Anna Merry
Special Teaching Staff, Department of Arts and Communication
art.ma@frederick.ac.cy
Interior Design: Public Space/Design Innovation/User Experience

Anna Merry teaches topics related to Interior Architecture, Lighting Design and Research Method-ology. Furthermore Anna has guided her students through various competitions and collaborations within the design industry. Anna received her BA in Interior Design from Frederick University and later completed her MA in Design Innovation at De Montfort University Leicester. Most recently Anna attained her doctoral degree (PhD) from De Montfort University Leicester entitled: “An In-vestigation into Playful Interactive Experiences within Public Space”. Her continuing research inter-ests surround user experience within public space through interactive design. During her time at Frederick University Anna has collaborated in scientific research projects and published her re-search both locally and within international design journals, as well as participating in several inter-national design conferences and workshops.
Christos Andreou
Assistant Professor, Vice Chair of the Department of Arts and Communication
art.ac@frederick.ac.cy
Graphic Design/Motion Graphics

Christos Andreou received his MA in Visual Communication from UCE University of Central England Birmingham in 2001 and his BA (HONS) in Graphic Design from UWE University of the West of Eng-land in 2000. His first academic post was in 2002 at the Art Design & Communication department of Frederick Institute of Technology Cyprus. An interdisciplinary Visual Communicator with research interests and visual practice that incorporate several forms and mediums of communication such as graphic design/typography, motion graphics, video art and sound in relation to the visual. He participated in several Design and Art exhibitions in Cyprus and abroad. He has worked as a Video post-production Director at Telia & Pavla/BBDO one of the leading advertising agencies of Cyprus and a member of the BBDO international group from 2001 to 2002, were he had continued collabo-rating with the same agency as an associate/freelancer until 2008. He has been a member of the CCC (Cyprus Creative Club) a member of the ADC*E (Art Directors of Europe) since 2006 and a founding member of the Cyprus Association of Graphic Designers and Illustrators.

Christiana Constantinou
Assistant Professor, Department of Arts and Communication
art.cc@frederick.ac.cy
Graphic Design/Mixed Media Photography

Christiana Constantinou was born in Nicosia, Cyprus. She holds a (Hon) Bachelor and a Master’s Degree in Visual Communication from the University of Central England (UCE) in Birmingham, fo-cusing on Photography and Graphic Design. In 2000 joined the Applied Arts Faculty at Frederick University and teaches Photography and Computer Art courses. She has been actively involved in the Department on several academic issues as well as organizing and cureting various students’ photography exhibitions and events. Since 1998 she has shown her work in several group exhibi-tions and as an artist has been involved in organization of multiple art projects and photography exhibitions. Ms Constantinou also works as a freelancer in the area of photography and graphic design, collaborating with brands within the Cyprus Industry. Through the lens, Christiana Constan-tinou, expresses personal views and emotions of the world, focusing on people and the everyday environment. Her work has theatrical elements such as colour, movement and dramatic lighting. Much of her photographic art is seen as autobiographical, therefore the characters who inhabit her pictures, are people she knows, giving her work an intimate and personal dimension. She stays true to her vision by ‘narrating’ and exposing people’s emotions.

Artemis Eleftheriadou
Associate Professor, Coordinator of the BA Graphic and Advertising Design, Department of Arts and Communication
art.ea@frederick.ac.cy
Graphic Communication/Visual Culture/Theory of Art

