Rooftop Stories: Reimagining sustainable Urban Living

A workshop was organised within the temporary spatial structure “Agora” that was located on the rooftop of the National State Gallery’s SPEL building. The workshop was open to the public and invited residents to reimagine the space as an urban garden while creatively expressing themselves on the themes of sustainability, social innovation, and artistic innovation.  The …

Being the cat on the edge of the roof

Nurtane Karagil has transformed the rooftop of SPEL with an installation reminiscent of her own cosy Famagusta rooftop, where her beloved cats love to roam. The installation, entitled “CAT ON THE EDGE OF THE ROOF”, gave the observer an opportunity to contemplate how we can emulate the grace and confidence of cats when navigating life’s …

BEING THE CAT ON THE EDGE OF THE ROOF- NURTANE KARAGIL

Nurtane Karagil invites us to the SPEL’s roof, the CLOUD, to react to our thoughts and challenges much like a cat perched on the precipice of a rooftop. Nurtane Karagil is a visual artist using a wide range of artistic mediums such as painting, illustration, sculpture, video and photography. Her art conceptualises the power of …

Pame Kaimakli Festival 2023 : Ιστορίες άλλωςΦώς

The Pame Kaimakli Festival 2023 marked its 10th anniversary with a celebration centered around the theme of “Ιστορίες άλλωςΦώς” (Stories in a New Light). Throughout the festival, attendees were immersed in a variety of events and experiences designed to illuminate the rich history and culture of the Kaimakli neighborhood. Maintaining its open and participatory character, …

The Potential of Agora Workshop

This workshop series was a dynamic collaboration between Urban Gorillas and The Architecture Research Centre of Nicosia University. Under the approach of ‘living classes’ of the Arch 101 – Introduction to Architectural Design, first-year architecture students participated in enriching workshops at the State Gallery of Contemporary Art- SPEL in Nicosia, as part of the SESSIONS …

Engeki Quest: Secret Treasures in Cities- Orangcosong presentation and public discussion

In a notable gathering at the Agora, the Cyprus-based Urban Gorillas hosted a discussion with Orangcosong, an innovative art collective from Japan. Orangcosong, during its artistic residency in Cyprus, presented a distinctive approach to incorporating local life, community engagement, and historical context into its global projects. This event marks the beginning of a series of …

“Hitsudankai – From now/here, Silence” at Afro Banana Festival

Agora, ingeniously designed by Urban Gorillas, is a mobile structure that champions public engagement by offering a unique platform for various voices. During the Afro Banana festival, Agora transcended into an oasis of non-verbal expression and tranquility. This space, devoid of spoken words, invites attendees to a realm of introspection and spiritual rejuvenation. Participants will …

ECRN – Rooftop Artist Residency – Announcement of Selected Artists!

We are excited to announce the results of the Rooftop Residency open call. Starting from the end of the month of June we will host two amazing artists, in Nicosia, within the framework of the European co- funded Program ECRN MEET THE ARTISTS: Artist Shiro Masuyama 増山士郎 Shiro’s artistic practice ranges from performance to sculpture, …