Haris Epaminonda (born 1980 in Nicosia, Cyprus
and works in Berlin) uses video and film, collage, photography, books
and objects in an extensive process of assembling and disassembling
appropriated materials to reconstruct non-linear narratives.
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.
Epaminonda then manipulates the images, cutting and layering, to
create new works that feel wholly part of the present.
Haris Epaminonda's work has been presented in
several solo exhibitions in some of the leading institutions for contemporary
art such as the Museum of Modern Art, NY (2011); the
Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany (2011); Tate Modern, London
(2010); and Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (2009). She has also been
included in significant group exhibitions, like dOCUMENTA (13),
Kassel in 2012, the 2nd Athens Biennale (2009) and the 5th Berlin Biennale
(2008). Haris Epaminonda co-represented Cyprus at the Venice Biennale in 2007.