Irini Bachlitzanaki was born in Athens, Greece in 1984. She studied History of Art at UCL and Fine Art at Central Saint Martins and Chelsea College of Arts in London. In 2015 she presented her first solo show in Athens, at Elika Gallery. In addition to her work as an artist, she also works as a curator. Irini is currently enrolled in the postgraduate programme of the Royal Academy Schools in London.


2017-2020 Postgraduate programme, Royal Academy of Arts, London.

2006-2010 BA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts, London.

2008-2009 Estonian Academy of Fine Arts (Eesti Kunstiakadeemia), Tallinn. (Erasmus scholarship)

2005-2006 Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art & Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London.

2002-2005 BA History of Art, UCL (University College London), London.

Solo Exhibitions & Projects

2018  just us on a different day, Elika Gallery, Athens.

2015 Emergent Qualities, Elika Gallery, Athens.

2011 Canary Wharf Window Galleries, London.

Selected Group Exhibitions


be glazed and fired, Vita Zita studio, Thessaloniki. Curated by Vasilis Zografos.

The Symptom Projects #9 – Τα δημώδη, Amfissa. Curated by Apostolis Artinos.

Unguided Tour,  Martinos Art Gallery, Athens

Honeymoon, Royal Academy Schools, Weston Studio, London

Forthcoming, Space52, Athens. Curated by Louis Papachristou


Bolero Project, Eos Art Gallery, Αthens. Curated by Maria Ikonomopoulou and Els Vanden Meersch. (as BachliTzanakou)

Art-Athina 2017 , Elika Gallery, Athens.

Kids art Lab @ Art-Athina 2017. Curated by Very Young Contemporary Art (VYCA).

Domestic Matter, 31 Praxitelous street, Athens. Curated by Katerina Papazissi.

Sci-Fi Athens, Snehta Residency, Athens. Curated by Augustus Veinoglou.

Paste in Place, Supersimétrica, Madrid. Curated by 3 137.

Barter, Eos Gallery, Athens.


Tramontane, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre, Athens. Curated by Alexios Papazacharias.

Fournos, Githio, Lakonia. Curated by Maria Tzanakou and Vasiliki Sifostratoudaki. (catalogue)

Art-Athina 2016, Elika Gallery, Athens.

Back to Athens, Cheapart, Athens. Curated by George and Dimitris Georgakopoulos.

Asthenia, Romantzo, Athens. Curated by Amalia Vekri.


Curious Artefacts, Artwall, Athens. Curated by Becky Campbell. (catalogue)

Unknown Artist, Stegi Texnon, Molyvos, Lesvos. Curated by Christina Sgouromyti. (catalogue)

S.O.M.A (Scattered Open Museum of Athens). Curated by Hariklia Hari.

European Night of Museums 2015 annual exhibition, Τhe National Bank of Greece Historical Archive, Athens.

Work, Elika Gallery, Athens. Curated by Irini Bachlitzanaki. (catalogue)


Minimum Structure, Romantzo, Athens. Curated by Apostolis Artinos. (catalogue)

Dayz of Glory, Open Show Studio, Athens.

Desk Issues, curated by 3 137, Dynamo Project Space, Thessaloniki.

Art-Athina / International Art Fair of Athens. (Booth of Elika Gallery, Athens) (catalogue)

Boundaries, Snehta and Artscape, Athens. Curated by Becky Campbell. (catalogue)

Up, Taf, The Art Foundation, Athens. Curated by Create an Accident.

Ydroviotopos, Cheapart Halandri, Athens. Curated By George and Dimitris Georgakopoulos.


Microgeographies, Chapter III: Toi et tes Épaves, Athens. Curated by Hariklia Hari.

Thrills and Chills, CAN Gallery, Athens. Curated by Christina Androulidaki and Daily Lazy.

Sluice Art Fair, London. (Desk Issues, Sluice Art Fair, curated by 3 137)

Desk Issues, 3 137 project space, Athens. Curated by 3 137.

Loxodrome, Remap 4, Athens.

Message in a Bottle, Mithimna Municipal Gallery, Lesvos. Curated by Vasilis Zografos.

Art Athina / International Art Fair of Athens. (Paradise Lost: Art Athina Contemporaries, Art Athina Athens. Curated by Artemis Potamianou.) (catalogue)

Arteries Project, The Art Factory, Limassol, Cyprus.

Pindaros/Third Floor – a project by Irini Bachlitzanaki & Augustus Veinoglou, back to athens festival 2013, Athens.

Deja Vecu, Anamesa, Athens. Curated by Evita Tsokanta. (catalogue)

Boiling Point, CAMP, Athens. Curated by George and Dimitris Georgakopoulos.


Kodra Fresh: What We Want, Action Field Kodra 2012, Thessaloniki. Curated by Vasilis Zografos. (catalogue)

Cheapart Amsterdam, Amsterdam. Curated by George and Dimitris Georgakopoulos.

Boiling Point, Kuenstlerhaus, Vienna. Curated by George and Dimitris Georgakopoulos.


Cheapart 17, Cheapart, Athens.

Intersection, Freies Museum, Berlin. Curated by Ying Feng.


Degree Show 2010, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London. (catalogue)

Interim Show, The Triangle Space, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London.


London-Tokyo Project, Tokyo Version, Space Annex Gallery, Tokyo. Curated by Arisa Chinen.

London-Tokyo Project, London Version, Etcetera Gallery, London. Curated by Arisa Chinen.


Twelve Steps Down, The Basement, Old Shoreditch Townhall, London. Curated by Valentina Ferrandes.

Scholarships | Residencies | Awards

2017   NEON Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies.

2017   Royal Academy of Arts Schools Scholarship (2017-2020).

2012   First place award and stipend, TAF The Art Foundation annual curatorial open call, Athens.

2011   Artists Residency, Takt Arts, Berlin.

2009   Erasmus Scholarship, Estonian Academy of Fine Arts, Tallinn.


2017   Studios 2017, Taf The Art Foundation, Athens. Co-curator.

2016   Lost in Translation, Snehta Residency, Athens.

2015  Work, Elika Gallery, Athens.

2014    Snehta Residency annual group exhibition of resident artists, Art Athina 2014, Athens. Co-curator.

2013   Loxodrome, Remap 4, Athens. Co-curator with Augustus Veinoglou.

2013   Floating Walls, Kodra Fresh 2013, Action Field Kodra 2013. Thessaloniki. Assistant Curator.

2012   Things, TAF The Art Foundation, Athens. (Curatorial open call winning proposal)

2011   Pause/Play, TAF The Art Foundation, Athens. Co-curator