Yiannis Sakellis


Yiannis Sakellis

A visual artist born in Cyprus in 1983. He studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts “Pietro Vannucci” in Perugia, Italy, where he graduated in 2007 with honors. In 2006 he received the annual “Adelmo Maribelli“ Prize from the Academy of Fine Arts of Perugia. He participated in various exhibitions, both in Cyprus and internationally. In 2013 a video documentary of this exhibition was presented in the Louvre Museum as part of the personal exhibition of Michelangelo Pistoletto “Year One-The Paradise on Earth”. Sakellis has also taught art: at the private school “American Academy” for 3 years (2010-2013), at the State Youth Centre of Paphos for 5 years (2009-2014), at his Private Studio from 2008 to 2015. In 2015 he co-founded the Kimonos Art Center with a small group of fellow artists where he is based till today.