Eirene Constantinou (b.1991) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Cyprus.

My work is process-led, I use natural and artificial lighting as well as digital photography manipulation to juxtapose elements from painting, sculpture, photography and installation. This process produces time-based media to be placed into and around specific spaces leading to a sensory experience, 

obscuring the boundaries between reality and fantasy. The use of light as an artistic medium, eventually acquires mass and function of a physical object, creating movement and plasticity to space. It’s elusive quality reveals an illusory dimension in which time visually shapes its own environment. This sense of space, external as well as internal would have otherwise been impossible to exist.

 

In my light installations, I often contemplate on the concepts of change and transience; infinity in a simulated space is an idea that you can only suggest. My work is influenced by the curiosity to understand how people see, hear, imagine, think, learn, and act in relation to their perception of art. The study of subjective and sensori-emotional values or sometimes called judgements of sentiment and taste is part of my main research interests which drives me to evoke personal and collective memories by re-constructing their fleeting magic, exceeding spatial and temporal boundaries. 

 

Unfamiliar pre-existed what is now considered as familiar.

EXPERIENCE

 

2017- present 

Founder of EVOHK artist-run space, formed to support an open framework for experimentation, collaboration and dialogue between creatives and professionals across the fields of art, science and technology

 

2018-present 

Research Associate at Youth Makerspace Larnaka, an initiative programme operated by Cyprus University of Technology, the Youth Board of Cyprus & Larnaca Municipality

 

EDUCATION

 

2019 Participant at ‘Unlocking Female Leadership’ Workshop

Anna Koukkides-Procopiou and Paul Koronis (UFL) Cyprus

 

2019 Scholarship at ‘Women Fit For Business’ Training Programme (8months)

AIPFE-Women of Europe, EY Cyprus and CIM Cyprus Institute of Marketing 

 

2016 Internship at Cultural Services Dept. of Larnaca Municipality (8months)

’Employment, Human Resources and Social Cohesion’ HRDA Cyprus

 

2015 Postgraduate programme ‘Design & Curation of Museum Exhibitions’ 

IPP Museology Matoula Skaltsa and Panayiotis Tzionos, School of Architecture, AUTH

 

2009-2015 BA/MA Visual and Applied Arts

School of Fine Arts-Aristotle University of Thessaloniki AUTH

Painting Studio-Supervisor Prof.: George Skiloyannis

Selective Courses:

Modern and Contemporary History of Art - Charis Savvopoulos

Aesthetics and Special topics in Theory of Art - Reggina Argyraki

Digital Image and Multimedia Applications - Athanasios Pallas

Photography/Video Studio-Georgios Katsangelos & Stelios Ntexis

Engraving Studio - Emmanouel Giannadakis

 

SOLO SHOW

 

SPACE N TIME - MA FINE AND APPLIED ARTS
AUTH Campus Studios, Thessaloniki, Greece
February 20 - 1 March 2015

WATCH

 

GROUP SHOWS

 

MAKING BY HAND IN DIGITAL TIMES

Ceramics workshop and symposium/Part of PHYGITAL project UNIC

Workshop by Melita Kouta & Vassos Demetriou 

February 2020

https://www.unic.ac.cy/el/event/making-by-hand-in-digital-times-unrf-phygital-workshop/ 

 

TO PIKAP - ART COMMUNITY EXHIBITION

Municipal Art Gallery Casa Bianca, Thessaloniki, Greece

Curated by Dimitris Aggelis, Thaleia-Maria Alexaki, Alexia Xafopoulou and Domna Gounari

11 - 25 February 2020

www.topikap.gr/community

 

BIENNALE LARNACA CONTAINER AND CONTENT // ATAXIA 

Municipal Art Gallery, Larnaca, Cyprus

Curated by Vasilis Vasileiades

October 17 - 30 November 2018

www.biennalelarnaca.com 

 

IMAGO MUNDI WONDER ISLAND 2018

Fondazione Luciano Benetton,Trieste, Italy

Curated by Nikolas Vamvouklis

www.imagomundiart.com/collections/cyprus-wonder-island

 

BEYOND AN EVENT HORIZON MO17

Visual Artists Association Phytorio, Nicosia, Cyprus

Curated by Emily Gray and Leontios Toumpouris

June  16-10 November 2017 

www.momomo17.com

 

LIVING ORGANISMS CONTEMPORARY ARTWORKS IN HISTORICAL PLACES

Aiani Archaeological Museum, Kozani, Greece

Curated by Elena Efeoglou / University of Western Macedonia

June 30 - 6 July 2017

 

MOI COMME NOUS 

Institut Français de Thessalonique, Greece

Curated by George Skiloyannis and Reggina Argyraki

May 2 -16 June 2017

 

SCHOOL FINE AND APPLIED ART GRATUATES OF 2014-2017

Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece

Curated by Thouli Misirloglou, Katerina Siroglou

6-25 May 2017

 

