George Stamatakis was born in Heraklion, Crete, in 1979 and graduated from the Painting department of Athens School of Fine Arts in 2019. During his art studies he participated in the international exchange program at Tokyo University of the Arts, in Shinji Ohmaki’s sculpture lab with a scholarship by Jasso Organization.
Stamatakis held his first solo exhibition at the “Simeio” theatre in 2015. Since then, he has taken part in the 8th and 9th Biennale of the Fine Art Schools in Greece, at the State Museum of Contemporary Art and Nikos Kessanlis Exhibition Hall, he was a member of the Elective Affinities educational program of “Documenta 14”, where he also took part as a young artist. He has participated in various group exhibitions, such as : “ART Virus” Gallery Giant’s Garden (South Korea), “Aura” at the Yeni Tzami museum (Greece), Words that transform, vibrate and glow – Charles Smith Gallery (UK), Coffins of Black, Coffins of Luck – Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center (Athens), “Dialogues : Between tangible and intangible” (France), Curved Arrows – Kunstraum Am Schauplatz (Austria), Nobody´s Place/Nowhere´s Map – GEIDAI (Japan), The Storytelling – TUYAP (Turkey), “Integral II” – Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center (Greece), “Rebetika” at the Tsitsanis Museum (Greece) and many more.
Αt the end of 2018 he held a solo show at Geidai sculpture Gallery and on February 2019 he presented his next solo exhibition in Gallery K (GINZA), Japan.
Stamatakis also has a degree of Economics (Marketing) from the University of West Attica and a degree in Journalism and Media. Since 2016 he has represented the ASFA at AUEB’s (Athens University of Business & Economics) “Art and Education” educational program as a researcher.
In 2020, Stamatakis’ project “The color of phenomenon” was awarded by the Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation of History and Culture, in order to be presented at the Tokyo Tokyo Festival (TTF), that will run alongside the Olympic Games in Japan.