Greek-German artist Mirsini Artakianou was born in Lesvos, Greece, in 1987. She completed a bachelor’s degree at the University of Ioannina, Greece’s School of Fine Arts, and a master’s degree from Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule in Halle, Germany. She has participated in many group exhibitions in Greece, Germany and other European countries, and recently had her first solo show. Several publications also bear her signature. Her work involves mainly large-scale installations, ceramics and drawings. She favours the combination of fragile and light materials with heavy structures. The organic forms usually found in her work aim to highlight gender issues. She lives and works in Leipzig.