Anastasia Mina; a Royal College of Art MA graduate, will be undertaking the second artist micro-residency in the Fine Art Studios this November. The initiative has been developed in partnership with neo:artists and creates a great opportunity for students on the BA (Hons) Fine Art Programme to engage with and work alongside a professionally emerging artist.
The month long residency gives the resident artist time and space to develop new work using state of the art facilities across the university. The artist receives on-going support from neo:artists directors and curators throughout their stay ,with opportunities to meet with regional artists and initiatives in an extended social network.
Anastasia (b. 1986, Cyprus) graduated from Athens School of Fine Arts (2005-10) then completed an MA in Printmaking at the Royal College of Art, London (2012-14). She has shown in several international exhibitions and won a number of prestigious awards.
She predominantly works in drawing and printmaking, focusing on using found archival photographic images that reference historical and political narratives. Through selected media processes she mediates, re-edits these images in an effort to remove them from an event to re-address their visual historical content in a new light.
Most recent exhibitions include Mediterranea 18 Young Artists Biennale, Tirana (2017), WAC Rewind, Bishop’s Palace, Somerset, Florence Trust Summer Show, London (2017), Artificial Memories, DepoDarm Contemporary Art Space, Athens (2016), Typography as an artistic act 1900- 1980, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (2016), Arte Laguna Prize, Nappe Arsenale, Venice (2016), Impact9 International Print Biennale, Renke Art Gallery, Hangzhou, China (2015). This year she was an artist in resident with the Florence Trust Residency Programme (2016-17) and in December she will show in Weaving Europe, Pafos as part of EU Capital of Culture 2017.
During her residency at the University Of Bolton, Anastasia will be giving an artists talk and a masterclass workshop in screen printing to year 3 students on the BA (Hons) Fine Art programme.