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Elena Tsigaridou

Elena Tsigaridou

Shewas born in Nicosia, Cyprus in 1980. She earned her B.A. with Distinction (in Fine Art, Painting) from the Academia di Belle Arti, in Rome Italy.

Her work is characterised by delicate observation that seeks to elicit the sensations andmemories associated with our experiences and encounters. She filtered her experiences into a personal and contemporary visual language. These finely rendered images provoke us to look beneath the surface into the realm of strange alliances, symbolisms and meanings. Her work evokes the private world of personal identity and inner state. Her art seeks to create a dialogue and a connection with the viewer where the primary concern is not to give answers but to generate questions and evoke a personal emotion.

Her paintings are in the numerous private and corporate collections, including the Frissiras Museum in Athens, the Cypriot State Gallery, the Collection of the Cyprus Olympic Committee, the Amara Hotel and the Kallinikeio Municipal Museum of Athienou.

Solo & Group Exhibitions (selection)

2020
LIFE, A.G. Leventis Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus
2018
International Figurative Biennale, Natsoulas Gallery, California, USA
2018
SOFA Fair, Chicago, USA
2018
New Horizons in Painting II-The Unpredictability of Ideas, Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece
2017
Sender-Recipient,The Cyprus House, New York, USA
2016
World Art Dubai, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE
2016
Summer Breeze, Diatopos Contemporary Art Center, Nicosia, Cyprus
2016
Art Souq, Etihad Modern Art Gallery, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2015
Circles Made Up of Cubes, KypriakiGonia Gallery, Larnaca, Cyprus
2014
50 Years EKATE, Famagusta Gate, Nicosia, Cyprus
2006
Three Person Exhibition, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium
2002
Arte Contemporanea, Gallery ‘La Pigna’, Palazzo del Vicariato, Rome, Italy

Awards

2018
Madame Figaro Award for the category ‘Creator of the Year’
2018
5th Telemachos Kanthos Art Awards, First Prize in the category Engraving
2016
4th Telemachos Kanthos Art Awards, First Prize in the category Painting