Dr Elena Stylianou is the Founder and Director of the Cultural Studies and Contemporary Arts (CSCA) Lab of European University Cyprus (EUC). She is Assistant Professor in Art History and Theory at EUC. Her research interests include contemporary art from Cyprus, museums and curatorial studies, and photography. She previously held a research postdoctoral fellowship at the University of London, Institute of Education, UK and earned her Doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University, NY with specialization in Art Theory and Education. She also holds an EdM from the same school in Art Education with emphasis in Museum Studies. She has taught in well-known museums in New York, such as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Museum of the City of New York and she was the Saturday Academy Coordinator of the Museum of the City of New York in 2006-2007. She has lectured widely on a wide-range of topics, and has been involved in various curatorial projects at the Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, associated with the Pierides Foundation, Cyprus such as Other Indications (2013-2014), Treasure Island (2014), and Glyn Hughes 1931-2014 (2016-2017) [curator of educational programs]. She has also exhibited her work both locally and internationally (Düsseldorf, Germany and New York) at group exhibitions. She is recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including a Fulbright Scholarship (USA), an Art Table Museum Fellowship in the Curatorial Department of the Museum of Arts & Design, NY (USA), and a Spencer Fellowship, Research Training Grant (USA). Her academic work has been published widely in book chapters and academic journals. She is co-editor of "Museums and Photography: The Display of Death" (Routledge, 2017). She is currently working on a different book project on Contemporary Art from Cyprus.
Dr Sophia Hadjipapa, was born in Nicosia, Cyprus in 1977. Her first degree was in Painting from the National Academy of Arts of Sofia, where she also completed a Masters degree, in Painting and a PhD in Art History and Theory. She has presented papers on the modern art of Bulgaria and Greece in academic conferences and peer-reviewed journals in Bulgaria and the U.K. Her research has lately concentrated on creative work, which she has presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions Cyprus, Europe and the United States. Besides painting she has worked on illustrations of poems, covers of books and has been involved in Public art, interventions in Public spaces, participatory projects, and video art, which have been presented in international festivals.Since 1999 she has presented her work in many solo and group exhibitions in Cyprus and abroad , among which Treasure Island, Nicosia Municipal Art Centre, Nicosia,26/9/2014-8/11/2014, Art in Odd Places: The Artifacts—selected ephemera 13/9/2014–28/9/2014, Governor’s Island, NY, Global Positioning System (So You Say You Want a Revolution), Westside Gallery, NY, 28/7/2012 - 18/8/2012, At Maroudia's: in the framework of Terra Mediterranea in Crisis, House of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios (the Ethnological Museum), Nicosia, Cyprus, July 4/7/2012-30/12/2012, Ostrale 2011, International Exhibition of Contemporary Visual Arts, Dresden, Germany, 1/7/2011-4/9/2011, London Greek Film Festival, London, UK, 17/10/2011-25/10/2011, Chypre 2010, L’art au present, Espace Commines, Paris, 22/12/2010 – 9/1/2011, Holds a Thin Line, Goethe Institute, Ankara, Turkey, 17/5/2010-11/06/2010, Sign 2009, Art in Odd Places Festival, New York, 1/10/2009- 26/10/2009, DiverCYty, Council of Europe, Strasbourg, 30/9/2008 -10.10/2008, Videoholica, Biennial August in Art, 1/8/2008-31/8/2008, Varna, Bulgaria, Presences/Absences:Women Artists and Architects in the Modern Art of Bulgaria, Sofia State Gallery, 1/11/2006-30/11/2006.Before commencing work at the European University Cyprus, she also taught at the University of Cyprus and Cyprus College. She has served as the coordinator of the Graphic Design and Advertising Program from 2005 until 2010. In 2007 she was appointed assistant professor of Fine Arts in the Department of Arts of the European University- Cyprus. In 2007 she was elected Chairperson of the Department. She was elected Associate Professor in 2013 and from the Fall of 2014 she serves as Chairperson of the Department of Arts, and coordinator of the MA Visual Arts in Education. She is part of various committees, as for example the Ministry of Education and Culture for the Selection of Artists and Curators in Biennales and International Exhibitions. She has also served as Secretary of the Board of the Cyprus Chamber of Arts.
Yianna Christophorou is a graphic designer who studied Visual Communication at Middlesex University and went on to gain an MA in Graphic Arts and Typography at the London College of Communication, University of Arts, London. Since 2006, Yianna Christophorou has been a Lecturer in Graphic Design at the European University Cyprus and is also a practicing freelance graphic designer. Her work includes the design of book covers, posters, catalogues, advertisements and the construction of corporate imagery. Some of her clients are organizations such as UNDP ACT, Cyprus Network for Youth Development and Volunteer Doctors (Cyprus). She has exhibited in various exhibitions including Upper & Lower Street Galleries and Candid Arts Gallery in London, and in Cyprus at Famagusta Gate and Kasteliotisa. She participated at the 2nd and 4th Annual Exhibition of Young Cypriot Artists organised by the Chamber of Fine Arts. Yianna was also one of the 32 Cypriot graphic designers that were invited to contribute to the show 32 Posters Against Poverty and Social Exclusion organized by the Cyprus University of Technology and the NGO, Culture in Action. In 2013, Yianna participated at the 6th United Designs International Biennial Design Exhibition that that took place at Missouri, United States.
Demetra Englezou holds a Master’s degree in Computer Animation from the National Center of Computer Animation at Bournemouth University 2001 and a B.A in Graphic Design from the University of the West of England Bristol in 2000. She has worked in Broadcasting and Satellite Companies since 2004. She has created a large number of animated short films and Motion Graphics and participated in International film festivals, exhibitions and art projects. As a 3d Animator she has produced 3d television ads for major companies including Vodafone, Cyta, Honda, Hellenic Bank, Bank of Cyprus, Porsche, B.M.W etc. Demetra Englezou has received the first Pancyprian Award for the Logo design competition for the Office of the Cyprus Telecommunication Controller Officer OCECPR 2004. She is an instructor at the Department of Arts at the European University Cyprus. Her research interests are based on the Motion Graphics & Broadcast Design as well as 3d Computer Animation. She is the founder and chairperson of the International Motion Festival (IMF), launched in 2012 and the first of its kind in the broader Mediterranean and Middle East.
Dr Georgia Petroudi holds a doctorate degree in Historical Musicology from the University of Sheffield, as well as a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance from the aforementioned university. She began her studies at Wittenberg University, United States, and earned a Bachelor in Music in Piano and Oboe Performance. During her studies in the States, she gave several recitals and participated as a finalist and earned prizes at international piano competitions. At 2007 she was appointed Lecturer at the Department of Arts, European University Cyprus. She served as the co-coordinator of the music program, and from 2010-2014 she served as Chair of the Department. Her research interests include Western composers of the first half of the twentieth century, Greek and Greek-Cypriot composers. More specifically, she focuses on revised compositions, and issues that relate to the revising process such as creativity and politics. Georgia has presented her work in international conferences and published relevant papers in journals.