Artemis Eleftheriadou holds degrees in History of Art from Goldsmiths University and Visual Communications. Eleftheriadou has authored articles in international art publications and contem-porary art exhibition catalogues. As a curator she designed and managed exhibitions and projects that took place in local and international venues, such as the Ar(t)chaeoloy Project: Intersections of Archaeology and Photography for the International Association of Photography and Theory, Nico-sia Municipal Arts Centre associated with the Pierides Foundation, Cyprus 2019 /Atlandis Lost for the Ministry of Education and Culture, Indira Gandi National Centre, India 2008/Publish Me!, Stad-tische Galerie, Germany 2005/The Cyprus Participation at the Casoria International Art Centre, Tri-ennial Project, Italy 2005, etc. Her design practice and research concentrates on experimental book design, publishing and socially informed visual communication projects. She works as a freelance designer for the past 22 years, taking on board numerous design projects and annual clients, among them the Blue Lagoon Group of Hotels, Greece; Cyprus Theatre Organisation, THOC; Minis-try of Education and Culture, Cultural Services; The Cyprus Participation: Socratis Socratous at the Venice Biennale, Italy; Aes Ambelis Commandaria, Cyprus etc. She was the Chair of the State Awards Committee for Children’s and Teenagers’ Illustrated Books for 2015-18 and a member of various state and public committees and associations. Her teaching field is concentrated in the are-as of Visual Communication and Visual Critical Studies in the BA Graphic and Advertising Design and the MA Interdisciplinary Design.

Eleni Girkalli
Special Teaching Staff, Coordinator of the BA Fashion Design and Image, Department of Arts and Communication
art.ge@frederick.ac.cy
Fashion Design

Eleni Gircalli received her BA Hons in Fashion Design from University of Westminster, UK and her MA in Art and Design Education from Middlesex University, UK. Gircalli is a practicing Fashion De-signer involved in the industry and creating costumes for theatre and other performing groups. She is an establishing member of the Cyprus Fashion Designers Association and a member of the Cyprus Applied Arts Association. She participated in shows such as “Flashback” 100 years Design, organised by the Bank of Cyprus, in 1999, at the International Design Biennale 2000, Saint-Etienne and at the “Young Artists Biennale”2001, Sarajevo, for Fashion Design. In 1997 she was awarded with the first price at “KEBE” Fashion Designer Competition and in 1999 she was awarded with the third price at the New Cyprus Souvenir Competition organised by the Municipal Art Center.

Doris Kailos
Special Teaching Staff, Department of Arts and Communication
art.dk@frederick.ac.cy
Fashion Design/Textiles/Technology

Doris Kailos is a fashion and textile designer from Sydney, Australia. She acquired her Master of Teaching degree in Design and Technology from the University of Sydney, Australia in 2003. She also holds a BA in Fashion and Textiles, from the University of Technology, Sydney Australia. Prior to her teaching position at Frederick University in 2013, she was also a member of the teaching staff at Frederick Institute of Technology since 2004. Since 2013 she has been part of the teaching faculty in the School of Art, Communication and Cultural Studies within the Fashion and Image de-partment. Her contribution to the department has been instructive as well as co-writing the new fashion program and assisting in all other managerial tasks within the department. In the teaching field she teaches Pattern Cutting and Garment Making, Textiles Design and Marketing for Fashion. She has also specialised in Computer Aided Pattern Cutting. Parallel to her academic career she has also been working as a freelance pattern cutter in women’s wear for a Cypriot company as well as designing  Children’s wear collection and theatrical costumes for ‘Short Stories’.

Panayiotis Michael
Associate Professor, Chair of the Department of Arts and Communication
art.mp@frederick.ac.cy
Fine Art, Contemporary Art Practices/Painting, Drawing

Panayiotis Michael studied Graphic Arts at the State Academic Art Institute V.I. Surikov in Moscow (BA, MA), and Painting at Queens College in New York (MFA). His teaching field is concentrated in the areas of Fine Art in the BA Applied Arts and the MA in Fine Art: Contemporary Art Practices. His major research and artistic interest focuses around the notion of transitional periods as a process of identity construction. The ways in which identity as a fluid process of formation and re-formation can contribute to other positive changes in our social environment, behavioural back-ground, political and personal ethics, etc. Panayiotis Michael co-represented Cyprus at Venice Bi-ennial, 2005; XX Alexandria Biennial, 1999; and Rijeka Biennial, 1997. He participated in ev+a Limer-ick Biennial, 2006; Roaming Images (Thessaloniki Biennale), 2011; and Occupation: Unknown, Man-ifesta Coffee Break, Liverpool Biennial 2004. He is a co-founder of pick nick (art group). He was art-ist in residence at: Point Centre for Contemporary Art; Embassy of Foreign Artists, Geneva, Swit-zerland;Capacete, Rio de Janeiro; HIAP, Helsinki; Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; Apartment Project, Istanbul; The Artists Residence, Herzliya. Recent publications: Symphonic Node; A Book of Small Things; Dandilands.

