Haris Epaminonda studied at the Royal College of Art, Kingston University and Chelsea College of Art & Design in London. Selected solo exhibitions include 2010 Chronicles, Site Gallery, Sheffield; VOL. VI, Level 2 gallery, Tate Modern, London; Artists’ Film Club, ICA, London; 2009 VOL. V, Frame solo presentations at Frieze Art Fair, London; VOL. IV, Rodeo Gallery, Istanbul; Daniel Gustav Cramer & Haris Epaminonda, Boltelang gallery, Zurich; VOL. I, II & III, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden; 2008 Tarahi III, V, VI, Circus Gallery, Berlin; Haris Epaminonda, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; 2007: 52nd Venice Biennale, Cyprus Pavilion, Venice. She is represented by Casey Kaplan, New York, Francesca Minini, Milan, and Rodeo Gallery, Istanbul. Haris Epaminonda lives and works in Berlin. Epaminonda works primarily with video, film, collage, books and installation in an extensive process of assembling and disassembling materials to reconstruct new associations and meanings. Using both found material and her own, the artist builds an emotive and poetic visual language, in which, as it is been noted, the association of images she creates are sufficiently intense to affect the viewer’s consciousness, although not complete enough to arouse in him/her a particular reading. The reality distance is minimal, but the impression one is left with is somehow that of a blurred vision, as if dreamed. Epaminonda is also known for her ongoing collaborative project ‘The Infinite Library’ together with German artist Daniel Gustav Cramer.

Haris Epaminonda
Haris Epaminonda
Nicosia, 1980

Past Exhibitions

On the Spiritual Matter of Art

Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo – MAXXI
17/10/2019 — 08/03/2019

Revolt of the sage

Blain | Southern London
24/11/2016 — 21/01/2017

Hell As Pavilion

27/02/2013 — 04/04/2013

Solo Shows

Haris Epaminonda – Chapters, Tongewölbe T25, Ingolstadt, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas
VOL. XXIV, Significant Other, Vienna
VOL. XXIII, Secession, Vienna
An Autumn Afternoon, two person show with Daniel Gustav Cramer, Sperling, Munich

VOL. XXII, in collaboration with Point Center for Contemporary Art, Nicosia, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado
VOL. XX – part II, Rodeo, London

VOL. XIX – part I, Rodeo, London
Haris Epaminonda – VOL. XVIII, Leopold-Hoesch Museum, Düren, Germany
Haris Epaminonda & The Infinite Library, CAAC /Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Seville
VOL. XVII, Casey Kaplan, New York

VOL. XVI, Le Plateau, Frac-ile-de-France, Paris

Art Basel: solo presentation at ‘Features’ with Rodeo, Basel, Switzerland

Group Shows

The Infinite Library (∞) Vancouver Art Book Fair, Vancouver
Tashweesh – From behind the screen, Beursschouwburg, Brussels
Multitudinous Seas, Fondation Hippocrène, Paris
Quattordicesima Giornata del Contemporaneo, MiramART association/collection, Grand Hotel Miramare, Santa Margherita Ligure
WE, Rodeo Gallery, London
Time and Memory: Fiona Tan & Haris Epaminonda, Centro de Creación Contemporánea de Andalucía (C3A), Seville
A sedução de uma vírgula bem colocada / The pull of a well-placed comma, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas, Portugal
Seven Exhibitions, Brandenburgischer Kunstverein, Potsdam
Coorporation (∞), ad/ad project space, Hannover
Stories of Almost Everyone, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Tomorrow’s Dream, Neuer Essener Kunstverein, Essen
Now it is Light
Galeria Boavista, Lisbon

