Helene Black

Country: Cyprus

Title:  IDs

Medium: Computer generated image: Mac/PC cd-rom

Size: 600 x 400 pixels

The World's Women On-Line!

Black, a Greek Cypriot, combines photographic portraiture, digital video, computer manipulated images, and sculptural forms into powerfully moving installations. The imagery is predominantly women and expresses cultural aspects of life in Cyprus. Portraits are often exhibited in frames hanging on walls, but Black also projects her video imagery onto unexpected surfaces such as embroidered fabric or a bed of salt. There is an assemblage of figures, symbols, and icons in each work as well as in the grouping and display of works for exhibition.

Her solo exhibitions include: NoThing, Diatopos Centre of Contemporary Art, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2002; No Choice, Morfi Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus. 2002; No ID, Monagri Centre of Contemporary Art, Monagri, Cyprus, 2001; Messages of Lost Cities, Diaspro Art Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus, 1997; Steel Towns, Stainless Memories, Morfi Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus, 1996; Stainless Waters, Morfi Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus, 1995; Steel Life- A Mixed Method, Morfi Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus, 1994; Inherent Identity - War and Surveillance, Gallery 77, Sydney, Australia, 1990; Form and Space, Hakone Civic Centre, Kanagawa, Japan, 1987; Cultural Iconographies, Piper Gallery, Sydney, Australia, 1986; Mixed Media, Upwey Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, 1976; and Urban Image, Gallery 99, Melbourne, Australia, 1972.

Her group exhibitions include: Somatopia: Mappomg Sites, Siting Bodies, Hellenic Centre, London, 2005; Accidental Meetings, Nicosia Municipal Centre of the Arts, Cyprus, 2005; Idiosistasies, Diatopos Centre of Contemporart Art, Nicosia, Cuprus, 2004; Cosmopolis 1 Microcosmos X Macrocosmos, Moni Lazariston, Warehouse B1, Port of Thessaloniki and the Macedonian Museum of Contemporaru Art, 2004; SIKB, South's International Art Biennial, Stockholm, Sweden, 2003; Lux Europae, open air urban exhibirion, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2002; 2nd International Art Biennial, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2002; Cinema Concrete, dLux Media Arts, Sydney, Australia, 2001; Blanc sur Blanc, Saint Etienne Museum of Modern Art, Saint Etienne, France, 2001; Through the Looking Glass, Beachwood Center for the Arts, Beachwood, Ohio, USA, 2000; Medi@terra, Factory, Athens, Greece, 2000; A Century of Contemporary Sculpture in Cyprus, Kasteliotissa, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2000; D' Oł Viens - Tu? (Where Do You Come From?), Europ'Art Exhibition, Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland, 1999; A Century of Visual Arts, Works from the State Collection of Contemporary Cypriot Art, Salonica Greece, 1997; Ichthys, Nicosia Municipal Centre of the Arts, Cyprus, 1996; Homage to Vincent van Gogh, Nicosia Municipal Centre of the Arts, Cyprus, 1996; and Thalassa, International Convention Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus, 1995.
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