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Eleni Bakopoulos has a history of achievement in the Arts, among them an International Discovery award nomination at Les Rencontre d’arle Photography Festival in France and a Silver medal in photography for Team Canada at the V Games of La Francophonie in Niger. Her artwork has been featured in a number of solo exhibitions, including the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the Olympic Winter Games Cultural centre in Turin, Italy, and the Rosella Junck Gallery, Berlin.
New projects include the launching of Gritt Gallery in Guelph Ontario in 2018. The Gallery currently showcases Eleni’s work and includes an art school where she teaches oil painting techniques and photography workshops. Eleni’s painting and photography work explores identity, women’s issues, and social justice.
The recent series, Greek Beach, grapples with the unsettling reality of millions of displaced people risking their lives crossing the Mediterranean Sea. The dissonance this created in the artist while vacationing with her family on nearby beaches was explored in several photographs and in paint from 2018 onwards.