Heidi Trautmann

May 27 - Jun 06: Abondened - Exhibition : The abondened International Airport of Nicosia


The Department of Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design, Faculty of Communication & Media Studies of Eastern Mediterranean University and the Goethe-Institut Cyprus in Nicosia jointly present the art exhibition


with works by three different MA courses 2013-14 Fall Semester of Department of Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design, EMU

from 27th May – 13th June 2014 in the gallery of the Goethe-Institut (UN-buffer zone next to Ledra Palace hotel)

Opening: Monday, 27th May 2014 at 7.00 pm in the presence of the artists

Open  Mon.-Sat.: 12am – 7pm;  Admission is free

“Abandoned” is a story of forgotten, lost, unclaimed and plucked, which have been separated from their owners (deliberately or not) in a process such as conflict and war.

Graduate students with diverse nationalities, cultures, religions and languages at the Eastern Mediterranean University, Department of Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design provide fascinating perspectives and inspiration on the ”Abandoned” project, thanks to  their metaphoric approach and focus on a lost cause, a lost identity, a lost place, a lost idea, and an abandoned dream. Students expressed their take on the project in forms of posters and postcards, motion graphics and experimental videos.
Since the students involved in this project did not have direct experience with the Nicosia International Airport, which was selected as the case study, they tried to familiarize themselves with the topic through their lectures, research and photos taken by others. As William Glasser states in his “Choice Theory,” we are all born ”genetically programmed” to have five basic needs of ’survival, love and belonging, power, freedom, and fun.’ In that regard, students from various backgrounds were able to create powerful visual messages as their final products.


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Senih ÇAVUŞOĞLU 
Posters and Postcards

Asst. Prof.Dr. Fırat TÜZÜNKAN 
Motion Graphics

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ümit İnatçı 
Video Art


Student Artists:


Niloufar Safapour(Iran), Ali Fallahzadeh(Iran), Barış Parlan (Cyprus), Neda Rezadeh (Iran), Marjan Khajavi (Iran), Faegheh Babazadehchenarani (Iran), Zahra Mohammadkazemi (Iran), Elena Ghedova (Russia), Ayben Şengil (Turkey), Shima Golchin (Iran), Ahmad Osama Azmi Albakri (Palestine), Seyedeh Rozhano Azimi Hashemi (Iran), Shiva Parhizkari (Iran), Nasim Nejad Azar (Iran), Yali Wang (China), Maedeh Fekri (Iran), Oluwasegun Benjami Adetona (Nigeria), Sholeh Zahraei (Germany), Olaniyi Efena Teidi (Nigeria), Omid Kalantar (Iran), Nigina Nasridinova (Tajikistan), Bike Koralp (Cyprus), Şeyda Nur Turunç (Turkey), Sara Fahami (Iran), Farrukh Safarzoda (Tajikistan), Esra Taşkın (Cyprus), Zahra Barzigar (Iran), Wshyar Mohamad Amin Mustafa (IRAK)

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