Eirene Constantinou (b.1991) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Cyprus.
She holds a BA/MA in Fine and Applied Arts from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and her current work evolves around the crossing between visual art forms. Recent projects include her light installation ‘Sense of Sight’ (EFE 1st Int. Installation Art Festival, Cyprus), her participation with ATAXIA ‘Similar Differences – Different Similarities’ (1st Biennale Larnaca) and the opening of EVOHK artist-run space.
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.
2009 - 2015
BA/MA Visual and Applied Arts - School of Fine Arts Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
1st Painting Studio - Supervisor Prof.: George Skiloyannis
Aesthetics and Special topics in Theory of Art - R.Argyraki
Digital Image and Multimedia Applications - A.Pallas
Specific Subjects in Photography and Video - G.Katsangelos, S.Ntexis
DESIGNING AND CURATING EXHIBITIONS Postgraduate programme, IPP Museology AUTH
SPACE N TIME Diplomatic Presentation Artists Studios, Thermi Campus AUTH
MO17 BEYOND EVENT HORIZON Modus Operandi Visual Artists Cyprus - Nicosia
SYNOIKISI ATAXIA exhibition G.Skiloyannis Atelier - Amfissa
LIVING ORGANISMS 'Contemporary Artworks in Historical places’ Archaeological Museum of Aiani - Kozani
INSPIRE- EFFECTIVE SPACES Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art - Thessaloniki
HEROES ARE DEAD, LONG LIVE THE HEROES collaboration w/ A.Karagiannis, Action Field Codra - Thessaloniki
THE PAST AS MOTIVE 'Contemporary Artworks in Historical places' Archaeological Museum of Aiani - Kozani
PANDORAS BOX TRANSFORM State Museum of Contemporary Art Moni Lazariston - Thessaloniki
MARBLE AND COLOUR - CONTINUING EXPLORATION 5th Sculpture/Painting Symposium, Archaeological Museum of Aiani - Kozani
BIENNALE LARNACA CONTAINER AND CONTENT,ATAXIA Municipal Gallery - Larnaca
IMAGO MUNDI Fondazione Benetton, Trieste - Italy
NEW MEMBERS EXHIBITION Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts - Nicosia
MOI COMME NOUS 1st painting Studio of G.Skiloyannis AUTH - Institut Français de Thessalonique
GRADUATES 2014-2017 Dept. of Fine and Applied Arts AUTH - Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art - Thessaloniki
PARALLEL EVENT Twin Cities Hissaria &Aleksinac ATAXIA exhibition, Aiani Cultural Centre - Kozani
LUSH ART IN POOR TIMES IsNotGallery - Nicosia
CYPRIOT YOUNG ARTISTS Cultural Services of Cyprus, Telogleon Art Foundation AUTH - Thessaloniki
TO THE POINT 1st Painting Studio exhibition, Cultural venue Aggelon Vima -Athens
INDICATIONS 1st Painting Studio exhibition, ArtIsCausa Gallery - Thessaloniki
ANTHROPON ERGA Bubble Street Art Festival, Kyriazi Medical Museum - Larnaca
ISNOTGALLERY GOES TO ALMYRA Paphos 2017 European Capital of Culture, Almyra Hotel - Paphos
BOUNDARIES 60th Festival of Speech and Art - ATAXIA exhibition, Lefkas Cultural Centre - Lefkada
III VS VI 20th Int. Short Film Festival of Drama ATAXIA exhibition Cultural Centre Eleftheria - Drama
DISORDER Make Art - Made in Thessaloniki no3 - ATAXIA public space Interventions, Stoa Malakopi - Thessaloniki
ATELIE / THE MAKING OF Open studio collaboration w/ M.Theodosiou, EVOHK - Larnaca
PUBLIC SPACE EFE/ 1st Installation Art Festival Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts, Heroes Square - Limassol
ACTION PROTEST Dept. of Visual and Applied Arts AUTH Painting/Sound performance, Kamara - Thessaloniki
VITRINES ROOM collaboration w/ A.Karagiannis, D.Sikinioti, Ch.Papacosta, H.Papadopoulou Historical Centre - Thessaloniki