Helen Amanatiadis is a Sydney based artist whose practice encompasses textile, sculpture and installation. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (1992), Bachelor of Art Education (1994) and a Master of Art (2016) from UNSW Art & Design. She is a current Master of Fine Arts (Research) candidate at UNSW Art & Design.
Through her practice, she explores human evolution and consciousness attained through the complex process of shaping the natural world into technological inventions, with a particular focus on the role of string and textile in our technological development. Her work also investigates the tensions and contradictions in the human story from primitive/ancient to modern/industrial.
She has exhibited in various group exhibitions and in her early career working in photography was included in One to One (1991) and Third International Symposium of Electronic Art Satellite Exhibition (1992), both at the Australian Centre for Photography. More recently, she has held a number of solo shows including Immaterial Material (2013) at Gaffa, Shifting Into Consciousness (2016) at Accelerator Gallery, Culture at Work, String Line (2017) at Gaffa and The Fates at AIRspace Projects (2018). Her works have been selected as finalist in a number of awards including the Paramor Prize: Art + Innovation 2017 at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Open Category at Campbelltown Arts Centre, Ravenswood Australian Womens’ Art Prize, Emerging Artist Category and Incinerator Art Award – Art for Social Change at Incinerator Gallery in Moonee Ponds, Melbourne.
Her work is held in private collections nationally.