Lives and works in Nicosia |Cyprus


14, Demosthenous str

1101, Nicosia,















1979-83   Double major: Degree of Bachelor of Arts and Environmental Studies/Design (Double major),

                University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC), California, USA
1984        Degree of Master of Philosophy (MPhil Art), University of Lancaster, UK.

1989-91   Diploma of Architecture, Kent Institute of Art and Design, Canterbury School of Architecture, UK (RIBA part 2)

1994        Master in Education, University of Wales, UK


Solo Exhibitions


2014       Gaia-Spaces of Femininity (Dialogue with Parmenides and Heraclitus), Larnaka Municipal Gallery, Larnaca, Cyprus

2013        In the beginning was the Word, Byzantine museum, Nicosia, Cyprus,

2012        Curtain call, Cyprus National Theatre (THOK) Nicosia, Cyprus

2012       ÊÕÐÑÏÓ-CYPRUS-KIPRIS 17 cents – Centre of Contemporary Art Diatopos, Nicosia, Cyprus

2012        I shall follow you to the end of the world - Immigrating for love , Leventis Municipal Museum, Nicosia Cyprus.

2011        Nineteen Mountain Peaks and a Dinner, Cyprus Cultural Centre (Spiti tis Kyprou), Athens, Greece.

2011        Mediterranean, European Heritage days, Larnaka Municipal Gallery, Larnaka, Cyprus.

2010        Symposium: Nothing Sweeter than Home, Bank of Cyprus Cultural Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus (

2010        Washing-Up Ladies, Cyprus University, Nicosia, Cyprus (

2010        50th year anniversary of the Republic of Cyprus,Famagusta gate, Nicosia, Cyprus (

2010        Terra Natal: Defining Silence, Cyprus High Commission, London, UK

2009        Terra Natal: Defining Silence, Consulate General Cyprus, New York, USA

2007        330 nM, Gallery Rytmogram, Bad Ischl, Austria.

2005         Do you believe in water? Pantheon Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus

2003         Inhale – Exhale, Pantheon Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus

2001         Operating Theatres, Centre of Contemporary Art Diatopos, Nicosia, Cyprus

1998             Recent multi-media paintings, Gloria Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus

1997         Lia Lapithi, Monohoro Gallery, Athens, Greece

1996         Landscapes and memories, Gloria Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus

1995         Landscapes, Gloria Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus

1989         Setting sail, Opus Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus

1987         Journey through colour, Gloria Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus

1985         Collages and paintings, University Art Gallery, Lancaster, U.K

1983          From overseas-Cyprus, Oakes Gallery, Santa Cruz, California, U.S.A.



Group Exhibitions (Selection)


2017     Pafos Cultural Capital of Europe2017, Lemona, Pafos: dinner installation with projections “The Corner of a Foreign Field”; curated by Pafos2017

2016     Switch on!  Palace of Marquis de Pombal , Lisbon, Portugal: “Defining Silence” panorama. Curated by Suspended Spaces collective

2016     Sair Do Livro, Circulo de Artes Plasticas de Coimbra, Portugal : “Defining Silence” panorama. Curated by Suspended Spaces collective

2016     Lemesos after development?, Workers housing, Limassol, Cyprus: marriage Certificates. Curated by Christofinis and Lianou.

2016     European museum night, Byzantine Museum, Nicosia, Cyprus: Portable sculpture, 10 black travel bags printed with the map of Cyprus, tied up to form a Cross,

    150x300cm and postcards. Curated by Iannis Eliades.

2015-6  ÌåôáêéíÞóåéò/Mobility, ckAlpha Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus «Bird caught in net”; Curator Nelly Kyriazi

2015     Sortir du livre, Mains d'Œuvres, Saint-Ouen, Paris, France: artist’s sketchbook and “Defining Silence” book. Curated by Suspended Spaces collective.

2015      Consul’ Art (third edition),  Maison d’ Artisanat et des Métiers d’Art, Marseille, France: installation, projections and performance « Diner des poètes » .

