Sophia Tolika

Exhibitions 2021

Diocesan Museum - Hall
20.08 – 12.09.2021

Mundus (Latin word for World) investigates the relationship between the underground world and the Cosmos through photographs of the interior of the Earth taken during the construction of the underground infrastructure. The viewer is invited to a journey through spaces and materials, signs of life and personal objects that reveal an invisible world in constant change, molded through explosions and demolitions, metamorphoses and transformations, thrusts and reconstructions.

Mundus It hints at the premise that our microcosm and the things that make up everything around us are ultimately but a tiny part of the bigger picture that is the macrocosm of the Universe. Connotations are evoked primarily from visual references to outer space, space missions, and astronomical drawings, as well as through the alternate scale and angle of view of the images. Explosions, dark matter, creation, similarities between materials, the emergence of life, and ever-expanding space are just a few of the shared characteristics found in any of these distant and seemingly incomparable fields.

Mundus highlights the beauty of exploration and the mystery of creation by combining art with science, the imaginary with the real, and the earthly with the aerial, through a visual process that borrows from geology, engineering, astronomy, mathematics and art.

Sophia Tolika (Thessaloniki, 1978). He studied Civil Engineering and Photography and has a Master's Degree in Soil Mechanics and Aesthetic Education. His practice includes photography, video, slide shows, field recordings, and photobooks, of which Mundus is his third self-published photobook. His visual interests include the relationship between photography and movement, explored through short videos, as well as the relationship between art and science.

She was awarded the Young Greek Photographers award at the 12th Kythera Photographic Encounters festival (2013) and her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions and book fairs. Part of his work has been acquired for the permanent collection of the Momus-Museum of Contemporary Art of Thessaloniki.

Sophia lives and works in Thessaloniki.


20.08 – 12.09.2021

Diocesan Museum Hall
Plaza del Palacio, 1, 22300 Barbastro
Tue-Sat: 10.00am - 13.00pm / 17.00pm - 20.00pm.
Sun: 11.00am - 14.00pm.