Eirini Tiniakou (1993, Athens) is an artist based in Helsinki producing work in Greece (with a focus on Lesvos) and Vienna. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Athens School of Fine Arts (2018) and a Master of Arts from the Department of Art and Science, University of Applied Arts Vienna (2021). Her practice is grounded in field research, involving a mix of documentative, participatory and imaginative approaches. Her work is primarily concerned with themes of rural life and folklore and seeks to redefine our connection with the land and the self, often blending photography, textiles, objects and text. She has participated in a number of group exhibitions, among others: Meet the Universe, with the support of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (Austrian Academy of Sciences, 2019); Chambre d’Ami·xes (Laurenz, Vienna, 2021); and Boxels, presented as part of the Biennale Sessions program of the Venice Biennale, 2019. Her work is represented by Kunst ab Hinterhof gallery (Parallel Vienna, 2019). She was selected for the Island Connect, a residency program funded by Creative Europe, 2020; as well as for Hermitage Sykaminea residency in Lesvos, in the framework of which she co-curated Hermitage Sykaminea Gathering (Athens, 2022) with the support of Goethe Institute and the Onassis Air residency program. Her work has received the support of the Finnish Institute of Athens and Austria’s Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture. She has been awarded by ARTWORKS (2022) and is a Fellow of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Support Program.
Τrust (Dolphin Spectrum), 2021- , wearable tool, greek silk
Jalopeura, 2021, 110x60cm, wearable piece, linen in indigo dye
Public Opinion, 2017, 50x35cm, photography, mixed media
Stomachoma, 2021, 200x140cm, installation, mixed media
The Shepherd The Scientist, 2019, variable sizes, installation+costume, mixed media