Greek born Yiorgos Kordakis lives between New York City and Athens and has perfected a large format Polaroid photography method with Inkjet technology and fine Art Archival Paper. Kordakis' popular Global Summer series has captured viewers across the US and Europe who are fascinated with his images of blurred people and structures creating complex abstract patterns.


Born in Athens, Greece.
Lives in Athens and New York.

EDUCATION

Certificate, Car Design Scuola D’Arte Applicata, Turin, Italy
BA, Media Management, Thames Valley University, London, England

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2014
“10.000 American Movies” Karsten Greve Gallery, Paris, France (Solo)
“10.000 American Movies” AD Gallery, Athens, Greece (Solo)
“Accrochage” Karsten Greve Gallery, Paris, France

2013
“Greek Seas: A photographic journey in time”, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece

2012
Oriented and Disoriented in the Middle East (Part A)/ Photographic missions by the Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki

2010
Karsten Greve Gallery (Solo), Cologne, Germany
Art in the time of Collapse (Group), AD Gallery
Time Within Us, Thessa/niki Biennale, Thessaloniki, Greece
Moscow Biennale, Moscow, Russia
Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey

2009
Art Basel Miami, Miami, USA
FIAC, Paris, France
ARCO, Madrid, Spain

2008
M+B Gallery (Solo), Los Angeles, USA
Karsten Greve Gallery (Solo), Paris, France
FIAC, Paris, France
Art Basel Miami, Miami, USA
20th International Photography Meeting, Thessaloniki Museum of Photography

2007
Gallery 27 (Solo), London, England
Thanassis Frissiras Gallery (Group), Athens, Greece

2004
Hellenic Centre (Solo), London, England
Master Cup 2012 1st place Outstanding Achievement in the "Americana" Category
Honorable Mention in the "Americana" Category
Prix De La Photographie Paris: Fine Art Other – Gold (Dio X)
Prix De La Photographie Paris: Altered Images Special – Silver (Oriented and Disoriented in the Middle East – HIP4)
Prix De La Photographie Paris: Book (Series Only) – Bronze (10,000 American Movies)
Centre Project Launch  2nd place – Honorable Mention (10,000 American Movies)
IPA – Fine Art: Landscape  Honorable Mention (10,000 American Movies)
IPA – Fine Art: Other:FA    Honorable Mention (10,000 American Movies)
IPA – Deeper Perspective  Honorable Mention (10,000 American Movies)

AWARDS

2012
Master Cup 2012 1st place Outstanding Achievement in the "Americana" Category
Honorable Mention in the "Americana" Category
Prix De La Photographie Paris: Fine Art Other – Gold (Dio X)
Prix De La Photographie Paris: Altered Images Special – Silver (Oriented and Disoriented in the Middle East – HIP4)
Prix De La Photographie Paris: Book (Series Only) – Bronze (10,000 American Movies)
Centre Project Launch 2nd place – Honorable Mention (10,000 American Movies)
IPA – Fine Art: Landscape Honorable Mention (10,000 American Movies)
IPA – Fine Art: Other:FA Honorable Mention (10,000 American Movies)
IPA – Deeper Perspective Honorable Mention (10,000 American Movies)

2008
Prix De La Photographie Paris Honorable Mention (Global Summer)

2007
ECB Annual Photography Award, Frankfurt, Germany (Hellenic Polaroids)

PUBLICATIONS

2006
Hellenic Polaroids (Imagenation)

2005
The New Face of Athens (Liberis Publications)

2003
Greek White (Imagenation)

2001
Moments in Greece (Imagenation)