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Yiannis KranidiotisYiannis Kranidiotis (Athens, Greece), is an artist whose work explores the relationship between science and art, using mainly light, motion and sound to create spaces and experiences where all coexist and interact. He often engages the visitor using interaction, while other times he uses data to drive the motion, the light, and the sound of his works. He is interested in exploring physical phenomena like natural repeatability or wave movement as well as creating sonification methods for scientific data from sources like exoplanets, gravitational waves, or the solar wind. The climate crisis and the increasing pollution of the planet with plastic are issues that also affect his practice. He has collaborated with choreographers and theatre directors in interdisciplinary projects, designing digital artworks, VR environments, and light installations. He has a BS in Physics from the University of Patras and an M.Sc. in Optics and Lasers from Essex University.

His work has been presented in many festivals and exhibitions like BOZAR (Brussels), Maintenant (Rennes, France), SPECTRA (Aberdeen, UK), Made in NY Media Center (New York), FILE (Sao Paulo, Brazil), B-Seite Festival (Germany), Rome Media Festival, ISEA (2019 S. Korea, 2016 Hong Kong, 2015 Vancouver), MADATAC (Madrid), Lumen Prize Global Tour,  Athens Digital Arts Festival, Onassis Cultural Center (Athens), LUNDA Gallery (St. Petersburg, Russia). Many websites and magazines have published articles about his work including “Google Cultural Institute“, “The Creators Project“, “”, “Gizmodo“,  “Open Culture“, “Hyperallergic“, “Bigthink” and “Konstvärlden”.

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  • ADAF Award 2020
  • MADATAC 2017 Special Jury Award
  • Kinetica Museum London Special Price
  • Alpine Fellowship Visual Arts Prize Finalist, 2019
  • Lumen Prize Finalist, 2016


  • S+T+ARTS Hungry EcoCities – Studio Other Spaces – September 2023- June 2024 (EU)
  • The Tipping Point project – SciArt Project at European Commission’s JRC Ispra – April 2023 (Italy)
  • Anthos project – SciArt Project at European Commission’s JRC Ispra – March 2023 (Italy)
  • Resonances IV – SciArt Summer School at European Commission’s JRC Ispra – 2022 (Italy)
  • ArtScienceLab – “Sound Spatialization” at IPEM, Gent University – 2018  (Belgium)
  • BOZAR Lab – “Power of Image” Project for BOZAR – 2018 (Belgium)
  • ENLIGHT Project – MIRIAD at the Manchester School of Art – 2016-17 (UK)
  • Soundscapes Landscapes II – MEDEA Electronic / Onassis Cultural Center – 2017 (GR)


  • Yiannis Kranidiotis – “Black Hole: Using Black Hole Theory and General Relativity to Create a Data-Driven Light and Sound Sculpture”. Leonardo 2022; 55 (5): 451–455. doi:


  • “SYMPOSIO”, S+T+ARTS HEC Knowledge Event, Turin, Italy (November 2023).
  • “The Tipping Point: A Data-driven Kinetic Light Installation”, European Commission’s JRC Ispra, Italy (May 2023).
  • “Anthos: An immersive art installation designed by artists and scientists”, European Commission’s JRC Ispra, Italy (April 2023).
  • “Anthos: An immersive art installation designed by artists and scientists”, S+T+Arts: Smart Agri-Cultures for Sustainable Futures, Impact Hub Athens (November 2022).
  • “Mediated Spaces in Art, Science, and Technology”, S+T+ARTS Academy (June 2020).
  • “The Art of Data”, Catalyst Conference, Aberdeen Music Hall (February 2020).
  • “Black Hole: Creating a sculpture with light, sound and scientific data” Eugenides Foundation, The New Digital Planetarium for Athens Digital Arts Festival. (November 2019).
  • “Cultural Heritage and Contemporary Art” at Megaron for Athens Digital Arts Festival. (May 2018)
  • “Science & Art” at EESAB School of Fine Arts. (October 2017)
  • Artist talk at Athens Digital Arts Festival about the relation of art and science in my work. (May 2017)
  • Presentation of my works to Rome University of Fine Arts students at Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma (April 2017)
  • Talk about my interactive installation «9 months_Rebirth» and ENLIGHT Project at SPECTRA Catalyst Conference 2017, Aberdeen UK. (Feb 2017)
  • “Interactive works” at School of Art of Manchester Metropolitan University (Nov 2016)
  • Presentation of my interactive installation “Color Tubes” to students of primary schools in distant and inaccessible · areas of the country as part of the program “Άγονη Γραμμή, Γόνιμη” (Nov 2015)
  • “Colour Tubes” International Computer Music Association and Sound & Music Computing Conference 2014, Onassis Cultural Center (Sept 2014)

