Yorgos Taxiarchopoulos was born in Athens in 1972, where he lives and works since 2008. His work have been awarded in Greece and abroad and exhibited in major museums in Europe like the National museum of contemporary art Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Spanish Cinemateque, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. In 2002 he received the 8th International Award from Louis Vuitton for young artists and at the same year he received the first award of the Foundation Spiropoulos. He had three solo shows in Greece and in Thessaloniki he works with Lola Nikolaou Gallery. He studied at the School of Fine Arts painting, graduating with honours (2003) and at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris with a scholarship (2001-2002). He obtained his master's degree in "digital arts" at ASFA in 2007. Then he was selected to participate in Japan at the international research program of the Center for Contemporary Art in Kitakyushu as a scholar by the Japanese Institute and the Goulandris Foundation in Athens. In 2007 he was also a candidate to represent Greece at the 52nd Venice Biennale with the work of 10¨. He is a doctoral student in “Art Education” at ASFA and has been the founder and director of several innovative art workshops for children and adults in the public and private sectors. Now he is a partner of the Athens School of Fine Arts and the art director of the art workshops at the Cultural Center of the Municipality in Petroupoli. In the last 5 years he also serves as the Art Logistics Manager of the Art-Athina, the annual international art fair of contemporary art organised by the Hellenic Gallery Association, PSAT in Athens. His works belong in private and public collections in Greece and abroad.

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