Born in Nicosia, Cyprus in 1987, Tonia started studying art at an early age, showing great promise and receiving several awards and scholarships along the way. She was accepted in Athens School of Fine Arts in 2006 where she completed her bachelors in Fine Arts majoring in Sculpture. Tonia then moved to Scotland when she was offered a MFA in contemporary arts-practice by Edinburgh College of Art. After successfully completing her masters in 2013 she has embarked on residencies in Belgium with Glo'Art foundation and in Scotland with the RSA scheme. She has exhibited work in Cyprus, Greece, England, Scotland, Slovakia, Belgium and Germany and has been commissioned for work by art collectors in Scotland and various local businesses. Tonia now lives and works in Edinburgh as a visual artist.


Education
MFA in Contemporary Arts – Practice, Edinburgh College of Art, full time,  2011-2013
Bachelors in Fine Arts, Athens School of Fine Arts, Greece, full time, 2006-2011


Selected Exhibitions

2018 - Reclaiming the roof, Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, Nicosia-Cyprus.

2017 - Syn Festival, Out of the Blue Drill hall, Edinburgh-Scotland

2016 - Flaubert Summer Exhibition, Edinburgh-Scotland

2014 - Syn/Συν Festival, Teviot Row House, Edinburgh-Scotland

2012 - Lush Art in Austere Times, IsNotGallery, Nicosia-Cyprus

2012 - Sculpture and Object XVII, Dom Umenia - House of Art, Bratislava-Slovakia

2012 - Two, Royal College of Art, London, U.K.

2010 - A3, The Factory, Athens-Greece

2010 - Eco Festival, Athens-Greece

2009 - Visual Intermission/Alsos Pankratiou - sculpture workshop & group exhibition, Athens-Greece

2008 -Delphi International Sculpture Workshop, ASFA Annex, Athens-Greece

 

Awards and Residencies
Glo'Art residency, Belgium, 2013

A.G. Leventis Foundation Scholarship, 2012

Panayiotis and Effie Micheli Foundation Scholarship, 2011

Publicity

http://parathyro.politis.com.cy/2018/10/tonia-papapetrou/

http://www.philenews.com/politismos/kypros/article/587843/tonia-papapetroy-eton-31-eikastikos