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.

EDUCATION

 

2009 - 2015

BA/MA Visual and Applied Arts - School of Fine Arts Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

1st Painting Studio - Supervisor Prof.: George Skiloyannis

Selective Courses:

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

2015

DESIGNING AND CURATING EXHIBITIONS Postgraduate programme, IPP Museology AUTH

 

SOLO EXHIBITION

2015

SPACE N TIME Diplomatic Presentation Artists Studios, Thermi Campus AUTH

 

WORKSHOPS

2017

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

2015

INSPIRE- EFFECTIVE SPACES Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art - Thessaloniki

2014

HEROES ARE DEAD, LONG LIVE THE HEROES collaboration w/ A.Karagiannis, Action Field Codra  - Thessaloniki 

2013

THE PAST AS MOTIVE 'Contemporary Artworks in Historical places' Archaeological Museum of Aiani - Kozani

2012

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

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

BIENNALE LARNACA CONTAINER AND CONTENT,ATAXIA Municipal Gallery - Larnaca

IMAGO MUNDI Fondazione Benetton, Trieste - Italy

2017

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

2016

PARALLEL EVENT Twin Cities Hissaria &Aleksinac ATAXIA exhibition, Aiani Cultural Centre  - Kozani

LUSH ART IN POOR TIMES IsNotGallery - Nicosia

2014

CYPRIOT YOUNG ARTISTS Cultural Services of Cyprus, Telogleon Art Foundation AUTH - Thessaloniki

TO THE POINT 1st Painting Studio exhibition, Cultural venue Aggelon Vima -Athens

2013

INDICATIONS 1st Painting Studio exhibition, ArtIsCausa Gallery - Thessaloniki 

 

FESTIVALS

2017

ANTHROPON ERGA Bubble Street Art Festival, Kyriazi  Medical Museum - Larnaca

ISNOTGALLERY GOES TO ALMYRA Paphos 2017 European Capital of Culture, Almyra Hotel  - Paphos 

2015

BOUNDARIES 60th Festival of Speech and Art - ATAXIA exhibition, Lefkas Cultural Centre - Lefkada

2014

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

 

PUBLIC SPACE

2017

ATELIE / THE MAKING OF Open studio collaboration w/ M.Theodosiou, EVOHK - Larnaca

2016

 PUBLIC SPACE EFE/ 1st Installation Art Festival Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts, Heroes Square - Limassol

2014

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 

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