Eugenia Fratzeskou

Eugenia (b.1979, Athens) is a London-based artist, researcher, author and educator. Pioneering types and processes of digital site-specific art and drawing have been the outcomes of her research leadership of highly successful international research projects with artists, architects and computer scientists since 2000, and her completed AHRC-funded, practice-led PhD on Visualising Boolean Set Operations: Real & Virtual Boundaries in Contemporary Site-specific Art (Oct 2002–Mar 2006, University of Surrey/Wimbledon School of Art). Eugenia 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. Her expertise includes the relationship between symbolic logic, Boolean set operations, algebraic, geometrical processes, digital space and built architectural space. 

Eugenia gained her AHRC-funded, MA in Fine Art: Drawing (2002, Wimbledon School of Art) and a BA (Hons) in Fine Art: Painting (2001, WSA). She is a member of the Drawing Research Network (Open University). She has been a Visiting Critic in the MA Architecture & Digital Media, University of Westminster and editor of the AHRC Fine Art Doctoral Research Training Programme 2005–7 publication with Wimbledon College of Art & Kingston University. She was the leader of research projects including the following: Revealing Practice, 2005, AHRC Fine Art Doctoral Research Training Programme 2005–7, Drawing & Digital Technology research project, in international Association of Independent Art Schools Symposium 2001, Venice Revisited research project based on the research visits to the 50th Venice Biennale, followed by a keynote presentation at Tate Britain, 2003, 'International Online Drawing Projects', in New York Digital Salon 10th Anniversary symposium and a series of research events with the international Multimedia Arts Research Electronic Laboratories, 2003.

Other contributions included the Pathways/CADISE 2001, & CADE 2003 residencies, participation in group shows, conferences and publications including Without Borders: Experiments in Art, Culture & Technology, University of Maine, 2004, Marks in Space: Drawing & sculptural form, (with L.Gillick & others), The Arts Council, Hayward Gallery & Lincoln County Council, 2004, Drawing - The process, Kingston University & University of Plymouth, 2003–4, TRACEY - Journal of Contemporary Drawing Research, Loughborough University, 2002, The institutionalisation of Knowledge, University of the Arts London & CLTAD, 2005, GAGE 2005, Not TV: Being There online festival of interactive art, The Slade School of Fine Art, 2003, The one minute, Sandberg Instituut & Salto TV, 2002-6, AIAS 2002: Digital Shaman symposium, Kaywon School of Art & Design, Seoul. Eugenia was awarded Gold Medals & Awards of Excellence for her significant contribution to Fine Art by the Greek Government and Chelsea College of Art & Design during 1990–1998.

Books and Journal Articles

Transactions

Inventing New Modes of Digital Visualisation in Contemporary Art

August 2008
Leonardo Reviews

YLEM Journal: Artists Using Science Technology edited by Loren Means. Vol. 27, Nos. 10 12, “The Dichotomy of Reality,” Rob Harle, Guest Editor, September/December 2007. 31 pp., illus. Journal web site: 〈http://www.ylem.org

February 2009
Leonardo Reviews

Frameworks, Artworks, Place: The Space of Perception in the Modern World edited by Tim Mehigan. Consciousness, Literature and the Arts Series No. 11. Rodopi Press, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2008. 260 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN: 978-90-420-2362-8

February 2009