Was it a given that you would follow a career in Arts and Theatre?
Since 1994, when you became Director of the Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, there have been great strides forward in Arts and Culture in Cyprus. Tell us about some of the contemporary art exhibitions you have curated on the island?
You were the first Cypriot curator of the Cyprus Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale – have we made enough impact in the international arts arena and if yes, in which way?
Does Cyprus have a 10 year, or even 5 year plan for the development of Arts and Culture? It seems that we go on a year to year basis, without long-term fiscal planning…or am I wrong? (I hope I’m wrong in this case)
In Manifesta 6 in 2006 we had and lost great prospects cancelling just 3 months prior to the opening. As European Capital of Culture in 2017, the focus will again be on Cyprus and gives us huge opportunities. Have these been maximised and if yes, in what way? If not, what can still be done to move forward?
Has there been collaboration across the all the cultural boards?
You’ve been responsible for designing several museums in Cyprus and Greece including the Thalassa Municipal Museum. Did you find your civil engineering background to be of help? What inspires you and how do you retain the balance of history and a modern, accessible approach for 2016?
You’ve had so many achievements and accolades across so many fields. What do you consider to be your greatest achievement and why?
How would you like to see Cyprus’ cultural scene develop over the next 5 years and how do you believe it can be done (I understand this is can become a Phd discussion, but briefly)
As Director of THOK, there have been great strides forward to encourage English speaking people to patronise Greek theatre – how have you achieved this and what are your next steps? With so many tourists in Cyprus, surely it is an untapped market for cultural tourism?
What do you do for relaxation?