Imprinting Humanity

Fingerprints are one of the most common elements of identifying each person using a single part of his body, unique and unprecedented. In many countries the fingerprint is equivalent to a signature, and is often used for identification. In the 1960s, after many cases of artwork forgery, many States enacted legislations where only the fingerprint of the artist at the back of the work could prove that it is indeed an authentic work. Elaborating from that, the artist is inviting visitors to deal with the stress of the creative vacuum, by being given a choice of three colours and a white surface, upon which they
can create.

Iosif Hadjikyriakos completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at the Academy of Venice and a degree and master’s degree in Art History at the Ca ‘Foscari University of Venice. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology at the University of Ioannina. He exhibited his personal work in eight individual and thirteen group exhibitions both in Cyprus and abroad. He collaborated with Cypriot and foreign institutions and universities as an external partner and as a specialist scientist. He works as a director at the Fivos Stavridis Foundation – Larnaca Archives. He now lives and works in Larnaca.

Project title: Imprinting Humanity
Materials: Mixed Media
Dimensions: 1 x 1.50 m
Construction Year: 2017

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