WELCOME EXHIBITION CYPRUS CHAMBER FOR FINE ARTS

EKATE Art gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus

8-27 March 2017

 

ANTHROPON ERGA 

Kyriazi Medical Museum, Larnaca, Cyprus 

Organised by Youthlens

December 2017

 

PAFOS 2017-EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE 

Almyra Hotel, Paphos, Cyprus 

Curated by Isnotgallery

4-21 June 2017

 

PUBLIC SPACE-1ST INSTALLATION ART FESTIVAL EFE

Heroes Square, Limassol, Cyprus

Curated by Loucas Ioannou & Christina Michaelides

11-17 June 2016

 

LUSH ART IN AUSTERE TIMES

Isnotgallery, Nicosia, Cyprus

Curated by Andros Efstathiou

October 17 - 30 November 2016

 

EFFECTIVE SPACES - #3 INSPIRE FESTIVAL 

Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece

Workshop by Nikos Navrides(GR), Pierre Labat (FR) and Hermann Pitz(DE)

January 17 - 30 March 2015

WATCH 

 

HEROES ARE DEAD, LONG LIVE THE HEROES with Alexandros Karagiannis

Action Field Kodra Former Military Camp, Thessaloniki, Greece

Curated by Dimitris Michalaros, Anthi Argyriou, Panagis Koutsokostas

September 17 - 4 October 2014

WATCH

 

YOUNG ARTISTS FROM CYPRUS

Telogleon Art Foundation AUTH, Thessaloniki, Greece

Organised by Cultural Services Rep.of Cyprus/Municipality of Kalamaria

March 7 - 6 April 2014

 

TO THE POINT 

Aggelon Vima Cultural Venue, Athens, Greece

Curated by Reggina Argyraki

December 30 - 26 January 2014

 

INDICATIONS

Gallery Artiscausa, Thessaloniki, Greece

Curated by George Skiloyannis

October 3 - 11 November 2013

 

THE PAST AS MOTIVE - CONTEMPORARY ARTWORKS IN HISTORICAL PLACES  Aiani Archaeological Museum, Kozani, Greece

Curated by Philippos Kalamaras / University of Western Macedonia

June 22 - 25 July 2013

 

PANDORA’S BOX - TRANSFORM 

Faculties of the Fine Arts Departments of Belgrade, Skopje, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Bucharest, Istanbul, Tirana and Sofia

State Museum of Contemporary Art, Moni Lazariston, Thessaloniki, Greece

Curated by Haris Savopoulos 

September 12 - 7 October 2012

 

MARBLE AND COLOUR - CONTINUING THE EXPLORATION

5th Sculpture & Ancient Painting Symposium 

Aiani Archaeological Museum, Kozani, Greece

Curated by Thanos Karonis

July 2 - 14 July 2012

 

CURATION PROJECTS

 

OPEN STUDIO/ THE MAKING OF w/ Maria Theodosiou

EVOHK artist-run space, Larnaca, Cyprus

May 2017

 

SYNOIKISI // ATAXIA

George Skiloyannis Atelier, Amfissa, Greece

September 5-25 November 2017

 

TWIN CITIES HISSARIA & ALEKSINAC //  ATAXIA

Aiani Cultural Centre, Kozani, Greece

7 - 22 November 2017

 

BOUNDARIES - 60TH INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL //  ATAXIA

Lefkas Cultural Centre ‘Theodoros Stamos’ Hall, Lefkada, Greece 

June 22 - 17 July 2015

 

III VS VI - 20TH INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF DRAMA //  ATAXIA

Cultural Centre ‘Eleftheria’, Drama, Greece 

August 15 - 20 September 2014

 

DISORDER - MAKE ART / MADE IN THESSALONIKI NO3 //  ATAXIA

Parallaxi Magazine Festival/ Stoa Malakopi, Thessaloniki, Greece 

March 15 - 30 April 2014

 

THE VITRINE’S ROOM with Alexandros Karagiannis, Danay Sikinioti, Christiana Papacosta, Eleni Papadopoulou-5 Performances in a vitrine

Historical Centre, Thessaloniki, Greece 

November 2014

WATCH

 

ACTION PROTEST PERFORMANCE DEPT.OF FINE AND APPLIED ARTS //  ATAXIA

Arch of Galerius and Rotunda, Thessaloniki, Greece 

25 November 2014

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Larnaca Biennale 2018 // ATAXIA

Imago Mundi: Wonder Island
MO17 Artists from Cyprus

Action Field Kodra-Valuable Matter, in Valuable Times// p. 204

ATAXIA Made in Thessaloniki #3-Make Art Festival// p. 22

 

AWARDS

 

People’s Award for ATAXIA Made in Thessaloniki #3-MAKE ART Festival 2014

 

AFFILIATIONS

 

ATAXIA

Visual Artists Cyprus (VART)

Cyprus Chamber for Fine Arts (EKATE)

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