Helen Amanatiadis is a Sydney based emerging artist whose practice encompasses installation, sculpture, painting, textile, electronics and robotics. 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 on the topic: “Techno (String) Pharmacology – From String Evolution to String Revolution.”
Her practice explores the intersections between the spaces we inhabit – physical, virtual and spiritual. Her recent works emerged through a contemplation of human evolution and consciousness, attained through the complex process of shaping the natural world into technological inventions. From the humble technology of string, invented by our Palaeolithic ancestors, to the complex digital and virtual technologies of today, humanity continues to evolve and develop. However, technologies bear a double edged sword. The artist’s works reflect on past technological progress and consider the role that seductive digital technologies will play in shaping the future.
She has exhibited in various group exhibitions and was included in One to One (1991) and Third International Symposium of Electronic Art Satellite Exhibition (1992), both at the Australian Centre for Photography, RIPE (2016) at Gaffa and recently produced a site specific installation for the Wayward Art Project (2016) at Wayward Brewing Co, a collaboration with UNSW Galleries. Her solo show Immaterial Material (2013) was held at Gaffa and recent joint show Hunter | Gatherer (2016) was held at AD Space, UNSW Art & Design. In 2016 she undertook a studio residency at Culture at Work, culminating in a one week solo exhibition Shifting Into Consciousness at Culture at Work, Accelerator Gallery. Her works have been selected as finalist in a number of awards including the Paramor Prize: Art + Innovation 2017 at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Open Category at Campbelltown Arts Centre.
Her work is held in private collections nationally.