Festivals & Exhibitions:

NaturArchy, Koolmijnenkaai, Belgium (May 24, 2024)
Finding the Invisible Universe, Gwacheon-dong, South Korea (April 19, 2024)
20th Athens Digital Arts Festival, Athens, Greece (May 16, 2024)
S+T+ARTS HUNGRY ECOCITIES, Rotterdam, Netherlands (May 16, 2024)
TRYST, Torrance, United States (October 27, 2023)
Patchlab 2023 - SPACE/S, Kraków, Poland (October 19, 2023)
Cosmic Elements, Beijing, China (July 21, 2023)
Fotonica, Rome, Italy (November 11, 2022)
Patchlab 2022, Kraków, Poland (October 06, 2022)
18th Athens Digital Arts Festival 2022, Athens, Greece (May 25, 2022)
From Where I Stand, Larissa, Greece (December 10, 2021)
The Tides of the Century: Thesis- Antithesis-Synthesis. In the Belt of Change, Danzhou, China (February 08, 2021)
17th Athens Digital Arts Festival 2021, Athens, Greece (October 13, 2021)
Μύλος Παραστατικών Τεχνών 2021, Larissa, Greece (September 17, 2021)
Volos Festival 2021, Volos, Greece (September 11, 2021)
Plisskën Festival, Athens, Greece (September 11, 2021)
Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”, Spata, Greece (January 31, 2020)
16th Athens Digital Arts Festival, Athens, Greece (October 08, 2020)
Primarolia 2020, Egio, Greece (September 12, 2020)
SPECTRA 2020, Aberdeen, United Kingdom (February 13, 2020)
Vanishing Point, Athens, Greece (February 01, 2020)
ΞΟΥΘ Festival, Athens, Greece (December 18, 2019)
A Digital Realm for New Audiovisual Art, Venice, Italy (December 18, 2019)
Sztuka do rzeczy, Krakow, Poland (November 29, 2019)
Extending Reality, Palaeo Phalero, Greece (November 14, 2019)
Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”, Spata, Greece (May 27, 2019)
Sonar 2019, Athens, Greece (October 11, 2019)
Little Islands Festival, Sikinos, Greece (August 23, 2019)
International Symposium on Electronic Arts 2019, Gwangsan-dong, South Korea (June 22, 2019)
Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”, Spata, Greece (December 07, 2018)
Athens Digital Arts Festival Tribute, Athens, Greece (May 10, 2019)
BOZAR - Theodoor van Loon, Brussels, Belgium (December 12, 2018)
Fotonica, Rome, Italy (December 07, 2018)
WOW.08 / USA, Torrance, United States (July 21, 2018)
On the Edge, Randaberg, Norway (June 17, 2018)
We Fly. Athens, Athens, Greece (June 06, 2018)
Athens Digital Arts Festival 2018, Athens , Greece (May 24, 2018)
CHEAPART Cyprus 2018, Limassol, Cyprus (May 11, 2018)
Medea Electronique - Extended Reality Tour, Athens, Greece (February 01, 2018)
SPECTRA 2018, Aberdeen, United Kingdom (February 08, 2018)
ICT Experiential Park at SNFCC, Kallithea , Greece (February 09, 2018)
FLight Firenze 2017, Florence, Italy (December 08, 2017)
Oddstream 2017, Arnhem, Netherlands (October 27, 2017)
The Muses Project @ Chania Museum of Contemporary Art, Chania, Greece (July 08, 2017)
WOW.08 / Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela (October 21, 2017)
3rd TAF - Thessaloniki Animation Film Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece (October 19, 2017)
ENLIGHTEN Bury Festival of Light and Sound, Bury, United Kingdom (October 20, 2017)
Maintenant 2017, Reenes, France (October 10, 2017)
4th HMO International HerMa Conference, Elefsina, Greece (September 22, 2017)
FILE 2017, Sao Paulo, Brazil (July 01, 2017)
#PostFuture Journey, Athens International Airport, Spata, Greece (March 08, 2017)
Athens Digital Arts Festival 2017, Athina , Greece (May 18, 2017)
Rome Media Art Festival 2017, Rome, Italy (April 27, 2017)
Riders on the Mall (ROM), Budapest, Hungary (March 30, 2017)
The Muses Project, Athens, Greece (February 08, 2017)
SPECTRA 2017, Aberdeen, United Kingdom (February 09, 2017)
MADATAC 08 – Festival of New Media Arts, Madrid, Spain (January 12, 2017)
Caerphilly Castle, Lumen Prize Global Tour, Caerphilly , United Kingdom (November 23, 2016)
The Winns Gallery, London, London, United Kingdom (November 16, 2016)
MozFest 2016, London , United Kingdom (October 28, 2016)
2016-17 Lumen Prize Winners' Gala, London, London, United Kingdom (September 29, 2016)
AnimaSyros 9.0, Ermoupoli, Greece (September 21, 2016)
GENERATE!° LAB, Tübingen, Germany (May 28, 2016)
backup_festival, Weimar, Germany (May 18, 2016)
22nd International Symposium on Electronic Art ISEA2016, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong (May 16, 2016)
Creative Tech Week, Brooklyn, United States (April 30, 2016)
Bnl Media Art Festival, Rome, Italy (April 13, 2016)
«Δικό μου» a piece of space, Athens, Greece (March 16, 2016)
B-Seite Festival, Mannheim , Germany (March 12, 2016)
Energy for Life, Athens, Greece (December 07, 2015)
“Invisible Cities” exhibition, Athens, Greece (October 23, 2015)
SIMULTAN 2015 “TALKING TO STRANGERS”, Timisoara, Romania (October 07, 2015)
AnimaSyros 8.0, Ermoupoli, Greece (September 24, 2015)
Eufònic Festival, Amposta , Spain (August 28, 2015)
Lumen Prize 2015 Online Gallery, , (September 01, 2015)
21st International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), Vancouver, Canada (August 14, 2015)
10th Athens ANIMFEST, Athens, Greece (August 14, 2015)
Athens Digital Arts Festival 2015, Athens, Greece (May 21, 2015)
Art & Science, Athens Science Festival 2015, Athens, Greece (March 17, 2015)
CYBERFEST, New York, United States (January 08, 2015)
MADATAC 06 – Festival of New Media Arts, Madrid, Spain (December 10, 2014)
(h)ear XL II – Multimedia sound art exhibition, Heerlen, Netherlands (September 26, 2014)
Universe in Your Pocket, St Petersburg, Russia (October 20, 2014)
Life Science Film Festival 2014, Prague, Czech Republic (October 13, 2014)
International Computer Music Association and Sound & Music Computing 2014 Conference, Athens, Greece (September 14, 2014)


