EBnefsi
Since 2005
Works in London United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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BIO
Eileen Botsford is a New Media Public Artist living between London and Athens and working internationally.

She holds a BAhons in Public Art and Design from Chelsea College of Art & Design and an MFA in Theatre Design form The Slade School of Fine Art.

Eileen works as a New Media Public Artist, on vast spectrum of on-site and on-line projects and commissions, and has exhibited on an international basis in group and solo exhibitions. Public Art projects include the ‘Public Screen’ at the 1st Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art 07, new media window displays such ones for Vivienne Westwood at Selfridges, London, and a variety VJing commissions for a number of prestigious events, www.ebnefsievents.com as well as Net Art pieces such The Journey.

One of her recent talks was at the International Interdisciplinary Conference “Science and Art”, Athens, Eugenidis Foundation. On 'The use of the natural human form and its existence through digital formats and mass exposure methods, for presentation within the public domain'.

Eileen has accepted a number of sponsorships for her work including that of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Athens, and has won 2nd Best Experimental Video Award 05 at Strange Screen VI, Salonica Cinema Museum.

In March 2007 Eileen created a New Media Video display for the play ‘Murder in the Cathedral’ by T.S. Elliot, which took place at St. Paul’s Church,, Covent Garden, London.

Her latest solo exhibition was called The Bodymode Show first exhibited at The Pearlfisher Gallery, London May 2007 and with plans to travel. Her latest group exhibitions include 'First Person' which took place in October 2007 at the Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon N.Y and ‘Heterotopias’ which took place at the Thessaloniki Centre of Contemporary Art September 2007.

Past exhibitions include Art Athens 2005, Cyber Arts 2005, Ars Electronica, Austria, Art Interactive for ‘New Media / New Work’ 2006 MA, USA, and ‘Beautiful Decay’ 2006 Loose Projects, Sydney, Australia.

Within 2006 & 2007, her award winning piece ‘Cycle’ was broadcasted internationally on SKY TV seven times.

Publications and interviews include Vogue Hellas Sept.07, ‘Greek Modern Pioneers 06’ The British Council, and various online publications. Eileen has also recently been interviewed by Athens International and BBC Radio which you can also listen to online.

Other of Eileen’s projects include being the Founder and Creative Director of EBnefsi Design www.ebnefsi.com - new media art collaborative, working in partnetship within Stairwell Art www.stairwellart.com, a company specializing in stairwell specific art and www.tosoma.org which is working in partnership with Nomadic Collaborations in which she also the Net Art Director.

Eileen is currently working towards her forthcoming exhibitions ; 'Human' and 'Between Habitats'as well as working as the Creative Director of 'World 2.5'
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EVENT

The Preretrospective Exhibition


Dates:
Wed Sep 17, 2008 00:00 - Thu Aug 21, 2008

Location:
Greece

Press Release

EILEEN BOTSFORD - THE PRERETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION
18 September - 30 September, Booze Cooperativa, 57 Kolokotroni St. Athens
Private View: Wednesday 17 September 7.30pm

Too young to have a retrospective exhibition yet too evolved in her career not to have one, New Media Public Artist Eileen Botsford, presents for the first time in Athens, through ‘The Preretrospective Exhibition’, a series of works from 2005 till present. Her mediums of work - film, net.art, photography, interactive, and installations - many of which have been presented as part of various public art projects and exhibitions internationally, provide a rare insight into the world of artist Eileen Botsford.

Personal and intimate yet mesmerizing and profoundly engaging to the audience’s psyche, Botsford tackles issues of our perception of mind and body, and questions about social identities and aesthetics. Working with her core subject, ‘the human’, the majority of her works present and analyse aspects of our being.

The works presented in ‘The Preretrospective Exhibition’ live on locations on-site and on-line; many have been exhibited in solo exhibitions and site-specific projects such as The Bodymode Show, Pearlfisher Gallery (London, 2007), St. Pauls Cathedral, Covent Garden (London, 2007), as well as group exhibitions such as Biennalle1: Public Screen (Thessaloniki, 2007) and numerous film festivals internationally.

Eileen Botsford was born in Athens, Greece and brought up in an international family living between Athens, Syros Isle and the U.S.A. For the past 12 years, she has lived in London, where she studied Public Art and Design at Chelsea College of Art and Design, followed by an MFA in Theatre Design at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London.

Through her career she has worked internationally on large scale Public Art projects and New Media Set Designs, as well as creating numerous films and online pieces. Articles and interviews on her work have been published in Vogue, the British Council’s ‘Greek Modern Pioneers’, Kathimerini Newspaper’s ‘K’ Magazine, the Art Papers (USA) and numerous online publications.

On her work with interactive net.art pieces, Botsford explains:
“It is an alternative way to create sensations and experiential journeys, to exhibit yourself to a vast audience, to be able to share something without the egotistical response that accompanies the expectation of your work being judged.”

When talking about her obsession with ‘the human’, as she calls it:
“My work as an artist for the past 7 years has concentrated primarily on the human form, mind and behaviour in relation to its social parameters. I have developed communication through the use of the ‘the human’ through works in various mediums, interactive, net.art, video, site-specific and still imagery. My primary aim is to explore all optical and audio sensory channels, set a number of questions related to the human form, mind and behaviour and expand our mental parameters of perception on ourselves.”

When talking about her national identity and home, Eileen explains:
“I am part Greek, part American and part English, I have lived in these three countries for long periods of time and my lifestyle has never been solely associated to any of these nationalities, I am a patchwork, or a ‘tourlou tourlou’ of all of them. I only know I most feel at peace when in Greece, and in a way being at peace is being at home.”

