Topic: identity

Echoing Forms: Experiments in Hybridity – at Fermilab

Echoing Forms: Experiments in Hybridity is an online exhibition of my photographs at Fermilab (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory), Batavia, Illinois, USA, 16th August until 15th November 2021.

solo exhibition at the fermilab online gallery with artist’s talk on 3rd october (9pm CEST/2pm CT) (will be recorded)

>> Register for Echoing Forms talk by 


A Voyage of Absurdity

Showing Sonogram (from Signature Print) in this exhibition starting just when people are allowed to go to art events again in London…


A polymorphic exhibition about people and art itself.

About this event

An exhibition about people and art itself. A polymorphic exhibition curated by Vanessa Giorgo, Anna Kolosova and Melissa Vipritskaya Topal showcasing artworks of different mediums and perspectives about how it really is to be a part of this community.

There is this idea(l) of the artist creating art for art’s sake, living la vie bohème, being envied for their freedom and having the liberty to express their individuality. But is this the case?

Being a practicing artist does not necessarily mean one’s life is effortless and without any obstacles. Taking the (often subconscious) decision to become an artist comes with costs. Countless external factors hinder many artists from reaching their full potential by limiting their existence. Living in a world where the humanities and, in particular, the arts, are not favoured by the wider socio-economic system as a fruitful financial ecosystem, indicates that the majority of people working in the creative industries will have to find alternative means of supporting themselves financially.

Through an open call, we invited artists who have experienced these types of dualities. Through this show, the participating artists, are exploring how various stimuli from this contradiction have fed into their work, through a variety of mediums. from painting, photography, and digital art, to moving image, textiles, and sound art. It will be a multi-sensory event, consisting of a group of twenty-five creatives who have investigated how their work has been affected by the additional efforts that they have had to make in order to make ends meet, as well as how they imagine their futures will unfold. Driven by an emotional and ethical impetus, the purpose of this project is to reflect on the truths of the people in the creative industries, showcasing the complex character of their realities through their art and to pave the way of repurposing the art world with more care and collectivity.

Dates: 18th to 23rd May 2021

Private View: 21st May 2021

Location: Craft Central, E14 3AE


Emily Mary Barnett

Sabrina Brouwers

Rebecca Byrne

Elodie Carrel

Silas Grocott Cain

Charlie Hawksfield

Megan Jentsch

Stuart Jones

Anna Kolosova

Eman Khokhar

Pasqual “Lino” Livrieri

Sujata Majumdar

Seray Ozdemir

Zula Rabikowska

Cameron Randall

Belen Santamarina

Sound Hybrid Artist (S.H.A.)

Mia Sinclair

Sophie Stewart

Eirini Tampasouli

Melissa Vipritskaya Topal

Roberta Volpe

Jeremy Wolf

Curators: Vanessa Giorgo, Anna Kolosova, Melissa Vipritskaya Topal

For any enquiries, please contact

30% of all donations will go to the mental health charity Mind.

The space is wheelchair accessible.




Showing a few works from roots/home and one from signature print, in this beautiful exhibition curated by Vanessa Giorgo, with 7 other amazing second generation artists.

nb you need to rsvp to Vanessa (email on the flyer) to attend in Southend on 24th/25th!

I’ll post the link to the online exhibition when available.


…This exhibition will explore the complex perspectives of second-generation immigrants around their lived experiences regarding their balancing of their cultures and their oscillation between feelings of belonging to the ‘motherland/s’ and the ‘promised-land’. Do they put down roots and become assimilated in the new culture or do they carry their ancestors’ heritage and try to reproduce it – are their parents’ cultural traditions passed down on them and their descendants more often than not? Do they create new traditions in their country of birth?

radio mARTen podcast

A conversation with Dominique Cro, kicking off our 3 month collaboration on an art work for Cyclic Matter. It is inspired by the subject and questions posed by our curator and moderator Inês Ferreira Norman.

It’s the second episode in the exhibiting artists’ podcast series from Radio mARTen, Cyclic Matter’s podcast channel:

cyclic matter radio marten


(direct link to soundcloud here)

Crossing Parallels artist in residence!

I’ve just been announced as the newest artist in residence at Crossing Parallels, TodaysArt + TU Delft’s joint platform. See the press release here for some info about the project.

Carlisle Photo – Visualising the Home

My series Roots/Home is showing at Carlisle Photo.

Usual opening hours are Monday-Friday 10.00-16.00.

exhibition 26th june - 21st july 2017

You are most welcome to attend the open viewing:
Venue: The Vallum Gallery, University of Cumbria, Brampton Road, Carlisle, CA3 9AY, UK
Date:    Thursday 13th July 2017

Time:    17.30-19.30


textiel factorij update

My part of the Textiel Factorij project included the opportunity to spend a few weeks in India doing research into the arts and crafts techniques used during the age of textile trade between the Netherlands and India. I have been working with craftspeople in Gujarat (Mata ni Pachedi artisans, who paint textiles used in the worship of Hindu goddesses, and who also use block printing to aid their production; Block-carvers in Pethapur; Digital fabrication expertise and the FabLab in Ahmedabad CEPT University.) The theme of my project is automation.

I have recently started a blog about my project Signature Print, and I still have a lot to document!

The artwork outcome of the project will be presented at Museumfabriek (formerly Twentse Welle Museum) in Enschede, the Netherlands, in 2018.




textiel factorij

I have been selected to collaborate on the textiel factorij – an artistic research project based on the mutual heritage between India and the Netherlands, inspired by the textile trade during the Golden Age. More news to follow!

THEPort hackathon at CERN

I’m currently occupied with THEPort hackathon at CERN ! check #THEPort15

chemcraft 30th july in london

‘natural graffiti’

will be exhibited (60x60cm, edition 1/8) in London as part of CHEMCRAFTFor the Love of Chemistry : Aesthetic Forms and Their Opposites, curated by CMProjects. The exhibition runs 28th July to 2nd August 2015. 

Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 7DG

launch party on 30th July 6-9pm 

talk on science & art in association with Ideas Matter Sphere 1st August 3-5pm.

more info on exhibition facebook page 


>> thanks to everyone who came! <<