About

Simoni Symeonidou was born in Toronto, Canada in 1983. She grew up in Nicosia, Cyprus where she stays until the age of eighteen. Her encounter with the visual arts begins from a very young age. She studies painting, drawing, etching and sculpture at Christos Symeonides – CHRISIMOS’ studio. In 2001 she moves to Athens where she stays until 2003 pursuing artistic, technical and intellectual refinement in various art studios. After, she moves to Bristol, UK where she studies Fine Art at Bristol School of Creative Arts and acquires Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Today she lives and works in Nicosia where she keeps an art studio. She has participated in various group exhibitions in Cyprus and abroad.

Studies

  • BA(HONS) Fine Art – Bristol School of Creative Arts, UWE (University of the West of England)
  • MA Fine Art (Studio) – Bristol School of Creative Arts, UWE (University of the West of England)

Selected group Exhibitions

2012:  The art of denial, Charoupomylos centre, Paphos, Cyprus

2011:

  • Open Studios within the walls of Nicosia,Nicosia,Cyprus
  • Open Studios, Takt Artist Residency, Berlin, Germany
  • Artists in Public Space, Peace centre and EMAA, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Deca-dance Art Festival, Point Place, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Celebrating woman, Peace room, Nicosia, Cyprus

2010:  

  • Young Cypriot Artists 4, Akamantis, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • 50 years of Cyprus creativity, Melina Mercury room, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Trash for art, Lefkara, Cyprus
  • Paint a Child’s Life, Panteon Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus

2009

  • (UN)CONSCIONABLE ACT, Chani, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • View, Spike Island, Bristol, UK
  • The reconciliation of the familial with the professional and the political life of the woman, Municipal Polyvalent Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus

2008:  Young Cypriot Artists, Akamantis, Nicosia, Cyprus

2007:

  • The Show, Spike Island, Bristol, UK
  • Grand Finale, Timbuk2, Bristol, UK
  • Wall Vs Floor, Spike Island, Bristol, UK

2006:  Fine Arts, Bower Ashton, Bristol, UK

2005:  Final Show, Spike Island, Bristol, UK

2003:  1st Bicommunal exhibition, Skali, Nicosia & City Council, Ammochostos, Cyprus

Solo Exhibitions

2011:  LULLABY , Kunstraum Tapir, Berlin, Germany

2010:  CHASING SHADOWS walking through the old city, five venues, Nicosia, Cyprus.

Participations

2011:  Artists in Public spaces EMAA – EKATE

Residencies

2011:  Takt Kunstprojektraum, Berlin Germany

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