Visual Artist

Maria Papacharalambous

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

Tel. 00357-99807798



1982 – 1984    Preparation for School of Fine Arts Tasou Riga Studio, Athens

1982 – 1987    Contemporary Singing
Athens National Conservatory, Mentor: Anna Diamantopoulou

1984 – 1990    Degree of School of Fine Arts

Athens School of Fine Arts with distinction
Mentors: D. Mytaras, N. Kessanlis, Tr. Paptraskides (Painting), Th. Panourgias (Sculpture).

In parallel, I completed the electives of Stage Design with V.Vasiliadis (‘88-‘89) and Fresco and Painting Techniques of Byzantine Icons with K.Xynopoulos (’89-’90).

1991 – 1992    Pintura II & Grababo Calcografico I, with distinction (matricula de honor) Facultad de Bellas Artes, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain Mentors: Lopez Soldado (painting), Jaime Hill (engraving) 

1993                Residency, Museo Internacional De Electrografia (MIDE) Universidad de Castilla - La Mancha, Cuenca, Spain

Further Education

1997                International workshop for young professionals
Selected by Cyprus Centre of the International Theatre Institute Under the auspices of the ITI – Unesco, Seoul, Korea

2008 – 2009    Women’s Entrepreneurship Program
Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus

2011                Network and Evolve

Educational Support Program for Cypriot Companies in E-business issues Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus

2014 – 2015    Art Introjection – the common space between art and psychoanalysis

5-month professional workshop, Art-Psychology Centre,

Thessaloniki, Greece

2016                Counselling and Life Coaching Certificate of Expertise

University of Ioannina, Greece

2016 – 2017    Counselling and Life Coaching Certificate of Expertise, with distinction

University of the Aegean, Greece

Thesis Title: The Art of Transformation

2017                Neurolinguistic Programming Certificate of Expertise, with distinction

University of the Aegean, Greece

2017                Neurolinguistic Programming Certificate of Expertise MetaMathesis Education, Greece

2017 – 2018    Philosophical Life Coaching Certificate of Expertise, with distinction
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Issue of Philosophy: Freedom and Prosperity Certificate of Expertise, with distinction
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece


Solo Exhibitions

2020 woanders, The Lefteris Economou Cultural Foundation, Nicosia 

2019 Portraits- My Heterotopia, Fondazzjoni Kreattivita (Spazju Kreattiv), Valletta, Malta

2014 MNEMOTECHNICS OF THE SELF, Open C.A.S.E. 303, organized by White House Biennial, Athens, Greece

2011 Here now happiness-Illumination of soul, curated by Dermis Leon, Tabacalera, Madrid, Spain
2010 - 2011 Here now happiness, curated by ArtBox (Christos Savvides, Lydia Xatziiakobou and Thalia Stefanidou), Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Arts (MMCA), Thessaloniki, Greece

2010  Here & tHere trilogy: Gallery ARGO, APOTHEKE, ARTos, Nicosia

2007 Carte Blanche, Saison video de Tournefeulle, curated by Veronique Sabin, Tournefeulle, Toulouse, France
Re-tales, Microtaz Center For Media Arts, Madrid, Spain
Re-tales, ARTos Foundation, Nicosia

2002 Horizons: vertically, Gallery Morfi, Limassol

2001 Horizons: vertically, Diatopos Centre of Contemporary Art, Nicosia

2000 Metallaxi, a collaboration with the fashion designer Fotini Lamnisou

1999 Little Forgotten Fairytales, Oktana, Nicosia

1997 Dream traps, Diaspro Art Centre, Nicosia
The bridge, Famagusta Gate, Nicosia
Centro Cultural Meseta de Orcasitas, Madrid, Spain

1991 Diaspro Art Centre, Nicosia
House of Cyprus, Athens, Greece


Group Exhibitions

2020 PLATFORMS PROJECT 20, directed by A. Potamianou and M.Argyrou, on line

2019 PLATFORMS PROJECT 19, directed by A.Potamianou and M. Argyrou, “Nikos Kessanlis” Exhibition Hall of Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece

2018 More than a Salad, Perceiving Academy, Cyprus, curated by Eric Ellingsen and Lynn Peemoeller, organized by EKATE, Nicosia

