Bill Balaskas

Bill Balaskas (b. Thessaloniki, Greece, 1983) is a London-based artist working across different media. Balaskas is a research student in the MPhil/PhD programme in Critical Writing in Art & Design at the Royal College of Art, London and holds an MA (2010) in Communication Art & Design from the same college. In 2008 he earned a BA (Hons) in Video Arts Production from the University for the Creative Arts, Maidstone (UK), and in 2004 a BSc in Economics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece). His work has been widely exhibited internationally. Recent and forthcoming solo exhibitions include presentations at KASA Gallery (Sabanci University), Istanbul; New Positions (Art Cologne), Cologne (both 2013); Kalfayan Galleries, Athens (2012); Institut Français de Thessalonique (3rd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art), Thessaloniki (2011); Jewish Museum, London; and Sketch Gallery, London (both 2010). Balaskas recently represented the UK in the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and in Maribor, Slovenia, European Capital of Culture 2012. Also, he is an awarded writer and an editor for the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (The MIT Press). In April 2012, the Global Board of Contemporary Art pronounced him as one of the four most important emerging artists around the world (ALICE Awards 2012) and he is currently a nominee for the 2013 AUDI Art Award of Art Cologne for the most innovative young artist. Bill Balaskas is represented by Kalfayan Galleries (Athens – Thessaloniki).