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Lena
Mitso
lidou

visual artist.

Lena Mitsolidou is a greek/french artist. Her work has been exhibited in France, Belgium and Greece. Exhibition projects include the Allatini-Dasseau gallery of the French Institute at Thessaloniki in Greece, (solo exhibition) ; the Muba Eugène Leroy museum in France ; Videoformes International Festival in France. She has received several awards including artist residencies, an award for her educational project EROA by the Ministry of Education and FIACRE to further her research and artistic development. Alongside this, Mitsolidou teaches short courses and workshops in to creative institutions, schools and universities throughout France and Greece. Lena Mitsolidou set up her art practice in 1997, after graduating from ERSEP (Ecole Régionale Supérieure d'Expression Plastique) at Tourcoing in France, with a specialism in sculpture. She also has a Master 2 Art, Litterature and Languages with specialism in Visual Arts from the University of Lille III with honors.

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Philosophy

My work is part of a narrative expression using different mediums: painting, drawing, installation, video, performance, etc.. I prefer interventions "in situ" to stage a combination of work done in my studio and other ephemeral, created on the spot. The thread of my work is its polymorphic pictorial expression.
I don’t wish to put boundaries among each of my thematic concerns but rather confront my work is both intimate expression of my inner critic and the outside world. Stories of dreams and fears, obsessions and personal trauma, lead creative thinking, sometimes with irony or derision.
The approach in my projects can be summarized in the term metaphor. Even if I do not belong in reality to any artistic movement, my work is often considered "feminine". Lately, my researches are directed to the relationship of the woman with her own body in western society. Autobiographical but also social, I explore the elements indicative of the status of women.

Hot spot of my research, "trauma", may help inform my pictorial logic. Then, guided by my work, sometimes the viewer, hesitant, doubtful, he foresees me, he foresees himself ...

Wearable creation for bachata performance in "Cinderella...if not", Aristoteleion Theater, Thessaloniki, 15 june, 2013
Model, chorographer : Stavroula Kyfonidou

Dress, 2012. Baking paper, sewing thread
Photography : Iosifina
Model : Maria Chitou

Dress, 2012. Baking paper, sewing thread
Photography : Iosifina
Model : Maria Chitou

Dress, 2012. Baking paper, sewing thread
Photography : Iosifina
Model : Maria Chitou

Dress, 2012. Baking paper, sewing thread
Photography : Iosifina
Model : Maria Chitou

Manipule-moi. Embroidered scarf, 2012
Photography : Iosifina
Model : Maria Chitou

Raconte-moi, 2012. Embroidered scarf
Photography : Iosifina
Model : Maria Chitou

Mens-moi, 2012. Embroidered scarf
Photography : Iosifina
Model : Maria Chitou

Oublie-moi, 2012. Embroidered scarf
Photography : Iosifina
Model : Maria Chitou

Shoe, 2006. Silicone, wire

Dress, 2012. Embroidery, 1,50m x 2m
Photography : Iosifina

Un corps parfait pour une vie parfaite, 2012.
Embroidery 1,50m x 2m
Photography : Iosifina

La femme-maison, 2012
Embroidery, 1,50m x 2m
Photography : Iosifina

The mistress, 2012
Embroidery,1,50m x 2m
Photography : Iosifina

So cute! 2012
Embroidery,1,50m x 2m
Photography : Iosifina

The birth, 2012
Embroidery, 1,50m x 2m
Photography : Iosifina

La serpillière, 2012
Embroidery, 1,50m x 2m
Photography : Iosifina

In the shadow of Eve, 2012
(installation view)
Galerie Allatini-Dassault, French Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece

In the shadow of Eve, 2012
(installation view)
various materials
Galerie Allatini-Dassault, French Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece

Ping-pong - player 2, 2001
(interactive installation)
various materials
Galerie d'Ecole Supérieure d’Art, Tourcoing

My territory, 1998
(detail)
various materials, soundtrack
MUba Eugène Leroy, Tourcoing

Artificial, 1998
(detail)
various materials
Maison de Folie la Ferme d’En Haut, Villeneuve d’Ascq

Cocoons, 1997
(detail)
various materials, soundtracks
Ecole Supérieure d’Art, Tourcoing

The puppet, 2010
Oil on canvas
0,50m x 0,50m

The fallen, 2009
Oil on canvas
0,80m x 0,70m
Collection : French Consulate of Thessalonki

The doll, 2009 (Part of the series "loss of innocence") Oil on canvas 200m x 0,50m

Untitled, 2009
Acrylic on canvas
1,50m x 1,50m

Untitled, 2012
( Triptych : the mistress )
Etching
0,40m x 0,50m

Untitled, 2012
( Triptych : the mistress )
Etching
0,40m x 0,50m

Untitled, 2012
( Triptych : the mistress )
Etching, aquatinta, watercolor
0,40m x 0,50m

Untitled, 2012
( Diptych : So happy! )
Etching, aquatinta
0,50m x 0,40m

Untitled, 2012
( Diptych : So happy! )
Etching, aquatinta
0,50m x 0,40m

Oh boy what happened? 2012
Etching
0,50m x 0,40m

This thing is feaking me out! 2012
Etching
0,50m x 0,40m

The woman-house, 2012
Etching
0,50m x 0,40m

Untitled, 2012
Etching, watercolor
0,65m x 0,50m

1997-anodin

1998-Artificiels

1999-Phobie

2001-La cage

2001-Ping pong

2012-Under the shadow of Eve

A l'ombre d'Eve

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