Cultural Crossroads by Eva Mileusnic

Cultural Crossroads by Eva Mileusnic

Cultural Crossroads is a site-specific art installation for Greenbelt Festival 2017.

The artwork, in the form of a traditional British crossroads signpost, focuses on the visual representation of cultural and national identities using vintage national costume souvenir dolls. The word ‘souvenir’ refers to ‘displacement’, ‘shifting from one place to another’ and it is in this context that Eva uses these cultural objects to reference current global demographic shifts and the spread of cultural identities.

Eva is a second generation British-Hungarian born in 1959 in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. In her work she invariably refers to the medium of memory, and uses personal and found objects that references and alludes to the life of the exile and migrant, reflecting on the existing parameters between theories of identity and belonging.

Eva has exhibited consistently, nationally and internationally, since graduating from Bradford School of Art in 2005 and has worked on a number of public art commissions.

Her last major public commission was in 2013 in which she was employed by Kirklees Council as the lead artist for their Holocaust Memorial Day event held at Dewsbury Town Hall.

Her most recent solo exhibition Shared Histories was held at Bankfield Museum, Halifax, West Yorkshire in 2016.