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MARIA LOIZIDOU / Biography

 

Maria Loizidou was born in 1958 in Limassol, Cyprus.  She lives and works in Nicosia.  She is a member of the association AA+U For Architecture, Art and Urbanism. Maria Loizidou is represented by Kalfayan Galleries, Athens – Thessaloniki.

 

EDUCATION

1976 – 1981 

École des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, France.

 

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

2014

Shortlisted, Curate Award, Fondazione Prada and the Qatar Museums Authority.

2009

Award, 15th International Biennale of Contemporary Ceramics, Châteauroux, France.

2005

3rd Award Park of Peace, AA+U, Nicosia, Cyprus.

1998

1st Award Public Works Building, collaboration with Socratis Stratis, Nicosia, Cyprus.

1996

2nd Award, Industrial Developments Building, Nicosia, Cyrpus.

1st European Award, Iraklion, Crete, Association Socratis Stratis, Akis Ioannides, Kyriakos, Koundouros, Greece.

1992

2nd award, Fire Service Building, Nicosia, Cyprus.

1987

Scholarship Pratt Institute, New York, USA.

1983              

Leventis Foundation Scholarship, Cyprus.

1982               

Foundation of France Scholarship, Paris, France.

1981                

Award Prix de Paris, Villa Peyzieux, Paris, France.

1980             

Award Hélène Linossieur, Lyon, France.

 

 

RECENT ARTIST TALK

 ‘The Ground Beneath Our Feet: Archaeological Practices in Contemporary Cypriot Art’, Artists in discussion, British Museum, London, Athens.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)

2017

‘déshabilé’ (Curator: Yves Sabourin), Benaki Museum (Menti Building), Athens.

2016

La statue aux yeux ouverts pour mieux entendre, Galerie Saint Séverin, Paris, France.

2015

“A Transfer” / City Project, (curated by Syrago Tsiara), Kerameikos Archaeological Space and Museum. Commissioned by NEON (founded by Dimitris Daskalopoulos).

2014

“Cropping Up”, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, Greece.

“Curating Body, The Cached Space”, Cyprus Museum, Lefkosia, Cyprus.

2013

“Collective Autobiography”, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece.

“Tout est possible – Everything is possible”, Drawing Now Paris 2013, Le Salon du Dessin Contemporain, Galerie Maria Lund, Carousel du Louvre, Paris, France.

2011

“Trans Scapes”, Gallery Argo, Nicosia, Cyprus.

“Privileged Access”, Kalfayan Galleries, Thessaloniki, Greece. 

“The pattern of 4+1 asphyxiascapes”, AD Gallery, Athens, Greece.

2009                

“Cartographies”, AD Gallery, Athens, Greece.

2008              

“Living Small”, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece.

2007                 

“Self Other”, Argo Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus.

2006              

“Genin”, Performance, Attis Theatre, Athens, Greece.

2003               

AD Gallery, Athens, Greece.

“Dark Rooms”, Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, Nafplio, Greece.

2002               

“The Wreck of Serenity”, Fortezza Castle, Rethymnon Centre for Contemporary Art, Crete, Greece.

2001               

“Let’s get Lost”, Diatopos Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus.

2000               

“Trauma”, Municipal Arts Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus.

1997  

Gardens of the Anastassios G. Leventis Foundation, Nicosia, Cyprus.

1995               

“Drawings”, Gallery Schageshof, Willich, Germany.             

“For an Imaginary Square”, Argo Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus.

1994               

House of Cyprus, Athens, Greece.               

AD Gallery, Athens, Greece.

1993               

Argo Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus.

1992               

Gallery Schageshof, Willich, Germany.                      

Leventis Municipal Museum, Nicosia, Cyprus.

1991               

Desmos Gallery, Athens, Greece.

1990               

Odos Athinon Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus.

1989               

Morphi Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus.

Chrysaliniotissa, Nicosia, Cyprus.

1987               

Diaspro Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus.

1986               

Galerie Conflluence, Paris, France.              

French Cultural Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus.

1985               

Caisse d’ Epargne, Paris, France.

1984              

Famagusta Gate, Nicosia, Cyprus.                

Cité des Arts, Paris, France.            

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)

2016

“Genii Loci. Greek Art, 1930 – today” (group show), Manege Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia.

The Symptom Projects (group show), Old Hospital of Amfissa and the Archaeological Museum of Delfi, Greece (curated by Niki Papaspyrou and Kostas Christopoulos)

“overseas” (curator: Galini Noti), ACG Art Gallery – The American College of Greece, Athens.

 

2015

“Whispers”, (Curator: Maria Marangou), Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, rethymnon, Greece.

“170 x 170“ (curated by Yves Sabourin), Atelier Pinton, Paris.

“Exercises in Orientation”, Peltz Gallery, Birkbeck School of Arts, London.

2014

Antallaxima (crated by Syrago Tsiara), Mytilini, Greece.

“Community & Territory”, Yeosu International Art Festival, Yeosu Cultures & Arts Park, South Korea.

