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Born in northern Greece, Ilias started experimenting with the photographic medium at the age of 19.
After extensive travels in 2011, he stopped his university studies(in mathematics) and started making pictures in an obsessive way.
Ηis main interest focuses on what he prefers to name “poetic image-making” in the current context of social and interpersonal issues about human nature.
He follows this approach from 2012 and continues until now.
IIlias’ work has been shown in solo and group shows across the world, international festivals in Europe and Asia and has been featured in catalogs, in-depth articles, interviews and other on-line and printed publications.
His prints are part of various private collections and his photobooks "Over.State" (Blow Up Press-2019) and "Vialattea" (Origini Edizioni-2020) are part of public libraries. He has won prestigious photobook awards whilst his photobooks were included in numerous best-of lists.
He conducts and curates the “Fortnight” mentoring programme as well as “The Poetic Encounter” workshop and other master classes in photography.
Recently, he published his first literature poetry book "Κρύπτες από δάφνη" (Ο Μωβ Σκίουρος-2022) in Greek.
Currently, he is working on his third photobook.-



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(b. 1990)

[BOOKS]
2022 - "Forecast" (Upcoming)
2022 - Κρύπτες από δάφνη" Ά έκδοση (literature poetry book) - Ο Μωβ Σκίουρος, GREECE
2020 - "Vialattea" First edition - Origini Edizioni, ITALY
2019 - "Over.State" First edition - Blow Up Press, POLAND

[EXHIBITIONS - SOLO]
2022 - "Forecast" - Studio Faganel, GORIZIA, ITALY (Upcoming)
2022 - "Ove.State" - L'Enfant Sauvage, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (Upcoming)
2021 - "Οver.State" - Head On Photo Festival, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
2021 - "Black Thread" - Galerie Le Larvoratoire Photographique, DOUARNENEZ, FRANCE
2019 - "Over.State" - Officine Fotografiche Roma, ROME, ITALY
2017 - «Over|State» - Interzone Galleria, ROME, ITALY
2016 - «Over|State» - Galerie Le Château d’Eau, TOULOUSE, FRANCE

[EXHIBITIONS - GROUP (SELECTED)]
2022 - Nuits Photographiques de Pierrevert 2022 edition, PIERREVERT, FRANCE
2022 - Focus Photobook exhibition (the best photobooks of the past 3 years) - FOTO WIEN 2022, VIENNA, AUSTRIA
2020 - "Art Instead"- Group Show - Phoenix Athens Gallery, ATHENS, GREECE
2020 - "The Chain" - Online Group Show, ATHENS, GREECE
2019 - Essaouira Nuits photographiques 2019, ESSAOUIRA, MOROCCO
2019 - Jakarta International Photo Festival (JIPFest) 2019, JAKARTA, INDONESIA
2019 - Young Greek Photographers - Athens Photo Festival 2019 at the Benaki Museum, ATHENS, GREECE
2019 - DEBUTS 2018 - Episode 4, Vienna House Andel's, Miesiąc Fotografii w Krakowie - Krakow Photo Fringe, KRAKOW, POLAND
2018 - DEBUTS 2018 - Episode 3, Miejskie Centrum Kultury (foyer), Vintage Photo Festival, BYDGOSZCZ, POLAND
2018 - DEBUTS 2018 - Episode 2, W Ramach Sopotu Festival of Photography, SOPOT, POLAND
2018 - «Over.State» - Obscura Festival Of Photography, GEORGE TOWN, PENANG - MALAYSIA
2018 - "DEBUTS 2018 - Episode 1" - Vienna House (Andel's Lodz), Fotofestiwal Lodz, LODZ, POLAND
2017 - «Over.State» - Void - Athens Photo Festival 2017, ATHENS, GREECE
2017 - "Photocraft" - Interzone Galleria, ROME, ITALY
2017 - "Found and Lost" - (float.) gallery - ATHENS, GREECE
2016 - Outdoor show - Helsingborgs Dagblad and Landskrona Foto Festival´s Photo Salon, LANDSKRONA, SWEDEN
2016 - A Process 2.0 - Miesiąc Fotografii w Krakowie - Photomonth in Krakow, KRAKOW, POLAND
2015 - “Pulse” - Noorderlicht Photo Festival GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS
2015 - “past[looking]past” - metamatic:taf Gallery - Athens Photo Festival 2015, ATHENS, GREECE
2015 - “Ilias Georgiadis - Over.State” / part of Show-OFF exhibitions - Miesiąc Fotografii w Krakowie - Photomonth in Krakow, KRAKOW, POLAND
2015 - “Personal Mythologies” - Tactic Cork Gallery, CORK, IRELAND
2015 - Letters from Prison - CIVITAVECCHIA PRISON - Private + Public group show, ROME, ITALY

