Christodoulos Panayiotou

Christodoulos Panayiotou was born in Cyprus in 1978 and currently lives and works between Limassol (Cyprus) and Paris (France).

His work has been widely exhibited around the world. His recent solo exhibitions include Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (2013); Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg (2013); CCA Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu, Japan (2013); Museum of Contemporary Art St. Louis, St. Louis, US (2012); Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig, Germany (2011); and Cubitt, London, UK(2010).

He has also participated in a number of group exhibitions, including: dOCUMENTA 13 Kassel, Germany (2012); Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2011); Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden (2010); Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, US (2010); and Ashkal Alwan Center for Contemporary Arts, Beirut, Lebanon (2010).

Spring Workshop is delighted to welcome artist Christodoulos Panayiotou and Philip Wiegard to a two-month residency.  During his two-month residency, Panayiotou embarked on a project in China’s Guangdong province, researching what has become home to the world’s largest concentration of artificial flower factories.

Accepting Panayiotou’s invitation to collaborate, artist Philip Wiegard took up a residency at Spring, directing production of a handcrafted wallpaper titled “Festoons” inspired by a German design from the 1770s. This pattern uses an artisanal technique that benefits from the dexterity of children’s small fingers. The wallpaper was produced during an eleven-day workshop attended by 32 children recruited from across Hong Kong.

The research and workshop programmes have culminated in an exhibition ”The Permeability of Certain Matters” that will be open from May 3 to July 13, and which will feature Panayiotou’s new photography works in confrontation with Wiegard’s wallpaper. Topics such as artisanship and mass production, pre-industrial and globalized production, representation, economy and the history of child labor are central to the exhibition.

Christodoulos Panayiotou and Philip Wiegard are at Spring at the invitation of Mimi Brown, Spring’s Director and Defne Ayas, Spring’s Curator-at-Large.  Please click here for program details.

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