Academic Year 2015-16
Nina Papaconstantinou studied Greek Literature in Athens and Visual Arts: Drawing in Camberwell College of Arts, London. She has presented her work in several personal and group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. Recent exhibitions include: My Dear Viscount, Kalfayan galleries, Athens, Greece, Drawing Time, Reading Time, The Drawing Center, NYC, USA, 1st Arezzo Biennial Icastica: Glocal Women, Arezzo, Italy, Pen to Paper, Athr gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, La Plasticitédu Langage, Fondation Hippocrène, Paris, France, 2nd Athens Biennial: Heaven, Athens, Greece, Heart in Heart, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece, And Now? State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece, Transexperiences, Greece, 798 Space, Beijing, China, In Present Tense, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece.
If it is true that language is grounded in absence, my research explores literally the possibilities of meanings through absence of text, errors, illegible writing. In essence, my work investigates the relationships between text and texture, image and script, writing and erasing. In this process, the handwritten or printed text undergoes various transformations, from digital or mechanical reproduction back to manual editing. Within these interests, my research project focuses on the absence of writing in the case of the lacuna in ancient Greek texts. Through the study of ancient Greek papyri, it focuses on the fragment as a whole and it aims to bring out the visual information offered by a fragmented text, emphasizing on the relationships between text and its image, writing and erasing, memory and oblivion.