I am an artist, researcher and lecturer in art and design. I take up and make use of a variety of mediums, which often merge, to explore the possibilities of contemporary drawing practice and its systems of authorship. My research is principally practice led and studio based. A recurring question is how new technologies impact on previous processes, in particular within the practice of drawing and its methods of tracing and how we can interpret, analyse and reconstruct new meanings of authorship. Main research interests are drawing, the history and practice of tracing, actionglyphs (the graphic motion supplements of comic books and animated films), printmaking, collage, postproduction, rotoscoping, embodied actions and the semiotics of two-dimensional motion representations.

 

Education

2009-2013. University of Leeds, School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural studies, Leeds, UK.

Ph.D Fine Art

 

2005-2006. University of the Arts London, Camberwell College of Art & Design, London, UK.

MA Drawing

 

2002-2005. University of Huddersfield. Batley School of Art and Design, Dewsbury, W. Yorkshire, UK.

BA (Hons) Fine Art for Design (First Class)

 

1987-1991. Technological Educational Institution of Mesolonghi (T.E.I.) Messolonghi, GR

Ptychio,  Aquaculture and Fisheries

 

Exhibitions

2018 We are Interstellar. Be Curious festival. University of Leeds. Leeds. UK

2018 Paint North, Lady Beck project space, Leeds. UK

2017 Soapbox Art & Science, Leeds Light Night festival. Leeds. UK

2017 In the Open. Sheffield Institute of Arts (SIA) Gallery. Sheffield. UK

2016 Drawing Dialogues, Craiova, Romania.

2015 Pushpin, Zverev Museum, Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow

2015 Ichnographia, School of Design, University of Leeds

2014 Ink Shop Printmaking Center & Olive Branch Press. Ithaca, New York. USA.

2013 RX3, drawingboard. Harrogate UK

2013 Wonderings in palimpsests, 25 Wellington street, Leeds. UK

2013 Eirini Boukla, Andi Robinson, Harrogate. UK.

2013 Limerick/Berlin, Limerick printmakers gallery, Ireland.

2012 Noun becomes Verbs, Old Mining Foyer, University of Leeds, Leeds.

2012 Pieces of Eight, PSL, Leeds.

2011 Thinking tools, FAFA Gallery, Helsinki, Finland.

2011 Drawing Connections, Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy.

2010 The Artful Scriptorium, Climate Gallery, New York, USA.

2010 8th International exhibition of women painters, Majdanpek Cultural Center, Serbia.

2010 The Last Book (Luis Camnitzer project), Zentral Bibliothek in Zurich, Switzerland.

2010 Adaptive Actions, Campo AA, Madrid Abierto, Madrid, Spain.

2009 Contemporary Flânerie: Reconfiguring Cities, Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, Michigan, USA.

2009 Hotdesk, Out of office, Old Broadcasting House, Leeds, UK.

2008 The Last Book (Luis Camnitzer project), National Library of Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2008 Mastixoperipati, Mastic Villages, Chios, Greece.

2008 SIPF, Singapore International Photography Festival, Singapore.

2008 Civic Hall Brno, Brno, Czech Republic.

2008 Lattidute, Fifty Four Degrees North Festival, Hull, England.

2008 Olympolis, Katerini, Greece.

2008 Public Screen, SYNCH Festival, Technopolis, Athens, Greece.

2008 Public Screen, Municipal Gallery of Larissa, Greece.

2007 Public Screen, Apothiki B, Centre of Contemporary Art-Thessaloniki, Greece.

2007 Heterotopias, 1st Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Greece.

2007 In Transit, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London, UK.

2007 Situation Leeds festival, Leeds, UK.

2007 Delineate, Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough, Halifax, UK.

2007 Bibliomania, John Holden Gallery, Manchester, UK.

2006 MA Show, Camberwell College of Art, London, UK.

2006 WAVE, Camberwell College of Art, London, UK.

2006 Every available, ESA, Leeds, UK.

2005 Multiples, Con/temporary, Berlin, Germany.

2005 Co-ordinate, Salt Mills, Saltaire, W.Yotkshire, UK.

2005 Pay & Display, Brick Lane, London, UK.

 

Residencies/Projects

2012 drawingsite, dOCUMENTA (13) Park Schönfeld Academy, Kassel, Germany.

