Stelios Kallinikou


A man with a beard (Stelios Kallinikou), a black jacket and a serious look is holding an almond branch with his mouth and looking at the camera. © Stelios Kallinikou

Stelios Kallinikou presents sequences of imagery that flow into interlaced dialogues, whilst examining different themes such as politics, colonialism, the environment, technology, spirituality, and the power of images. Through photography, video and sound, he constructs worlds at an introspective pace that act as speculative scenarios through which the intersections between territorial and ideological notions relating to land and the body – such as space/place and time/history – are explored.

His work has been presented in solo exhibitions and group shows at SPEL, State Gallery of Contemporary Art, Nicosia, Cyprus (2023); Kunsthalle Baden Baden, Baden Baden, Germany (2022); 6th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg, Russia (2021); Goethe-Institut Zypern, Nicosia, Cyprus (2021); Grey Noise, Dubai, UAE (2021); Saigon, Athens, Greece (2021); Phenomenon, Αnafi, Greece (2019); MOMus - Thessaloniki Museum of Photography (2019); NiMAC, Nicosia, Cyprus (2018); Foam Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2018); Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece (2017); Point Centre of Contemporary Art, Nicosia, Cyprus (2017); Equilibrists, organised by the New Museum, New York and the DESTE Foundation, Athens, Greece (2016). Kallinikou was a resident at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany (2018-2019). He was honored by Foam magazine and participated in the annual Foam Talent exhibition (2019). He is the co-founder of Thkio Ppalies Project Space, based in Nicosia, Cyprus.

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