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Stella Ouzounidou

Born in 1987 in Thessaloniki (Greece)
Lives in London and Thessaloniki

Remembering to forget. 2011. Installation. 300 used memory cards, wooden cabinet, perspex glass, padlock, key. 168 × 83 × 7 cm. Courtesy of the artist

For several months I have been gathering memories from eBay. Collecting is a repetitive ritual that could be characterized as obsessive. It is often associated with time, a kind of archaeology that reveals memories and nostalgia. There are pictures, videos, texts, playlists with music and other personal documents in my collection. Remembering to Forget is a collection of 300 used memory cards, stored in a cabinet that resembles a museum collection. The cabinet remains locked to protect the privacy of those memories.

Stella Ouzounidou

July 2, 2014

On June 24 and 25, 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art began. 3069 applications by artists under 35 from 84 countries of the world were submitted for the competition, which lasted from November 2013 through March 2014. David Elliott, Artistic Director of the Biennale, proposed the motto A Time for Dreams as the general theme, and curated the main Biennale project, which presented works by 83 artists from 32 countries of the world.

June 17, 2014

The educational program of the Biennale, curated by Antonio Geusa and coordinated by Ekaterina Razdumina, is entitled Wise Advice, and aims at helping young artists to find answers to various questions that concern their creative growth and career development.