Visual Artist

Maria Papacharalambous


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Address: 91B, Ay. Omoloyiton Ave, 1080 Nicosia, Cyprus

Tel. 00357-99807798, Fax. 00357-22818128


Born in Nicosia in 1964.


1982-1987 Athens National Conservatory, Athens, Greece

1984-1990 Supreme School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece

1991-1992 Faculdad de Bellas Artes, Universidad Complutence, Madrid, Spain

1993          MIDE museum, Universidad Castilla la Mancha, Cuenca, Spain

since 1995  "Binary Art Group" with Achilleas Kentonis

2000          Co-founder of the ARTos Foundation, Nicosia, Cyprus

2006          Co-creator of ResArt, Nicosia, Cyprus

2008          Co-creator of microARTos, Madrid, Spain

2011          Creator of the socio-artistic movement "Katoptrismoi / Reflections".


Solo Exhibitions

2014 MNEMOTECHNICS OF THE SELF’, Open C.A.S.E. 303, Athens

2011  ‘Here now happiness’ Tabacalera, Madrid

2010-11  ‘Here now happiness’ Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Arts (MMCA) Thessaloniki

2010  ‘Here & tHere’ trilogy: Gallery ARGO, 
                                             ARTos, Nicosia

2007 ‘Carte Blanche’ Saison video de Tournefeulle, Toulouse

2007 Microtaz  Center For Media Arts, Madrid

2006 ‘re-tales’ ARTos Foundation, Nicosia

2002 “Horizon: vertically”, Gallery Morfi, Limassol

2001 “Horizon: vertically”, Contemporary Art Center Diatopos, Nicosia

1999 “Little Forgotten Fairytales”, Oktana, Nicosia

1997 “Dream traps”, Diaspro Art Centre, Nicosia

1994 “The bridge”, Famagusta Gate, Nicosia

1992 Centro Cultural Meseta de Orcasitas, Madrid

1991 Diaspro Art Centre, Nicosia

1991 House of Cyprus, Athens




Group Exhibitions

2016 “Drawing Utopias” IKLECTIK Art Lab, London, England

2016 “nEUROsis” In the frame work of the workshop, La Cura: Ubiquitous Bodies with Salvatore  Iaconesi and Oriana Persico, NeMe Arts Centre, Limassol

2016 “Mind the Gap” Action Field KODRA, Thessaloniki

2016 “Inspire me” Contemporary Art Center Diatopos, Nicosia

2016 UNIVERSAL HOSPITALITY, collaboration in Nicos Charalambidis' "Hospitality" project, VIENNA FESTIVAL, Alte Post, Vienna

2016 “Squeegee Riders”, ArtLabs, Fytorio, Visual artists association, Nicosia

2016 ‘MADE OF WALKING’, curator Geert Vermeire, the Milena principle, at Animart, Delphi, Greece

2016 “A Thousand Myriad Waves”,  Apothiki 79, Larnaca


2016 “Asia Minor relics with contemporary look” Gallery of Archbishop Makarios, Nicosia

2016 “CairoTronica” Cairo International Electronic and New Media arts Symposium

2015-2016, “Islands of the Absurd” Städtische Galerie, Bremen, Germany

2016 «Sence and intellect» Evagoras & Kathleen Lanitis Foundation, Limassol

2015 CONCRETES OF OLD EUROPE, White House Biennial's exhibition and parallel activities on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Le Corbusier's passing, Vieille Charite, Marseilles

2015 LE CHEMIN DE DUANIERS,  series of exhibitions, theatrical workshops and conferences in collaboration of the Aix-Marseille University, Marseilles

2015 Beijing International Art Biennale, Beijing, China

2015 “Art-introjection”, Casa Bianca, parallel program of the 5th Thessaloniki Biennale

2015 "PLATFORM PROJECT" ART ATHINA 2015, “Refuge project I & II”, Artspirators, Athens

2015 ‘FemLink A 10 Ans!” Mamia Breteche Gallery, Paris, France

2015 “Alles Meins!” Collaboration with the artist Julio Falagan, Galeria 6MAS1 Madrid, Spain 

2015  “Art warning the world” a project of Klaus Guingand, France

2014  “Bread matters” curator Ines Rolo Amado,  Artos Foundation, Nicosia, Cyprus

