Phanos Kyriakou

Phanos Kyriacou (b. 1977) currently lives and works in Berlin.
He graduated from Middlesex School of Fine Arts and from Goldsmiths College, London.
In 2003, Kyriacou created Midget Factory, an artist’s run space, in Old Nicosia from where he carried out various projects that encouraged a dialogue between his work and the urban landscape. That venue has hosted most of Kyriacou’s solo exhibitions: Over Τhe Ηill (2009), The Νew Μan Ηas Αrrived (2008), Never Τrust Α Μonster (2007) and Beware Οf Τhe Sniper (2006) amongst others. In 2009, he collaborated with Apotheke Contemporary Arts, Nicosia, for the solo exhibition titled Crash Helmets Must Be Removed and in 2010 with Omikron Gallery for the solo exhibition It Was an Odd, Almost Unreal Landscape, Not Without A Certain Beauty. In 2010- 2011, he was awarded a grand by the Cyprus Ministry of Education for the Glogauair Residency Program in Berlin. His most recent solo shows in Berlin include: Everyone Should Walk (2011) at Salon Populaire, On Handling Considered As One of the Fine Arts (2011) at Kreuzberg Pavilion and I Am Going To Have To Disappoint You (2011) at Altes Finanzamt. Earlier this year he took part in the two artists show titled, Spending Dark Days In The Sun with Anneli Schutz, at Kinderhook & Caracas, Berlin (2012) and UTOPIA, Evagoras Lanitis Centre, Limassol (2012).