STELLA aka astraki *

visiOnaire | street artist

STELLA aka astraki *

visiOnaire | street artist

Founder of the studio admiradOres deL circulO*, who’s studio has been working since 2005 on various projects such as: Ongoing Projects | Short Films | Stop Motion Flip Books | Posters | Performances | Installations | Music Vibes | Visual Constructions | Scenography | Exhibitions | Workshops | Murals

At my twenties I have decided to study Graphic Design & Applied Arts at Frederick University in my hometown Nicosia. Later on continued my studies at the School of Visual & Applied Arts of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki / Greece. In the year of 2000 I won a scholarship for two years at the Beijing University & Culture in China. In 2005, I relocated and lived in Madrid and Granada, learning not only the Spanish language but also about the culture and history of the country. Some of the group exhibitions that I took part in, were in Cyprus, Greece, Serbia, Palestine, Finland, Sweden, Spain.


2017 | Documentary: “mapping the old city” (Nicosia) 2014 – today, Nicosia |CYPRUS
2015 | Retrospective exhibition for the 10 years of my studio admiradOres deL circulO*
2014 – today | “mapping the old city (Nicosia), ongoing project, mapping the abandoned walls within the walls of the old town of Nicosia |CYPRUS
2013 | Short film: “A small chalk”, where I present the Welsh artist Glyn Hughes, Nicosia |CYPRUS
2012 | Scenography & Costumes: theatrical play “X. Vyronos” (Philip Ridley), WhereHaus 612/ Theatre space, Nicosia |CYPRUS
2012 | Performance: “ p r a m A R T e f t i s: trap in my Art ”, Urban Soul Festival/ Pantheon Gallery, Nicosia |CYPRUS
2010 | Design and creation of a mural on the wall of a private house of traditional Cypriot architecture, “THISEOS” Festival, Nicosia |CYPRUS
2010 | Short film: “ This film is dedicated to the 17th of May”, cooperation with “Paraplevros Productions”, Nicosia |CYPRUS
2010 | Founding Member of the theatre space WhereHaus 612 plus a Cooperator in “Paraplevros productions”, Nicosia |CYPRUS
2008 – today | “Pun: language in Art”.
After two years of living in Spain the poster “KOITAME-QUITAME” was created, Nicosia |CYPRUS
2006 | Solo exhibition: “Las maletas que se llevan”, Granada |SPAIN
2005 | Foundation of the studio admiradOres deL circulO* which has worked on various projects such as: Short Films, Stop Motion Flip Books, Posters, Scenography and Murals.
2004 | Participated in the bi-communal programme “Open Studios – within the walls”, Nicosia |CYPRUS 2004 | Invitation to the bi-communal Programme of I.C.F.F.CY (International Children Film Festival Cyprus), where I presented my first Motion Picture Flip Book to children at the Arabahmet Culture Centre and at the University of Nicosia |CYPRUS
2002| Invited as a Cypriot artist to take part at the Lapplands Konstnärskoloni residency in Arvidsjaur, where I took part at the group artist exhibition. 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 and Arvidsjaur |SWEDEN
2001 | Performance: “I am a King” |part of the exhibition “En Plein Air”/Pantheon Gallery, Nicosia |CYPRUS
1999 | Participated with a group of Cypriot artists, and created works of art for a humanitarian mission carried out by the team of the Doctors of the World to the strip of Gaza |PALESTINE

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