Alexis Georgopoulos is a multi-disciplinary artist, composer & producer based in New York.
Over the course of numerous albums under the name Arp , and in various collaborative contexts — original albums, collaborative installation and commissioned scores — his work has been typified by a nomadic approach, of continually pursuing new modes and concepts, occupying diverse mindsets, and challenging notions of identity, authenticity, and style.
He has collaborated with key figures from a range of disciplines — visual artists Tauba Auerbach and Darren Bader, the late filmmaker Paul Clipson, choreographer Jonah Bokaer as well as musicians Neneh Cherry, techno producer Patricia and ambient producer Jefre Cantu-Ledesma.
He has performed internationally and has been presented in gallery and museum contexts by MoMA PS1, Goethe–Institut, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Deitch Projects, Walker Art Center, The Kitchen, MoMA, New Museum, White Columns, 303 Gallery, Jacob's Pillow, SFMoMA, Luggage Store Gallery, and Jack Hanley Gallery
His recordings have been released by Mexican Summer, RVNG Intl, Smalltown Supersound, Beats in Space, Emotional Rescue, Type, Geographic North and Opal Tapes.
His work has been reviewed by The New York Times, NPR, Pitchfork, Libération (FR), and The Guardian (UK).
He hosts a quarterly radio program for NTS (London, UK),
His expansive 2018 album, ZEBRA, garnered international critical acclaim (#2 Contemporary Album of the Year by The Guardian) for its “post-everything” symbiosis of contemporary electronic composition and various folkloric traditions.
His forthcoming album New Pleasures, the second installment in the ZEBRA trilogy, furthers the narrative instigated by its predecessor. A collection of pop interiors defined by intricate rhythms, high gloss synths and dubby studio experimentation, he shapes angularities into alluring, elastic shapes. The conceptually-driven album is both more accessible and more experimental than his past work, proposing a glowing pop semiotics, conjuring a prismatic inquiry into memory, machine sentience and the economy of desire.
His work has also been licensed for commercial use by such clients as Chanel, Bottega Veneta, Apple, Veuve Cliquot, Audemars Piguet, Sonos, and Uniqlo and commissioned for film and dance scores for Jonah BOKAER, the artist Doug AITKEN as well as for podcasts : Not Lost (Pushkin), TED, Airbnb and The Paris Review.
Georgopoulos is also a published writer on art, music and design. Interview subjects include the late harpist Alice Coltrane, designer Peter Saville, writer Kodwo Eshun, synth pioneer Suzanne Ciani, and the group Broadcast, among others. His writings have been published internationally in i–D, Sleazenation, V, ANP Quarterly, BOMB, Paper, Tokion, Vice and The Guardian (SF).