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Constantinos Sophocle Constantinou

Born in 1990, Cyprus

SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND INSTALLATIONS

2019, Photographic Encounters, SOUTH Space for Photography, "Lines of Conflict", Chania | Greece

2019, "Embroidery", Photography Installation [Com. work], Bus Stop in Athienou | Cyprus

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023, 15th Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, National Gallery of Prague, "Fragments, Pigments and Figments: An Individualised Walk Through a Buffer Zone",
          Independent Participation, Curated by Ellada Evangelou and Nihal Soğancı, 
A collaboration project with Rahme Veziroglu [Com. work], Curated by Andrew Filmer, Prague | Czech Republic

2023, Zine Workshop Exhibition, "is-tan-bul", Tasweer: Photo Festival Qatar at M7, Workshop by Andreas Laszlo Konrath, Curated by Olga Stefatou, Doha | Qatar

2022, Timeless Cyprus - "Life is short, and art long", George Pol. Georghiou [Com. work], A. G. Leventis Gallery,
          Curated by Katerina Stephanides, Theodora Demetriou and Despina Christofidou, Nicosia | Cyprus

2022, Chora - Ioannis Kissonerghis [Com. work], Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia, Curated by Loukia Loizou Hadjigavriel and Maria Patsalosavvi, Nicosia | Cyprus

2022, The Takeover, "A letter to Mother Nature", Greenhouse Culture Takeover Space, Curated by Ashleigh Downey, Online Exhibition

2021, Video Art Miden: The New New, Video screening: "La invencion de Morel", Curated by Myrto Vounatsou, Online Screening

2020, Earth Day, Greenhouse Culture, "Untitled I", Curated by Ashleigh Downey, Online Exhibition
2019, Ten Years of Existence, Kallinikeio Museum, "Photography Examination", Curated by Noni Papoui Papasianti, Athienou | Cyprus

2018, PAR ORAMA, 1st Film Symposium, Communitism, Balcan Can Kino & Gallery MEME, Video screening: "La invencion de Morel", Athens | Greece

2018, Story-Telling, Rezidența Scena9, Goethe-Institut & National University of Arts Bucharest, "Suntrap", Curated by Roxana Trestioreanu, Bucharest | Romania

2018, Depths of Exploration, Combinatul Fondului Plastic, Universitatea Nationala de Arte, Self Portrait Video "In my place", Bucharest | Romania

2017, Young Greek Photographers [KyPhEn], SOUTH Space for Photography, "The Green Line", Crete | Greece

2017, Young Greek Photographers, Kythera Photographic Encounters, "The Green Line", Curated by John Stathatos, Kythera | Greece

2017, It’s Liquid International Art Festival, ANIMA MUNDI, Visions, Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, Self Portrait Videos, Curated by Luca Curci and Andrea Chinellato, Venice | Italy

2017, Hyperspace, Paratissima Skopje, Self Portrait Video "Multifaceted", Curated by Jovanka Popova, Skopje | Republic of North Macedonia

2017, 2nd Festival of Photography and Video in Preveza, Gallery Yiannis Moralis, "The Green Line / Nicosia City", Preveza | Greece

2017, Monochrome, Blank Wall Gallery, "Roma", Curated by Markos Dolopikos, Athens | Greece

2017, Alchemic Body, Laura Haber Gallery, Self Portrait Video "In my bath" and "Flash memories", Buenos Aires | Argentina
2015, Borderlines, Athens Photo Festival, House of Cyprus Cultural and Educational Office, "The Green Line", Curated by Manolis Moresopoulos, Athens | Greece

2014, Project: Airport LGAT "Hellinikon", Melina Mercouri Museum, Supported by Municipality of Athens, TEI of Athens and Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens | Greece

2014, "Festival Miden", Video Art Festival, Self Portrait Videos, Curated by Gioula Papadopoulou and Margarita Stavraki, Kalamata | Greece

2014, Group Art Exhibition at Romantso, artAZ - Surprise V, "Trash Project", Curated by Alexandra Kollaros, Athens | Greece

2014, Group Exhibition at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Video Art Installation "Trashformation", Istanbul | Turkey

2013, "The Story of the Creative", Angel Orensanz Foundation for Contemporary Art, New York | USA

