The painter Yiannis Adamakis was born in 1959 in Piraeus, Greece. He combined studies in Econimcs and Art. He has done more than 30 individual exhibitions and many more group exhibitions in Greece, Belgium, France, Germany, Cyprus, Poland, Russia and Turkey. Amongst them are the famous international Art fairs : "Art Athina" in Athens, "Art Jonction" in Nice, France, "Lineart" in Ghent, Belgium and "Art Paris" in Paris, France. He has also taken part in two international workshops : one in Cherepovets, Russia and the other in Kusadasi, Turkey . From 1989 to 1999 he was an Art teacher at the Schools (adult classes) of the municipality of Keratsini . At the same time he was a Cultural Committee member and consultant to the City in Art subjects. Many of his articles have been published in art related magazines, newspapers and art catalogs. He is a member of the Chamber of Fine Arts, where he was elected twice as member of the Judgment and Classification Committee and Rank. He currently lives in Athens, where he is in collaboration with the Zoumboulakis gallery.