BIOGRAPHY

Hara Katsiki is a visual artist, born in Greece. Her work delves into realms of the subconscious, is populated by hypnagogic figures and otherworldly creatures, and idealized by surreal and highly stylised aesthetic.
Her work resembles a dream world where imagination and reality come together. This self taught artist gives birth to phantasmagorical landscapes and creatures, using chaotic ink stains, and creating infinite labyrinths of lines, in a proposes to express the actual functioning of thought.
Always keen to experiment, her work is primarily the result of Surrealist automatism a.k.a. Automatic drawing and painting. As a means of expressing the subconscious, the artist suppresses conscious control over the making process, allowing the unconscious mind to have great sway.Through this process she tributes her intuition and transcends the boundaries of her imagination. Using the subconscious mind as the main source of inspiration, Katsiki inclines to define/refine the art of a wealth of melancholic imagery. A therapeutic escape from all that is chaotic, complex yet effortless.

Currently, she is based in Berlin and her work has garnered recognition like the 2010 Swatch Young Illustrator’s Award (“Opium”), ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2011 by Artists&Illustrators Magazine, and the 2012 /// MOTION + SOUND Category Award by Art Takes Miami / SCOPE Art Show and See.Me.

Statement of the artist

Creating and viewing art can touch inner aspects of our being and promote deep healing and expansiveness. I work on an intuitive level and let the piece speak to me during the process, whether I have intent or not. My work reflects the intuitive nature that resides within us all and infuses a deep connection to heart, mind, and spirit.
Through my work, i attempt to transcend the physical world and portray a wider vision of awareness
It is about the expression of the soul through different forms of art.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

2014 /// Member of the GREEK FOUNDATION

2012 /// MOTION + SOUND Category Award // SCOPE Art Show and See.Me. / Art Takes Miami

2012 /// SELF 2012 from ARTISTS WANTED /// HONORABLE MENTION

2011 /// ART TAKES MIAMI 2011 from ARTISTS WANTED, FINALIST

2011 /// ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2011 / Artists&Illustrators Magazine, Shortlist
Category Still Life / Artwork "Peruvian Paso"

2010 /// ILLUSTRATIVE / SWATCH YOUNG ILLUSTRATORS AWARD 2010
Category Animation / Project name: OPIUM

2010 /// MEMBER OF THE OFFICIAL ALFA ROMEO FINE ART PRINTS COLLECTION
Artwork title “Synthetic Imagination”

2007 /// ERMIS AWARDS / BRONZE AWARD

2006 /// ERMIS AWARDS / SHORTLIST

2006 /// EURO EFFIES AWARDS / SHORTLIST

2005 /// EVGE AWARDS / HONORABLE MENTION

2005 /// EVGE AWARDS / HONORABLE MENTION

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2015 National Gallery of Modern Art // Rome / 26th June to October 2015
2014 SomoS Galery // Cureted by Artconnect Berlin // Group show with Bartholot
2014 11th Berliner Liste // Berlin Germany
2014 Gallery On Art Fair // Korea
2014 Gallery On - C.A.R. Network III, the innovative art fair // Seoul / Korea
2014 C.A.R. Contemporary Art Ruhr / Media Art Fair // Essen Germany
2013 Bonneartiste // Zurich / Switzerland
2013 See.Me Exhibition // MOMA PS1 / New York
2013 THOSE WHO DREAM BY DAY / Group Show // Strychnin Gallery /// Berlin Germany
2012 SCOPE Art Show // MIAMI
2012 SEE | ME // Group exhibition curated by Artists Wanted / New York US
2012 DARKER THAN BLACK _ KURO NO KEIYAKUSHA // OUKAN / Berlin Germany
2012 Night Shift Design Walk // BETAHAUS / Berlin Germany
2012 TASTE FESTIVAL // DIREKTORENHAUS / Berlin Germany
2012 CANTON FAIR // Guangzhou China
2012 FACE FRAME // Group exhibition / Sameheads Berlin Germany
2011 GIF. ME. BERLIN // Group exhibition of animated GIFs // HBC / Berlin Germany
2011 Blooom Art Fair // Staatenhaus am Rheinpark Cologne Germany
2011 UTOPIA / Solo Show // West Berlin Gallery / Berlin Germany
2010 The Opium Den / Group Show // Direktorenhaus / Berlin Germany
2010 Arte En Optativo / Group Show // West Berlin Gallery / Berlin Germany
2010 St.Georg Grand Opening / Solo exhibition of audio visuals / Berlin Germany
2010 Untitled / Group Show // The Forgotten Bar Gallerie Berlin Germany
2010 The Imagination Show // CK / Berlin Germany

PUBLICATIONS

4SEE MAGAZINE / Cover Artwork & Editorial / s/s 2015
Ilur Magazine / issue No7 Massive / 2014
BOOK DE LOS MUERTOS / 2013 /Curated by Giovanni Cervi
BERLIN WHAT? – 102 contemporary artists
Art Takes Miami Catalogue 2012 edition
ADIDAS ORIGINAL News for original girls MAGAZINE
D-Magazine / KOREA
Grossartig magazine
Berlin Poche / Cover Artwork / No 37 / Feb 2012
Art Takes Miami Catalogue 2011 edition