Evi Numen discusses the history of mourning through art

“Part of why I’m death-obsessed or ‘dead’-icated is because I’ve experienced loss,” said Evi Numen, an artist, curator, and researcher focused on mourning through art. In November 2017, she spoke to the CreativeMornings Philadelphia community about death.

About the speaker

Evi Numen is an artist, curator, and independent researcher from Athens, Greece. She received her Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania. She held the position of Exhibitions Manager & Designer at the Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia from 2009 to 2016. During this time, Numen organized, designed and installed multiple exhibitions at the Mütter Museum, as well as curated their contemporary medicine-themed art shows. Her museum photography has been published in numerous outlets including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Guardian. She is the founder and curator of thanatography.com, an online exhibition of contemporary mourning art and writing, and is currently working as a death doula. Numen’s focus of research is on cultural and historical attitudes towards death and dying.

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