Darryl Georgiou

Associate Professor in Media Arts


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 is exhibiting as part of Make Room Interventions into the Garman Ryan Collection at The New Art Gallery Walsall, UK. The exhibition uses some of the 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 is ‘Artist in Residence’ at the National Collections of Photography (CNCP) hosted by Birmingham Central Library. Pilot research projects and residencies have taken place at the Public Gallery and investigated 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.


  • 1995, M.A., Visual Communication, University of Central England, Birmingham
  • 1994, P.G.Dip., Postgraduate Diploma in Visual Communication, University of Central England, Birmingham
  • 1990, B.A (Hons), Time-Based Media, University of West England, Bristol

Selected outputs

  • Georgiou, D. (2011) Psychogeographies/How Places Feel. National Collections of Photography (NCP) hosted by Birmingham Central Library, UK. Pilot residency and preview exhibitions at The Public Gallery, West Bromwich, UK: Ongoing to Jun 2013
  • Georgiou, D. (2010) Make Room Interventions into the Garman Ryan Collection [group exhibition]. Held 23 Oct 2010-09 Oct 2011 at The New Art Gallery Walsall, UK
  • Georgiou, D. (2009) Audio Bounce/The Sound Corridor. Permanent installation at The Public Gallery, West Bromwich, UK
  • Georgiou, D. (2008) Kinopixel: Exploding the Image - Structural/Materialist Experiments [Group exhibition/Screen-based installation]. Held 19 Sep 2008-11 Jan 2009 in The Herbet, Coventry, UK
  • Georgiou, D. (2006) Decade [Exhibition/Video installation]. Audio-visual diary consisting of fragments captured every day for ten years (between 1995-2005). Exhibited in Berlin, Dresden, Coventry and London from May-Jul 2006 with artwork at the World Cup in Germany
  • Georgiou, D. (2006) Box 328. [Publication/Two Image variants] National Portrait Gallery and V&A Museum, UK. Displayed 05 Aug 2006 -14 Jan 2007
  • Georgiou, D. (2006) Take Time [Group exhibition] Vienna Artweek. Held at Robert Stoltz Platz 3, Vienna, 04 Apr 2006-09 Apr 2009
  • Georgiou, D. (2005) Sea Swarm [Artist film] Out Of Darkness. Cinemas throughout the Midlands, 15 Sep 2005-12 Oct 2005
  • Georgiou, D. (2002) Mr Williams' Chair - Trackie 123 Platforms (Commissioned by Jubilee Arts/Travel Midland Metro)., 05 Jul 2002-07 Jul 2002
  • Georgiou, D. (2000) In Memoriam. Catalogue for 'In Memoriam' exhibition at Held 22 Nov 2000-21 Jan 2001 at the New Walsall Museum and Art Gallery, UK.
  • Georgiou, D. (1998) The T(oy)ime machine High Definition: British designs for a digital future. Pacific Place, Garden Court, Hong Kong, 09 Oct 1998-13 Oct 1998
  • Georgiou, D. (1996) Screen Memories: snaps, shrines, objects and other things. Held 09 Dec 1996-19 Jan 1997 at the Walsall Museum and Art Gallery, UK
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