2015      Build Peace, 10:10 Nicosia, Cyprus: projection and installation “the shroud of Cyprus”, curated by Build Peace art program

2015      The poetics of matter, Centre of Contemporary Art Diatopos, Nicosia, Cyprus: “3-poets dinner” installation. Curator Daphne Nikita

2014      The poetics of matter, Centre of Contempoaray Art Diatopos, Nicosia, Cyprus: “What do poets eat?”     installation. Curator Daphne Nikita

2014      No Words, Larnaka Municipal Gallery, Larnaka, Cyprus: “Blue Legs” series of sculpture (and a performance). Curator Tonia Loizou

2014      The magic of writing, Evagoras and Kathleen Lanitis Foundation: “God” and “Goddess” sculpture with Ellada Papaioannou. Curator Anna Marangou. 

2013      Musée des civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France:Marinated    Crushed Olives  video part of permanent collection.

2013     Cadavre Exquis, (as part of Culture Capital of Europe  2013 Marseilles-Provence), Musee Granet, Aix-en-Provence, France : 5-screen video, table and acoustic installation « Lets talk about Love… over dinner, inspired by the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite ». Curator Evelyn Artaud, Diane  Watteau. 

2013     Consul’art  (second edition), part of the Mois de l'International at the Pavillon M, Marseille, France. Selected by committee under the auspice of Didier Parakian.2 videos : “ installation with book and video, “Defining Silence” and video “House by the beach”.

2013     Cadavre Exquis, (as part of the 2013 cultural capital of Europe, Marseille-Provence) Musee Granet, Aix-en-Provence, France: 5 screen video , table and acoustic installation: "Lets talk about love...over dinner- inspired by the Goddess of love, Aphrodite". Curator Evelyne Artaud.

2012    The work of art as a functional object, Centre of Contempoaray Art Diatopos, Nicosia, Cyprus: “urinal couch after Duchamp”, sculptural installation. Curator Daphne Nikita.

2012     Public Private-four faces of our surroundings. Galerija Nua Treci Belgrade, Serbia: installation “Salt for   Gandhi”. Curator Jelena Veljković

2012     Omi International Center, Open Day3, Ghent, NY, USA : 3 installations: “All I  want in life is to make the perfect omelet”, “Last words” and “Down the rabbit hole”.

2012     In growing up amid the historical mysteries of proximity: Pros and cons of being neighbors. ITS-Z1, Belgrade, Serbia: Video installation "The grass is greener on the other side" and performance with Isin Onol an "Enemies in Collaboration" project. Curators Isin Onol and Dimitrina  Sevova.

2012     Contre nature/Les fictions d’un promeneur d’aujourd’hui, (A l’occasion de la commémoration du tricentenaire de la naissance de Jean-Jacques Rousseau), Musée Départemental de l’Oise de Beauvais , France : Defining Silence, video and book installation. Curators Evelyn Artaud and Diane Watteau.

2012    At Maroudia’s, Ethnological Museum – House of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios, Nicosia:  An ethnic food for an ethnological museum... moussaka, set table for 6, video installation food performance. Curated by Re Aphrodite in the framework of Terra Mediterranea – In Crisis curated by Yiannis Toumazis , under the auspices of the Cyprus presidency of the council of the EU. 

2012     Mapping Cyprus / contemporary views, Bozar Expo, Brussels: '82,5km', x33 photo installation, and videos; Grade IV and Marinated Crushed Olives. Curated by Andri Michael, under the auspices of the Cyprus presidency of the council of the EU. 

2012     International Exhibition Sculpture and Object XVII/ Contemporary Cyprus Sculpture, House of Art, DOM UMENIA, Bratislava, Slovakia: "There will be no homecoming" Installation. Curator Tonia Loizou, under the auspices of the Cyprus presidency of the council of the EU. 

2012    Maniera Cypria, The Evagoras Lanitis Centre , Limassol, Cyprus: “How do you know it is Aphrodite?” 3-channel video. Curator Nadia Anaxagorou, under the auspices of the Cyprus presidency of the council of the EU.

2011-13 Peacemakers and the Qin Emperors Warriors, Shaanxi Art Museum in Xian, Heilongjiang art museum, Suzhou art museum, China:  Blue Peace Warrior, sculpture. Curator Pick Keobandith

2011     The location of culture, (presented by Walk of Truth), Pulchri Studio, the Hague, Holland: Video "Sweet olives". Curator Pavlina Paraskevaidou

2010     Chypre l'art au present, Espace Commines, Paris, France: installation "Stamp Wallpaper". Curators Andri Michael and Yiannis Toumazis.

