George Stamatakis was born in Heraklion, Crete in 1979 and started studying at Athens School of Fine Arts in 2013.
He held his first solo exhibition at the “Simeio” theatre in 2015. Since then, he has taken part in the 8th Biennale of the Athens School of Fine Arts Students in Greece at the State Museum of Contemporary Art, he was a member of the Elective Affinities educational project of “Documenta 14”, where he also took part as a young artist. He has also participated in various group exhibitions, such as “Integral II” at the Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, The Trojans – Benaki Museum – support of EMST & NEON, Shopping point–Daily Lazy project, Nobody´s Place/Nowhere´s Map at ASFA (Athens) and Geidai (Tokyo), “Dialogues: Between tangible and intangible” / Paris / Curved Arrows Daily Lazy Projects at KUNSTRAUM AM SCHAUPLATZ/ Vienna, Levels II –The blender Gallery, FREEDOM Organised by Art Academy in Athens, Polish Embassy in Athens, “Juvenoia” at the “Michael Cacoyannis” Foundation, “Nefele Project” with the exhibition’s documentary screening at the Acropolis Museum, the 10th International Arts & Mental Health Festival “Art4more” at the Trii Art Hub, “Anti-Retro” at the “Sfageia” of Tavros Municipality, “Small Object” at Ianos Art Room, Ethniki Asfalistiki Exhibition, “Rebetika” at the Tsitsanis Museum and many more.
Before the end of 2018 he held a solo show at Geidai sculpture Gallery and on February 2019 he presented his next solo Exhibition in Gallery K (GINZA), Japan.
Stamatakis also has a degree of Economics (Marketing) from the University of West Attica and a degree in Journalism and Media.
Since 2016 he has represented the ASFA at AUEB’s (Athens University of Business & Economics) “Art and Education” educational programme as a researcher.
This period Stamatakis is preparing his thesis at ASFA in order to graduate from the Painting department in the Athens School of Fine Arts at D’ Panos Charalambous Lab, while he just finished studying on Shinji Ohmaki sculpture Lad at Tokyo University of the Arts.