Haris Epaminonda


[…] There, a glowing arrow slices the sky. A meteor? These are the nights when you sight shooting stars most frequently. But it could also easily be a brightly-lighted commercial plane. Mr Palomar’s gaze remains alert, available, released from all certitude.

He has been on the dark beach for an hour, seated on a deck-chair, twisting towards south or towards north, every now and then turning on the flashlight and holding the charts to his nose, after keeping them spread out on hid lap; then, craning his neck backwards he begins the exploration again, setting out from the Pole Star.

Some silent shadows are moving over the sand: a pair of lovers rises from the dune, a night fisherman, a customsman, a boatman. Mr Palomar hears a whispering. He looks around: a few paces from him a little crowd has gathered, observing his movements like the convulsions of a madman […].


Italo Calvino, Mr Palomar, published by Vintage 1999, pg. 43


b. 1980, Nicosia, Cyprus

Lives and works in Berlin. Epaminonda’s work was shown at Documenta 13 in Kassel (2012), at the Berlin Biennale (2008) and at the Cyprus Pavilion of the Venice Biennale (2007). Epaminonda’s most recent work, Chapters –a 16mm transferred to digital, multi-channel film installation, filmed in Cyprus– has just been shown at Modern Art Oxford, UK. Chapters is co-produced by Modern Art Oxford, Kunsthaus Zürich, Point Centre for Contemporary Art in Nicosia, and the Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice. Recent solo exhibitions include: Modern Art Oxford, UK (2013) • South Of Sun, Künstlerhaus Zürich (2013) • The Infinite Library, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe (2012) • Early Summer, with Daniel Gustav Cramer, Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon (2012). Group exhibitions include: Preis Der Nationalegalerie Für Junge Kunst 2013, Berlin • Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2013) • The Unicorn, Transformer Station, The Cleveland Museum of Art, USA (2013) • Mind Is Outer Space, Casey Kaplan, New York (2013) • Cyclorama, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City (2013) • The Angel of History, Palais des Beaux Arts, Paris (2013) • Speaking and Thinking, Nordenhake Gallery, Stockholm (2013) • The Order of Things: Cinematic Movements, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco (2013).