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Curriculum Vitae

Aglaia Perraki- Xenaki was born in Chania Crete in 1966. From the time she was a child, in search for ways to express hershelf, she became interested in painting, jewellery naking and dance. For many years she studied Byzantine Art and the “ Fayum “ Portaits, which became a point f reference for her artistic creations. In 1988 she studied at the Fine Arts school of the Polytechnic University of Crete. In 2011 she started to write her stories, who was the inspiration to create her series of paintings “ intuitive attachments “. In 2015 she illustrated the fairytale, “ How I learned to smile “ by Aristides Tsaldaris. Art is an indispensible part of her life. She lives in Chania, where she works as a painter, while teaching Byzantine Art and drawing. Her works can be found in Museums, private collections and in churches in Greece and abroad.


Personal Exhibitions


2016- Art prints- Three life circles. Sailing club, Chania.

2015- “ How I learned to smile”, presentation of the illustrations of the fairytale. Benaki Museum, Athens.

2014- Three Arts Narrate a tale. Cam, Chania.

2004- Images gallery. Zygos, Athens.

Group Exhibitions



2016- Group Exhibition of Greek Artist. St Nicolas Bay Hotel, Gallery “ Argonaftis” st Nicolas.

2014- Unquiet Portraits search foe readers. Museum of Fine Arts, Heraklion.

2013- Greek Alexandrine Poet. Cultural Center, Chania.

2012- Life begins with two. Arsenali, chania.

2011- Images with a gender. Dourakis Winehouse, Chania.

2010- International Art exhibition: The ancient olive grove in Crete through time. International center, Crete.

2010- 52 Contemporary Chania Artists. Municipal Art Gallery, Chania.

2008- Viannos Gallery.

2007- In East and West. Gallery seventh view, Chania.

2006- The first art works. St Marco, Heraklion.

2006- Portraits of Chania collectors. Municipal Art Gallery, Chania.

2005- The first art works. Viannos Gallery.

2003- The art of images 2003, with the support of the Archbishop Christopoulos and the Melina Mercury Foundation, Athens.

2003- First International Art Festival, in Neoria and OMMA Gallery, Chania.

2003- International Exhibitions Towards home. Contemporary Art Center, Rethymnon.

2002- Second Panorama of Greek Orthodox Art- The art of Icons 2002, with the support of Archbishop Christodoulos and Gallery Pieridis Athens.

2002- Greek Artists, Chania.

2000- Cretan Iconographers and Byzantium.

1999- Painting Exhibition. Neoria, Chania.

1996- Cretan Exhibition of Iconography. Desmos Gallery, Heraklion.

1995- Exhibitions and Art Events. Municipality of Chania.