Christodoulos Panayiotou

25 Feb - 04 Apr 2009

© Christodoulos Panayiotou
Wonder Land, 80 color slides, 2008
"Never Land"

25.02.2009 – 04.04.2009

Rodeo is very pleased to announce the first Istanbul solo exhibition of Limassol born, Berlin based artist Christodoulos Panayiotou.

Christodoulos will be presenting his recent works Never Land and Wonder Land, which are the result of extensive archival research in the Island of Cyprus, as well as the audio recording of the performance To be willing to march into hell for a heavenly cause part of the general project Let it shine which was initiated while he was a resident in Istanbul in 2006 (at Platform-Garanti Arts Center)

“Originally trained in dance and performing arts in Lyon and London Panayiotou's works are performance-based and collectively span every level of what one could describe as a spectrum of the performative in art – from creating a space for an activity such as dancing, directing actors and events, to the recording and tracing of both the artist's and society's 'performances'. Formed in a range of media, often incorporating video and sound within installations Panayiotou's aesthetic interventions often reference political stimuli and yet can be read in a multitude of ways. In 2005 Panayiotou won the 4th DESTE Prize from the DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Athens, Greece. He has recently exhibited in The Museum Of Modern Art Oxford, UK, 2006; The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, 2007; Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center Istanbul, 2006 (where he has also been a resident artist the same year); Den Frie, Copehagen, 2007, The Busan Biennal (2008), Taipei Biennale (2008).” (N.P)

Panayiotou is currently a residence artist in Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin where his solo exhibition opens in March 2009. In the coming months he is exhibiting at MOCA Miami and the 2nd Athens Biennial.

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