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Scrap Book
Maria Toumazou


Scrap Book
Maria Toumazou


Design: Maria Toumazou, Popi Pissouriou


Edition of 200
Softcover, 32 Pages, 38 x 25 cm
Published and printed in Nicosia, Cyprus
Co-Published with Point Centre for Contemporary Art

Scrap Book was published as part of SCRAP B., a project by Maria Toumazou, commissioned by Point Centre for Contemporary Art, at Moufflon Bookshop.

“In the center of the main room rests Scrap Book, a collection of new pencil and charcoal drawings, copies of images of Connect the Dots drawings Toumazou found in Facebook and Instagram ads, banners, billboards, and murals around the city of Nicosia. Starting out abstract, the first few drawings recall doodles made in the margins of a book, as a calming exercise or while absentmindedly wandering into a daydream. Taking on a more complex form, the drawings connect a couple of hands holding each other, the bust of a woman, a face.”
-Aristotelis Nikolas Mochloulis

Publication was kindly supported by the Cyprus Deputy Ministry of Culture – Cultural Services and Point Centre for Contemporary Art.

Maria Toumazou (b. 1989, Cyprus) is an artist and publisher based in Nicosia. Recent solo presentations include RHYTHM, CITIZEN, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz (2022); SCRAP B, Point Centre for Contemporary Art at Moufflon Bookshop, Nicosia (2022); Coil, Hot Wheels Athens (2021); and Fair-face Elysée, Thkio Ppalies, Nicosia (2019), among others. Toumazou has participated in group exhibitions including Touch Release, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden (2021); Hypersurfacing, NiMAC, Nicosia (2019); Soft stone documents, Municipal Arts Centre, Limassol (2017), among others. Neoterismoi Toumazou (Toumazou’s former collective with Orestis Lazouras and Marina Xenofontos) was invited as a special guest to the Cyprus Pavilion at Biennale Arte 2017, Venice, curated by Jan Verwoert. Toumazou is the (co-)founder of Neoterismoi Toumazou, Maria Editions, and Metafora. She was a guest student at Städelschule, Frankfurt, after completing her studies at Goldsmiths College, London, and the Glasgow School of Art.

Distribution points: Grazer Kunstverein (Graz), Adad Books (Athens), Moufflon Bookshop (Nicosia)