Aimilia Balaska was born in South Africa in 1976. She lives and works in Athens as a graphic designer.
She is a visual artist experimenting with photographic materials and design.
She studied Interior Design and Graphic Design in Athens and has specialized in product packaging. She has participated in a series of workshops and seminars in creative practices in photography.
These include the ASFA Photo Courses at the Athens School of Fine Arts, as part of the Continuing Education Photography Classes Program in 2018-2019.
Part of her latest work entitled “Dotter” was presented at the Athens School of Fine Arts, ReView 2018 exhibition and was part of the special edition publication.
Α traumatic experience, the loss of the mother, becomes the narrative frame of my series. The initial concept was to explore the idea of home, so I began to look closely at my family album photographs. This action of digging into the past triggered memories and brought unresolved emotions to the surface. The reconstruction of the original photographs is my attempt to come to terms with death and the imprint that it leaves upon us. The process reveals and represents hidden emotional layers and provokes reflection.