[PUBLICATIONS]
2022 - ERT Komotini(GR)
2021 - Festival De Cinema Douarnenez Catalogue(FR)
2021 - Le Télégramme(FR) - Online Feature
2021 - Le Télégramme(FR) - Paper
2021 - Ouest France(FR) -Online Feature
2021 - Ouest France(FR) - Paper
2021 - Loeil De La Photographie(FR)
2021 - 9 Lives Magazine(FR)
2021 - "Black Thread"(FR) - Exhibition Catalogue and Text
2021 - 5, RUE DU Journal(FR)
2021 - C4 Journal(UK)
2020 - L'Intervalle Journal(FR)
2020 - Offspring Photo Meet(UK) - Interview
2020 - Art Instead Online Residency(GR)
2020 - FOTODEMIC(US)
2020 - Artibooks(NL) - Interview
2020 - Photologio Portal(GR)
2020 - GUP Magazine Online(NL)
2020 - GUP Magazine Printed(NL)
2020 - FRESH EYES ONLINE FEAUTRE(NL)
2019 - L'Intervalle Journal(FR)
2019 - HUFFPOST Italia(IT)
2019 - The Mammoth Reflex Portal(IT)
2019 - LENSCRATCH Portal(US) - Interview
2019 - Photologio Portal(GR) - Interview
2019 - DOFOTO Portal(SK) - Interview
2019 - FRESH EYES 2019(NL) - "Best photography talent in Europe" / GUP
2019 - Athens Photo Festival 2019 Catalogue(GR)
2019 - Jakarta International Photo Festival (JIPFest) 2019 Catalogue(IND)
2019 - Frapress.gr Youth Portal(GR)
2018 - DEBUTS 2018 Book(PL)
2018 - Halogenure Magazine 04(FR)
2018 - Blu' Magazine(FR)
2018 - Album Cover - Artwork - Booklet / Thanasis Papakonstantinou - "Me Stoma Pou Gela/Με Στόμα Που Γελά" by "Ahos" label(GR)
2017 - Octopus Art Magazine Rome(IT) Interview
2017 - Limited edition poster "Over|State" - Interzone Galleria(IT)
2017 - Athens Photo Festival 2017 Catalogue(GR)
2017 - Interview - Und. Athens(|GR)
2017 - “An Experiment for Over|State” - Silkscreen photo edition printed by Tind Athens(GR)
2017 - “An Experiment for Over|State” (Exhibition catalog - zine / Published and designed by Void for the exhibition "Over|State")(GR)
2017 - DOC! Photo Magazine(PL) - Issue no. 38
2017 - "Over|State" at ALDEBARAN|(GR) - Contemporary Photography Hub
2016 - «Over|State» at Galerie Le Château d’Eau - Exhibition Catalogue(FR)
2016 - «Over|State» at Galerie Le Château d’Eau - Postcards Edition(FR)
2016 - Interview - La Dépêche du Midi(FR)
2016 - “Over|State” - La Gazette du Midi(FR)
2016 - Portfolios of the weekend - The Eye of Photography(FR)
2016 - "Temps Zero" Boxset publication - 22 Postcards - 22 Photographers
2016 - Interview "Over.State - A question about fighting one’s demons" for PHmuseum (Photographic Museum of Humanity)
2016 - Kiosk Der Demokratie online magazine
2016 - newdawnpaper.nl - New Dawn Paper magazine(NL)
2015 - OFF the wall magazine #8(FR)
2015 - Hors Champ - official documentation of États généraux du film documentaire - Lussas - documentary film festival LUSSAS(FR)
2015 - Noordelicht Photo Festival 2015 catalog(NL)
2015 - Letters from Prison - CIVITAVECCHIA PRISON catalog(IT)
2015 - Athens Photo Festival 2015 Catalogue(GR)
2015 - MONO vol. 2 BOOK by Gomma books
2015 - Gazeta.pl for Show-OFF Competition(PL) - Miesiąc Fotografii w Krakowie -Photomonth in Krakow
2015 - Show-OFF Catalogue(Postcards)(PL) - Miesiąc Fotografii w Krakowie -Photomonth in Krakow
2014 - dienacht Magazine #16(GER)

