Ioannis Yiannis Melanitis

Yiannis Melanitis is a Greek conceptual artist, performance artist, sculptor, installation artist, digital artist, born in Athens in 1967. Melanitis holds degrees in Painting, Sculpture and a master’s degree in Digital Arts from the Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA). He is a PhD Fellow at NTUA, Athens School of Architecture. In May 2010 he was elected as a Lecturer at the Sculpture Department of the Athens School of Fine Arts. His concepts refer to epistemology, science and philosophy, using “heterogeneous artistic media” and artistic practices. Among other artists, he has been referring to Marcel Duchamp, Iannis Xenakis, James Joyce. He was the organiser and one of the main exhibitors of an exhibition at the Andreas Syngros hospital in Athens with subject: Dermatographies, Art meets Medicine. He was selected by the hospital to coordinate the exhibition and showcase his art because of his involvement and experience in exhibiting images of the modern human body, bioart and medical illustrations.