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Eileen Botsford

Eileen Botsford


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Country: United Kingdom
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Eileen Botsford is a New Media Public Artist living between London and Athens and working internationally.She holds a BAhons in Public Art and Design from Chelsea College of Art & Design and an MFA in Theatre Design from The Slade School of Fine Art.Eileen works as a New Media Public Artist, on vast spectrum of on-site and on-line projects and commissions, and has exhibited on an international basis in group and solo exhibitions.She is currently on her next LiveArt project taking place in April 2011 at Vryssaki and her next exhibition taking place in the Fall of 2011 at the ArtVille Gallery Athens, Greece. In 2010 Eileen completed her latest LiveArt project and exhibition called ‘Amalias36′ and her Syros based LiveArt project called ‘In Memory of’ . In 2009, amongst other projects, Eileen also exhibited and represented Greece in the Florence Biennale.

Eileen’s Public Art projects include the ‘Public Screen’ at the 1st Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, new media window displays such ones for Vivienne Westwood at Selfridges, London, and New Media Video displays for the play ‘Murder in the Cathedral’ by T.S. Elliot, St. Paul’s Church, Covent Garden, London.

She has accepted a number of sponsorships for her work including those from the DESTE Foundation, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and the GNTO. Eileen has also won 2nd Best Experimental Video Award 05 at Strange Screen VI, Salonica Cinema Museum.

Publications and interviews include Vogue Hellas , Gynaika Magazine, ‘Greek Modern Pioneers’ The British Council, Kathimerini Newspaper and various online publications.

Recent inspirational talks of hers include TEDx Thessaloniki 2011 , Pecha Kucha Athens Vol.4,  Panorama at Zappeion Megaro, Athens,  and the International Interdisciplinary Conference ‘Science and Art’, Athens, Eugenidis Foundation.

:: Photo information and credits:

1 -2 > Amalias 36, Athens – LiveArt.gr

3 > New Media Video displays for the play ‘Murder in the Cathedral’ by T.S. Elliot, St. Paul’s Church, Covent Garden, London.

4 > VGing, London

5 > The Bodymode Show, Pearl Fisher Gallery, London.

6 > Cycle, still from the video.

7 > The Bodymode Show, Pearl Fisher Gallery, London.

8 > Vryssaki – LiveArt.gr