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Yiannis Sakellis was born in Paphos (Cyprus) in 1983.


He studied painting in the Academy of fine arts “Pietro Vannucci” in Perugia-Italy where he graduated in 2007 with honors. In 2006 he won the annual “Adelmo Maribelli” prize, from the same academy. In 2015 he founded the Kimonos Art Center together with a group of 3 more visual artists in his hometown. In 2018 he successfully completed a Master’s degree in Art History and Theory at TEPAK (Cyprus University of Technology) in Limassol, Cyprus.  Since 2009 he is working as an art instructor at his private studio (2009-2015), at the American Academy private school (2010 -2013) at the State youth Center in Paphos (2009-2015) and at the Kimonos Art Center (2015-today). He was also event coordinator for the European Capital of Culture Pafos2017 from 2015 to 2018, where he coordinated tens of cultural events mainly, but not only, visual art exhibitions and performances.


Solo exhibitions

•The Curtain

March 2020

Almyra Hotel, Paphos


December 2018

Blue Iris Gallery, Paphos


September 2016,

Almyra Hotel, Paphos, Cyprus.

•The observed and the Observer - The FlevaRES project

November 2010,

NikokliaINN, Nikoklia, Paphos, Cyprus


•The theory of the strings

December 2009,

“Harupomilos” art hall, Paphos, Cyprus.

•Fiber optics 

February 2009,

“Skali” exhibition center in Aglanzia- Nicosia, Cyprus.

Selected exhibitions


Incubator. gallery

Mexico City, Mexico.


7th International Textile and Fibre Art Exhibition "Fibremen"

Ivano-Frankivs'k, Ukraine

organized and curated by Scythia project. 

Efimero, Life, Death, Art.

PRPGMX Gallery

Mexico City, Mexico.

curated by Micheal Swank 

International Fine Art Film Festival

Santa Barbara, CA, USA

For Akamas

Psifida Gallery, Paphos 

Film Arte 2022 

Madrid, SP. & Berlin, GER.

Lush art in difficult times 2022

IsNotGallery, Nicosia


Threaded III

On-line exhibition by Envision artists, UK



19th International Biennale of the engraving of Ville de Sarcelles

December 2019

Sarcelles, France

The Thresholds of Life

October 2019

Almyra Hotel, Paphos

.CY, Alternative Traditional Art&Design exhibition

September 2019

Almyra Hotel, Paphos


1st Biennale Larnaca

Larnaca Municipal Gallery -Larnaca, Cyprus.

Keeping a secret

"Palia electriki", art center - Pafos, Cyprus.

Lush art in Austere times

IsNotGallery - Nicosia, Cyprus


Kai ti m’auto

IsNotGallery – Nicosia, Cyprus.

Weaving Europe

Attikon, Pafos, Cyprus

a project of the European Capital of Culture PAFOS2017, curated by Dr Efi Kyprianidou


Pafos Old market, a project of the European Capital of Culture PAFOS2017


Ibrahim’s Khan, Pafos, a project of the European Capital of Culture PAFOS2017

The Big Mosaic

May 2017, Ibrahim’s Khan, Paphos, For PAFOS2017 European Capital of Culture.

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2016 a year in review

December 2016, Almyra hotel, Paphos, Cyprus.



FAFF, the Fine Art Film Festival

Film Festival focus on Fine Art subjects. Venice, California.

Selected for screening the video “the Box”.

Street Art Square

Street Art event in the town center of Paphos, Cyprus.



50 Years EKATE

Four exhibitions for the 50th anniversary of E.KA.TE. –the Cyprus chamber of Fine Arts.

Haroupomylos, Lanitis Art center, Limassol, Cyprus.

Palia Ilektriki, art center Paphos, Cyprus.

Municipal gallery, Larnaka,Cyprus.

Pili Ammochostou art center, Nicosia, Cyprus.


Group exhibition for the opening of Technopolis20 art center, Paphos, Cyprus.




Othellos cinema, Paphos, Cyprus.

Site specific exhibition in the abandoned cinema Othellos. Part of the second edition of ReBirth day, in collaboration with the “Cittadellarte” Foundation in Biella, Italy.

ECO InSite

Documentation of INSITE. Pegasos Art Foundation, Limassol, Cyprus



Hamam, Paphos, Cyprus, (part of a global event organized by the “cittadellarte foundation”, Italy. Documentation- video of catharsis/rebirth was presented in the Louvre museum during the personal exhibition of M.Pistoletto ‘Year one the paradise on earth” together with all the “rebirth day” video-events on May 15th 2013.


21 -30 September. Site specific exhibition. Archaeological park, Paphos, Cyprus. (Event for the Cypriot presidency of the EU)


Site specific exhibition in Paphos old market, Paphos, Cyprus.

Lush art in austere times.

Isnotgallery, Nicosia, Cyprus.



2nd international painting biennial of Chisinau

Chisinau- Rep. of Moldova


Cyprus Olympic center, Nicosia, Cyprus.

All colours 

Studio 55 Limassol, Cyprus.

Visual Paphos

Palia Ilectriki art center, Paphos, Cyprus.



4th annual exhibition of young Cypriot artists

Akamantis conference center, Nicosia, Cyprus.

50 years of artistic creation

Exhibition dedicated to the 50 years of The Republic of Cyprus.

Melina Mercuri Hall, Nicosia, Cyprus.



Images from Paphos

“Palia Ilectriki” art center, Pafos, Cyprus.




Corciano historical center, Italy


Site specific exhibition in the historical center of Perugia, Italy.



Corciano historical center, Italy.




Corciano historical center, Italy.




Corciano historical center, Italy.

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