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 (GR). 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: Murals | Ongoing Projects | Short Films | Productions | Theatrical Perfomances | Scenography | Installations | Flip Books | Posters | Visual Constructions| Exhibitions | Workshops | Street Art Festivals | Artist-in-Residence.

 

 

2019 | Artist-in-Residence_The Netherlands \\\ AIR Landgoed Leonardus Helmond (one month)|NL
2019 | Event Organizer \\\ MZK aka muzik (Nasty Cat),Nicosia|CY
2019 | Guest Street Artist \\\ Phaneromenis 70_Urban Details “Regina Cinema” (one month),Nicosia|CY
2018 | Group Exhibition \\\”Re-New” (ARTos Cultural and Research Foundation),Nicosia|CY
2018 | Guest Street Artist \\\ Yuka Blend Street Festival,Nicosia|CY
2018 | Guest Street Artist \\\ documentary di Antonio Nasso “La Repubblica”|IT
2017 | Director \\\ Documentary: “mapping the old city”(Nicosia) 2014 – today|CY
2016 | Guest Street Artist \\\ mural Pafos Cultural City 2017,Pafos|CY
2016 | Workshop  \\\ Paste-up (Argo Gallery),Nicosia|CY
2015 | Art Director \\\ advertisment for Cube Productions,Nicosia|CY
2015 | Retrospective Exhibition \\\ 10 years el studio: admiradOres deL circulO* (Prozak coffee shop),Nicosia|CY
2014 | Guest Street Artist \\\ Paste-up workshop: ACT ON YOUR REACTION|”Plint”= ‘work,talk,sell’ (PI+FI coffee shop)|CY
2014 – today Ongoing Project \\\ murals  “mapping the old city (Nicosia)|CY
2014 | Ongoing Project \\\ stencil: “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),Nicosia|CY
2012 | Performance \\\ “Urban Soul Festival” (Pantheon Gallery),Nicosia|CY
2010 | Guest 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 | Book Print \\\ Flipbook “FLIPAR”,Nicosia|CY
2010 | Joined Exhibition \\\ Polaroid PARATHYRO photographs (Politis Newspaper Building),Nicosia|CY
2009 | Set Design \\\ Music Festival “Louvana”,Limassol|CY
2009 | Group Exhibition \\\ Cheap Art,Nicosia|CY
2008 – today Ongoing project \\\ Poster: “KOITAME-QUITAME” ‘Pun: Language in Art’, Granada(SP)|Nicosia(CY)
2006 | Solo Exhibition \\\ “Las maletas que se llevan”,(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|FI
2004 | Guest Visual Artist \\\ Bi-Communal programme “Open Studios – within the walls”,Nicosia|CY
2004 | Guest Visual Artist \\\ Bi-Communal Programme I.C.F.F.CY (International Children Film Festival Cyprus)
(Arabahmet Culture Centre + University of Nicosia)|CY
2004 | Book Print \\\ Flipbook “THE VISITOR”,Nicosia|CY
2002 | Artist-in-Residence_Sweden \\\ Group Exhibition + Mural, Lapplands Konstnarkoloni Arvidsjaur’s|SWE
2001 | Performance \ Installation \\\ “En Plein Air” (Pantheon Gallery),Nicosia|CY
2000 | Book Author \\\ ” I am a King”,Nicosia|CY
2000 | Artist-in-Residence_Pantheon Gallery \\\ Two artists living and working in a gallery space(one month),Nicosia|CY
1999  | Volunteer \\\ Humanitarian Art mission “Doctors of the World”,Gaza|PS

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