Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou
Works in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou
BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting, MA Fine Art: Drawing, PhD Site Specific Digital Art

London-based artist, researcher, writer, editor, critic, educator (b. Athens, 1979). Pioneering types and processes of digital site-specific art and drawing have been the outcomes of her research leadership of international research projects since 2000. Her work has advanced a wider discourse on digital visualisation systems and virtual environments in site-specific, digital media art and architecture, through inventing methodologies for mapping the invisible inter-passages between virtual and actual architectural spaces within new types of site-specific virtual environments. She has created new relationships between art, architecture, philosophy, computer science and virtual reality. Her expertise expands into the relationship between symbolic logic, Boolean set operations, algebraic, geometrical processes, VR, built architecture and cosmology. Her qualifications include an AHRC-funded practice-based PhD in digital site-specific art (Oct. 2002 – Mar. 2006, University of Surrey/Wimbledon College of Art, London), AHRC-funded MA Fine Art : Drawing (2002, WCA), BA (Hons) in Fine Art Painting (2001, WCA), Foundation Diploma in Fine Art : Painting (1998, Chelsea College of Art & Design, University of the Arts London) and a CLTAD certificate in Higher Education teaching.

Eugenia lectures at the MA Architecture & Digital Media, University of Westminster and has been a visiting critic for MA Architecture & Urbanism, Architectural Association School of Architecture, London. Notably, her work was presented in the 53rd & 50th Venice Biennale, Tate Britain 2003, ISEA 2010-2, London Festival of Architecture/Cultural Olympiad 2012, ABC: MTL 2012-3 (Canadian Centre for Architecture), Marks in Space: Drawing & Sculptural Form exhibition, Usher Gallery, Lincoln, 2004 (with Cornelia Parker, Liam Gillick and others), the 10th Anniversary of New York Digital Salon, MARCEL, Centre for Interactive Network Arts launch and development (WCA), The Mall Galleries, Gallery K, University College London and ING Barings, London, and many others.

Major prizes include Gold Medals & Awards of Excellence in Fine Art by the Greek Government and Chelsea College of Art & Design (1990-1998). Eugenia has been interviewed by the international press (LGR, etc.). Her work is cited and featured in doctoral theses, books, archives and journals such as Intute and Digicult, as well as those of the University of the Arts London, Architectural Association, London, Sandberg Instituut, Netherlands and others. Her works are included in private, institutional collections and major academic libraries worldwide.
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Drawing the Invisible Blog

The Drawing the Invisible Blog functions as a digital platform for promoting a series of past and forthcoming international activities and projects, developing an online forum, facilitating the announcements of its members activities, and supporting the dissemination of the relevant resources including research material and publications.

You are cordially invited to register and collaborate with us towards the development of future events and publications with a special focus on contemporary architecture, emergent types of spatial practice & research, digital site-specific art & drawing and many other fields stemming from the intersection of art, science, technology and philosophy.


Rome City & Urban Superbia: Drawing the Invisible workshop unit took place in Rome during 13 – 17 December 2011, as part of the Urban Transcripts 2011: Rome, the accidental city international workshop on the city.

Drawing the Invisible workshop unit was developed and led by Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou (also a Curatorial Committee & Project Review Committee Member) as the guest tutor responsible for the development of the creative methodologies of urban research, exploration, analysis, and design (including the workshop phases planning), together with Dr Claudia Faraone as the host tutor responsible for the thematic framework (Superbia/Pride) of the workshop, and for organising and conducting the one-day urban exploration of Rome. The workshop was academically accredited by Universita degli Studi Roma Tre. Workshop participants included an international group of students with a background in architecture, urban planning, digital media and other fields.

Drawing the Invisible has enabled the creation of new drawing methods and tools that are of relevance not only to architectural design, but also, to other kinds of spatial practice and research. The drawing methods that have been devised, are operative as they have enabled a critical and analytical mapping of the urban environment that has inspired and made realisable the development of highly rich and stimulating modes of ‘interpretation’ and ‘intervention’ into the city at a macro as well as a micro scale.

Drawing the Invisible is currently expanded further as an independent initiative and a dedicated blog has been created for this purpose.



Urban Transcripts 2011: Rome, the accidental city - International Workshop

Wed Nov 30, 2011 09:30

Rome, Italy

You are cordially invited to participate in 'Drawing the Invisible' Workshop Unit by Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou & Dr Claudia Faraone.

The Unit is part of Urban Transcripts 2011, Rome, the accidental city international workshop on the city, Rome 13-17 December 2011

The workshop is open to students and professionals in the arts, architecture, geography, planning, the social sciences, and related disciplines, the Urban Transcripts 2011 international workshop on the city will pursue a cross-disciplinary investigation of the city of Rome and aim to respond to a number of actual problematics. Complemented with a programme of urban explorations, seminars, lectures and social events, the workshop brings together an international team of tutors with a breadth of professional experiences, academic interests, and artistic practices.

Download the full programme of the workshop at http://www.urbantranscripts.org/documents/UT2011_04_workshop_programme.pdf
Register using the registration form available at http://www.urbantranscripts.org/documents/UT2011_05_workshop_registration_form.pdf
For further information contact us at workshop@urbantranscripts.org

The workshop is a part of the "Urban Transcripts 2011, Rome, the accidental city" series of events.

