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Forest meets Art with Evgenia Emets

Book author, Evgenia Emets at Doca de Letras book shop in Ericeira
Evgenia Emets at Doca de Letras, Ericeira.

Recently we have available in our shop the latest book of Evgenia Emets.

Evgenia Emets is an artist, a poet and a filmmaker working with forests, ecology, biodiversity and community through her visual works, poetry, installation, performance, film, artist’s books and large scale ecological artworks.

Evgenia was born in Poltava, USSR, in 1979, has lived in Moscow and London and lives in Portugal since 2017.

Eternal Forest ongoing multidisciplinary project marks a transition towards integration of ecological thinking into her art. Evgenia moved to Portugal in 2017, the year of some of the most destructive forest fires connected with the presence of monocultures in the country. This motivated her to explore through artistic means the roots of these issues and to start the art project Eternal Forest, which is an ongoing multidisciplinary art initiative to create forest sanctuaries across the world - biodiverse areas to be protected in perpetuity, created through art and ecology and, supported by local communities.

The project has been exhibited across Portugal and in the UK (Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, King’s College), has been invited to participate at the Bienal de Coruche in 2019 and CI.CLO / Bienal Fotografia do Porto - Sustentar programme, invited to participate in a multidisciplinary programme Roots & Seeds (organised by Quo Artis, Ars Electronica, and others) in Barcelona in 2021.

Her art has been exhibited in such institutions as National Gallery London, NGX, King’s College, Tate Exchange/Tate Modern, Royal College of Art, Barbican, V&A Chelsea College of Art, and many more.

Evgenia’s visual works and artist’s books are in museums (Stella Art Foundation and MOMA, Russia), libraries (National Poetry Library, London, British Library and Gulbenkian Art Library) and private collections in Russia, UK, Europe and Japan.

Recent awards: 2020 CiClo Sustentar, Portugal; 2019 Arts Council, KIMA: Noise film and installation, Analema Group, Tate Exchange/Tate Modern, UK; 2018 CineEco Seia, Regional Award for Eternal Forest film, Portugal; 2016 Arts Council, KIMA, Analema Group, Roundhouse, UK; 2014 Arts Council, KIMA, Analema Group, Union Chapel, UK

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