Kalliopi Lemos is a London-based sculptor, painter and installation artist. She studied painting and printing at Byam Shaw School of Art, University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins, where she also pursued post-graduate studies in painting.

Lemos creates big-scale public installations, challenging the viewer, with the focus on human rights, the issue of increasing global undocumented migration and female oppression.

She also has made a series of films, where she creates objects (sculptures), which she uses to generate the storyline of the film around those objects.

Her work is represented exclusively by Gazelli Art House.

During the last decade Lemos has exhibited extensively in various international venues. 

Kalliopi Lemos’ work can be found in private collections and on permanent public displays in Onassis Cultural Foundation in New York, the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Benaki Museum and the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, the Bilgi University in Istanbul and in Canakkale.

‘The Plait’ (2020) by Kalliopi Lemos has been selected and acquired by the Droom en Daad Foundation to be part of the International Sculptural Collection of the city of Rotterdam and is permanently installed in Westersingel terrace.

‘Wooden Boat with Seven People’ (2011) was on view until December 2021 at Spitalfields Market in London. Currently, the ‘Bag of Aspirations’ (2019) is presented at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Lemos’s film ‘At the Centre of the World’ (2015) won the Borusan Contemporary Art Collection Prize. Here, the artist examined the agony of women in searching for balance and internal freedom, while being at the center of an ever-changing world.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2024 Ornaments for Venus, Roof-A, Rotterdam

2023 State of Acceptance, with artist Nancy Atakan, Gazelli Art House, Baku

2020 Tales of A Journey, Gazelli Art House, London

2019 Bound, Atopos CVC, Athens

2018 All Is To Be Dared, Gazelli Art House, London

2017 Pledges, Palais de la Porte Dorée, Paris, France.

2016 Pledges, Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, Nantes, France.

2016 In Balance, Gazelli Art House, London, UK.

2015 At the Centre of the World, Nitra Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece.

The exhibition participated at the 4th Performance Festival, part of the program of the 5th Thessaloniki Biennial of Contemporary Art.

2015Nitra Gallery presents Kalliopi Lemos’ Booth at Art Athina, Athens, Greece.

2013-2015 I Am I Between Worlds and Between Shadows, Ioakimion Greek

Girls’ High School, Fener, Istanbul. A parallel event of the 13th Istanbul

Biennial – further extended until June 2015.

2014 Pledges, site-specific installation, Byzantine & Christian Museum, Athens.

2013 Passages of Substance, Byzantine & Christian Museum, Athens.

2012 Encounters with Less-Remembered Lives, gallery, Athens.

2011   Navigating in the Dark, Part I, Benaki Museum, Athens.

Navigating in the Dark, Part IΙ, Ibrahim Khan Mosque, under the auspices of the Museum of Contemporary Art Crete, Rethymno.

Navigating in the Dark, Part IΙΙ, Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, London.

2009 At Crossroads, Brandenburg Gate, Akademie der Kunste, Berlin.

2008 Transitions, BM Suma, Istanbul, Turkey.

2007 Round Voyage, santralistanbul, Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey.

2006-2009 Crossing, Old Olive Factory, Eleusina.

2006 Rites of Passage, Pinakotheke of Cyclades, Syros.


Selected Group Exhibitions

2024 Shared Memory – Çanakkale Biennial,  CerModern Museum, Ankara, Turkey

2024 Art Moves, Art Connects – Sculptura Festival #2, Brussels, Belgium

2023 Kiss My Soul – Heavenly and Earthly Love in contemporary art, Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht, Holland

2023 Migration(s) – 4th Biennale internationale Autun – Arts sacrés contemporains, Autun, France

2023 Art in Mayfair, Bond Street, London, UK

2023 Tales Under The Gate, DIFC Dubai International Financial Center, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2022 Egkleismoi, Dromokaiteio Psychiatric Hospital of Athens, Athens, Greece

2022 Eidyllia Odos, Contemporary Art Museum of Crete, Rethymnon, Greece

2022 Neomai, Neoclassical Building (Veniami’s Family), Piraeus, Greece

2022 Eidyllia Odos, Technopolis, Athens, Greece

2021 ROOF-A, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2021 Let’s Talk About Text, Gazelli Art House, London, UK

2020 Frieze Art Fair Sculpture Park, London, UK

2020 Mayfair Art Weekend, London, UK

2020 It still is as it always was, Pi Artworks, London, UK

2018 Crossings, Armeni, late Minoan cemetery of CreteGreece

2017 TILT platform, Loutaki, Greece

2017 Moving Image: Performance, University of Michigan Museum of

Art, Ann Arbor, USA

2016 Gazelli Art House booth, Spheres, Le Moulin, France

2016 Moving Image New York, USA

2015 Moving Image Istanbul, Turkey

2011 Polyglossia, Stegi Grammaton & Texnon, Onassis Foundation, Athens.

2004 Artists’ Books, ICA, London, United Kingdom.


Public Installations

  • 2019 Tools of Endearment: Big Bra, Corset Golden Square, Soho, London, UK
  • 2018 Tools of Endearment, Greenwich O2 public art installation in collaboration with NOW Gallery and Gazelli Art House, London, UK
  • 2017 Wooden Boat with Seven People, Spitalfields public art installation, London, UK
  • 2016-2017 The Stiletto, Golden Square, Soho, London, UK, part of the City of Sculpture
  • Perpetual Transitions, Onassis Cultural Foundation, New York, USA – permanent display.
  • Round Voyage, Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey – permanent display.
  • Pledges for a Safe Passage, Canakkale Port, Turkey – permanent display.



2015 The Borusan Contemporary Art Collection Prize, Istanbul, Turkey