Yiannos Economou

Born in Cyprus in 1959, he studied Economics in the UK but re-entered full time education and obtained a Fine Arts Degree and a Masters from the Kent Institute of Art and design in Kent, 1993. Whilst mainly a video artist, he has also worked with film, photography and animation and his videos have been shown equally in gallery spaces and video festivals. His late works combine the raw verisimilar attributes of video and its ability to capture unmediated sounds and images into poetic compositions.

SELECTED SHOWS AND PARTICIPATIONS

2021

The 9th International Poetry Film Festival, Athens, Greece

2021 Art Platform (Online event), Athens, Greece

Symplexeis Group Show at Fyti, Mesogi, and Kissonerga, Paphos Curator: Suzana Anastasi

Sonitus Borealis Multimedia Show at Holaneskrikja, Skagastronde, Iceland

Nes Artists Residency Skagastronde, Iceland

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2020

The Barcelona Fiction Film Festival

We can never go back again - A CUT art intervention on Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca Forest Park Hotel, Platres, Cyprus

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2019

Sonitus Urbanitatis Solo show at the Khan Mucicipal Gallery of Paphos in collaboration with musicians Galina Dimova (Piano) and Dimitris Tsoukas (Soundscape)

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2018

3° Ciudad De Mexico International Film Fetival.

Die kunst ist ein ausweg bei sexuellen problemen – Sigmund Freud Museum of Dreams, St. Petersburg Curator: Efi Kyprianidou.

The Larnaca Biennale Larnaca Curator: Vassilis Vassiliadis.

Each as A Vessel - A Larnaca Biennale Collateral Event Curators: Katia Savvidou, Dr. Nicoletta Avgousti.

Keeping a Secret, Charity Show for the Learning Refuge, Paphos Organiser: Miriam McConnon.

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2017

Avlaia- The Final Curtain, Markidio Theatre, Pafos Curator: Yioula Hadjigeorriou

The Presence of Absence, Moesgaard Museum, Aarhus Curators: Ane Bonde Rolsted, Ditte Lyngkær Pedersen.

Common Sacred Sites in the Balkan and the Mediterranean, The Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki Curator: Thouli Misirloglou.

The Big Mosaic, at the Ibrahim's Khan Pafos Curator: Charalambos Margaritis.

3° CIFA – Concepción Independent Film Awards, Chile Selection Panel: Richard Aquirre, Caetano Gonzalez, Idania Velez, Luis Hurtado Ibarra, Janiree Santiago.

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2016

2015

Ars Moriendi, The House of Cyprus Athens Curator: Dr. Nikki Loizidou.

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2014

Trauma and Therapy, The Pafos Archeological Museum Curator: Dr. Niki Loizidou.

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2013

The International Short Film Festival of Cyprus, Limassol Selection Panel: Ioakim Mylonas, Alexia Roider.

Magmart 2013 Italy Curator: Enrico Tomaselli .

Stories in Screen Chiaki Kamikawa Contemporary Art Paphos.

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2012

Videomedeja Novi Sad Serbia Curators: Ivana Sremčević Matijević and Dragan Živančević.

RoadblocksThe Evagoras and Cathleen Lanitis Foundation Curators: Dr Antonis Danos and Helene Black.

Without Palia Ilectriki Pafos An art show on migration initiated by Yiannos Economou, Curator: Yioula Hadjigeorgiou.

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2011

The International Film Festival of Cyprus Limassol

Cyprislandia, Reyjkiavik Curator: Tony Maslić.

Visual Pafos Palia Ilectriki Pafos Curator: Christodoulos Callinos

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2010

Raising Dust - Encounters in Relational Geography, Calvert 22 Foundation, London Curator: Richard Appignanesi

Chypre 2010 L’art au present, Espace Commines, Paris Curators: Dr. Yiannis Toumazis, Dr. Andria Michael

MADATAC 2010 Seccion Producciones Inexploradas, Madrid Curators: Yiannis Colakides and Helene Black

Ancient Whispers The Evagoras and Cathleen Lanitis Foundation. An international NEME project, Limassol initiated by Yiannos Economou, coordinated by Helene Black, Yiannis Colakides and Yiannos Economou

Looking Awry: Views of an anniversary The Evagoras and Cathleen Lanitis Foundation, Limassol Curator Dr. Antonis Danos

Cinesonika Film and Video FestivalSurrey, Canada Curator: Michael Filimowicz.

GIGUK Videoart 2010 Giessen, Germany Jury: Bernard Greif, Christian Fleissner

The Little Black Fish Istanbul Curators: Dr Antonis Danos, Zeynep Yasa Yaman.

Breaking Walls – Building Networks, The Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki Cutators: Iara Boubnova, Lydia Hatziiakovou, Christos Savvidis, Thalea Stefanidis.

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2009

Kunstfilmtag, Dusseldorf Selection: Dr. Frauke Tomczak, Dr. Doris Krystof

Videoholica International Video Art Festival, Varna Selection: Valeri Chakalov, Tsvetan Krastev, Georgi Krastev, Victor Petkov and Neno Belchev

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2008

Ideodrome 2008 Contemporary experimental videos, Limassol Selection Adonis Floridis

In Transition Russia 2008, Museum of Fine Arts Yekaterinburg and National Centre of Contemporary Arts Moscow Curators: Sheila Pinkel (US), Helene Black (CY) Alisa Prudnikova (RU), Kseniya Fedorova (RU).

The Mirror Stage, International Video Art Exhibition, Limassol Curator: Yiannis Colakides

Zero Visibility, Diyarbakır Sanat Merkezi, Turkey Curator Sener Ozmen

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2007

Isolomania, Nicosia Municipal Art Centre Curator Helen Black

Disaster and Oblivion, Nicosia, organised by EKATE and Nicosia Municipal Art Centre Curator Andre Zivanari

Loops Solo show at Pantheon Gallery Nicosia

Videodrome 2007, Limassol Curator Adonis Florides

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2006

Rencontrer L’ Europe: Chypre Projected Visions, Strasbourg, France Apollonia European Art Exchanges Curator: Dimitri Konstantinidis

Screens: telling stories–Contemporary Film and Video from Cyprus, Patras, Greece Curator: Antonis Danos

Expression en Corto Film Festival, Mexico (The Machine Dream)

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2005

Somatópia: mapping sites, siting bodies–Contemporary Art from Cyprus, London Curator: Antonis Danos

Best Experimental Film Award Cyprus Short Film Festival The Machine Dream

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2004

EKATE 1964-2004 – National Exhibition for the 40 years of EKATE Nicosia.

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2003

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Open Horizons - Bicommunal exhibition of EKATE Nicosia

2002

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The Liquid Reality Solo photography exhibition at the Hamburg Phototrienalle, Gallery Gardy Wiechern

2000

Kores A Video Dance performance with Alexandra Waierstall

Seascapes A Video Dance performance with Ariana Economou and Alexandra Waierstall

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2000

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1999

One Day at the Quietest Sea Artist's Book for the exhibition One of a Kind curated by Ruth Keshishian

Short Moments Solo photography and video exhibition, the Lobby Gallery

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1998

The International Short Film Festival of Drama 2000 MILES(and thirteen years)

The Kent International Film Festival, UK 2000 MILES(and thirteen years)

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1996

50 Years of Cyprus Airways Exhibition Photography

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1995

In Between KIAD Video and Photography

The Hitatchi Award for Best Achievement in Electronic Media

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1993

The Folkstone and Boulogne International Film Festival

The Final Show A video show for the Final Degree Show at KIAD

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