2014 “Re-materialization”, curator Margarita Kataga, Kakoyiannis Foundation, Athens, Greece

2014 "Alter Ego" Fytorio, Nicosia

2014 "The Kennedy Bunker" REH - transformer, Berlin


2014 "New York Now" 133st- New York [images] [catalog]

2014 "The Bibliotheca Alexandrina" 6th International Biennale for Artist's Book

2013 "The red and white flag project", Thessaloniki Biennale 4 [video] [info]

2013  "2nd site specific festival" Vyrsodepseio,  Athens

2013  "KODRA cyber art space", Thessaloniki

2013 "55 international Venice Biennale" Maldives Pavilion, Venice.

2013  "White House Biennial" Open C.A.S.E. 303, Athens Greece

2013 "ART ATHINA 2013 - PLATFORM PROJECT", participation as Binary Art Group, Athens

2013 "ΕΝΤΕR 6": BIOPOLIS international Biennale of Art, Science and Technology, Prague

2013 "Di-Egy Fest 0.1", GEZIRA ART CENTER, Cairo

2012 "Aphrodite 2012 - Sacred and profane purification" Bath House of the winds in Athens.

2012 ¨Mare nostrum¨,  by the Cyprus chamber of fine arts, Famagusta gate, Nicosia.

2012 “ Ευρωπαική πορεία five prominent female artists”, Rouan gallery, Limassol.

2012 "common reflection II",  "transgeneration-alisms", ARTos foundation, Nicosia

2012  “Art warning the world” a project of Klaus Guingand, Paris, France

2012 1st Pancyprian exhibition stage and costume design, Kasteliotissa, Nicosia.

2012 "In Crisis - Terra Mediterranean" - at Maroudias, the Municipa Arts Centre, Nicosia

2012 "Avesta Art 2012" Verket museum,  Sweden

2012 "The Art of Denial" Haroupomylos art gallery, Paphos.

2011 'The object' Evagoras Lanitis Centre, Limassol

2011 'Attic Ideographs' Action Field KODRA, Thessaloniki

2011  'agenda 2011- 4th edition' Library of Alexandria, Egypt.

2011 “Global Gateway” BIS, Istanbul, Turkey.

2011  “Hybrid cities” National Museum of Contemporary Arts, Athens, Greece|

2010/11  ' 12th Cairo Biennale', Cairo, Egypt 

2010  “The Sea Symposium and exhibition, EL-BAHR”, Alexandria, Egypt

2010 “50 years of Republic of Cyprus engraved by Cypriots” Hellenic Centre, London 

2010 "50 years of visual arts” EKATE, Nicosia, Cyprus

2010  ‘5th Bienal Internacional de Gravura- Douro 2010, Cãmara, Portugal

2009  ‘Amsterdam Biennale’ Mediamatic, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2009  Anaid Art Gallery, Bucharest Romania

2009  Bandits - Mages 2009,  Bourges, France

2009 ‘art(e)choke’ organized by Gnosyart, ARTos foundation

2009 ‘one modern icon, thousands of symbols’ Ag. Nikolaos, Crete, Greece

2009 ‘cheep art’ is not a gallery, Nicosia

2009 ‘the kean world of orange’ Olympic house, nicosia

2009 Night Visions 2009, Boston Cyberart festival, USA

2008 Fitchburg Art Museum, CMWCA, MA, USA

2008 Forum internacionales des Caravanes Francofones, Lyon, France

2008 Liquid cities & identities- Video Art & arcitecture event, New York

2008 “1st Mediterranean symposium of  environmental Art”, Yergeri, Heraklion, Crete

2008 “Post Utopia—Recycling Plato” London Festival of Architecture

2008 EU small stated work in situ exhibition” lichtenstine

2008 “Guest+Host=Gost” curated by Constantinos. Taliotis, YK:EMX, Nicosia Municipal Art Center          
          associated with the  Pierides   Foundation, Cyprus

2008 Zaoem Contemporary Visual Poetry Festival 2008, Belgium

2008 Biennale of contemporary arts Nimes, France

2008 “Portrait” YK:EMX, Nicosia Municipal Art Center associated with the Pierides   Foundation, Cyprus

