Eirini participated as a Visual Arts Fellow for AVR2 (August 2020). Click here for Eirini’s program.
Eirini Linardaki is an artist and public art project developer based in Crete and New York City. She received her fine arts education at L.I.T. Limerick, Ireland, the Universität Der Kunst of Berlin, and in Marseille, France. In 2019, she initiated the “Occupy Art Project,” a collaborative art research group that involves artists and curators from the US, France, and Greece. The team conducts research and public discussions on artistic citizenship and public art forms, and also network exhibitions. Linardaki has developed numerous public art projects in New York City and Newark, NJ, collaborating with various agencies such as the NYC Parks Department, the Mayor’s office for Climate Policy, and Audible Inc. She is also known for her community-based projects, particularly through workshops on accessibility and multiculturalism. In September 2022, Linardaki received the Artist Award from Sing For Hope for her public art commissions and community engagement. In December 2022, she received the Newark Accelerator Grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts.
“As an artist, I am constantly inspired by the world around me and the diverse cultures and communities that I encounter. In my art, I seek to capture and convey the beauty, complexity, and depth of these experiences. One of the ways I do this is through the use of fabrics in my collages. I collect fabrics from everywhere I travel, and each piece holds a unique history and story. By layering and combining these fabrics, I am able to create intricate, textured compositions that speak to the rich tapestry of our shared human experience.
In my work, I strive to push the boundaries of traditional collage techniques, experimenting with different materials and techniques to create unexpected and evocative compositions. I am particularly interested in exploring the intersection of art and anthropology, using my collages to delve into themes of identity, memory, and cultural exchange.
Through my art, I hope to foster a sense of connection and understanding between people from different backgrounds and experiences. I believe that art has the power to bring people together and facilitate dialogue, and I am passionate about using my work to promote cross-cultural understanding and appreciation.”