Froso Papadimitriou was born in Thessaloniki, Greece where she studied applied arts, illustration/ sketching and graphic design. In 2006 she relocated to London to further her education, completing a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Middlesex University and an MA in Arts Management and Policy, Curatorial and Educational pathway at Birkbeck University of London.
In her art practice, Froso experiments with multiple art forms such as drawing, painting, sculpture, video and installations. Her work explores the binaries that resonate between the self and its role within social environments. She has collaborated with institutions and galleries around the world and has contributed in publications in Greece, USA, UK and Taiwan. She is currently a resident artist at the Beckenham Mansion studios.
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Title: …tell me where you were born…to tell you your future…
Medium: Resin, silicone, thread and paper
Size: Approximately 60 x 40 cm
Within the current events of conflict and violence, for some children, their future is defined; from the fundamental question of life or death to the complications and potential issues that these children will face during their lives, given they survive the journey to safety. In the last decade there has been an increase of scientific research on immigration, trauma and metal health, which highlights that symptoms of anxiety, depression and more advanced mental conditions can affect children from a very young age, who experience any form of hardship and might not only manifest during the period of their physical immigration but develop and affect their behaviour further in life.
This sculptural work aims to highlight the detrimental effect the environment and complex family situations have on children’s well-being, and specifically focus on socio-political states of affairs and geographical locations that still determine the future of a child, whilst globalisation and international exchange is at the core of countries economies and development.