Author Archives: Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva

About Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva

Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva
 is a site-specific installation artist working across the varied media of sculpture, installation, video and sound, photography and architectural interventions. Her materials range from the unusual to the ordinary and the ephemeral to the precious; they include organic materials, foodstuffs and precious metals. Central to her practice is a response to the particularities of place; its history, locale, environment and/or communities.
Over the past ten years, she has exhibited extensively and realized numerous commissions nationally and internationally, in gallery spaces, museums and within the public realm. Recent sites and commissions include Pied à Terre, London; Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester; Towner Gallery, Eastbourne; Southgate Shoping Centre, Bath; Kilmainham Gaol Museum, Ireland; ArtSway at 51st Venice Biennale and Public Room, Skopje. She graduated in Sculpture from Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow in 1996 and the Royal College of Art, London, in 1998. Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva has been selected by the Minstry of Culture of Macedonia to represent Macedonia at the forthcoming 55th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, working with the National Gallery of Macedonia, this summer. Elpida is also currently developing a new commission for mima and Engage as part of the Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award Artist Residency and a new work for the artSOUTH project at Mottisfont Abbey. She is also developing a new art and medicine project with Dr. Richard Day and Professor Alastair Forbes at University College Hostpital, London.

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BSU with Dr Caroline Pellet-Many
Mouse ear work – DOPPLER imaging looking at how in mouse leg, 15 days after Hindlimb Ischemia (after femoral artery tied off) induction – looking at growth of new vessels.

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Muscle collagen staining with Bernice Wright

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With Dr Vedanta Mehte in the labs

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With Vanessa Lowe in the labs

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With Bernice Wright looking at PLGA on microscope

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With Dr Caroline Pallet-Many in the lab at UCL

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At UCL with Bernice Wright looking at PLGA on microscope

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In the operating theatre – bowel stapler – the most amazing tool I have seen, it staples from inside and completely joins and closes two cutout sections of the bowel together – brilliant.