Short Biography

Elias Papanikolaou was born in Athens in 1974. He studied painting from 1991 until 1996 in the Αthens School of Fine Arts under Nikos Kessanlis. His works have been exhibited in 14 solo exhibitions in the following galleries: ARTIO, Zoumboulaki, Titanium, Astrolavos, Melanythros, Cube, Kaplanon 5, Metamorphosi, Ikastikos Kiklos, Syntagma metro station, Grigoriadis Gallery and in many other outstanding group exhibitions (group exhibitions in London, New York, Paris) as well as in several auctions. He has illustrated poem collections, book covers, etc. Articles of his about the art have been published. In 2014 he starts his cooperation with "Group Point Zero" for sets and costumes (his first participation was in Athens and Epidaurus Festival). His works are included in public and private collections in Greece: the Athens School of Fine Arts, the Municipal Gallery of Patras, the Municipal Gallery of Kalamata, the Municipal Gallery of Agrinio, the Moschandreou Gallery, the American College of Greece, the Athens Metro, Heineken Company, the Kopelouzos Museum, the Vorres Museum, Sotiris Felios collection, the collection of the American director Oliver Stone, Logothetis collection, Drakos collection, Karelias collection and lots of other ones. His works are included in private collections in other countries. He lives and works in Athens.

Solo Exhibitions

2018  Misreading

2016  Eutopia of Elias Papanikolaou

2015  On the journey of the line

2015  Poetic Wall

2013  Poetic routes

2013  On the terrace of childhood

2013  In the dance of painting touch

2013  The pose of pine needle

2011  On the breeze

2011  Painterly sonnets

2009  Contemplation

2006  Globalization

2000  Do you smoke?

1996  Take a matchbox of memory

Grigoriadis Gallery, Athens

"Eutopia" elite shop, Athens

Ikastikos kiklos gallery, Athens

Metamorfosis gallery, Thessaloniki

Syntagma Metro Station, Athens

Metamorfosis gallery, Thessaloniki

Cube gallery, Patras

Kaplanon5 gallery, Athens

Cube gallery, Patras

Melanythros art gallery, Athens

Astrolavos gallery, Athens

Titanium gallery, Athens

Zoumboulaki gallery, Athens

ARTIO gallery, Athens

Group Exhibitions

2018  Wedo Giving Project

2018 Three generations of greek painting-engraving-sculpture (2nd phase)

2018  Evasion #1

2017  MOSCHANDREOU MUSEUM "20 years of supply to greek culture"

2017  Small paintings 2017-18

2017  Festive artworks 2017

2017  Three generations of greek painting-engraving

2017  Basel Art Weeks 2017

2017  Three generations of greek painting-engraving

2017  GREEK LIGHT PHOS

2016  "Donation-I"

