Approved: 22.06.2012

Helena Eflerova

Artist, Project manager, Lecturer / academic, Researcher, Gallery educator

Approved: 22.06.2012

Helena Eflerová is a professional multidisciplinary artist who employs direct dialogue between artist and viewer, utilising physical engagement and non-verbal language as communication. Her Fine Art Masters Degree research explored the fusion of underwater live performance, video installation and human prenatal theories by combining five disciplines: Live Art, Butoh, Prenatal/Peri-natal Psychology,

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  • Location: Waterlooville, South East
  • Activities: Workshops, Arts in health, Participatory projects, Exhibitions programme, Film-making
  • Categories: Project, Film & Video, Installation, Live Art, Performance
  • Tags: helena eflerova, kye wilson, wilson-eflerova, artist, art facilitator, butoh, site-specific, contact improvisation, non-verbal, apnea scuba diving
 
 

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    Helena Eflerová is a professional multidisciplinary artist who employs direct dialogue between artist and viewer, utilising physical engagement and non-verbal language as communication. Her Fine Art Masters Degree research explored the fusion of underwater live performance, video installation and human prenatal theories by combining five disciplines: Live Art, Butoh, Prenatal/Peri-natal Psychology, Bio-science and Apnea. Eflerová has shown work in universities, art galleries, off-site, non-gallery/heritage and site-specific environments. Acquiring numerous commissions and exhibitions in the UK and abroad including: ‘Trimester’ at Para Haus Contemporary Art Exhibition (Parallel to the São Paulo Art Biennial, São Paulo, Brazil 2010); ‘Hunter/Hunted’ at Mottisfont (the National Trust and Arts Council England 2012); ‘Anima/Animus’ at Winchester Cathedral (10 days Creative Collisions and Arts Council England 2013); ‘Faces’ at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (The Portsmouth Festivities, National Royal Navy Museum and Arts Council England 2014) and ‘Embodied Vistas’ at A.P.T. Gallery & Studios (Creekside Discovery Centre and Arts Council England 2014).

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    HELENA EFLEROVÁ
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    Helena Eflerová is a professional multidisciplinary artist who employs direct dialogue between artist and viewer, utilising physical engagement and non-verbal language as communication. Her Fine Art Masters Degree research explored the fusion of underwater live performance, video installation and human prenatal theories by combining five disciplines: Live Art, Butoh, Prenatal/Peri-natal Psychology, Bio-science and Apnea.

    Eflerová has shown work in universities, art galleries, off-site, non-gallery/heritage and site-specific environments. Acquiring numerous commissions and exhibitions in the UK and abroad including: ‘Trimester’ at Para Haus Contemporary Art Exhibition (Parallel to the São Paulo Art Biennial, São Paulo, Brazil 2010); ‘Hunter/Hunted’ at Mottisfont (the National Trust and Arts Council England 2012); ‘Anima/Animus’ at Winchester Cathedral (10 days Creative Collisions and Arts Council England 2013); ‘Faces’ at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (The Portsmouth Festivities, National Royal Navy Museum and Arts Council England 2014) and ‘Embodied Vistas’ at A.P.T. Gallery & Studios (Creekside Discovery Centre and Arts Council England 2014).

    SELECTED SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS/ PERFORMANCES/ COMMISSIONS
    2014 Commission Faces, live performance and video installation, in collaboration with Kye Wilson, Portsmouth Festivities: 2014, Portsmouth.
     Solo exhibition Anima/Animus, Osek Tourist Info Centre Gallery, Osek, Czech Republic.
     Live Performance and video installation Embodied Vistas, Gallery Muse, Petersfield.
     Live Performance and video installation Embodied Vistas, in collaboration with Kye Wilson, A.P.T. Gallery, London.
     Site-specific installation (Research), live performance Embodied Vistas, in collaboration with Kye Wilson, Loopart13 Residency, London.
     Group exhibition Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology, York St Mary’s, York Art Gallery, York.
     Photographs on foam board Trimester, Recovery exhibition, Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham.

