Nia Hefe Filiogianni (b. 1990 in Athens, Greece) lives between Athens (GR) and London (UK). She is a visual artist, creative director, 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 and gouache. Her pieces are heavily based on semiotics, with her themes being politics and love, 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 darker and opposes the first feeling the spectator takes from the work. 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. 

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 by Artex, Athens, Greece
2020 Ornithes, Epidaurus, Athens, Greece
2020 Ornithes, National Theatre of Northern Greece (NTN), Thessaloniki, Greece
2019 Open Mouth Film Festival, London, UK
2019 Whipped, Cream Athens, Coningsby Gallery, 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


2021   Open Space Contemporary
2020  Ορνιθο/Θεομαχία, ΚΘΒΕ
2019   University of the Arts London (UAL)
2019   Vogue GR


2021  Not Applicable, curated by Nia Hefe Filiogianni, organised by Cream Athens
2020  RELAX, curated by Nia Hefe Filiogianni, organised by Cream Athens
2019  Whipped, curated by Nia Hefe Filiogianni, organised by Cream Athens, Coningsby Gallery, Goodge Street, London UK
2018 THE NEOPROTOFEMINIST, curated by Nia Hefe Filiogianni, organised by Cream Athens and Creative Debuts, Old street, London, 
2017 MACD, Lethaby Gallery, London, UK
2016 MOVE ON, curated by Nia Hefe Filiogianni, organised by Cream Athens, Metaksourgio, Athens GR
2015 Annual Talents, Arts Center gallery, Deree, Athens GR

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