2016  Small paintings

2016  GREEK LIGHT PHOS

2016  Festive artworks 2017

2016  Three generations of greek painting-engraving

2016  Summer with sickle and summer relentless

2016  GREEK LIGHT PHOS

2016  Three generations of greek painting-engraving

2016  Sea days

2016  Three generations of greek painting-engraving

2016  Exhibition of small paintings

2016  Three generations of greek painting-engraving

2015  Small paintings

2015  Group exhibition

2015  Three generations of greek painting-engraving

2015  The Book of Life

2015  Group exhibition

2015  Regeneration through art

2014  Small paintings

2014  Art goes to Islands-Papagalos, Hydra

2014  Group exhibition

2014  Blue stories

2014  Through art

2014  Group exhibition

2013  We share the art…

2013  Auction Price

2013  Art for the life

2013  Missolonghi and Lord Byron

2013  Visual dialogues

2013  40 Visual artists in Dialoghe

2013  Art vs Crisis

2013  Missolonghi and Lord Byron

2013  Bo Project

2012  Kaplanon5 / Depot / Small paintings

2012  Group exhibition

2012  We share the art…

2012  Group exhibition

2012  From the heart of our city

2012  Group exhibition

2012  Group exhibition

2012  "Athens Voice" Covers

2012  Group exhibition

2012  TOUCH OF GREECE

2012  Contemporary Greek Art

2012  Group exhibition

2012  Flowers

2012  Group exhibition

2012  Visual participation

2011  Group exhibition

2011  Group exhibition

2011  Small paintings

2011  Auction of Greek and Cypriot artists

2011  Group exhibition

2011  About Winds, Nature, Water

2011  Auction of Contemporary Art

2011  Visual Readings

2011  Natura

2011  Memories of places

2011  Group exhibition

2011  The CRISIS and Beyond

2011  The garden with illusions

2010  Little Treasures

2010  Correlations

2010  Group exhibition

2010  Group exhibition

2010  Without Compass

2010  Group exhibition

2010  Group exhibition

2010  Orchestration of colors

2010  I love…

2009  Little Treasures

2009  Xmas Highlights

2009  Group exhibition

2009  Group exhibition

2009  Smoke Colors

2009  Group exhibition

2008  Little Treasures

2008  Silent Dialogues

2008  Art, Life for the planet

2008  Forest-A margin in memory

2008  Send a message to your town

2007  Exhibition-Auction Vergos

2007  Exhibition-Event

2007  Exhibition-Auction

2006  From the older generation to the new one

2006  Summer climbing

2005  Lucky Strike Art Event

2001  Group exhibition

2000  Artquake

2000  Small paintings

1999  Artquake

1998  Non Stop Art

1997  Graduates 1996

1996  Group exhibition-Epirus artists

1996  Monoprakta

1996  Heineken Art

1995  With a book I can fly

1995  A trip over the city

1995  Heineken Art

1994  Heineken Art

Athens School of Fine Arts (curator: Maira Stefou)

Old Municipal Market of Agrinio

ESPACE CHRISTIANE PEUGEOT, Paris (cooperation of Depot art gallery with Espace Christiane Peugeot)

Nikos Kessanlis Gallery, Athens School of Fine Arts

Ikastikos Kiklos SIANTI, Athens

Kapsioti gallery, Piraeus

Municipal Gallery of Larissa (G.I.Katsigra Museum)

THE ARTBOX.PROJECT gallery, EUROAIRPORT BASEL, Switzerland

Municipal Gallery of Corfu

General Consulate of Greece, New York

Municipal Gallery of Agrinio (artworks from the permanent collection)

Ikastikos Kiklos SIANTI, Athens

"National Herald" (Historical building), Long Island City, New York

Kapsioti gallery, Piraeus

Municipal Gallery of Karditsa

Municipal Gallery of Kalithea ‘’Sophia Laskaridou’’

The Muses, Hamptons, New York

Municipal Gallery of Patras

Kapsioti gallery, Piraeus

Old Municipal Market of Agrinio

The Muses, Hamptons, New York

Municipal Gallery of Ioannina

Ikastikos Kiklos gallery, Athens

Athens Hilton

Municipal Gallery of Athens

Grosvenor Chapel, Mayfair, London

Levidou shopping center, Kifisia

"Ena" art gallery, Athens

Ikastikos Kiklos gallery, Athens

Papagalos, Hydra

Metamorfosis gallery, Thessaloniki

Cube gallery, Patras

Technopolis, Gazi (organization: Evonymous Ecological Library)

"Porta" art gallery, Athens (curator: DL Fine Arts gallery)

Cube gallery, Patras

Gallery 30, Athens

Technopolis, Gazi, Athens

Kaplanon5 gallery, Athens

Rodos Palace Hotel

High School of the Greek women, Agios Nikolaos, Crete

Kuzina restaurant, Athens (curator: DL Fine Arts gallery)

Moschandreou  Museum, Missolonghi

Botrini’s restaurant, Athens (curator: DL Fine Arts gallery)

Kaplanon5 gallery, Athens

GK art gallery, Athens

Cube gallery, Patras

Technopolis, Gazi, Athens (curator: Artaz)

Kaplanon5 gallery, Athens

Cube gallery, Patras

Ersi Gallery, Athens

Venetian harbor of Chania, Neorio (curators: Printing Museum of "Chania News" & "Athens Voice")

Marcelo Tower, Aegina (curator: Ersi Gallery)

