Stelios Kallinikou (b. 1985, Limassol, Cyprus) presents us with sequences of imagery, flowing into interlaced dialogues,
whilst crossing different themes such us, politics, colonialism, the environment, technology, spirituality, and the power
of images. Through photography, video and occasionally sound, worlds are constructed at an introspective pace, and
then 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.

Current / Upcoming

The Backroom
An online project by Museo Tamayo and Independent Curators International
Curator: Andres Valtierra
19/10/2022

The Broken Pitcher
Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany
October 15, 2022 until February 05, 2023

Nature and State
Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany
09/07-16/10/2022


Solo shows

2022 Glass Cage Dream, Eins Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus
2021 acrobat above the dome, Goethe-Institut Zypern 
2021 Nebokeru, Grey Noise, Dubai
2020 Howlings and optical illusions, Saigon, Athens, Greece    
2019 Nymphaeaceae, Point Centre for Contemporary Art, Nicosia, Cyprus
2019 rcsaerh, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany      
2018 Studies in Geology, Foam Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2018 SKPP, Solo Duo show with Polys Peslikas, PARTY Contemporary | Artist-run gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus
2017 Where are you going young man, handsome like a legend, Point Centre for Contemporary Art, Nicosia, Cyprus
2016 Flamingo Theatre, Thkio Ppalies Artist-led project space, Nicosia, Cyprus
2015 At the end of the day, Thkio Ppalies Artists-led Project space, Nicosia, Cyprus
2014 Mary's Boy and flowers in the yard, Encontros da Imagem, International Photography Festival 2014, Braga, Portugal.
2013 Within Narratives, Curated by Polys Peslikas, Penintaplinena Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus

Group shows

2022 Fine Print,Beirut Art Center (BAC)
2022 Nature and State, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany
2022 Xarkis Festival, Agros, Cyprus, in the framework of Contested desires 6: Culture in Transit (UK), La Bonne (Spain), LAC (Portugal), Xarkis (Cyprus), Fresh Milk (Barbados), ECCOM (Italy)
2022 The Broken Pitcher A project by Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Marina Christodoulidou, Peter Eramia, Thkio Ppalies, Nicosia, Cyprus
2021  6th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, A Time to Embrace and to Refrain from Embracing curated by Çağla Īlk, Assaf Kimmel, and Misal Adnan Yıldız. 
2021 State and Nature, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany
2021 Fabrica hill, Thkio Ppalies, Nicosia, Cyprus
2021 Mines & Minerals, Mega Livadi, Serifos,organised by Saigon Athens,curated by Alexandros Tzanis
2020 hypersurfacing, curated by Marina Christodoulidou, NiMAC, Nicosia, Cyprus
2019 APhF19 Studies in Geology (Lava walls), Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
2019 Young Greek Photographers | 2010-2018” MOMus – Thessaloniki Museum of Photography
2019 Phenomenon 3, A residency and an exhibition curated by Iordanis Kerenidis and Piergiorgio Pepe, Anafi, Greece
2019 Foam Talent Exhibition tour: Amsterdam, Keizersgracht 617, Amsterdam/ New York, Red Hook Labs, NY/ London, Beaconsfield Gallery, London /  Deutsche Börse AG, The Cube, Eschborn- Frankfurt            
2018 Impulses of inalienability, Eins Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus
2018 DriveDrive, Phase 1, Nicosia, Cyprus
2018 Over The Horizon, curated by Yiannis Toumazis. Drone Vision: Surveillance, Warfare, Protest, NiMAC, Nicosia, Cyprus,Hasselblad Centre Gothenburg and the Zahoor Ul Akhlaq Gallery of the National College of Arts in Lahore.
2017 The Garden of Peace and Desire, APhF18, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greese
2017 Modus Operandi/Young artists from Cyprus, Curated by Charis Kanellopoulou, Korai Project Space, Nikosia, Cyprus
2017 Contemporary Art from Cyprus , curated by: Britta von Campenhausen, European Central Bank, Frankfurt, Germany
2017 Still searching, APhF:17 Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
2017 Eros/Thanatos Curated by Stavros kavalaris, Athens, Greece
2017 Going where we come from, curated by Myrto Katsimicha and Olivia Fahmy, invited by Mäelle Gross, Athens, Greece
2017 Vanity, Curated by Evagoras Vanezis and Evagoria Dapola, Garaz, Nicosia, Cyprus
2016 -Limassol: after the development what? Group show at the Social Housing Buildings organised by the Cyprus Architects Association, the Rialto Theatre and Limassol Municipality,curated by  Maria Lianou and  Alexandros Christofinis.
2016 THE EQUILIBRISTS /CURATED BY:Gary Carrion-Murayari and Helga Christoffersen with Massimiliano Gioni, Benaki Museum, Athens Greece Organized by the DESTE Foundation and the New Museum, New York with the Benaki Museum
2016 "rebond à JEUNE CREATION 66" PROGRESS GALLERY,Paris,France,Commissariat : Margaret Dearing, Emmanuelle Coqueray, Edwin Fauthoux-Kresser
2016 Projection /Jeune Création 66th edition,Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Pantin,Paris,France .Curated by: Edwin Fauthoux-Kresser, Margaret Dearing, Emmanuelle Coqueray
2016 YOUNG CYPRIOT ARTISTS AT THE A. G. LEVENTIS GALLERY, Nikosia, Cyprus. Curated by Savvas Christodoulides
2015 Borderlines,Athens Photo Festival, Athens,Greece, curated by: Manolis Moresopoulos
2015 Finite Project Altered When Open, David Dale Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
2014 Encontros da Imagem,Emergentes Finalist Exhibition 2014,Braga,Portugal
2014 Non-Standard testimonials,curated by Peter Eramian,David Dale Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
2014 Nativity Stories, A. G. Leventis Gallery, Nikosia, Cyprus
2013 Athens photo festival-Young Greek Photographers, Athens, Greece, curated by Manolis Moresopoulos
2012 -New Somatography, Penintaplinena Gallery,Limassol,Cyprus curated by Christos Kyriakides
2012 'In Crisis Terra Mediterranea' Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus, curated by Dr Yiannis Toumazis
2012 ANTHEM ' Penintaplinena Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus, curated by Polis Peslikas
2012 'Rich art in poor times'IsnotGallery, Nicosia, Cyprus
2012 OCC one Penintaplinena Gallery,Limassol,Cyprus/TintGallery, Thessaloniki, Greece, concept Nikos Triantaphyllou, realised and curated by Eleni Riga
2011 Measaf Middle East alternative sound & art festival, Athens, Greece
2011 ‘REVERIES OF WILL’ Vamiali`s Gallery, Athens, Greece, curated by Polis Peslikas
2011 Month of Contemporary Photography, IsnotGallery, Nicosia, Cyprus
2010 Athens photo festival,Athens,Greece, curated by Manolis Moresopoulos
2010 ‘NOTES TO SELF’ Omikron Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus, curated by Elena Parpa/Polis Peslikas

