BIO

Nikos Rakkas was born in 1974 in Thessaloniki. He studied Interior design and photography.

As a photographer he exhibited in various venues and his work has appeared in several periodicals.

In 2000, he took part in the European Photography Competition, organised by the National Book Centre were he got nominated, and had taken part at the group exhibition in Paris.

His first exhibition was in 2001 named as "WE HATE IT WHEN OUR FRIENDS BECOME SUCCESFUL" at the Art House in Thessaloniki, featured portraits of famous artists and close friends.

His second solo exhibition in 2005 named as "DAYDREAMER" at the Pall Mall Deposit in Notting Hill London, was his first opportunity to show his portraits of his favourite playmobil figures, which is a serious collector, gaining positive reviews by THE GUARDIAN, THE INDEPENTENT and other local press.

In February 2010 he won first prize at the ATHENS VOICE Photography Competition which showed at the Technopolis Art space in Gkazi Athens.

In November 2011 he showed his latest playmobil photo project "COMMON PEOPLE (LIKE YOU)" at Toss Gallery, where he gained excellent feedback from press and visitors.

Rakkas also showed in many group exhibitions including... 7PLY Skate Festival at the Technopolis, CHEAP ART, ART IS HARD Contemporary Festival, REWORKS Festival and others.

In January 2012 at the ATHENS VOICE AWARDS for 2011 he gained the 1st prize,"Best Photographer of the year" for the "COMMON PEOPLE (LIKE YOU)" exhibition.

In February 2012 he gained the 1st prize best film, at the SHOOT IT short film festival in Athens, for the short film "COMMON PEOPLE(LIKE YOU)".

He also does a freelance window installations for exclusive stores in Greece.

 

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