Manolis Anastasakos

Selected Artworks


Μanolis Anastasakos is a Greek artist. He was born in Athens in 1977. He completed his studies in applied arts, fine arts, visual psychotherapy and directing through various state scholarships and participations in European programs. Through his participation in numerous workshops, both in Greece and abroad, he gained an insight into the techniques of glassmaking and woodcarving. He also studied photography, scenography and iconography. He represented Greece in many solo and group exhibitions in Europe, Asia and the United States, where he received international acclaim and awards. He works across a wide range of disciplines such as painting, sculpture, illustration, engraving, directing, scenography, art curation. He is the director of the art department of the ” Biomimicry Greece, Research & Ιnnovation Center” and a member of the visual arts institution “A.Tassos”. He has worked in film and in theatre, in publishing houses and in the TV industry. One of the highlights of his career was working in the department of sculpture, painting and scenography in the 28th closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in Athens (2004). His work is included in contemporary art museums collections in Greece and abroad, as well as in important private collections. Anastasakos is interested in street art, in terms of wall murals and art installations. Several monumental works of his have been displayed in public spaces, through European programs. His work has been presented internationally in press publications, newspaper covers, documentaries, interviews and film productions. One of the main concerns of the artist is why people tend to confuse security with happiness and in which way art can reshape the viewers’ spiritual configuration, depending on their sense of aesthetics and critical thought. The artist claims he has not yet found an answer to this question, but he surely enjoys the pursuit of it.

Artsy Profile

Solo Exhibitions

    2008     Minimax. Fizz Gallery. (Athens / Greece)

    2009     Minimax max. Art forum Gallery. (Thessaloniki / Greece)

    2011      Personhood. Fizz Gallery. (Athens / Greece)

    2015      Personhood II. Hush Gallery. (Istanbul / Turkey)

    2016      Cosmos. The Blender Gallery. (Athens / Greece)

    2016      Home. Villa Des Arts Gallery. (Chania / Crete / Greece)

    2017      Prometheus. Image Gallery / Art expertise. (Athens / Greece)

    2018      Mythos. Kontaki Gallery. (Athens / Greece)

    2020      Mythos. The Blender Gallery. (Athens / Greece)

    2021      Mythos. 8 Gallery (Varvara Roza Galleries & The Blender Gallery) . (London / England)

Group Exhibitions

  2004     The olive tree in Greek engraving. Engraving Museum. (Messini / Greece)

          Paralympic games. War Museum. (Thessalonica / Greece)

                  Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 28th Olympic games. Sculpting & Painting department. (Athens / Greece)

                  Art is in your doorstep! Program sponsored by EEC. Painting & sculpting. (Denizli-Turkey)  

    2005     International art school – Transition-no, it isn’t artwith Emir Kusturica (Mokra Gora / Serbia)

                  Young Artists In Teloglion Museum. (Thessaloniki / Greece)

                  Contemporary Greek artists. Archaeological Museum. (Thessaloniki / Greece)

                  Voice your ideas-Change the future.1st price -Category Billboards. Bios Gallery. (Greece / Athens)

    2006      Synergeia. State Museum of contemporary art. (Thessaloniki / Greece)

                  Art in the front page. Benaki Museum. (Athens / Greece)

                  International Biennale of small Graphics. Inter-Art Fountation-Aiud. (Auid / Romania)

                  3rd international drawing competition. (Wroclaw / Poland)

                  Art Festival. (Novisad / Serbia)

                  Terminal 00. (Ljubljana / Slovenia)

   2007     18th  international biennale of humor & satire. (Gabrovo / Bulgaria)

                  The civilization of the olive tree. Byzantine Museum. (Athens / Greece)

                Athens video art festival. (Athens / Greece)

                  Printmaking exhibition. Five European Universities. (Talin / Estonia)  

                  2nd International competition of figurative painting and sculpture. (Madrid / Spain)

                  European Photo competition for Diversity-Breaking Stereotypes. (Berlin / Germany)

                  1st Biennale Thessalonikis. Public Screen. State museum of contemporary art. (Thessalonica / Greece)

                  LACDA,(Snap to Grid). Los Angeles Center of Digital Art. (Los Angeles / U.S.A)

   2008     Art in the front page. Benaki Museum. (Athens / Greece)

                  2nd Biennial of Small Graphics. 5th Distinction. Inter-Art Fountation-Aiud. (Aiud / Romania)

                  1st mixed media show. What is White? Ada Street Gallery. (London / England)

          Synch Festival New Media. Greek State Museum of contemporary art. (Thessalonica / Greece)

          Festival du Vent. Les Amis du Vent. (Calvi / Corsica / France)

          Strange Screen.Macedonia Museum of contemporary art. (Thessalonica / Greece)