“Body Memory” (curated by Syrago Tsiara), Contemporary Art Center, Thessaloniki, Greece.

2013

“12 x 12”, Galerie Maria Lund, Paris, France.

“Other Indications”, NiMAC – The Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Cyprus.

“Violence?” (curated by Maria Maragkou), Caid, Athens, Greece.

“ART ON PAPER +1”, Galerie Maria Lund, Brussels, Belgium.

Tradition - Reversal”, 4th Thessaloniki Biennale: “Old Intersections – Make it New”, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Warehouse B1 (port area), Thessaloniki, Greece.

“Tresses 13 dés-tresse et délacet treize”, La Maison des Tresses et Lacets, La Terasse-sur-le Dorlay, France.

“Shining Through” (curated by Mark Noll), Zone D, Athens. Greece.

2012

“Archipelago”, Galerie Maria Lund, Paris, France.

“GPS/memoscapes, Mapping Cyprus: Contemporary views”, Bozar: Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium.

“GPS/memoscapes, In Crisis: Terra Mediterranea”, NiMAC: Municipal Art Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus.

“How to make a garden”, Phytotio - Visual Art Association, Nicosia, Cyprus.

“Blanche est la couleur, Hommage à Thomas Gleb (1912-1991)”, Passage de Retz, Paris, France.

“Sacré Blanc! Homage à Thomas Gleb”, Musée Jean – Lurçat, Angers, France.

2011

“Drawing Stories (2)”, Contemporary Art Centre Ileana Tounta, Athens, Greece.

2010

“Drawing Stories”, Gallery 50-1, Limassol, Cyprus.               

“Digitalis”, Cairo Biennale, Egypt.

“Iles Jamais Trouvées”, Musée de l’Art Moderne, Saint Etienne, France.

“Islands Never Found”, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece.

“Cabinets of Miracles”, Zone D, Athens, Greece.

“Blank Paper Hysterias”, K-Art Gallery, Athens, Greece.

“Métissages, L’Art Contemporain en Textile”, Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, Rochefort, France.

Et si la Guirlande de Julie était en Laine…”, Château National, Rambouillet, France.

Islands Never Found, Palazzo Ducal, Genova, Italy.

2009                

2nd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Biennale Internationale de la Céramique, Châteauroux, France.

Portraits de Chaussures, Histoire de Pieds, Sungkok Museum, Seoul, South Korea.

“Tenants”, ReMap2, Parallel event to the 2nd Athens Biennial, AD Gallery, Keramikos, Athens, Greece.

2006                

Porous Borders, 10th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di  Venezia, Venice, Italy.

Femmes d’Europe, Saint Tropez, France.

Mémoires Visuelles, Apollonia, Strasbourg, France.

2005                

Leaps of Faith, Nicosia, Cyprus.

Plus Jamais Seuls – L’autre Ville #2, La BF15, Lyon, France.

Accidental Meetings, Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus.

Going Public ’05”, Communities and Territories, Larissa Contemporary Art

Centre, Greece.

ArtStars, Abbaye de Neumünster, Luxembourg.

L’ autre Ville, Musée des Beaux Arts de Lyon, La BF15, Lyon, France.

Visions, A Contemporary Art Show, Kappatos Gallery, Athens Imperial Hotel,

Athens & Macedonia Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki, Greece.

2004                

Paradigmata, Greek Pavillion, 9th International Architecture Exhibition - La

Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy.              

“The New Ten”, Künstlerhaus Museum, Vienna, Austria & Museum Kuppersmuhle, Duisburg, Germany.

“The Suffering Body”, Rethymnon Centre for Contemporary Art, Crete, Greece.

“Athens by Art”, Municipality of Athens & AICA Hellas, various locations, Athens, Greece.

“Projecting the Other”, Archimede Staffolini Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus.

2002                

“People, faces, forms”, Rethymnon Centre for Contemporary Art, Crete, Greece.

2001                

State of Epi and Manos Pavlides, Paiania, Athens, Greece.

“Purple Earth”, Sifnos, Greece.

“Mythologies of the Book”, Frankfurt, Germany.

1999           

“P+P=D”, New (Greek) Art from the 1970s and 1980s, From the Activities of the 

Desmos Gallery (1971-1993), DESTE Foundation, Athens, Greece.

1998          

“Mediterranea”, Church of St. Catherine, Brussels, Belgium.

1996         

“Pro Patria”, House of Cyprus, Athens, Greece.

“The Guardian of Our Souls”, Minos Beach Hotel, Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece.

1995           

“Ephemera”, House of Cyprus, Athens & Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece.

“Techne & Métis”, Magasin, Grenoble, France.

1994           

“Techne & Métis”, Famagusta Gate, Nicosia, Cyprus and House of Cyprus,

Athens, Greece.

“Cyprus 1960-1994, Contemporary Quests: Re-Genesis”, Art Athina, Athens, Greece.

1993         

“Modern Greek Artists: Clay and Plastic Creation”, European Cultural Centre of  Delphi, Greece.