    2013 Site-specific installation Anima/Animus, in collaboration with Kye Wilson, Winchester Cathedral.
     Film screening Hunter/Hunted, BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer), Moving Image Festival, Bargehouse, London.
     Film screening Hunter/Hunted, MADATAC (Madrid Festival of Contemporary Audio-Visual Arts), Madrid, Spain.
    Live Performance Entrapment of the Other, Anti-Angels: The Medieval Other Exhibition, Hungate Medieval Art, St Peter Hungate Church, Norwich. 
     Solo exhibition Trimester revisited, White Elephant Gallery, Portsmouth.
     Film screening Hunter/Hunted, Lipovka Art, Teplice Czech Republic.
     Film screening Hunter/Hunted, Outside In: National, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester.
     Live durational performance with audience participation Sweet Pea, in collaboration with Lizzie Jones, Southampton.

    2012  Film screening Hunter/Hunted, FIVA Buenos Aires - Festival Video Art International, Buenos Aires, Argentina
     Live performance Peasant, Guerrilla Zoo Modern Panic III, curated by James Elphick, London.
    Performance Dead Calm, Sigur Ros Music Video, commissioned by Neil Hunt and Kye Wilson, Portsmouth.
    Photographs and Video Trimester in Acquabox, collaboration with Maurizio Mancioli, commissioned Acquabox, Para Haus Contemporary Art exhibition, São Paulo, Brazil.
    Site-specific Installation Hunter/Hunted/Patrick Litchfield: The Polaroids, in collaboration with Kye Wilson, commissioned by Arts Council England and the National Trust, Mottisfont, Romsey.

    2011  Performance Self [Other], commissioned by Kye Wilson, The Point Barracks, Old Portsmouth.
     Performance Entrapment of the o/Other, commissioned by Kye Wilson, The Round Tower, Old Portsmouth.

    2010   Film screening Trimester, Dead Season Live Art, The Substation Project Space, Margate.
      Underwater live performance Trimester in Acquabox, in collaboration Maurizio Mancioli, commissioned by Acquabox, Para Haus Contemporary Art Exhibition (Parallel to the São Paulo Art Biennial), São Paulo, Brazil.
      Performance And today not yet, commissioned by the Performance Re-enactment Society at ‘The Pigs of Today are Hams of Tomorrow’ Performance and Live Art symposium, The Slaughterhouse, Royal William Yard, Plymouth. Photographs And today not yet, in collaboration with Hugo Gladdening, Plymouth Art Centre, Plymouth.
      Performance T-Land, Guerilla Zoo Panic Manifesto, curated by James Elphick, The Old Abattoir, London.
      Video Installation Trimester, in collaboration with Kye Wilson, The10th Annual Free Range Art & Design Show, London.
      Photographs Trimester, curated by Darshava Vora, Holding Time, Bhavan Art Centre, London.

    2009  Live Performance T-Land,  Stranger Things Are Happening, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth.
     Live Performance T-Land, in collaboration with musician and composer Nick Moore, curated by Katherine Fry, the 15 min Factory festival, Brick Lane London.
     Collective Performance Bodies in Urban Spaces, choreographed by dancer and choreographer Willi Dorner, Commissioned by the Radar Art Centre, the Loughborough University.
     Durational Performance T-Land, collaboration with DJ Jonty, the Mash up festival, curated by Dr Trudy Barber, Ed
     Woodruffe Space Gallery, University of Portsmouth.
     Installation Trimester film, in collaboration with Kye Wilson, Space, CCI Gallery, University of Portsmouth.
     Single-channel Video Installation Trimester, Masters Degree Show, Winchester School of Art.
     Site-specific Installation Happy Days, Transition exhibition, curated by Rita Parente, the Bargehouse, London.
     Solo exhibition Helena Eflerová, Student Union Project Space in the Winchester School of Art.

    2008  Live performance T-Land, the Gloaming film preview event, commissioned by Kye Wilson, the John Pounds Centre, Portsmouth.
     Site-specific Live Performances T-Land and Blanc Canvas, screening Happy Days film, Funked on the fort Spitbank fort, Portsmouth.
     Live Performance Blanc Canvas, Sound Seminar, Lass Graduate conference, University of Southampton.
     Single channel Video and Sound Installation Trimester, in collaboration with Kye Wilson, Portsmouth.
     Site-specific Installation T-Land, The View, commissioned by Winchester City Council.

