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

 

 

2018 | participant artist at Yuka Blend Street Festival, Nicosia | CY
2018 | participant artist in the documentary di Antonio Nasso for Repubblica | CY – ITALIA
2017 | Workshop | GRAFFITI IN DIFFERENT FORMS | PASTE it UP, Cultural Center ‘World without Borders’ | CY
2017 | Director | Documentary: “mapping the old city” (Nicosia) 2014 – today, Nicosia | CY
2016 | Participant artist in Pafos Cultural City 2017 | (Tala) Pafos | CY
2015 | Retrospective exhibition | 10 years of my studio: admiradOres deL circulO*, Nicosia | CY
2014 – today |Creator of the project: “mapping the old city (Nicosia)_ongoing project_, Nicosia | CY
2014 | Creator of the project: ENA LEPTO (ONE MINUTE),  Nicosia | CY
2013 | Director | Short film: “A small chalk”, on Welsh artist Glyn Hughes, Nicosia | CY
2012 | Performance: “ p r a m A R T e f t i s: trap in my Art ”, Urban Soul Festival/ Pantheon Gallery | CY
2010 | Scriptwriter/Producer | Short film: “This film is dedicated to the 17th of May” | Paraplevros Productions, Nicosia | CY
2010 | Published my flipbook “FLIPAR”, Nicosia | CY
2009 | Set design and construction \ Music Festival “Louvana”, (Pentakomo) Limassol | CY
2008 – today | Poster “KOITAME-QUITAME” ‘Pun: language in Art’, Nicosia – Granada | CY – ESPAÑA
2006 | Solo exhibition: “Las maletas que se llevan”, Granada | ESPAÑA
2005 | Mural \ Hostal “El numero 8”, Granada |ESPAÑA
2005 | Founder of the studio: admiradOres deL circulO*, Nicosia – Granada | CY – ESPAÑA
2004 | Group exhibition/ Kerava Art Museum | FINLAND
2004 | Participant artist in the bi-communal programme “Open Studios – within the walls”, Nicosia | CY
2004 | Presentation to the bi-communal Programme of I.C.F.F.CY (International Children Film Festival Cyprus). Introduction to my first Motion Picture Flip Book to children / Arabahmet Culture Centre and at the University of Nicosia | CY
2004 | Published my flipbook “THE VISITOR”, Nicosia | CY
2002 | Residence artist at the Lapplands Konstnärskoloni residency in Arvidsjaur. After a personal request I made to the cultural team of the Municipality of Arvidsjaur, I created a mural in a public space|park, where I connected visually the two cities of Nicosia & Arvidsjaur | SWEDEN
2001 | Performance: “I am a King” | part of the exhibition “En Plein Air”/Pantheon Gallery, Nicosia | CY
2000 |Stella Georgiou\Demetris Neocleous | Pantheon Gallery (one-month residency), Nicosia | CY
1999 | Volunteer | Member of a group of Cypriot artists who volunteered for the creation of works of art for a humanitarian mission of the Doctors of the World in Gaza |PALESTINE

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