2010     Looking Awry: Views of an anniversary,  Evagoras Lanitis Centre Limassol, Cyprus: installation video/set table/carpet “There will be No Homecoming”. Curator: Antonis Danos

2010     The Little land fish, 2010 European Capital of Culture, Antrepo Exhibition venue, Istanbul, Turkey: video “The Little Land Fish”. Curators: Antonis Danos and Yasa Yaman

2010     Suspended Spaces (Depuis Famagusta), Maison de la culture d’Amiens, Amiens, France video and postcard “Turn a Blind Eye”, on wall 35m

              publication  “Defining Silence”. Curator Brent Klinkum

2009    Éphémerite/ Effemminite, Cite de l’ameublement, Paris, France : video  “Recipe for Marinated crushed olives”. Curators: Julia Villasenor Bell and Marie-Laure Delaporte

2009     Getting Even, Casa Galeri, Istanbul, Turkey: videos  “Recipe for Marinated crushed olives” and “Sweet Olives”. Curator Isin Onol

2009    A change of air, Laden Project , Parkhaus im Malkasten, Düsseldorf, Germany: “Letters to K21  director about a pencil-case”. Supported by:

             Karl-Heinz Rummeny + Stoa Aeschylou

2008    Dans la nuit, des images, Création numérique en Europe, Grand Palais, Paris, France :     “Electricity” video. Organiser: LE FRESNOY |Artistic Director: Alain Fleischer

2008    Looking forward to hearing from you, Action Field Kodra, Former Millitary Barracks, Thessaloniki, Greece: Tetralogy” videos and “82.5km” photo-installation. Curator Andri Michael |Artistic Director Christos Savvidis

2008    Paris/Cyprus, European Cultural Month organized by the French presidency of the EU, Galerie Nikki Diana Marquardt, Paris, France: videos “Tetralogy””videos. Curator Andri Michael

2008    Looking forward to hearing from you, Gounaropoulou Museum, Athens: “Grade IV” Curator Andri Michael

2008    Urban Jealousy, 1st International Roaming Biennial of Tehran, 1st Station Istanbul: “Recipe for marinated crushed olives” video. Curators Serhat koksal and Amirali Ghasemi

2008    Baricades without Borders -'68 New (Brave) World, XXIV International Festival Sarajevo -          Bosnia and Herzegovina: “I will love my neighbour” installation.

2007   Atlandis Lost: In search of a new frontier, European Cultural week in India (work from the Cypriot state collection of contemporary art), Indira Ghandi Art Centre/ Mati Ghar, New Delhi, India: “Test Tube bed”. Curator Artemis Eleftheriadou

2007   Kunst Messe, Landesgallery, Linz, Austria: 330 nM

2007   Crossings-A contemporary View, Espace Camille Claudel, Amiens, France and Nicosia, Municipal Art Centre, Cyprus: “82.5km”, photo installation Curators Andri Michael and Yiannis Toumazis.

2007   Disaster/oblivion, Municipal Art Centre, Cyprus: “Should I go or should I stay now?” video. Curator Andre Zivanaris

2006   Meeting Europe–Cyprus, Apollonia European Art Exchanges, Palais Rohan, Strasbourg, France and Centre for contemporary art, Flémalle (Liège), Belgium: video installation “Should I go or should I stay now?”. Curator Dimitri Konstantinidi

2006   Island of love, Collaboration with Loidl gallery, Bad Goisern, Austria – Cyprus: “Please” multi-media panels. Curator Helmut Loidl.

2006   25 Peaces, Vienna billboards, Austria: “While others wait…We Share” and “Medical Tourism” billboard photos. Curators Walter Seidl und Ursula Maria Probst

2005   Untouchable things, Backlight 2005, 7th International Triennial, Tampere, Finland: “Flower installation” and “My Firstborns” photo installation. Curator Ulrich Haas-Pursiainen.

2005   Somatopia: Mapping Sites, Sitting Bodies, Hellenic Centre, London, UK: “Lick bed” installation with “26 Weeks” video. Curator Antonis Danos (catalogue conversation with Henry Meyeric-Hughes).

