Yiannis Melanitis is a conceptual interdisciplinary artist working in the realms of body, performance, digital media and bioart. He study Painting, Sculpture and holds a Masters degree in Digital Arts from Athens School of Fine Arts. He is lecturer professor at the same school and Phd candidate at the School of Architecture in Athens. His art refers to the body in relation to the epistemological (biological) context which defines it. He produced the term bio-performance based on the conception of the "analogical body" (as opposed to digital), in an attempt to re-establish the corporeal status of experience.
1999 Postgraduate Degree at the National School of Fine Art, Athens / in "Digital Forms of Art"
1998 - 1999 Guest student at Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf / Prof. Jannis Kounellis
1996 BA with Honors at the National School of Fine Art, Athens / in sculpture, Prof. G. Lappas
1993 National School of Fine Art, Athens / in painting
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Tzafestas, Elpida and Yiannis Melanitis. »Stelarc: The Obsolete Body (Interview with Yiannis Melanitis, in Greek).« Futura magazine 7 (March 2001).
Melanitis, Yiannis. »Biorobotic environments, interactions and hyperhumans: Interactive robotic performances exploring the potentials of an unknown space towards the potential of a renewed anatomy..« In Biotechnological and Medical Items in Science Fiction, International Science Fiction Conference, edited by GR Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki. Thessaloniki, GR: 2001.
Melanitis, Yiannis. »Ars Electronica-Lifescience.« SEPE magazine 11 (June 2000).