Ersi Varveri (1984) is a visual artist living and working between Antwerp, Athens and Syros (Greece). She holds a diploma (BA) from Athens School of Fine arts (2011), a Master’s degree from Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp (In-Situ Department, 2015) and a Master of Research in Art and Design from Sint Lucas School of Art, Antwerp (2016). From January 2017 to February 2020 she co-hosted the artist-run space the Pink House (Antwerp) and co-founded the publishing workshop pink house press.
Her work covers a wide range of artistic mediums, often dealing with the notion of space. Through her recent research project series Becoming a space, she created a series of clothes and embroideries, photographs, ink drawings and short fictional stories, while she also discovered the zine publication process and experimented with self-publishing as a tool for a flexible (self-)reflection and creative archiving practice.
Currently she is conducting a research project connected to the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, under the title one space becoming another. Together with Gijs Waterschoot, visual artist and collaborator for this project, they see their experience in the Pink House as a background to research further new possibilities and necessities of artist-run spaces.
Become a wear, 2018
Becoming a space, 2019
'on the list today', 2017
Kiosk - pink house press, 2018