2005   Capturing Utopia, Fournos Centre for Digital Culture, Athens, Greece: “Niki|Cyprus-Atlantis photo series”, photo projections. Curator Anthos Santorineos.

2005   Open, International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations, Lido-Venice, Italy: “Blue pears with lace” sculpture installation. Curator Paolo De Grandis (catalogue text by curator Daphni Nikita)

2005   Accidental Meetings, Nicosia Municipal Centre, Cyprus: “Female Urinal Couch”, sculpture. Curator Yiannis Toumazis.

2002   Manifesta 4 "The Room", Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany: “Operating Theatres”  CD-ROM

2001   3rd Biennale of Florence, Italy: “The hole” multi-media installation (3rd Multimedia Award)

2000   From the Chisel to the Electron, A changed World. 100 years of Cyprus sculpture. Organised by the National Art Gallery in Castelliotissa, Nicosia-Cyprus: “Nose operation” video installation and “Skin” projection on pear sculpture.

2000   12 Cypriot painters: Gloria Gallery. Ioannina Municipal Hall, Greece: “Local-Global”, triptych painting video installation

1999   20th International Biennale of Alexandria, Egypt: “Mechanical billboard I” and “Still-life video installation”.

1999   Four Women’s Work on the occasion of International Women’s Day, the American Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus: “Landscapes XV-XXX”

1997   A Century of Visual Arts, Works from the state collection of contemporary Cypriot art, Thessaloniki Cultural Capital of Europe: “Still-life III”

1997   Brushstrokes Across Cultures III, Famagusta Gate, organised by the American Embassy Nicosia, Cyprus: “Landscapes XX-XV”

1996   Women creators of two seas, Mediterranean and Black Sea (UNESCO), Thessalonica, Greece: “Landscapes XV-XX”

1996   Modern Goddess contemporary art by women artists from Cyprus and England, Famagusta Gate, Nicosia Cyprus: “Landscapes IX-XV”

1996   Cyprus, Its People and Culture, Banner, Nicosia Municipal Art Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus: “Sea Journey” banner

1996   Exhibition of the Van Gogh foundation, Nicosia Municipal Art Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus: “Green Chair” painting

1996   Cyprus through Leontios Mahairas history, Nicosia Municipal Art, Nicosia, Cyprus: “Idol I” painting

1995   European Cultural month, Nicosia, Contemporary Art Exhibition, St. Andreas Market, Nicosia, Cyprus: “Collage series I-X”

1992   Imeroessa Lapithos, Stage design, Nicosia Municipal Theatre and Pattichio Municipal Centre, Limassol, Cyprus: “Lapithos” 10m painting

1987   Pan-Hellenic Art Exhibition, Athens, Greece: “Black poppies III” painting

1987   1st Biennale of Europe’s Fine Art Schools, Toulouse, France: “Landscapes IV-XI”

1986   2nd Biennale New Mediterranean Artists, Thessalonica, Greece: “Landscapes III”

1986    Seven New Cypriot Artists, Art Centre of Popular Bank of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus: “Landscapes   I-II” painting

1985    Prix Matisse, French Cultural Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus: “Paintings” I-IV



Video Screenings


2013   Portraits of Cypriots, Schiltigheim Culture, Apollonia European Art Exchanges, Cheval Blanc, Alsace, France: organisers Raphael Nisand, Nathalie-Jamboc-Bertrand and Jean-Yves Bainier.

2012   Images and views of alternative cinema, filmfood, Theatro Ena, Nicosia, Cyprus: 4 food related videos, Recipe for Marinated crushed olives”, "Olive bread", "Sweet olives", "Divide and Consume"

2011    Suspended Spaces (Depuis Famagusta), Muséum Centre Pompidou, Paris, France: video and postcard “Turn a Blind Eye” + publication (Suspended Spaces|Famagusta - Blackjack editions) Curators Francoise Parfait, Brent Klinkum, Erik Valette and Daniel Le.

2010     Voir/Revoir Tania Bruguera, Muséum Centre Pompidou, Paris, France: videoRecipe for Marinated crushed olives” : artist Tania Bruguera made 1000 copies , (Nouveaux Médias MNAM-CCI permanent collection of Centre Pompidou, and sold them for 1 Euro each.

2010    32nd International Short Film Festival (at market), Clermont, Ferrand, France: « Tourist in Famagusta»  video.

