Angelos Makrides (b.1942 in Yialousa, Cyprus) lives and works in Nicosia, Cyprus. He studied sculpture at the Athens School of Fine Art (1961-1967) with Thanasis Apartis. He worked in Paris (1967-1969), in Nicosia (1969-1974) and in Athens (1974-1986). Since 1986 he has been living and working in Cyprus. Angelos Makrides is one of the most influential Cypriot artists. He took part in many solo and group exhibitions among which: Elegies of Life and Death, Omikron Gallery (2009), Angelos Makrides – Phanos Kyriacou, Synergi at the Cyprus Museum, Cyprus Archeological Museum, Nicosia (2009), Where Do We Go from Here?, Nicosia Municipal Art Centre, Nicosia (2008), Diaspro Art Centre (2004), 1960-1974 New Cypriot Artists at the Dawn of Democracy, Nicosia (2002), From the Chisel to Electron, Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre (2000), Angelos Makrides – Important Works 1960 – 2000, Municipal Gallery, Larnaca (2000), Angelos Makrides 1968 – 1996, Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre (1997), Pisces, Pierides Gallery, Athens / Averof Gallery, Metsovo/ Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre (1996), Visual Peregrination, European Cultural Month, Nicosia (1995), Aphrodite, the Harmony and Inconceivable, Museum of Modern Art, Toulouse / Tanimanides, Lappas, Makrides, Pompidou Centre, Paris (1991), Venice Biennale, Venice (1988), Biennale of Graphic Arts, Ljubljiana (1973), Sao Paulo Biennale/ Biennale of Young Artists, Paris, India Triennale (1971), International Exhibition of Drawings, Rijeka (1970), Alexandria Biennale/ Sao Paulo Biennale (1969).