alexandra pambouka

I am a visual artist
with a high environmental and social concern

Main subjects of interest
sustainability, the human relationship with the natural environment,
rituality, folk and kitsch culture,
the comparison of engaging people in contemporary art and folk art

I mainly use
traditional craft methods and natural or upcycled materials,
familiar forms and materials in a non habitual way

Recently, I have developed digital artworks
which combine my physical textile artworks and digital drawings,
in the process of adapting to a new non tactile environment.

Visual Arts

Work

Nature's symbols

While nature has been destroyed by industries and overconsumption, industries produce objects that resemble natural world (animals, plants, etc).
Upcycled textiles and other upcycled materials

Nature folk kitch

Trying to identify the connection between nature, folk culture and kitch culture digital assamblages of digital and physical artworks

Continuous thread

A socially engaged project that is presented diferently each time. The installation is a crochet of jute twin
CONTINUOUS THREAD ARCHIVE

shows

Local6@142, studio 142, cy

6 visual artists x 3 digital prints = local6@142
The local6@142 is a low budget digital print artist-run initiative project, from local visual artists.
Participants: Michalis Charalambous, Christophoros Christodoulou, Maria Leonidou, Alexandra Pambouka, Eleni Phyla, Kyriacos Theocharous

Guests' living room, thoc apothikes theatre, cy

Artists from different disciplines interacted in a "Guests' living room" , under the artistic direction of panayiotis larkou, for three months. More details


PHOTO CREDITS: Kyriakos Christodoulides

Modus operandi 17

The visual artists association cyprus (ei.Ka) presented a series of exhibitions as part of the programme “modus operandi 2017: young artists from cyprus”. (mo.17), in four artist-run spaces in nicosia.

EVENT HORIZON, PHYTORIO, CY
The exhibition is built through a three-day interactive workshop, with the participation of young Cypriot artists from MO.17. How can we redefine the gallery as a space of fluid relationships and participatory, horizontal creation? Curated by Emily Gray and Leontios Toumpouris
Participating artists: Adonis Archontides, Lara Sophie Benjamin, George Themistocleous, Maria Kofterou, Demetra Kallitsi, Eirene Constantinou, Victoria Leonidou, Anthi Pafiou, Alexandra Pambouka, Korallia Stergides, AnnaMaria Charalambous, Michael Charalambous, Ioanna Cheimona.
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Displacement As a State of Mind, Koraï, CY
Through this exhibition we observe how, in a world where everything is moving rapidly and travel has become effortless, the concept of displacement has transformed from something painful into a way of life. The curator identifies Cypriot artists whose work has to do with dislocation, and the way it connects to loss, locality, memory and identity. Curated by Charis Kanellopoulou
Participating artists: Ioanna Apostolou, Lenia Georgiou, Efy Zeniou, Stelios Kallikinou, Demetra Kallitsi, Marios Constantinides, Eleni Mouzourou, Alexandra Pambouka, Yorgos Petrou, Eleni Phyla, Ismene Haholiadou, Stella Christofi.

5TH SARDAM FESTIVAL, ARTOS FOUNDATION & THEATRO ENA, CY

Writers-performers from Cyprus and abroad share innovative ways of writing and reading/presenting literature, through enjoyable readings / performances, workshops and parallel events. ABOUT MY PARTICIPATION
Videos present selected poets of elena toumazi rembelina.

Basketry

Research Focus

The basket weaving and the reed-mat weaving, as elements of intangible cultural heritage, focusing on the prospects that can create a positive vibe for the society’s benefit, especially in cyprus. More details

Education

Symplexi

"Symplexi" workshop for “a climate challenge” of phytorio/visual artists association 2018


Festive Workshop

Workshop for children at Nicosia municipality venue 2018

Talks

Fashion awareness festival 2019 CY

A PRESENTATION TITLED “BASKETRY AT FIRST GLANCE” AT THE DISCUSSIONS SECTION OF THE FESTIVAL