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Yiannis Galanopoulos is a Greek interdisciplinary visual artist.

He has participated in numerous solo and group international art exhibitions in the UAE, Europe, the USA, Australia, China and Japan. His work has been acquired by private and public collections. He has a BFA in Photography and Multimedia, a Master of Arts degree in Humanities and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Visual Studies. He is a PhD Candidate at the Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology in Australia and holds an assistant professor’s position at Zayed University Abu Dhabi.


2017 PhD Candidate at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia


Professional Photographer-Videographer-Graphic Designer-Artist 2001-2011 Freelance photographer-graphic designer-artist.


Solo Exhibitions & Selected group exhibitions.


2012 International Photography of the Year Awards (New York). Honorable mention in Fine Arts Photography.

Digital Cabinets

The inspiration for this portfolio has been the cabinets of curiosities of the 17th century, upon which today’s learnt entertainment environment is modeled.

Cover Girl

There are more than 130 woman magazines in circulation worldwide. Most of them are featuring portraits of healthy (mostly young), beautiful and charismatic females advertising commercial products, services, know-how and live-how ideals.


“It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head.”

Henri Cartier-Bresson Photographer

My portfolios Seafront Views, Specimens of American Suburbia No Place Architecture, Unmanned and Inanimate and World of Immaterial Objects, I favor finding my subjects in the immediate environment, as opposed to constructing a reality in the studio. Residing in different countries and taking pleasure from wandering suburban areas are the reasons for developing a strong ‘sense of place’ and for questioning it though my creative processes.

Yiannis Galanopoulos Assistant professor at Zayed University Abu Dhabi

Meeting ends

Meeting Ends is an aerial prospect depicting man-made and natural forms. These are tangled by human determinism to exploit, map and establish ownership over planet earth.

Seafront views

The internal need to explore our natural environment, interdependent with the instinct for survival, searches for a secure location on the trajectory that connects the eye with the point of its visual saturation. This is how limits are defined…

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Collaborations with both non-profit and commercial venues are welcomed. Please feel free to contact me, if I can contribute in any way in your project, whether that is exhibition, publication, work presentation or gallery talk.Professional, student, and amateur artists are encouraged to establish communication with me, asking support (ie editing, critique) for the realization of their individual projects.