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My current practice explores themes of time and space, and avenues in situating one’s self within those parameters. How do we relate to time, and how do archiving practices partake in notions of belonging.

 

Collages combine family photos with ones found in carboot sales and shops as well as photographs seen in archives. Specifically, recent work includes archival photos of Cyprus and my hometown, Nicosia,

in the 40s -50s; exploring the colonial gaze within photography and how there is a sense of romanticising the colonial past.

 

My collages incorporate screenshots from phone photo folders and process stills from software such as Photoshop, commenting on how the manipulation of images adds to the narratives photographs form and represent. What does the backdrop indicate and how can its placing and content or lack of content mean for the subject of a photograph?

 

Merging material from archives, digital and analog found images, I work by layering through collage, printmaking, paper models and photographic still life work, while aiming to create a dialogue around performativity and the experience of space and time.

Group Shows

2021, Nov.    SolidAir, No Format Gallery, London

2021, April.   Lush Art in Difficult times, IsNotGallery, Nicosia, Cyprus

2021, March.    Seeking Roots, NiMac (Nicosia Municipal Arts Center), Nicosia, Cyprus

2020, Jul.   MA Fine Art: A selection of work by graduating students, Camberwell student gallery UAL, London

2019, Dec.   MA pop-up show, Camberwell college of arts, London

2017, Jul.   Twofold, Bargehouse, OxoTower, London

2017, Jun.   Graphics/Illustration graduate show, University of Brighton, Brighton

Features/ Collaborations

2021, May.   Cluster Print and Photography Artist-in-Residence program, Featured artist

2020, Oct.   Postcards for Beirut, Contributing Artist

2020, Oct.   UAL Online Graduate Showcase, Online showcase of graduate project

2020, Sept.   Brenda Mag, Issue 6- Memoir, Contributing Artist

2018, Oct.   Livia Rita at GROW hackney, Contributing Set Artist

2018, March.   Brenda Mag, Issue 1- Scars, Contributing artist

Talks

2021, May.   NiMac Online Event: Seeking Roots in wilting soil: Struggles for fluid identities in contemporary artistic practises. Panel included researcher Àger Pérez Casanovas, curator Ioulita Toumazi and  exhibiting artists.

2020, Oct.   Camberwell UAL Graduate show, Online talk: Photography as Material: Artist Talk/ Roundtable discussion, invited artist: Odette England, panel: Boglarka Eliz Varga, Silje Ree, Nicoleta Papaxenophontos.

Education

PGCE Art and Design, Goldsmiths University of London, 2021-2022

MA Fine Art Printmaking, Camberwell College of Art UAL, 2020

BA Illustration, University of Brighton, 2017