Stella Baraklianou (b. Greece) is a visual artist and lecturer. She holds a Practice-based Phd (2007) from Goldsmiths College, University of London and an MA in Photographic Studies from the University of Westminster, (2002) and has since lectured in contemporary art and photography.
As an artist and academic, she works with photography and digital image making. This has expanded into exploring methods and materials of fabrication and installation. It is a methodology of 'reversibles:' rooted in the highly reflective gold of her practice, communicating a certain mirroring or doubling, from digital to material and vice-versa.
Gold reflectors blur the boundaries between desire and materiality, suggesting a playful set-up of escapism and fantasy. Childhood memories of living between two continents, Europe and Australia, have influenced her practice.
She has extensive experience of lecturing and teaching within art and photography in HE, in the UK and abroad and has published academic papers on philosophy and photography. Currently she is Senior Lecturer at the University of Huddersfield and tutor for the MA Photography Falmouth.
International exhibitions and residencies include, amongst others, "Photography is Magic", Aperture Foundation, New York, 2016 curated by Charlotte Cotton and "New Materiality" residency, at the Banff, Centre for Arts, Alberta, Canada.
Her work is held in private art collections in Los Angeles and the Paul D. Fleck Archive of Artists Books at the Banff Centre for Arts, Alberta, Canada.
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