Irini Bachlitzanaki studied History of Art at UCL and Fine Art at Central Saint Martins and Chelsea College of Arts in London. To date, she has had two solo shows and has participated in group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. In addition to her practice she is interested in pursuing curatorial work in line with her artistic research. She is currently enrolled in the postgraduate programme of the Royal Academy Schools in London.


2017-2020: 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 & Projects

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

2015    Emergent Qualities, Elika Gallery, Athens.

Selected Group Exhibitions 


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.

Desk Issues, 3 137 project space, Athens. 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.


Kodra Fresh: What We Want, Action Field Kodra 2012, Thessaloniki. Curated by Vasilis Zografos.

Boiling Point, Künstlerhaus, Vienna. Curated by George and Dimitris Georgakopoulos.


Intersection, Freies Museum, Berlin. Curated by Ying Feng.

Takt Kunstprojectraum, Berlin.


Degree Show 2010, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London.


London-Tokyo Project, Tokyo Version, Space Annex Gallery, Tokyo. Curated by Arisa Chinen.

London-Tokyo Project, London Version, Etcetera Gallery, London. Curated by Arisa Chinen.


Twelve Steps Down, The Basement, Old Shoreditch Townhall, London. Curated by Valentina Ferrandes.


Scholarships | Awards

2019    The Maccabeans Prize.

2018    NEON Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies.

2017    NEON Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies.

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

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