Spiros Panigirakis, Close, 2016
Spiros Panigirakis, Garden States, 2013
Spiros Panigirakis is interested in how presentational devices, furniture and organisational frameworks influence the construction of meaning, form and sociability. He often works with groups in both a curatorial and collaborative capacity to address the sited conditions of art. He was part of the founding committee of the artist-run initiative CLUBSproject. Recent projects include Opening (2016) for Support Materials, Soft Furnishings at RMIT Project Space; Scarecrow (2015) for Treatment at the Western Treatment Plant; Moorabbin (2014) for the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture; Australian Studies (2014) with Fiona Macdonald for Cross Arts Projects, Sydney; Garden States (2013) for Melbourne Now at the NGV. He recently co-curated If people powered radio: 40 years of 3CR (2016) with Helen Hughes at Gertrude Contemporary and raft (2013) at Craft Victoria. He has written for UN magazine, Enjoy journal and the practices of Shannon Lyons, Andrew Atchison, Fiona Macdonald, Fiona Abicare and Bianca Hester. Panigirakis is the coordinator of the Visual Arts program at MADA - the Faculty of Art Design and Architecture, Monash University. He is represented by Sarah Scout presents, Melbourne.