Evagelia Hagikalfa


Evagelia Hagikalfa is a collage and assemblage installation artist from Athens, Greece, now living and working in Portsmouth, UK. She uses recycled materials to create intricate pieces with evocative visual messages. Her work focuses on the human condition through storytelling and the use of pre-owned material such as photography and vintage objects. Reusing objects, gives them a new life and purpose while they preserve parts of their own history. The primary influences of her work are cultural and philosophical with a focus on the human condition through memory, storytelling, and use of pre-owned objects as mediums.

Evagelia often draws inspiration from her cultural background and more specifically mythology, philosophy and poetry. Her collage work is characterised by the synergy of word an image and the simplicity of composition. Contrary to the collages her installation work is complex and intimate designed to mimic memory in its physical dimension and simultaneously to evoke recollection by drawing attention to the detail and discovery as a symbolic process to introspection. She creates 3-dimensional worlds with photographic slides, viewed only though magnifying and camera lenses, drawing attention to the detail and discovery as a symbolic process to introspection.

Evagelia holds a MA in Liberal Arts from the University of Winchester with a focus in Philosophy and was a finalist for the John Ruskin Award “Agent of Change” in 2019. Her installations “Microcosmos” have been exhibited in the international Photo festivals of InCadaques (Spain), in 2018 and Revela’t in 2019 and has participated in group exhibitions Paris, Lyon and across UK.



2017-20 MA Modern Liberal Arts-Philosophy, University of Winchester

2005-06 GTP Teacher Training, University of Chichester

1999-02 Ba (Hons) Surface Pattern Design, Swansea Institute of Higher Education

1998-99 Diploma Foundation Course in Art and Design, Swansea Institute of Higher Education


2023 The Lost Art of Staring into Fires, Westdowns Gallery, Winchester, UK

2022 Memory Imaginaries, We Shine Festival, Portsmouth, UK

2019 Agent of Change, The Ruskin Prize, Holden Gallery, Manchester, UK- Finalist

2019 Revela’t 2019, International Photo Festival, Barcelona, Spain

2019 Heimweh, Art Space, Portsmouth, UK

2019 A Work of Art, Biscuit Factory, London, UK

2018 La Cite Fertile, Paris, France

2018 InCadaques, International Photo Festival, Cadaques, Spain

2018 Rural Arts, North Yorkshire, UK

2018 Microcosmos, Playdead, Portsmouth, UK - Solo

2017 Luminosity, Highlights Contemporary Craft Tour, Cumbria, UK

2017 Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece - shortlisted

2017 Flux, Fringe Art Festival Bath, Bath, UK

2017 Fresh, Rural Arts, North Yorkshire, UK

2017 Patchworks, Taverne Gutenberg, Lyon, France

2017 Multiple Equation, Taverne Gutenberg, Lyon, France

2016 From one Story to Another, Coastguard Studio, Portsmouth, UK

2016 Our Worlds are Minds Apart, Coastguard Studio, Portsmouth, UK

2012 We Are One, Athens, Greece

2002 Fresh Perspectives, Brick House, London, UK


2017 Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, UK

Professional Activities

Member Trustee of Art Space Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK

Member of Focus on Identity, International Group- www.focusonidentity.org

Associate artist, Aspex gallery, Portsmouth, UK

2016-2018 Member of DOUBLEONEFOUR Studio, Portsmouth, UK

2016-2017 Member of The Fire Monkey Collective, Hotwalls, Portsmouth, UK

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