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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Thu Dec 16, 2010 00:00 - Wed Dec 15, 2010


Urban Transcripts 2010
Athens, urban (r)evolution through individual spontaneity in the absence of planning

Combing film, photography, design text and interactive installation, the Urban Transcripts 2010 exhibition composes an alternative contemporary narrative of the city of Athens. The exhibition will be hosted at the Booze Cooperativa gallery in Athens from the 16th and till the 26th of December.

Urban Transcripts
Urban Transcripts is an experimental project initiated in 2010 by kollektiva.net as a series of annual exhibitions, talks and events focused on cities and urban development. Urban Transcripts aims to bring together a multidisciplinary spectrum of projects, from photography to architecture, from research work to performance art, composing a unique narrative of a city every year; to create an open public dialogue inviting city-zens to be part of a collective and interactive event. The primary object of Urban Transcripts is to pursue an understanding of cities and their development by (re)discovering some of the exceptional oddities and alternative visions that make every city so different to every other.

Theme of Urban Transcripts 2010
From a small provincial town of no more than 10.000 people in the 1830s, Athens has transformed and reinvented itself into one of the greatest and most densely urbanised territories in Europe, home to an estimated 5.000.000 people. This process has mainly been driven by an accumulation of non-planned individual and spontaneous interventions rather than institutional planning policies; more often than not, planning followed what had already been rather than determined what would follow. The contemporary urban environment of Athens evolved through a disobedience to hierarchy and regulation and a celebration of the individual ego over collective consensus; the frenetic (r)evolution of Athens through a multitude of spontaneous individual interventions. Urban Transcripts 2010 encourages
participants to liberally appropriate this theme and expects projects from a wide range of disciplines to express original perspectives from different points of view. Using the city of Athens as a field of investigation, creativity and inspiration, projects engage in a critical and creative way with the theme and the problematics it evokes.

Projects selected for this year's Urban Transcripts event:

Drawing the unplanned city (drawing)
by Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou

"Novel": Fantas(ma)tic sections (photographic narration)
by Maria Michou & Ioannis Mitropoulos

Anti-death recipes (short film)
by Vaggelis Kalogerakis

Urban Fragments (short film)
by ArchiIV+ (Eleni Boumpari, Theodore Dounas, Natalia Iliadi, Sofia Xanthopoulou, Apostolis Zacharakis)

Athens, the city of senses (interactive installation)
by Maria Sfaellou

Athens Spaltung (urban design)
by Fabiano Micocci

Walls Speak (short film)
by Evdokia Koraki & Cathrine Blin

The perception of the city through TV series (research article)
by Angeliki Zervou

Space - Stop (design)
by Alexia Karakassis & Marina Antsaklis

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New research publications by Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou, on new types of practice and research in contemporary digital site-specific art and drawing:

1. Visualising Boolean Set Operations: Real & Virtual Boundaries in Contemporary Site-specific Art, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2009 (ISBN-10: 383833051X, ISBN-13: 978-3838330518)

2. Operative Intersections: Between Site-Specific Drawing and Spatial Digital Diagramming, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010 (ISBN-10: 3838351932, ISBN-13: 978-3838351933)

3. New Types of Drawing in Fine Art: The Role of Fluidity in the Creation Process, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010 (ISBN-10: 3838348389, ISBN-13: 978-3838348384)

The publications are available worldwide. They can be ordered through Amazon, WHSmith & others.

More details on the publications & the author:

Contact: eugenfratz@yahoo.com



Fri Dec 31, 2010 00:00



Journal of Fine and Studio Art (JFSA) is an open access journal that provides rapid publication of articles in all areas of the subject.

The Journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance & excellence. All articles published in JFSA will be peer-reviewed.

The types of paper that are accepted are:
- Regular articles
- Short Communications
- Reviews

The Journal of Fine and Studio Art will be published monthly (one volume per year) by Academic Journals.

Editor: Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou
International Editorial Board: Dr. Edward Peter Kelly, Dr. Jonathan Zilberg, Dr. Julian Voss-Andreae, Dr. Luís Loures, Rob Harle.

Call for Papers: http://www.academicjournals.org/JFSA/Call%20for%20Paper.htm