Artist Talk: Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva

Installation view of Flavourings, 2019 – 2020, Luxelakes A4 Art Museum, Chengdu, China

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Join Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva for a talk on her most recent work and residency at Luxelakes A4 Museum in Chengdu, China. Hadzi-Vasileva will share her experiences of international projects, providing insight into how to source opportunities and create a proposal for residency programmes. 

Hadzi-Vasileva will also discuss key projects including exhibiting at the 2013 Venice Biennale, and a commission for the Vatican (Pavilion of the Holy See, 2015), demonstrating how her practice has developed since exhibiting at Towner in 2011 (Compulsive, Obsessive, Repetitive).

1-2-1 Mentoring Sessions

Hadzi-Vasileva will also be offering two 1-2-1 mentoring sessions for artists at her studio in West Sussex, providing guidance including how to develop applications for commissions and advice on international opportunities. These will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis. Find out more at the talk…

Kindly supported by Arts Council England.


Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva is a contemporary visual artist working across varied media of sculpture, installation, video, sound, photography and architectural interventions. Her materials range from the extraordinary to the ordinary and the ephemeral or discarded to the highly precious; they have included organic materials, foodstuffs and precious metals, such as caul fat to gold leaf. Central to her practice is a response to the particularities of place; its history, locale, environment and communities.  Hadzi-Vasileva is interested in how the exchange of knowledge might develop through collaborative working and in the contexts of landscape, heritage, science and community as offered by each location.

Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva was commissioned by the Vatican as part of the Pavilion of the Holy See, at the 56th International Art Exhibition, and represented Macedonia at the 55th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia. In 2017 she received Grand Prix, Osten Biennale for Awarded Authors in Macedonia, and in 2016 Golden Osten Award, at the Osten Biennial of Drawing in Macedonia. Other awards including from Wellcome Trust, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Arts Council England, Ministry of Culture of Macedonia. Her artworks have been commissioned and developed in urban and rural sites, in interior and exterior spaces, including The University of Nottingham; Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham; Daniele Arnaud Gallery, London; Nymans Gardens; Fabrica Gallery, Brighton; Mottisfont Abbey, Romsey; Pied à Terre, London; Gloucester Cathedral, Bennachie, Aberdeenshire; L’H du Siège, France; Kilmainham Gaol Museum, Ireland.

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