Apostolos Yayannos was born on 25 May 1945 in Tripolis of Arcadia, Greece. He moved to Athens in 1960. He studied graphic arts at the Athens Technological Organization - ATO with professors Tassos Alevizos, Ilias Dekoulakos and Dimitris Mytaras. In 1968 he founded and run the Studio of Applied Arts Morfi. In 1974 he gave up applied arts and dedicated himself to painting. He has illustrated books of Greek authors. He has published literary texts in several magazines, was involved with folklore writing and the shadow theatre - Figures, Hermes Publications (1975); Stage Scenery, Hermes Publications (1976). In 2003 his novel Good Bye Forever was published by Cactus Publications.
Apostolos Yayannos has presented the following personal exhibitions: Morfi Apllied Arts Workshop, Athens (1974); Galerie O, Athens (1978); Zygos Gallery, Athens (1979, 1981, 1984); Ergastiri Gallery, Larissa (1982); Yakinthos Gallery, Athens (1983); Antenor Gallery, Athens (1986); Art Junction International, Nice, France (1988); Titanium Art Gallery, Athens ( 1988, 1993, 1997, 1999, 2007); Ekfrasi Gallery, Athens (1989); Naflpion Art Gallery, Nafplion (1989); K Gallery, London (1991, 2001); Sadler's Wells Theatre, London (1991); Lineart, Gent, Belgium (1991, 1992, 1993); Painting, Drawing and Engraving, Titanium Art Gallery, Athens (1992); Galerie Ars Speciosa, Knokke-Zoute, Belgium (1992); Galerie A.S., Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium (1992); Galerie V. Hich, Bolland, Belgium (1993); Galerie A l'Ombre du Château, Bolland, Belgium (1994); Galerie Vizavi, Faubourg Saint Gilles, Liège, Belgium (1994); Zakynthos Art Gallery, Zakynthos Island (1995, 1998); Arte+Sur, Granada, Spain (1996, 1999), Arte Contemporanea - ArCo, Madrid, Spain (1996); Kouros Gallery, Tripoli, Greece (1998); Oasis Center, Epidaurus, Greece (1998); Arte+Sur, Malaga, Spain (1998); Art Ibiza, Ibiza, Spain (1998); Peri Technon Gallery, Patras, Greece (1999); Biennale Internazionale dell'Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy (1999); Galería V. Ruiz Mansilla, Granada, Spain (1999); Desmos Gallery, Crete (2000); Opus 39 Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus (2000); Opus 39 Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus (2000); Galería Lecrín, Almuñecar, Spain (2001); Itiner Arte, Córdoba, Spain (2001); Art Athina, Athens (2001); Art Space Gallery, Athens (2002); K Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus (2002). He has also participated in several thematic group exhibitions in the following countries: Australia; Belgium; Bulgaria; Canada; Cyprus; England; France; Germany; Greece; Italy; Spain; Switzerland; The Netherlands; Iceland; and USA. Works by Apostolos Yayannos are kept at the following institutions: Aegean Museum; The American College of Greece; Frissiras Museum; Hellenic Ministry of Culture; Investment Bank for Industrial Development - ETEVA; National Bank of Greece; National Gallery - Alexandros Soutzos Museum; and Vorres Museum.
Apostolos Yayannos currently lives and works in Athens.
BOURBOULIS, M. / CAROUZOS, N. / GEORGIOU, T. / IOANNOU, G. / STEFANIDIS, M. / YAYANNOS, A. Apostolos Yayannos 1974-1999 1999 Athens
BOURBOULIS, M. / CAROUZOS, N. / GEORGIOU, T. / IOANNOU, G. / STEFANIDIS, M. / YAYANNOS, A. Apostolos Yayannos 1974-2002 2002 Fotolio, Athens