Statement

 

Evagelia Hagikalfa is a collage and assemblage installation artist from Athens, Greece, now living and working in Portsmouth, UK. She uses recycled materials to create intricate pieces with evocative visual messages. Her work focuses on the human condition through story telling and the use of pre-owned material such as photography and vintage objects. All materials used each piece, are second-hand, found or discarded. Reusing these objects she gives them a new life and purpose while they preserve parts of their own history.

Evagelia often draws inspiration from her cultural background and more specifically mythology, philosophy and poetry. Her collage work is characterised by the synergy of word an image and the simplicity of composition. Contrary to the collages her installation work is complex and intimate. She creates 3-dimensional worlds with photographic slides, viewed only though magnifying and camera lenses, drawing attention to the detail and discovery as a symbolic process to introspection.

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CV

Education

2017-20  MA Modern Liberal Arts-Philosophy, University of Winchester
2005-06 GTP Teacher Training, University of Chichester     
1999-02  Ba (Hons) Surface Pattern Design, Swansea Institute of Higher Education
1998-99  Diploma Foundation Course in Art and Design, Swansea Institute of Higher Education
1991-94  Bsc Physiotherapy, N.Augerinopoulou,, Athens

Exhibitions

2018  InCadaques, International Photo Festival, Cadaques, Spain
2018  Rural Arts, North Yorkshire, UK
2018  Microcosmos, Playdead, Portsmouth, UK - Solo
2017  Luminosity, Highlights Contemporary Craft Tour, Cumbria, UK
2017   Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece - shortlisted
2017    Flux, Fringe Art Festval Bath, Bath, UK
2017    Fresh, Rural Arts, North Yorkshire, UK
2017    Patchworks, Taverne Gutenberg, Lyon, France
2017    Multiple Equation, Taverne Gutenberg, Lyon, France
2016    From one Story to Another, Coastguard Studio, Portsmouth, UK
2016    Our Worlds are Minds Apart, Coastguard Studio, Portsmouth, UK
2012    We Are One, Athens, Greece
2002   Fresh Perspectives, Brick House, London, UK

Residencies

2017     Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, UK

professional Activities

Co-collaborator of DOUBLONEFOUR studio, Portsmouth, UK
Member of Focus on Identity, International Group
2016-2017   Member of The Fire Monkey Collective, Hotwalls, Portsmouth, UK