Maria Loizidou

Maria Loizidou (b. 1958) lives and works in Nicosia.
She studied plastic arts at the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Lyon. In 1986, she represented Cyprus in the Venice Biennial with the video-installation The Myth of Ariadne in Three Acts. Selected solo exhibitions and group shows featuring her work include: Blanche et les couleures, Passage Retz, Paris (2012), UTOPIA, Evagoras Lanitis Centre, Limassol (2012), How To Make A Garden, Nicosia, (2012), The Pattern of 4+1 Asphyxiascapes, Gallery AD, Athens (2011), Privileged Access, Gallery Kalfayan, Salonica (2011), 12th Biennale of Cairo, Cairo (2010), Islands Never Found, Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint Étienne Métropole, Saint Étienne (2010), Portraits Des Chaussures, Histoires de Pieds, Musée International de la Chaussure, Cartographies, AD Gallery, Athens (2009), 2nd Thessalloniki Biennial (2009), Living Small, Benaki Museum, Athens (2008), Self Other, Argo Gallery, Nicosia (2007), Porus Borders, 10th International Venice Biennial of Architecture (2006), Rencontrer l’Europe, Apollonia, Strasbourg (2006). Works by the artist are found in public spaces and collections, while she has recently collaborated with architect Alexandros Tombazis in creating L’apparition des anges, an installation at the entrance to the Church of the Holy Trinity, in Fatima, Portugal. She has been a member of the collective ΑΑ+U For Architecture, Art and Urbanism since 2006.