Chara Kontopoulou is a visual artist, born in 1993 in Cyprus. She received her Bachelor of Visual and Applied Arts from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and her Masters of Arts Management, Policy and Practice from the University of Manchester, UK.

Inevitably influenced by the superfluous images appeared on social media and the consumption of information, Chara Kontopoulou creates abstract paintings on large scale canvases, aiming to interact with the viewer and turn his passive vision into an exploring tool of experience.

As the paintings are consisted by alternate layers of resin and countless painting strokes, the overall artwork creates the illusion of a 3D painting. Due to the nature of the medium, the outcome is a shiny and reflective surface, the aim of which is to mirror the viewer and make him part of the artwork. 

As an emerging artist, Chara participated in group exhibitions in United Kingdom, Italy, Greece and Cyprus. She currently lives and works in Cyprus.

Selected Exhibitions:

2020 -  Curators Voice, "The Art of Isolation", Miami, Florida

2020 - The Old Biscuit Factory/ Art Number 23, "Contemporary Fine Art" - London, UK

2020 -  HOME,"Manchester Open 2020", Manchester, UK

2019 - Metquarter, "Liverpool Art Fair", Liverpool, UK
2019 - The Church Palace “Art- Rooms Fair Roma” Rome, Italy
2018 -  The Horsfall “Bertha: Seen & Heard” Manchester, UK

2017 -  Medical Museum Kyriazis, "Humanity’s works", Larnaca, Cyprus

2017 – State Museum of Contemporary Art “Russian Pioneer” Thessaloniki, Greece

2017 – Aristotle University “Organized chaos” Thessaloniki, Greece

2016 - Artis Causa, “Group exhibition of the Second Studio of Art”, Thessaloniki,  Greece

2015 - Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki “Interactive event in co-operation with the artist Hijo – Nam” Thessaloniki, Greece

2014 - Thessaloniki European Youth Capital 2014 - "Paraliart: Ephemeral action between city and sea” Thessaloniki, Greece