2007 “ meeting Europe” The Walloon Contemporary Art Center Belgium

2007  CMCA Center for Maine Contemporart Art, Main, USA

2007 Cultural Center Le Cube, Paris, France

2007 ITINERAIRES art contemporain, Paris, France

2007  Temporary Art Centre,  Nederland

2007  Boston Cyberarts Festival, USA

2007  “The Shed”, Dublin, Ireland

2007  Contemporary Media and Art Berlin, Germany

2007 “nexus* project” – Madrid Abierto (Arco Madrid), Spain

2006 “meeting Europe” Apollonia European art exchanges, Strasbourg, France

2006 ArteNavas 2006, Las Navas Del Marques, curated by Rafael Nuñez, Avilla, Spain

2006  Associacao de Cineclubes de Vila Velha, Brazil

2006  European Biennale of Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland

2006  Ladopoulos papermil\Patras European Capital of Culture, curated  by Chrisis

          Chrysikopoulos, Patra, Greece

2006   “stin mpouka”: The visual aspect of the theatrical creation, curated by Charis

          Kafkarides and Melita Kouta, Kasteliotissa, Nicosia

2006   “25 Cyprus artists” Archaeological museum Geni Tzami, organized by

          En Typis publications,Thessaloniki, Greece

2006   “Petit tamaño” curated by Sebastian Petit,  Barcelona, Spain

2005   “Projected Visions” Mostra SESC de Artes Mediterraneo, Sao Paolo, Brazil

2005  “Accidental Meetings” curated by Yiannis Toumazis, Municipal Art Center,


2004  “HyperLinks – 20 Cypriot Artists, 20 new signals” curate by Efi Strouza, Evag.

         & Kath Lanitis  Foundation, Limassol

2003   International Art Expo, India 03, (Ahmedabad, Mumbai,Pune), India

2003   International Art Expo,NONSTOP, Pabellon de Conveciones Ferial de Casa

          de Campo, Spain

2003   Detroit video festival, Museum Of New Art, Detroit, USA

2003 “Paths of Europe” Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki,

         organized by apollonia European art exchanges

2003  6η Triennale Mondiale D”Estampes, proposed by Opi Zouni, Chamalieres,


2003  “Still Alone”, Art and Video exhibition, curated by Luca Curci, Bari, Italy

2002  “The Paths to Europe”,  Apollonia European art exchanges, Place  de la Gare,

          and European Parliament, Strasbourg

2002  Gallery Argo, Nicosia, Cyprus

2002  Gallery Apocalypsi, Nicosia, Cyprus

2002  «Greed» Diatopos Art Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus

2002  “Nicosia Cultural days” Moscow, Russia

2001  “Triennale of India” New Delhi (selected by the Ministry of Culture)

2001  “Cultural Days Nicosia” Moscow, Russia

2000  “Mediaterra 2000” Factory, Athens, Greece (selected by the Ministry of


2000  “Lights and shadows”, National Gallery, Athens

2000 «Cypriot Women» Gallery G, Limassol, Cyprus

1999 «In the end of an era and the begining of another» Gallery Gloria, Nicosia, Cyprus

1999  XX Bienal of Alexandria for the Mediterranean Countries 99, Egypt (selected

          by the Ministry of Culture)

1999  «one of a kind artist book» organized by Muflon Bookshop, Nicosia, Cyprus.

1998  Jeunes Artistes Chypriotes - Geneva Palais Des Nations

1997  European Bienal 97 for Young Artists of the Mediterranean Countries,

          Architecture - Torino, Italy (selected by the Ministry of Culture)

1997 Helsinki 2000, Architecture, Finland

1997 International Biennale of Rijeka, Croacia (selected by the Ministry of Culture)

1997 “A Century of Visual Creativity” (works from the state collection of contemporary arts) Thessaloniki,
         European Cultural Capital

1997 ‘ The journey’ Gallery Argo, Nicosia

1997  ‘1st festival of fine arts’ organized by the Cyprus chamber of fine arts, Nicosia