2013, "Children of the World", Cyprus Photographic Society, 27th Projected Images Biennial, Luxembourg City | Luxembourg

2012, "Faces and Stories of Athena Street" [Com. work], Lightroom Project, Curated by Nikandre Koukoulioti and Marilena Stafylidou, Athens | Greece

2012, Exhibition at Society for Studies of Cultural Alterity, «λάθος», Booze Cooperativa, Curated by Stefanos Paschos, Athens | Greece

2012, "The Ancient Corinth", Greek Photographic Society, Athens | Greece

2011, Group Photography Exhibition at the University of Athens | Greece

FILM SCREENINGS

2021, AV-Fest, 14th Audiovisual Arts Festival, Ionian University, "Suntrap", Coordinated by Vassilis Mpouzas and Angelos Floros, Online Screening

2020, 3rd Photometria in Motion, "Suntrap", Ioannina | Greece

RESIDENCIES AND WORKSHOPS

2018, Residency, Participatory Art Practice, Hosted by Castrum Peregrini, European Academy of Participation and Goethe-Institut, Netherlands | Amsterdam

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2023, Workshop, Experimental Photography Techniques & Historical Techniques, Hosted by Agora, Experimental Photo Festival, Barcelona | Spain
2022, Workshop, The Independent Life of Images: Collaging Image Histories, Hosted by Archivo Platform lead by Aikaterini Gegisian

2015, Workshop, Darkroom - Analogue Photography, Hosted by ARTEC, Research Laboratory lead by Prof. Stephanos Pashos, Athens | Greece

PROJECTS

Cyprus Photography Center [Exploring Visual Narratives], on the road since 2019

AWARDS, NOMINATIONS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Award of "Young Greek Photographers", Kythera Photographic Encounters, "The Green Line", Greece | 2017

Honorary Distinction "The Green Line / Nicosia City", 2nd Festival of Photography and Video in Preveza, Greece | 2017

State Scholarship Foundation of Cyprus, Scholarship for Master Degree | 2016

Audience Award - "2nd you made it film festival", Documentary: Airport LGAT "Hellinikon", Film Club Trikala, Greece | 2014

State Scholarship Foundation of the Hellenic Republic, Bachelor Degree | 2013 & 2014

Erasmus Scholarship at the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul, Turkey | 2013-2014

Juror Award of Merit - Street Photography / Documentary, Grand Prix de la Découverte Paris, France | 2013

Finalist at Forward Thinking Museum, JGS Photography Contest, New York, USA | 2013

PUBLICATIONS

Contribution To Publications

2023, «ΓΑΜΜΑ» (βιβλίο της σειράς «αω»), Edited by Omiros Panayides + Nicos Philippou, OWK-press, Limassol-Lefkosia, CY. 

2022, "Timeless Cyprus - George Pol. Georghiou", A. G. Leventis Gallery, Nicosia, CY. ISBN: 978-9963-732-70-8

2022, "Chora - Ioannis Kissonerghis", The Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia, Nicosia, CY. ISBN: 978-9963-575-98-5

 

Exhibition Catalogues

2023, Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, Arts and Theatre Institute, CZ
2018, PAR ORAMA, Balkan Can Kino & Gallery MEME, 1st Film Symposium, Athens, GR

2017, ANIMA MUNDI, It’s Liquid International Art Festival, Venice, IT

2017, 2nd Festival of Photography and Video in Preveza, GR

2017, Hyperspace, Paratissima Skopje, MK

2015, Reframe Memory, Athens Photo Festival, Hellenic Centre for Photography, Athens, GR

2012, «λάθος», The Society of Studies of Cultural Alterity, Athens, GR


Under Instruction (selected)
Photographs, "40+4", The Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia, 2023, ISBN: 978-9925-610-04-4

Photographs, "Myth Unbound: Ariadne – Andromeda", A. G. Leventis Gallery, Nicosia, 2023, ISBN: 978-9963-732-72-2
Photographs, "On the Field: Football. History. Nicosia," The Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia, 2022, ISBN: 978-9925-610-02-0
Photo Curation | Photographs, "Greek Painters and Engravers 19th - 20th century: Th
e Christoforou Collection", Nicosia, 2021. ISBN: 978-9925-586-90-5 
Photo Curation | Photographs, "50 YEARS: Holy Church of Hagios Demetrios Acropolis 1970-2020", Nicosia, 2020. ISBN: 978-9925-580-09-5
Photo Curation | Ph
otographs, "Christian Art: The Christoforou Collection", Foundation for Hellenic Culture - Estia Ellados Cyprus, 2017. ISBN: 978-960-93-8835-1

