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)

Exhibitions

2024 Threads of Resilience: Layered Narratives of Reclamation and repurposing. DalgArt. Romania (upcoming July 20-26)

2024 Erotic Ecologies. APT Gallery. London. UK.

2023 In Betweens. ExLibris Gallery. Fine Art building, Newcastle University. UK.

2022 Maquette. Curated by Jeremy Moon. No Show Space. London. UK.

2020 Hulabhaig. Uig Open 2020: Re-imagined Online.

2020 'Tracing Entropy'. The Foyer. School of Design, University of Leeds. UK.

2019 ‘Visual Thinking’, Ronald Barr Gallery, Indiana University Southeast. New Albany, Indiana. USA.

2019 ‘Los Socios', Galería Libertad, Quéretaro, México.

2019 Curators space. Leeds Big Screen. Millennium Square Leeds. UK.

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

2023 Xenia International Film Festival, Carlentini, Sicily. Italy.

2023/24 Comics and research. A series of talks organised with Dr Miriam Kent. University of Leeds. UK.

2019 International Drawing Residency, Nerohvirta Village, Iisalmi, Finland

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.

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 Research Preparation Masters Scheme, Arts & Humanities Research Board, UK.

Collections

Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, Michigan, USA.

Olympolis festival, Katerini Greece.

SIPF, Singapore International Photography Festival, Singapore

Centre of Contemporary Art-Thessaloniki, Greece.

Conferences/Workshops/Artist talks

2021. Keynote speaker. Tracing, The line, Art and New Technologies. Print out of Print. Bucharest National University of Arts, UNArte. Romania.

2019. Guest speaker (online lecture). Ratifying tracing and movement assemblage. British School of Art and Design, Moscow. Russia.

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 2020. A 'certain hand' and its margin of error. Drawing Research, Theory and Practice. Intellect: London.

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.

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

I am an artist, researcher, and lecturer in Art and Design at the School of Design at the University of Leeds. My background is in Fine Art for Design, with a specific focus on Drawing as an expanded practice. Areas of research are the expanding field of drawing, material thinking, experimental sequential narratives, collage culture, contemporary abstraction, copy and systems of reproduction, and, more recently, the concept of Philoxenia.

In my practice, emphasis is placed on the relationships between material and imagination. This connection, I see, brings together intention and intuition, invention and execution in ways that impact one another. Consequently, the work develops from a process where action, investigation, and continuous exploration of materials take shape from one doing to another. Each one responds to the previous one to guide the work to completion.

A studio laboratory process practice focused research. A lab attitude where reaction to material in my immediate environment I see activates a space between intention and decision to form a dialogue between the present as it unfolds in my studio. I accept that this informality is the most important aspect of my methods. I grant myself freedom, flexibility, and spontaneity, so categories or rules do not restrict my mind.