I am a 22 years old Fine Art student. I am currently at my last year of studies at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus. Alongside university I am working in a Painting and Creative Expression studio with children from the ages of 5 up to 13. In early 2021 I participated in a workshop called “The Emergence Project – Our gruesome Heritage” founded by The Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space. This project was a collaboration between students and artists from Norway, Latvia, and Cyprus and I was recommended as a participant amongst the whole Fine Art Department of the University of Nicosia. In the upcoming October I will be participating in the Buffer Fringe Performing Arts Festival 2023, held in Nicosia, where I was, again, recommended along with others to collaborate with different artists as well as some of our lecturers.
The International Project “Orpheus and Eurydice“
Organised by The Cyprus Centre of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians (CYCSTAT)
2022 Nicosia, Cyprus.
Curator of the International Project: GEORGIOS KOUKOUMAS
The project it is a first cooperation between CYCSTAT, Accademia di Belle Arti di Frosinone (Italy) and Union of Young Theatre Artists (YTA) – OISTAT National Center of Georgia.
The participants had invited to take part in the workshop by studying the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice from the perspective of the others’ countries cultural representations, for instance the participant from Italy was investigate the representation of the myth as seen within the culture of Georgia or Cyprus and vice-versa.
The project is aimed for professional performance designers, set designers, costume designers, lighting designers, architects, theatre architects, fashion designers, fine artists and students from performance design, set and costume design, lighting design, fashion design, architecture and fine art courses.
Scenography was the part of the project where the process was carried on cooperating the “contemporary design” of the project. Exploring the theme of “mythology today” in an artistic design perspective: the participants had the opportunity to bring together the “images” of the memory and cultural heritage which was diversely shared upon each country.
Throughout the process the participants from Cyprus, Italy and Georgia had the opportunity to explore the virtual image of mythology from different countries.
The best three works from each country was chosen by a special committee with the criterion of the artistic and the technique execution of the work.
The winners received a diploma and their works are exhibited at the Tbilisi Biennale of Stage Design 2022 (Georgia).
The winner of the competition from Cyprus – Panteleima Nikolaidou, University of Nicosia, Fine Art.