Louisa Vergozisi (b. 1998, Volos, Greece) is an artist living and working between Venlo and Athens. Her practice and philosophy focuses on the silent side of the world, frequently inwoven with existential concepts and concerns. She explores the memory of the spiritual and landscape related scenery and its narratives in combination with historical feelings, like nostalgia and melancholia, which she recognises as essential elements of culture. Growing up near a remote, small village in the countryside of Greece, raised in her a sensibility towards things that usually won't be found in the center of attention. Vergozisi works with photography (digital & analogue) and video but also with installations and objects that are often site-specific related.
Louisa Vergozisi also works as a freelance photographer specialised in portraits, interiors and photojournalism. She is a member of the Venlo-based SAAM Collective and the film group AD HOC in Greece.
2016 - 2020 Bachelor Fine Arts / ZUYD, Institute of Arts, Maastricht, NL
(with the support of Sofoklis Achillopoulos Foundation, Athens, GR)
2021 Developing Curatorial Concepts: Research & Creative Ideation
- Node Centre for Curatorial Studies Berlin
2023 Chalk & Charcoal: memoria / Photography Exhibition / Café Zondag, Maastricht, NL
2022 When I dream, I see blue / Π=3,14 art-space, Athens, GR
2021 Φύλακες της Πίστης (Faithkeepers) - pop-up expo / Miliés, Pelion, GR
2023 "Wolken zweven boven de kruinen van het bos en dit is mijn thuis" Group exhibition at Artland, Landgraaf, NL
2022 SWAP #5 / B32 artspace, Maastricht, NL
2021 Εκδοχές του Υποκειμένου (Versions of the Subjective) part of "The Talks"
by writer and psychiatrist Chloe Kolyri / Vyzitsa, Pelion, GR
2021 ALL INN - National Graduation Show / Het Hem, Zaandam, NL
2020 sub.archives X graduates / De Meldkamer, Maastricht, NL
2019 Museumnacht "Lost In Space" / Natuurhistorisch Museum, Maastricht, NL
2019 RADIO LIMA Circumstantial Radio #3 / Greylight Projects, Heerlen, NL
2018 Sound Workshop + group exhibition / FLACC, Genk, BE
2022 Stichting Destination Unknown / Heilig Hartkerk, Venlo, NL (https://www.destinationunknown.nu/louisa-vergozisi-2/)
Prizes and nominations
2023 Nomination Van Bommel Van Dam Prize
2021 Film Festival of Imagination - Overganszone / ENCI-Groeve, Maastricht, NL (https://overgangszone.nl/portfolio/louisa-vergozisi/)
2020 The One Minutes -"New Normalism" / 17th Reykjavík International Film Festival, ISL
& Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, NL
2020 The Circle Works - Short Film Festival / Aachen, DE
2023 Atelier In De Stad - Greylight Projects / Heerlen, NL (projection of the short film "NOSTOS")
2021 Video Power Nacht on L1 (Dutch television) - By Video Power / Maastricht, NL (viewing of the short film "Light of Go(l)d")
2021 "Onkruid" - Poetry book by Lars Den Hertog / Maastricht, NL
2021 Grote Nederlandse Kunstkalender - Dutch art calendar (https://www.instagram.com/p/CLQ-E1ZL8R-/)
2020 Overgangszone - Walking in Silence (http://overgangszone.nl/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Louisa-Vergozisi-Article-O-Agios.pdf)
2021 "Το εξωκκλήσι του Αγίου Νικολάου στις Μηλιές Πηλίου και οι τοιχογραφίες του"
("The chapel of Sint Nicolas in Milies, Pelion and its murals")
with the support of Panayotis Zontanos - printed by Garyfallogianis Graphics Volos, GR