Artist of Greek origin Vicky Vergou has studied in Athens Fine Arts, Film Studies and Graphic Design.
She has been living in the UK since 2000 and was awarded an MA in Contemporary Arts by Oxford Brookes University in 2005. Her practice revolves around the themes of mortality and migration; and has been expressed through videos, sound-works and painting.
Over a long period she has been working on the project “An Odyssey” inspired by Homer's epic, which was first developed during a residency in Oxford. Since then Vicky has been working on the theme of water, exploring waterbodies, texture and movement in different locations. “Water series” is a series of video-work, photos and paintings.
Another residency followed in 2010 at the Department of Immunology in Evangelismos Hospital of Athens in Greece. The ongoing project “Plus” is a research on cells and viruses and includes interviews with scientists and patients.
“Language Paralanguage” (2011 ongoing) is a touring sound installation, which explores the sound-world of the 44 official languages spoken in Europe; examining the phonetic and written characteristics of language through participatory processes. It is supported by the Arts Council England, Artpoint and Dada South.
Vicky has had a number of collaborations with local and international artists.
She has had solo and group exhibitions in London, Berkshire and Oxfordshire. Residencies and site-specific work have taken place in both England and Greece. Video work has been screened at various festivals.
She has worked as a Scriptwriter, Film Editor, and Director of Photography, a Graphic Designer and an Art Teacher. She has experience in working with a broad range of constituencies running workshops and art activities.