Olga Koumoundouros - Overland Route
Curated by Ciara Ennis
Olga Koumoundouros was born in New York, and lives and works in Los Angles. She received an MFA from California Institute for the Arts; California State University, Long Beach; and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. For over a decade, Koumoundouros has been exhibiting her work internationally. She plays with ideas based on human classicism, exertion of labor-intensive practices, and the structure of management. Koumoundouros works primarily with industrial materials such as fiber, plywood, plaster, and tar. Her most recent work, Wall Works: CART-What Do We Need to Get By and How Do We Get There? is featured at the Santa Monica Museum of Art.
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Ciara Ennis is the director/curator of Pitzer Art Galleries at Pitzer College and was formerly the curator of exhibitions at the University of California Riverside/California Museum of Photography. Ennis moved from London to Los Angeles where she was project director for Public Offerings, an international survey of contemporary art, at MOCA, Los Angeles in 2001. From there she became associate curator at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, where she initiated the Project Room and programmed a series of experimental exhibitions. Ennis has been director of Pitzer Art Galleries for the past four years, during which time she has curated a number of exhibitions. Ennis’ curatorial practice merges fact with fiction and focuses on storytelling as a means to explore the fluidity and fragility of identity, revealing the subtleties of the social, political, and the cultural issues that impact our lives. She received her MA in curating contemporary art from the Royal College of Art, London.