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Aliki Christoforou is a Belgian-Greek visual artist who lives and works between Brussels and Paris.
After completing her studies in architecture in Paris, she worked as an architect and scenographer before deciding to take a break from her professional activities to join, in September 2020, the Master's degree of the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Visuels de la Cambre in Brussels. Her project «Anamnesis» made of photos taken during an extended hospitalization won the 2021 Libraryman Award and was edited and published by Libraryman editions.
Today, she is developing a practice that combines experimental photography and video. Her work, impregnated with her two cultures, is shifting between reality and fiction. It is articulated around urgent ecological and social issues and invites reflection on our present time. She likes to offer to the photographic practice another dimension and to carry the glance beyond the common use of the medium by detaching it from its indexical dimension. Linking the materiality of the images and their narratives, the darkroom becomes for her a field of experimentation that combines chemistry, light and time to reveal new ways of transposing not only the visible, but also the invisible.
2022. F.r.ictions | BPS22, Charleroi
2022. Les murmures des pierres | Commande Mission Val-de-Loire, Promenades Photographiques
2021. Anamnesis | Polycopies, Paris
2021. S’exposer | Collective exhibition , Hangar Photo Art Center, Bruxelles
2021. Self Publish Riga 2021 dedicated to photobooks | Riga Photomonth, ISSP Gallery, Latvia
2021. Always Present | Online Collective exhibition, curated by Void Collective, UK
2021. Anamnesis | Libraryman editions
2020. Anamnesis | Self published
Awards | Grants | Residencies
2022. Grant Fondation Roi Baudouin
2021. Residency Prix Mark Grosset X Mission Val-de-Loire Patrimoine Mondial de l’UNESCO
2021. Finalist Prix Mentor | Freelens
2021. Laureate of the Libraryman Award
2021. Laureate of the Prix Mark Grosset | “Promenades Photographiques” festival, FR
2021. Finalist Self Publish Riga dummy award | ISSP
2021. Finalist BUP Book Award | Blow Up Press
2024. MA in Visual Arts, ERG, BE
2022. MA in Photography, ENSAV La Cambre, BE
2015. MA in Architecture, ENSA Paris Val de Seine, FR
2013. BA in Architecture, ENSA Paris Val de Seine, FR