2018 Join the Dots - Unire le distanze, Benetton Fondazione, Salone degli Incanti, Trieste, Italy

2018 Larnaca Biennale, as binary art group, Larnaca

2018 The Scriptorium of the Incomprehensible, Xarkis Festival Exhibition, Point Centre for Contemporary Art

2018 PLATFORMS PROJECT 18, directed by A.Potamianou and M. Argyrou, “Nikos Kessanlis” Exhibition Hall of Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece

2017 Viannou Gallery, Archaeological Museum of Agios Nikolaos, curated by Theofilos Tamboulis, Grete, Greece

2017 Book Art in Cyprus since the 1960, Loukia & Michael Zampelas Art Museum, Nicosia

2017 20 years of contribution in Greek Culture, ASFA, Mosxandreou Gallery Athens, Greece

2017 PLATFORMS PROJECT 17, directed by A. Potamianou and M. Argyrou, Center of Art Charilaou Trikoupi, Athens, Greece

2017 Euphoria Revised, in the framework of Paphos 17, Old Electricity Authority, Paphos

2017 Drawing Utopias, IKLECTIK Art Lab, London, England

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

2016 Mind the Gap, Action Field KODRA, curated by Maria Kenanidou, Thessaloniki, Greece

2016 Inspire me, Diatopos Centre of Contemporary Art, Nicosia

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

2016 Squeegee Riders, ArtLabs, Phytorio, Visual artists association, Nicosia

2016 PLATFORMS PROJECT 16, ART ATHINA 2016, Athens, Greece
A Thousand Myriad Waves, Apothiki 79, Larnaca

2016 Σχεδόν, organized by the poet Pambos Kouzalis Parakentro & Is not a Gallery, Nicosia

2016 CairoTronica, Cairo International Electronic and New Media arts Exhibition, Cairo, Egypt
5 - 6 Islands of the Absurd, curated by Ingmar Lahnemann, Städtische Galerie, Bremen, Germany
5 Asia Minor relics with contemporary look, Archbishop Makarios’ Gallery, Nicosia
5 Sense and intellect- Still Life in the work of Cypriot artists, curated by Eleni S. Nikita, Evagoras & Kathleen Lanitis Foundation, Limassol
5 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, France

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

2015 Memory and Dream, 6th Beijing International Art Biennale, Beijing, China

2015 Refuge project I & II, Artspirators, PLATFORM PROJECT, ART ATHINA 2015, Athens, Greece

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

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

2015 The Art in Cube, Alkyonides Zambellas Museum, Nicosia

2014 Re-materialization, curated by Margarita Kataga, Leventis Foundation/Kakoyiannis Foundation, Athens, Greece

2014 6th International Biennale for Artist’s book, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt

2014 Cyprus Contemporary Art, curated by En Typis publication, Nicosia

2014 Bread matters, curated by Ines Rolo Amado, Artos Foundation, Nicosia

2014 Alter Ego, curated by Andri Michael, Fytorio, Visual artists association, Nicosia

2014 The Kennedy Bunker, REH - transformer, Berlin, White House Biennial, Germany

2014 PLATFORM PROJECT 14, ART ATHINA 2014 (Binary Art Group) Athens, Greece

2014 KODRA cyber art space, “PLATFORM PROJECT”, ART ATHINA 2014, Athens, Greece
2014 New York Now, 133st- New York

2013 2nd site specific festival, Vyrsodepseio, curated by Elli Papacostantinou, Athens, Greece

2013 Refuge project I, curated by Andromachi Maria Xatzinikolaou, Milos Island, Greece

2013 Women At the Times of Crisis, curated by Maria Petrides, Foundation Fimonoi, Polichoros Katoi, Nicosia, Cyprus

2013 55 international Venice Biennale, Maldives Pavilion, curated by the curiatorial teem CPS, Chamber of Public Secrets, text by Maria Kenanidou, Venice, Italy

2013 The red and white flag project, White House Biennial, Tellogleio Foundation & White Tower/Thessaloniki Biennale 4, Thessaloniki, Greece
2013 White House Biennial, Open C.A.S.E. 303, Athens, Greece
2013 ART ATHINA 2013 - PLATFORM PROJECT, Athens, Greece, directed by A. Potamianou and M.Argyrou, “Nikos Kessanlis”, Exhibition Hall of Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece

