NeMe (/ˈniːm/) is a non profit, Cyprus registered cultural NGO founded in November 2004. NeMe works on three platforms – a virtual, a permanent and an itinerant one – and focuses on contemporary theories and their intersection with the arts. With one of its major interests on new media technologies, NeMe introduced a number of new media art genres to the Cypriot audience including:
- The first funding for the production of video art in 2006
- The first VJ event performed in 2008
- The second video exhibition and the first in Limassol in 2008
- The first totally interactive exhibition in 2015
- The first live coding in 2015
- The first locative media exhibition in 2017
NeMe’s virtual platform resides in four websites:
news.neme.org is our legacy site previously residing on our main domain. It provided filtered cultural information which included filtered arts news and calls from the local and international art scene. The contents of the subdomain has moved to our blog and currently documents 421 arts news and 1251 calls.
Our forum promotes and encourages public discussion for the arts but also hosts calls and arts information from our visitors.
respublika.neme.org was created to document our 2017 Respublika! project.
The founders of NeMe are Helene Black, Yiannis Colakides and Konstantinos Sophocleous. NeMe has 23 members.
IMCA is an itinerant Independent Museum of Contemporary Art founded by NeMe in order to present exhibitions, performances, new media events, symposia etc. The form of the IMCA is determined as a practice or process by the nature of each project with the notion of the exhibition “space” being constantly revised and redefined. IMCA has no permanent residence, but instead is organized in a decentralized manner and realizes its projects in cooperation with different cultural institutions. Our collaborations include projects developed with Aksioma, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol; Drugo More, Rijeka, Croatia; Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, Russia; Furtherfield, London, UK; Heidelberger Kunstverein, Germany; Insitute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Lanitis Foundation, Limassol, Cyprus; NCCA Moscow, Russia; Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Cyprus; The Thursday Club, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK; University of Nicosia, Cyprus; Ural State University, Ekaterinburg, Russia.
IMCA is administered by NeMe and it is one of its platforms from which NeMe events are presented. This site lists the events which NeMe either organises or participates in. NeMe was founded in 2004 and is a Cypriot registered, non profit cultural NGO.
Since 2013 and cohering to one of our aims to support young cultural workers, NeMe is the hub organisation for the Cyprus representation of the European Cultural Parliament Youth Network.
We have been active for 15 years and to date we have initiated 56 event programmes, participated in 13, published 15 catalogues & books and organised, conducted numerous educational workshops for both children, adults, amateur and professional artists, and posted 1672 blog posts.
NeMe Arts Centre (NAC)
NAC is a permanent physical space which aims to promote a critical and interdisciplinary approach to the arts focused on research and cultural production. We support and encourage initiatives and dialogue that involve institutions, collectives, artists, scholars from the local and international communities. NeMe Arts Centre is a non-commercial exhibiting space. NeMe’s non-profit financial strategy relies exclusively on fund raising. The NeMe Arts Centre is administered by the NeMe Directors and Board Members.
Participation in our events
The combination of IMCA’s itinerant nature and NAC’s permanent space gives it a flexibility in both the type of events we organise and the way they are presented. Our exhibitions are always curated and the participants are selected by invitation and/or call for entries. If you wish to be informed about our activities do subscribe to our newsletter if you wish to be considered as an invited participant in one of our future events, send your catalogues/usb disks/dvds/cds/ or something about your work to:NeMe
Remember that we receive a great number of website links some of which are indeed great but there is no substitution to hard copies as those archives of artists’ catalogues and submissions are made available to curators and academics who live in, or visit Cyprus.
All NeMe organised activities listed on this website are provided free to the public, so sponsorship is an important source of funding. As a non-profit registered organization in Cyprus, NeMe receives grants and donations from a number of different sources, including government, corporates, small businesses and individuals.
Please contact us if you would be interested in sponsoring any of our future events or workshops. You will receive a credit on our printing material and press releases as well as having your website listed in our links page.
- For all their help for our projects
- To the 747 people and groups as well as the venue directors and our sponsors, all listed in our links page.
- To the 47 people who helped us with the coding and debugging our websites.
About this site
This site is NeMe’s first major ongoing project and has been on line since 27 February 2005. The code of the site’s design is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License and it is distributed on github.
Current editors of NeMe website are Yiannis Colakides and Helene Black.
All texts in this site are published with the permission of the authors and copyright to those, belongs to them. As such no text published in this site may be translated, reproduced, republished, photographed or stored on microfilm, in electronic databases, video disks, etc., without first obtaining written permission from the authors. The views expressed in these texts do not necessarily reflect those of NeMe as an organisation or its members.
Despite careful scrutiny, NeMe and the editors do not guarantee the correctness, relevance or completeness of the information published on this website. In the case of material or non-material damages resulting from the use of the offered information, absolutely no liability claims directed at NeMe and/or the editors are to be asserted. NeMe and the editors reserve the right to change the website in its entirety or in part without notice, or to stop publishing entirely.
NeMe sites which include www.neme.org, news.neme.org, forum.neme.org, and respublika.neme.org are authored using customised open source software. We use punBB for the forum and the wonderfully versatile Textpattern CMS is used for the rest.
This website coheres to GDPR and the WAI of the W3C. Whenever possible it tries to meet the highest standards set by the W3C.