Keep updated at http://www.facebook.com/urbantranscripts

"Urban Transcripts 2011, Rome, the accidental city" is an Urban Transcripts initiative in partnership with: con il contributo del Dipartimento di Studi Urbani, Università degli Studi Roma Tre / con il contributo della Provincia di Roma / con il patrocinio del Municipio Roma XI / con il sostegno dell' Urban Center Roma XI / con il sostegno della Facoltà di Architettura, Università degli Studi Roma Tre / con il sostegno di ESC Atelier

Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou
Workshop Tutor & Project Review Committee Member


Unfolding Space at ISEA RUHR 2010

Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou delivered her lecture Unfolding Space at the ISEA RUHR 2010 Conference.
The lecture took place on 27th August 2010 at Dortmund.

More details: http://isea2010ruhr.org/conference & Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou's report in Digimag http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1875


The International Symposium on Electronic Art is one of the most important festivals for digital and electronic art. Being one of the projects of RUHR.2010 European Capital of Culture, this year the symposium will be held in Germany for the first time. At several venues in the cities of Dortmund, Essen and Duisburg, the festival presents current works and debates in Media Art worldwide. To that end, international artists and scholars will meet in the Ruhr metropolitan area. More than one hundred speakers will present recent developments in contemporary art and digital culture and exchange ideas with local creatives. All conference contributions have been selected in a peer-reviewing process by an international jury from over thousand proposals.

General information: http://www.isea2010ruhr.org/


Mapping Uncertainty at ISEA 2011 Istanbul

Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou was one of the international Reviewers for ISEA2011 Istanbul, and delivered her lecture Mapping Uncertainty as part of the Mapping & The User Experience paper session of the ISEA2011 Istanbul Conference.

ISEA2011 Istanbul

The 17th edition of the International Symposium on Electronic Art - the leading world conference and exhibition event for art, media and technology – took place in Istanbul from 14 to 21 September 2011. The Symposium was the outcome of the synergy that was developed between the Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the Sabanci University of Istanbul. Moreover, the ISEA2011 Istanbul exhibition Uncontainable was an official Parallel Event of the Istanbul Biennale.

ISEA 2011 Istanbul Conference was the academic core of the Symposium and took place mainly at the prestigious Sabanci Center’s towers situated at Levent, the rapidly developing and expanding business district of Istanbul. The ISEA2011 Istanbul Conference hosted more than 450 paper presentations, over 70 panels and 60 workshops that were complemented by fora, networking, meetings and special events. All submissions were selected and reviewed by an international jury of professionals and academics from various disciplinary backgrounds. Sean Cubitt, Roman Verostko, Oliver Grau, William Uricchio, Jay Bolter, Sara Diamond, Christiane Paul and Terrence Masson contributed as keynote speakers. The Conference comprised of a rich variety of topics including mapping, user experience and space; perfection, error and the sublime; art and activism in the digital age; interdisciplinary teaching and new media arts; algorithmic art; robotics; sound; bacteria art; consumption; augmented reality; hacking, and many others. The combination of presenters, the themes and the structure of presentations inspired rigorous discussions on emerging issues, inspired new ideas and potential, while facilitating the development of new collaborations and partnerships.

Mapping & the User Experience was one of the paper sessions of the ISEA2011 Istanbul Conference and took place on 19th September 2011 at Sabanci Center. The issue of mapping was one of the most important emerging topics that dominated several paper sessions and workshops such as Mapping the City and Urban Identity, Mapping and the Subject as Body, Mapping as Walking as Learning to See in the Digital Age as well as exhibitions and events dealing not only with space and architecture but also with a rich variety of other emerging fields, discourses, inter-disciplinary types of international research and practice. The importance of mapping is recognised and highlighted as a challenging integral part of spatial practice and research across digital and electronic media arts, hard sciences and the humanities.

For more information: http://www.isea2011.sabanciuniv.edu/content/mapping-and-user-experience


Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou's articles in Digimag (Digicult)

Art and architecture: investigation at the boundaries of space - Digimag 52

Chora platonica and digital matrix - Digimag 55

Isea 2010 ruhr. unfolding space - Digimag 57

Interruptive site-specificity in contemporary digital art - Digimag 59

"tracing" infra-spaces: complicated beginnings & elliptical ends - Digimag 60

"tracing" infra-spaces. complicated beginnings & elliptical ends - Digimag 61

Urban transcripts 2010. over the skin of the city - Digimag 62

Revealing interstitial spaces. part 1 - Digimag 63

Revealing interstitial spaces. part 2 - Digimag 64

Revealing interstitial spaces. part 3 - Digimag 65

Operative transformations. part 1 - Digimag 66

Operative transformations. part 2 - Digimag 67

Isea 2011 Istanbul: A report. Art at the Crossroads - Digimag 68

Archive of articles:
http://www.digicult.it/en/Archive/EugeniaFratzeskou.asp [EN]
http://www.digicult.it/Archive/EugeniaFratzeskou.asp [IT]

Visit http://www.sarcha.gr/ViewAssociate.aspx?associateID=134 for more research updates.

DIGICULT is an Italian platform created to spread digital art and culture worldwide. It focuses on the impact of new technologies and modern sciences on art design culture and contemporary society. DIGICULT is the editor of the magazine DIGIMAG which focuses on cultural and artistic issues e.g. art & science software art design etc.

Please visit www.digicult.it & www.digicult.it/digimag for more information