post-title Qi Yafei 齐亚菲 + Georg Óskar Giannakoudakis | PLENTY OF NOTHING | Migrant Bird Space | 03.09.-03.11.2020

Qi Yafei 齐亚菲 + Georg Óskar Giannakoudakis | PLENTY OF NOTHING | Migrant Bird Space | 03.09.-03.11.2020

Qi Yafei 齐亚菲 + Georg Óskar Giannakoudakis | PLENTY OF NOTHING | Migrant Bird Space | 03.09.-03.11.2020

Qi Yafei 齐亚菲 + Georg Óskar Giannakoudakis | PLENTY OF NOTHING | Migrant Bird Space | 03.09.-03.11.2020

until 03.11. | #2825ARTatBerlin | Migrant Bird Space presents from 3rd September 2020 the exhibition PLENTY OF NOTHING with works by the artist duo Qi Yafei 齐亚菲 and Georg Óskar Giannakoudakis.

PLENTY OF NOTHING is an exhibition by the Berlin based Chinese-Icelandic artist couple Qi Yafei 齐亚菲 (1987, Hebei Province) and Georg Óskar Giannakoudakis (1985, Akureyri).

Living in the German capital the vibe of the surrounding art scene stimulated the couple’s own vibrating creativity. Through mutual inspiration, the couple developed a new dynamic artistic language during their work in their Berlin studio.

ART at Berlin - Courtsy of Migrant Bird Space - Qi Yafei - Georg Oskar Giannakoudakis
Exhibition flyer

The painter and photographer Qi Yafei is known for her interior views presenting daily family life in Chinese urban settings. In Berlin, she began to focus on her new residential environment and partially includes her partner Georg Óskar. She presents him seated in their Berlin kitchen, but hidden in evaporating, dense smoke. Allowing the beholder an intimate glimpse into her very personal space, the artist keeps her partner’s face hidden.

ART at Berlin - Courtesy of Migrant Bird Space - Yafei Qi - 2019
Yafei Qi: Sleep walker 2019 | © Yafei Qi, Migrant Bird Space

The expressive figurative paintings by Georg Óskar deal with people in his immediate vicinity and mythical figures of subconscious worlds. The artist is fascinated by starlight illuminating his nocturnal dreams. There, love making figures, entwined with each other, exchange affections and clash with cartoonish characters and superheroes revealing a sarcastic, cynical and yet funny and loving spirit.

Additional messages, written on the paintings, amplify the expression of the subject’s deep emotions. They seem to reflect the thoughts of a boy who dreams of growing up.

ART at Berlin - Courtsy of Migrant Bird Space - Georg Oskar Giannakoudakis - 2019
Georg Óskar Giannakoudakis: The Mosh Pit 2019 | © Georg Óskar Giannakoudakis, Migrant Bird Space

Migrant Bird Space presents new works by the outstanding artist couple, who tells its Berlin story in a strong, visual language testifying mutual inspiration and an intimate artistic connection.

Following the Project Support from Norsk Fotografisk Fond (Norwegian Photographic Fund), the couple is currently staying in Oslo and will return to their Berlin studio again soon.

Ronald Kiwitt

During POSITIONS BERLIN art fair in mid-September Migrant Bird Space will show the most recent works by Yuya Suzuki, Georg Óskar & Liu Gang and at PHOTO BASEL/BERLIN the gallery will present exciting works by Luo Yang, Lin Zhipeng and Qi Yafei.

Vernissage: Thursday, September 3, 2020, starting at 19:00, the artist duo will be present, drinks will be served.

Exhibition dates: Friday, 4 September – Tuesday, 3 November 2020

To the Gallery



Exhibition Qi Yafei 齐亚菲 + Georg Óskar Giannakoudakis – Migrant Bird Space | Zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin | Contemporary Art | Exhibitions Berlin Galleries | ART at Berlin


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