    2007  Site-specific Installation Dropping Colours from the Graze Line, commissioned by the Carbon Foot Print, Public event Painting the village green in Brockenhurst, New Forest.
     Site-specific performance and installation Harvest Season, commissioned by Dan Crow, Director of Space (Bargate
     Monument Gallery); Seth Kriebel, Director of Rules and Regs; and Art Vaults, Southampton.
     Screening Happy Days, SBA Homecoming OPEN at the Grant Bradley Gallery, Bristol.
     Video Installation Happy Days, Sherborne House OPEN, Sherborne House, Dorset.

    2006 Site-specific Installation T-Land, Welsh Graduate Showcase at the Exposure Gallery, Swansea.
     Open Graduate Show Happy Days, Open Show, curated by Karen McKenzie, the Glyn Vivian Gallery, Wales.
     Single-channel Video Installation Happy Days, Bachelor Degree Show, West Wales School of Art.
     Site-specific installation T-Land, Minutes of the Clay Bothers exhibition, West Wales Centre for the Crafts, St Clears.
    Site-specific sculptural installation and exhibition Origin and Belonging, curated by Helena Eflerova, Parallel to the National Eisteddfod of Wales, Old Carlton Cinema, Swansea.

    2004  Collective Live Performance Sound Sculptures, facilitated by Derek Shiel Oriel, Henry Thomas Gallery.
     Site-specific installation Venus, An Artist’s Dozen exhibition, commissioned by the Begelly Park Gardens, Kilgetty.


    EDUCATION
    2010 Diploma Art Therapy, British Association of Art Therapist, London.
    2009  MA Fine Art sculpture, University of Southampton, Winchester School of Art.
    2006 BA Fine Art ceramics, West Wales School of Art.

    PRIZES/AWARDS/COLLECTIONS
    2014 Trimester (photographic print on foam board), Annual Auction of ART/Converters 2014, Studio1-1 Gallery, London – Collection.
    2013 T-Land (photographic print on silk), Nelly Globe Gallery, Annual Auction of Artwork, Stockport – Collection.
     Anima/Animus project, Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England – Award.
    2012 Hunter/Hunted project, Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England – Award.
    2009 Trimester (film), Kino Foundation – Awards for All – Award.  
    2006 T-Land (two photographic prints), Jeni Williams, Annual Auction of Artwork, Asylum Justice c/o YMCA, Swansea - Collection
    Happy Days (film), Best Graduate Prize at the Glyn Vivian Gallery, Swansea – Prize.

    PUBLICATIONS
    Entrapment of the o/Other, Aesthetica Art Prize 2014, 100 Contemporary Artists, 2014, Aesthetica Magazine Ltd 2014.
    Anima/Animus, 10 days Winchester Creative Collisions Broadsheet, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, 2013.
    Animate/Inanimate: The Reanimated Ghosts of Anima/Animus by Allan Taylor, Nov 2013.
    Trimester in Acquabox, Studies in the Maternal Volume 4, Issue 1, Birkbeck University of London, April 2012.
    Unsettled Entrapment of the Beautiful o/Other in Unified Spaces: a short essay on the conceptual works of Kye Wilson, Dr Trudy
    Barber FRAS FHEA, School of Creative Arts, Film and Media, University of Portsmouth, Sep 2011.
    The Liminal Zones of Helena Eflerova, critical essay by Simon Morley, Nov 2009.
    Trimester Underwater Live Performance and Video Installation, Helena Eflerova and Kye Wilson, Sep 2009.
    Artists leave their footprint on Forest: Installation artist Helena Eflerova, Sally Adams and Helena Tinker, Bournemouth Echo, 2007.
    On the Edge: Margins and edges might be forgotten by most of us, but they’re far from being just blank spaces, Sarah Jane Downing, Big Issue Aug 2007.
    Wooly art at Waterstone’s: exhibition artist Helena Eflerova, Kay Byrne, South Wales Evening Post, Aug 2006.
    Art that’s a bit out of the ordinary: Swansea Open 2006 Glyn Vivian Art Gallery, Kay Byrne, South Wales Evening Post, Aug 2006.
    The National Eisteddfod of Wales: Helena Eflerova’s Art Installation, Susie Wild, Platform Issue 10, Wales, Aug 2006.
    Art is Smart Carmarthen: Czech ceramicist and performance artist Helena Eflerova, Susie Wild, Buzz, May 2006.
    Venus: Helena Eflerova interviewed by Susie Wild, Platform Swansea, Wales, Jun 2005.