1991          

“Itinéraires”, Marpa, Lyon, France.

1989         

“Mediterraneo”, Bari, Italy.

City of Athens Cultural Center, Athens, Greece.

1988         

City of Athens Cultural Center, Athens, Greece.

1987         

Biennial of Young Artists from Mediterranean Europe, Barcelona, Spain.

1986         

Laiki Bank Cultural Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus.

Cyprus Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy.

“Les Arts Plastiques”, La Fondation de France, Brive, France.

1985         

“Travaux sur Papier”, Villeparisis, France.

Salon de Montrouge, Bessec, Montrouge, France.

“Une légèreté monumentale”, Paris, France.

Biennial of Young Artists from Mediterranean Europe, Marseille, France.

1984         

“Psychoanalysis Symposium”, Armando Verdiglione Foundation, Jerusalem, Israel.

“Psychoanalysis Conference”, Armando Verdiglione Foundation, Tokyo, Japan.

Sculpture Symposium, Park of Contemporary Sculpture, Nicosia, Cyprus.

1983         

Maison de l’UNESCO, Paris, France.

Festival of Contemporary Art, Quartier d’ Horloge, Paris, France.            

“Dedans – Dehors”, Sculpture Symposium, Maison des Artists de la Fondation

Hébert d’ Uckermann, La Tronche, France.

1982         

Sculpture Symposium, Bron, France.

 

OPEN AIR INSTALLATIONS / PUBLIC OR PRIVATE COMMISSIONS

2007     

“L’apparition des Anges”, Fatima, Lisbon, Portugal.

2002  

“AlphaFos”, Alpha Bank, Nicosia, Cyprus.

2000  

“Landscape of the Other”, Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, Nicosia, Cyprus.

1999  

“Acrobatics of Vessels”, Alexandros Tombazis’ Architectural Office, Athens, Greece.      “Like a Tree”, Public Works Building, in association with architect Socrates Stratis,  Nicosia, Cyprus.

1998  

“Flight”, I & A Philippou Architects’ Office, Nicosia, Cyprus.

1997  

“With Hands Raised High”, Garden of the Anastassios G. Leventis Foundation,

Nicosia, Cyprus.

1996  

“Birds on Tall Feet”, Institute of Neurology and Genetics, Nicosia, Cyprus.

“The Guardian of Our Soul”, Minos Beach Hotel, Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece.

1993  

“To Koinon ton Kyprion”, Bank of Cyprus Head Offices, Nicosia, Cyprus.

1991  

“Plangona”, Stathmos Children Museum, Nafplio, Greece.

1990

“Plangona”, Parc des Enfants, Futuroscope, Poitiers, France.

1984  

“Labyrinth”, Sculpture Park, Nicosia, Cyprus.

1982  

“The Myth of Sisyphus”, Municipal Library, Bron, France.

 

EXHIBITION CATALOGUES

Exhibition catalogue: “A Transfer” / City Project, (curated by Syrago Tsiara), Kerameikos Archaeological Space and Museum. Commissioned by NEON (founded by Dimitris Daskalopoulos).

 “Curating Body, The Cached Space”, Cyprus Museum, Lefkosia, Cyprus.

“Violence (?)”, Caid – Societas, Scientia et Ars, Athens, Greece, 2013.

Christina Androulidaki, “Blank paper hysterias”, K-Art Gallery, Athens, Greece, 2010.

Yves Sabourin, “Et si la Guirlande de Julie était en laine…”, Edition du Patrimoine, Centre des Monuments Nationaux, France, 2010.

Yves Sabourin, “Métissages”, Musée d’Art et d’Histoire de Rochefort, France, 2010.

Polyna Kosmadaki, Christoforos Marinos, “Cabinets of Miracles”, Zone D -  Zoumboulakis Gallery, Athens, Greece, 2010.

Lara Alphas, Maria Loizidou, Eleni Mouzourou, Yves Sabourin, “Digitalis”, Ministry of Education and Culture, Cultural Services, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2010.

“12th Cairo Biennale 2010-2011”, Arab Republic of Egypt, Ministry of Culture, Fine Arts Sector, Cairo, Egypt, 2010.

Lorand Hegyi, “Iles Jamais Trouvées”, Silvana Editoriale, Italy, 2010.

“Art Athina”, Athens, Greece, 2010.

Andri Michael, Yiannis Toumazis, “L'art du present”, Paris, France, 2010.

Pantelis Arapinis, Nikos Xydakis, “Art in the time of collapse”, AD Gallery, Athens, Greece, 2010.

Yves Sabourin, “Portaits de Chaussures - Histoires de Pieds”, Musée International de la Chaussure, Romans, France, 2010.

Yves Sabourin, “Portraits of Shoes - Stories of Feet”, Sungkok Museum, Seoul, South Korea, 2009.

Gabriela Salgado, Bisi Silva, Syrago Tsiara, “Praxis, Art in times of Uncertainty”, State Museum of Contemporary Art - Costakis C