Born in 1990, in Serres, Greece, Paris Giachoustidis' creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1990s and the Young British Artists. Using references to art history, as well as productive disturbances in the form of targeted artistic interventions, Paris Giachoustidis’ Urlaub in Deutschland succeeds in unsettling viewers, forcing them to reflect on what they have seen. He thus creates highly topical, socially relevant works that sharpen our perception and potentially impact our everyday life, provoking a more critical attitude when dealing with images and pictures in general.
Paris holds a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Arts from both the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and the Weißensee Kunsthochschule in Berlin, Germany. He has exhibited extensivly in Germany and Greece including exhibitions at KWADRAT, Berlin; KINDL-institute for contemporary art, Berlin; Art center Bethanien, Berlin; Max Liebermann Haus, Berlin and Russi Klenner Gallery, Berlin, amongst others. He was awarded the NEUSTART KULTUR, bildende Künstler*innen Stipendium in 2020 and the Art Prize Haus am Kleistpark in 2017. His works may be found in private collections including the Christos & Polly Kolliali Collection, the Miettinen Collection and A Private Collection - Tyrown Vincent, amongst others.