2013 KODRA cyber art space, curated by Demetris Michalaros and Babis Venetopoulos, Thessaloniki, Greece.
ΕΝΤΕR 6: BIOPOLIS international Biennale of Art, Science and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic

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

2012 Mare nostrum, curated by Nadia Anaxagorou, Famagusta gate, Nicosia

2012 Aphrodite 2012 - Sacred and profane purification, Bath House of the winds, Athens, Greece

2012 Evropaiki Poreia: Five prominent female artists, Rouan gallery, Limassol

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

2012 ART ATHINA 12 - PLATFORM PROJECT, Athens, Greece

2012 Avesta Art 2012, Verket Museum, Sweden

2012 Common Reflection II: transgeneration-alisms, ARTos foundation, Nicosia

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

2012 at Maroudias: In Crisis - Terra Mediterranea- The Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios Mansion & the Municipal Arts Centre, Nicosia
2012 The Art of Denial, Haroupomylos art gallery, Paphos
2011 Attic Ideographs: Action Field Kodra- 11th edition, curated by Maria Kenanidou, Dimitris Michalaros, Theophilos Trampoulis, Thessaloniki, Greece
The Object: Stories and Representations, curated by Dr. Andri Michael, Evagoras and Kathleen Lanitis Centre, Limassol
Common Reflection I: Parrhesia, ARTos foundation, Nicosia
agenda 2011- 4th edition, Library of Alexandria, Egypt

2011 Hybrid cities, National Museum of Contemporary Arts, Athens, Greece

2010 - 2011 12th Cairo Biennale, curated by Aida Eltorie, Cairo, Egypt

2010 The Sea Symposium and exhibition EL-BAHR, curated by Haytham Nawar Alexandria, Egypt
50 years of Republic of Cyprus engraved by Cypriots, Hellenic Centre, London, England
2010 50 years of visual arts, EKATE, Nicosia
2010 5th Bienal Internacional de Gravura - Douro 2010, Cãmara, Portugal
2009 1st Amsterdam Biennale -Mediamatic, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2008 Portrait YK:EMX, Nicosia Municipal Art Center associated with the Pierides Foundation, Nicosia
2008 1st Mediterranean symposium of Environmental Art, Yergeri, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
2008 Post Utopia—Recycling Plato, London Festival of Architecture curated by Dr. Niki Katsaouni, London , England
2008 EU small states work in situ exhibition, Liechtenstein
2008 Guest+Host=Gost, curated by Constantinos Taliotis, YK:EMX, Nicosia Municipal Art Center, associated with the Pierides Foundation, Nicosia
2008 Zaoem Contemporary Visual Poetry Festival 2008, Belgium
2007 Memory - Meeting Europe, The Walloon Contemporary Art Center, Liege, Belgium
2007 nexus* project – Madrid Abierto (Arco Madrid), Spain
2006 Viannou Gallery, Savvas Petrakis, Basilica of St. Markos, Heraklion, Grete, Greece

2006 Memory-Meeting Europe, Apollonia European art exchanges, Strasbourg, France
2006 ArteNavas 2006, Las Navas Del Marques, curated by Rafael Nuñez, Avilla, Spain
2006 Ladopoulos papermill Patras European Capital of Culture, curated by Chrisis Chrysikopoulos, Patra, Greece
2006 stin mpouka: The visual aspect of the theatrical creation, curated by Melita Kouta and Harris Kafkarides, 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 Accidental Meetings, curated by Yiannis Toumazis, Municipal Art Center, Nicosia
2004 HyperLinks – 20 Cypriot Artists, 20 new signals, curated by Efi Strouza, Lanitis Foundation, Limassol
2003 The Paths of Europe, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
2003 6th Triennale Mondiale D”Estampes, curated by Opy Zouni, Chamalieres, France
2002 The Paths to Europe, Apollonia art exchanges, Place de la Gare/ European Parliament, Strasbourg

2002 Greed, Diatopos Art Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus
2001 Triennale of India, New Delhi, India
2001 Cultural Days Nicosia, Moscow, Russia
2000 Mediaterra 2000, International Art and Technology festival, Factory ASFA, Athens, Greece 2000 Lights and shadows, National Gallery, Athens, Greece

