Μπαίνοντας στην εικόνα οι λέξεις [When Words Enter the Picture; in Greek]
Marina Kassianidou
Published by the Visual Artists Cyprus Association, 2017
Edition of 300
ISBN: 978-9963-2165-2-9

The book revolves around the relationships between making and thinking or on making as thinking. Its content has been developed through conversations with artists working in Cyprus. The book includes conversations with the artists Athena Antoniades, Natalie Yaxi, Peter Eramian, Elizabeth Hoak-Doering, Elina Ioannou, Stelios Kallinikou, Phanos Kyriacou, Maria Lianou, Maria Loizidou, Neoterismi Toumazou (Maria Toumazou, Marina Xenofontos, Orestis Lazouras), Loizos Olympios, Polys Peslikas, and Efi Savvides.

The book is available for sale at Moufflon Bookshop and at Phytorio.


Group Exhibition

Livres d'Artistes: Book Art in Cyprus since the 1960s.
Duration: October 13 - November 11, 2017
Opening reception: October 13, 19:30
Zampelas Art Museum, Nicosia, Cyprus

The Zampelas Art Museum commences the new season of periodical exhibitions with Livres d’ Artistes in an attempt to shed light on artists’ books, a medium that began to arise from the mid-20th century in the visual arts in Cyprus. A selection of hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind-books, multiples, altered books, zines, videos, installations, performances, printed matter, limited editions and fine press books demonstrate the open-ended nature of the medium. Curated by Marina Christodoulidou, Curator, Zampelas Art Museum.


Group Exhibition

Faculty Exhibition: 2017
Duration: August 17 - December 23, 2017
Opening reception: September 7, 17:00 - 19:00
CU Art Museum, Boulder, CO, USA

Faculty Exhibition: 2017 celebrates the creative work of faculty at the University of Colorado Boulder whose scholarship and teaching is grounded in an art-making practice. CU Art Museum brings together works by faculty from across campus to showcase the collective creativity of CU faculty artists for campus and community audiences. Curated by Sandra Q. Firmin, director, and Hope Saska, curator of collections and exhibitions, CU Art Museum.



OWK zine #6

Guest edited by Loizos Olympios. Featuring work by Yorgos Petrou, Stella Voskaridou, Chiaki Kamikawa, Marina Kassianidou, Marina Xenofontos, Giorgos Gerontides, Dakis Panayiotou, Theodoulos Polyviou in collaboration with Signe Emma under creative platform blør, and Elina Ioannou. Currently available at Moufflon Bookshop in Nicosia. More spots will be announced soon.

For more information visit



Craig Levinsky, "CU scholar, fine artist finds new ways to put her mark on the world," Colorado Arts and Sciences Magazine, April 20, 2017.



Recipient of 2016 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant.


Artist Book

How to Know: A Space / Πως να Γνωρίζεις: Ένα Χώρο
Marina Kassianidou
With a contribution by Emiddio Vasquez Hadjilyra
Published with the support of Thkio Ppalies
Edition of 300
ISBN: 978-9963-2301-0- 5

How to Know: A Space is a bilingual artist’s book (English and Greek) revolving around ideas of space, translation, representation, knowledge, and experience. It involves a fictionalized conversation between characters—human and non-human—all of whom approach the question of “how to know a space” from several points of view: architecture, engineering, mathematics, visual art, theater, and fiction writing, among others. The fictionalized conversation draws upon actual conversations the author carried out with people from various fields, with authors via their published texts, and with spaces. One part of the conversation is actual and involves a dialogue between a text written by Emiddio Vasquez Hadjilyra and a text written by the author.

The book is available for sale at Moufflon Bookshop and at The Shopkeeper & Co.


Recent Publications

"Urban Choreographies or Movement Excerpts in Limassol / Αστικές Χορογραφίες ή Αποσπάσματα Κίνησης στη Λεμεσό"
Essay published in Limassol / In Post-Development? Λεμεσός / Μετά την Ανάπτυξη τι; edited collection with texts by Nadia Anaxagorou, Penelope Vasquez Hadjilyra, Yiannis Kakoullis, Louis Kilonis, Marina Kassianidou, Elena Pillakouri, Marinos Panayiotou-Manolis Hadjimanoli, Phidias Pavlides, Christina Poourkou-Savvina Simillidou, Tasos Stylianou, Christakis Sergides, Petros Fiakkas, Andria Christou.
Essay republished on [in Greek]

"Touching-Feeling-Seeing-Thinking: From Making to Viewing and Back"
Harts and Minds Journal

Letter contribution
Symphonic Node
A publication forming part of pick nick's project Symphonic Node (2015)
In collaboration with: Petra Bauer, Daniel Gustav Cramer, Assaf Gruber, John Holten and Sam Smith, Marina Kassianidou, Runo Lagomarsino, Oda Projesi, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Ana Tiscornia, and Jacob Fabricius

Letter contribution
I Am Writing To...Open Letters in Art Criticism
A publication edited by An Paenhuysen and published by the Node Center for Curatorial Studies
Authors: Hanako Fujii, Mercedes Carriquiry, Alex Bowron, Annette Abel, Claudio Cravero, Flavia Dalla Bernardina, Marina Kassianidou, Maeve Hanna, Annalisa Pellino, Sarah Mercadante, Sujin Jung


Art Writing Blog

Summer Morning Traveler
Exhibition reviews/responses, critico-fiction, experimental art writing, and conversations with artists, curators, and art writers



Exhibition list and installation views have been updated. More installation views and images of new work coming soon.


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