Last Night’s Fortune Teller, Daimler Contemporary Berlin
Scamming, Palazzo Lancia, Turin
Pompei@ Madre. Materia Archeologica, Museo Madre (Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina), Naples
Contemporary Art from Cyprus
Antidoron-works from the EMST Collection, Fridericianum, Kassel
A Tranquil Star, Malta Contemporary Art, Valetta
Session N°25: Voice of things, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin
Ways of the hand, Maisterravalbuena, Lisbon
Portrait (for a Screenplay) of Beth Harmon, Tenderpixel, London
Quiet, Barbara Seiler gallery, Zurich
Liquid Antiquity, Benaki Museum, Athens
The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin (∞), The Jewish Museum, New York
Πλ­ανητες / Plánetes, Cultural Capital of Europe Pafos 2017 Shelley Residence, Paphos
Landscapes, Selection from the State Collection, Evagoras Lanitis Centre, Limassol
Habit-co-Habit / Pune Biennale (∞), Pune, India

Completely something else, Point Centre for Contemporary Art, Nicosia
Revolt of the Sage, Blain/Southern, London
Pavilion Suite, Palazzo Durazzo-Cattaneo Adorno, Genova, Italy
The World Preserves The Memory Of All Past Traces
CV Collection, Centro de Arte Alcobendas, Madrid
The ground beneath our feet: archaeological practices in contemporary Cypriot art, The British Museum, London
Terra Mediterranea: In action, Halle 14, Leipzig
Farewell to an idea, Plattenpalast, Berlin
Full Moon, Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar
12×12, The IBB video space at Berlinische Galerie, Berlin
Viaja y no lo escribas (∞), La Casa Encendida, Madrid
The astonishing reality of things, Barbara Gross, Munich
Missread / Conceptual Poetics Day, The Berlin Art Book Fair, Akademie der Künste, Berlin
The Incantation of the disquieting muse. On Divinity, Supra-realities or the Exorcisement of Witchery, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin
Quand fondra la neige, où ira le blanc, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice
Átrio e peristilo da casa dos amores dourados, Vera Cortês, Lisbon
Projective Ornament (∞), García | Galería, Madrid
ThenNow, Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia, Miart, Milan
L’Image Volée, Fondazione Prada, Milan
Salvo è vivo – an homage, Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin
Overseas, ACG Art Galery, The Americal College of Greece, Athens
Das Übrige / Der Rest eines Vorschlags, Kunstverein Nürnberg, Germany
Ulla Von Brandenburg, Haris Epaminonda, Francis Upritchard, Art Concept, Paris

Through the Barricades, Fabrica del Vapore, Milan
A Zoo for Chris Marker, Tenderbooks, London
Time Lapse, Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn
The View, The View Studio, Genova
Beauty Codes. order/disorder/chaos, Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon
Phenomenon, Anafi island, Greece
Packing the bud/opposing the worm/adjusting the heat/ eluding the wind/escaping the bee, Museo Casa Ivan Bruschi, Arezzo
2nd Chapter: The Eclipse of an Innocent Eye, Moving Image Department, Trade Fair Palace, National Gallery of Prague
The Daily Show, Bureau, New York
I am attracted none the less…, Casey Kaplan, New York
Ametria, DESTE Foundation in collaboration with the Benaki Museum, Athens
The Chicken and The Egg, The Chicken, Rodeo Gallery, London
Every inclusion is an exclusion of other possibilities, Salt, Istanbul
Meeting Point (∞), Kunstverein Konstanz, Kunstraum Kreuzlingen & 10 other historical places
Beauty Codes. order/disorder/chaos, Fondazione Giuliani, Rome
Mythologies / 3rd Mardin Biennale, Mardin, TK
Workshop Studienwoche Kunst, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Basel
The Museum of Unconditional Surrender, TENT, Rotterdam
After Dark, La Collection du Frac Île-de-France, Mamco, Genève
Unendliche Bibliothek (∞), Switzerland

Tramway Artist’s Moving Image Festival 2014, Tramway, Glasgow
An Epidemic of Amnesia, Chapter 2, ArtInternational, Istanbul
Seemed like a good idea at the time, Sperling, Münich
Attitudes: Now and Here, Mehdi Chouakri gallery, Berlin
Dreams That Money Can’t Buy, Independent Space, Maxxi
Everyday Alchemy: Contemporary Sculpture, Tate Modern, London
Histories: Works from the Serralves Collection, Serralves Museum

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Nicosia Country of birth: Cyprus Date of birth: 1980 Lives in: Berlin, Germany