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Nikos Yorgos Papoutsidis was born in Cairo, Egypt from Greek parents. Resides and works in Athens, Greece. Studied Environmental Art & Design, Art and History of Art at the Bournemouth College of Art and Technology, UK (1972-1978). He was awarded with the Minerva Prize (1978). Lived in Paris, France (1979-1984), collaborating with important art galleries (La Hune Brenner, Andre Birren, etsc). Learned engraving from Alekos Fassianos at Michel Casse's workshop. There, he is also acquainted with Yiannis Tsarouhis, and starts studying in his workshop. He created a friendship with both of them, which affected him deeply in his personal and artistic carrier.

In regards to painting and sculpture, he considers himself as self-taught.

Invented the Ironograph, an art form where painting and sculpture present a unified work on an iron sheet.
Crafted medals, awards, jewelry, music album covers, posters and outdoor banners.
Designed fonts, word compositions and has written Visual Poetry (Ikaros editions, 1987).
Collaborated with the Athens International Airport "El.Venizelos" (2002, 2017, 2018). There in 2018, under the auspices of the Marathon Run Museum, organized a six month exhibition with a selection of his works associated with the Marathon Run Idea.
Collaborated with the Cultural Center of the Municipality of Athens for the Christmas decorations of Athens (1996) and for the Athens Book Fair (1997).
Created the medal and wall mounted sculpture “Benefactors’ ever-lasting-leaves tree” for the exhibition of the "World Hellenism - National Benefactors" event of the Municipality of Athens (1997).

His works can be found in public and private collections in Greece and abroad, and have been auctioned in London (Bonhams: 13/12/2007, 20/5/2008, 10/11/2009, 21/11/2011, 18/5/2022), Paris (Piasa: 25/6/2014) and Athens (Kapopoulos Fine Arts: 2021, 2022)

Has completed 21 personal exhibitions (1992-2022) and has participated in 24 group exhibitions (1995-2021) in Greece and abroad.

He is a published author by Ikaros, Adam, Patakis, Mimnormos and Vourkariani editions.

Reviews of his works have been published by art historians Manos Stefanidis, Dora Iliopoulou-Rogan, Athena Schena, Neli Misirli, Iris Kritikou, Louiza Karapidaki and Eleni Athanasiou.
Prologues for his books have written by Yiannis Tsarouhis and Alekos Fassianos.

Has been a member of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece since 2001.

Created the Poem Object, engravings with a combination of illustration and writing, in collaboration with renown painters: Y. Tsarouhis (1985, 1987), A. Fassianos (1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1988), V. Sperantzas (1988), D. Mytaras (1987), S. KAravouzis (1988), G. von Leitner (1982, 1988), Th. Manolidis (1984). The complete set of works was displayed in a single publication by Vourkariani Editions (1989).

Collaborated with Yiannis Tsarouhis for publishing four screen printings (1985, 1987), for the illustration in three publications (Editions Ikaros 1984, Adam 1991, Patakis 1994) and for publishing novels in literature magazines.

Along with Alekos Fassianos, created two books (Paris & Athens 1993) and novels published in magazines. Also, two lithographies (1992), one linoleum (1982) and four copper engravings (1983, 1985, 1986, 1988). Participated together in the Poets Festival of Sologne, France (1983).

His sculptures can be found in the Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Athens (1997), at the American College of Greece - ACGart (1997, 2007, 2009), at the headquarters of the Absolut Company, Stockholm (1999), in "Melina" Cultural Centre (2000), in KAT Hospital of Kifisia (2003), in the Athens Town Hall (2003), in Modern Greek Art Museum of the Municipality of Rhodes (2008), at the cultural multispace Athinais (2010), at the Copelouzos Family Art Museum (2012), in the Marathon Run Museum (2013), in the Embassy of Japan in Athens (2013), in the Municipal Gallery of Papagos-Cholargos (2021).

Οutdoor, permanently installed sculptures of the artist can be seen at the Technopolis-Gazi in Athens (1999), at Emelisse Nature Resort Fiskardo Kefalonia (2001), in Ithaca (2001), at a square in the Municipality of Kifisia (2003), on the Heroes' Square of the Municipality of Palio Faliro (2005), at Ippokratio Hospital of Athens (2007), in various places at the center of the city of Rhodes (2008), at the Copelouzos Family Art Museum (2012), at the starting point of the Athens Classic Marathon (2013), at the facade of a neo-classical building on 6, Solonos str., Athens (2013), at an industrial building at Markopoulo, Attika (2014) and at Rodos Palace, island of Rhodes (2019).




2019 "Trophy raising" Ikastikos Kiklos Sianti, Athens.

