This series of silkscreen prints draws it’s inspiration from protests that took place in Gezi Park during the summer of 2013. Drawing on figures of the traditional Ottoman shadow theatre – figures that are projected on a white muslin screen, known as the ayna, which means mirror - Eleni Kamma imagines her work on a silkscreen mesh and plays on this mirror-like set-up conjuring up ideas of the ephemeral nature of events and the making of history.
Eleni Kamma studied at the Chelsea College of Art & Design in London (MA) and the Athens School of Fine Arts (BA). In 2008- 2009 she was a Fine Art Researcher at the Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht. Kamma lives and works in Maastricht and Brussels, where she also participated in Wiels-Artist-In-Residency Program in 2010. Ongoing studies –2016- to present, PhDArts candidate, Leiden University Academy Of Creative and Performing Arts and the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague.
In 2012 Kamma was the recipient of NAK Neuer Aachener Kunstverein’s Preis für Junge Kunst Prijs voor Jonge Kunst Prix de l'Art Jeune. In 2007 she received the Premio Lissone Stima Award.
Recent solo exhibitions include:
The Selfie-Junkie, The Fool, The Animal, The Glossary, The Angry, The Collector of Proverbs and so on. ArBA-EsA, Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Brussels (2018); In Fact What Do You See Behind this Curtain?, Art Seen Projects, Nicosia (2015); Oh, for some more Amusement!, Netwerk, Aalst (2015); Yar bana bir eglence (Oh, for some Amusement!), Nadja Vilenne, Liege (2014); P Like Politics, P Like Parrots, Macedonian Museum, Thessaloniki (2013); Alex Mylona Museum, Athens (2012); From bank to bank on a gradual slope, NAK Aachener Kunstverein and Villa Romana, Florence (2012); Enlever et Entretenir II, Wiels Project Room, Brussels (2011); Forgotten Ties, Nadja Villene, Liege (2009).
Her work has been included in group shows such as: Jubilee, Dazibao, Montreal; Broken Arrows, Kunstraum am Schauplatz, Vienna (2019); De Salon Sittard-Geleen, Museum De Domijnen, Sittard; Playground Festival, Museum-M, Leuven; From Rag to Rich, American College, Athens; Stopping Point, Daily Lazy, Athens; SPACE Collection, Elisabeth Strouven Fonds, Maastricht (2018); New Acquisitions of the EMST Collection, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST); Dwell, Act, Transform, Minerva Academie, Groningen, Woodstone Kugelblitz Take Over, Sign, Groningen; Terra Medditerenea In Action, NIMAC, in the framework of Cultural Capital of Europe; Pafos2017, Nicosia and Pafos; Planites, opening exhibition of Cultural Capital of Europe Pafos2017, Pafos, Cyprus; So close yet so far away, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Petach Tikva, Israel (2017); “Parrhesia, de moed tot waarheid in de transparante samenleving”, SIGN and The Minerva Art Academy, Groningen (2015); TERRAPOLIS, NEON and the Whitechapel Gallery at the École Française d’Athènes, Athens (2015); 5th Thessaloniki Bienniale of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (2015); L'Intru (Invaders) nadaLocal Vienna, Archipelagos. The Region as an Art Space – A project by Provincie Limburg and SPACE Collection, Provinciehuis Maastricht (2015); 5 × 3: Eleni Kamma, Alien Oosting, Thyra Schmidt, Kunstraum Düsseldorf (2014); Villa Romana 1905–2013.The Artists House in Florence. Kunst- und – Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn (2013); On Dilettantism Halle14, Leipzig (2012); Found in Translation, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg,(2011); Botanies of Desire, Video Program, SALT Beyoglu, Istanbul (2011); Animacall-The Animation project, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (2011); Athens Visual Dialogues, Onasseion Cultural Center, Athens; Weaving In and Out, Tapestry, 124th and 2nd Ave in East Harlem, New York, (2010), Expanded Ecologies. Perspectives in a time of emergency, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (2009); 1st International Moscow Young Biennial, Moscow, Chanting Baldessari, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht (2008); Lissone 2007 Award, Museum of Contemporary Art, Milan, 10th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul; Other Spaces, 1st Thessaloniki Contemporary Art Biennial: Heterotopias, Thessaloniki and the 5th DESTE Prize, DESTE Foundation, Athens (2007).
Selected Grants and Residencies: VAF (Flanders Audiovisual Fund), Belgium (2015); Project Grant, Mondriaan Fonds, The Netherlands (2014); Prix de Rome Nominee (2013); PiST///, Istanbul, (2012-13); Basisstipendium, Mondriaan Fund, The Netherlands (2012); Villa Romana, Florence, Guest Artist, August 2010 and May – July 2011; IASPIS Residency Program, Stockholm, December 2010 – March 2011.