Costas Joachim (b.1936, Bellapais) lives and works in Cyprus. He studied art at Bath Academy or Art in Corsham, UK, and the University of Bristol, from 1960, with specialisation in painting, sculpture and visual perception. He also specialized in art education. In 1963 he was awarded the Degree of Fine Arts and Education from the University of Bristol and in 1975, he received the Certificate of Fine Art of the School of Fine Arts of the Polytechnic in Athens. In 1981 he received the Diploma of Post Graduate Studies in aesthetics and history of art, at Byam Shaw and Chelsea College of Art, London. Joachim represented Cyprus at the 34th Venice Biennale of Art, Cyprus’s first participation, with five other Cypriot artists.