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 storytelling and the use of pre-owned material such as photography and vintage objects. All materials used for 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 and 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 La Cite Fertile, Paris, France

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