Visual Artist

Maria Papacharalambous

2015 Woman Creator of the Year 2014, DIAS Media Group, Nicosia, Cyprus. (Shortlisted in 2006 & 2011).

2013 Publishing Excellence Award 2012 – 2013, publication title: ‘Cyprus: Tracing the non-visible’. Cyprus Association of Librarians – Information Scientists, Nicosia, Cyprus

2011 Outstanding Earthen Architecture in Europe Award 2011, Directorate-General for Education and Culture, European Union

2011 ARTos Cultural and Research Foundation Foundation selected as partner of Nicosia Municipality for claiming the competition ‘Nicosia: European Capital of Culture 2017’.

2008 “The University of Cyprus Award” for Contribution to Culture & Society Award for ARTos Cultural and Research Foundation Foundation, The University of Cyprus

2007  ARTos Cultural and Research Foundation was invited and presented at the May Fair at London’s Tate Modern as a contemporary cultural organization which   promotes the culture of its country while at the same time developing powerful initiatives which it implements to the benefits of modern European civilization, London, UK

2007 Award for the completion of sculptural work of art in a public space, Olympic Committee, Nicosia, Cyprus

2005 Alexis Theodosiadis Award, Architectural Distinction from Cyprus Association of Civil Engineers for ARTos Cultural and Research Foundation Foundation, Nicosia, Cyprus

1997 Europa Nostra Award for Contribution to the preservation of European architecture and natural heritage (Aesthetic/architectural design and implementation for home in Ayioi Omoloyites, Cyprus) With Architect Antonia Theodosiou & Achilleas Kentonis.

1996 Second prize, The Pancyprian Photographic Competition, Nicosia

1996 Art Addiction Award for the project ‘Message in a bottle’, espiral group, Stockholm, Sweden

1994 Nominated for UNESCO International Competition for Art, Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts, Nicosia, Cyprus

1993 Scholarship at MIDE – Universidad Castilla La Mancha

1992  Graduated with “matricular de honor” from Facultad de Bellas Artes of Facultad de Bellas Artes, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, after studying there with a Spanish government scholarship  

1991  Graduated with “distinction” from Athens Supreme School of Fine Arts

1989-91 Greek government scholarship

1984-89 Cypriot Government scholarship

1984 First place in the entrance examination for the Athens Supreme School of Fine Arts


Awards for Moving Image Work

2009 Experimental Animation Award, Once a Dress, 6th Cyprus Short Film & Documentary Festival, Limassol, Cyprus.

2007  Experimental Animation Award, A Stroll, 4th Cyprus Short Film & Documentary Festival, Limassol, Cyprus

2006  Distinction, A Stroll, Bell’art Lamia Video Art Festival, Lamia, Greece

2003  Special Award, The Choros Maker, 26th Short Film & Documentary Festival, Hellenic Centre for Cinema, Drama, Greece

2002  Documentary Award, The Choros Maker, 2nd Cyprus Short Film & Documentary Festival, Limassol, Cyprus.

2000 Netizen Award, An Egg, Indiekino International Film Festival, Seoul, Korea 2000 Audience Award, An Egg, Washington DC international film festival, Washington, USA