Boundary Crosser 

The evaluation process for applications for the Boundary Crosser artist residency program of CYENS Centre of Excellence has been successfully completed. 

Situated in the heart of Nicosia’s historic centre, CYENS Centre of Excellence has been a dynamic entity for the past five years, combining academic research with cutting-edge technological developments and artistic creation.  

Following the launch of the new Boundary Crosser artist residency program and careful consideration of more than 150 applications from around the world, the artists have been selected! 

The curatorial team has selected the following artists to collaborate with research groups at CYENS that are involved in the program. The matchmaking was based on the proposals submitted by the artists, their practice and work, and their alignment with the existing research direction and activity of the CYENS teams. 


Museum Lab Melita Couta (CYPRUS) 

Deep Camera Abshar Platisza (INDONESIA) 

LEAR Anne Fehres and Luke Conroy (NETHERLANDS) 

ITICA Dimitris Economou (CYPRUS) 

SMART Network System Chonglian Yu (AUSTRIA / CHINA) 

V-EUPNEA Kinnari Saraiya (INDIA / UK) 

Ambient Analytics Ataman Kınış (CYPRUS) 


Through Creative Placemaking processes into the work of CYENS’ research groups, this program opens up new creative avenues and synergies between art and technology, in the walled city of the capital. 

The residency period will span from 2 to 4 months, from October 2023 to February 2024, and participating artists receive a monthly salary. 

The program is curated by Dr. Ellada Evangelou. The project is coordinated by Dr. Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert & Kleanthis Neocleous, in collaboration with CYENS Thinker Maker Space.