2008 Swing Space Resident, 120 Broadway
Ketta Ioannidou was born in Nicosia, Cyprus. She lives and works in New York City. She received her BA (hons) from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK and an MFA from The School of Visual Arts. She has exhibited at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, PS 122 Gallery, Sixtyseven, Foxy Production, and Here Art in New York, The Carriage House at The Islip Art Museum in East Islip, New York, Vox Populi in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Diatopos in Nicosia, Cyprus. She represented Cyprus in the 9th International Cairo Biennale in 2003, the 24th Alexandria Biennale for Mediterranean Countries in Egypt in 2007, and the 1999 Rome Biennale for Young Artists from European and Mediterranean Countries. She participated in the Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) program at The Bronx Museum of the Arts and Aljira Emerge at Aljira in Newark, New Jersey. She was awarded a residency at The Artists' Enclave at I-Park in East Haddam, Connecticut. Ioannidou's work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Art in America, and Flash Art. She will have a solo exhibition at Go North gallery in Beacon, New York in June 2008.
Ketta plans on making large paintings as well as several small-scale works that will be used for an upcoming solo exhibition. They will be a continuation of her series developing a relationship between natural form and human design. Blending myth with reality, her paintings will re-interpret the natural landscape and make an ecosystem that exists somewhere between representation and abstraction.