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Christina Dimitriadis

Living Environments and Self-awareness
18–30 July 2022

Christina Dimitriadis, End And
Christina Dimitriadis, End And, 60 x 40cm, colour photograph

Photography, Film, Video

Either Hohensalzburg Fortress (on site) or online

Teaching Language

What to bring
Digital camera, smartphone, tablet, laptop, (photo-editing software e.g. Photoshop, Lightroom, Affinity are welcome), photographic archival material and found images

Basic knowledge of digital photo-processing tools, e.g. Photoshop, Lightroom, Affinity, or smartphone photo-processing apps

Maximum number of participants

Teaching assistant
Ioustini Drakoulakou

Participation fee
€ 640,– (reduced € 480,–)

The interaction between oneself and one’s environment can be expressed through the use of photographic media. The creation of a personal visual language and individual narratives as well as the importance of design in photography will be central elements of the curriculum. The course will focus on exploring and understanding the way we perceive ourselves and the society we live in. Diversity (demographic, cognitive, and experiential) and the concept of the gaze of the Other will be essential topics in the course.

Acquiring a knowledge of the medium of photography opens new horizons and possibilities. The primary emphasis of the course will be on experimentation, techniques, and critiques, and there will also be extensive discussions and feedback on the students’ work. In the technical tutorials and analyses, students will work in groups but will also participate in one-on-one mentoring sessions.

Students will work on their own projects using cameras and phones, or photographic archival material and found images.
Christina Dimitriadis was born in 1967 in Thessaloniki, where she grew up in a multicultural family ranging from Helgoland in the north, Salzburg in the middle and Istanbul in the south-east. She uses photography as a medium to express an autobiographical stance based on human relationships in terms of the concept of identity. The notion of experience and memory are the primary tools of her work. The minimalistic design of her photographs in colours and shapes tries to capture and save what time always takes from us.

“A way to interpret the layers of my work as a conceptual photographer is to picture what happens when you throw a pebble into a body of water: the surface of the water makes symmetrical concentric waves. My practice works the same way – a vibration of parallel cycles, starting with the individual and going to the personal, the social, the political, the historical”.

Solo exhibitions
2018 Island Hoping, Parko Eleftherias, Athens Municipality Arts Center and Museum of Anti-dictatorial and Democratic Resistance, Athens; Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe (DE). 2015 Technologies of the Self, Galeria Studio, Warsaw. 2012 End And, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens. 2009 The Firewalls, Z2O Galleria Sara Zanin, Rome. 2008 Selected Works – Christina Dimitriadis, Galerie Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen. Symbioses, Curators without Borders, Berlin. 2006 Dystopia, Kanazawa Citizens' Art Center, Kanazawa (JP). 2005 I Remember All of You, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens. 2003 Obscure Passages, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens.

Group exhibitions
2019 Die Balkone, Fenster und Balkone im Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin. Transfert, Galeria Studio, Warsaw. 2018 The Poetry of Memory, Contemporary Art Museum of Crete, Rethymnon, Crete (GR). 2015 Tempus Ritualis, Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin; Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki (GR). 2014 Temporäre Autonome Zone 3, ƒƒ Collaborations, Galeria Studio, Warsaw. The Desire for Freedom, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (GR). 2013 The History of Painting Revisited, ƒƒ Collaborations, Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle, Berlin. ƒƒ / Forma, ƒƒ Collaborations, KW Kunst-Werke, Berlin. Erogenous Zone, Temporäre Autonome Zone/2, ƒƒ Collaborations, Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin. 2012 A Wonderful Life, Kunsthalle Athena, Athens. 2011 A Rock and a Hard Place, 3rd Biennale of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki. Polyglossia, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens. 2010 Topos - Time Within Us, Istanbul & Moscow Photo Biennale 2010, Istanbul; Na Solyanke Art Gallery, Moscow (RU); Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki. 2009 The First Image, Centre Régional d'Art Contemporain Languedoc Roussilon, Sète (FR). 2008 Zuhause, Drive Thru Gallery, Bauhaus Stiftung & IBA Stadtumbau, Achersleben (DE). Trancexperiences, 798 Space, Peking. 2007 In Present Tense: Young Greek Artists, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens. Neue Heimat- Contemporary Art in Berlin, Internationale Kunst im Neuen Berlin, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin. The Athens Effect: The Photographic Image in Contemporary Art, La Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris & Fondazione Mudima, Milan (IT). Heterotopias: Recreation maid in Greece, 1st Contemporary Art Biennale of Thessaloniki, Alatza Imaret, Thessaloniki. Turbulance, 3rd Auckland Triennial, Auckland (NZ). 2006 Crossing the Borders, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki.

Teaching experience
2018 Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig (Media Art) (DE).
2014 – 2017 New York University, Berlin (Projects in Digital Photography: Contemporary Art and Photography).
2016 - 2015 The Guest as Host, a communal workshop of students from the class of Nina Fischer, professor at the Universität der Künste, Berlin, and students of the class of Christina Dimitriadis, Adjunct Professor.
2011 Lentopia, workshop in cooperation with Prof. Eva Grubinger, Kunstuniversität Linz, Linz (AT).
Christina Dimitriadis