2009    Rencontres, Centre Pompidou , Paris, France: « Reasons for War»  video. Curators Nathalie    Hénon and Jean-François Rettig.

2009    Contested Territories, UCL Festival of the moving image, London, Uk

2008    Lia Lapithi-Videos, Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, Paris, France: 10 videos followed by dialogue with Francoise Parfait and Andri Michael

2008     Art under the bridge festival, Dumbo Arts Centre, Brooklyn New York USA: “Recipe for marinated    crushed olives + Electricity+ It is Spring-time and I am still living in Cyprus. Curated by Caspar Stracke + Gabriela Monroy

2008    Rencontres, National Museum of Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany: « Electricity” and « Recipe for Marinated crushed olives» videos. Curators Nathalie Hénon and Jean-François Rettig.

2007   Rencontres, Cinema Entrepot , Paris, France: « Electricity” and « Recipe for Marinated crushed olives»  videos. Curators Nathalie Hénon and Jean-François Rettig.

2007   Gold Loops Middle-East, Frac of Basse Normandie and Video Transat, Cinema Lux, Caen, France: “Tetralogy” 4 videos (in French). Curator Brent Klinkum.

2007   Her shorts Women’s international video festival, Plugged, Tucson Arts Council, Arizona, USA: “Hurting the Washing-Machine” video on monitor. Curator Gina Cestaro.

2007   4th Short Film and Documentary Festival, Ministry of Education and Culture, Rialto-Limassol, Cyprus: “Tetralogy” 4 videos (in Greek)

2006   28e Festival Cinéma Méditerranéen Montpellier, France: “Should I go or should I stay now?” video. Curator Hubert Corbin.

2006   Urban Soul Festival, Eleftheria Square, Nicosia, Cyprus: “Washing-Up Ladies” performance /video /installation

2005   Rencontres, Cinema Entrepot , Paris, France: “Should I go or should I stay now?”  video. Curators  Nathalie Hénon and Jean-François Rettig.

2005   Going beyond the countries art, Video Sensitive Postcards, Ancient Monastery of Saint Claire, Republic of San Marino: “Should I go or should I stay now?”  video. Curators Rita Canarezza +Pier Paolo Coro (Nua new contemporary arts and research)

2005|6 Xperimental 4.0, International Experimental Film Festival, Pantheon Cultural Association, Nicosia, Cyprus: “26 Weeks” and “Grafting, All My Children”, videos.

2000   Medi@terra 2000, International Art and Technology festival and symposium, Athens, Greece: “Nose operation” video installation. Curator Anthos Santorineos.





2016    The journey of souls, Byzantine Museum, Nicosia, Cyprus: Cross-carrying interactive performance. Curator Yiannis Eliades.

2014    No words, Larnaka Municipal Gallery, Larnaka, Cyprus: Blue Legs performance. Curator Tonia Loizou

2014    In the beginning was the word, with philologist Ellada Papaioannou, Byzantine Museum, Nicosia, Cyprus. Curators: Dr Ioannis Eliades and Katherine Nikita.

2013    A reading performance, Celebrating Museum Day at Ethnological Museum, curated by re-Aphrodite: feminist re-writing on plates including Scum manifesto 

2013    Stories in Screens, performance erasing newspapers with back projection of ÊÕÐÑÏÓ-CYPRUS-KIPRIS  17 cents-, Chiaki Gallery, Paphos, Cyprus.





2012     Omi nternational Center, Ghent, NY, USA ( ).




Public-Art Awards


2007       Second price Public Art Award Elegtiki building, Nicosia, Cyprus: “Pendadactylos” sculpture

2007       Second price Public Art Award Post Office building, Ayia Napa, Cyprus: “Lace pear” sculpture

2006       First price for Public Art Award the Olympic Committee Building: “Blue Legs Para Olympics” sculpture (completed 2007)

