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Winners 2022

Here we showcase the top 5 art pieces from the ECCMID 2022 Art Gallery you can see their work here ahead of the full Art Gallery. Congratulations to these artists and enjoy!

1st place: "Wear a mask" by Eleni Ioannidou, Greece (Mosaic)

Creative upcycling, the idea behind the creation of mosaics utilizing expired pills was born in the community pharmacy. Part of the donated medicines would end up expiring and had to be thrown out. For proper recycling we were opening up the packages in order to separate the packaging from the pills. During that process I noticed the beautiful colors and shapes each pill would have, and I decided to try to use them as inlays in order to make mosaics with a meaningful message.

2nd place: "The COVID-19 Slot Machine" by Marco P.B. Pinto, Portugal (Digital drawing)

To fight the war against SARS-CoV-2 and defeat COVID-19, a set of weapons can be used to get the jackpot: Get vaccinated, use a mask, wash your hands, keep physical distancing and improve ventilation.

3rd place: "The ugly side of protection" by Sirje Sasi, Estonia (Photography)

Wearing a mask is one of the most important protective measures we have in this pandemic along with social distancing and handwashing. This however has an ugly side. Masks, if not properly disposed of, can end up on the streets, in the sea and also in nature. Over the course of a few hours walking, one could find many masks that have either fallen from people's pockets, thrown down by people on purpose or carried out of the trash bins by birds. This collage aims to draw attention to the waste problem. All the photographed masks were collected and disposed of properly.

4th place: "Lisbon by Microbes" by Joana Silva, Portugal (Agar Art)

On these agar plates some bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli and Serratia marcescens) welcome everyone to our beautiful country and the City of Lisbon.

5th place: "The Waves" by Carlos Lemos, Portugal (Poem)

Click here to read the full poem


In the epigraph of “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”, by the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, we read that “there are more invisible than visible Beings in the universe”. During the pandemic of COVID-19, we have witnessed how a microscopic virus can cause such tremendous devastation, spreading in subsequent waves, with an overflow of people infected and deceased.