Anikitos Yiannoudis was born in Cyprus in 1974. He lives and works in Athens(Greece).
He studied Painting in the Athens School of Fine Arts, under professor D. Mitaras. He also studied Stage design, Engraving, printmaking and Byzantine art. He continued his studies in the postgraduate department (MFA) of the Edinburgh College of Art in the U.K under professor Glen Onwin. He also took courses of Digital design computer programs (2D-3D Autocad, 3D Studio Max, Corel, Photoshop) in INTERGRAPHICS College in Athens. He took the course entitled “Hellenism and the West” in the National Capodistrian University of Athens. During his studies he was proposed twice for a scholarship.
He holds the following Prizes:
1st Painting Prize at the age of 9 years old from the Halandri Aetopoulio Cultural Center in Halandri(Athens).
1st place and scholarship at the entry examination of the Athens School of Fine Arts.
1st Prize and scholarship from the State Scholarship Foundation of Greece for qualifying in my studies of the academic year 1996-1997.
2nd Prize at the Regional Panhellenic Students’ Theater Competition as an art teacher of the 2nd Junior High School of Alexandroupolis.
Praise at the Regional Panhellenic Students’ Painting Competition as an art teacher of the 2nd Junior High School of Alexandroupolis.
He worked as an artists around the world. Some of the works that he undertook are:
The conservation of 30sm size mosaics in the Holy Monastery of Kykkos in Cyprus.
The voluntary murals of churches and monasteries around South Korea.
The co-operation in the art installations entitled “Forest of Saints” and “Time” in Lefkosia, Cyprus.
Byzantine murals and mosaics around Greece, Cyprus and the United Kingdom such as the murals of the church of the Athens University Campus in Zografou area in Athens, the mosaics of the Greek Orthodox cathedral of Woodgreen in London the murals of the church of Panagia Palouriotissa in Lefkosia(Cyprus), the icons of the temple of the church of Saint Athanasios in Athens and many more.
The mosaics of the hotel “Bay Holiday” in Fthiotida district in Greece.
He participated in the presentation of the opera “Amalh and the night visitors” of the Kyrenia Opera of New York with his work “Dreaming”. He also created the stage designs for the same opera.
He worked as an art teacher in Junior High schools as a teacher of Art History and Textile Design in public institutes and as a public servant in the Ministry of Education and Culture of Greece.
He has presented his work in the following group and solo shows:
2013 “Light Colour Shadow”, Cyprus Cultural Center, Cyprus Embassy, Athens(Greece)
2012 “Fthinoporina idillia” (Autumn affairs), Stavlos Art Gallery, Athens
2009 “Xromaton Mnimes”(Memories of Colours), Artgallerycafe art center, Voula, Athens
2006 “Aniksiatikoi peripatoi”, (Spring walks), Monohoro Art Gallery, Neo Psihiko, Athens
2003 “Oi kipoi ton esthiseon”, (the gardens of sensations), Pavlos Kerambos Gallery, Athens
2002 “Untitled”, B.O.U. Gallery, Kolonaki, Athens