Sophia Hadjipapa-Gee

Sophia Hadjipapa-Gee, is an artist and academic, living in Cyprus. Her first degree was in Painting from the National Academy of Arts of Sofia, where she also completed a Masters’ degree, in Painting and a PhD in Art History and Theory. Besides painting she has worked on illustrations of poems, covers of books and has been involved in Public art, interventions in Public spaces, participatory projects, and video art, which have been presented in international festivals. Since 1999 she has presented her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Cyprus and abroad, among which, Here and Now, Samokov Dospevski Museum House, Samokov, Bulgaria, 2017, {re}mapping the city | Nicosia Reloaded, 17/7/2017, Municipal Market / Old Town Hall Square, Nicosia, Cyprus, Sofia Paper Art Fest 2017,11/5/2017-30/5/2017, Finesse Gallery & Amateras Foundation, Sofia, Bulgaria, Treasure Island, Nicosia Municipal Art Centre, Nicosia,26/9/2014-8/11/2014, Art in Odd Places: The Artifacts—selected ephemera, 13/9/2014–28/9/2014, Governor’s Island, NY, Global Positioning System (So You Say You Want a Revolution), Westside Gallery, NY, 28/7/2012- 18/8/2012, At Maroudia’s: in the framework of Terra Mediterranea in Crisis, House of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios (the Ethnological Museum), Nicosia, Cyprus, 4/7/2012-30/12/2012, Ostrale 2011, International Exhibition of Contemporary Visual Arts, Dresden, Germany, 1/7/2011-4/9/2011, London Greek Film Festival, London, UK, 17/10/2011-25/10/2011, Chypre 2010, L’art au present, Espace Commines, Paris, 22/12/2010 – 9/1/2011, Holds a Thin Line, Goethe Institute, Ankara, Turkey, 17/5/2010-11/06/2010, Sign 2009, Art in Odd Places Festival, New York, 1/10/2009-26/10/2009, DiverCYty, Council of Europe, Strasbourg, 30/9/2008 -10.10/2008. Sophia Hadjipapa has been coordinating the International Painting and Sculpture Symposium in Samokov Bulgaria, since 2016. She also co-curating The International Urban Emptiness Nicosia Festival, 10-16 December 2017, Nicosia, Cyprus. She has served in various professional bodies including sitting on the committees for the Selection of Works and Artists for Biennales and serving as academic expert on the committee for composing the New National Curricula in Art, of the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture. As a member and secretary of the board of Cyprus Chamber of Arts, she has worked towards the legislation concerning the “Status of the Artist” and has presented together with dr Niki Zanti a paper on n the professionalization of the artist. Through these initiatives the imperative to equip artists with basic entrepreneurship skills has become a central concern for her. Sophia is Associate Professor and a board member of the Research laboratory “Cultural Studies and Contemporary Arts” at the European University Cyprus.
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