The Place I Am Not

The Place I Am Not by Maria Loizidou.

25 September 2024 to 20 October 2024


Join us this fall for an evocative exhibition of specially created new work by Cypriot artist Maria Loizidou titled “The Place I Am Not”, invited by the Hellenic Centre, and taking place at both the Freud Museum and The Hellenic Centre in Central London.


This unique collaboration explores the themes of identity, belonging, and the immigrant experience through the lens of Sigmund Freud’s life in London—a city where he created a home away from home without ever truly feeling a sense of belonging. The exhibition reflects on these diasporic experiences, central to the artistic practice of Loizidou, who engages in an open dialogue with spaces, objects, and stories—elements that are transitory yet pivotal in shaping hybrid identities.


At both venues, the artworks will delve into fragmented identities, emotional traumas, and diasporic realities, offering insights into what it means to be an immigrant. “The Place I Am Not” questions the elusive concept of home, the construction of safe spaces, and the complex interplay between environment and identity. This exhibition promises to be a profound exploration of how people of the diaspora shape their sense of self and establish places of security and belonging in unfamiliar territories.


We look forward to welcoming you to this thought-provoking journey through art and identity.


This exhibition is made possible with funds provided by NEON.


The project is sponsored by the Cultural Section of the Cyprus High Commission.


Please visit the Hellenic Centre’s website to see opening hours and how to visit.


Exhibition Dates

25 September to 20 October 2024

Details on planning your visit and making a booking can be found on our Visit page.

Opening Times

Wednesday: 10:30 – 17:00
Thursday: 10:30 – 17:00
Friday: 10:30 – 17:00
Saturday: 10:30 – 17:00
Sunday: 10:30 – 17:00



Anna and Sigmund Freud - Freud Museum London

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