Nikolas Ventourakis at Materia gallery
20 sep 2016 by art:i:curate team
Matèria and D.O.O.R present the first edition of Latent. The exhibition shows a perspective on contemporary photography in which pressing global and domestic issues are approached. The artists research these issues through experimenting with modes of representation and reframing of the medium of photography and its history.
Nikolas Ventourakis is featured in Latent at Matèria gallery in Rome. He will be presenting his 'Systematic Portraits' series in which the facial features of scanned passport photos are distorted to the point that an abstract digital patchwork of a portrait remains, while the security holograms and text are revealed.
The artists participating in the exhibition are selected from the Latent open call in order to converse with each other along with the space of Matèria gallery.
Participating artists: Øystein Dahlstrøm, Lore Horré, Sophie Tianxin Chen, Sherwin Rivera Tibayan and Nikolas Ventourakis.
The exhibition opens on Tuesday, 20 September and will run until 20 October 2016.
Nikolas Ventourakis, Billboard I, 2013, C-type print, 101.6 × 121.9 cm, edition of 5.
Nikolas Ventourakis is a London-based artist. He holds a MA in Photography from Central Saint Martins - University of the Arts London, London (2013). He is the recipient of the Deutsche Bank Award in Photography in 2013 and a Celeste Prize finalist of the same year. Nikolas was one of the visiting artists and Fulbright artist fellow at the California Institute of the Arts (2014/15). In 2014, he exhibited at the Photographer’s Gallery in London as part of the exhibition 'Fresh Faced Wild Eyed'.
Last August, Nikolas Ventourakis' Motocross and Radars was one of the first works to be successfully funded through the art:i:curate art crowd funding platform. Find out more about how to become a co-producer.
All images courtesy of the artist.