George Petrou is a London-based artist, born in 1981 in Paphos, Cyprus. In 2008 he was
awarded a BA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design and since July 2011 he holds
an MA in Fine Art/Photography from the Royal College of Art, London. Petrou mainly works with
moving image, photography, sculpture, and video installation. Alongside his individual practice he
works and collaborates with the London Deanery General Surgical Skills Programme, Imperial
College London and develops Surgical Simulators.
His practice as a visual artist explores the human body; its strengths, promises, and boundaries.
Deriving from this practice, he designs surgical simulators with high technical and visual realism,
which mimic real-life tissue behaviour and anatomical structure. Combining artistic and scientific
rigour, he developed a synthetic model used for training senior surgical trainees in open inguinal
hernia repair and a dynamic breast simulator.