MARIA GIANNAKAKI

Fine Artist - Painter

Maria Giannakaki was born in Athens in 1958. She studied painting under the supervision of P.Tetsis and mosaic art under the supervision of G. Kolefas at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1977-1982). Under state scholarship, she undertook her postgraduate studies in China (Hangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, 1983-1985) specialising in traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy. Her first solo exhibition took place in Beijing (1986, Beijing Artists’ Gallery). From 1985 till present she has held numerous solo exhibitions and has participated in multiple group exhibitions in Greece, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain, Sweden, Portugal, Egypt, India, China and others. Her works can be found at Greek museums and private collections in Greece and abroad. As well as painting, she also works in book illustration.

Solo exhibitions

1986 Beijing Artists’ Gallery, Beijing

1987 Nees Morfes Gallery, Athens

1989
Chrysothemis Gallery, Athens

1990
V. Mylonogiannis Art Gallery, Chania

1991
Nees Morfes Gallery, Athens

1992
Astrolavos Gallery, Piraeus

1992
Ariadne Art Space, Heraklion

1995
Terracotta Art Gallery, Thessaloniki

1995
Ariadne Art Space, Heraklion

1995
V. Mylonogiannis Art Gallery, Chania

1996
Nees Morfes Gallery, Athens

1997
Terracotta Art Gallery, Thessaloniki

2000
Nees Morfes Gallery, Athens

2000
TinT Gallery, Thessaloniki

2002
V. Mylonogiannis Art Gallery, Chania

2002
Ariadne Art Space, Heraklion

2003
TinT Gallery, Thessaloniki

2006
Nees Morfes Gallery, Athens

2007
TinT Gallery, Thessaloniki

2007
Galerie Aliquando, Paris

2007
Oionos Art Gallery, Karditsa

2008
Festam Festival, Toulouse

2009
Galerie Aliquando, Paris

2010
Theorema Art Gallery, Brussels

2011
TinT Gallery, Thessaloniki

2013
Technohoros Art Gallery, Athens

2013
Lungta, TinT Gallery, Thessaloniki

2013
Oionos Art Gallery, Karditsa

2014
Alpha C.K. Art Gallery, Nicosia (curated by Margarita Koynnafi)

2016
Mare Monstrum, Skoufa Gallery, Athens (curated by Elizabeth Plessa)

2016
Mare Monstrum, Theorema Art Gallery, Brussels

2017
Far away lights, ID Art Concept, Athens (curated by Maria Xanthakos)

2018
Mr Bonnard visits Athens, Alma Gallery, Trikala

2018
Flowers of good, V. Mylonogiannis Art Gallery, Chania

2020
Spring in Winter, Skoufa Gallery, Athens

Group exhibitions (selection)


1985-87
Athina Eikastika, Municipality of Athens Art Centre, Athens

1988
New acquisitions from Vorres Museum collection, Hellenic American Union, Athens

1988
Beijing International Ink and Wash Painting Exhibition, Exhibition Hall,
Academy of Traditional Chinese Painting, Beijing

1991
Parallilo Odoiporiko. Nees Morfes 1959-1991, Nees Morfes Gallery, Athens

1992
16 candidates artists for the UNESCO awards, Athens Conservatoire, Athens

1994
Contemporary Greek painting. Vlassis Frissiras collection, Thessaloniki Port
Authority, Yeni Mosque, Vellidis Convention Centre, Thessaloniki

1994
VIII Triennale India 1994, Rabindra Bhavan Galleries, National Gallery of Μodern Αrt,
All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (Lalit Kala Academy), New Dehli (distinction)

1995
Art Athina, Ekthesiako Kentro Athinon, Athens

1996
Riparte 1996, Ripa Residence All suite Hotel, Rome

1998
Art Athina, Ekthesiako Kentro Athinon, Athens

1999
Naermanden till en Grekisk identitet. 26 samtida Grekiska konstnaerer, Dalarnas Museum, Grekiska kulturhuset,
Stockholm, Sweden, Chateau de Vianden, Luxembourg

2002
Miart 2002, Milan

2003
8 one woman show, Por Amor à Arte Galeria, Porto, Portugal

2005
2nd International Biennale of Beijing, Contemporary art with humanistic
references, National Art Museum of China and China Millenium Art Museum, Beijing

2006
Lacoste project, Benaki Museum, Athens (curated by Iris Kritikou)

2007
Birthplace, Benaki Museum, Athens (curated by Iris Kritikou)

2008-09
Μaterial Links, Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art, China, Centre for Contemporary Art,
Thessaloniki, Technopolis, Athens (curated by Iris Kritikou)

2011
Korper-Τopoi / Bodies-Places, Collection of Anthony & Asia Hadjioannou, Hellenic
Foundation for Culture, Berlin (curated by Iris Kritikou)

2012
Salon d’Automne en Chine, Hainan Exhibition, China

2013
Ploes XIX, In Medias Res / Going to Ithaca, Petros and Marika Kydoniefs Foundation, Andros (curated
by Athena Schina)

2013
The Diceit of the Flesh, Frissiras Museum, Athens

2014
Art Athina, Palaio Faliro, Τae Kwo Do Hall, Athens

2014
Barcelona Calling - 3 evocations sur la ville, Aliquando, Hidden Factory, Barcelona

2015
Dream, Skoufa Gallery, Athens (curated by Elizabeth Plessa)

2015
Elles, Frissiras Museum, Athens

2016-17
Alpha Bank Art Collection. Greek Art from 1950 to present, Museum of Modern Greek
Art, Rhodes, Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, Rethymno, Municipal Art Gallery of Larissa – G.I.Katsigras
Museum

2016 Contemporary Greek Art. Open Dialogue, Τheorema Art Gallery, Αbbaye de Neumuster, Luxembourg

2017
Choices of a Bold Collector. Stavros Tsigoglou Collection, Teloglion Foundation of Art, Thessaloniki

2017
Vogiotzoglou Collection, Act 4 – Painting – Sculpture 1955-1960, Nea Ionia

2018
Alpha Bank Art Collection. Greek Art from 1960 to present, Μomus, Thessaloniki

2019
The Collector’s Eye, Sotiris Felios Collection, Municipal Art Gallery of Heraklion – Saint Mark’s Basilica
(curated by: Louisa Karapidaki)

2019
Love is a Dog from Hell, Frissiras Museum, Athens

2019 Art Bahrein, Core Art & Design Gallery, Bahrein

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