Kyriaki Costa

Kyriaki Costa (b. 1971) lives and works in Nicosia. She studied Byzantine and Applied Arts in Greece and the United Kingdom. She received her Master’s degree in Art from Kingston University, London. In 2006, she participated in the Saint Étienne Biennale exhibition, France, where she received the public’s prize. In the same year, she represented Cyprus at the Cairo Biennale with the piece Sweet Land; the Cyprus delegation received the Best Pavilion Prize. In 2008, she received a Pancyprian prize at Υφάνσεις-Weavings-Dokuma, a competition organised by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts, for the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue. Her more recent exhibitions include: Presence in Absence, Diatopos Centre of Contemporary Art, Nicosia (2009), International Triennial of Tapestry, Poland (2010), United States of Europe, USE, (2011). Her work Presence in Absence received the first prize PAD International Award in Italy in the Mediterranean Between Present and Future competition