froso papadimitriou

Portfolio

Location: London UK
Website: www.neverinthemiddle.net
Bio:

Froso Papadimitriou was born in Thessaloniki, Greece where she studied applied arts, illustration/sketching and graphic design. Following completion of her studies she worked as a senior graphic designer for both advertising agencies and magazines and also as a motion graphics designer for various film and video production companies. Along with her professional work she has also collaborated with independent comics publishers as both contributor and editor.

In 2006 she relocated to London to further her education, completing a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Middlesex University and she recently graduated with an MA in Arts Management and Policy, Curatorial and Educational pathway at Birkbeck University of London.

In her art practice, Froso experiments with multiple art forms such as drawing, painting, sculpture, video and installations. Her work explores the binaries that resonate between the self and its role within social environments. Through observation, personal experiences and testimonies - which arise amidst different social mindsets - the work comments on the isolation of the self from public involvement, whilst increasingly interacting with the greater collective assembly and networks.

Her drawing work ranges from humorous social commentary to a floating recording of her experience in identifying her place within social exchanges. Her paintings fluctuate between abstraction and figuration combined frequently with text from print media, and aim to fuel discussions on the eventuality of incidents that occur daily and our involvement as active or passive members of a globalised society, where these incidents are placed. Froso’s thematic approach for her video and installations work focuses on the everyday agonies and concerns of the individual within modernity, presented with a playful, subtle use of symbolism and metaphorical interpretations. In her latest work of thread murals, Froso is exploring the relations between spaces and their attributed identity through historical references, testimonies and memories. Taking as a starting point the resilience of the thread as a material and the idea of trace, she creates semi-visible manifestations of the building’s historical references and memories from the local community.

Froso has collaborated with national and international galleries in UK, Greece, Turkey, Germany, NY, LA, Taiwan, Okinawa, Moscow and Beijing. She has also contributed to various publications in Greece and the UK. Her major shows include: ‘Telephone: A Global Arts Experiment by Satellite Collective’ a New York based project, for which her work was featured in the New York Times; ‘Secret Art for Syria’, a fundraising event at St Ethelburga's Centre in London, where she exhibited along with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Klaus Pinter; ‘(Im)possible school book: As Found’, for which she contributed to a publication and live event at Tate Modern, London.

She is also the organiser and contributor of ‘Tracing my echo’, a travelling exhibition first presented at Tettix Gallery in Thessaloniki, which then journeyed to Zweigstelle Berlin Gallery in Berlin, One Year Gallery in Taipei - where she was invited to give a lecture for the arts department at the National Taiwan University.

Parallel to her artistic endeavours, Froso organises and curates exhibitions and events at various locations nationally and internationally. She worked as Project manager and Curator at Topolski Century Gallery at South Bank and as an Art Teacher for community workshops. She is Co-Director of Collaborative Art, an artist run non-profit organisation focusing on collaborative projects, exhibitions and events.

Exhibitions:

2016

Hajichi…explored (working title)
Residency and Solo exhibition, 2016, Arcade Art Gallery, Okinawa

Painting and beyond
Group exhibition, lecture and workshop, 2016, National Taiwan University Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

Homunculus
Group exhibition, 2016, Asylum & Maverick Projects Gallery, London, UK

How to Read: Writing Groups
Group discussion/presentation, Five Years Gallery, London UK

2015

Different(?) Photography(?)
Photography expo and group exhibition, 2015, Hotel Capsis, Thessaloniki, Greece

Desires & Disasters
Group exhibition 2015, Undercurrents Gallery, London UK

Deptford X Fringe Festival
Performance and group exhibition 2015, St Nicholas Church Deptford, London UK

Miscelânia <<Art>> Club
Group Event 2015, Vauxhall Gardens Community Centre, London UK

Crossing Thresholds
Group exhibition, Tettix gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece

How to Write: Reading Groups
Group discussion/presentation, Five Years Gallery, London UK

Side effect
Group exhibition 2015, Galeri Ark, Istanbul, Turkey

Tracing my Echo
Group exhibition 2015, 1 Year Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

Art Action UK – Postcard Project 2015
Group exhibition and fundraising 2015, White Conduit Projects, London, UK

11th Annual Snap to Grid
Group Exhibition 2015, Lacda Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2014

Yan Tesir/Side Effect
Group Exhibition 2014, Mine Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

London Calling 2014
Group exhibition 2014, Dray Walk Gallery Old Truman Brewery, London, UK

Tracing my echo
Group Exhibition 2014, Zweigstelle Berlin gallery, Berlin, Germany

Nuclear Art Talk
Group Exhibition 2014, One Year Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

Between the Lines
Group Exhibition 2014, Mine Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

Five Years Publications: Public series. FYP-PS-01-05 Final Proof 2014
Exhibition of publications, Five Years gallery Regent Studios, London UK

Kendine Ait Bir Masa
Group Exhibition 2014, Galeri/Miz, Istanbul, Turkey

Secret Art for Syria
Fundraising group exhibition for Syria 2014, St Ethelburga's Centre London UK

