Pola Hadjipapa was born in Nicosia.
She studied Fine Arts and Visual Communications and has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions in Cyprus and overseas.
Apart from painting she has been running long distances for many years both on roads and on trails.
“Movement is a way to connect with who we are. It’s an expression of life. An expression of our true nature. Being outdoors is therapeutic, it can heal, it can energize, it can calm ones psyche. While I run I connect with my surroundings, with the ground, with the sky with the air. I discover and rediscover places, whether it’s in an urban or rural landscape I am moving in.”
She lives, paints and many times runs inside the walls of Old Nicosia.