Nikos Arvanitis (b. 1979 – Athens, Greece) studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, at the Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, GR (Erasmus scholarship) and at the MFA course “Public Art and new artistic Strategies” at the Bauhaus University of Weimar, DE with scholarships from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and the A. S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation.
He won the first prize on the “ZeitGenosse Schiller” competition for public art, Weimar, DE, 2005, was nominated for the „5th DESTE Prize“ of the DESTE Foundation, Athens, GR, 2007, and he won the 2nd Prize of the Spyropoulos Foundation Award, Athens, GR, 2009.
He co-founded the artist-duo Barking Dogs United with Naomi Tereza Salmon in 2005.
His work has been exhibited, between others, at the 2nd Les Ateliers de Rennes – Biennial d’Art Contemporain, Rennes, (FR), 2nd Athens Biennial (GR), Halle 14 (DE), Locust Projects, Miami (USA), Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art, Kairo (EG), Deste Foundation Centre For Contemporary Art, Athen (GR), Institute of Contemporary Greek Art, Athen (GR), BWA Wroclaw Galeria Awangarda, Wroclaw (PL), Bâtiment d’Art Contemporain Le Commun, Geneva (CH) and at the Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade (RS). Solo exhibitions at a.antonopoulou.art gallery, Athens (GR), artcore, Bari (IT), ACC Galerie, Weimar (DE)