[CONTESTS]
2022 - (contest shortlisted) Intarget Photolux Award 2022
2021 - (contest shortlisted) Young Portfolio - Kiyosato Museum of Photography
2020 - (contest winner) - GOLD AWARD - International Photography Awards 2020 - Book/Fine Art("Over.State")
2020 - (contest shortlisted) - Maribor Photobook Award - book exhibition - Book("Over.State")
2020 - (contest winner) - SILVER AWARD - 2020 Px3 Paris Photography Prize - Book/Fine Art("Over.State")
2020 - (contest winner) - SILVER AWARD - 2020 Mifa Foto Awards - Book/Fine Art("Over.State")
2019 - (contest winner) - BRONZE AWARD – Tokyo International Foto Awards 2019 – Book/Fine Art("Over.State")
2019 - (contest winner) - FRESH EYES 2019 - "Best photography talent in Europe" - GUP Magazine
2019 - (contest winner) - YOUNG GREEK PHOTOGRAPHERS - Athens Photo Festival 2019
2019 - (contest winner) - Jakarta International Photo Festival (JIPFest) 2019
2018 - (contest winner) - Obscura Festival of Photography Open Call
2018 - (contest winner) - DEBUTS 2018
2017 - (contest shortlisted) - Photography Grant - Nominee
2016 - (contest shortlisted) - Gomma Grant by Gomma
2015 - (contest winner) - MONO vol. 2 BOOK by Gomma books
2015 - (contest winner) - Show-OFF Competition - Miesiąc Fotografii w Krakowie -Photomonth in Krakow 2015, KRAKOW, POLAND.
2015 - (contest shortlisted) - 1st Gomma Grant by Gomma
2014 - (scholarship recipient/internship) - Photoworkshop New York - Emerging Photographer to receive a full scholarship to attend to the workshop “The Personal Narrative” with photographer Michael Ackerman in BERLIN, GERMANY

[BOOKS EXHIBITED IN FESTIVALS, FAIRS AND LIBRARIES - (SELECTED)]
-"Over.State" by Blow Up Press:
•Polycopies(FR)
•Warsaw Independent Bookfair(PL)
•Volumes Art Book Fair(CH)
•Charta Photobook Festival(IT)
•abC Art Book Fair China(CHN)
•The Phair - Photo Art Fair(IT)
•Fotofestiwal Lodz(PL)
•Photo Basel(CH)
•MIA Fair(IT)
•Printed Matter's Virtual Art Book Fair
•Fiebre Photobook Fest
•Vancouver Art Book Fair(CA)
•Shanghai Art Book Fair(CHN)
•RECREO Valencia Art Book Fair(SP)
•I Never Read, Art Book Fair Basel(CH)
•Maribor Photobook Award
•Virtual-Assembly book fair
•Printed Matter’s 2020 LA Art Book Fair
•Warsaw Photo Expo (PL)
•RUSH Photobook(FR)
•GUP Artibooks Photo Book Market
•Bergen Art Book Fair(NL)
•Bound Art Book Fair(UK)
•Vienna Art Book Fair(AU)
•Unseen Festival Book Market(NL)

