Α traumatic experience, the loss of the mother, becomes the narrative frame of my series.
The initial concept was to explore the idea of home, so I began to look closely at my family album photographs. This action of digging into the past triggered memories and brought unresolved emotions to the surface.
The reconstruction of the original photographs is my attempt to come to terms with death and the imprint that it leaves upon us. The process reveals and represents hidden emotional layers and provokes reflection.
Aimilia Balaska was born in South Africa. She lives and works in Athens as a graphic designer.
She is a visual artist experimenting with photographic materials and design. She studied Interior Design and Graphic Design in Athens and has specialized in product packaging.
She has participated in a series of workshops and seminars in creative practices in photography. These include the ASFA Photo Courses at the Athens School of Fine Arts, as part of the Continuing Education Photography Classes Program in 2018-2019.
She is currently taking the Master of Arts in Photography & Visual Language from Middlesex University & AKTO college in Athens.
2019 / Transeurope, Portfolio Review, Athens Greece.
2019 / Battle zine Void, Athens Greece.
SELECTED GROUP EXCIBITIONS
2018 / ReView, Fine Arts School of Athens, Greece (exhibition catalogue).
2019 / Dilettanti, State of Concept, Athens, Greece, curated by Kostas Ioannidis & Iliana Fokianaki.