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Nefeli Kentoni (b.1998, Cyprus) is a London based director, writer and visual artist, currently navigating herself and creative practice in an ever-changing world. She is fascinated by the intersections between different disciplines, by the spaces where scenography and philosophy, aesthetics and theatre, filmmaking and poetry meet. The theatrical and cinematic form have been the platform in which she negotiates and experiments the gaps between language and image, the implicit exertions that sustain the performer-viewer relationship, and the performativity of space.

Nefeli presented her work in Prague Quadrennial, Tate Modern, Barbican Centre, NiMac, and the Alternative Cinema Film Festival of Cyprus. She was Writer in Residency at the Tate Exchange, and part of the Young Visual Arts Group at the Barbican. Her short film FRAGILITY OF LANGUAGE won the Screendance Short Film Competition at the Leeds International Film Festival.

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2020-2022                   MA Performance Design & Practice                      Central Saint Martins, UAL

                                    Nominated for the MullenLowe NOVA Awards.


2017-2020                BA Drama, Applied Theatre & Education:                   Royal Central School of
  Writing for Performance                                     Speech and Drama




2023: I am Going Away Now – Performer

          dir. Ken Nakajima, Fuga Festival, Slovenia

2023: The Wall of Babel – Writer/Director

          Resolution Festival at The Place, London

2023: The S is Silent – Assistant Director/Tech Operator

          dir. Marina Cusi at The Pleasance, London

2023: Bach in the Clouds – Performer

          dir. Tomio Shota, Platform Theatre, London

2023: Porto Seguro – Performer

          dir. Carlotta dos Santos, Platform Theatre, London

2023: HOME – Dramaturg/Scenographer

           by Azza-har Theatre at the Vaults Festival, London

2022: A Deer in the Headlights – Assistant Director/Camera Operator

          by The Collective dir. Peter Brooks, CSM Operator

2022: KATABASIS minor – Writer/Director

          Commissioned for Images & Views of Alternative Cinema Festival, Nicosia

2022: Beyond the Stage – Dramaturg/Text

          Audiovisual Performance conducted by Manos Stratis at Museu de les Ciéncies, Valencia

2022: Chaos – Set & Costume Designer

          dir. by Maya Kyriazi, Studio Theatre, London

2022: KATABASIS – Writer/Director

          Platform Theatre CSM, London

2022: Archive 2.0 – Dramaturg/Scenographer

          Dance Performance by Marita Anastasi at The Place, London

2022: If I Ever Get Around to Living – Performer

          Devised movement performance dir. Ken Nakajima

2021: Liminal – Writer/Director/Editor

           Video Performance for Cyprus Choreography Platform

2021: An Adaptation – Writer/Performer

          Video Performance commissioned by Freiraum Festival

2021: Psycho-ish – Camera Operator

          Live Cinematic Performance dir. Peter Brooks

2021: A DifficultUncomfortable Place to Die in – Co-creator/Writer

          Devised Performance by MA PDP Performer

2021: A Short Life – Co-creator/Performer

          Devised movement Performance, White Lab CSM

2020: A Real £100 Performance – Writer/Performer

          Zoom Performance commissioned by Platform Journal

2020: Pigeonne, Paloma, Piccione – Co-Writer/Scenographer/Performer

          Devised Performance, CSSD Performer

2020: ‘UNTITLES’ – Writer/Director

           Site Specific Performance at Tate Exchange in Tate Modern

2019: Fragility of L – Writer/Scenographer/Performer

          Solo Performance CSSD, London

2018: Into the Blue – Performer

          Devised Children’s Performance dir. Tom Cornford

2016: The Little Prince – Composer/Assistant Director/Scenographer

          Musical Theatre dir. Eleni Cosma Scenographer

2015: Alice...or something like that – Composer

          Musical Theatre dir. Eleni Cosma

2015: Orpheus & Eurydice V2 – Writer/Director/Composer/Performer

           Nicosia Youth Arts Festival


2023: FAREWELL – Director/Editor

          Commissioned by the Barbican Centre for Carrie Mae Weems Exhibition

2022: What happens to me is written up there – Video Production/Editor/Animator

          For Maria Loizidou’s exhibition /Editor/Animator

2022: Echoeing the Colouring of Grains – Editor/Colourist

          Documentary dir. Efi Savvides

2022: The Self of the Edge of the Self – Text

          Directed and Animated by Mo Naan

2021: Liminal – Writer/Director/Editor

          Video Performance for Cyprus Choreography Platform

2021: HIRAETH – Capsule Collection – Videographer/Editor

          Fashion film by Art Director/Fashion Designer Serena Paris

2021: Fragility of Language – Writer/Director/Editor

          Winner of Screendance Short Film Competition at Leeds International Film Festival 2022

          Commissioned by NIMAC

2020: UnT(h)amed – Co-director/DOP/Editor

2020: Mal de Mer – Director/DOP/Editor

          Moving Images International Video Dance Festival 2020

2020: T – Writer/Director/Editor


2023: Repair Redux curated by Karina Sellars-HardyHypha Studios, London UK

2023: Through the Green Fuse - Lot Projects, London UK

2022: Platforms ProjectAthens, Greece

2022: Age of Many Posts curated by Abbas Zahedi – Barbican Centre, London UK

2022: Re:Repair – Barbican Young Visual ArtsGroup, Barbican Centre, London UK

2022: Lilian Sear Edition of Darts and Shafts – online exhibition

2021: Regenerate – Barbican Young Visual Arts Group, Barbican Centre, London UK

2021: Seeking Roots curated by Ioulita Toumazi NiMAC [Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre] Cyprus

2019: Emergence – Prague Quadrennial

2019: Living Heritage/Reframing Memory – V&A, London UK


2023: Theatre in Palm Digital Residency organised by Turku AMK/supported by THOC.

2022: Winner of Screendance Short Film Competition at Leeds International Film Festival

2022: Nominated for the MullenLowe NOVA Award

2020-22: Barbican Young Visual Arts Group

2021: REMOTE SENSING The Yard Residency at Centre of Performing Arts MITOS with Seta Astreou Karides

2019: Writer in Residence at Tate Exchange/Tate Modern, London

2019: Emergence Scenography Residency in Nicosia organized by THOC / supported by Prague Quadrennial

2018: Emergence Scenography Residency in Håøya, Norway, organized by THOC and Norwegian Theatre 

          Academy / supported by Prague Quadrennial



2022: Η «Κατάβασις» της Νεφέλης Κεντώνη by Eleni Papadopoulou

2021: A Post-Memory; To Reflect on the Forgotten article by Nefeli Kentoni for ASCENDING

2021: Review of Fragility of Language and Seeking Roots Exhibition  by Rony Junior El Deccache.

2020: Fragility of Language poem published in This Unreal Country

2018: Published photos for HUCK X Vans: How to Make it in Photography

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