1997  ‘4 Women’ Rouan Gallery, Limassol

1996  International  Festival of Video and Electronic Arts FIV, Buenos Air

1996  “Open bridge” Houston, Texas and at the Olympic games in Atlanta

1996 International Biennale of Kuwait, Kuwait (selected by the Ministry of Culture)

1996 “Alem da Agua” Guadiana river, Copiacabana, (MEIAC) Museo Extremeno e

         Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporaneo, Spain

1996 ‘ Mediterranean’ Municipal Art Centre, Limassol

1996 “Tribute to Van Gogh” Van Gogh Foundation, Nicosia Municipal Art Center

1996 “Fish” Nicosia Municipal Art Center, curated by Yiannis Toumazis, Nicosia

1996  ‘6 Cypriot Contemporary Artists’ - organized by the Popular Bank, curated by

           Efi Andreadi.Municipality of Athens,

1996  ’10 years’, Diaspro Art Centrer, Nicosia

1995  21st International Biennale 95 of Engraving, Ljubljana, Slovenia (selected by

         the Ministry of Culture)

1995 Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Carrilio Gil, Mexico

1995 “An Itinerary” European Cultural Month, Nicosia

1995  ‘Poetic dialogues 2 +3’ Scali, Nicosia, Hiliotropio Gallery, Larnaka

1994 European Biennale 94 of Young Artists of Mediterranean Countries, Lisbon,

         Portugal (selected by the Ministry of Culture)

1994  ‘Poetic dialogues 1’ Morfi Gallery, Limassol

1994  Exhibition at the framework of the Panhellenic Symposium “Gea Aphrodite”,


1994 ’30 years of Cyprus chamber of fine arts’ Famagusta Gate, Nicosia

1993 Libr”art Salon International de l’art, Libramont, Chevigny, Belgium

1992 Galeria la estacion San Martin de Valdeiglesias, Madrid, Spain

1992 Joan Miro Mostoles, Madrid, Spain

1991 “Six young contemporary Cypriot Artists”, Gallery K, Hamsted, London

1991 Rencontre ’91 des ecoles d’arts de la Mediterranee, Tunis

1991 National State Gallery of Greece, Athens



Film and Video screenings

2016 FemLink-Art, "Kaunas in Art", Cinema Center Romuva, Lithuania.

2016, Play, Semana de Videoarte, 5th Edition, Corientes. Argentina.

2016 “FEMALE”, Tengri Umai Art-Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

2016 “Resistans”, - VIS A VIS, Muestra Internacional de Videoarte Cartagena, Colombia.

2014 “Femlink” , Centro de Arte Contemporaneo, Ecuador.

2013 “Femlink” Museo de las mujeres, Buenos Aires, Argentina.  

2016 Female AREA, Lugar de projectos, Puerto-Rico

2014 "Domino Effect" ISFFC National program at Cine studio, Cyprus


2014  Split, Gallery of Fine Arts, international feminist exhibition - CROATIA,

2014  Prague, 5sGallery,- CZECH REPUBLIC

2014 BOX space, Milan, ITALY

2013 "Domino Effect" ISFFC short film festival of Cyprus

2013  "Portaits Cyprioits" photographie historique and video contemponain,  organized by Appolonia exchanges in Stransbourg

2011 'Once... a dress' The international short film festival of Cyprus, Limassol

2010   «FemLink», Univesity of Cyprus, Cyprus University of Technology, ARTos Foundation.

2009   “Canvas and/or the screen” "Το πανί ή η οθόνη" with the 8 videographers of the Studio le Fresnoy
           National des  Arts Contemporains,  at ARTos Foundation - Nicosia and at the Technological University of Cyprus - Limassol.