Screenings

2022 The Temple, KREISLAUF, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany
2022 Xarkis Festival, Agros, Cyprus, in the framework of Contested desires 6: Culture in Transit (UK), La Bonne (Spain), LAC (Portugal), Xarkis (Cyprus), Fresh Milk (Barbados), ECCOM (Italy)

Residencies

2022 Artist residency at Xarkis Festival,Agros, Cyprus, in the framework of Contested desires.
2018-19  Künstlerhaus Bethanieh, Berlin, Germany
2019 Phenomenon 3, A residency and an exhibition curated by Iordanis Kerenidis and Piergiorgio Pepe, Anafi, Greece.

Projects

2015-ongoing: Thkio Ppalies, Nicosia (Co-founder)

Awards and nominations

2019 Selected as a Foam Talent
2016 Nominated for Prix Pictet award
2015 Nominated for Pla(t)form Winterthur fotomuseum
2014 Encontros da Imagem,Emergentes Finalist
2013 Athens photo festival-Young Greek Photographers

Talks & Presentations

2022 Who owns the land? Artist talk at Xarkis Festival,Agros, Cyprus, in the framework of Contested desires.
2021 Online panel discussionIn/Visible Landscapes, moderated by Elena Parpa and Nicos Philipou , The International Association of Photography and Theory [IAPT] 
2021 Artist talk at KunstRaumGoethe, moderated by Myrto Aristidou, Goethe, Institute, Nicosia
2019 A listening for subverted witnessings  moderated by Ioanna Gerakidi, NiMAC, Nicosia, Cyprus
2018 Drone Vision in Sweden, Cyprus, Pakistan.Organized by Hasselblad Foundation.The Gothenburg Museum of Art, Hörsalen.
2017 Flamingo Theatre and Other Early Architectures, Benaki, Museum, Athens, Greece
2017 Beyond place, Stelios Kallinikou and Sofronis Sofroniou Point Centre for Contemporary Art, Nicosia, Cyprus
2016 Misconceptions and Assumptions: Narratives/Nikolas Ventourakis-Stelios Kallinikou
2016 Round table discussion TEPAK University coordinated by Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert
2016 University of Nicosia-Artist talk

Catalogues and publications


2019 Be Magazine #26, Künstlerhaus Bethanieh, Berlin, Germany
2018 Foam Magazine, Talent issue #52, Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam
2018 Monthly Photography Vol 609, South Korea
2018 International atelier programme, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien
2018 Foam museum booklet, Studies in Geology
2018 SKPP Exhibition booklet,Party Contemporay,Artist run gallery
2017 MO17 exhibition catalogue
2017 Contemporary Art from Cyprus cataloque published by European Central Bank, Frankfurt,Germany
2017 Prix Pictet catalogue published by teNeues Publishing group
2017 Still Searching Athens Photo Festival catalogue published by Hellenic centre of Photography
2016 Limassol:after the development what? exhibition catalogue published by Cyprus Architects Association
2016 The Equilibrists, exhibition catalogue published by Deste Foundation and Museum of Cycladic Art ,Athens, Greece
2016 Flamingo theatre artist book
2015 Reframe Memory Athens Photo Festival catalogue published by Hellenic centre of Photography
2014 Hope and Faith exhibition catalogue published by Encontros da Imagem
2013 Fluid identidies Athens Photo Festival catalogue published by Hellenic centre of Photography
2012 Terra Mediterranea In Crisis, catalogue, published by Nicosia Municipal Art Center, Nicosia
2010 Young Greek Photographers Athens Photo Festival catalogue published by Hellenic centre of Photography

Education

2008 History and Archaeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
2009 Photography, Iiek ESP, Thessaloniki, Greece