​​         GIANNIS BEKIARIS

Born in Athens, Greece in 1981.

Giannis studied Painting at the School of Fine Arts in the Aristotelian University at Thessaloniki, Greece graduating in 2005 with Honours.

In 2006, Giannis received his Master’s degree in Painting with Distinction from Christ Church University College, Kent, UK. 

Giannis currently lives and works in London.

Works of the artist can be found in private collections worlwide.



Solo Exhibitions

2014     The Hellenic Centre, London, UK: DoubleDecker

2011     Gallery 7, Athens, GR:  Painting


Group Exhibitions (selection)


2018      Arte Visione Gallery, Athens, GR: Pagrati-Koliatsou

2017      Stavros Niarchos Foundation (Greek Alzheimer’s Association), Athens, GR:                           Remembering

2017      Gennadius Library, Athens, GR: In My Childhood

2017      Cultural Centre Ellinikos Kosmos, Athens, GR: Eros the Hero

2016      Skoufa Gallery, Mykonos, GR: Beyond the Image

2016      Art Athina 2016, GR: International Contemporary Art Fair of Athens

2016      National Historical Museum, Athens, GR: The Kapodistrias Case


2015      Art Athina 2015, GR: International Contemporary Art Fair of Athens


2015      Ianos Art Gallery, Athens, GR: Mikis’ Greece - 90 years Mikis Theodorakis 

2015      Teloglio Foundation of Art Museum, Thessaloniki, GR: Erotokritos

2013      Ianos Art Gallery, Athens - Town Hall, Veroia - Folk & Historical Museum,

             Aegina - Peri Tehnon, Patras, GR:  90 Postcards from Smyrna

2012      Lemos Center, GR:  Winery

2012      Ianos Art Gallery, Athens, GR:  Fruit Trees of Athens

2011      Gallery Genesis, Athens, GR:  Survival kit

2011     ‘Melina Mercouri’ Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Athens, GR:  Children and              Adolescents/Voices and Whisperings

2010     ATRION Gallery, Thessaloniki, GR:  New Gazes

2010     Sismanoglio Megaro, Istanbul, TR:  Tracing Istanbul

2010     ‘Melina Mercouri’ Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Athens, GR:   Human                       Dimensions

2009     ‘Leonidas Kanellopoulos’ Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Elefsina, GR:                         Elefsina: Visual Landscape

2009     Thanassis Frissiras Gallery, Athens, GR:  Secret Room

2009     ‘Melina Mercouri’ Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Athens, GR:  It happened                 in Athens

2008     Metamorphosis Gallery, Thessaloniki, GR:  Aspects of flowers

2006     Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury, Kent, UK:  MA Show

2006     Zina Athanasiades’ Art Gallery, Thessaloniki, GR:  Co-existence

2005     The Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, GR: Aristotelian                      University School of Fine Arts Graduate Show

2005     Teloglio Foundation of Art Museum, Thessaloniki, GR:  Fine Arts Students’ Group                  Exhibition

2005     Pedio Drasis Kodra, Thessaloniki, GR: 5th Art Festival

2004     Biennale Crete, GR:  Panhellenic Young Artists’ Biennale