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




Studies in Geology
APhF19, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece, 2019


Studies in Geology (Lava Walls) (2017-18), plays upon the theme of natural history by utilising the unique feeling that standing into the world means embracing the simultaneity of extremes. The birth and emergence of the island of Cyprus and the Troodos mountain range (where the photographs were taken) is the result of unique and complex geological processes that lasted millions of years. Troodos, the largest mountain range in Cyprus, was created by volcanic activity at the depths of the ocean 90 million years ago. As we rise up to Troodos, the rock formations we come across are the same as those that we would have come across when going down to the depths of the oceans. Therefore, the geographical coordinates of the photographs reveal that we are located at Troodos, the highest peak of the island, whilst geologically we are located at the bottom of the ancient ocean of Tethys. Kallinikou, enthralled from the scientific narrative, traverses the mountain range following the paths where traces of lava can be found. The images that he creates seek to reveal the secrets of the rocks as they are submerged in the endless game of the multitude of matter and time.