Bill Balaskas was born in 1983 in Thessaloniki, Greece, where he studied economics before moving to the UK in order to study art. His background has influenced significantly his artistic practice, especially ever since the outbreak of the global financial crisis of 2008 that seriously affected his home country. Since 2005, he is a London-based artist, writer and academic working across different media and platforms.
His works have been widely exhibited internationally, in more than 110 solo and group exhibitions. He has received nominations for numerous awards, including the 2013 AUDI Art Award for the most innovative young artist.
In 2012, he represented the UK in the London Cultural Olympiad and in Maribor, the European Capital of Culture, with his video Parthenon Rising.
This period he presents his work in a solo exhibition in Athens at Kalfayan Galleries titled ‘Remains of a Summer Bliss’. The exhibition is curated by Boston-based curator, artist and academic Lanfranco Aceti.