04.11.21 - 18.12.21

Sofia Rozaki : how to host a rawmantic dinner party

Alibi Gallery presents a new solo show by artist Sofia Rozaki titled “how to host a rawmantic dinner party”. The exhibition presents new works that negotiate the seemingly trivial – body parts, everyday habits, and little demons. Striking a fragile balance between pictorial mastery and a queer glitch aesthetic, Rozaki captures her generation’s perspective of contemporary lived experience as increasingly filtered and informed through the digital. The exhibition is curated by art historian Eleni Michaelidi and will run from Thursday, November 4, to December 18, 2021 at Alibi Gallery’s space in downtown Athens, Sarri 12, Psirri.

“how to host a rawmantic dinner party” is the artist’s fourth solo show and consists of a new body of work that is presented for the first time. Created for the most part within conditions of confinement in 2020-’21, it bears testimony of a time when the world came to a standstill and we set out to notice the bare essentials, daily habits and ways of (co)existing. Rozaki’s compositions balance between lived experience and surrealistic connotations, whether expressed through the prism of vulnerable honesty or captured with cynical cruelty.

Sofia Rozaki (b. 1990) is a visual artist who lives and works in Athens. Her work explores the complexities of identity, corporeality, memory, trauma and sexuality. Her compositions incorporate recurrent forms that compose an idiosyncratic visual language, characterized by elements of sarcasm and dark humor. Rozaki has participated in numerous shows in Greece and internationally, including the Trento Art Festival, the Athens and Epidaurus Festival, the International Thessaloniki Film Festival, MOMus Experimental Center for the Arts, Young Space NYC, the National Archaeological Museum CafeĢ and Kaplanon Galleries. Her work is currently also exhibited at Art Athina and Rome International Art Fair 2021, and can be found online at: www.sofiarozaki.com