Ioanna Neophytou was born in Limassol, Cyprus in 1986.
She currently lives and works in Athens.

Higher Education:

2016
PHD research under the title « Cartographing reality: art as a cognitive object »
In the research laboratory LESA - Laboratoire d’Etudes en Sciences des Arts (UFR ALLSHS), Aix-en-Provence, France, under the supervesion of Christine Buignet and Claire Fagnart.

2013 – 2015
Master of Arts – Contemporary Art and New Media
University Paris 8, Vincennes – Saint Denis, France.

2005 – 2011
Bachelor of Arts - Athens School of Fine Arts
Supervised by Professor Panos Charalampous

2009
Erasmus Exchange at the faculty of multimedia and animation, at ASP - Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts Krakow, Poland.


Scholarships/Honours:

2014 - 2015
First Award in the international student contest «Crossing the borders. Perspectives on the First World War» organized by the National Archives of Paris and the University Paris 8. In collaboration with the writer Amelie Durand the exhibition was presented with the title “Les œuvres de mort/prises au hazard/ se passent des commentaires” (“The acts of death / chosen randomly /passes as comments”), in the museum of the National Archives, Paris, October 2015.

2013 - 2015
Scholarship for the master at the University Paris 8, France given by the ΙΚΥ (State Scholarship Foundation Greece).

2005-2010
Scholarship for the bachelor degree in Athens School of Fine Arts (2005 - 2011) given by the Cyprus Ministry of Economics.

2012
Sponsorship from Ministry of Education and Culture and Youth Board of Cyprus, for the participation in Santorini Biennale of Arts, Greece and Itinerant Performance Art Festival, New York, USA.

Group Exhibitions:

2016
*Restrictions apply
Mixed-media art exhibition curated by Vicky Koutsounaki and Vasiliki Ioannidou.
Participated with the installation Comments on the conditions of formation of "woman" (1).
28 - 29 Ιουλίου 2016, 36-37 Warple Way, W3 0RG, London

I am NOT Tino Sehgal
A concept by Francesco Bonami
Participated with the performance - lecture Message for London
Created and Performed by Ioanna Neophytou & Spyros Charalampopoulos
Nahmad Projects, 13 July 2016, London

Rooms 2016.
Group exhibition of contemporary art, organised by Kappatos Gallery.
Participated with the installation “Room 518”, Saint George Lycabettus Hotel, 14/1/2016 – 31/1/2016, Athens, Greece.

2015
Les / œuvres de mort / prises au hasard / se passent de commentaires.
(“The acts of death / chosen randomly /passes as comments”)
, in collaboration with the writer Amelie Durand.
Museum of the National Archives (Archives Nationales, site Pierrefite-sur-Seine), 1/10/2015 – 3/11/2015, Paris, France.

2014
La Manifiesta, of Charles Pennequin and the Black Army.
Performance - Collective creation. Poetic tour from the park Montsouris to the cultural centre Le Générateur, during the White Night of Paris, 04/10/2014, Paris, France.

2013
ARTERIES Project.
Group exhibition in the city centre of Limassol city, organised by the Arteries Foundation. Participated with the installation « Comments on the conditions of forming "woman" - 2 », 23/5/2013 – 6/6/2013, Limassol, Cyprus.

2012
Aeschylus' Festival of Elefsina 2012.
Participation with the performance - site specific installation “Limits of the archaeological Territory”.
Designed and performed by Ioanna Neophytou and Spyros Charalampopoulos, in the pedestrian area of the Old Mill of Elefsina, 8/9/2012, Elefsina, Greece.

Santorini Biennale of Arts.
Participation with the installation “Statements of Repentance”, 1/8/2012 - 30/9/2012, Pyrgos village, Santorini, Greece.

Itinerant Performance Art Festival New York.
Participation with the performance “1 033 507”.
Designed and performed by Ioanna Neophytou and Spyros Charalampopous.
5/5/2012, New House of Contemporary Art, Staten Island, New York, USA.

2011
12 Wagon festival.
Performance festival organized by the theater “To treno sto Rouf” (The train at Roof). Participation with the interactive performance “Sans Papiers”.
Directed and performed by Ioanna Neophytou, Odysseas Konstantinou, and Spyros Charalampopoulos. Theater “To treno sto Rouf”, 5/5 - 15/5/2011, Athens, Greece.

2010
The plan Sotiria: Memory and disease in Arts
Group exhibition in the abandoned rooms of the hospital Sotiria in Athens.
Participation with the installation “The political executions during the civil war in 1944-49, in Goudi area”, in cooperation with Angelos Krallis.
Curated by Panagiotis Papadopoulos.
18/6/2010-3/9/2010, Hospital Sotiria, Athens, Greece.

“Bipolar Disorder and Art”.
Group exhibition in Athens School of Fine Arts.
Participation with the installation “The history of cure”.
9/3/2010 – 21/3/2010, Athens, Greece.


Stage Design

2016
Omfalos
Stage Design and construction of the scenography and installations.
Performance by the theater Group Ek-Drasis, within the festival theYard.Residency.16 at Palio Xidadiko, 26/27/28 August 2016, Limassol, Cyprus.

2014
CITY GHETTOS OF TODAY
Scenographer and assistant scenographer of the European Program CITY GHETTOS OF TODAY ( http://cityghettos.com ). Performances:
Miranda gazes upon the sea, presented in the White Nights of Warsaw 2014, in the Ethnography Museum, 17/5/2014, Warsaw, Poland.
Les voix des Calibans, presented in the Migration Museum in Paris (Musée de l’histoire de l’immigration), 22/3/2014, Paris, France.

2010
Alert
Interactive theater performance based on the personal calendar of the poet Romos Filiras, by the theater crew “Ek Drasis”.
6-11/8/2010, 1st primary School of Agios Athanasios, Limassol Cyprus.

2009
For those who listen, («Σε σας που μας ακούτε»).
Theater performance based on the plays of Loula Anagnostaki, by the theater crew “Ek Drasis”, 18/9/2009, Kolossi village, Limassol, Cyprus.