2006       First price for Public Art Award Lyceum Ayiou Spiridona, Limassol, Cyprus: “Fake Forest” sculpture  

2005       Second price Public Art Award Gymnasium Ayiou Theodorou, Paphos: “Rotating billboard”

1997       First price for Public Art Award Police Station, Pera Orinis, Cyprus



Artists monographs


Washing Up Ladies      Nicosia-Cyprus 2010 ISBN 978-9963-8604-5-6

Defining Silence           Nicosia-Cyprus  2009 ISBN 978-9963-8604-2-5

Videos 2003-8            Nicosia-Cyprus  2009 ISBN 978-9963-8604-3-2 

Do You Believe in Water?  Nicosia-Cyprus 2007 ISBN 9963-8644-4-9

Inhale Exhale,           Nicosia-Cyprus  2003 ISBN 9963-8604-1-9

Operating Theatres    Nicosia-Cyprus 2001 ISBN 9963-8604-0-0

Õöáóìáôïãñáößåò      Nicosia-Cyprus  2007 ISBN 9963-8644-6-5

Ìéá áíïéîéÜôéêç ìÝñá  Nicosia-Cyprus  2007 ISBN 9963-8644-5-7







2016   'Silences / Here I stand ironing'.

2016   Asia Minor diary in karamanlidika text.

2015   White-Desire ”ICE-CREAM, Re-materializing Post-colonial Cyprus, 6:23 min.

2015   Songbird catcher, 3 min

2014   "The shroud of Cyprus/ H óéíäüíç ôçò Êýðñïõ", Double video projection, 5:25 minutes.

2012   Êýðñïò-Cyprus-Kipris 17 cents, 3min 35 sec

2012   The Grass is Greener on the Other Side, Multi channel

2012   Salt in a bowl for Gandhi , three channel, 4 min17sec

2012   How do we know it is Aphrodite? 3-channel video installation, may be viewed separately also

2012   ÌïõóáêÜò | Moussaka”,  6:31minutes

2011   Giakoumis – a Cyprus poodle,  2-chanel

2010   House by the beach, 3 minutes

2010   Åëéüøùìï |Olive bread, 7:00 minutes

2010   Divide and Consume", 3:18 minutes

2009   Defining silence- Famagusta-Cyprus  28.5 km/hr, 19 min 20 sec

2009   Turn a Blind Eye, 2min 20 sec

2009   Change of air | ÁÝñáò áëëáãÞò | Çava değişimi, 1:50 minutes

2008   The Games We Play 1 min 3sec

2008   Reasons for War, 3 minutes

2008   Cyprus, a Cowboy Frontier Land,  2 min 10sec

2008   It is Spring-time and I am still living in Cyprus, 2 min

2008   History in the making, 3:30 min

2007   Grade IV, 3 min

2007   Olives in Syrup, 3 min

2007   14 Demosthenous street, 4 min, Greek (with French subtitles)

2007   Taking a bird for a walk, 3 min

2006   Recipe for Marinated crushed olives, 3 min

2006   Rabbits have no memory, 1min 55 sec

2006   Should I stay or should I go now?, 1 min

2006   Electricity, 2:30 min

2006   330 nM, 3 min

2005   Grafting/All my children

2003   26 Weeks, 9 min

2000   The Enchanted pear tree 3 min

2000   Interactive CD-ROM-Operating Theatres

1999   The hole, 1 min,



Catalogues/Journals/Academic Publications


2016    Ëåìåóïò ìåôá ôçí áíáðôõîç, ôé? ANBAU Christofinis Architects, ISBN 978-9963-23430-1

2015    Time and Space in Contempoary Greek-Cypriot cinema, Lisa Socrates; Peter Lang publishers ISBN  978-3-0343-0988-2(print) ISBN 978-3-0353-0690-3(eBook)

2014    Suspended Spaces 3, Les Editions de l’ Ecole des Beaux Arts.

2014    Ethiques du gout, Editions L’ Harmattan, ISBN 978-2-343-03903-9

2012    Eating together in our changing world, Museums and Social Issues, Volume 7, Number 1, Spring, Left Coast press, Inc (article written by Christina Vatsella).

2012    Suspended Spaces 2 Blackjack editions, Paris ISBN 9782918063254.

2012    Contre Nature, Musee Departemental de l’Oise-Beauvais ISBN 978-2-901-290-25-4

2012    Deterritorializing the Nation: Deleuzian Time, Space and Narrative in the Video Art of Lia Lapithi Shukuroglou.  By Lisa Socrates, 2012 9 Journal of Literature and Art Studies.

