Nicole Economides (b.1992) is an artist and independent curator based in Athens and New York. She holds an MFA in Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design in New York (2019) and a BFA from the Department of Fine Arts and Art Sciences at the University of Ioannina (2016). She has also studied under an Erasmus scholarship at the Université Paris VIII Vincennes Saint-Denis in Paris (2016). Her practice explores the notions of heterotopic spaces and migration mainly through painting installations. Through nostalgic symbols and imagery, she interrogates the expressions of national and personal identity memory, which she views as different ways of dealing with the notion of the monumental (μνημειακός/mnemiakos in Greek – which translates as monumental but also as memorial). Her work has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions and festivals in Greece, Berlin, Paris and New York. In 2018, together with Puerto Rican artist Natalia Almonte she founded Paradoxluxe, a collective that critically engages with the reductive representations of Greece and Puerto Rico via a range of media, including video, photography, sculpture, and curation. She has been awarded the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Fellowship by ARTWORKS in 2022.
apollο, 2019, 244 x 140 cm, painting installation, oil on canvas, bricks, polaroid photograph
dys/u\topia, 2021, dimensions variable, installation, 2 digital projections on abandoned billboard in Lixouri, Kefalonia
instruction, 2019, 198 x 244 cm, painting installation, oil on canvas, bricks, poloroid photograph
Untitled (Porto Rafti), 2022, 276 x 245 cm, painting installation, spray paint, oil paint, oil stick, charcoal, family photo (13 x 9 cm)
Πάσχα στο Μπρούκλυν (Easter in Brooklyn), 2022, 75 x 50 cm (each), silkscreen on pillowcases