Biography
Alexandros Yiorkadjis

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Alexandros Yiorkadjis

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Alexandros Yiorkadjis was born in Nicosia, Cyprus in 1981. He studied art at the Accademia di Belle Arti Pietro Vannicci in Perugia, Italy, at the École Supérieur des Beaux-Arts de Marseille, France under the Erasmus project, and at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna, Italy, from where he graduated with distinction.

He was awarded the first prize in sculpture (Premio Nazionale delle Arti) in 2007 at the Italian Arts Competition.

His work is in the collections of the Italian Ministry of Culture in Rome, the Nicos Pattichis Collection, the CYTA Collection, the Central Bank of Cyprus Art Collection and in numerous private collections in Cyprus, Greece, Italy and Romania.

ARTIST STATEMENT
I believe that the change of the world has to start within.

Whatever happens externally starts internally on a personal level. All the actions that we see manifesting in the physical world around us is a reflection of the state of consciousness of the individuals that exists in it.

So through my work, I try to communicate with the viewer on an existential level through the common language of the human emotions.

Is an open invitation for the spectator who relate with my art to get in touch with his own feelings and reflect on his existence and the relationship who has with himself on a personal level but also the influence and the relationship that has with the world around him.

AWARDS
First prize in sculpture, National Italian Awards 2007