Constantinos Taliotis (1983, Nicosia, Cyprus) is a trans-disciplinary artist living and working in Nicosia. His practice focuses on narratological, aesthetic and architectural modalities deriving from popular iconography. More specifically, he is interested in the evolution of narratives in architecture, the architectural structure of narrative, the interconnected imagery of space and fiction across media and the genealogy of popular culture imagery. Ranging from photographic tableaux vivants to immersive narrative installations, and from videos to books and object-based sculptures, Taliotis examines and appropriates particular genre attributes and fabricates new fictions. More recently Taliotis has been researching the VHS era phenomenon (1981-1993) in Cyprus, its genre specificities and its wider cultural impact.
In 2013 Taliotis co-represented the Republic of Cyprus at the 55th Venice Biennale. His work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; Akbank Sanat, Istanbul; Pilot Gallery, Istanbul; Young Greek Photographers Award, Athens; Kappatos Gallery, Athens; Fold Gallery, London and the Nicosia Municipal Art Center. Taliotis is the author of Under the Fridge’s Light (VDM Publishing House, Germany, 2011) and the editor of Casting Modernist Architecture (Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 2012).