Yiannis Christakos is born in Athens (1966). He studied Graphic Arts and Printmaking, at The University of Athens (1984-1988). He continued his studies at the School of Fine Arts in Thessaloniki (1989-1994). He holds an MA in Fine Arts from University of East London (1997-1998) where he continued in doctorate level with a Doctorate in Fine Arts, (2003), with a scholarship from the Greek State Scholarships Foundation.
He is a self-employed practicing artist/curator, who plans, organizes and co-ordinates collaborative art projects and residencies. He designs and prepares in depth proposals for art events, exhibitions, exchanging art projects between Britain and Greece. He is practicing individually and in collaboration with group “Capsule” which he is a founding member of.
Between 2000 – 2002 he gave tutorials-seminars at the University of East London. Between 2003-2005 he was lecturing at The School of Visual Arts at the University of Ioannina in Greece. Since 2003 he is lecturing at the School of Graphic Arts, Technological Educational Institute in Athens, and since 2007 he is a lecturer at the School of Human Studies, University of Thessalia, in Volos.
He has presented 14 solo shows and has participated in many group exhibitions in Greece and abroad.