Christina Mitrentse is a multidisciplinary artist, P.G.C.E educator and freelance curator. Concerned with certain esoteric qualities of cultural construction she uses manifold processes of drawing, screen-print, site-specific installation, vintage book-sculptures, (Wounded Books ), BookScapes, collages , and conceptual appropriation to freely create new narratives and poetic ensembles of temporary idiosyncratic institutions i.e. schools, libraries, museums, churches. Within the digitized environment, e-learning and anti-education Mitrentse is also know for inventing an on-going initiative, entitled ‘’ Add To My Library’’ designed to provoke changes in the function of the material book, while de-institutionalising it in the process. A prolific systematic methodology entitled #BDF Bibliographic Data Flow, that compiles favorite book titles/authors selected by international contributors each adding to an infinitive , yet performative Meta-Library.
Mitrentse has exhibited extensively in solo exhibitions and group shows in galleries, museums and public spaces over the last twenty years, including: Tate Modern, The Royal Academy, ICA London, PIAF Art Fair, Brussels Art Fair, London Art Fair, Art Fair Rotterdam, Liverpool Biennial UK, XV Biennale de Mediterranea, 2nd Bodrum International Biennial Turkey, NDSM- Werf Amsterdam, MOMUS State Museum of Modern Art, Jewish Museum of Greece, Hackney Museum, Nadine Feront Gallery, Dalla Rosa Gallery, The Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Central Booking NY, The Centre for the Book Arts NY, San Francisco Center for the Book, California, Drop -Hiroshima, Japan, Rise Berlin, Helsinki Contemporary Gallery.
Her work has been profiled in major publications such as The Word Is Art, Thames & Hudson, and “Unselfmarked” re-defined the Artists Book. Mitrentse’s artworks can be found in major private & public collections such as WWW foundation, MOCA London, Senate House, Book Arts UWE, LCC, (UAL), Women’s Art Library Goldsmiths University, Book Art Centre NY, the National Library in Baghdad, Jewish Museum of Greece, Fine Art Society London, Greenwich Council, Sill Library Bath, Mol’s collection Holland, Tate Archive, Penguin Collectors Society, Griechische Kultustiftung Berlin, M. Altenman NY, Onassis Foundation, MOMUS, Benaki Museum, MIET foundation, Venizelos Airport Athens.
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