2009  ‘ Cimatics audiovisual festival’ Brussels

2009  ‘Fog Films’ cinema Elli, Athens

2009  Moondance international film festival, Boulder, Colorado USA

2009  Drama short film festival travels to Athens, TRIANON film cetre, Athens

2009  International Xperimental film and animation film festival, Pantheon, Nicosia

2009  Festival de Cine de Granada, Spain

2009  Porto 7 Festival Internacional de Curtas, Portugal

2009  San Francisco short film festival, USA

2009  24th Fort Lauverdale international film festival, Florida, USA

2009  26th Kassel Documentary, Film and Video Festival, Germany

2009  International Short Film Festival, Filmini, Bulgaria

2009  Tabor Film Festival, Croatia

2009  Sitges Festival International de Cinema de Catalunya, Spain

2009  Alcine Festival de Cine Alcala de Hevanes

2009  Visiomania 18 Festival Visionaria, Siena, Italy

2009 35th Drama Short Film Festival, Greece

2009 Jordan Festival, Royal Film Comisión, Aman, Jordan

2009 International Film Festival, Budapest, Hungary

2008 58th Berlin international festival, Directors Lounge, Berlin, Germany

2008 International Short Film Festival – Clemont-Ferrand, France

2008 Images and views of alternative cinema, theatre “Ena”, Nicosia

2008 “Synesthisia” Bios, and Nixon Athens, Greece

2007 Festival Loop, Barcelona, Spain

2007 5th Cyprus Festival of short films and documentary, theatro Rialto, Limassol

2007 Athens video Art festival, Athens, Greece

2007 Saison video de Tournefeulle, France

2007  Forum Thessallonikis, Hellenic American Union, Athens, Greece

2006  Zagreb’s ANIMANIA program “around the world in 80 min”

2006   2th Athens Video Art Festival, Athens, Greece

2006  “Bell Art Lamia”06 Art Festival, Greece

2006   ‘Micropolis” video art festival, Athens, Greece

2006   “The other dimension”, ARTos Foundation, Nicosia

2005   Clermont – Ferrand short film festival, France

2005    4th Cyprus short film and documentary festival, theatro Rialto, Limassol

2005   OLTREPASANTO “ Video sensitive postcards” Republic of San Marino

2003   “open horizons” 3rd art for human rights, Foundation of Greater Hellenism, Athens, Greece

2003   26th Drama short film and Documentary festival, Drama, Greece

2003   “Synesthesia” multimdia CyBC theatre and Rialto Limassol

2003   Xperimental 2.0, video art documentary short film animation, Pantheon  Gallery, Nicosia

2003   Detroit video festival, Museum Of New Art, Detroit, USA

2002   2th Cyprus short films and documentary festival, Rialto theatre, Limassol & Cine studio, Nicosia

2002  “Art and Video exhibition”, Bari, Italy

2000   IndieKINO International Film Festival, Seoul, Korea

2000   Hiroshima 2000, the 8th International animation festival in Japan

2000   New York international independent film and video festival, USA

2000   The 6th annual Victoria Independent Film &Video Festival, VIFVF, Canada

2000   Real to Reel Film & video Festival, Shelby,  North  Carolina, USA

2000   DIVERCINE festival international de cine, Montevideo Uruguay

2000   Da Vinci Film & Video Festival, Corvallis, OR

2000   MEDIAWAVE internacional festival of Visual Art, Gyon, Hungary

2000  Festival International de Cine y video dei Medio Ambiente de Gava, Barcelona

2000  14th Annual Washington, DC International  Film Festival, USA

1996  International  Festival of Video and Electronic Arts FIV, Buenos Air

Member of:

  • Member of directors guild, Cyprus
  • Member of fog cinematographers
  • Member of the Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts (EKATE) since 1992
  • Founder member of the Cyprus Visual Artists Association
  • Member of the Greek Chamber of Fine Arts ( ETEE ) since 1991
  • Member of the centre of scenographers, theatre architects and technicians (CYCSTAT)
  • Founder member of Binary Art Group
  • Member of Espiral art group
  • Member of nexus* art group
  • Member of the FemLink international organization





Selection of works in public spaces and private collections:

  • National Gallery of Greece, Athens, Greece
  • Collection of the Athens Supreme School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece
  • Pierides Foundation, Athens, Greece
  • State Gallery Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Gallery/Foundation of Archbishop Makarios, Nicosia
  • Ministry of Education and Culture
  • M.I.D.E Museum, Cuenca, Spain
  • National Gallery of Pragues, Czesch Republic
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Printmaking Museum of Douro, Portugal
  • Cyprus international airport (VIP)
  • Cultural Foundation of the Bank of Cyprus
  • Cultural Foundation of Marfin Popular Bank
  • Alfa Bank collection
  • Central Bank of Cyprus collection
  • Olympic committee building
  • Larnaka Municipal Gallery
  • Embassies of Cyprus abroad
  • Embassies of foreign countries in Cyprus
  • Medical Centres
  • Aphrodite’s Hills Resort
  • ResArt Boutique Art Hotel
  • Artos Foundation
  • Private collections in Cyprus and abroad