Interview: Aliki Braine – Between making and taking — Analog Forever Magazine

Aliki Braine (born 1976 in Paris) studied at the Ruskin School of Fine Art at Oxford University, the Slade School of Fine Art in London and the Courtauld Institute of Art where she received distinction for her master’s degree in 17th century painting.

His work is concerned with exploring the physical nature of photographic images and the debt that photography owes to the history of Western European painting. Often folding, drawing in ink, punching holes or superimposing her negatives with adhesive labels, she seeks to recognize the photograph as an object and the image as a construction.

Recent exhibitions include solo and duo exhibitions in London, Birmingham, Vienna, Madrid and Paris and exhibitions such as: ‘A Thousand Fallen Blossoms’, Argentea Gallery, Birmingham, 2021, ‘Die Blinde Fläche; Aliki Braine & Josef Zekoff’, Galerie Raum Mit Licht, Vienna, Austria, 2019, ‘Veronica Bailey & Aliki Braine: Cross-Reference’, dalla Rosa Gallery, London, 2018, ‘Evidences du Réel’, Musée d’Art de Pully , Lausanne, 2017, ‘Material Light’, Kulturni Centar, Belgrade, Serbia, 2015 and ‘On the (im)possibility of a pure praise poem’, Man & Eve Gallery, London, 2013.

Recent releases include British art and the environmentCharlotte Gould and Sophie Mesplède (eds.), Routledge, 2022, PhotomonitorPortfolio, May 2020, Robert Shore, beg, steal and borrow; Artists against originalityElephant Books, 2017
Pauline Martin, Evidence, emptiness, life; Photography facing its shortcomingsIthaca Editions, 2017, Brady Wilks, Alternative Photographic Processes: Creating Handmade ImagesFocal Press, 2015, Robert Shore, Post-photography: the artist with a cameraLaurence King pub, 2014.

Aliki is an Associate Lecturer at Camberwell College of Art, University of the Arts London and a regular lecturer for Christie’s Education, the Wallace Collection and the National Gallery. She lives and works in London.

Connect with Aliki on her Website and on instagram!

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