Yannis Malegiannakis was born in Athens, Greece in 1977. He studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts (BA and MA in Fine Art) and continued his studies in Udk Berlin from where he graduated in 2012 and HfBK Dresden (Meisterschuler) from where he graduated in 2014. Awards and distinctions include the Charles Oulmont Foundation, Paris, Award (2015), the Academy of Fine Arts Dresden Certificate (2015), a scholarship from the Athens Academy (2011) and the Spyropoulos Foundation, Athens Award (2007). Malegiannakis has exhibited internationally (ex. Künstlerhaus Bregenz, Austria, Espacio gallery London, Cite International des Arts, Paris, Bethanien Raum für die Künste, Berlin) and to date has had two solo shows in Greece. His third solo exhibition is scheduled to open in the gallery in January of 2016. Yannis Malegiannakis is currently based in Berlin.


2014 HfBK Dresden, Meisterchuler.

2012 Udk Berlin, Scholar (Klasse Held, Klasse Ikemura).

2008-2010 MA, Athens School of Fina Arts.

2002-2007 BA, Athens School of Fine Arts.

1997-2001 University of Piraeus.

1996-1997 Technological Education Institute of Athens.

Solo Exhibitions

2016 evening then and evening now, Elika Gallery, Athens.

2012 The Year of Three Winters, Elika Gallery, Athens.

2008 Frontiers – limits, company of research of human science, curated and organised by Nissos publishing, Prespes.

Selected Group Exhibitions


Creatures of a Day, Salon de Bricolage at Art-Athina 2016, Athens. Curated by Anna Chatzinassiou.

Art-Athina 2016, Elika Gallery, Athens.


Künstlerhaus Bregenz, selected artists, curated by Irma Gerstenmayer, Bregenz.

Delta, Espacio gallery London. Curated by Vivien Schlecht.

Heimat, Geh8 Kunstraum Dresden, Dresden. Curated by Simon Rosenthal and Elise Beutel.

Cite International des Arts, Paris. Curated by Maria Lund.


tWoS, UdK Berlin, Rundgang ’14.

Up, TAF The Art Foundation, Athens.

Karawane, Bethanien Raum für die Künste,Berlin. Curated by Christian Macketanz.

It has not epiphanised yet, Künstlermesse Dresden. Curated by Thomas Hellinger.

Torf, Kunstraum Moritzplatz, Berlin.


Painting Matters, Elika gallery, Athens.

Luxus+, Fluxus Museum Potsdam, Berlin.

Macht Kunst, Deutsche Bank, Berlin.

Kunsthalle Weißensee, curated by Cedric le Corf, Berlin.


ECC Berlin, Annual Exhibition.

UdK Berlin, Rundgang’12, Curated by Joachim Becher.


Metatopiseis, ASFA Athens. Curated by Zafos Xagoraris.

Pleasure, ABOUT art space, Athens. Curated by Margarita Kataga.

Art-Athina 2011, Elika Gallery, Athens.


Chain reaction, TAF The Art Foundation, Athens. Curated by Evangelia Ledaki, Galini Notti & Evita Tsokanta.

Rooms 2010, Kappatos gallery, Athens.  Curated by Margarita Kataga.

Cabinet of curiosities, curated by Christophoros Marinos and Polina Kosmadaki, organized by Zoumboulakis Galleries, zone-d, Athens.

Oasis, Skironio museum, curated by Panos Famelis and Dimitris Michalaros.

Art Αthina 2010 – awarded artists 2007-2010 of the Spiropoulos’ Foundation.

Awards/ Distinctions

2015 Charles Oulmont Foundation Paris, Award

2015 Academy of Fine Arts Dresden, Certificate

2011 Academy of Athens, Scholarship

2010  Scholarship of the Athenian Academy for studies abroad

2009 Institute of National Scholarships, Scholarship

2008  Scholarship from the Institute of National Scholarships within Greece

2007 Jannis and Zoe Spyropoulos Foundation, Award