Inspired by Western consumerism and wastefulness Christina Kyriakidou makes art that raises existential questions and addresses environmental issues. Despite her being a multidisciplinary artist that consistently experiments with new areas of practice, she often reintroduces the use of waste in her work. Christina Kyriakidou has been collecting debris from beaches and encapsulating it in her resin sculptures called 'Monoliths' but has also been using rubbish as part of her outfit in street performances. Debris is seen as a direct documentation of a consumerist way of life and at the same time it is a visual representation of modern day stress and addictions.
Born and raised in Thessaloniki, Greece, currently based in Scotland, Christina Kyriakidou studied Contemporary Art Practice and Visual Communication/ Illustration in Glasgow.