Mikhail Karikis, Ain’t Got No Fear, 2016. Video still. © the artist.

Mikhail Karikis


Mikhail Karikis’ practice emerges from his long-standing investigation of the voice as a material and a socio-political agent. He collaborates with communities connected to places of production to generate site-specific performances to camera which explore the role sound plays in creating a sense of collectivity, highlighting alternative modes of human existence, work and action.

Karikis’ work has been exhibited widely in museums and international biennials including most recently British Art Show 8, UK (2015-2017); Steirischer Herbst, AT (2015); 5th Thessaloniki Biennale, GR (2015); 19th Biennale of Sydney, AU (2014); Mediacity Seoul/SeMA Biennale, Seoul, KR (2014); Staging Film, Busan Museum of Art, KR (2016); Art in the Age of Energy and Raw Material, Witte de With, NL (2015); Listening: Hayward Touring (Baltic & The Bluecoat), UK (2014-2015); Inside, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR (2014-2015); Assembly, TATE Britain, London, UK (2014); Aquatopia, TATE St Ives & Nottingham Contemporary, UK (2013-2014). Solo exhibitions include Children of Unquiet, Carroll/Fletcher Gallery, London UK (2015-2016); The Endeavour, The Gallery Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle UK (2015); Children of Unquiet, Villa Romana, Florence, IT (2014); SeaWomen, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK (2013). His sound works have been published world-wide by Bjork, DJ Spooky and on Sub Rosa Records.