Georgios Cherouvim is a multidisciplinary artist and educator from Athens who lives and works in Brooklyn. He works in the fields of computer animation, creative programming, and new media. He graduated with honors and an award from the National Center for Computer Animation in the UK. His work has been featured in numerous festivals and venues worldwide, including Siggraph, Ars Electronica, South by Southwest, Edith-Russ-Haus, International Symposium on Electronic Art, Art Futura, One Dot Zero, ArtTec, Athens Digital Art Festival, and Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center.

Since graduation, he has been working as a creative and technical director in visual effects for feature films, TV, and virtual reality. In his art practice, he chooses to move away from the rigid constraints of photorealism usually found in VFX, and enjoys using the tools of the industry in unconventional ways. He often programs his own digital tools, which he uses to create the final work. Through this process, he frequently draws attention to the tools themselves and the data they utilize. He examines and repurposes them, finding their limits and breaking points in the search for new aesthetics. Unresolved experiments become the breeding ground for new ideas.

Georgios is fascinated by how programming and mathematics can scale up simple rules to produce complex patterns that can be used as a visual language and emotional triggers. Inspired by nature and society, his work often crosses between mediums finding new ways to create a dialogue between the physical and the digital world.

Georgios teaches animation at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He has also given guest lectures and presentations at the Institute of Architecture and Media of Graz University, the National Center for Computer Animation in the UK, the Digitized design conference in Athens, DevHour in Mexico City, and TEDx at the Ionian University. He is a mentor at the NewInc and has served as a jury member for the ÉCU film festival and the Irish Film & Television Academy.

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Exposure

Awards & Recognition

ADAF · 2nd in Web Art for Spam · Greece · Sep20
Assembly · 2st in combined demo category For Your Love · Finland · Aug18
Vimeo Staff Pick · Strange Jealousy · Jun18
Euskal · 1st in combined demo category for Mrs Escher’s Nightmare · Spain · Aug14
Assembly · 1st in combined demo for Spin · Finland · Aug11
Vimeo Staff Pick · Erebus · Apr10
NCCA · Best thesis production award for Theros · UK · Nov05
GSAA by Stash magazine · Finalist Theros · Sep05

Select Festivals

ISEA · Cybersyn 1973/2023 screening · Barcelona · Jun22
ArtTec · OnFire screening · Bogotá · Jun22
SXSW · Stellar Scape video screening · Austin · Mar21
Ars Electronica
·Strange Jealousy in Music & Visuals · Linz · Sep19
Ars Electronica
· Geophone in the Hybrid Technologies · Linz · Sep17
Athens International Film Festival · Alosis · Athens · Sep15
Siggraph · Alosis · LA · Aug15
Animasyros 7.0 · Alosis · Syros · Sep14
National TV documentary on animation · Theros · Greece · Jan11
Athens Video Art Festival · Erebus · Athens · May10
Siggraph · Theros · Boston · Aug06
OneDotZero 10 · Theros · London · Jul06
(Full list in the individual project posts)

Live Performances

SNFCC / Nostos · Shards · Athens · Aug20
ADAF
· Manna performed virtually · Athens · Jul20
Mise-En Place
· geoAudio · Brooklyn · Jul17

Exhibitions

Galerie La Box · Cybersyn 1973/2023 installation part of Infrahauntologies curated by Bassam El Baroni · Bourges · Oct21
Edith-Russ-Haus
· Cybersyn 1973/2023 installation part of Infrahauntologies curated by Bassam El Baroni · Oldenburg · Jul21
Creative Code Festival · Manna screening at LightBox · New York · Nov20
Harpa Concert Hall
· Participation with Tiny/Massive collective to illuminate the façade of the building · Reykjavik · Dec18
Saristra festival · Cefalonia · Aug16
Assembly Point · Synthetic Resonances · London · May16
ASIFA 70 years of Greek animation · Athens · Nov15
GIF Arts Festival · time offset gifs ·  Los Angeles · Jul15
monomorphia · Solo exhibition · Athens · Oct14
AVAF10 · Digital Brushes · Athens · Sep14
The Fall Gallery · illustration & ink · Vancouver · Aug13
Born Digital · Theros and Erebus · Amsterdam · Jul13
Rascal Art at Beaumont Studios · ArchitectConqueror & Divider · Vancouver · Jun13
Emily Carr · Mother & SonArchitectConqueror & Divider · Vancouver · May13
The Fall gallery · Vancouver · Nov12
Emily Carr · Conqueror · Vancouver · Aug12
The Fall gallery · Vancouver · Feb12
Athens Video Art Festival · TenaGas · Athens · May10
Morley College · sculpture · London · May08

Press

E-flux · Article about Infrahauntologies and Cybersyn 1973/2023 · Jul21
Shoutout Socal · Jan21
LBB 
· Article about Ayia · May20
Esquire
· Interview · Jun19
TheNewCurrent · Interview about Strange Jealousy · Mar19
80 Level · Interview about laser etched project · Dec16
Master & Dynamic · Interview about Geophone · Mar16
Creator’s Project · Interview about Geophone · Jan16
Prosthetic Knowledge
· Interview about Geophone · Jan16
Creator’s Project · Article on Debate · Dec14
Popaganda · Interview about solo art show monomorphia · Oct14
Notes on Design · Interview · Sep10
CGSociety · Article · Apr10
It’sArt Magazine issue 11 · Featured · Sep07
It’sArt Magazine issue 6 · Article about Theros · Sep06
3DWorld · Article about Theros · Nov05
Photographos · Front cover photo · Feb04

Presentations

National Centre for Computer Animation · Presentation · Bournemouth University UK · Mar22
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens · Presentation · Department of Digital Arts and Cinema · Athens · Jun21
Vimeo‘s Headquarters
· Screening and presentation · New York · Jul19
TEDx talk on creative coding and digital tools at Ionian University · Corfu · May19
Institute of Architecture and Media · Lecture · Graz University Austria · Sep17
National Centre for Computer Animation · Masterclass · Bournemouth University UK · Feb16
Digitized15 · Presentation & workshop · Athens · Sep15
Circuits and Currents · Presentation · Athens · Dec14
Animasyros · Presentation · Syros · Oct14
DevHour · Presentation · Mexico City · Sep11
End User Event · Presentations · Utrecht · May09

Positions

Irish Film & Television Academy · Jury member · Dublin · Mar22
NewInc
· Mentor · New York · Sep20-22
ÉCU film festival · Jury member · Paris · Mar20-22
School of Visual Arts · Adjunct professor · New York · Sep19-22
National Centre for Computer Animation · Peer assistant · Bournemouth University UK · Sep04