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Sophia Hadjipapa-Gee
Associate Professor, Fine Arts
S.Hadjipapa@euc.ac.cy
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School of Humanities, Social and Education Sciences
Department of Arts
Academic Qualifications
Qualification Year Awarding Institution
B.A. and Master of Arts in Painting 2000 National Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia
Educational Certificate for teaching art in elementary, high schools and specialized Art schools 2000 National Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia
PhD in Art History and Fine Arts 2003 National Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia
Employment History
Period of employment Employer Location Position
From To
1.10.2013 onwards European University Cyprus Cyprus Associate Professor, Fine Arts
1.10.2007 1.10.2013 European University Cyprus Cyprus Assistant Professor, Fine Arts
20.7.2005 30.9.2007 Cyprus College Cyprus Lecturer, Fine Arts
Publications
Year Title Other authors Journal and Publisher / Conference Vol. Pages
2004 "From the religious art towards the “native”. The case of Canko Lavrenov and Polikleitos Rengos" Art Studies Quarterly of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences 3
2004 "Theofilos, an ideal of Greekness" Balkani, Sofia 4
2003 "Kontoglou, Romantic or Fanatic?” Art Studies Quarterly of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences 4
2009
‘A History that cuts both ways: Racism in Cyprus’ in: Franziska Pirstinger und Gerlinde Uhlir (eds)
Camille Claudel III: Aesthetic Education in European Dimensions Graz: Eigenverlag, 2009. p. 50 (http://www.itae.at/ty3/images/stories/downloads/pdf/book_camille_claudel_III.pdf)
2007 I am my style" in YK:EXM, EYRETERIO. Publication of the project "Under Construction: Alternative Museum Spaces" organised by The Chamber of Fine Arts, The Municipal Arts Centre and the Ministry of Culture and Education of Cyprus,
2007 "The Use of Byzantine Iconography to express national aspirations and identities in Bulgaria and Greece in the 1920s and 1930s: Phōtēs Kontoglou and Vasil Zakhariev" in: Claire Norton (ed.) Nationalism, Historiography and the (Re)construction of the Past, New Academia
2004 "Turning religious art into national. Modifying the model and altering the context” " in: Art and Context, Conference Proceedings, 2nd Youth Conference of the institute of Art Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Academic Publications "Prof. Marin Drinov", Sofia pp. 111-119}.
In peer review “Walking in the city: between silences and emptiness” Geert Vermeire 15th ELIA Biennial Conference Resilience and the City: Art, Education, Urbanism Rotterdam, the Netherlands 21-24 November 2018
2018 Urban Happiness Τζιαμπάζη Έλενα 3rd Panhellenic Conference of Sociology of Education, European University Cyprus
Exhibitions
Date Topic International / Local Location* Role in Exhibition
7/9/18-14/9/2018 Art and Aqua Symposium International Mallnitz Austria, Participant
3/9/2018-3/10/2018, Terra Culta, Samokov Municipal Gallery International Samokov, Bulgaria, Participant  and coordinator
30/6/2018-8/7/2018 Plant(e)scape International Akamas Peninsula, CY Participant
1/12/2017-16/12/2017 Urban Emptiness Nicosia Festival International Nicosia, Cyprus Participant
2017 Here and Now International Samokov  Dospevski Museum House, Samokov, Bulgaria Participant  and coordinator
17/7/2017 {re}mapping the city | Nicosia Reloaded International Municipal Market / Old Town Hall Square, Nicosia, Cyprus Participant
11/5/2017-30/5/2017 Sofia Paper Art Fest 2017 International Finesse Gallery & Amateras Foundation, Sofia, Bulgaria Participant
2016 The Now Inscribed within Us International Samokov Municipal Museum, Samokov, Bulgaria Participant  and coordinator
2015 The Land and the People International Samokov Municipal Museum, Samokov, Bulgaria Participant  and coordinator
2014 Art in Odd Places: The Artifacts International Governors Island, New York Participant  and coordinator
2014 Treasure island International Nicosia Municipal, Arts Centre, Nicosia Participant
17/3/2013-31/3/2013 The Colour of Truth, Bicommunal Exhibition about the Missing Persons of Cyprus International Goethe Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus Participant
28/7/2012 - 18/8/2012 Global Positioning System (So You Say You Want a Revolution) International Westside Gallery, NY Participant
Research Projects
Date Title Funded by Project Role*
2018-2020 EDUCLAB: Education and Digital Culture Laboratory Erasmus+ KA2 Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practice, KA201 Strategic Partnerships for School Education Partner
2017-2018 Interfaces Creative Europe Partner
2017 Urban Emptiness in Nicosia as part of the Urban Emptiness Network (urbanemptiness.org) Ministry of Culture and Education Coordinator
2010-2013 Share 2010-2013 Culture, Life Long Learning Partner
Summer 2014 Living Museums: Collaborative Creation, Performance & Education Based on Museum Artefacts Lifelong Learning Program Erasmus – Intensive Programs(IP) Partner:
Academic Consulting Services/Councils/Boards/Editorial Committees
Period Organization Title of Position or Service
2015- to present Committee for the composition of the New Curricula in Art (academic advisor).
2017 European University Cyprus, Nicosia Organising Committee of the 4th International Motion Festival, Nicosia, (Vice-Chair)
2015 European University Cyprus, Nicosia Organising Committee of the 3nd International Motion Festival, EUC, Nicosia, (also awards committee for video art and experimental film selection).
1-2 November, 2013 European University Cyprus, Nicosia Scientific committee for the International symposium Curatorial Practices Reframed: Politics and Pedagogy in Curating Contemporary Art
2013-2015, and 2016-2018 to present Ministry of Education and Culture, Cyprus Selection Committee for Biennials
Awards/International Recognition
Date Title Awarded by:
1/2000-1/2003 Scholarship Bulgarian Government
2003 Young Artist of the Year 2003 Irida Gallery, Sofia
September 2009 SVA, New York, USA Ministry of Culture and Education
July 2011 Ostrale, Dresden, Germany (Residency) Ministry of Culture and Education
August 2018 4th International Painting and Sculpture Symposium, Samokov, Bulgaria (Residency) Municipality of Samokov
August 2017 3rd International Painting and Sculpture Symposium, Samokov, Bulgaria (Residency) Municipality of Samokov
August 2016 2nd International Painting and Sculpture Symposium, Samokov, Bulgaria (Residency) Municipality of Samokov
August 2015 1st International Painting and Sculpture Symposium, Samokov, Bulgaria (Residency) Municipality of Samokov
Other Achievements