Costas Mantzalos
Professor, Coordinator of MA in Interdisciplinary Design, Department of Arts and Communication
art.mc@frederick.ac.cy/www.twofourtwo.com
Visual Culture and Theory

Costas Mantzalos was trained as a visual artist and also specialized in information design in the UK. He then registered for a higher research degree and investigated the survey of postmodern graph-ic arts in Cyprus. Between, 2008 - 2016 he was the Dean of the School of Architecture Fine and Ap-plied Arts, of the Frederick University in Nicosia Cyprus. He is an Erasmus Academic Minister, deal-ing with partner Universities within Europe as well as internationally. Furthermore he is involved in Quality Assurance exercises within the University as well as with other European Agencies, as a member of a team of experts for the accreditation of programmes in Art, Design and Architecture. His teaching and research involvement revolves around the areas of interdisciplinary and multidis-ciplinary teaching and learning. Main teaching area is in Information Design and Research Method-ologies for postgraduate students and the teaching pattern has always been characterized by a variety of methods, which contributed to efficient and exciting teaching and learning as well as the promotion for visual intelligence, literacy and competence. Parallel to his academic career, he is the cofounder of the TWO|FOUR|TWO art group, a two-person group working as an entity. An arts collective with national and international activity and participations. Furthermore he is a design consultant for international organizations such as Hilton Hotels, Tetra Pak, Unicef.

Demetris Kokkinolambos
Associate Professor, Department of Arts and Communication, Dean of the Scool of Arts, Communi-cation and Cultural Studies
art.kd@frederick.ac.cy
Graphic Design/Graphic Design Systems/Design Theory

Demetris Kokkinolambos obtained his MA in Graphic Design from Basel School of Design, Basel, Switzerland in 1992 and his BFA in Graphic Design from The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania U.S.A. in 1990. His first academic post was in 1995 at the Art and Design Dept. of the Frederick Institute of Technology. He was the Chair of the Fine and Applied Arts Department of the School of Architecture, Fine and Applied Arts at Frederick University from 2008-2016. Parallel to his academic career, he is a member and co-founder of `THE SPACE` since 1999, a twelve-room studio space situated within the old Nicosia walls consisting of architects, designers, photographers, fine artists and fashion designers. Ten creative individuals work on Painting, Product & Lighting Design, Installations, Film/Animation, Photography, Architecture, Performance Art and Fashion Design. His restless personality and his love of the industrial form made him collect bulbs and gradually form out of a creative process lamp objects in various sizes and shapes working with perspex, wood, pvc and light. In 2000 he participated with nine lamps as experimental product and lighting design in the Biennale Internationale Design 2000 in Saint-Etienne, France. He was the first prize winner for the logo design competition of the National Cyprus Library in 1995. He was an initiating member of MET, Designers Association of Cyprus in 1995. He is an initiating member of the Cyprus Association of Graphic Designers and Illustrators (CAGDI). He is also the founder of `TYPESHOP` engaging itself on Creative Writing, Visual Identities, Print Communications and Design Systems.

Hourig Torrosian
Associate Professor, Department of Arts and Communication
art.th@frederick.ac.cy
Fine Art, Contemporary Art Practices/Painting, Drawing

Hourig Torossian studied Fine Arts (Painting) in the U.K. and gained a first class BA honors degree from Wimbledon School of Art and an MA degree in Fine Arts from the Royal College of Art in Lon-don. Since graduating in 1994 she has been an active artist exhibiting work in Cyprus, Greece and the U.K. In 2005 she represented Cyprus in Austria, highlighting artist’s works from the ten new E.U. member states. She is a member of the Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts (1995 – present). and an active member of The Cyprus Printmakers Association (2015 – present). She has participated in a number of international Print Festivals. Her most recent solo exhibition entitled ‘On Paper’ took place in 2018 at S:242 in Nicosia where she presented a series of large scale works on paper with the theme developed from decorative aspects of architectural features found around the old town of Nicosia. Her work revolves around her immediate environment drawing attention to par-ticular places and sights.

