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Antonitsis’ artwork is known for its provocative undertone and its critically glamorous quality. He criticizes social conventions of decorum and political hypocrisy, while focusing on the aesthetical statement of the work itself. His artworks were widely exhibited in 18 solo and 45 group shows both in Greece and abroad. His artwork is included in various collections: National Museum for Contemporary Art, Athens - Macedonian Museum for Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki - DESTE Foundation, Athens - Fondazione per la Fotografia, Turin - Benedikt Taschen Collection - Cologne. His work has been published in a monography, “Showhungry” (Koan Publications), and in a camp photo-novella, “Agathon or Panic in Weimar” (futura).

In 1999, Antonitsis founded an art platform, the Hydra School Projects, at the abandoned school of Hydra, his favorite place on earth. Every summer he curates a thematic group exhibition with international artists.

Antonitsis has a Master of Science, ETH Zurich/Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York.  Specialized in high speed microscopic photography. Awarded for his short film, “Past Glories, Present Despondencies”, in collaboration with the Robert De Niro film studio.

He is represented by Ileana Tounta Contemporary  Art Center, Athens, Greece.