Ο Γιάννης Κρανιδιώτης είναι ένας καλλιτέχνης το έργο του οποίου διερευνά την σχέση μεταξύ επιστήμης και τέχνης, χρησιμοποιώντας κυρίως το φως, την κίνηση και τον ήχο, δημιουργώντας χώρους και εμπειρίες όπου και τα δύο συνυπάρχουν και αλληλεπιδρούν. Συχνά χρησιμοποιεί δεδομένα για να οδηγήσει την κίνηση, το φως και τον ήχο των έργων του, ενώ άλλες φορές προσελκύει τον θεατή χρησιμοποιώντας την αλληλεπίδραση. Ενδιαφέρεται για την εξερεύνηση φυσικών φαινομένων όπως η φυσική επαναληψιμότητα και η αρμονική ταλάντωση, καθώς και η δημιουργία μεθόδων ηχοποίησης επιστημονικών δεδομένων από πηγές όπως εξωπλανήτες, βαρυτικά κύματα ή ο ηλιακός άνεμος. Η κλιματική κρίση και η αυξανόμενη ρύπανση του πλανήτη με πλαστικό είναι θέματα που επηρεάζουν και την πρακτική του. Έχει συνεργαστεί με χορογράφους και σκηνοθέτες θεάτρου σε διεπιστημονικά έργα, σχεδιάζοντας ψηφιακά έργα τέχνης, περιβάλλοντα VR και εγκαταστάσεις φωτός. Σπούδασε Φυσική στο Πανεπιστήμιο της Πάτρας και Οπτική (M.Sc.) στο Essex University. Ζει και εργάζεται στην Αθήνα.