Constantinos Kounnis
Associate Professor, Coordinator of the BA Interior Design, Department of Arts and Communica-tion
art.kc@frederick.ac.cy
www.ckounnis.com  www.twofourtwo.com
Architecture/Interior Design/Stage Design

Constantinos Kounnis received his BA and MA in Architecture from the University of Florence, (Universita Degli Studi di Firenze) Italy. He is the cofounder with Prof. Costas Mantzalos of the TWOFOURTWO Art Group with several national and international exhibitions. He is the founder of CKOUNNIS Architecture + Design for commission and consulting specialized in Contemporary Ar-chitecture, Interior, Furniture and Stage Design.His main design interests are based on the art of Flexible, Mobile and Prefabricate Architecture/Spaces, Commercial Interiors, Transformable and Modular Furniture, experimental Stage and Set Design.

Yiannis Toumazis
Assistant Professor, Coordinator of the PhD in Applied Arts, Department of Arts and Communica-tion
art.ty.frederick.ac.cy
History and Theory of Art/Museology and Museography

Yiannis Toumazis studied Civil Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, Theatre Design at HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, in The Netherlands, and Theory of Art and Aesthetics at the University of Picardie Jules Verne in Amiens, France, where he received his Ph.D.
He joined the University in 2009 and he is Assistant Professor in the Department of Fine and Ap-plied Arts of Frederick University in Nicosia, teaching Aesthetics, History of Art and History of De-sign. His research focuses on the current developments in modern and contemporary art both in Cyprus and in the international art scene.
Since 1994, he has been the Director and Chief Curator of NiMAC, the Nicosia Municipal Arts Cen-tre, Associated with the Pierides Foundation. He is also the Director of the Pierides Foundation, one of the oldest private cultural institutions in Cyprus.
He has designed, organized and curated several international contemporary art exhibitions. In 2011, he was the curator of the Cyprus Pavilion of the 54th Venice Biennale in Venice, Italy.
He has been actively involved in Museum Design, including the award-winning THALASSA Munici-pal Museum in Ayia Napa.
In January 2014, he was appointed by the President of the Republic Chairman of the Board of the Cyprus Theatre Organization (THOC). He was reappointed for a second term in 2016.
In May 2015, he was appointed by the President of the Republic Vice-President of the Bi-communal Technical Committee of Culture, which aims to bring together the two main communi-ties of Cyprus through Culture.

Nicolas Lambouris
Assistant Professor, Department of Arts and Communication
art.ln@frederick.ac.cy
Contemporary Photographic Practices/Visual Culture/Design/Media & Film Studies

Nicolas Lambouris holds an MA in Photography from Kent Institute of Art & Design, University of Kent (UK), a BA (cum laude) in Studio Art and a BA (cum laude) in Media Studies from Queens Col-lege, City University of New York (USA). Lambouris is the director of Unit [Arts, Media & Visual Studies Center], a member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Photog-raphy & Theory [IAPT], and a founding member of the Cyprus Semiotic Association (CSA). He has participated in a number of conferences dedicated to the interdisciplinary and critical exploration of photography and visual culture, and has text contributions in the scholarly journal Photogra-phies. His work, primarily photographic and time-based media, has been exhibited locally and in-ternationally; it is part of private and state art collections, and has been published by Yard Press and IAPT Press. His research interests focus on issues of production, assimilation and dissemination of the photographic image as a visual and cultural apparatus.