2000 Cypriot Women, Gallery G, Limassol, Cyprus
1999 At the end of an era and the beginning of another, Gallery Gloria, Nicosia, Cyprus
1999 XX Biennale of Alexandria for Mediterranean Countries, Alexandria, Egypt
1999 one of a kind artist book, organized by Muflon Bookshop, Nicosia, Cyprus
1998 Jeunes Artistes Chypriotes, Palais Des Nations, Geneva
1997 European Biennale ‘97 for Young Artists of the Mediterranean Countries, Torino, Italy
1997 Helsinki 2000, Architecture, Finland
1997 International Biennale of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia
1997 6 Cypriot Contemporary Artists, Popular Bank, curated by Efi Andreadi, Diaspro Art Centrer, Nicosia
1997 A Century of Visual Creativity, Thessaloniki, European Cultural Capital, Thessaloniki, Greece 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 Mediterranean, Municipal Art Centre, Limassol
1996 International Biennale of Kuwait, Kuwait
1996 Tribute to Van Gogh, Van Gogh Foundation, Nicosia Municipal Art Center, Nicosia
Ixthis, Nicosia Municipal Art Center, curated by Yiannis Toumazis, Nicosia
1996 6 Cypriot Contemporary Artists, Municipality of Athens, Popular Bank, curated by Efi 
Andreadi, Greece
1996 10 Years, Diaspro Art Centrer, Nicosia

1995 21st International Biennale 95 of Engraving, Ljubljana, Slovenia
1995 The bridge, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Carrilio Gil, Mexico
1995 An Itinerary, European Cultural Month, Nicosia
1995 Poetic dialogues 2 +3, Skali Nicosia, Hiliotropio Gallery Larnaka
1994 European Biennale ‘94 of Young Artists of Mediterranean Countries, Lisbon, Portugal 1994 Poetic dialogues 1, Morfi Gallery, Limassol

1994 Gea Aphrodite, exhibition at the framework of the Panhellenic Symposium, Nicosia 1994 30 years of Cyprus chamber of fine arts, Famagusta Gate, Nicosia
1993 Libr’ art Salon International de l’art, Libramont, Chevigny, Belgium
1992 Lo que hacemos, Galeria la estacion, San Martin de Valdeiglesias, Madrid, Spain 1992 Estamos aqui, Galeria Joan Miro, Mostoles, Madrid, Spain

1991 Six young contemporary Cypriot Artists, Secretariat for Youth, Gallery K, Hamsted, London, England and Argo Gallery

1991 Rencontre ’91 des ecoles d’arts de la Mediterranee, Tunis 1991 National State Gallery of Greece, Athens, Greece


Member of:

Directors guild, Cyprus
Fog cinematographers
the Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts (EKATE)
Phytorio, the Cyprus Independent Artists Association
the Greek Chamber of Fine Arts (ETEE )
the Centre of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians (CYCSTAT) of the Center for International Theater Institute, ITI
Binary Art Group
Espiral art group
nexus* art group
the FemLink international organization
Coaching & Mentoring Consulting Association of Greece
Coaching Students and Alumni Association of the Aegean University
Visual Art Therapists Association


Works in public spaces and private collections:

National state Gallery of Greece, Athens, Greece
Collection of the Athens Supreme School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece Pierides Collection, Athens, Greece
Library of Alexandria, Egypt
The collection of the Cyprus Ministry of Education & Culture, Nicosia Gallery/Foundation of Archbishop Makarios, Nicosia
M.I.D.E Museum, Cuenca, Spain
National Gallery of Prague, Czech Republic
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nicosia
Ministry of Education and Culture premises, Nicosia
Printmaking Museum of Douro, Portugal
Cyprus international airport (VIP), Larnaca
Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation

Cultural Foundation of Marfin Popular Bank Alfa Bank collection
Hellenic Bank of Cyprus
Central Bank of Cyprus Collection

The Electricity Authority of Cyprus
Olympic committee building, Nicosia
Larnaka Municipal Gallery
Embassies of Cyprus abroad
Embassies of foreign countries in Cyprus
Aphrodite’s Hills Resort, Paphos
Viannou Gallery,"Savvas Petrakis" south Crete, Greece M.I.D.E Museum, Cuenca, Spain

Printmaking Museum of Douro, Portugal
Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton collection, Italy
Gallery of Modern Art, Christos & Sophia Moschandreou, Aitoloakarnanian, Greece Medical Centres
Private collections in Cyprus and abroad