Through the use of the sculptural and the filmic, Phanos Kyriacou’s practice involves the setting up of encounters that restructure commonsensical ideations of the relations between objects, information and society. Embracing paradox, the histories of the ad-hoc and the exceptions on which the exemplary rests, he often collaborates with local Cypriot craftsmen in order to elaborate a materialism of alternatives. His interest lies in utilising both the urban and the gallery space as sites of antagonistic flows, where rapturous rearrangements of signs create surfaces of urgency. Using the fragment as a tactical ally, his sculptures often host found and made objects. Kyriacou exhaustingly carries over the (ar)rhythmic congeniality of fragments into taxonomies that energise a semiotics of (g)hosting, visually translating moments that elicit the potentiality of inbetweenness.
                                                                                   
Born in Nicosia (1977), Cyprus
Lives  and works in Nicosia

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, local community and the urban landscape. That venue has hosted most of Kyriacou’s early exhibitions until the building was demolished on 2012.

In 2018, Kyriacou together with artist Natalie Yiaxi they founded the artist-run gallery Party Contemporary. It is an intuitive endeavour, through which they wish to create a network of artists, collaborators, friends, collectors; a party. It is located at a converted butcher-shop at the center of Kaimakli in Nicosia.

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He had a number of solo presentations including: 2017 “This case in s a process of arrangement” Thkio Ppalies, Nicosia, “Exhaustion” Point Centre for Contemporary Art, Nicosia | 2015 “Daily Life” Maccarone, New York, “Who is Nathan?”, Rupert, Vilnius, “The Adventures of a Giant Midget” Thkio Ppalies, Nicosia | 2014 “view to river from north” Maccarone, New York | 2013 “Between a woman and a mountain” The Temporary Museum, Nicosia, Cyprus | 2012 “Intimate long shot” curated by Androulla Michael at Chypre Culture, Paris , “corners  concrete  pine  wood  man  standing”’ Kinderhook&Caracas ,Berlin | 2011 “Everyone should walk’ curated by Tanja Schomaker, Salon Popular Berlin, “On Handling Considered as one of the Fine Arts”  Kreuzberg Pavilion, Berlin, “I am going to have to disappoint you” curated by Lorenzo Sandoval, Altes Finamzant, Berlin , “Glimpses and observations” Glogauair Residency Program Berlin | 2010 “It was an odd, almost unreal landscape, not without a certain beauty” Omikron Gallery, Nicosia | 2009 “Crash helmets must be removed’ at APOTHEKE / Nicosia.

He has also participated in a number of group exhibitions in Cyprus and abroad including: 2017 | “The garden sees” curated by Anna Kafetsi, Athens Concert Hall Garden, Athens | 2016 ”completely something else” curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti, Point Centre for Contemporary Art, Nicosia / “One , No One and One Hundred Thousand” curated by Luca lo Pinto, Kunsthalle Vienna | 2014 “Non-standard testimonials,” curated by Peter Eramian, David Dale Gallery, Glasgow |  2013 Oo – The Cyprus / Lithuan Paviilion curated by Raimundas Malašauskas at the  55th Venice Biennale, “Fusiform Gyrus” curated by Raimundas Malašauskas at Lisson Gallery | 2012  “Blind spot” at the Grimm Museum curated by Silvia Ploner, Berlin, “Urban-A-Where curated by Socratis Stratis” at Casteliotissa, Nicosia, “Mapping Cyprus – Contemporary Views” curated by Androula Michael at Bozar, Brussels | 2011 “Terra MeIditerranea- In Crisis” curated by Yiannis Toumazis at NiMAC, Nicosia, “The location of culture”, curated by Pavlina Paraskevaidou at Pulchri Studio, The Netherlands |  2010  “Chypre 2010, L’art aupresent”,  Espace Commines, Paris, France curated by Yiannis Toumazis &Andri Michael | 2009 “Synergia” with Angelos Makridis curated by Yiannis Toumazis at the Cyprus Archaeological Museum.