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
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.