Despina Petridou is an emerging visual artist, curator and art educator, currently based in Dherynia, Ammochostos, Cyprus. Petridou has recently 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. She has participated in various group art exhibitions both in Cyprus, Scotland and abroad, and has undertaken curatorial projects in Cyprus and Scotland. Petridou is currently involved in art education as an art teacher at Xenion High School, Paralimni and at Atelier di Pittura, Larnaca, Cyprus.
- 2019 – 2020
MScR Collections and Curating Practices, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
- 2014 – 2019
MA Fine Art, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
American Academy Larnaca, Cyprus
- September 2021
CAMOUFLAGE @ The O Gallery, Larnaca, Cyprus.
- July 2021
SUMMER GROUP EXHIBITION @ The O Gallery , Larnaca, Cyprus
- March 2021
SEEKING ROOTS @ NiMAC (Nicosia Municipal Arts Center), Nicosia, Cyprus.
Curated by Ioulita Toumazi.
- December 2020 – January 2021
OPENING EXHIBITION @ The O Gallery, 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.
- 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.
- September 2021 – present
ART TEACHER @ Xenion High School, Paralimni, Cyprus.
- October 2020 – June 2021
ART DIRECTOR @ Heliopolis Youth Culture, Paralimni, Cyprus.
- September 2020 – present
ART EDUCATOR @ Atelier di Pittura, Larnaca, Cyprus.
Private Collections in Cyprus