TALKS, PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
2024, Kala Pani Crossings #3, Across the Oceans: Post-Indentureship Trans-Oceanic Transformations, "Remembering Mariamman" with Stephanos Stephanides, Alliance Française de Pondichéry | India

2023, Storytelling workshop and Lumière Minute, "HEY! Tell me your story!", Social Policy and Action Organization, Grigri Projects and ALDA, at Hybuild, Aglantzia | Cyprus
2022, Presentation, "The photographer Menelaos C. Pittas", "Grief-Work" by Helen Kirwan at ARTos House, Nicosia | Cyprus
2022, Photography Seminars at Cyprus Photography Society, "Exploring Photographers", Nicosia | Cyprus
2022, Presentation, "Exploring the use of amateur photography", CPS - Nicosia Branch, Online

2020, Photography Teacher, Adult Education Centres, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth (2018-2020), Larnaca | Cyprus

2020, Contest Jury and Artist Talk, Pancyprian Photo Competition 2019, Cyprus Photography Society, "Narrative Photography", Casteliotissa Hall, Nicosia | Cyprus
2020, Photography Seminars at Cyprus Photography Society, "Learning Photography", Nicosia | Cyprus
2019, Contest Jury, 14th International Film Festival Cyprus, Photography Exhibition "Photo Message", Melina Mercouri Hall, Nicosia | Cyprus
2018, Lecturer/Assistant Professor (Shadowee; Dr. Roxana Trestioreanu) and Artist Talk at National University of Fine Arts, Bucharest | Romania
2017, Artist Talk at 2nd Festival of Photography and Video in Preveza, Gallery Yiannis Moralis, Preveza | Greece

2014, Artist Talk at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul | Turkey
2012, Artist Talk, Discussion about Contemporary Photography, Discussion Coordinator Dr. Fotis Kaggelaris, Society for Studies of Cultural Alterity, K.O.T.E.S. Booze Cooperativa, Athens | Greece

EDUCATION

University of West Attica, Athens | Greece

Ph.D. (C.) Department of Photography and Audiovisual Arts, Faculty of Applied Arts and Culture | class of 2023

University of West Attica, Athens | Greece 

Master of Arts (MA) in Video Production, Audiovisual Media and Motion Graphics, Faculty of Applied Arts and Culture | class of 2016

Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul | Turkey
Department of Photography, Faculty of Fine Arts, Erasmus-Student Exchange Program | class of 2013

Technological Educational Institute of Athens | Greece

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Photography and Audiovisual Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts and Design | class of 2010 

FILMOGRAPHY | VIDEOGRAPHY | CINEMATOGRAPHY

Fifty - Eight Days, Video, 00:02:59, 2020

Self Portrait Video, "Grasping my self", 00:04:15, 2019

*απάγκειο*|*suntrap*, Experimental Short Film, Drama, 00:06:08, 2018

The Flag on the Mountain, Video, 00:03:20, 2018

Self Portrait Video, "Nothing is at it seems", 00:07:57, 2018

La invención de Morel, Video installation, 00:05:18, 2017

Self Portrait Video "Multifaceted", 00:24:01, 2016

Το Χάος [2] - "Η Αποκεφαλισμένη Ελπίδα", Video, 00:06:15, 2016

Message #2375, Video, 00:00:51, 2016

Trashformation [A collaboration with Giannis Floulis], Video, 00:04:05, 2014

Self Portrait Video "In my place", 00:14:22, 2014
My Video Diary, 8 Videos, 00:29:02, 2014

Airport LGAT "Hellinikon" [A collaboration project with Giannis Floulis], Documentary, 00:27:27, 2014

Self Portrait Video, "In my bath", 00:02:17, 2013

Self Portrait Video, "Flash Memories", 00:01:12, 2013

Self Portrait Video, "I have something to think about", 00:02:40, 2013

Self Portrait Video, "I want to weep badly but I can’t II", 00:01:25, 2013

Self Portrait Video, "I want to weep badly but I can’t I", 00:01:36, 2013

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