Stelios Kallinikou (b. 1985, Limassol, Cyprus)

Current / Upcoming

-The Temple, KREISLAUF
Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany
16 August 2022

-Fine Print
June 22, 2022 - September 30, 2022
Beirut Art Center (BAC)

Solo shows

2022 -Glass Cage Dream, Eins Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus

-acrobat above the dome, Goethe-Institut Zypern 
          -Nebokeru, Grey Noise, Dubai

2020 -Howlings and optical illusions, Saigon, Athens, Greece    
2019 -Nymphaeaceae, Point Centre for Contemporary Art, Nicosia, Cyprus
          - rcsaerh, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany      
2018 -Studies in Geology, Foam Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
          -Over The Horizon, curated by Yiannis Toumazis. In the framework of: Drone Vision: Surveillance, Warfare, Protest, NiMAC, Nicosia, Cyprus. A collaboration between Nimac in Nicosia, Hasselblad Centre in Gothenburg and the Zahoor Ul Akhlaq Gallery of the National College of Arts in Lahore.
          -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- 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. 
           -State and Nature, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany
           -Fabrica hill, Thkio Ppalies, Nicosia, Cyprus
           -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
          -“Young Greek Photographers | 2010-2018” MOMus – Thessaloniki Museum of Photography
          - Phenomenon 3, A residency and an exhibition curated by Iordanis Kerenidis and Piergiorgio Pepe, Anafi, Greece
          - Foam Talent Exhibition tour: Foam Talent Amsterdam, Keizersgracht 617, Amsterdam/ Foam Talent New York, Red Hook Labs, NY/ Foam Talent London, Beaconsfield Gallery, London / Foam Talent Deutsche Börse AG, The Cube, Eschborn- Frankfurt            

2018 -Impulses of inalienability, Eins Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus
          -DriveDrive, Phase 1, Nicosia, Cyprus

2017 -The Garden of Peace and Desire, APhF18, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greese
          -Modus Operandi/Young artists from Cyprus, Curated by Charis Kanellopoulou, Korai Project Space, Nikosia, Cyprus
          -Contemporary Art from Cyprus , curated by: Britta von Campenhausen, European Central Bank, Frankfurt, Germany
          -Still searching, APhF:17 Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
          -Eros/Thanatos Curated by Stavros kavalaris, Athens, Greece
          -Going where we come from, curated by Myrto Katsimicha and Olivia Fahmy, invited by Mäelle Gross, Athens, Greece
          -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.
          -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 in collaboration with the Benaki Museum
          -"rebond à JEUNE CREATION 66" PROGRESS GALLERY,Paris,France,Commissariat : Margaret Dearing, Emmanuelle Coqueray, Edwin Fauthoux-Kresser
          -Projection /Jeune Création 66th edition,Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Pantin,Paris,France .Curated by: Edwin Fauthoux-Kresser, Margaret Dearing, Emmanuelle Coqueray
          -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
          -Finite Project Altered When Open, David Dale Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

2014 -Encontros da Imagem,Emergentes Finalist Exhibition 2014,Braga,Portugal
          -Non-Standard testimonials,curated by Peter Eramian,David Dale Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
          -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
         -'In Crisis Terra Mediterranea' Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus, curated by Dr Yiannis Toumazis
          -'ANTHEM ' Penintaplinena Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus, curated by Polis Peslikas
          -'Rich art in poor times'IsnotGallery, Nicosia, Cyprus
          -OCC one (Original Certified Copy one) Penintaplinena Gallery,Limassol,Cyprus/TintGallery, Thessaloniki, Greece, concept by Artist / Museologist Nikos Triantaphyllou, realised and curated by Artist / Museologist Eleni Riga

2011 -Measaf Middle East alternative sound & art festival, Athens, Greece
         -‘REVERIES OF WILL’ Vamiali`s Gallery, Athens, Greece, curated by Polis Peslikas
         -Month of Contemporary Photography, IsnotGallery, Nicosia, Cyprus

2010 -Athens photo festival,Athens,Greece, curated by Manolis Moresopoulos
          -‘NOTES TO SELF’ Omikron Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus, curated by Elena Parpa/Polis Peslikas

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.

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

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