2018 "Marathon Universe - through the art of the scupltor N.Y.Papoutsidis". Athens International Airport "El. Venizelos", Spata Attica.

2017 "Scripta Manent" Books plus Art, Athens.

2013 "Star Dragon" Embassy of Japan in Athens.

2013 "Marathonian Universe" Marathon Run Museum, Marathon.

2011 “Painting - Sculpture“ Adam Gallery, Athens. 2010 "Colour and Iron, 1990-2010" Athinais Culture Multiplace, Athens.

2008 "Dragons, Stars and a Castle" Modern Greek Art Museum, Rhodes.

2007 "Free standing sculptures" Zapio Megaron, Athens.

2005 “Dragon-collector“ Adam Gallery, Athens.

2005 “Violet-crowned Sculptures“. Cultural and Sport Centre, Municipality of Palio Phaliro.

2003 “Hail, City – Sculptures to scale“. Adam Gallery, Athens.

2002 “Hail, praise to the Athlete“. 'Melina' Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Athens.

2000 “Iron Reliefs“. Kivotos Art Gallery, Athens.

1999 “Voyage with the Ark“. Technopolis-Gazi, Athens.

1998 “Iron Garden“ Skoufa Gallery, Athens.

1997 “Sculpture – Art Objects“. Adam Gallery, Athens.

1996 “They Have Come“ Titanium Gallery, Athens.

1995 La Hune Brenner Gallery, Paris

1993 “The Poetry of the Object“ Titanium Gallery, Athens.

1992 La Hune Brenner Gallery, Paris




2021 "Ancient weapons" . Olympic Truce Path 2021, War Museum Athens.

2020 "Fair Play" Olympic Truce Path 2020, Olympia.

2018 "Microsculpturing". Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece, Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens.

2018 "Maria Callas, an eternal source of inspiration" Eugenides Foundation, Athens.

2015 "Greek painters born in Egypt" Museum of Modern Art Mahmoud Mukhtar, Cairo Egypt.

2013 "Ippokrates' Medicine through the Ages". Goulandri Museum of Natural History, Athens.

2011 "30 years of internationalistic solidarity". 'Melina' Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Athens.

2009 "4 seasons" Hellenic War Museum - Art Expertise, Athens.

2008 “Art – Life for the planet” Goulandri Museum of Natural History – Gaia center, Athens.

2007 "Contacts" Adam Gallery, Athens.

2007 "Love day" Cartier, Athens.

2006 "Neighbourhoods of Athens" Adam Gallery, Athens.

2005 “The Game“, “The sea's ... works“. Adam Gallery, Athens.

2004 "The world of olive" Theofilos Museum, Mytilini.

2003 “Microsculptures” Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece, Athens.

2002 “Progress“ Athenais – Hydrotechno, Athens.

2000 “Bleu Outremer“ Kastela Art Gallery, Piraeus.

2000 “Nature“ Kivotos Art Gallery, Athens.

1999 “Flowers to welcome 2000“. Ekphrasi Gallery, Athens.

1999 “Art Quake“ Benaki Museum, Athens.

1997 “Slamp Art“ “Melina“ Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Athens.

1997 “Levi's Art“ Pierides Gallery, Athens.

1997 “Painting to poetry by Odysseas Elytis“ Odysseas Elytis Art Galleries, Athens.

1995 Sculpture construction “Bridal chambers“ Mayia Tsokli Gallery, Athens.




2014.05 Exhibition during a formal visit of 22 EU ministers at APIVITA factory, Markopoulo Attika.

1998.04 “Athenian Being“: Large banner – Installation at Syntagma Square, Athens,

1997.05 Art Installation and decoration of the Book Festival at Pedio Areos, Athens.

1997.04 Art Installation at Syntagma Square, Athens, with symbols and banners.

1996.12 Art Installation in Akadimias St., Athens.




2008 "Dragons, Stars and a Castle" Museum of Modern Greek Art, Municipality of Rhodes.

2002 "Hail, praise to the athlete" Cultural Organization of the Municipality of Athens.

1999 "Nikos Yorgos Papoutsides" Album of works photographs created in the period 1990 - 1997 Nereus editions, Athens.

1994 "The magic Exercise Book and its Pictures" Poetry with cover design and illustrations by Yannis Tsarouchis, Patakis editions, Athens.

1991 "The Caryatides look" Nikos Yorgos Papoutsidis' documenting Yannis Tsarouchis' last scenographic work Adam editions, Athens.

1989 "The Poem - Object" Letters, words, poems. Voukariane Art Editions, Athens.

1987 "Inarticullating a opope" Visual poetry in 24 unbound single sheets Ikaros editions, Athens.

1984 "The wingbearer" Poetry with cover design and illustrations by Yannis Tsarouchis, Ikaros editions, Athens.