2012 Young Visionaries, Breeze International Youth Festival. Project Space Leeds, Leeds UK.

2011 Villa Eläintarha, Helsinki.

2011 British School of Art at Rome, Italy.

2011 Berufsverband Bildender Künstler, Berlin, Germany.

2008 Masticulture, Mesta, Chios island, Greece.

 

Commissions

2010 Traces and intervals, HANALEE, Garden Unit The Lights, Leeds, England.

2008 The bicycle thieves , Fifty Four Degrees North Festival, Hull, England.

2007 480 pages, In TRANSIT Festival. The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London, England.

2006 I wonder whether the stars are set alight in heaven so that one day each of us may find our own again, International Relations department of Leeds City Council, England.

 

Collections

Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, Michigan, USA.

Olympolis festival, Katerini Greece.

SIPF, Singapore International Photography Festival, Singapore

Centre of Contemporary Art-Thessaloniki, Greece.

 

Awards/Fundings

2012 University of Leeds/EARN Funded Research Placement at Documenta 13

2009-2012 AHRC Doctoral Award. Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), UK.

2008 Individual Award Scheme, personal development fund, Art Council England, UK.

2005-2006 AHRB Professional development scholarship. Research Preparation Masters Scheme, Arts & Humanities Research Board (AHRB), UK.

 

Artist /Papers

2018.  'Hand Delivered: Drawing within a Margin of Error'. Art, Materiality and Representation. British Museum & SOAS University of London. 1-3 June.

2017.  'Scattered recollections, a reflection on ‘BalNaVodi’ (Dancing in water)'. ASLE-UK, Land2. Biennial Conference. Sheffield Hallam University. UK. 6-8 September.

2013. 'Ichnographia'. DRN conference: Interweavings: Pedagogy, Methodology and Research. Columbia University. New York. USA. 24-26 October.

2013. 'The Contemporary End'. Drawing in the University today conference, Faculty of Fine Arts University of Oporto, Portugal. 31 May -1 June.

2012. Artist talk. Research at Documenta13. School of Design. University of Leeds. Leeds.

2012. Respondent. To David McCallum. Foreign Exchange: FOREX. Artists as Researchers: A New Paradigm for Art Education in Europe. Henry Moore Institute. Leeds.

2012. 'Drawing on the condition of not seeing'. Drawing Out conference. University of the Arts London, Chelsea college of Art & Design. 28-30 March.

2012. Artist talk. FAFA Gallery. Helsinki. Finland.

2011. Artist talk. School of Design. University of Leeds. Leeds.

2010. 'Wonderings (in) Palimpsests: tracing erasing chorotopia.  Changing Identities and Contexts in the Arts (CICA). KUVA Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland. 9-10 November.

 

Publications/ Catalogues

E. Boukla 2017. 'The Contemporary End' in PSIAX, DRAWING IN THE UNIVERSITY TODAY (special edition). Faculty of Fine Arts University of Oporto: Portugal.

Dr L. Eggleton. 2012. ‘Drawing Inside the Lines: the work of Eirini Boukla’ in 'Artists as Researchers'. Finish Academy of Fine Art: Helsinki.

E. Boukla. 2012. 'Drawing on the condition of not seeing'. Drawing out. The Centre For Drawing UAL.

E. Boukla. 2011. Veduta (Souvenir view) in Adaptive Actions Madrid. Madrid Abierto: London.

E. Boukla. 2010. Disney world in International Exhibition “Women Painters”. Center for Cultural Majdanpek: Serbia.

E. Boukla. 2009. A Daily Walk in Contemporary Flânerie: Reconfiguring Cities, Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, Michigan: USA.

E. Boukla. 2008. 480 Pages. Singapore International Photography Festival: Singapore. Online. http://archive-sg.com/page/964870/2012-12-14/http://sipf.sg/bodyofwork/480-pages/

E. Boukla. 2008. The Bicycle Thieves in Somewhere and nowhere, Soanyway, Online magazine. http://www.soanyway.org.uk/eriniboukla.htm

E. Boukla. 2007. A Daily Route in Heterotopias, Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art. Center of Contemporary art Thessaloniki: Greece.

E. Boukla. 2007. In Transit, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea: London.

E. Boukla. 2006. WAVE. Camberwell College of Art, London.

Co-ordinate. 2005. Salt Mills, Saltaire, W.Yotkshire.

Free Range. 2005. The Old Truman Brewery, London.

 

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    Hello, Just a few words about my practice and research...

    I make use of a variety of mediums, that often merge, to explore the possibilities of contemporary drawing practice and ideas of authenticity and originality. Oscillating between abstraction and representation and circumnavigating between processes of tracing and a notion of the already worked, my practice quotes a multiplicity of styles that focus on graphic strategies that reread, rework and reanimate precepts of image-making.

     

    Born in Greece. Since 2000 I live and work in UK.