The lesbian space of contemporary greek-cypriot art

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    This paper traces the ways Greek-Cypriot self-confessed lesbian artist Charitini Kyriakou takes up space in her visual work. It examines the sexual and spatial orientation in Kyriakou’s artistic and curatorial practices by focusing on four of her solo exhibitions from the last decade: ‘Months Stay’ (2010), ‘My Personal Per-sons’ (2011), ‘Rooms’ (2016) and ‘Desire’s Erebus’ (2018). As will be shown, the lesbian space of Kyriakou agrees with lesbian assembling practices, highlights the everyday as a site of creativity, delight, and protection, privileges the inner world, assumes a lesbian habitus through deportment, disposition, and attire, as well as transgresses heter-onormativity’s spatial, sexual, and national boundaries.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)297-325
    Number of pages29
    JournalCyprus Review
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2020


    • Cyprus
    • Desire
    • Gender
    • Heter-onormativity
    • Lesbian
    • Orientation
    • Queer
    • Sexuality
    • Space
    • Visual art


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