Maria Toumazou (b. 1989, Nicosia) is based in Nicosia, Cyprus. She holds a BA in Art Practice from Goldsmiths College in 2011 and an MFA from Glasgow School of Art in 2014. In 2013 she co-founded Neoterismoi Toumazou (Neo Toum), a project space and a collective in Nicosia. She is also co-founder of the publishing imprint MARIA†. editions based in Nicosia and New York. In 2016 she published her first collection of poems, Gee. Recent shows include: Athens and Its Periphery in Regards to Contemporary Painting, 2017, The Breeder Gallery, Athens; Chill-out Reading room, Independent projects booths, 2017, Art Athina; The Future of Color, The Cyprus Pavilion at Biennale Arte 2017, Venice; Terra Mediterranea: In Action, Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre (NiMAC), 2017.