Irini Bachlitzanaki studied History of Art at UCL and Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts and most recently the Royal Academy Schools in London. To date, she has had three solo shows and has participated in group exhibitions in Athens, London and elsewhere, in galleries, museums and independent art spaces. In addition to her practice she has curated a number of exhibitions and is interested in occasionally pursuing curatorial work in line with her artistic research.



2017-2021  Postgraduate Programme, Royal Academy Schools, Royal Academy of Arts, London.

2006-2010  BA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts, London.

2005-2006  Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art & Design, Central Saint Martins, London.

2002-2005  BA History of Art, UCL, London.


Solo Exhibitions 

2021 The Combination Show. Wolfson College Cambridge. Royal Academy Schools Graduate Prize 2021

2018  just us on a different day, Elika Gallery, Athens.

2015  Emergent Qualities, Elika Gallery, Athens.


Selected Group Exhibitions & Projects


Baggage Claim, Staffordshire St, London. Curated by Georgia Stephenson and Rosalind Wilson.

Discoveries IV, Fiumano Clase, London

RHIZOME, Ione & Mann, London.


Doomed Companions, Unsubstantial Shades, The Hellenic Residence, London. Organised by NEON, Greece and curated by Akis Kokkinos.

Pott/Pott, Panourgias Estate, Amfissa and The Modern Pottery Museum, Athens. Organised by The Symptom Projects and curated by Apostolis Artinos.

Tradition & Folklore, Batagianni Gallery, Athens. Curated by Christina Petrinou.

Rebetiko, The Municipal Gallery of Athens. Curated by Christoforos Marinos.


Our Home, this Mortal Coil, Ione & Mann, Cromwell Place, London.

Royal Academy Schools Degree show, London.

All I Need is the Air that I Breathe, Artseen Contemporary Art, Nicosia. Curated by Maria Stathi.


Yesterday, Today and Forever, Artseen Contemporary Art, Nicosia. Curated by Maria Stathi.

Piccadilly Lights, London. Solo presentation curated by Circa Art.

Prickly Pears in the Sun, Patio Project, London. Curated by Georgia Stephenson.


Playing Ground, Athens Transmission, Athens. Curated by Christina Petkopoulou.

Two-person exhibition: Irini Bachlitzanaki & Harminder Judge, Intrinsic Value Investors (IVI), London.

Cream:Whipped!, Coningsby gallery, London. Curated by Nia Hefe Filioginni and Cream, Athens.

Creekside Open 2019, A.P.T. Gallery, Deptford, London. Selected by Brian Griffiths.

Premiums: Interim Projects 2019. Royal Academy of Arts, London.

Τα Δημώδη / Aggeliki Xatzimichali Museum of Folk Culture and Tradition, Athens.Curated by Apostolis Artinos.


Τα Δημώδη, Panourgias Estate, Amfissa, Greece. Curated by Apostolis Artinos.

Serpent and Shadow, Royal Academy of Arts, London. Curated by Martin Westwood.

Unguided Tour: Irini Bachlitzanaki, Vasilis Zografos, Maria Ikonomopoulou. Martinos Art Gallery, Athens.

Honeymoon, Royal Academy Schools, London.


Art-Athina 2017, Elika Gallery, Athens.

Domestic Matter, Praxitelous 31, Athens. Curated by Katerina Papazissi.

Sci-Fi Athens, Snehta Residency, Athens. Curated by Augustus Veinoglou.

Paste in Place, Supersimétrica, Madrid. Curated by 3 137.


Tramontane, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre, Athens. Curated by Alexios Papazacharias.

Fournos, Githio, Lakonia. Curated by Maria Tzanakou and Vasiliki Sifostratoudaki. 

Art-Athina 2016, Elika Gallery, Athens.


Curious Artefacts, The Artwall, Athens. Curated by Becky Campbell.

Unknown Artist, Stegi Texnon, Molyvos, Lesvos. Curated by Christina Sgouromyti.

European Night of Museums 2015 annual exhibition, Τhe National Bank of Greece Historical Archive, Athens.

Work, Elika Gallery, Athens. Curated by Irini Bachlitzanaki.


Minimum Structure, Romantzo, Bios, Athens. Curated by Apostolis Artinos.

Microgeographies, as part of the WorldWideStorefront (WWSf), Athens. Curated by Hariklia Hari.

Art-Athina 2014, Elika Gallery, Athens.

Dayz of Glory, Open Show Studio, Athens.

Desk Issues, curated by 3 137, Dynamo Project Space, Thessaloniki.

Boundaries, Snehta and Artscape, Athens. Curated by Becky Campbell.


Microgeographies, Chapter III: Toi et tes Épaves, Athens. Curated by Hariklia Hari.

Thrills and Chills, CAN Gallery, Athens. Curated by Christina Androulidaki and Daily Lazy.

Desk Issues, Sluice Art Fair, London. Curated by 3 137.

Loxodrome, Remap 4, Athens.

Message in a Bottle, Mithimna Municipal Gallery, Lesvos. Curated by Vasilis Zografos.

Paradise Lost: Art Athina Contemporaries, Art Athina 2013, Athens. Curated by Artemis Potamianou.

Pindaros/Third Floor – a project by irini Bachlitzanaki & Augustus Veinoglou, back to athens festival 2013, Athens.

Déjà vécu, Anamesa, Athens. Curated by Evita Tsokanta.

Boiling Point, CAMP, Athens. Curated by George and Dimitris Georgakopoulos.


Scholarships | Grants | Awards

2022                     Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Artist Fellowship by ARTWORKS.

2022                     DYCP Grant, Arts Council, England.

2021                     Wolfson College Cambridge, Royal Academy Schools Graduate Prize.

2021                      A. Dunoyer de Segonzac Prize awarded by the Royal Academy Schools.

2017- 2020           NEON Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies Abroad.

2019                     The Maccabeans Prize (for work presented at Premiums: Interim Projects 2019)

2012                     First place award and stipend, TAF The Art Foundation annual curatorial open call, Athens.

2009                     Erasmus Scholarship, Estonian Academy of Fine Arts, Tallinn.


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