Awkward stones
Seeing Through Melancholia
House of Hadjigeorkakis Kornesios, Nicosia, 2023

IN THE SEA OF THE SETTING SUN
The State Gallery of Contemporary Art - SPEL, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2023
Waterfall
Xarkis festival, Agros, Cyprus, 2022
Glass Cage Dream
Eins Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus, 2022
Weeper Capuchin
6th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, 2021
Flamingo Theater
State and Nature, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, 2021
acrobat above the dome
Goethe-Institut Zypern, 2021
Fabrica hill
Thkio Ppalies, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2021
Nebokeru
Grey Noise, Dubai, 2021
Howlings and optical illusions
Saigon, Athens, Greece, 2020
hypersurfacing
NiMAC, Nicosia, Cyprus , 2019-2020
Nymphaeaceae
Point Centre for Contemporary Art , Nicosia, Cyprus, 2019
Phenomenon 3
Anafi Island, Greece, 2019
rcsaerh
Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany, 2019
Studies in Geology
APhF19, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece, 2019
Studies in Geology
Foam Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2018

Over The Horizon, Drone Vision: Surveillance, Warfare, Protest
Nimac, Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, 2018

Where are you going young man, handsome like a legend
Point Centre for Contemporary Art, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2017
The Equilibrists
organized by the Deste Foundation and the New Museum, New York in collaboration with the Benaki Museum, 2016




Nymphaeaceae
Point Centre for Contemporary Art
Nicosia, Cyprus, 2019


Kallinikou for this exhibition present works from his long term project entitled “The Garden of Peace and Desire”. This time he turns his gaze on the Nicosia Municipal Gardens, located behind the parliament house and next to the Green Line. Its set up started during the English rule and it was originally named ‘Victoria’s Garden’, in honour of the namesake queen. In 1968, almost ten years after Cyprus independence, the prominent Cypriot architect Neoptolemos Michaelides undertook the area’s remodeling. He replaced ‘Victoria’s Garden’ with a "Cypriot garden" of endemic plants that develops "freely", as he himself put it. The garden was renamed as ‘The Garden of Peace’.Kallinikou enters this politically charged space and concentrates on the locations and visible traces of sexual activity, moving within a new architecture indicated by the needs of “cruising”. In Where are you going young man, handsome like a legend (2016-17) the artist scouted out, in the rough forests of Cyprus, the hideouts created from the organization EOKA during the campaign for Cypriot self-determination against the British rule (1955-59). In The Garden of Peace and Desire he further develops his thought on how nature, in the guise of the municipal garden, acts as a hide out -this time for desire, becoming by extension an arena for the fight for the self-determination of the body itself.