Kiriakidis, Yiannis

Curriculum Vitae

Γεννήθηκε στην Κάσπη της Γεωργίας το 1940. Σπούδασε στο Λαϊκό Πανεπιστήμιο Τέχνης στη Μόσχα και από το 1961-1965 εργάστηκε ως δάσκαλος Σχεδίου στο Λύκειο Τάλντη-Κούργκαν στο Καζακστάν. Το διάστημα 1962-1967 σπούδασε στην Ανώτατη Σχολή Καλών Τεχνών ΛΒΟΦ στην Ουκρανία και μετά την αποφοίτησή του εργάστηκε ως καθηγητής στην Ανώτατη Σχολή Καλών Τεχνών της Τασκένδης. Από το 1971-1991 διετέλεσε Καλλιτεχνικός Διευθυντής στον Κρατικό Βιβλιεκδοτικό Οίκο της Τασκένδης. Το 1991 εγκαθίσταται μόνιμα στην Ελλάδα. Έχει πάρει μέρος σε 150 ατομικές και ομαδικές εκθέσεις. Έργα του βρίσκονται σε διάφορα μουσεία και σε συλλογές Ιδιωτών.

He was born in Kaspi of Georgia in 1940. He studied at the local University of Arts in Moscow and from 1961-1965 he worked as a Drawing Teacher at the High School Taldi-Courgan in Kazakstan. From 1962-1967 he studied at the Highest School of Fine Arts L.B.O.F in Ucrania and after his graduation he worked as a professor in the Highest School of Fine Arts in Taskendy. From 1971-1991 he worked as an Art Director at the State Publishing House of Taskendy. He lives and works in Greece since 1991. His work can be found at several museums and private art collections.

Place of birth: Athens 1979, Greece
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1997-2002 BFA (honors) Painting, Athens School of Fine Arts, Greece
2004 MFA Furniture Design, Rhode Island School of Design, USA.
2005 Deferred admission

Solo Exhibitions

 Solo Shows
2010 Phantasmagoria, Zina Athanasiadou gallery, Thessaloniki. Catalog AAA, Athanassiadou Art Advice, Athens
2006 Burning In, Qbox gallery, Athens. Catalog
2005 Foundation of George and Marie Vergotis, Kefallonia. Catalog
2004 Dreamscapes, Independent Art space, Athens. Catalog

Group Exhibitions

Selected Group Exhibitions
2012 Upcoming group show at the Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City, Mexico
2011 D/RAFT, curated by G.Kotretsos. Action Field Kodra, Thessaloniki, Greece
Inside the artist’s studio, written and curated by G.Kotretsos, TinT gallery, Greece
2010 International Exhibition, Henan Museum, Zhengzhou,China. Catalog
Heart Revive, Sunshine Museum, Beijing, China. Catalog
7 Artists / 7 Countries, Global connections in the new century.
Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Korean cultural service, Beijing, China.
No Border, Zibo International Art Exhibition, Zibo, China. Catalog
Battlefield, The Art Foundation, Athens, Greece. Catalog
Curated by Thanassis Moutsopoulos
Art-Athina Fair, represented by Zina Athanasiadou gallery, Athens, Greece.
2009 Encaustic Works 09,Castle Gallery,College of New Rochelle,New York,USA
Catalog. Juried by Heather Hutchinson
2007 Art-Athina Fair, represented by Qbox gallery, Athens, Greece. Catalog
2006 Visual Arts in Greece - Crossing the Borders.
State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki. Greece. Catalog
Curated by Thanasis Moutsopoulos
An Outing, The Beltsios Collection, Trikala. Greece. Catalog
Curated by Sotirios Bahtsetzis
2005 Transitions, Qbox gallery, Athens, Greece
2004 Athens by Art, 83 contemporary artists in public space, Athens, Greece
Organized by AICA HELLAS and the Municipality of Athens.
Curated by Dr. Eugenia Alexaki
Living with the wild beasts and the hilarity of gravity, Vavel, Athens,
Greece. Curated by Christoforos Marinos
Major Collections
Beltsios collection, Greece
Emfietzoglou collection, Greece
Leif Djurhuus collection, Denmark
Vorres collection, Greece
Liakounakou collection, Greece
RISD collection, USA
Henan Art Center, China
BSC collection, China
Lectures/ Public-Speaking engagements
2010 Artist’s slide talk. Beijing Studio Center, Songzhuang, Beijing, China
2009 Artist’s slide talk. Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, USA,
2008 University of Western Macedonia, Independent Department of Visual
and Applied Arts, Florina, Greece
2006 Artists meet students and public, State Museum of Contemporary Art,
Thessaloniki, Greece
2011 Art Incubator, Global Times newspaper, Beijing, China
2010 Free Sunday, free press newspaper, Greece
Close up magazine, Thessaloniki, Greece
ERT 3 national broadcasting radio station. Thessaloniki, Greece
2009 Inside the Artist's Studio : Alexis Avlamis-Art21 blog, January 8th
2006 Highlights magazine #20, Burning in
Arteles Creative Center, Finland 2011
Beijing Studio Center, Beijing, China. 2010
Vermont Studio Center, Vermont, Usa. 2009