MELITA COUTA

Panelist

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Melita Couta is a multidisciplinary artist born in Nicosia, Cyprus. She studied in Central St. Martins College of Art and Design in London (BA in Fine Art) and at the Slade School of Fine Art in London (MFA in Sculpture).
She has been working with sculpture, ceramics, installation art, performance as well as using collaborative and participatory methodologies in order to investigate subjects related with narratives through personal and collective identities and memories. As a curator and Artistic Director she has worked with local communities on Cultural projects, Festivals and Workshops in order to revisit local histories and making processes.

She has been exhibiting her work widely in Cyprus and abroad in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Melita Couta has been working extensively in theatre and performing arts as a director, performance designer and producer. She has been collaborating with the Cyprus Theatre Organisation and other independent theatres in Cyprus, UK and Poland. Since 2006, she has been the co founder of Paravan, an independent multi awarded performance company who is focusing on experimental theatre, site specific performances and collaborative artistic projects. She has been participating in The Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space in 2019 (Paravan Participation in Site Specific Performance Festival), 2015 (Paravan Participation in Objects, Makers, Tribes), 2011 (Curatorial Team of Cyprus National Participation), 2007 (Cyprus National Participation). She is a Visiting Lecturer at the Fine Art Department of The Cyprus

University of Technology and at the Fine Art Department of The Nicosia University teaching Scenography amongst other courses.

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