Anestis Ioannou (b.1992) is a visual artist who lives and works in Athens.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts (MFA) from LUCA School of Arts, Brussels (2018).
He studied painting at the Department of Fine Arts and of the Sciences of Art, University of Ioannina (2015), where he received the Erasmus Scholarship to study at the Fine Arts School of the University of Castilla la Mancha, Spain (2014).
Ioannou’s practice explores the relationship between the urban environment, social fabric, and the construction of our own subjectivities, while it reflects on the process of reading a place through objects, simple actions, or even experiences.
His practice has a multifaceted nature, which encompasses a wide range of media, such as painting, installations, sculptures, and often he combines his work with photography, video, and writing. He was awarded the ARTWORKS fellowship (2020-2021) by Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
Until today he’s work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions in Greece, Belgium, Netherlands, Croatia, Serbia, and France. Ioannou is the co-founder of NOTUS Studio, an artist-run space and a non-profit artist in a residency program, in Athens (est. 2017).
He is also the co-founder of DELIVERART, a collective project and a moving experience that takes place in the streets of Athens (est. 2019).
He is represented by the Crux Galerie in Athens.
Links: Artist’s website: https://anestisioannou.com/
Notus studio: https://notus-studio.com/
Deliverart project: https://www.facebook.com/deliverart.athens/ - http://www.deliverart.gr/ Crux gallery: https://cruxgalerie.com/artist/anestis-ioannou/ Artworks (SNF artist fellowship program) : https://www.art-works.gr/fellows/anestis-ioannou/