“The Remaining”, shifts Savvas Christodoulides critical gaze towards burning issues which affect the Cypriot reality. The island’s nautical map is literally shred into pieces and then is ‘re-stitched’ using the method of collage. The process of the artwork’s production, the chopped up map, the ink ‘intervention’, as well as the suggestive title could be translated as a political comment.
Savvas Christodoulides is an artist and an assistant Professor at the Faculty of Architecture, Art and Design at Frederick University, Cyprus. He studied in Toulouse, France at the School of Fine Arts (1981-1986), in Paris at the National School of Fine Arts (1986-1987) and at the National School of Decorative Arts (1989-1990). In 2006, he received a PhD in Lettres et Arts at the University of Provence, France.
He has widely presented his work in many solo and group exhibitions in Europe since 1986, among which is his most recent participation at Abt forms, Art Seen, Nicosia (2016); Flying over the Abyss, NEON and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete (2015); Renaissance Stories, NEON organization, Athens(2015); Hell As Pavilion, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013). The 30th São Paulo Bienal entitled The Imminence of Poetics, São Paulo (2012). Others shows include Mapping Cyprus – Contemporary Views, Bozar Expo, Brussels (2012); Things Contemplated and Reassigned, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens; UTOPIA, Evagoras Lanitis Centre, Limassol (2012); The Location of Culture, Pulchri Studio, Hague (2011); Humanism, Faggionato Fine Arts, London (2011); Elementary Devices, Omikron Gallery, Nicosia (2010); Taster Choice, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London (2010); Away and Boil your Head, Puglisi Cosentino Foundation – Palazzo Valle, Catania, Italy (2010); Heaven, 2nd Athens Biennale (2010); AD Gallery, Athens (2008); Tsatsis Projects /Artforum, Thessaloniki, Greece (2007); Recreation – Maid in Greece, 1st Biennale of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece (2007); Masquerades: Femininity, Masculinity and Other Such Certainties, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece (2006); ArtStars, Abbaye de Neumunster, Luxemburg (2005); AD Gallery, Athens (2002); Hellenic Contemporary Photography, Galerie du Château d’ Eau, Toulouse, France (1999); XLVII Venice Biennale, Palazzo Gustinian Lolin, Fondazione Levi (1997).