Elias Papanikolaou was born in Athens in 1974.
He studied painting from 1991 until 1996 in the Αthens School of Fine Arts under Nikos Kessanlis. 
His works have been exhibited in nine solo exhibitions in Athens, Salonica and Patras in the following galleries: ARTIO, Zoumboulaki, Titanium, Astrolavos, Melanythros, Cube, Kaplanon 5, Metamorphosi and in many other outstanding group exhibitions (among which The Crisis and Beyond in the Hellenic Centre of London) as well as in several auctions. He has illustrated poem collections, book covers, et.c. Articles of his about the relationship between everyday life and art have been published. In 2014 he founds Pocketgallery together with the team of programmers of Concept+ The same year he starts his cooperation with ‘’Group Point Zero’’ for sets and costumes. His works are included in public and private collections like the Athens School of Fine Arts, the Municipal Gallery of Patras, the Municipal Gallery of Kalamata, the Municipal Gallery of Agrinio, the Moschandreou Gallery, the American College of Greece,the Athens Metro, Heineken Company, the Kopelouzos Museum, the Vorres Museum, Sotiris Fellios collection, the collection of the American director Oliver Stone, Logothetis collection, Drakos collection, Karelias collection and lots of other ones. He lives and works in Athens.

Last modified: 12/12/2014