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Chara Kontopoulou

1993
/
Cyprus

Chara Kontopoulouis a Cypriot artist, born in 1993.

 

Education

  • 2018     MA Arts Management, Policy and Practise – University of Manchester, United Kingdom.
  • 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, United Kingdom.
  • 2020     HOME, “Manchester Open call”.
  • 2020     Everyone is an artist” – Manchester, UK 2019 – Metquarter “Liverpool Art Fair”- Liverpool, United Kingdom.
  • 2019     The Church Palace, “Art Rooms Fair Roma,” Rome, Italy.
  • 2018     The Horsfall “Bertha: Seen & Heard,” Manchester, United Kingdom.
  • 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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