The practice of Greek Cypriot visual artist PASHIAS is grounded in the field of performance art, installation and photography. By establishing the artist’s body as the basic material for creation, PASHIAS sets up a situation or environment, in which an audience is invited to initiate a process of 'action' and 're-action'. Based on the relationship of a unit towards an ensemble, in a similar manner to how an individual is received or perceived within a social setting, the artist’s body is dismantled into a set of pieces, physical parts, habits or ideas, then physically and conceptually reshaped by the 'stance' of audience members. Through the artist's on-going research into social constructions (body + gender), cultural consumption (body + food) and competitive spectacles (body + sports), PASHIAS ultimately sets out to investigate alternative modes of communication through presence, exchange and co-existence. At this 'meeting' point, the body in action inevitably becomes a political body, aware and responsible for its time and place. PASHIAS has graduated from Goldsmiths University (BA) and Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design (MA) in London, whilst presenting solo exhibitions in Cyprus and Greece, and participating in group exhibitions and international festivals in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Russia, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Sweden, Bulgaria and Turkey. In 2013, PASHIAS co-founded epitelesis - Performance Art Foundation as an international platform for the support of cultural activities, has been engaged in curating exhibitions and series of events on the relationship of live action to other artistic practices, and has been working as an educator/lecturer through various academic programs.
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News + Events
04.05.19, 21:00 - Skyporn / Live performance presented as part of festival "Trouble #10" at Studio Thor / Curated by Antoine Pickels / Brussels - BE
09-11.04.19 - Greektalk / Live performance presented as part of festival "Excentricités X : Insurrections" at Institut Supérieur des Beaux Arts de Besançon / Curated by Julien Cadoret & Louise Vanardois / Besançon - FR
29.05 - 02.09.18 - Join the Dots/Unire le distanze / Participating in collection "Imago Mundi" by Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche at Salone degli Incanti / Cypriot collection curated by Nicolas Vamvouklis / Trieste - IT
26.05 - 25.11.18 - I Am Where You Are / Participating in Cyprus Pavilion of 16th Venice Architecture Biennale 2018 at Calle Pestrin / Curated by Veronika Antoniou, Alessandra Swiny & Yiorgos Hadjichristou / Venice - IT
19.05.18, 20:15 - Mountaintop / Live performance presented as part of event "International Museum Day" at State Gallery of Contemporary Cypriot Art / Commissioned by Cultural Service - Ministry of Education & Culture / Nicosia - CY