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Nefeli Kyriacou

Born in 1990, Nefeli Kyriacou is a dedicated visual artist. Currently she lives and creates between Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece.

Nefeli graduated from School of Fine Arts in the Department of Visual and Applied Arts at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2013). Having been accepted at the 8th position, she was awarded with a scholarship for her studies. She holds a MA in Archaeology and History of Art from Aristotle university of Thessaloniki (2020).

Her passion is painting and installation. She is delighted to have presented her artworks in many team exhibitions in Greece and abroad (USA, Bulgaria, Belgium, Cyprus).

Her work focuses on people and how the conditions in which they are forced to live, or they have chosen to live, 'transform' them. Casual encounters with everyday people drive her inspiration. Abstracts of people with unique characteristics -that sometimes you may wonder if they really exist- create a collage that demonstrates Nefeli’s perspective on life. These people assume symbolic dimensions in her artworks. They emerge from her artworks as figures from a theatrical play.

Her inspiration may also draw on historical events that have defined humanity. Humans’ traces across history, and how they are realised today, or their future potentialities, intrigue her.

She encourages the viewers to gaze at her artworks trying as if they were mirrors of real life, trying to grasp their reflection. Her ambition is to depict them like contemporary saints that have the leading role in the play called life.

German Expressionism and Renaissance logic can be sensed in the cosmic character that shapes figures in Nefeli’s work too.

She has experimented with many materials like pastel, charcoals, markers, collage, engraving techniques, acrylics and oil colours. Pencils, light and paper have been her sole tools for the last 2 years. Currently she is using markers and spray paint and she is experimenting through screen printing technique. 

She has participated in 2 residencies since 2018 (Glo Art residency in Belgium and Airo Residency in Milan). During 2020 she earned the Gold Award in installation category in the international competition 'Without borders' organised by WUD (World University Of Design-India) with the artwork 'Pelican Blood'.


Born in 1990, Athens, Greece

2013 Studied painting in the  Faculty of Fine Arts, School of Visual and               Applied Arts AuTH, Greece

2020 Master degree in Archeology and History of Art AuTh, Greece

Lives and works in Greece


2020 Gold Award in installation category, 'Without Borders'                           international competition,WUD, India

2008 Awarded with a scholarship by IKY for having been accepted at               the 8th position on the exams entering the School of Fine Arts.

Exhibitions (solo/group)

2024 Toss Gallery, "Picture this: Brushstrokes", group show,                             Thessaloniki,Greece

2024 TAF The Art Foundation, "Under the same sky, around the same               sea", Fire Art Team, Athens, Greece

2023 365 by Illustradays, "Fragments of time", Illustradays, Athens,                 Greece

2023 Part of "Open House SKG"

2023 Tag Project Space, "Nonthematic", group show, Athens,                         Greece

2023 European Parliament, "Under the same sky, around the same                 sea", Fire Art Team, Brussels, Belgium

2022 Part of "Open House SKG"

2022 Tag Project space, "The mirror game", group show, Athens,                   Greece

2022 Islahane Cultural Center, "Under the same sky, around the same             sea", Fire Art Team, Thessaloniki, Greece

2022 Nazim Hikmet Cultural Center, "Under the same sky, around the             same sea", Fire Art Team, Istanbul, Turkey

2022 Ydro, "Street project 01", Live painting, Thessaloniki, Greece

2022 Pikap/the room, "Αορίστου χρόνου", solo exhibition,                             
Thessaloniki, Greece

2022 Ydro, "Differentials 3", BluCats team, Thessaloniki, Greece
2022 Spectroom, "Lament of life", solo exhibition, Thessaloniki , Greece

2022 Eventhouse Thessaloniki, "Black Star Night", solo presentation of               pieces made during the lockdown, Thessaloniki, Greece

2021 Oratos art space, "Free Pass", Fire Art Team, Thessaloniki, Greece

2021 GR Collectors, 1821, "ΟΠΤΙΚΗ ΜΙΑΣ ΕΠΑΝΑΣΤΑΣΗΣ", online                exhibition, GR Collectors, Athens, Greece

2021 Florina Museum of Contemporary Art, "Albert Camus: 865                     letters", curator: Nikolena Kalaintzaki, Florina, Greece (online                 exhibition) 