          International photo contest – My world Nikon. (Tokyo / Japan)

          Art Tech Media. (Cordoba / Spain)

   2009       31th international film festival. Media forum. (Moscow / Russia)

                 Museum Katraki. (Aitoliko / Greece)

                  Museum of Contemporary Art. (Florina / Greece)

                  Viva LA Art. (Los Angeles / U.S.A)

    2010      Art Athina Fair. (Athens / Greece)

    2011     Crosstalk video art festival. (Budapest / Hungary)

                  Perfection, utopia of woman. MOYA museum of young Art. (Vienna / Austria)

                  Art in Rock. Archaeological Museum. (Athens / Greece)

    2012      Sony World Photography Awards 2012 – Professional Competition – Arts & Culture Category. (Tokyo / Japan)

                 New engravers. Georgio De Chirico institute. (Volos / Greece)

                  Horizons. Drawing, Sculpturing, Engraving. Municipal art gallery Piraeus. (Piraeus / Greece)

                  Greek exhibition of engraving, Famagusta gate of Nicosia. (Nicosia / Cyprus)

                  Μuseo Νazionale Romano Terme di DioclezianoTechnohoros Gallery. (Rome / Italy)

               Salus Patriae. PLOES XVIII. P&M Kydoniefs Foundation. (Andros / Greece)

   2013     New engravers 2011-2012. Society of fine art A.Tassos & Cyprus Embassy. (Athens / Greece)

                 Offering. National Archaeological Museum. (Athens / Greece)

                 Art Athina Fair. (Athens / Greece)

                  13th Cavafia (invisible procession). (Cairo / Egypt)

    2014      No country for young man. Palais des Beaux-arts |Center of fine arts. (Brussels/ Belgium)

                  Arena. Performative Resistance” Center of Contemporary Art. (Torun / Poland) 

                  Art Athina Fair. (Athens / Greece)

    2015      TedX: Beyond the walls: Projection Mapping on the Venetian Walls of Heraklion. (Crete / Greece)

                  Art-Fair-Hampstead. (London / England )

                  Art Athina Fair. (Athens / Greece)

                  Preadexhibition: Fotolio & Typicon (Technohoros gallery). (Athens / Greece)

    2016      Imago Mundi Project. Luciano Benetton Collection, San Giorgio Maggiore. (Venice / Italy)

                  As One: Benaki Museum, NEON & Marina Abramović Institute, (Artistic Collaborator, L.Pigounis). (Athens / Greece)

                  Sacred Acquaintance: Bouziani Museum. (Athens / Greece)

                  Art Athina Fair. (Athens / Greece)

                  TEDx Academy: Re imagine Greece : Megaron / The Athens Concert Hall. (Athens / Greece)

     2017     Lost in Transformation – Metamorphosis. Bio Art Laboratories. (Amsterdam / Holland)

     2018     Blind Aspects Of A Reality (Orizontas Gegonoton Symposium). National Museum Of Contemporary Art. (Athens / Greece)

                  “The Steps Spirit. Folklore Museum of Agios Nikolaos. (Crete / Greece)

                   Art Athina Fair. (Athens / Greece)

                   International Art Exhibition. Inter-Art Fountation-Aiud “100” XXVth edition. (Aiud / Romania)

                   Big See – Center For Creative Economy Of Southeast EuropeRavnikar Gallery. (Ljubljana / Slovenia)

       2019  Unforgettable Childhood. Bologna Jewish Museum. Curator: Ermanno Tedeschi. (Bologna / Italy)

                  Dialogic Iconostasis. Diocesan Museum. Curator: Francesco Piazza & V. Karampatsas. (Palermo / Italy) 

                  15th Athens Digital Art Festival. (Athens / Greece)

                  AIR4/100 artists /100 artworks. Ravnikar Gallery. International Exhibition. (Ljubljana / Slovenia)

                  Art Basel. Wynwood art Gallery. Art Box Project Miami 2.0. (Miami / Florida / U.S.A)

      2020  The Art of it All. NASA international space app challenge – Covid19 Global hackathon. (Washington / U.S.A)

                 U.N – Symbol of Life.” Intercontinental Art Exhibition. Palais Au Nations (Geneva / Switzerland)

                 U.N – Freedom and Happiness.” Intercontinental Art Exhibition. United Nations Headquarters (New York / U.S.A)

       2021   The tides of the century. Ocean flower island Museum. (Hainan / China)

                  W.A.A.G 1821/2021. Byzantine Museum. (Thessaloniki / Greece)

                  W.A.A.G 1821/2021.Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Palazzo Rizzo. (Palermo / Italy)

                  Ex-Staseis. Attempts at the representation of liberty.  Cultural Foundation of Tinos. (Tinos / Greece)

                  COV– Art Project. Copelouzos Museum. (Athens / Greece)