The river of consciousness flows from countless streams, constantly changing its force and complexity. My practice of multiple mediums churns through the landscape of theology like a spiral of chaos in its bed.
Olivia Kathigitis explore the human behaviours towards fear, apprehension and quality of the mind. Presenting portraits of (the dissipation of) consciousness and the abstract span of realities. Driven by methodical, action-based and repetitive motions her practice draws upon the conscious and unconscious action. The phenomenological methodology used presents her works as detailed maps of being and the notion of oneself. Through multiple medias, she explores the fragility of the cohesive mind; pulling at the strings of Biophilia,
Olivia is a sculpture and installation artist based in Adelaide, Australia graduating with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) from the University of South Australia in 2014.
Between 2012 and 2016,she was the Gallery Director of Adelaide Artist Run Initiative, Format Systems. In 2016 she presented her solo exhibition Internals at Fontanelle’s Bowden Gallery and later Restless Sieidi (2017) at FELTspace. In 2018 (with the assistance of Arts SA & The Helpmann Academy) she exhibited artwork from Restless Sieidi at Guest Projects, London, UK in the La Wayaka Current showcase Wild Within which became my first international exhibition. Kathigitis has been awarded the Peter Walker Encouragement Prize and Friends of SASA: Fine Arts Award.
Olivia participated in the Elizabeth Day, Bruny Island residency (Australia), The La Wayaka Current Arctic (Norway) residency and in 2019, the La Wayaka Current Desert residency in Chile.
Olivia Kathigitis and her sustainable and conscious jewellery range Okay Kathigitis are nationally stocked and have been apart of the SLOW Fashion Festival 2017-2019.