The conceptual parameters of Raskopoulos’ work are concerned with identity, the fragmented body, language, translation and transcription. Her work explores the margins of photography and video, an interdisciplinary zone that synthesizes performance, writing, drawing and installation.
Raskopoulos has been exhibiting for 30 years in prominent national and international exhibitions: Read your lips Australian Centre for Photography, National Artists’ Self –Portrait Prize University of Queensland Art Museum (2013). Footnotes Art Gallery of New South Wales (2012). Image Anxiety PHotoEspaña, Madrid´s International Photography and Visual Arts Festival (2012). Light Works National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2012). MUTE Art Bridge Gallery @ 798 Beijing, China - Shen Shaomin & Eugenia Raskopoulos (2011). Nightcomers Project, 10th Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul (2007). with(out) voice Photosynkyria AAS Gallery,Thessaloniki,Greece (2000). Fragments, Lunami Gallery Tokyo, Japan (1997).Sweet Dreams, Australian Perspecta 1993, A Satellite Exhibition, The Balmoral, Homeworld, Prospect (1993). Ironworks 88, Santa Fe Center of Photography, Santa Fe, New Mexico (1988).
A selection of awards received by Raskopoulos are 2006 MoMA Scholarship for The Feminist Future: Conference MoMA New York. 2004 Western Sydney's Fellowship NSW Ministry for the Arts. 2003 The Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, Art Gallery of NSW Residency. 2000 Project Grant: New Work VACF Australia Council. 1999 Women's Research Scheme Grant University of Western Sydney. In 2012 she won he prestigious Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award. Her work is represented in Australia’s major public galleries, as well as private and corporate collections nationally and internationally.
Born 1959, Svitavy, Czech Republic Eugenia Raskopoulos immigrated with her family back to Greece at the end of 1959 and then to Sydney in 1963. She studied at Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney (1977–79), completing her Masters of Fine Art at the College of Fine Arts, The University of New South Wales, in 1993. In 2011 she completed her PhD at the College of Fine Arts, The University of New South Wales. Raskopoulos taught at the University of Western Sydney from 1988 – 2006. She currently lives and works in Sydney.