2012    Terra Mediterranea - in crisis. (Nicosia) ISBN 978-9963-575-79-4

2012    Mapping Cyprus, Contemporary views, Bozar - Expo ISBN 978-9963-0-0158-3

2012    KUNAPIPI Journal of postcolonial writing and culture volume XXXIII 1-2, 2011 ISSN 0106-5734

2012    Maniera Cypria (Municipality of Limasol) ISBN 978-0063-597-10-9

2012    Paradoxa, International feminist art journal, volume 30 ISSN 1461-0434

2012    Images and views of alternative cinema (

2011   Suspended Spaces|Famagusta - Blackjack editions (Montreuil, France) ISBN 978-2-918063-10-0

2010   "De-territorialisation of the ‘nation’: Deleuzian time, space and narrative in the video art of Lia Lapithi Shukuroglou." by Lisa Socrates, Centre for Intercultural Studies, University College London

2010   Chypre l'art au present (Nicosia) ISBN 978-9963-8922-4-2

2010    Body : Stories and Representations (Nicosia) ISBN 978-9963-9270-5-0

2010    50 years of Artistic Creation (Nicosia) ISBN 978-9963-8922-3-5

2010    Kasa’ da 10 yil (Istanbul)   ISBN 978-605-4348-01-5

2010    The Little Land Fish (Nicosia-Istanbul)   ISBN 978-9963-9729-2-0

2009    Videos 2003-8 "Videos 2003-8" Androula Michael, Text of introduction, catalogue.

2009    "Le mot à l’œuvre" Christina Vatsella, Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (INHA), jeudi 2 juillet 2009

2009    "La fonction critique de l' art" essai par Androula Michael, sous la direction d' Evelyne Toussaint (Belgium) ISBN 978-87317-341-8

2008    Paris/Chypre: ISBN 978-9963-0-0124-8

2008    "Deleuze, Time, and Cypriot National Cinema: Space, narrative and the sound image in the work of Lia Lapithi Shukuroglou" by Lisa Socrates, Research seminar in Film Studies, University College London

2008    Conversation entre Lia Lapithi et Françoise Parfait à l’occasion de la projection de l’œuvre vidéo de l’artiste à l’École des Beaux-Arts de Paris, le 14 novembre 2008, Videos 2003-8  ISBN 978-9963-8604-3-2 

2008    "ÅéêáóôéêÞ ðáñïõóßá ôçò Êýðñïõ óôçí Ãáëëßá" Article by Dina Pamballi 14/12/2008 in Simerini newspaper

2007    ATLANTIS LOST: In search of a new frontier ISBN 978-9963-0-0119-4

2007    Vernissage (das magazine fur atuelles ausstellungsgeschehen 269|2007november|27

2007   YK:EMX ISBN 978-9963-575-57-2

2007   "Speaking in tongues; Rencontres Internationales in Paris"  interview by Emily Monaco

2007   Crossings, a contemporary view (Nicosia) ISBN 978-9963-9071-7-5

2007   Crossings, A contemporary view (Amiens) ISBN 978-9963-9071-5-1

2006   Chypre/Cyprus Rencontre l’Europe ISBN 2-9527497-0-1

2006   Europart, contemporary art from Europe ISBN 3-200-00558-0

2006   28e Festival International Cinema Mediterraneen Montpellier

2005   Backlight 05, 7th International photographic triennial in Tampere, Finland ISBN 952-00626-1-4

2005   Open, International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations Centro Italiano per le Arti e la Cultura

2005   Accidental Meetings ISBN 9963-575-49-8

2005   Somatopia ISBN 0063-0-0107-6

2005   Ëáðçèéùôåò ÆùãñÜöïé ÄÞìïò ËáðÞèïõ

2003   Cyprus Artists ISBN 9963-8644-2-2

2003   Brushstrokes across cultures V -Cypriot and American Art at the Residence of American Embassy

2000   From the Chisel to the Electron, A changed World ISBN 9963-575-28-5

2000   Äþäåêá Êýðñéïé êáëëéôÝ÷íåò Ãêáëåñß Ãêëïñéá

1999   XX Biennale D’ Alexandrie ISBN 3657492

1999   20th International Biennale of Alexandria Cyprus Ministry of Culture

1998   ÈÜëáóóá êáé Ïõñáíüò ÐéíáêïèÞêç Ëåìåóïý

1997   A Century of Visual Arts, Works from the state collection of contemporary Cypriot art, ISBN 9963-0-0061-4

1997   Brushstrokes Across Cultures 3, Bi-communal Art Exhibition Embassy of the United States of America

1997   1st Festival of Fine Arts, Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts, Nicosia-Cyprus

1996   Nicosia through the chronicles of Leontios Machairas and George Voustronios Municipal Art Centre (associated with the Pierides Museum of Contemporary Art), Nicosia, Cyprus

1996   Mediterranean Municipal Centre, Limassol

1996   Ðáãêõðñéá åêèåóç Å.Ê.Á.Ô.Å.

