August 2021 - January 2022 — Visual Arts
Zürich-based artist Gregary Hari has been awarded a 6-month residency in South Africa through the Atelier Mondial international residency programme. Gregory will be an artist in residence in Cape Town from August 2021 to January 2022. During his residency, Gregory aims to continue his research on cultural and racial stereotyping and the representation of political power in architecture.
Gregory works across painting, drawing, sculpture, text, performance and music. He is interested in interrogating the role of the artist in society. His artworks are often interrelated and cross-fertilise each other, drawing from a melting pot of historical, socio-political and pop-cultural references. Having trained as a costume/clothing designer and tailor, Gregory is interested in the traditional garments and masks from rituals and folklore in Europe, Asia and the African continent. In his 2013 photography project focusing on the rudimentary puppets made for the Swiss “Fasnacht” carnival, Gregory examines questions relating to stereotyping and caricature that are the heart of the festival.
Gregory Hari (1993), works as an artist and musician in Zürich, Switzerland. He graduated with an MA in Fine Arts at the Academy of Art and Design, Basel, Switzerland. Gregory moves between the visual and the performative arts, from painting to photography until performance. In both fields he works with historical anecdotes and present references, which he compares, combines and connects in order to create new narratives. His works are shown and performed internationally, such as at TEMPO_FESTIVAL International Festival of Performing Arts in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Revolve Performance Art Days at Konstmuseum Uppsala, Sweden and Open Space of Experimental Art in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Portrait photo by Dana Grunenfelder