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Lafina Eptaminitaki is a visual artist, architect, and poet from Crete, Greece, based in New York. She works at the intersection of art, architecture, and language with an emphasis on collective memory, aiming to uncover aspects of cultural history that have been neglected, forgotten, or misrepresented. Deconstructing conventional narratives, her practice invites audiences on a destabilizing journey of relearning and self-reflection, prompting questions about our shared past and the boundaries we impose upon ourselves. 


Lafina holds a Master in Design Studies (Distinction) from Harvard Graduate School of Design, a Master of Arts from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark, and a Master of Architecture (Summa cum laude) from the Polytechnic University of Thessaly, Greece. Currently, she teaches at Columbia University and has previously worked at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Storefront for Art and Architecture, and MOS Architects.  


Lafina has won numerous international awards, including First Place in the 2023 Architecture & Design Collection Awards, the 2023 Architecture MasterPrize, the 2020 Gaudi Architecture Prize, and the 2018 Awards for Religious Art and Architecture. Her work has been showcased at the 6th Architecture Triennale, Crete; 10th and 11th Biennale, Athens; Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, Cambridge; :iidrr Gallery, New York; Milan Furniture Fair, Italy; and Benaki Museum, Greece, et al. 

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