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MARLEN KARLETIDOU (b.1961 Nicosia, Cyprus)

Lives and works in Cyprus.



1985 Degree in Fine Arts/ painting, theoretical and historical studies in History of Art/Architecture and Educational Psychology - The Athens University, School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece.



1994 - Prize in drawing - 18th Biennale of Alexandria, Egypt.

2012 - Honorary Certificate and Gold Metal - participation and contribution - "Creative Cities Collection - Olympic Fine Arts Exhibition 2012" - London, U.K.



2019 'Summer Breeze'- small paintings - Garage Art Space - Nicosia, Cyprus.

2018 'Water, Earth and Wind stories...' Blue Iris Art Gallery, Paphos, Cyprus.

2018 'Between illusion and reality' Centre of Contemporary Art Diatopos, Nicosia,Cyprus.

2014 'In Harmony'  Phytorio, Nicosia, Cyprus.

2011 'Vertical Dreams and a story' Argo Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus.

2009 'A Friendly Environment' Pantheon Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus.

2007 'Modern Angels' Kulturelles Zentrum, Kirche St.Blasii, Quedlinburg, Germany.   

2007 'Nature’s Desires' Werkstatt-galerie Karin Böhmer, Quedlinburg, Germany.

2007 'Transition' Pantheon Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus.

2003 'Trips 1983-2003' Lions Home, Ncosia, Cyprus.

2000 'Common Ground' Argo Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus.

2000 'Nereids' Cyprus Marine Environment Protection Association, Limassol, Cyprus.    

1999 'Nereids' g-gallery, Limassol, Cyprus.

1996 'Nereids' Melina Merkouri Hall, Nicosia, Cyprus.

1995 'Retrospective 1985-1995' Melina Merkouri Hall, Nicosia, Cyprus.

1993 'Memory' Melina Merkouri Hall, Nicosia, Cyprus.

1991 'Relations & Oppositions' Fourni, Nicosia, Cyprus.

1990 'An esthetic experience' Center of Contemporary Art Odos Athinon-Limassol, Cyprus.

1987 'Forms in Time, Space and Reflection' Melina Merkouri Hall, Nicosia, Cyprus.     

1986 OPUS 39 Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus.


2019 BIENNALE OF CONTEMPORARY ART 2019-UNIVERSAL DATA- Curator Sara Schaub, MACAM Museum, Byblos, Lebanon. 

2018 'Join the Dots' - Imago Mundi Luciano Benetton Collection - Curator Nicolas Vamvouklis,  Salone degli Incanti, Trieste, Italy.

2016 'AUB 150 years' - Art Collection 2016 - Jumeirah Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

2014 'ALTER EGO' - Curator Andri Michael, Phytorio, Nicosia, Cyprus.

2013 'Between a Woman and a Mountain'- Curator Fanos Kyriakou, CYTA/POP UP, Nicosia, Cyprus.

2012 5th Beijing International Art Biennale, China - Theme:'Future and Reality'.

2012 Mare Nostrum - Curator Nadia Anaxagorou, Famagusta Gate, Nicosia, Cyprus.

2012 Creative Cities Collection/Olympic Fine Art 2012-Barbican Art Centre, London,U.K.

2012 6th International Artist's Book Triennial - Curator Kestutis Vasiliunas, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2010 50 YEARS OF ARTISTIC CREATION - Curator Marina Schiza, Melina Mercouri Hall, Nicosia, Cyprus.

2010 The Body: Stories and Representations - Curator Andri Michael, Evagoras Lanitis Centre, Limassol, Cyprus.

2007 'Selfportrait' Under Construction Nicosia Contemporary Art Museum, Power House, Nicosia, Cyprus.

2005 The Beauty Project - Curator Claudia DeMonte - Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, U.S.A.

2003 'The Languages of Gender' Organized by the University of Cyprus - Curator Antonis Danos, Nicosia, Cyprus.

2000 Global Women Project - Curator Claudia DeMonte - White Columns' Manhattan, New York, U.S.A.

1999 'Reflection on the self' Agora Gallery, Soho - New York, U.S.A.

1998 International Women Artists PALO ALTO - California, U.S.A.

1998 2nd International Women Artists Exhibition Curator G.L.Owens - Fort Mason, San Francisco, U.S.A.

1998 Young Cypriot Artists, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.

1997 'A century of visual arts'-Cultural Capital of Europe 1997, Thessaloniki, Greece.

1995 ART PROJECT: 'The World’s Women on Line' United Nations 4th World Conference on Women, Beijing, China.

1995 European Cultural Month - Nicosia, Cyprus.

1994 18th BIENNALE of Alexandria, Prize in drawing, Alexandria, Egypt.

1993 1st BIENNALE of United Arab Emirates, Sharjah.

1987 1st BIENNALE Schools of Fine Arts in Europe, Toulouse, France.


2019 BIENNALE OF CONTEMPORARY ART-UNIVERSAL DATA-An Exploration of Our Digital Presence, MACAM Museum Lebanon.

2018 WONDER ISLAND - Contemporary Artists from Cyprus, Imago Mundi,Luciano Benetton Collection, Italy.

2014 'Alter ego' - Visual Artists Association, Cyprus.

2012 LOVE - 6th International Artist’s Book Triennial, Kestutis Vasiliunas, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2012 Mare Nostrum, Nadia Anaxagorou, Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts, Nicosia, Cyprus.

2010 '50 Years of Artistic Creation', Marina Schiza, Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts, Nicosia, Cyprus.

2010 Body:Stories and Representations, Andri Michael, Evagoras and Kathleen Lanitis Foundation, Limassol, Cyprus.

2005 REAL BEAUTY, Claudia DeMonte, U.S.A.

2005 CYPRUS ART IN THE 20TH CENTURY New Cyprus Association, Nicosia, Cyprus.

2003 THE LANGUAGES OF GENDER, Antonis Danos, Nicosia, Cyprus.

2002 CYPRIOT ARTISTS OF THE 3RD MILLENNIUM Zampelas Art Ltd, Nicosia, Cyprus.

2000 WOMEN OF THE WORLD Claudia DeMonte, A Global Collection of Art, San Fransisco, U.S.A.

1998 GREEK ARTISTS DICTIONARY, Volume 2, Melissa publishers, Athens, Greece.


*Her artworks are found in private collections in Cyprus and abroad, 
at the Cyprus State Collection of the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Bank of Cyprus,
the Central Bank of Cyprus, the Cyprus Telecommunication Authority collection and the Archdiocese of Cyprus.

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