More about Eileen Botsford and her work can be found on www.eileenbotsford.com


EVENT

Orgasmos goes Live


Dates:
Tue Apr 11, 2006 00:00 - Mon Apr 10, 2006

Orgasmos goes Live @ Tosoma

'Orgasmos' was an open call for artists working in Net and Web Art, to create and submit a Net or Web Art piece that portrays the
sensation of an orgasm.

Awards:

1st Tosoma Award went to : Krista Hoefle for 'Quickie'

2nd Tosoma Award went to: Valerie Bert for 'Osmos'

Please visit http://www.tosoma.org to view works.


DISCUSSION

Last Call For Net/Web Art Sumbissions


Deadline for submissions: March 10th 2006

Tosoma.org is a website specializing in creating and showcasing online based public art projects http://www.tosoma.org consisting of a panel of 25 established and emerging international professionals from a wide range of new media fields.

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Open Call of Submissions for 'Orgasmos' a Net + Web Art Project

Deadline for submissions: March 10th 2006

Announcement of selected works: April 10th 2006

This project is an open call for artists working in Net and Web Art, to create and submit a Net or Web Art piece that portrays the sensation of an orgasm.

Selection and Awards:

Exhibition of works - 10 works only will be selected by our international panel, to be showcased online on tosoma.org from April 10th 2006

Tosoma Award - there will be a first and second Award which will be announced and sent out.

How to submit work:

For Orgasmos: [all submissions via email]

Net.Art/Web.Art Submissions: please send the URL of your piece and any specific viewing requirements in terms of browsers and software.

In your email please include the name of the piece and a short statement of who you or your group/collaborative are (300 words max). Also include your main website if you have one and your email address (please state if you wish your website and email address to be visible on the site)

Email all work to submit@tosoma.org

Important: When submitting work you will need to give your consent and confirm it is your own work in order for us to use it. If you are sending via email, you must copy and paste in your email the following paragraph, signed by yourself. If you are posting the material please copy paste this on you cover letter and sign it:

"The work I am submitting is my own, I have consent from all collaborators involved (if any), to use and submit this work. I allow http://www.tosoma.org to display my work within the tosoma website. I will not contact panel members discussing my submission.

DISCUSSION

Submit your Orgasms - Net/Web Art


Tosoma.org is a website specializing in creating and showcasing online based public art projects http://www.tosoma.org consisting of a panel of 25 established and emerging international professionals from a wide range of new media fields.

--------------------------------------------------------------

Open Call of Submissions for 'Orgasmos' a Net + Web Art Project

Deadline for submissions: March 10th 2006

Announcement of selected works: April 10th 2006

This project is an open call for artists working in Net and Web Art, to create and submit a Net or Web Art piece that portrays the sensation of an orgasm.

Selection and Awards:

Exhibition of works - 10 works only will be selected by our international panel, to be showcased online on tosoma.org from April 10th 2006

Tosoma Award - there will be a first and second Award which will be announced and sent out.

How to submit work:

For Orgasmos: [all submissions via email]

Net.Art/Web.Art Submissions: please send the URL of your piece and any specific viewing requirements in terms of browsers and software.

In your email please include the name of the piece and a short statement of who you or your group/collaborative are (300 words max). Also include your main website if you have one and your email address (please state if you wish your website and email address to be visible on the site)

Email all work to submit@tosoma.org

Important: When submitting work you will need to give your consent and confirm it is your own work in order for us to use it. If you are sending via email, you must copy and paste in your email the following paragraph, signed by yourself. If you are posting the material please copy paste this on you cover letter and sign it:

"The work I am submitting is my own, I have consent from all collaborators involved (if any), to use and submit this work. I allow http://www.tosoma.org to display my work within the tosoma website. I will not contact panel members discussing my submission.

DISCUSSION

Open Call for Submissions - Net/Web Art


Tosoma.org is a website specializing in creating and showcasing online based public art projects http://www.tosoma.org consisting of a panel of 25 established and emerging international professionals from a wide range of new media fields.

--------------------------------------------------------------

Open Call of Submissions for 'Orgasmos' a Net + Web Art Project

Deadline for submissions: March 10th 2006

Announcement of selected works: April 10th 2006

This project is an open call for artists working in Net and Web Art, to create and submit a Net or Web Art piece that portrays the sensation of an orgasm.

Selection and Awards:

Exhibition of works - 10 works only will be selected by our international panel, to be showcased online on tosoma.org from April 10th 2006

Tosoma Award - there will be a first and second Award which will be announced and sent out.

How to submit work:

For Orgasmos: [all submissions via email]

Net.Art/Web.Art Submissions: please send the URL of your piece and any specific viewing requirements in terms of browsers and software.

In your email please include the name of the piece and a short statement of who you or your group/collaborative are (300 words max). Also include your main website if you have one and your email address (please state if you wish your website and email address to be visible on the site)

Email all work to submit@tosoma.org

Important: When submitting work you will need to give your consent and confirm it is your own work in order for us to use it. If you are sending via email, you must copy and paste in your email the following paragraph, signed by yourself. If you are posting the material please copy paste this on you cover letter and sign it:

"The work I am submitting is my own, I have consent from all collaborators involved (if any), to use and submit this work. I allow http://www.tosoma.org to display my work within the tosoma website. I will not contact panel members discussing my submission.