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Thekla Papadopoulou was born in Limassol in 1978 and lives in Larnaca, Cyprus.
In 1997 she graduated from the American Academy Larnaca and was admitted in the Academy of Fine Arts “Raffaello” of Urbino, Italy, where she followed a four year program of study in Contemporary Art and Painting. She graduated in 2002 with distinction. She now lives in Larnaca where she works as an art teacher at the American Academy Larnaca.
Selected Juried & Invited Exhibitions
2017 3 PERSON EXHIBITION
“SENDING/RECEIVING”, General Consulate of Cyprus, New York, USA.
2017 GROUP EXHIBITION
“Colour Fields”, Gallery Skoufa, Mykonos, Greece.
2017 GROUP EXHIBITION
“SUMMER BREEZE”, Centre of Contemporary Art Diatopos, Nicosia, Cyprus.
2016 GROUP EXHIBITION
“PARADISE”, SKOUFA Gallery, Mykonos, Greece.
2016 GROUP EXIBITION
“TO SUM DEGREE”, The HUD Gallery, Ventura, CA, USA
The works of nine artists reference natural and processual movements in elegantly controlled compositions. The deconstruction of process and replication of inspiration is the enigma in which artists are bound by their own creativity. Curated by Dab Art.
2016 SOLO EXHIBITION
“Fragments”, Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus.
2016 INTERNATIONAL JURIED COPETITION AND EXHIBITION
Art Takes Manhattan “Extended Consciousness”, Caelum Gallery, New York, USA
Twenty artists from countries around the world have been selected to be part of this prestigious exhibition in the heart of Manhattan.
2015 INTERNATIONAL JURIED COPETITION AND EXHIBITION
Donkey Art Prize 3, Galley 76, 3331 Chiyoda Art Centre, inside the Dubai International Art Center, Dubai, U.A.E.
Selected as a finalist by a jury of experts for a group exhibition (catalogue)
2014 INTERNATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION
Contemporary Painting, Group exhibition, The Brick Lane Gallery, London, UK
2014 GROUP EXHIBITION
«20x30x50», Cultural Foundation ARTOS, Nicosia, Cyprus.
2013 SOLO EXHIBITION
Mindscapes, Kypriaki Gonia Gallery, Larnaca, Cyprus
This series is mostly about me, my life and the people around me. The work is mixed media, I’m using oil paints, pastels and collage of pages from my old sketchbooks, from journals and photographs of myself and people who are close to me, therefore the title of this series is traces. I’m exploring the journey of my life until now – the factors that affected it, the elements that altered it and the influences that are still echoing in this process. There is a strong sense of memoirs of my life and I specifically explore the trajectory between the past and the present. Most of the paintings in this series are life size and beyond because they reflect the importance of the persona within the painting in my life. There are also some paintings that are self-portraits as a process of personal discovery of my influences – how they formed who I am today. All in all, in a simple sentence the work is a narrative of who I am and who I became the person I am today.