2021 Papanikolaou Hospital, "Πάνδημες συνARTήσεις", Fire Art                 Team, Thessaloniki, Greece

2021 AHEPA Hospital, "Πάνδημες συνARTήσεις", Fire Art Team,                 Thessaloniki, Greece

2020 Eye Altering Gallery, "Alteration", Eye Altering Gallery,                           Thessaloniki, Greece

2020  Arte Visione, "Portrait", curated by Nikolena Kalaintzaki, Athens,            Greece

2020  Municipal Gallery of Thessaloniki, "Pikap community-Art in                     Thessaloniki", Pikap community, Thessaloniki, Greece

2019 Townhall of Thessaloniki, "100 years since genocide of the                      Pontians 1919-2019", Fire Art team, Thessaloniki, Greece

2019 Wisedog, "Red Project", BluCats team, Larissa, Greece

2019 Toss Gallery, "Differentials", BluCats team, Thessaloniki, Greece

2019 GloArt, "Open Air Gallery", GloArt, Lanaken, Belgium

2018 ArtBox Project, "1.8, ArtBox Project", New York, USA

2018 Art Noise, "Contemporary art for Down Syndrome",                                 Art Noise, Thessaloniki, Greece

2017 Kahramanoglou Factory, "Human-Colour-Iron 10", Chamber of               Fine Arts of Greece, Athens, Greece

2017 KINONO, The Art Exhibition Project, "Fall Festival",                               Athens,Greece

2016 Lola Nicolaou Gallery, "RemBrandName", Long Vehicle Team,                 Thessaloniki, Greece

2016 Technohoros Gallery, "RemBrandName", Long Vehicle team,                   Athens, Greece

2016 Kahramanoglou factory, "Human-Colour-Iron 9", Chamber of Fine           Arts of Greece, Athens, Greece

2016 Is Not Gallery, "Lush Art in Austere Times", Is Not Gallery,                      Nicosia, Cyprus

2015 Whitdel Arts, "Fall Out", Whitdel Arts, Detroit, USA

2015 Artis Causa, "Quar-t: miniature exhibition", Artis Causa,                           Thessaloniki, Greece

2014 Gallery of the Arts of Kazanlak ISKRA4, "Second International                Contemporary Miniprint of Kazanlak", Kazanlak, Bulgaria

2014 Teloglion Foundation, "Loukas Venetoulias                                             exhibition", Teloglion foundation,
         Thessaloniki, Greece
2014 MoMus, "Graduation Exhibition", Faculty of Fine Arts, School of             visual and applied arts, Thessaloniki, Greece

2014 City of Athens Cultural Organisation, "Resist now", Chamber of               Fine Arts of Greece, Athens, Greece

2014 Vlassis Art Gallery, "Presenting Thessaloniki's engraving studios",            Thessaloniki, Greece

2014 MoMus, "Active Art in Action II", Thessaloniki, Greece

2013 Aggelon Vima, "To the point", Faculty of Fine Arts, School of                   visual and applied arts, Thessaloniki, Greece

2013 Artis Causa, "Endixis", Faculty of Fine Arts, School of visual and              applied arts, Thessaloniki, Greece

2013 Christos Tsakiris Culture Crenter, "ANAKA-taxi 5", IRIS,                           Thessaloniki

2011 Alatza Imaret, "Apo-pires", Municipality of Thessaloniki,                         Thessaloniki

2010 Gallery Container, "Ligo prin ligo meta", Faculty of Fine Arts,                   School of visual and applied arts, Thessaloniki, Greece


2013 Byzantine Museum of Thessaloniki, "Lets knit because it is a family           business", George Tsakiris, Thessaloniki, Greece


2020 Airo Residency, organised by Cold Bench online Gallery                           Milan Italy

2018 GloArt Residency, organised by GloArt foundation, Lanaken,                     Belgium


Member of Fire Art team since 2019

Member of Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece since 2013


Member of BluCats team, Fire Art team and Pikap Community

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