EXHIBITIONS and PROJECTS (from the post of the curator)
Dec. 2021 Kypriaka Spirta Afroditis (KSA), panel discussion/artistic event (co-curation with Christos Kyriakides and Leontios Toumpouris, CEL) in collaboration with DR Gabriel Koureas.
Oct. 2019 Sickle and Code, international group art exhibition (co-curation) at the Museum of History and Cultural Heritage, Lakatamia, under the umbrella of Phygital, a programme being implemented in Greece, Albania and Cyprus
Jan.- Feb. 2017 Plánetes, international group art exhibition, part of the inaugural programme of Pafos2017, European Capital of Culture, Old Powerhouse –Shelly Residence, Pafos. Co-funded by Pafos2017 and Institute für Auslandsbeziehungen (IFA)
Sept. 2016 The Ground Beneath Our Feet: Four Artists From Cyprus Discuss Archaeology and Contemporary Art, co-curation, British Museum, London
Jan.- Feb. 2015 Exercises in Orientation,Peltz Gallery, Birkbeck, School of Arts, University of London
Nov. 2013 Exercises in Orientation a curatorial project part of Other Indications exhibition at Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Nicosia
Mar. 2012 Utopia: New Acquisitions from the Pattichis’s Collection, co-curation, Lanitis Foundation, Limassol
Feb. 2012 Πως να φτιάξεις έναν κήπο (How to make a garden), Phytorio, Visual Artists Cyprus, Nicosia
Oct. 2010 Notes to Self, Omikron Gallery, Nicosia
Jul. 2004 Breakthrough, Stichting Grote Kerk, The Hague
WRITING COMMISSIONS | CATALOGUE CONTRIBUTIONS |INTERVIEWS (selection)
Parpa, E. (2021) The Landscape that Speaks. In: Hollweg, B. (ed.) Days In Between. Berlin: Hatje Cantz.
Parpa, E. (2021) Of Familiarity: Polys Peslikas in conversation with Elena Parpa Mousse Magazine. Available from: https://www.moussemagazine.it/magazine/elena-parpa-polys-peslikas-2021/
Parpa, E. (2019) Of Stones and Things of Menacing Perfection. In: Rabottini, A. (ed.) Michael Anastassiades: Things That Go Together. London: Apartamento.
Parpa, E. (2019) Shared Spaces: The Teachers Training College in Morphou. Ayhan Mentesh. Nicosia: EMAA.
Parpa, E. (2017) Georgia Sagri. In: Latimer, Q. & Szymczyk, A. (eds.) documenta 14: Daybook. Munich: Prestel Verlag, n.p.
Parpa, E. (ed.) (2017) Plánetes. Pafos: European Capital of Culture.
Parpa, E. & Kamma, E. (eds.) (2017). Παροικέω 2. Pafos: European Capital of Culture.
Parpa, E. (2015) Drive. In: Koureas, G. (ed.) Klitsa Antoniou: The Silence has a Sound… It is the Sound of a Horizon. Nicosia: Collection Gallery, pp. 32-45.
Parpa, E. (2013) Elusive Landscapes. Other Indications. Nicosia: Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, n.p.
Parpa, E. (2012) How to Make a Garden. Nicosia: Visual Artists Association.
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
Parpa, E. (forthcoming) Identity in the Garden: The case of the Nicosia Municipal Garden. In: Solomou, E., Karyos, A., & Hadjiathanasiou, M. (eds.) Colonial Cyprus: A Cultural History, 1878-1960. London: Bloomsbury.
Parpa, E. (2021) Tracing the Local: Senses of Place and Identity in the Cypriot Landscape. In: Koureas, G., Stylianou, E. & Tselika, E. (eds.) Contemporary Art from Cyprus: Politics, Identity and Culture Across Borders. London: Bloomsbury.
Koureas, G., Parpa, E. and Lambrou, Ch. (2021) The Ground Beneath Our Feet: Artists from Cyprus Discuss Art and Archaeology. In: Koureas, G., Stylianou, E. & Tselika, E. (eds.) Contemporary Art in Cyprus: Politics, Identity and Culture Across Borders. London: Bloomsbury.
Parpa, E. (2018) Censorship in Disguise: Elusive Forms of Exclusion and the Examples of Cypriot Artists Socratis Socratous and Erhan Öze. In: Coulter, R. & Kennedy, R. (eds.) Censoring Art: Silencing the Artwork. London: I. B. Tauris, pp. 13-29.
BOOKS IN SERIES
Parpa, E. (2021) Gender in the Landscape: Painting the peasant-woman in 1950s Cyprus. In: Plumer-Bardak, E. (ed.) Art for All. Nicosia: EMAA.
Parpa, E. (2018) Athens, 2017. In: Preston, L. (ed.) Next Spring: An Occasional Series of Reviews. Berlin: Atlas Projectos, pp. 17-102.
ARTICLES IN JOURNALS
Parpa, E. (forthcoming). Queering the Soil: Reclaiming landscape, place and identity in queer artistic practices in Cyprus. Image & Text.
CONFERENCES | SYMPOSIA
In/Visible Landscapes: Photography and the Politics of Land and Data-Use (moderator). Panel discussion in collaboration with the International Association of Photography and Theory. Virtual event, September 2021.
Tracing the Local: Senses of Place and Identity in the Cypriot Landscape. Walking: The Cyprus Experience, an International Hub in the context of International Walking Encounters/Conference/Walking as a Question. Prespa and virtual event, July 2021.
Queering the Soil: Reclaiming landscape, place and identity in queer artistic practices in Cyprus. Association for Art History, 2021 Annual Conference. Virtual event, April 2021.
Gardens of (Dis)obedience: A cultural history of public gardens during the colonial period in Cyprus. Colonial Cyprus: International Conference in the Memory of Aristides Coudounaris. University of Nicosia, February 2020.
Next Spring. A Book Affair #11. Radio Athènes, November 2018.
Tracing the Local: Senses of Place and Identity in the Cypriot Landscape. Ayios Sozomenos – place of barley: Timeless Encounters. CCFT – Creative Centre for Fluid Territories in collaboration with the NGO Urban Gorillas and the ARC Department of Architecture, University of Nicosia, March 2018.
Narratives of Triumph: The Case of Adamantios Diamantis (1900-1994). Troubled Contemporary Art Practices in the Middle East: Post-colonial conflicts, pedagogies of art history, and precarious artistic mobilization. University of Nicosia, Birkbeck, University of London, Nicosia, June 2016.
The Burden of Politics, the Temptation of Beauty: Mustafa Hulusi’s Photographs of Contested Landscapes. 3rd International Conference of Photography and Theory, Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Nicosia, December 2014.
Censorship in Disguise? The Case of Rumours by Socratis Socratous. 40th Anniversary Annual Conference Association of Art Historians, Royal College of Art, London, April 2014.
This is Not History-Writing. Co-Presentation at the Symposium Curatorial Practices Reframed, European University Cyprus, Nicosia, November 2013.
Three attempts towards an interpretation: Planters by A. Diamantis. Text and presentation in the context of displays, Point Centre for Contemporary Art, May 2013.
Constructing Cultural Platforms: The example of Ysterografo. Co-presentation. Symposium Atlante Mediterraneo: New City-Territories, Amaze Cultural lab, Venice, in collaboration with the Venice Biennale, June 2007.