KÜNSTLERHAUS

BETHANIEN

Artist

Stelios Kallinikou

Cyprus

Landscape/Studies in Geology, Archival pigment print, Dimensions variable, 2017

Stelios Kallinikou was born in Limassol, Cyprus. He studied history and archaeology as well as photography in Greece. As an artist, he is in constant dialogue with the act of seeing while considering new possibilities and limits for the photographic medium. His practice intersects space and place, time and history as manifestations of multiple interweaving discourses of meaning. As a consciously self-referential medium, photography is employed to explore themes spanning from architecture, nature and the urban environment to society, archaeology, history and philosophy. Kallinikou examines the ways in which issues relating to these themes appear (or disappear) amidst the jungle of ideologies and mythologies of everyday life.