ZEUS Art Space, Mykonos

39th Pan-hellenic Conference of Endocrinology, Athenaum Intercontinental, Athens

ZEUS Art Space, Mykonos

ZEUS Art Space, Mykonos

GK art gallery, Athens

International Conference of Local History & Culture of Trichonia & Nafpaktos, Municipality of Nafpaktos

Art Prisma gallery, Piraeus

GK art gallery, Athens

Kaplanon5 gallery, Athens

Hilton, Nicosia (curator: Alpha Zmart auctions)

Technopolis, Gazi (curator: artAZ)

Art Prisma gallery, Piraeus (a tribute to J. Altamura by contemporary artists, curator: Athena Schina)

Zappeio  Megaro, Athens (curator: Gregory Kapopoulos)

Municipal Library of Metamorfosi, Athens

Eugenides  Foundation – Planetarium , Athens (curator: Athena Schina)

Fikioris Art Gallery, Athens

Chili Art Gallery, Athens

Hellenic Centre, Great Hall, London

Cube gallery, Patras

Bonicos  gallery, Athens

GK art gallery

Cube gallery, Patras

Bonicos  gallery, Athens

Astir of Paros Hotel

Chrysiis gallery, Athens

Prefecture of Corinth

K. K. gallery, FIX, Athens

Mary Alexiou gallery, Athens

Bonicos gallery, Athens

Astrolavos gallery, Athens

Bonicos gallery, Athens

Minima gallery, Mykonos

IANOS, Athens (curator: Athena Schina)

Astrolavos gallery, Athens

Bonicos gallery, Athens

Multimedia portraits over time, American College of Greece (curator: Megakles Rogakos)

Exhibition-Auction Bonhams, Natural History Museum Goulandris

Eugenides Foundation-Planetarium, Athens

Athens Voice covers, New Benaki  Museum, Athens

Athinais Cultural Center, Athens (curator: Eleftheros Typos)

NEREUS PUBLISHERS, Athens

Grande Bretagne Hotel, Athens

Ellinogermaniki Agogi (curator: Athena Schina)

Titanium gallery, Athens

Bios, Gazi, Athens

Hydra, (curator: Vicky Drakou)

Foundation of the Hellenic World, Athens (curator: Vicky Drakou)

Zoumboulaki gallery, Athens

Benaki Museum, Athens (curator: Vicky Drakou)

Athens Hilton (curator: Vicky Drakou)

National Gallery, Athens

Zappeio Megaro, Athens

Santa Marina Hotel, Mykonos (curator: Vicky Drakou)

Melina Merkouri Cultural Center, Athens

Old University of Athens

Old Piraeus railway station

Melina Merkouri Cultural Center, Athens

Titanium gallery, Athens

Some of the Participations, Illustrations, Presentations

2017  Book presentation: MOSCHANDREOU MUSEUM  "20 years of supply to Greek Culture", Athens School of Fine Arts – Amphitheater

2017  Illustration and presentation of the music disc "The lights in the square", Stavros tou Notou  (composer: Chrysostomos Karantoniou, singer: Panos Papaioannou, lyricist: Dimitris Papaharalampous), Feelgood Records

2016  Presentation on the state radio (ΕΡΤ) in the show "The Voice of Greece" (journalist: Zeta Karagianni)

2016  Presentation on the state TV (ΕΡΤ2) in the show "Duo Fina"

2015  Illustration of the (gallery) "Ikastikos Kiklos" calendar for the year 2016

2014  Participation of an artwork in the collectible book "ART project 35x35" by Kopelouzos Museum

2013  Illustration of the (newspaper)  "Iho Dimoprasion" calendar for the year 2014

2013  Illustration of the (newspaper) "Iho Dimoprasion"  cover

2012  Presentation on the state TV (NET) in the show "We stay in Greece"

2011  Illustration of the "Without here" poetic collection.  Poet: Dionysis Karatzas. Donti publications

2011  Presentation of the book "Painterly sonets" in Art-Athina by NEREUS PUBLISHERS

2010  Presentation-Flashback in the institute of contemporary art "Art - Act" by art critics Christos Michalopoulos and Christos Theofilis