George Stamatakis was born in Heraklion, Crete in 1979 and he graduated from the Painting department of Athens School of Fine Arts at D’ Panos Charalambous Lab in 2019, on his art studies including International Exchange program at Tokyo University of the Arts on Shinji Ohmaki sculpture Lab in 2018 and 2019 with Scholarship by Jasso Organization.
He held his first solo exhibition at the “Simeio” theatre in 2015. Since then, he has taken part in the 8th and 9th Biennale of the Athens School of Fine Arts Students in Greece at the State Museum of Contemporary Art and Nikos Kessanlis Exhibition Hall, 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 :
“Aura” at the Yeni Tzami museum (Thessaloniki)
Words that transform, vibrate and glow – Charle Smith Gallery (London)
LANDMARK – Nikos Kessanlis Hall (Athens),
Coffins of Black, Coffins of Luck – Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center (Athens),
ASFA to OSE – NEW OSE MUSEUM (Athens)
“Dialogues : Between tangible and intangible” (Paris)
Curved Arrows – Kunstraum AM Schauplatz (Vienna)
Nobody´s Place/Nowhere´s Map – GEIDAI (Tokyo)
The Storytelling – TUYAP (Istanbul)
The Trojans – Benaki Museum – support of EMST & NEON (Athens)
“Integral II” – Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center (Athens)
Shopping point–Daily Lazy project (Athens)
“Juvenoia” – “Michael Cacoyannis” Foundation (Athens)
Ethniki Asfalistiki Exhibition – STOA Gallery (Athens)
Levels II –The blender Gallery (Athens)
“Nefele Project” with the exhibition’s documentary screening at the Acropolis Museum (Athens)
the “Anti-Retro” – “Sfageia” of Tavros Municipality (Athens)
10th International Arts & Mental Health Festival “Art4more” at the Trii Art Hub (Athens)
Art Athina 2018 (Odeion) and 2019 (Zappeion Megaron Athens)
“Rebetika” at the Tsitsanis Museum (Trikala) and many more.
Ατ 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.