Androulla Michael (b. 1983, Great Yarmouth, UK) is a British award winning and internationally recognised artist and educator, living in London, UK. In 2005 Androulla graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Norwich School of Art. She has exhibited in Brussels, Italy, London, New York, and Qatar. 

Androulla is the winner of the Brussels Airlines Arts Award and her work is housed in the Luciano Benetton collection. 

Androulla works across painting, photography and film to evolve subject matter, which whilst personally derived, also transcends this to become intense, emotional and subversive images. Strong spiritual and ritualistic references run in the very fibres of Androulla's work, which originates from her eastern Mediterranean cultural upbringing. 

Androulla's work challenges historical notions of portraiture and explores identity, the human condition, unconventional forms of beauty, social media and the mental health crisis. 

Quoting a  review of her work #Selfie of a Nobody (365 Days) by Helen Trompeteler former curator at the National Portrait Gallery and Royal Collection Trust:

Androulla Michael’s intriguing images challenge historical notions of portraiture by removing any literal likeness of the individual. While Michael’s images are autobiographical in origin, she uses these diaristic images as a means of asking much wider questions concerning societal pressure for perfection or conformism. Where self-portraiture in popular culture often involves a form of social performance, these images are appealing in their abstract and subversive nature.”


BIOGRAPHY

1983  Born in United Kingdom.

          Lives and works in London, UK


EDUCATION

2002-05  BA (Hons) Fine Art, Norwich School of Art


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019  Accessible Art Fair, Bozar, Brussels

2018  'Join the Dots' an exhibition organised by the Luciano Benetton Collection for the  Imago Mundi Project, Salon deli Incanti, Riva Nazario Sauro 1, Trieste

2017  Brussels Airlines Likes Art Award, The Loft, The Carrier's Award Winning  Flagship                  Premium Lounge in Pier A, Brussels Airport, Belgium

2016  The New York Times ‘Art For Tomorrow', W Doha Hotel, Qatar

2016  Accessible Art Fair New York, The National Arts Club, Manhattan, New York

2016  Life and Leisure –Postcards from (and to) Great Yarmouth, The Jetty

2016  1 WOW OF A TIME, Great Yarmouth

2015  Summer Arts Prize, Lacey Contemporary Gallery, London


SCREENING

2014  The Curated Ego: What Makes A Good Selfie? National Portrait Gallery, London


PUBLICATIONS

2017  #Selfie of a Nobody (365 days) published by Vogue Italia

2019  Wonder Island - Imagi Mundo, published by FABRICA


AWARDS

2017  Brussels Airlines Likes Art Award

2015  Runner up of The Lacey Contemporary Summer Arts Prize


COLLECTION

Luciano Benetton


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