Constantinos Alpha

Constantinos Alpha

Limassol , Cyprus

About Constantinos Alpha

Constantinos Alpha is a Greek-Cypriot contemporary artist. He was born in 1979 in Limassol where he lives and works as an artist and art teacher. H.R Giger, Ron Mueck, Patricia Piccinini, John Isaac and many others hyper- realistic artists are among his influences.

He mostly focuses on sculptures, constructions and installations, however he has also created a series of art paintings. Constantinos Alpha is greatly inspired by religion and mythology. His sculptures, constructions and installations combine elements from human beings and animals in a hybrid way.

Constantinos Alpha works with a variety of materials such as clay, polymer clay, fibre glass, latex, human and synthetic hair, wood and paper. He also likes to recycle and give new form to found objects.

His first complete project concerned animal abuse, a series of detailed and imposing sculptures that depict animal cruelty. In order to be fully devoted to his project, he became a vegan throughout the three-year creation process. He has also created Madonna series, a project regarding the love of the mother towards her child. For this project he used mix media.

He has curated a number of exhibitions. He has collaborated with several artists and curators from all over the world. His work was featured in several newspapers and magazines as well as on TV.

Education

2010-2013 - BA Fine Arts, Birmingham City University –Birmingham UK
2006-2010 -Helen Black Private School of Art -Limassol Cyprus
2003-2006 -A-K school of Byzantine Iconography – Limassol Cyprus.

Exhibitions

2017
-‘GENESIS’, Curator Andrea Rotsaki, Nicosia, Cyprus (group exhibition)

-‘Prima Materia’, Curator Paul Timms, Nocturne Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus (group exhibition)

2016
-Departures, Curator Paul Timms, Nocturne Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus (group exhibition)

-Manhood , 20 Y-front for Movember Cyprus 2016, Curator Andros Efstathiou, isnotgallery, Nicosia, Cyprus (group exhibition)

-'Pop up', Curator Andros Efstathiou, isnotgallery at Almyra Hotel, Paphos, Cyprus (group exhibition)

-'19 artists and a poet', curator Andros Efstathiou, isnotgallery, Nicosia, Cyprus (group exhibition)

-Lush Art in Austere Times, Curator Andros Efstathiou, isnotgallery, Nicosia , Cyprus (group exhibition)

2015
-35 moustaches for Movember Cyprus 2015, Curator Andros Efstathiou, isnotgallery, Nicosia, Cyprus (group exhibition)

-‘Single-parent family: a source of balance and happiness’, Curator Anthi Ernogenous, Pallouriotissa Cultural Centre, Nicosia Cyprus (group exhibition)

-Lush Art in Austere Times , Curator Andros Efstathiou , isnotgallery, Nicosia , Cyprus (group exhibition)

2014
- Premier League 2014 (part 2), Curator Raymond Wilson, Dino Art Cafe, Limassol Cyprus (Group Exhibition)

-Premier League 2014, Curator Raymond Wilson, Lellos Art Point, Limassol Cyprus (Group Exhibition)

2013
-Premier League. Curator Raymond Wilson, at Lellos Art Point, Limassol, Cyprus (Group Exhibition)

- Final Exhibition of Birmingham City University (BCU) - Birmingham U.K. (Group Exhibition and Curating)

2012
-Nature Knows No Indecencies, Man Invest Them. YX Exhibition - Curators: Emma Leppington, Prune Phi, Claire Reece. The Wig – Birmingham U.K. (Group Exhibition)

-“We have become so accustomed to disguising ourselves to others, that ultimately we become disguised to ourselves.” –Limassol Cyprus (Group Video Performance)

-Without Words, Artist-Sotos Gonios , Curated by Constantinos Alpha , Mediterranean Hotel, Limassol Cyprus - (curating)

2009
-Humanoid Paranoid, Curator Constantinos Alpha, Nass Cafe, Limassol Cyprus (Solo Exhibition and curating)

-A Level Art degree show, Curated by the students Artists, American Academy, Limassol Cyprus (Group Exhibition end Curating)

2007
-The Body, Curator Helen Black, Rouan Gallery, Limassol Cyprus (Group Exhibition)

- No Place Like Home, Ideodromio-short films Festival, Limassol Cyprus (Group Video Performance)

2006
-Love for Love, unknown Curator, House of Culture and Arts –Charity Exhibition (Group Exhibition)

Published works and competitions:

2015
-'The Secrets of Kavafis' art' (book cover) - Eratosthenis Kapsomenos - Aktis Publishing - ISBN 978-9963-2141-2-9

2012
-‘Amor Cyprium Sanctus’ in Painting - ‘’Poetic and Visual Routes on Aphrodite’s Island’’ - Cyprus Radio Television Authority –Aktis Publishing LTD I.S.B.N 978-9963-7407-6-5