question being how this re-presentation shapes the image of the present with a bearing on the here and now
Georgiou is interested in the tension between truth and fiction, reality and invention, history and memory. His architectonic practice combines conceptual complexity and playfulness. Often merging inherently flawed systems and doubtful philosophical propositions with the seemingly objective experience of the archive. Through his array of interlinked projects Georgiou questions how information becomes authoritative and explores the way that we map and classify the world in order to understand it.
Principal Lecturer in Media Arts, Design and Visual Arts, School of Art and Design, Coventry University, Graham Sutherland Building, Priory Street, Coventry CV1 5FB