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Point of “You” – A Paintings Exhibition by Dora Constantinou

Behind doors, windows and keyholes there is always something hiding. A man’s story that wants to be told, a few moments that risk being lost in oblivion if they are not captured.

This is Dora’s starting point; through the other. She tries to become the other in order to be able to ‘translate’ his sadness, cry or hope in the picture. In a picture that provokes thought and in a thought that can lead to consciousness/ awareness.

But what happens when there is no one in the room? The answer is that there exists his absence and what he leaves behind him/her. His/her expectation for something which had never happened and that’s why he/she left. There is always the other one. Even if he/ she is not there, It is important that he/she was once there. And because oblivion is what man is most afraid of, existing through the lens of others is of paramount importance.

This exhibition is supported by the Hellenic Centre


Dora Constantinou

Dora Constantinou was born in 1972 in Nicosia (Cyprus). She graduated from High School in 1990. In 1993 she obtained a diploma in Primary Education from Intercollege. In 1994 she moved to Athens to pursue her studies at “Stefos” Art Workshop. In 1996 she was admitted into Athens School of Fine Arts (Greece) where she studied under Giannis Valavanidis and Michalis Manoussakis.  In 2001 she graduated with a distinction. During her studies she obtained a merit scholarship from the Greek State Scholarship’s Foundation (IKY). From 2007-2016 she worked as a teacher in the public secondary educational sector. She has held three solo exhibitions and participated in several collective exhibitions, biennales in Cyprus.