Cyprus’s culture department of the Ministry of Education and Culture has announced that Christodoulos Panayiotou will be representing the nation at the Fifty-sixth Venice Biennale.

56th Venice Biennale

Pavilion of Cyprus

Christodoulos Panayiotou 

9 May-22 November 2015

Curator: Omar Kholeif

Panayiotou was chosen by curator Omar Kholeif, who reviewed over seventy proposals submitted in an open call for participants. Panayiotou has had work in Documenta 13, the sixth Taipei Biennial, and the eighth Berlin Biennale. He was the recipient of The Future of Europe Prize in 2010 and the DESTE Prize in 2005.

Said Kholeif of his choice, “I believe that Panayiotou possesses a singular artistic vision that verbalizes a multiplicity of social, political and historical positions. His work relates, not only to the Cypriot context, but also to the broader Mediterranean region and beyond.”

Christodoulos Panayiotou, born in 1978 in Limassol, Cyprus, lives in Limassol and Paris.

Recent solo exhibitions: Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg; Center for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu, Japan; Centre d’art contemporain de Brétigny, Brétigny-Sur-Orge, France; The Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri, USA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig, Germany; Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland and Cubitt, London, UK.

Selected group exhibitions: Berlin Biennale 8, Berlin, Germany; Documenta 13, Kassel, Germany; CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA; Foundation Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain; Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA; Ashkal Alwan Center for Contemporary Arts, Beirut, Lebanon; Artist Space, New York, USA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, USA.

Image: Christodoulos Panayiotou, 2013. Photo: Åsa Lundén/Moderna Museet

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