SSA Member Christina Kyriakidou is one of the six selected artists of the upcoming exhibition at GoMA, Glasgow. ‘GROWTH: Disruption, Resistance and Resilience’.
This exhibition is the final outcome of a year-long collaboration between GoMA and its newly established GoMA Youth Group (GYG). GYG is as a creative initiative of young people aged 16-25 working with GoMA to deliver a youth-centred programme of activities and events. In collaboration with Glasgow Museums’ staff, the young adults in the group have proposed, developed, and delivered their own events aimed at an audience of peers, culminating in this exhibition.
With GROWTH, they aim to explore how their generation deals with an increasingly complex and fluid world, while showcasing the work of artists their own age. Young people are growing up with feelings of risks and uncertainties caused by global trends such as the current climate emergency, large scale conflicts, globalisation and inequalities.
The six young artists in this exhibition have been selected by the Youth Group for the nature of their practice, in which they discuss their search for a sustainable path. They do so by looking at intersecting identities, ecology and consumerism.
By claiming the main space at GoMA Gallery 1, young adults of the GYG and collaborating artists hope to invite others to take a stand for their future and to show the role of contemporary art as a key arena for social action.
15-23 February 2020
Gallery of Modern Art – Glasgow