The State Gallery of Contemporary Art - SPEL, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2023
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
Grey Noise, Dubai, 2021
Howlings and optical illusions
Saigon, Athens, Greece, 2020
NiMAC, Nicosia, Cyprus , 2019-2020
Point Centre for Contemporary Art , Nicosia, Cyprus, 2019
Phenomenon 3
Anafi Island, Greece, 2019
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
PARTY Contemporary | Artist-run gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus, 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

Curated by :Gary Carrion-Murayari and Helga Christoffersen with Massimiliano Gioni,organized by the DESTE Foundation and the New Museum, New York in collaboration with the Benaki Museum

The body of work Local Studies investigates the topography and by extension the complexities that shaped the nature of Cypriot identity. Disregarding the separation that has been defined and established through a conjured up hindrance, that is, ‘the green line’, a reading, or better yet a viewing is attempted, through Kallinikou’s lens, of the space as a whole. The work concerns an unobstructed walkthrough; an unhurried road trip at both the familiar south side of the island and the north, a relatively unknown side.

The interest of the photographer is turned to the urban, semi-urban and natural environment. Step by step Kallinikou creates his own personal space from within a collection of images that reveal hidden sides of everydayness. Mountains, buildings, trees, statues and so much more constitute what could be understood as a 'local poetics' and raise, first and foremost, questions around issues of identity, memory, history.

The rhythm of the images develops as if it were freeform writing, creating a framework in which there coexists beauty and intensity, distance and memory, everydayness and history, truth and fantasy. The artist shares with us his doubts about his identity and reflects on the notion of birthplace, of the motherland, as an inextricably unitary territorial and ideological value.