Elena Tsigaridou (b.1980) is an established Cypriot contemporary artist based in Athienou, Cyprus. She earned her B.A. with Distinction (in Fine Art, Painting), from the Academia di Belle Arti, in Rome Italy in 2003.
Tsigaridou has presented four solo exhibitions and has also participated in numerous group exhibitions internationally, including New York, Italy, Brussels, Greece, Dubai and others.
Her work is found in numerous private and corporate collections throughout Cyprus, Brussels, USA and Italy, including the Frissiras Museum in Athens, the Cypriot State Gallery and the Kallinikeio Municipal Museum of Athienou.
She is also involved in art education as an art teacher at the American Academy Larnaca.
2021 HER ODYSSEY @ Alpha Ck Art Gallery, Nicosia.
2021 DIVE @ Almyra Hotel, Paphos.
2021 DIVE @ Anassa Hotel, Paphos.
2015 CIRCLES MADE UP OF CUBES @ Kypriaki Gonia Gallery, Larnaca.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2023 IN BETWEEN ART EXHIBITION @ Spiti tis Kyprou, Athens.
2021 CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION @ The O Gallery, Larnaca.
2020 ILOVE CYPRUS ARTS @ Alpha CK Art Gallery, Nicosia.
2020 RED CROSS LIFE @ A.G.Leventis Gallery, Nicosia.
2019 THE LEFKOSIA ART SHOW @ Alpha CK Art Gallery, Nicosia.
2019 GROUP SHOW @ Mixture Gallery’, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2018 THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL FIGURATIVE BIENNALE @ Natsoulas Gallery, California, USA.
SOFA @ Chicago, USA.
2018 NEW HORIZONS IN PAINTING II-THE UNPREDICTABILITY OF IDEAS @ Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece. (catalogue)
2018 GROUP SDHOW @ Oia treasures Gallery, Santorini, Greece.
2018 SOMETHING BLUE @ Kypriaki Gonia, Larnaca.
2017 SENDING/RECEIVING @ General Consulate of Cyprus, New York, USA.
2017 SUMMER BREEZE @ Diatopos, Nicosia.
2017 WORLD ART DUBAI @ Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai.
2016 GROUP SHOW @ Telemachos Kanthos foundation, Nicosia.
2016 ART SOUQ EXHIBITION @ Etihad Modern Art Gallery, Abu Dhabi.
2016 SEVEN STORIES – LACE AND MODERN ART @ Kallinikeio Municipal Museum of Athienou.
Seven-artist exhibition. (catalogue)
2016 SILENT AUCTION organized by Andrey & Julia Dashin’s Foundation @ Skali Aglantzias, Nicosia.
2016 OPPOSITES @ Larnaca Municipal Gallery, Larnaca, Cyprus.
2016 GOLDEN THREAD @ the Collection Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus.
2016 FOUR TOWNS OF CYPRUS- 120 years of Ephorate Greek Schools @ E.KA.TE building,
2014 50 YEARS EKATE @ Famagusta Gate, Nicosia, Cyprus. (catalogue)
2014 50 YEARS EKATE@ Evagoras Lanitis exhibition Center, Limassol, Cyprus. (catalogue)
2014 50 YEARS EKATE@ Municipal Art Gallery, Larnaca, Cyprus. (catalogue)
2014 CHANGE EX-CHANGE @ Omikron Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus.
2013 NOT A SINGLE DAY WITHOUT A LINE@ Municipal Art Gallery, Larnaca Cyprus.
CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS @ Apothikes Gallery, Larnaca, Cyprus
2012 4/4 @ Peter’s Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus.
2012 EUROPE- LARNACA @ Municipal Art Gallery, Larnaca Cyprus. (catalogue)
2012 WITNESSES @ Kypriaki Gonia Gallery, Larnaca Cyprus.
Four person exhibition.
2006 CYPRIOT ARTISTS @ European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium.
2002 ARTE CONTEMPORANEA @ Gallery ‘La Pigna’, Palazzo del Vicariato, Rome, Italy.
2001 PITTURA MODERNA @ Gallery La Pigna, Palazzo del Vicariato, Rome, Italy.
Supported by the Cypriot Tourist Organization. Two person exhibition.
Art Competitions- Publications
2018 MADAME FIGARO AWARD FOR CREATOR OF THE YEAR
2018 First engraving award for 5th Kanthos’ Art Competition
2018 ‘Κλωστή της Υπομονής’, BOOK ILLUSTRATION, in collaboration with Kallinikeio Museum and
2016 First painting award for 4th Kanthos’ Art Competition
ART TEACHER @ American Academy Larnaca
Membership of Professional Organisations
The Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts. E.KA.TE is a member of the International Association of Art (IAA) and represents IAA in Cyprus.
Elena Tsigaridou’s work is characterised by delicate observation that seeks to elicit the sensations, memories and wonder associated with our experiences and encounters. Tsigaridou has filtered her experiences into a personal and contemporary visual language. These finely rendered images provoke us to look beneath the surface in to the realm of strange alliances, symbolisms and meanings. Her work evokes the private world of personal identity and inner state.
‘My intention is to create a dialogue and a connection with the viewer. I am not concerned in giving answers but to generate questions. I like to see my works as triggers that evoke a personal emotion’.