• Self-portrait by Nikos Gyftakis Visual ArtistSelf Portrait, oil on canvas, 25 X 30 cm

  • Midsommar Homage to Bowowow and Manet by Nikos Gyftakis Visual Artist

    Midsommar (An homage to Manet and Bow wow wow) Detail 55 X 115 cm

  • Self-portraits by Nikos GyftakisSelf Portraits, oil pastel on canvas, 190 X 150 cm


About me

Nikos Gyftakis was born in Athens, Greece in 1981. He studied Artistic Research at Konstfack University in Stockholm, Painting and Stage- setting Design at the School of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Music at the National Conservatory of Athens, Greece. In his record he has three solo and many group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. Among others, ArtAthina 2016 Platforms project “The waiting room”, “Compassion: on the phenomenology of being ill” curated by Dr.Efi Kyprianidou & Penny Monogiou at Bethanien Projektraum in Berlin-Germany, “Portraits and landscapes of Greece” at Europahuset, for the cultural opening of the Greek EU Presidency in Stockholm-Sweden and “Ante Mortem” curated by Vagiti Ultimi, Palazzo Duchi D’ Acquaviva in Atri-Italy. In 2014, he participated in the 5th “Maiden Tower”- International Art Festival in Baku, Azerbaijan and in 2012, he was selected among the 30 finalists in the international competition “Surrealism Showdown”, Saatchi Gallery. He is a member of the “Compassion” arts collective. He has also created the stage-setting and paintings for several movies and theatrical shows and at the same time he has been curating art exhibitions and teaching Art. Nikos Gyftakis currently lives and works in Athens, Greece.


  • Upcoming Exhibition:      Solo Show at ” Trait noir” Galerie , Fribourg, Switzerland, September 2017

  • – Participation in Pafos 2017, European Capital of Culture / Weaving Europe: “The world as Meditation” , The Othellos -Attikon Cultural Centre  (Pafos, Cyprus). Curated by Efi Kyprianidou. November-December 2017