Panos Kokkinias Biography

Born on July 4, 1965, in Athens, Greece.


2009 School of Art, University of Derby, Derby, U.K., Ph.D.

1996 Yale School of Art, Yale University, New Haven, CT, U.S.A, M.F.A.

1993 School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, U.S.A, B.F.A.


2011     Book Publication Grant, Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

2000 Scholarship, State Scholarships Foundation, Greece.

1996 Ward Cheney Award, Yale University.

1995 Scholarship, Yale School of Art.

1995 Scholarship, Alexander Onassis Foundation.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016 Sterna Art Project, Nisyros, Greece.

2012 BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels.

2012 Galerie Xippas, Paris.

2012 Salon de Bricolage, Athens.

2011 Galerie Xippas, Athens.

2007 Galerie Xippas, Paris and Athens.

2006 Findings, in Present Future d’ Artissima 13, Lingotto Fiere, Turin, Italy.

2005 Human Nature, Athens International Airport.

2004 Galerie Xippas, Paris.

2001 Kappatos Gallery, Athens.

1998 Kappatos Gallery, Athens.

Selected Group Exhibitions


D’Une Mediterranee, L’Autre, FRAC Provence Alpes-Côte d’ Azur, Marseille.

Genii loci, Greek Art since 1930, St. Petersburg (catalogue).

Scarecrows, Domaine Sigalas, Santorini.

2050. A Brief History of the Future, Palazzo Reale, Milan (catalogue).

Hypnos Project, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens.


2050. A Brief History of the Future, Royal Museums of Fine Arts, Brussels (catalogue).

Crossings, Chania Municipal Gellery, Crete (catalogue).


4th Singapore International Photography Festival, Singapore (catalogue).

Tourism Landscapes: Remaking Greece, Venice Biennial, 14th International Architecture Exhibition, Greek Pavillion (catalogue).

No Country For Young Men: Contemporary Greek Art In Times Of Crisis, BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels (catalogue).

The sea is my land, Triennalle di Milano, Milano.

Recorded Memories, Goethe Institute, CER Modern, Ankara; Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia; National Museum of Contemporary Art,

Bucharest; Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Nicosia; Thessaloniki Museum of Photography; Benaki Museum, Athens


Staging the Domestic, The Hospital Club, London (catalogue).


The sea is my land, MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rome.

Recorded Memories, Goethe Institute, Braunschweig Museum of Photography, Germany; Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo (catalogue).

Vertigo, Galerie Xippas, Geneva.


Common View, Contemporary Art Programme, National Theatre of Greece, Athens.


The Eye Is A Lonely Hunter: Images Of Humankind, Fotofestival, Mannheim, Ludwigshafen, Heidelberg, Germany (catalogue).


Time Within Us, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Turkey; Moscow House of Photography, Russia; Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Greece (catalogue).

Revolver, Galerie Xippas, Montevideo, Uruguay.


Realities and Plausibilities. Xippas gallery, Athens (catalogue).

Face to Faces. 2nd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki (catalogue).

Auto. Sueno y Materia. Automobile culture as critical and creative territory. Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo, Madrid.


Aspects De La Photographie Hellenique, Saison Culturelle Européenne, Nice, France.

And Now? Visual Arts in Greece 3, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (catalogue).


In Present Tense, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (catalogue).

Recall Athens, gallery, Athens.

Dialogues Méditerranéens, Etés culturels de Saint-Tropez.

The Athens Effect, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris (catalogue).

Opening Hours, organized by Rebecca Camhi Gallery , Athens.


The Athens Effect, Mudima Foundation, Milan (catalogue).

The Scarecrow, Averoff Museum of Modern Greek Art, Metsovo, Greece (catalogue).


Catch the light, Cultural events, Olympic Games ATHENS 2004.

Ausderferne ausdernähe ausdermitte, European Patent Office, Munich (catalogue).

Everyday Hellas, White Box Gallery, New York (catalogue).

The Mediterraneans, MACRO, Rome.

Self-aboutness, Canal Isabel II, Hola Grecia! ARCO 2004, Madrid (catalogue).

Zeitgenössische Fotokunst (touring exhibition), Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin (catalogue).


Outlook, Cultural Olympiad 2001-2004, Benaki Museum, Athens (catalogue).


(Un)familiar City, 7th International month of photography, Athens (catalogue).

Photosynkyria, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (catalogue).


The Conclusion of Paradox, Kapernekas Fine Arts, New York.

Communautés, Galerie Du chateau d' Eau, Toulouse, France.

Metro, DESTE Foundation, Athens (catalogue).


Photography Circle, Athens (catalogue).


New Narratives, Laurence Miller Gallery, New York.

Image and Icon, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (catalogue).


Mentors Show, Art Directors Club, New York.

Selected Bibliography

Saulnier, Emmanuel (ed.), Moment Grec/Greek Moment, Edition du Regard, Paris, 2016.

Draguet, Michel (ed.), 2050. A Brief History of the Future, Snoeck, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, 2015.

Recorded Memories, Goethe Institute, Braunschweig Museum of Photography, 2013.

Durand R., Kismaric S., Moschovi A., Here We Are, Panos Kokkinias (monograph), PowerHouse Books, New York, 2012.

Moschovi, Alexandra, Realities and Plausibilities, Galerie Xippas, Athens, 2009.

Demos TJ., Vitamin Ph: New Perspectives in Photography, Phaidon Press, London, 2006.

Hoffmeister B. and Tramboulis T. (eds.), The Athens Effect. Mudima Foundation, Milan, 2006.

Gregos, Katerina, Panos Kokkinias (monograph), Galerie Xippas, Paris, 2004.

Papaioannou, Hercules, Zeitgenössische Fotokunst Aus Griechenland, NBK, Berlin, 2004.

Joachimides, Christos (ed.), Outlook, Cultural Olympiad, Athens, 2003.

Gregos, Katerina, Art at Work, The Athenaeum Inter-continental Collection of Contemporary Greek Art, Athens, 2000.

Cameron, Dan, Metro: New trends in contemporary Greek art, Deste Foundation, Athens, 1999.

Stathatos, John, Image and Icon, Macedonian Museum Of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, 1997.

Trachtenberg, Alan and Papageorge, Tod, Not from concentrate, Graduate Photography at Yale, New Haven, 1996.

Rivellis, Platon, Panos Kokkinias, Sinking (monograph), Photohoros, Athens, 1993.

Public And Corporate Collections

Société Générale, Paris, France.

Fundaci¤în Telefonica, Madrid, Spain.

Musée de la Roche-sur-Yon, France.

European Patent Office, Munich, Germany.

ADAC Collection, Munich, Germany.

Yale University Art Gallery, New Heaven, CT, USA.

Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Greece.

EMST, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece.

Athenaeum Inter-Continental, Athens, Greece.

Costa Navarino, Messinia, Greece.