Yannis Lasithiotakis

Yannis Lassithiotakis was born in the island of Crete, Greece,
in 1956. He studied painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti in
Florence. He lives in Athens.

Solo exhibitions
1981 Dada Art Gallery, Athens
1983 Dada Art Gallery, Athens
1985 Dada Art Gallery, Athens
1989 Medusa Art Gallery, Athens
1990 Stavrakakis Gallery, Heraklion
1991 Epikentro Gallery, Patra
1993 Medusa Art Gallery, Athens
1996 Medusa Art Gallery – Medusa +1, Athens | Tzamia Cristalla Gallery, Chania
1997 Art Forum Gallery, Thessaloniki
1998 Medusa Art Gallery, Athens | Kleiner Raum Clasing
– Gallery Etage, Münster, Germany
1999 Art Forum-Vilka Gallery, Thessaloniki
2000 Tzamia Cristalla Gallery, Chania
2001 Art Forum – Vilka Gallery, Thessaloniki
2002 Zoumboulakis Gallery, Athens
2003 Art Forum – Vilka Gallery, Thessaloniki | Angathi Gallery (Art Athina), Athens
2004 Angathi Gallery (Art Athina), Athens
2005 Athens Art Gallery, Athens | Angathi Gallery (Art Athina), Athens
2006 Art Forum Gallery, Thessaloniki
2007 Athens Art Gallery, Athens
2008 Art Gallery, Alexanroupoli | Elementary school of Falatados, Tinos island
2009 TIF – Pavilion 6 (44th Dimitria), Thessaloniki
2011 Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus
2012 Byzantine & Christian Museum, Athens


1998 “With the Lyre and the Fiddle bow”, Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, Rethymnon (curator: M. Marangou) | “Iakynthia 98”, Anogia, Crete | “Art Athina 6”, Medusa Art Gallery | “Aischyleia 98”,
Eleusis (curator: L. Kokkini) | “The new collection”, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki | “Under Cover – Revelations- Editions”, Pretoria Art Museum, South Africa
1999 “4th Biennale of Sarjah” [2nd Award], United Arab Emirates (curator: A. Schina) | “At the crossroads of Crete”, Tzamia Cristalla Art Gallery, Chania, Crete (curator: P. Kounenaki) | “Ideas and Idols”, Art &Science Campus, Athens (curator: F. Tzanetoulakou)
2001 “Visions and Bonds”, Parko Eleftherias, Athens (curator: H. Kambouridis) | “Rupture- Convergence,
Beltsios Collection”, Cultural Foundation of the Municipality of Trikala (curator: M. Stefanidis)
2002 “People- Faces- Figures”, Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, Rethymnon (curator: M. Marangou)
| “90 years from the liberation of the N. Aegean”, Ministry of the Aegean, Mytilini
2003 “Oikade”, Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, Rethymnon & Melina Merkouri Cultural Centre,
Athens (curator: M. Marangou) | “Coup de Coeur”, Athens Art Gallery (curator: E. Alexaki) | “Olympic
Spirit and Contemporary Greek Art”, Municipal Gallery of Chania, Crete & M.M.C.A., Thessaloniki |
Giorgio de Chirico Cultural Centre, Volos (curator: P. Kounenaki) | “Women”, Angathi Gallery, Athens
2004 “Olympic Spirit and Contemporary Greek Art”, Athens Municipal Cultural Centre (curator: P.
Kounenaki) | Bonham’s Auction, London | “Love Art, Love the World”, Andronikos Art Gallery,
Mykonos (curator : E. Anthopoulou) | “The Olympic Idea in the Sky”, Astrolavos Gallery, Athens | “Gallery Walk”, Angathi Gallery, Athens | “Athens, city of Games”, Technopolis, Athens | “Mickey meets
Art”, Hellenic American Union, Athens | “Missal”, Ekfrassi Gallery, Athens (curator: I. Kritikou)
2005 “Art on the front page; 59 artists create for Athens Voice”, Benaki Museum, Athens | “Love will
tear us apart”, (10th Babel comic Festival), Technopolis, Athens | “Fly a kite”, Astrolavos Gallery,
Athens | “30 years of Angathi”, Angathi Gallery, Athens | “Mickey meets Art”, Port Storehouse C,
Thessaloniki | “Aquarium”, Hotel St Nicolas Bay, Aghios Nikolaos, Crete (curator: I. Kritikou)
2006 “Kites”, Astrolavos Gallery, Athens | European Parliament Headquarters, Brussels | “Panorama of Art”, M.C.A, Thessaloniki | “Dialogues”, M.M.C.A.- Art Forum Gallery, Thessaloniki | “There was once
Penelope Delta”, Athens College (curator: I. Kritikou) | “Calendar of the National Stationary Office”,
Angathi Gallery, Athens | “12 Months, 12 Painters”, Zoumboulakis Gallery, Athens (organised by Ta
Nea newspaper) | “In the colours of Iris”, Parko Eleftherias Art Centre, Athens (curator: Iris Kritikou)
| “February 14”, Fine-Arts Kapopoulos Gallery, Athens | “90 Artists on Human Rights”, Parko Eleftherias,
Athens (organised by the Human Rights Defence Centre) | “Auction of works by contemporary
Greek painters”, Arts Centre of the City of Athens.
2007 Publication of a monograph on his entire oeuvre by Ta Nea newspaper, distributed nationally as part of the series of “Contemporary Greek Painters” | “Native Place”, Benaki Museum, Athens
(curator: I. Kritikou) | “Artists of Eastern Crete”, Research Centre of the Museum of Cretan Ethnology
| “The art of wine…”, Skouras Estate (organised by the Nafplion Art Gallery) | “SYNousies”,
Eikastikos Kyklos, Athens (curator: Dora Iliopoulou- Rogan) | “Greek Artists on Human Rights”,
(organised by the Human Rights Defence Centre)
2008 “Art Athina”, Astrolavos Gallery, Tsatsis Projects Gallery | “Saltiness 1000”, Vorres Museum, Athens
2009 “Ambassadors of Contemporary Greek Art- Three Generations of painters”, Hellenic Museum,
Melbourne (curator: H. Kambouridis) | “35 visual artists for Democracy”, Zappeion Megaron,
Athens (curator: T. Mavrotas)
2010 “Tracing Istanbul”, Greek Embassy – Theological School of Halki, Istanbul / Technopolis, Athens
(curator: I. Kritikou) | “Art Athina” – Astrolavos Gallery, Tsatsis Projects Gallery
2011 “Art Athina”, Astrolavos Gallery | “Aspects of Time”, Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete,
Rethymnon (curator: M. Marangou) | “20×20”, Athinais Gallery, Athens (curator: T. Mavrotas)
2013 “In the vortex of art and history” Renier Chapel, Chania, Crete (curator: P. Kounenaki) | “To Tinos”
Cultural Foundation of Tinos (curator Ch. Marinos)

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