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Despina Petridou (b.1995) is an emerging visual artist, curator and art educator, currently based in Dherynia, Ammochostos, Cyprus. Petridou presented her first solo exhibition in 2021 in Cyprus, she has participated in various group art exhibitions both in Cyprus and abroad, and has undertaken curatorial projects in Cyprus and Scotland. She has completed an MScR Collections and Curating Practices degree and an MAFA Fine Art degree, from The University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh College of Art) in Scotland. Petridou is currently involved in art education as an art teacher at the American International School, Nicosia, Cyprus. 

Solo Exhibitions 

September 2021

      CAMOUFLAGE @ TheOGallery, Larnaca, Cyprus. 

Selected Group Exhibitions 


November 2022

      EVERY FOOD IS A LANDSCAPE @ Polo del '900, Turin, Italy. 

     Curated by Marco Trulli. Organised by BJCEM and Food Wave Project.

November 2022

      COMMON GROUND @ The House of the Citizen, Nicosia, Cyprus. 

     Three-person exhibition. Organised and supported by Cyprus' House of Representatives. 


October 2022

      ReA! ART FAIR @ Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, Italy. 


July 2022

      ISLAND @ Almyra Hotel, Paphos, Cyprus. 

     Curated by Andros Efstathiou. Organised by Isnotgallery, Nicosia, Cyprus. 

March 2021

      SEEKING ROOTS @ NiMAC (Nicosia Municipal Arts Center), Nicosia, Cyprus. 

     Curated by Ioulita Toumazi.

December 2020 - January 2021

       OPENING EXHIBITION @ TheOGallery, Larnaca, Cyprus.

August 2019

     SYNERGIC @ Ovalo Galleria de Arte, Mexico City, Mexico.  In collaboration with Art Number          23 Gallery, London, UK.

June 2019 - 2020

     MUSEUM ARTIFACTS & ART IN CONVERSATION/ΜΟΥΣΕΙΑΚΑ ΕΚΘΕΜΑΤΑ & ΤΕΧΝΗ ΣΕ              ΔΙΑΛΟΓΟ @ Kallinikeio Museum, Athienou, Larnaca, Cyprus. 

November - December 2018

     APPLY WITHIN @ Filmhouse, Edinburgh, UK.  Organised by Syn Festival Edinburgh.  

May 2018

     ODYSSEYS @ Upper Church, Symmerhall, Edinburgh, UK.  Organised by Syn Festival                        Edinburgh.


August 2023

   FAMAGUSTA M[IN]D MAPS | GEORGIA KLEFTI @ Famagusta Cultural Center, Dherynia, Cyprus.

   Architectural Research Project - Politecnico di Milano. Funded by ONEK (Youth Board Cyprus)

April 2023

     IN BETWEEN | IOANNA KYTHREOTOU, THEKLA PAPADOPOULOU, ELENA TSIGARIDOU @         House of Cyprus (Cyprus Embassy), Athens, Greece.

     Funded by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education, Cyprus


April 2021

     RIPPLE EFFECT | THEKLA PAPADOPOULOU @ TheOGallery, Larnaca, Cyprus.

September 2019 - February 2020

     SITUATED: PLACE ART COLLECTION @ Travelling Gallery, Edinburgh, UK.

     Featuring artworks from the University of Edinburgh's Art Collection. 

Art Competitions

January 2023

     3rd Prize - Art competition for the selection of artworks for the enrichment of the Space for Cultural and                 Creative Events (Athienou Municipality), Athienou, Larnaca, Cyprus.

             Collaborators | Thekla Papadopoulou, Elena Tsigaridou

December 2021

     2nd and 3rd Prize - Art competition for the selection of artworks for the enrichment of Famagusta Courthouse,      Paralimni, Famagusta, Cyprus.

            Collaborator | Thekla Papadopoulou. 


October 2021

     1st PrizeArt competition for the selection of artworks for the enrichment of the 2nd Nursery School,                    Dherynia, Famagusta, Cyprus.

             Collaborator | Thekla Papadopoulou.


Private Collections in Cyprus 

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