[WORKSHOPS - MASTERCLASSES - PRESENTATIONS]
2022 - Workshop: "The Poetic Encounter" with Ilias Georgiadis - THESSALONIKI, GREECE
2022 - Projection/Presentation/Open Master class -Conversas Thessaloniki, Pheno - THESSALONIKI, GREECE
2022 - Projection/Presentation/Open Master class - FEX - XANTHI, GREECE
2021 - Projection/Presentation/Open Master class(Online) - Luminous Eye Gallery - ATHENS, GREECE
2021 - Projection/Presentation/Open Master class(Onlline) - Printed Matter's Virtual Art Book Fair - ONLINE
2020 - Workshop:"Interiors" with Michael Ackerman and Ilias Georgiadis - ONLINE
2020 - Projection/Presentation/Open Master class(Online) -Photometria Festival, IOANNINA, GREECE
2020 - Projection/Presentation/Open Master class - Edessa State Photography Club, EDESSA, GREECE
2020 - Projection/Presentation/Open Master class - Ifocus online platform, ATHENS, GREECE
2020 - Workshop:"The Personal Narrative" with Michael Ackerman and Ilias Georgiadis - THESSALONIKI, GREECE
2020 - Presentation: "Vialattea", Leporello Bookstore, ROME, ITALY
2020 - Projection/Presentation/Open Master class - Kavala State Photography Club, KAVALA, GREECE
2020 - Projection/Presentation/Open Master class - Kozani State Photography Club, KOZANI, GREECE
2020 - Projection/Presentation/Open Master class - Kastoria State Photography Club, KASTORIA, GREECE
2019 - Projection/Presentation/Open Master class - Stereosis School of Photography, THESSALONIKI, GREECE
2019 - Workshop: "The Poetic Encounter" with Ilias Georgiadis - PAPHOS, CYPRUS
2019 - Workshop: "The Poetic Encounter" with Ilias Georgiadis - RETHYMNON, GREECE
2018 - Projection/Presentation/Open Master class - Extra Fort Talks at RECYCLART - BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
2018 - Projection/Presentation/Open Master class - RETHYMNO, GREECE
2018 - Workshop: "The Poetic Encounter" with Ilias Georgiadis - PAPHOS, CYPRUS
2017 - Workshop: "The Personal Narrative" with Michael Ackerman and Ilias Georgiadis - CHANIA, GREECE
2015 - Workshop: "The Personal Narrative" with Michael Ackerman and Ilias Georgiadis - THESSALONIKI, GREECE
2015 - Projection/Presentation/Open Master class - F+ Presentations, LARISSA, GREECE

[PROJECTIONS-SCREENINGS]
2020 - "Vialattea" - "TIFF" International Photography Festival, WROCLAW, POLAND
2020 - "Vialattea" - Phoenix Athens Gallery, ATHENS, GREECE
2019 - "Over.State" - Essaouira Nuits photographiques 2019, ESSAOUIRA, MOROCCO
2019 - FRESH EYES 2019 - "Best photography talent in Europe" - Tbilisi Photo Festival 2019 - Tbilisi Night of Photography, TBILISI, GEORGIA
2019 - FRESH EYES 2019 - "Best photography talent in Europe" - GUP at Voies Off 2019, ARLES, FRANCE
2016 - "Over.State" Screening - Monat der Fotografie-Off Berlin, GERMANY
2016 - "Over.State" Screening - "TEMPS ZERO Thessaloniki", THESSALONIKI, GREECE
2016 - "Over.State" Screening - ”TEMPS ZERO Rome" - SPAZIO PALCO DI FOTO LEGGENDO FESTIVAL ROMA, ITALY
2016 - "Over.State" Screening - "leboudoir2.0" - JULY 7th 2016 -Les Rencontres d’Arles and Les Voies Off, ARLES, FRANCE
2015 - "Over.State" Screening “Athens NOW!” - Whitechapel Gallery - East End Film Festival - LONDON, UK
2015 - "Over.State" Screening "TEMPS ZERO" - SIL PLAZ CINEMA in GLION/ILANZ, SWITZERLAND
2015 - "Over.State" Screening - Fotoistanbul International Festival/part of Slideshow Program, Mimar Sinan Güzel Sanatlar Üniversitesi, ISTANBUL, TURKEY
2015 - "Over.State" Screening “Athens NOW!” - New York University, NEW YORK, USA
2015 - "Over.State" Screening - Gala 25 Editions Encontros da Imagem Festival at Theatro Circo - "TEMPS ZERO BRAGA", BRAGA, PORTUGAL
2014 - "Over.State" Screening - "Coil Project" - Television Control Center Gallery, ATHENS, GREECE
2014 - "Over.State" Screening - "Fotoistanbul International Festival/part of Slideshow Program, Bahçeşehir University, ISTANBUL, TURKEY
2014 - "Over.State" Screening - Photonic Moments International Festival - European Month of Photography, LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA

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