The artist works with found images from the past-- sometimes faded travel photographs, or the pages of old nature magazines, ethnographic artifacts or footage from forgotten television programmes. Haris Epaminonda then manipulates the images, cutting and layering, to create new works that feel wholly part of the present.
Her two projects presented at the 9th Sharjah Biennial were an existing video work, Zebra (2006) and a new series of Polaroids (2008 – ongoing), commissioned and produced by the Sharjah Biennial. The work subsequently received a Biennial Prize.
Epaminonda's work has been featured in solo exhibitions including at the Museo di Palazzo Poggi and Biblioteca Universitaria, Bologna, (2010), Tate Modern, London (2010), Site Gallery, Sheffield (2010), Malmö Konsthall, Malmö (2009), the Circus, Berlin (2008) and Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2008). Her work has also been shown widely in international group exhibitions and screenings including the Sharjah Biennial (2009), the Athens Biennale (2009), the New Museum, New York (2009), the Deste Foundation, Athens (2009), the Berlin Biennale (2008) and in 2007 she co-represented Cyprus at the Venice. She received the Linklaters Award (2002), the Undo Foundation Award (2007) and residencies include the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2007-2008), Can Serrat, El Bruc (2005) and Cite Internationale Des Arts, Paris (2002).
Haris Epaminonda studied at Chelsea College of Art and Design and Kingston University before receiving an MA at the Royal College of Art, London (2003). Born in Nicosia, Cyprus in 1980, she now lives and works in Berlin.
This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 9