Michalis Manousakis


Michalis Manousakis was born in Chania, Crete in 1953. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Athens under Demosthenes Kokkinidis and graduated in 1984. In 2014 he was elected Full Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts.

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

2017   Ekfrasi Gallery, Athens, “Her long hair a shadowy breeze”

2016   Ephorate of Antiquities of Chania, Splantzia Square, Turkish Fountain, “Splantzia”

2016   Academy of Fine Arts, Nikos Kessanlis Hall, Athens, “Heroes in the trash”

2015   Ekfrasi Gallery, Athens “Born in Chania in 1953 “

2012   National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, «One meter» (Kleanthi-Christina Valkana)

2011   Municipal Art Gallery of Chania, Archaeological Museum of Chania, (Retrospective) «The Space of Time»

2010   Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia

2008   Ekfrasi – Fizz Galleries, Athens

2008   Citrone Gallery, Poros

2007   Perfect Tense, Falatados School, Tinos

2006   Artforum Gallery, Thessaloniki

2006   C.K. Art Gallery, Nicosia

2005   Nees Morphes Gallery, Athens

2002   Artforum Gallery, Thessaloniki

2001   Rossi and Rossi Gallery, London

2001   Zoumboulakis Gallery, Athens

2000   Opus Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus

1998   Zoumboulakis Gallery, Athens

1996   Artforum Gallery, Thessaloniki

1995   Titanium Gallery, Athens

1993   Europe Art, Geneva

1992   Titanium Gallery, Athens

Main Group Exhibitions

2018   «Cultures», Professors from the Academy of Fine Arts, Agicultural University of Athens

2018   «Scent of A Woma», from the collection of the National Gallery, Theoharakis Foundation, Athens

2017   «Memorium of rthe Revolution» State Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (G. Bolis)

2016   «Genii Loci. Greek Art from 1930 to the Present», Manege Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia

2013   SOMATOGRAFIES Modern Greek Painting, Collection from Sotiris Felios, NATIONAL GALLERY, Nafplion, Sparta

2012   «Ellenico Plurale-Dipinti dalla Collezione Sotiris Felios», Complesso del Vittoriano, Rome, (Giuliano Serafini)

2009   «35 artists for democracy», Zappeion Megaron, Athens (Takis Mavrotas)

2008   «The Dynamic of an Image», B. & M. Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts & Music (Dora Iliopoulou Rogan)

          «Antiquity and Modernism», Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

          «The big sleep», Municipal Gallery of Kalamata, (Th. Moutsopoulos)

          Art Athina, Gallery Artforum

2007   «Classical memories in modern Greek art», Capital Museum of China, Beijing

          Art Athina, Gallery Artforum

2005   «Mickey Mouse Meets Art», Hellenic American Union, Athens

          «Love Will Tear Us Apart», Babel Magazine, Gazi, Athens

2004   «Near Likeness, Approaches to a Portrait of Antonis Benakis», Benaki Museum, Pireos Street, Athens (Th. Moutsopoulos)

«God Becomes a Man», Homage to Athens Olympic Games. Silver medal (award from the public) Museum of New Art, Εsthonia, (Mark Soousaar)

«Αnthropographia». The Ch. Christofis Collection Αcademy of Thracian Art and Tradition, Xanthi

«Sketching Today, Tomorrow and Yesterday», Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (Lina Tsikouta)

          «322+1 Artists – Donors», Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki

          «Voyage», Flowers East Gallery, London

2003   «Classical Memories in Modern Greek Art». Ataturk Cultural Center. Hellenic Presidency of the European Union, Istanbul (M. Lambrakι-Plaka)

2002   «Sketching Today, Tomorrow and Yesterday», Averof Gallery, Metsovo (Lina Tsikouta)

2000   «Leonidas Beltsios Collection», Trikala, (M. Stefanidis)

   «Collections of Contemporary Art Creations of Rethimno, Selections», Pieridis Gallery (T. Mavrotas).

          «Museum of Contemporary European Painting Vl.Frissiras», (M Stefanidis, M. Karras)

1999   «Karaghiozis, the Theater of Shadows and Fine Arts», Municipal Gallery of Patras, (B. Papadopoulos)

   «Approaching Greek Identity, the Generations of the ’80s & ’90s», Municipal Gallery of Athens, Dalarna-Falum Museum, Sweden, Grekiska Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Vianden Castle, Luxemburg (N.Kyriazis)

          «Reference to Town», Museum of Byzantine Art, Castle of Ioannina, (V. Rokos)

1998   «Contemporary Greek Art – Three Generations of Greek

          Artists», Museum of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv (M. Lambraki-Plaka)

          «Greek Landscape Painting», National Gallery of Athens (A. Tamvaki)

1996   «Homage to P. Pantazis», Averof Gallery, Metsovo (O. Metzafou)

1995   «Precious metals» Giannis Kontos presents his artists, Nees Morphes Gallery

          «International Meeting at the European Center of Delphi»

          «ICHTHIS», Gallery of Metsovo, (G. Kolokotronis)

          «Honoring El Greco», National Gallery of Athens, (M. Lambraki–Plaka)

1994   «The loss of form within space», Nees Morphes Gallery, Athens, (E. Vakalo)

          «The Tree», Nicosia Municipal Art Center, Pieridis Gallery,Athens, (G. Kolokotronis)

Biennale of Alexandria, «5 Greek Artists», award for the best pavilion (M. Lambraki–Plaka)

1993   «Ten Greek Painters», Palermo, Catagne, Italy, (M. Stefanidis)

1992   «Vl. Fryssiras Collection», Byzantine Museum, Zakinthos, (T. Mavrotas)