1995   Cyprus Contemporary Art, An Itinerary Cultural Services, Ministry of Education and Art- Cyprus ISBN 9963-0-0039-8

1994   30 years of ÅÊÁÔÅ (Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts)

1987   Pan-Hellenic Art Exhibition Ministry of Culture, Greece

1986   B’ Biennale of young artists Ministry of Culture, Greece

1986   B’ Biennale of young artists of the Mediterranean countries, Cultural Services Ministry of Education and Art- Cyprus

1986   Young Cypriot Artists, Cultural Center of the Cyprus Popular Bank



Solo catalogue publications found in


mnam/cci  Centre Pompidou - Biblioteque Kandinsky, Paris, France.

Leonardo journal (MIT) / The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, CA, USA

Northlands Kunstmuseum, Denmark
Finnish National Gallery Library, Helsinki, Finland.

Centre pour l'image contemporaine, St. Lierva, Switzerland.

Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), Vienna, Austria



Parallel events “Washing-Up Ladies” 1st Cypriot Feminist Art Movement



Professional associations

Member of Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Member of Cyprus Architects Association (ETEK), Member of the Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts (EKATE) and founding member of the Cyprus Free Artists Association.





2016  Conference- Troubled Contemporary Art Practices in the Middle East,  “White-Desire ice cream – Re-materializing post-colonial Cyprus”. Hosted by Birbeck University of London and University of Nicosia , held at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus.



Teaching Experience


2010 (Oct) International Conference "Mapping the Gender Equality:Research and Practices - The National and International Perspective", organised by the UNESCO Chair in Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment (22-23   October 2010, University of Cyprus)

2005 (Oct) 5-day Post-Graduate Workshop, (Multi-media) Art Department of the University of Tampere, Finland

1984-89   Frederick Institute of Technology, Graphic and Education Department (Studio Art)

1991-99   Cyprus Gymnasium, Ministry of Education (Art and Curriculum development)



Artist Awards


2016       English School, Nicosia Award in recognition for her contribution to Arts and Culture, International Women’s Day

2016       Nominated Woman Artist of the Year Award (by Mme Figaro)

2008       Nominated Woman Artist of the Year Award (by Mme Figaro)

2005       Woman Artist of the Year Award (voted by Mme Figaro readers)

2005       Lapithos Municipality, for her contribution to Painting.

2001       4th price of the multimedia award at the 3rd Biennale of Florence, Italy

1999       Le Grand Prix (First overall prize) of the 20th International Biennale of Alexandria, Egypt

1988       National Book Artist Award, for illustration of unpublished children's book («Ìéá áíïéîéÜôéêç ìÝñá»), Cyprus Ministry of Education & Culture

1983      The Outstanding International Student Award, University of California Santa Cruz, USA


Museums collection


Cypriot state collection of contemporary art, Nicosia, Cyprus: “Still-life III”,  “Mechanical Billboard I”, “Blue Legs”,  “Leg Operation video”, “Circulation Bed”, “Test Tube Bed”,  Videos: “Olive-bread” and “Defining Silence”.

Leventis Municipal Museum, Nicosia Cyprus: "I shall follow you to the end of the world - Immigrating for love" installation

Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), Vienna, Austria: “While others wait…We Share” and “Medical Tourism” billboard photos.

Centre Pompidou, (Nouveaux Médias MNAM-CCI.),  Paris, France: "Marinated Crushed Olives"  video.

Musée des civilizations de l' Europe et de la Mediterranee, Marseille - France (MuCEM): "Marinated Crushed Olives"  video.

Musées de la ville de Marseille - France:  "Requiem pour un oiseau rebelle" installation