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GIGAS YIANNIS

GIGAS YIANNIS
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Born in 1966 in Athens, Greece.
Since 1988 he is a founding member of the art collective Karatransavaguardia. He is also an icon painter and he has painted many icons in Greece and abroad. He has been commissioned to paint 17 Greek orthodox churches.

Education
1992
Phd candidate, Faculty of Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki GR
1986-1991
Athens School of Fine Art, Athens GR
1985
Graphic Design, Hellenic-German School of Graphic Design, Athens GR


Solo Shows
2016
AD Gallery, Athens GR
Amintores Laofori, Cultural Cener “Francisco Miranda”, Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Greece, Athens GR


Group Shows
2017

II Bienal del Sur: Pueblos en Resistencia, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Armando Reveron, Caracas VE
On a Small Scale: Pop-Up Show, AD Gallery, Athens GR
MUDIA: Critique of the Mass Media, "Karatransavaguardia and friends" group, "Francisco de Miranda" Cultural Space of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Greece, Athens GR
2016
RE-culture 4: ART NON ART, cur. T. Moutsopoulos, Skagiopouleio Center, Agora Argyri, former Municipal Baths, Patras GR
Art-Athina, AD Gallery’s booth, Athens GR
Drawing Now Paris, AD Gallery’s booth, Paris FR
2015
When Counter Culture Meets Society, AD Gallery, Athens GR
1095 Art Days, ARTWALL project space, Athens GR
2014
Art-Athina, AD Gallery’s booth, Athens GR
Amen, ARTWALL project space, Athens GR
2013
Art-Athina, AD Gallery’s booth, Athens GR
2012
Counter Culture: The emergence of a new social subject 1983-2012, CAMP!, Athens GR
Anti-imperialist unity "Prosopa"(Persons), tribute to EOKA, Bookstore "Yialousa", Nicosia CY
2011
The new institutional (participation with Karatransavaguardia), Action Field Kodra, Thessaloniki GR
2006
Karatransavaguardia show, Autosxedia, Thessaloniki GR
2005
Karatransavaguardia show, Mylos, Thessaloniki GR
2004
Prosopa (Persons), VIP Room, Piraeus Port Association, Piraeus GR
2003
Solidarity to the people of Iraq, City of Athens Cultural Center, Athens GR
1999
Route 49 (participation with Karatransavaguardia), visual arts action in Athens city centre, Athens GR
1998
Settlement Out Of Court, 54 Zaimi Str., Athens GR
1996
Municipality of Elfsina, GR
1994
A city amid the city (participation with the group Danaans donors), Fix factory, Athens GR
1993
Participation at the happening “Olympia” by Gregory Semitecolo, National Gallery, Athens GR
1992
Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean, Valencia ES
1991
Graduates of the Athens School of Fine Art, National Gallery, Athens GR