Yannis Karpouzis is a Greek based artist working with Photography, Film and Video. He has studied to the Technical university of Athens (Diploma), Copenhagen’s DTU (Erasmus), Architecture school of Athens (Master of Science) and the Fine Art School of Athens (Master of Arts). Parallel Crisis and other works have been presented in major Greek and international institutions (New museum of New York – Benaki Museum, Rencontres d’Arles, Contemporary art museum of Thessaloniki, Noorderlicht Photo Festival, PHotoEspana, Magnum agency, MedPhoto festival, Photo-Beijing). He has been awarded the Descubrimientos prize in PHotoEspana 2015 and the Portfolio Review Prize in Athens Photo Festival 2016. After completing 3 short films, he now directs an essay film about the poet Nikos Karouzos (production: ERT, Greek Film Center, Empty Square and Faliro House Productions). Yannis is an author and researcher of structural and post-structural methodology on aesthetic theories of cinema, photography and art history.

2018 The Empty Square of Chris Marker

Master Thesis in Architecture School of Athens

Curatorial work – “Stories of the Darkroom”

Korydallos cultural center

“The Observatory” (installation – Yannis Karpouzis, Yorgos Prinos, Pavlos Fysakis, Yorgos Karailias)

Athens Photo Festival

Finalist – “Parallel Crisis” dummy book

AArhus Dummy Award

Production and Shootings

“Poems on the tape recorder” documentary

2017 Selected Finalist – Parallel Crisis

Magnum Foundation Awards 2017

Curatorial work – exhibition: “Picture Is a Surface”

Korydallos cultural center

Parallel Crisis (exhibition)

Athens Photo Festival

“Grossraum 21C” (installation – Yannis Karpouzis, Yorgos Prinos, Pavlos Fysakis, Yorgos Karailias)

Anti-Documenta 14 action in Athens

Parallel Crisis (collective exhibition: Which Europe)

PH Museum

2016 Video Projections: What if There was a Museum Without Walls

Elefsina 9 transitions: the imaginairy museum

Imperium Obscura series (participation in exhibition)

Young Greek Photographers, Athens Photo Festival

Exhibition Participant: Alien Territory

MedPhoto Festival, Creta

Participant, Parallel Crisis, The Equilibrists exhibition

Deste Foundation, New Museum – New York, Benaki Museum

Parallel Crisis series (solo exhibition)

Madrid PHotoEspana 2016

Parallel Crisis, winning project

Athens Photo Festival 2016, Portfolio Reviews

Finalist, Dummy Book Award (Parallel Crisis)

Les Rencontres d’Arles

“Parallel Crisis” part of collective exhibition

Photo Beijin

Photography Assignments

Financial Times, Le Monde

2015 Scholarship Recipient – Professional Workshop

London Magnum Agency

Parallel Crisis (Shortlisted)

Taylor Wessing Prize, National portrait gallery (London)

Descubrimientos Prize – Parallel Crisis project

Photoespagna 2015

2014 First-Place admittee in Master program

Architecture School of Athens

2013 Full Scholarship Recipient in Film Studies Workshop


2012 Master Degree in Digital Forms of Art

Fine Art School of Athens

2011 Against Αll Οdds Project – Participant

Benaki Museum

Monument for Jean Tinguely (3D animation video)

Animacall – Thessaloniki Center of Contemporary Art

Exhibition Participant

NOORDERLICHT Photo Festival (Netherlands)

2009 Technical University (5-year Diploma)

National Technical University of Athens

2007 Met with the “Walter Andersen Archive”

Residence in Copenhagen- National Technical University of Copenhagen