Vicky Pericleous
Assistant Professor, Department of Arts and Communication
art.pv@frederick.ac.cy
www.vickypericleous.com 
Fine Art, Contemporary Art Practices/Painting, Drawing

Vicky Pericleous is a visual artist and she teaches fine art related subjects in both the undergradu-ate and postgraduate (MA Fine art: Contemporary Art Practices) programs of the department. She holds a B.A (Hons) in Fine Art from Manchester Metropolitan University, (1994-1997) and an M.A in Theatre Design / Scenography, (re-named Visual Language of Performance), from Wimbledon School of Art, London, (1997-1999). She extended her studies at the Venice Fine Art Academy, Ita-ly, (1995-6) as part of an Erasmus scholarship. Pericleous’ work investigates her interest in examin-ing and producing images where environments, gestures and encounters oscillate between reality and fiction, the familiar and the alien and notions of the near and far in respect to postcolonial situ-ations and geographical and cultural imaginaries. She has taken part in solo and group shows in Cy-prus and abroad and has presented work as an invited artist in seminars, conferences and organ-ised talks. Her work has shown in exhibitions at various international venues including Espace Commines, Paris, Hasselblad Foundation in Gothenburg,  Zahoor Ul Akhlaq Gallery of the National College of Arts, Lahore, Multiplied Art Fair, Christie’s, London as well as in various private galleries abroad. She has also exhibited in Evagoras Lanitis Centre, Limassol, and NiMAC –Municipal Art Cen-tre, Omikron Gallery, Art Seen, Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, amongst others, all in Nicosia. Pericleous exhibited in Monodrome, the 3rd Athens Biennale, and at Sanat Limani, as part of the European Capital of Culture Istanbul 2010.  She has initiated and participated in the international visual-research project “Uncovered: Nicosia International Airport,” 2010-13. She has been an active member of the Noise of Coincidence Art Group, an international art group / whose focus has been to act as a social political platform and network agent within the cultural sphere of the Mediterra-nean and beyond.

Savvas Xinaris
Assistant Professor, Department of Arts and Communication
art.xs@frederick.ac.cy
Graphic Design/Typography/Typeface Design

Savvas Xinaris is an active graphic designer based in Nicosia, Cyprus since 2004. In his professional practice, he frequently uses typography to resolve visual communication problems. He is a found-ing member of the Cyprus Association of Graphic Designers and Illustrators (CAGDI). Savvas ac-quired his Master of Arts degree in Graphic Design from London College Of Communication (LCC), University of the Arts London, United Kingdom in 2006. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic and Advertising Design from Frederick Institute of Technology, Cyprus. He is a faculty member at the Arts and Communication Department, Frederick University, and he served as the Coordinator for the BA Graphic and Advertising Design Program (2008-2018). His academic research covers several topics relevant to typography and its dissemination in Cyprus. Particularly, he ex-plores the development of Poster Art in Cyprus and he is engaged on related projects. He presents his work in seminars, conferences, and exhibitions. Moreover, he originates graphic design pro-jects, writes articles, organise seminars and curates exhibitions.

Panayiotis Charalambous
Assistant Professor, Coordinator of the BA Audio Visual Communication , Department of Arts and Communication
art.cp@frederick.ac.cy
Communication Arts /Film and TV Studies

Panayiotis Charalambous teaches courses in the area of TV and Film production. Prior to joining the FU, he has been the Audio Visual Communication program supervisor since 2000 at Frederick Institute of Technology. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Arts in Communication Arts with emphasis on TV & Film production from New York Institute of Technology, USA. Panayi-otis is an independent filmmaker with research interest and professional practice that explores various types of video & film productions such as documentaries, short feature films, educational & instructional videos, and video art that investigate the relation of image and narrative, in the context of today’s urgencies. Panayiotis’ work has been broadcasted nationally at all major TV channels in Cyprus and internationally through various digital platforms and venues. He has collab-orated with many well-known artists in Cyprus in the production of video art projects that have been exhibited in worldwide-recognised venues, exhibitions and museums. Prior to his academic career, he worked as a TV Director at a nationwide TV Channel where he directed various kinds of programs such as daily TV sitcom, Documentaries, Sport Shows, Talk Shows, Video Clips, Live Events etc.

Kally Sozou
Special Teaching Staff, Department of Arts and Communication
art.sk@frederick.ac.cy
Visual Communication/VisualArts