I was awarded a 2018/19 City of Los Angeles (COLA) Individual Artist Fellowship. The grant allows mid-career and established artists to create new work while the DCA organizes a catalog and an exhibition at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery.
I was included in LensCulture's annual list of female and female-identifying photographers to watch in 2018.
I was nominated by Stacey Baker, Photo Editor, New York Times Magazine.
See the full list and images here: 35 Photographers to Watch: Celebrating International Women’s Day 2018
My first permanent public art project is now up at elementary school PS 583 in the Bronx.
“KAP Above 1029 White Plains Rd, Bronx, NY” is a collage of 49 photographs inspired by a technique called kite aerial photography (KAP). The piece includes photographs I took using cameras suspended from kites and balloons during a 2 year period while the school was constructed. My site-specific, local images were mixed with internet-sourced KAPs from around the world and archival Marshall Islands navigation charts from the Smithsonian Institution. The images were printed onto glass panels by Mayer of Munich. Size: 12 x 12 x 17 feet.
What can the historical language of weaving offer to modern visual art practices, like digital technology, new media and Internet art? This exhibition explores female labor and the role of women in the history of art. Comparing weaving to Plato’s political philosophy, the metaphor of “Weaving Europe” poses the issue of European identity and its construction and the need to examine the threads that “weave” Europe.
The project includes international artists whose work involves the use of new media and digital technologies. It also includes lectures and discussions, workshops about knitting as a form of therapy, film and documentary screenings, and a catalog.
Participating Artists: Κimsooja, Johan Grimonperz, Cat Mazza, Sabrina Gschwandtner, Fernando Sanchez Castillo, Cristina Lucas, Loukia Alavanou, Eva Borner, Francesca Fini, Anne Wilson, Janis Jefferis, Diane Wood Conroy, Sarah-Joy Ford, Νikos Gyftakis, Anastasia Mina, Christos Avraam, Yiannis Sakellis, Kyriakos Kousoulides, Anna Lytridou, Michalis Charalambous, Eleni Nicodemou, Erato Hadjisavva.
Curator – Concept: Efi Kyprianidou