STELLA aka astraki *

visiOnaire | street artist

STELLA aka astraki *

visiOnaire | street artist

“Talent alone is not enough in an artist. There needs to be a constant personal introspection. When another person’s emotions are evoked by looking at something I have created, my work as an artist on the particular project has been achieved.”

Stella, aka astraki, is a highly motivated artist and cultural community connector looking to further develop her vision in art related fields. In her twenties, she decided to study Graphic Design & Applied Arts at Frederick University in her hometown Nicosia. She subsequently continued her studies at the School of Visual & Applied Arts of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki/Greece. In the year 2000, she won a two-year scholarship at the Beijing University & Culture in China. In 2005, she relocated to Spain and lived in Madrid and Granada for two years, learning the Spanish language while also expanding her knowledge on the culture and history of the country. She has taken part in numerous group exhibitions in Cyprus, Greece, Serbia, Palestine, Sweden, Finland, Spain and elsewhere. She is the founder of the studio admiradOres deL circulO*, which since 2005 has been involved in a variety of projects such as: Ongoing Projects | Short Films | Stop Motion Flip Books | Posters | Performances | Installations | Murals | Visual Constructions | Scenography | Exhibitions | Workshops

 

2019 | Invited artist| Urban Details “Regina Cinema” \ Phaneromenis 70, Nicosia |CY
2018 | Group exhibition|”Re-New”, ARTos Cultural and Research Foundation, Nicosia |CY
2018 | Participant street artist| Yuka Blend Street Festival, Nicosia |CY
2018 | Participant street artist| documentary di Antonio Nasso \ La Repubblica |ITALIA
2017 | Director| Documentary:“mapping the old city”(Nicosia) 2014 – today, Nicosia |CY
2016 | Participation| mural street art project\ Pafos Cultural City 2017 |Tala village, Pafos |CY
2016 | Organized Paste-up Workshop| Argo Gallery, Nicosia |CY
2015 | Art Director_advertisment| Cube Productions, Nicosia |CY
2015 | Retrospective Exhibition| 10 years el studio: admiradOres deL circulO*, Nicosia |CY
2014 | Invited artist| Paste-up Workshop: ACT ON YOUR REACTION|”Plint”= ‘work,talk,sell’, Nicosia |CY
2014 – today |Murals| Ongoing project: “mapping the old city (Nicosia) |CY
2014 | Creator| my project:”ENA LEPTO”(ONE MINUTE), Nicosia |CY
2013 | Director| Short film: “A small chalk”,on Welsh artist Glyn Hughes, Nicosia |CY
2012 | Scenographer| Theatrical Play:“X. Vyronos” Philip Ridley |“WhereHaus 612” Theatre, Nicosia |CY
2012 | Performance| “Urban Soul Festival”(Pantheon Gallery), Nicosia |CY
2010 | Invited street artist (mural)| “THISEOS Festival”, Nicosia |CY
2010 | Scriptwriter| Producer Short film: “This film is dedicated to the 17th of May”| Paraplevros Productions, Nicosia |CY
2010 | Founding Member| theatre space “WhereHaus 612”, Nicosia |CY
2010 | Group Exhibition| Installation “Is Not Gallery”, Nicosia |CY
2010 | Published| Flipbook “FLIPAR”, Nicosia |CY
2010 | Joined Exhibition| “Polaroid PARATHYRO photographs| ”Politis” Newspaper Building, Nicosia |CY
2009 | Set Design| Music Festival “Louvana”| Pentakomo village, Limassol |CY
2009 | Group Exhibition| Cheap Art‘Is Not Gallery’, Nicosia |CY
2008 – today Poster| Travelling ongoing project: “KOITAME-QUITAME” ‘Pun: Language in Art’, Granada| SP \ Nicosia |CY
2006 | Solo Exhibition| “La Rue”, Granada |SP
2005 | mural| Hostal “El numero 8”, Granada |SP
2005 | Founder| el studio: admiradOres deL circulO*, Nicosia |CY
2004 | Group exhibition| Kerava Art Museum, Kerava |FINN
2004 | Participation| Bi-Communal programme “Open Studios – within the walls”, Nicosia |CY
2004 | Invited artist| Bi-Communal Programme I.C.F.F.CY (International Children Film Festival Cyprus)
Presentation my first Motion Picture Flip Book\ Arabahmet Culture Centre + University of Nicosia |CY
2004 | Published| Flipbook “THE VISITOR”, Nicosia|CY
2002 | Created a mural|Residency| Lapplands Konstnarkoloni Arvidsjaur’s |SWE
2002 | Residency| Group Exhibition at Lapplands Konstnarkoloni Arvidsjaur’s residency for Visual Artists |SWE
2001 | Performance| Installation| “En Plein Air”, Pantheon Gallery, Nicosia |CY
2000 | Children’s Book Author, Nicosia |CY
2000 | Two resident Cypriot artists (one-month residency)| Pantheon Gallery, Nicosia |CY
1999 | Volunteer| Humanitarian Art mission “Doctors of the World”, Gaza |PAL

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