PARTY Contemporary is an independent, self-funded, artist-run gallery founded in 2018 by Phanos Kyriacou and Natalie Yiaxi.

It was conceived while sensing the need to address the sustainability of the growing local art scene in Cyprus and it can be perceived as an activation pushing forth the idea of collecting contemporary art as a way of keeping the art community alive.

The founders act intuitively and in creating the gallery program, which aims to create connections between artists, collectors, philosophers, art theorists, collectors.

For its opening year, Party Contemporary features local artists  in duo shows, creating the conditions for intimate exchange and collaboration. Natalie and Phanos, also collaborate and develop ad-hoc projects between the duo shows (see Adhocracy Vol.1: Books and Tools).

PARTY Contemporary is located at a converted butcher-shop at the center of Kaimakli in Nicosia.

party |ˈpɑːti| noun

1 a social gathering of invited guests

2 a formally constituted political group
that contests elections and attempts to
form or take part in a government•
a group of people taking part in a
particular activity

3 a person or people forming one
side in an agreement