Christodoulos Panayiotou

Portrait

Born in 1979 in Limassol (Cyprus), lives and works in Limassol (Cyprus) and Paris (France)

Christodoulos Panayiotou transforms the world into a theatre in which the myths that unite us are acted out. From one enigma to another, his works reveal the hidden history of the world, like a contemporary archaeologist whose role is no longer to relate history but to rephrase it. Christodoulos Panayiotou often uses Cyprus as backdrop and starting point, choreographing a constantly reinvented version of history and exploring the way in which simple gestures can act as subversive counterpoints to homogeneous, nationalist narratives.

Christodoulos Panayiotou’s work is a metaphor for the fact that work is no longer valued, but instead of destroying or giving up, his oeuvre seeks to shift interest onto the value of art. Panayiotou highlights the fragility of one of our fervently held beliefs: that trade and commerce are the mainstays of our society.

 

Common Denominator, 2017

For the Biennale, the artist presents Common Denominator, his series of Pulp Paintings, strange monochromatic paper works whose faded colours come from demonetized banknotes.

Collection Nicoletta Fiorucci, London

Courtesy the artist and kamel mennour, Paris/London

 

Untitled, 2016

For the Biennale, the artist presents Untitled, his series of Pulp Paintings, strange monochromatic paper works whose faded colours come from demonetized banknotes.

With backing from galerie kamel mennour, Paris

Collection Nicoletta Fiorucci, London

 

 

Photo: Åsa Lundén/Moderna Museet

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