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Show RCA 2019

Eleni Tomadaki

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Major project:

Mum I'm scurgry

Mum I’m scurgry is a looped animation film that questions the relationship between the conscious and the unconscious mind. Drawing from personal histories, Mum I’m scurgry has gradually become a moving image collage of dreams, nightmares, fantasies, memories, perceptions and interpretations.

The research and the making of the work are developing concurrently. Drawings, diagrams and writings are being edited and re-edited together. Throughout this process, the artist aims to resist linear forms of narrative and find the key links between the generated juxtaposed imagery. The use of language in psychoanalysis is becoming the language of images in this animation.


  • Eleni Tomadaki is a Greek artist based in London. Her practice explores how conscious and subconscious memory can be used as a tool to learn more about the human condition. She is interested in talking about contemporary and existential matters in ways that challenge conventional ways of understanding. Through this, she aims to question the relationship between the internal and the external. She is particularly interested in how these worlds collide, embrace and inform one another and how they determine an individual’s life.

  • Previous degrees

  • BA Fine Arts and Design, Athens University of Applied Sciences, 2015
  • Exhibitions

  • 'Togetherness', Assembly Point, London, 2019; 'Disorders', Studio 9294, London, 2019; 'Nothing really mattress', South London Gallery, London, 2019; '5' of Your Time', Testbed1, London, 2018; Revolve Performance Art Days Festival, Sweden, 2018; Work-in-progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2018; 'Body Electric', Dyson Gallery, London, 2017; Audiovisual Arts Festival, Athens Megaron, Athens ,2017; 'The End' (Solo Exhibition), Hoxton, Athens, 2017; 70 Years of Greek Animation, Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, 2016; 'Artists' Cards', Elika Gallery, Athens, 2016; 'Heatwave' curated by 3137, Pantheon Building, Athens, 2016; 38th Patra Greek Short Film Festival, Patra, 2015; 56th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Thessaloniki, 2015; 21th Athens International Film Festival, Athens, 2015; 37th Cinanima International Animation Festival, Espinho, 2013; 15th Melbourne International Animation Festival, Melbourne, 2013
  • Awards

  • Leventis Foundation scholar, 2018; Leventis Foundation scholar 2017
Royal College of Art