Nia Hefe Filiogianni (b. 1990 in Athens, Greece) lives between Athens (GR) and London (UK). She is a visual artist, artist coach and founder of Cream Athens, a non-profit agency supporting emerging artists from all over the world. Graduated with a distinction from DEREE, The American College of Greece with a BA (Hons) in Visual Arts & Art History in 2014, and from Central Saint Martins (UAL) with a Masters in Communication Design with a scholarship, Nia is a professional artist with numerous collaborations and awards. 

Nia’s practice lies between mixed media painting and collage, using primarily recycled textiles, gouache and wood. Her pieces are heavily based on semiotics, with her themes being love, politics and her hometown Athens, inspired by Greek myths and Ancient Greek culture. Even though her colour palette is limited to pastels which bring a calmness to the eye, the meaning behind her work is more dark and opposes the first feeling the spectator takes from the work. The meticulously sewn threads outline the way she perceives her relationship with the world and herself. Her work presents the beauty and the ugliness, the certainty and the doubt; the investigation of an emotional turmoil expressed in a very symbolic language; through simple  shapes, signs, colours and textures. All intertwined between the minimalistic figurative compositions and the abstract chromatic inserts that force us to go beyond the real figure of the visible.

Her work has been widely exhibited primarily in London (UK), Los Angeles (US) and Athens (GR) at the Lethaby Gallery, The Art Foundation, The British museum and the Royal Academy of Arts amongst others. She has been featured in Vogue GR, Bricks Magazine, CNN GR and more.


2021 'I Love you and I hate you' Solo exhibition, TAF, Athens, Greece
2021 The Fabric of My Life, Greece
2020 Ornithes, Epidaurus, Athens, Greece
2020 Ornithes, National Theatre of Northern Greece (NTN), Thessaloniki, Greece
2019 Open Mouth Film Festival, London, UK
2019 CREAM: Whipped, Goodge Street, London, UK
2018 STUDIO SHOW, Greatorex unit, London, UK
2018 THE NEOPROTOFEMINIST, CREAM Athens & Creative Debuts, London, UK
2018 EMPOWERMENT, Creative Debuts, London, UK
2018 LIMBO, Crypt Gallery, London, UK
2017 MACD, Lethaby Gallery, London, UK
2017 British Museum Lates ,The British Museum, London, UK
2016 Touch Me Baby, Bones & Pearl Studios, London, UK 
2016 LACDA, Los Angeles, California, USA
2016 UAL, High Holborn, London , UK
2016 RA Lates, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
2016 BAME by Agrupa, Elephant Hotel gallery, London, UK
2016 KITSCH, Styx, London, UK
2015  Refraction, Art63, Athens, Greece
2015 I heart Caprice , M-Art Gallery, Volos, Greece
2014  I heart Caprice , M-Art Gallery, kolonaki, Greece 
2013 Artaz Surprise V, Gh K44, Greece
2013 Annual Talents, Arts Center gallery, Deree, Greece
2013  Plissken Festival, Athens, Greece


2020  Ορνιθο/Θεομαχία, ΚΘΒΕ
2020  YEOJA MAG Interview
2020  SHE'S GOT WONDER interview
2019  ARTVIEWS Interview
2019  UAL Interview
2019  VOGUE GREECE Interview
2019  CNN Interview
2018  DESIGN COLLECTOR Exhibition review
2018  ART RABBIT Limbo Exhibition review
2017  NOWNESS Luxury x Sustainability
2016  POM for Superhero Magazine

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