Stelios Kallinikou (b. 1985, Cyprus) studied History and Archaeology at the Aristotle
University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 2008, and then received a scholarship from IIEK ESP, where he studied photography. Since 2009 he has presented his work in solo and group exhibitions in Cyprus and abroad. His work is represented in public and private collections. He was selected for the Young Greek Photographers exhibition in 2010 and in 2013 at Athens Photo Festival.In 2014 he exhibited his project Mary’s boy and flowers in the yard in a solo show as part of the main schedule of the international photography festival Encontros da Imagem in Braga, Portugal. He was among the 20 finalists of the International Portfolio Reviews, Emergentes. He was also nominated for the Fotomuseum Winterhur Pla(t)form in 2014. In 2016, he was selected to participate to the Equilibrists, a project organized by the New Museum, New York, and the DESTE Foundation, in collaboration with the Benaki Museum, Athens. At the same year, he was nominated for PRIX PICTET award. Furthermore, Kallinikou is co-founder and director of Thkio Ppalies Artist-led Project Space, based in Nicosia, Cyprus.