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Eva Kalpadaki

Fine Art Photographer - Curator - Photography Teacher and Workshop Facilitator

I was born in Greece. After I was awarded a Greek State Foundation scholarship I moved to UK to complete a PhD in Arts and Communication at UCA. I am currently based in Brighton working as a fine art photographer, curator and photography lecturer. In my practice I have been concerned with the perception of space, particularly of empty space from a psychoanalytical perspective, and the photographic representation of it in an abstract form as presented in the projects ‘Empty Space’, ‘Part Objects’ and ‘Red Space’.

These works, which are based on using quiet and discreet performative gestures of intervening in the space,brought up a passion and interest in the potentialities of the line in relation to my experience with my surrounding space.Inspired by the abstract expressionist qualities in the images from the series ‘Red Space’, I am currently exploring this by using the space of Photography as my canvas, which at the same time operates as a self-referential space for Photography itself.A first example of this can be seen in the image Slash, 2010.

My practice has also started taking another direction. I am leaning towards a shift to site-specific installation art by exploring the idea of mapping a space through linear mark-making as a spatial intervention and response to my surroundings with the use of photography as a medium, which can provide me with a more permanent art object as an evidence of my spatial gestures.

I was selected for the prestigious Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2008 exhibition among numerous solo and group shows.

As a qualified photography teacher I run a regular series of classes in Abstract Photography at PhoenixArts in Brighton with the title: ‘Abstraction, Photography and Play’. I have also recently curated a Brighton PhotoFringe exhibition based on the work of a group of four adults, which was initially developed during my course at Phoenix in Autumn 2009. Over the months following the completion of the course, I supervised the development of the individual photographic projects from early conceptualisation through to final printing and exhibiting.

I also offer private photography lessons to a small group or individuals from beginners wanting to learn how to use their camera to advanced wishing to develop an idea into a resolved body of work.


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Mindfulness of Seeing: Photography and Creativity with Eva Kalpadaki


Improve your photography and unleash your creativity by learning ‘how to see’ in your everyday life. Be inspired to view the world from a fresh perspective through the lens of a camera. This course is suitable for students of all levels, and no prior knowledge of photography is necessary, and enthusiasm and curiosity are welcome. Bring along any camera you have, including a mobile phone camera.

Cost: £ 130 (full), £115 (concession)

8 Wednesdays

6:30 - 9:30pm

19th October -14th December 2011 (no class 23rd November 2011)

Maximum 10 students

Red Room, Phoenix Brighton

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Location All > United Kingdom > Brighton
Categories All > Visual Art > Photographer

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