Chara Kontopoulou

  • 2018 – MA Arts Management, Policy and Practise – University of Manchester, UK
  • 2017 – BA Visual and Applied Arts – Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece


Born in Cyprus, Chara Kontopoulou is a visual artist, whose work is inevitably influenced by the consumption of information and the superfluous images which appear on social media. Kontopoulou creates large scale, abstract paintings which encourage the viewer to interact and turn their passive seeing into active looking, inviting them into an exploring tool of experience.

As her works are composed of alternate layers of resin and countless painting strokes, the overall artwork creates the illusion of a three-dimensional image. Due to the nature of the medium, the outcome is a shiny and reflective surface, the aim of which is to mirror the viewer and make them part of the artwork.

As an emerging artist, Chara has participated in group exhibitions in United Kingdom, Greece and Cyprus. She also volunteers in museums and charities and organizes creative workshops with the purpose to engage people with arts. She currently lives and works in Manchester, UK.

Selected Events


Selected exhibitions

  • 2020 – The Old Biscuit Factory, Art Number 23 – “Contemporary Fine Art” – London, UK
  • 2020 – HOME, “Manchester Open call
  • 2020, Everyone is an artist” – Manchester, UK 2019 – Metquarter “Liverpool Art Fair”- Liverpool, UK
  • 2019 – The Church Palace “ArtRoomsFair Roma” Rome, Italy
  • 2018 – The Horsfall “Bertha: Seen & Heard’” Manchester, UK
  • 2017 – State Museum of Contemporary Art “Russian Pioneer” Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2017 – Medical Museum Kyriazis “Humanity’s works” Larnaca, Cyprus
  • 2017 – Aristotle University “Organized chaos” Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2016 – Artis Causa “Group exhibition of the Second Studio of Art” Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2015 – Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki “Interactive event in co-operation with the artist Hijo – Nam” Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2014 – Thessaloniki European Couth capital
  • 2014- Paraliart: Ephemeral action between city and sea” Thessaloniki, Greece


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