Artist – Researcher – Alternative educator – Phaneromenis 70 Projects Director

Kyriaki costa is a Cypriot artist based in Nicosia, Cyprus. She studied Byzantine and Applied Arts and received her Master’s degrees in Art from Kingston University, London. Her work has been widely exhibited nationally and internationally and is part of private and public art collections, as well as of the State Collection in Cyprus. She received numerous distinctions, including a number of Biennale awards. Costa's work deals with histories, fiction, the concept of real and unreal, topographies and place-making, by using art as an anthropological practice and as a set of interventions on the social and the political spectrum.

She is also an educator and an art workshop director in local schools and University Art Departments.

2020 "Burnt Waters, a Response to Carlos Fuentes"/ Energy Systems, Online Exhibition

 A residency funded by Energy Systems,  Well Projects, British arts council and the Cyprus Ministry of Culture to learn new skills in creative technologies.

2020 “Temporal Incosistencies” Solo exhibition in KunstRaumGoethe Cyprus.

 

2020 “The Event of a Thread. Global Narratives in Textiles” Group exhibition

Curators Susanne Weiß and Inka Gressel (ifa)

 

2019 “Innovative Flow Solutions” Head and Hand series.

Solo exhibition in Phytorio and book launch under the auspices of the  visual artists and art theorists association.

Supporters: Cyprus Ministry of Culture, Kemanes, Goethe Institute Cyprus, C. ROUSHAS TRADING & DEVELOPMENT, construction & development company.

WORKSHOP: Reading of stories about innovative flow solutions

"Hand and Head walking (You are welcome to bring your own dog along too)”

The workshop deals with Kyriaki Costa’'s exhibition “Innovative Flow Solutions/ Head and Hand series” and will be theoretically contextualised by Sofia Eliza Bouratsi.

Supporters: Nicosia Municipality, Visual artists and art theorists association.

2018: Ar(t)chaeology /Intersections of Archaeology and Photography at NiMac.

Ichnos “Head and Hand series”. Organizers: NIMAC, THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND THEORY (IAPT)

Curators: Elena Stylianou, Yiannis Toumazis, Artemis Eleftheriadou

2018: Contemporary Art from Cyprus

Representation of Cyprus at the Cyprus Contemporary Art Exhibition organized by the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany.

Curators: Britta Von Campenhausen

2018: Cyprus Pavilion Venice Biennale, Architecture

"Presence in Absence" was included in the Cyprus Pavilion of the Venice Biennale

2018: "Handmade Rocno Delo" Estonia, Group Exhipition. Curators: Marika Vicari, Jernej Forbici

2018: "IAPT PHOTOBOOK: 2018, Photographies and Conflict: Archiving and Consuming Images of Strife” Participate with the book "It's Water – Taps and Sources of Nicosia"

Organizers: THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND THEORY (IAPT) )

 

2017: Phoinikas, Terra Mediterranea: In Action.

Group exhibition at NiMAC.

Curator: Yiannis Toumazis

Organizers: Pafos 2017, NiMAC.  

 

2017: "THE VENUS PARADOX - CONTEMPORARY GAZE" Group exhibition

Participation with the work “As the Rock Wears Out, 2017”  at the A. G. Leventis Gallery

2017:  “Transcending Time”, Athens. Group exhibition supported by the NEON Organisation for Culture and Development.

2017: Livres d’ Artistes: Book Art in Cyprus since the 1960s

curated by Marina Christodoulidou,

Zambelas Art Museum, Nicosia.

2017: So Close Yet So Far Away | Contemporary Artists from Cyprus

Petah Tikva Museum of Art, Israel

Curated by Yiannis Toumazis

2016: Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam.

Solo exhibition “Diaspora – I must have swallowed the dust” at SMBA

Curators:  Jelle Bouwhui, Iris Pissarides

2015: Point center of contemporary art "Its water: Taps and sources of Nicosia"

Solo exhibition in Phytorio and book launch. Speakers: Evangelia Ledaki, Yiannis Toumazis

Kostis Velonis.

 

2015: Conference “Salamis of Cyprus”. Presentation of  “Eternal time”

Organizers: University of Cyprus

              

2014: “Other Indications” Nicosia Municipal Arts center, curated by Yiannis Toumazis

 

2014: Museum for Modern Art Arnhem, Netherlands,

"Threads" Group exhibition.

Curator: Mirjam Westen

2014- 2011"United States of Europe"( France – Poland – Italy – Belgium – UK – Cyprus – Russia Italy) Group Exhibition

Curators: SINZIANA RAVINI, RYSZARD W.KLUSZCZYNSKI, ANNA BITKINA

 

2013: The History of Cyprus. Books and CDs Published by: Phileleftheros Group

Written by: Ira Genakritou Illustrated by: Kyriaki Costa and Louiza Kaimaki

Narrated by: Christina Pavlidou and Achilleas Grammatikopoulos

Music composed by: Giorgos Hadjipieris

Orchestrated by: Marios Takoushis

Edited by: Petros Papapoliviou and Irini Mοdestou

Designed by: Christos Arvanitis

 

2013: Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia, solo exhibition / “The History of Cyprus”

 

2012 “Utopia” Group exhibition (new acquisitions of Nikos Pattichis and Philleleftheros newspaper)

2012 “Terra Mediterranea – In Crisis” group exhibition.

Curators Nimac, Pierides foundation

2012 “Envision Cyprus – Memories alive” Brussels at the European Economic and Social Committee, under the auspices of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU.

Curators: Anna Maria Darmanin

Curators: Andri Michael

Roots to Routes 2009 – 2012

 

2011 "The Location of Culture"  Group exhibition which marked the launch of Walk of Truth in Haggue The Netherlands.

Curator: Pavlina Paraskevaidou

2011 Between you and me and the wall, Omikron Gallery Nicosia Depth or Surface

Curator: Maria Stathi, Polis Peslikas

 

2010: OMIKRON Gallery Nicosia "Drawing Room," Curator: Maria Stathi

2010: International Triennial of Tapestry, Poland, Group exhibition

2010:. Roots to Routes 2009 – 2012 Art ATHINA, Diatopos.

 

2010:  “Kypriaka”, a competition for the upgrading of the quality of Cypriot souvenirs, in which two of her proposals were  awarded amongst the first five.

2010: Leventis Municipal Museum, Nicosia. solo exhibition with the work “This is my country and it is unexpectedly beautiful” Curator: Loukia Hadjigavriel

2009: Diatopos, Nicosia: “Presence in Absence” This work received the first prize PAD International Award in Italy, for the “Mediterranean Between Present and Future” Competition.

 

2009: "Migrations", Pinakothiki of Kalamata, curated by Heather Felty, Kalamata, Greece

 

2009: MADATAC II New Media Art - Videoart Audiovisual Technologies Spain

Dialogues with the machine: Family “Presence in Absence” K.Costa

Curated by NeMe Ngo

2008: Received the Pancyprian prize at “Yfanseis-Weavings-Dokuma”, a competition organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts, for the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue.

 

2006: Saint Etienne Biennale / France, where she received the public’s prize

2006: Cairo Biennale Representation of Cyprus with the work “Sweet Land”. The Cyprus delegation received the Best Pavilion Prize.