Argyro Toumazou works as an independent producer-organizer of cultural events based in Nicosia, Cyprus. She currently coordinates several initiatives in visual and performing arts, working closely with local artists and Cypriot NGOs.
During recent years she has worked in the coordination and management of projects like:
• Buffer Zone, 2013 – www.buffer-zone.org
• UNCOVERED, September 2011 – http://basaksenova.com/ex_24.html
• 50 Years of Artistic Creation, October 2010 – http://www.ekatecy.com/news/news_20100928.htm
• Little Land Fish, Istanbul, June 2010 – http://www.ekatecy.com/news/news_20100806.htm
• Diversity Day, a European Committee festival, October 2009 – www.stop-discrimination.info
• “Weavings-Υφάνσεις-Dokuma” Art-Competition, May-December 2008 – www.moec.gov.cy/2008_diapolitismikos_dialogos
• “Art-Attack” Art-Competition, May 2007 – August 2008 – www.undp-act.org
She has also been providing art works for the conference halls where the peace negotiations are taking place at the United Nations protected area, between 2009 – 2011, along with her colleague Ozgul Ezgin.
She previously offered her services as a coordinator to the Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts, and organized many exhibitions for the Chamber and other independent art events.
In previous decades she has been one of the co-founders and later on acting-director of the Cyprus Fashion Resource Center, an independent service-oriented professional institution created by the Cyprus Association of Clothing Industries, of which she was also a founding member and an elected member of the board of Directors and Treasurer for six years.
She started her career with extensive entrepreneurial and managerial experience (1983-2000) in family-owned manufacturing company, exporting women’s clothing to Europe and the Middle East. She studied European Literature & Economics (BA), Business Administration (MBA), and Small Business Development. In 2003 she trained in ‘Civil Society and NGO Enhancement in Cyprus’ a four-part management and organization program given by the British Council.