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EDUCATION

1996- 1998 Master of Fine Arts- M.F.A Sculpture.
The Slade School of Fine Art. UCL, London.



1993- 1996 Bachelor of Fine Arts- B.A Sculpture.
Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, London.


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017

IN SEARCH OF A COMMON MYTH

Curated by Chiaki Kamikawa and B.C Epker

Pafos Municipal Art Gallery.

2015

AISTHISIS AND NOESIS - Still life in the work of Cypriot artists

Curated by Dr Eleni Nikita

Lanitis Foundation, Limassol.

FIGHT OR FLIGHT

Scenography and visual arts exhibition featuring the work of five women artists.

The Space, Nicosia.

PAPER TRAILS, PAPER TALES

Co curator and participating artist.

Group exhibition of contemporary art based on paper.

Phytorio Art Space, Nicosia.

UNBOUND

The Collection gallery, Nicosia

2014

WORKS ON PAPER

Melita Couta, Eduard Bezembinder, Sophia Papacosta.

Chiaki Kamikawa Contemporary Art Gallery, Paphos.

2013

A LETTER TO CYPRUS

Chiaki Kamikawa Contemporary Art Gallery, Paphos.

2012

TERRA MEDITERRANEA - IN CRISIS / STIS MARUDIAS

House of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios - Ethnological Museum of Nicosia

BEAUFORT 04
Triennial of Contemporary Sculpture
Curated by Phillip Van den Bossche
Belgian Coast



JOURNEYS
Navigo Museum, Koksijde, Belgium - Solo exhibition

TERRA MEDITERRANEA - IN CRISIS / STIS MARUDIAS
House of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios - Ethnological Museum of Nicosia


2011
“Before leaving this kingdom let me tell you something which I had forgotten” - Solo exhibition
Works on paper
a.antonopoulou.art. Athens, Greece



THE LOCATION OF CULTURE
Curated by Pavlina Paraskevaidou
Pulchri Studio,
The Hague


2010
THE LITTLE LAND FISH
Curated by Dr Adonis Danos and Zeynep Yasa Yaman
Sanat Limani / Antrepo No.5, Istanbul.

BREAKING WALLS - BUILDING NETWORKS
Curated by Iara Boubnova, Lydia Chatziiakovou, Christos Savvidis, Thalea Stefanidou.
Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessalonika, Greece.



CHYPRE 2010: L’ ART AU PRESENT
Curated by Yiannis Toumazis and Andri Michael
Gallery Espace Commines, Paris



RE –ENVISIONING CYPRUS
Curated by Dr Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert
Pantheon Gallery, Nicosia.



2009
I LAND - Solo exhibition
DIATOPOS Centre of contemporary art, Nicosia, Cyprus



2008
WAITING FOR YOUR NEWS
Curated by Andri Michael.
Action Field Kodra, Former Millitary Barracks, Thessaloniki, Greece.



PARIS / CHYPRE
European Cultural Season organized by the French presidency of the EU,
Curated by Andri Michael.
Galerie Nikki Diana Marquardt, Paris, France.



2007
BODY
Casoria Contemporary Art Museum.
Curated by Antonio Mafredi, Casoria/ Naples, Italy.



AGORAFOLLY OUTSIDE / INSIDE
Public sculpture at the Place de Grand Sablon.
La Centrale Electrique- European Centre for Contemporary Art
Europalia 2007, Brussels, Belgium.



PQ07
11th International Exhibition of Scenography and Theatre Architecture.
Prague, Czech Republic.



SUPERNOVA- Constellations
Curated by Caroline Douglas and Yiannis Toumazis.
The Nicosia Municipal Art Centre, Cyprus.



2006
C H E C K - I N E U R O P E
Reflecting Identities in Contemporary Art.
Curated by Beral Madra.
European Patent Offices, Munich, Germany



2005
URBAN LEGEND - Solo exhibition
DIATOPOS Centre of contemporary art, Nicosia, Cyprus


DIGITAL DISCOURSE
St James Cavallier, Valeta, Malta.



SOMATOPIA: Mapping Sites, Siting Bodies
Curated by Andonis Danos.

The Hellenic Centre, London, UK.



A VIEW TO THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA
Curated by Ilan Wizgan.
Herzliya Artists Residence, Israel.



100 ARTISTS FOR A MUSEUM
Casoria International Contemporary Art Museum. Permanent Collection
Casoria, Naples, Italy.



ACCIDENTAL MEETINGS
Curated by Yiannis Toumazis.
The Nicosia Municipal Art Centre, Cyprus.



20 th. LAC Salon de Printemps 2005,
LETZEBUERGER ARTISTEN CENTER
Luxembourg



2004
HYPERLINKS
Curated by Efi Strouza.
The Evagoras Lanitis Foundation, Limassol, Cyprus.



OPENASIA- 7th Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations.
Curated by Chang Tsong- Zung.
Lido – Venice



BODYWORKS – Sports and Contemporary Art.
Curated by Yiannis Toumazis and Andri Michael.
The Nicosia Municipal Art Centre, Cyprus.



Young Cypriot Women Artists.
Kerawa Taidemuseo, Helsinki, Finland.


2003
MYTHOLOGY- A bet on imagination, a bet on art.
The 9th Cairo Biennale, Egypt.



2002
OSMOSIS - Solo exhibition
DIATOPOS Centre of contemporary art, Nicosia, Cyprus.



2001
BEAUTY ABD THE BEAST / 7 Young Artists.”
Organized by “Apollonia Echanges Artistiques Européens”, Strasburg and by Laiki Group Cultural Center.
Center of Contemporary Art,Brussels, Belgium.
December 2001, Center of Contemporary Art Thessalonica, Greece.
October 2001 DRAC Alsace, Strasbourg, France.
May 2001 FRAC Corsica, Corte, France.
February 2001, Kasteliotissa, Nicosia, Cyprus

MEDI@TERA - A Moving Festival for the Digital Culture.
De-Globalizing / Re-Globalizing.
Part of the Cultural Olympics Athens 2004
Lavrio- Greece, Sofia, Belgrade, Maribor, Osnambrouk, Frankfurt.



CHAOS AND COMMUNICATION
10th Biennale of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean.
Sarajevo 2001. Bosnia and Herzegovina.


THEATRE / PERFORMANCE
Co Founder of Paravan Proactions, an independent company that focuses on experimental theatre, physical performance and stage design.  www.paravan.org

 

 

ARTRAGEOUS GROUP
Co Founder of Artrageous Group, an artists' collaboration which aims in creating collective installations and happenings with the participation of artists from allover the world.



2005
UNCLAIMED LUGGAGE
The Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain.
Curator



 

2004
NOMADIFESTA 2004 – Pack your Suitcases
Happening - installation

Curator

Kasteliotissa Hall, Nicosia, Cyprus

Represented by:

DIATOPOS CENTRE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Nicosia, Cyprus.

a.antonopoulou.art gallery, Athens, Greece

PARAVAN theatre company, Nicosia, Cyprus.