Telephone: A Global Arts Experiment by Satellite Collective
Online project 2014, Satellite Collective New York, USA
http://transmission.satellitepress.org/about-transmission/

2013

Tracing my echo
Group Exhibition 2013, Tettix gallery, Thessaloniki Greece

Random Act of Artistry 2
Group Exhibition 2013, Guerilla Galleries, Islington, London UK

Exostrepheia
Group exhibition 2013, Kentro Xaraktikis Hlios Thessaloniki Greece

2012

Memoir
Group exhibition 2012, Topolski Century Gallery, South Bank, London UK

Exostrepheia
Group exhibition 2012, Sismanogleio Megaro, Istiklal Istanbul Turkey

Off Spring
Group exhibition 2012, Curious Duke gallery, Old Str, London UK

Changes
Group exhibition 2012, Topolski Century Gallery, South Bank, London UK

It Is Green
Group exhibition 2012, Cultivate gallery, Vyner Str, London UK

Vibe Life
Group exhibition 2012, Vibe Gallery, Bermondsey, London UK

Vibe Size
Group exhibition 2012, Vibe Gallery, Bermondsey, London UK

2011

Refutea fundraising event
Fundraising event for the Refugee Council 2011, Topolski Century Gallery, South Bank, London UK

Colour of Perception
Group Exhibition of the 7th Layer art collective 2011, Topolski Century Gallery, South Bank, London UK

Showcase Cities
Group exhibition 2011, Richmix gallery, Bethnal Green, London UK

Parallax AF
Art fair 2011, La Galleria, Pall Mall, London UK

Inspired by People
Art exhibition and Auction 2011, Soho Gallery, London UK

The Illusion of Art
Luxury Goods Art Festival 2011, The Courtyard Theatre Old Street, London

Postcard Exhibition
Trans-Siberian Arts Centre 2011, Trans-Siberian Express, Moscow - Beijing

Desire and Repulsion: Grotesqueries
Group exhibition 2011, The Art Corner gallery, Manchester UK

How far can we reach?
Art festival 2011, Topolski Century Gallery, South Bank, London UK

2010

Celebrating the Pomp Us...!
Art festival 2010, Topolski Century Gallery, South Bank, London UK

Faces-The 21st Century
Group exhibition 2010, Topolski Century Gallery, South Bank, London UK

So Much For Free School...Draft Publication
Group exhibition 2010, Five Years gallery Regent Studios, London UK

Non-Fiction
Group exhibition 2010, Together Our Gallery Old Street, London UK

Lecture Hall. Free School
Lecture & workshop 2010, Ladies of the Press and Five Years Gallery, Bethnal Green Library, London UK

Painting and Sculpture
Group exhibition 2010, Candid Art Galleries Angel Islington, London UK

Three conversations over a Pint
Two artist collaborative show 2010, The Foundry (Vaults) Old Street, London UK

Pecha Kucha London #3
Presentation for Haiti fund-race 2010, University of Westminster, London UK

2009

Clusters Approving Association
Group exhibition 2009, Turn-Berlin gallery, Berlin Mitte Germany

Show Time
Degree show 2009, Old Truman Brewery gallery Brick Lane, London UK

Quick View
Solo exhibition 2009, Middlesex University Cat Hill, London UK

1998 - 2008

Art Victims
Two artist collaborative show 2008, Tettix gallery, Thessaloniki Greece

Passport
Group exhibition by Erasmus students 2008, Athens Scholl of Arts, Athens Greece

Community Focus Exhibition
Group exhibition 2007, Arts Depot Islington, London UK

Nightmares, online exhibition 2006
http://nightmaresexh.blogspot.com

Public Commission Murals
Arabella Museum/Bar-Ship 2006, Thessaloniki port, Greece

Enati Diastasi
Comics group exhibition 2001, Outdoors at Thessaloniki port, Greece

Humans and animals, erotic comix
Comics group exhibition 2001, Bolos Youth Centre, Greece

Musicians Conference
Posters group exhibition 1998, X.A.N.Θ. institute, Thessaloniki Greece

Publications/Articles

Art Reveal Magazine issue #9
Interview and special feature, 2015
http://www.artrevealmagazine.com/9th-issue/
http://www.artrevealmagazine.com/froso-papadimitrio-at-miscelanea-art-fe...

Telephone: An International Arts Experiment’ by Nathan Langston, New York Times, 2015
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/04/19/arts/design/telephone-an-internatio...

Level 25 Artjournal issue 6#
Interview, 2014

Bosphorus Art News Paper
Interview, Istanbul 2013

Tracing my echo
An Exhibition within a book 2013 sponsored by Tettix gallery, Thessaloniki Greece

(Im)possible school book: As Found
Contribution to publication & live event 2012, Tate Modern, Tanks, London UK

So Much For Free School...Draft Publication
Group exhibition and publication 2010, Five Years gallery Regent Studios, London UK

Kama Sutra...
Comic publication Anorgani Ili fanzine magazine 2001, Thessaloniki Greece