Limassol – Artistic residence July/August 2021 – CYPRUS
In Cyprus, two artists will spend 10 days in the migrant community of Agios Athanasios in the city of Limassol. During these days, the artists will try to capture the life of migrants within the community using photography and will try to engage the people. The purpose is to promote migrants as integral members of the local community in the form of artistic creation. The artists will then produce 6 paintings in wooden canvases with paint as the central material. Three paintings will incorporate 3D elements using thread and metal mesh
Iphigenia Papageorgiou | Instagram: iph.arts
Visual artist of embroidery designed walls, embroidery handmade designer on clothing, owner of Iph House of Arts.
– MA European Art Practice at Kingston University of London, – BA (hons) Fine Art at UCA, Canterbury
Christos Kyriakou | Instagram: edmon1419
Muralist, Director at 2C Multispace in Limassol,
Innovative services and combinations such as graffiti / artwork for indoor and outdoor, graphic design, tattoo, video and photography
Photography, painting, graffiti, embroidery.
Artistic concept / Objective(s) of the residency
This project will try to capture the lives of several migrants living in the area and transfer the elements into the artistic project. This will establish a sense of familiarity between the subjects of the project and the audience.
Timeline of the residency
The residency of the artists will take place in July/August 2021 (final dates tbc).
Involvement of the local community
The artists will directly involve the local community of migrants by taking photo portraits and getting to know the people. This will be later reflected in the work of arts to be produced.