Poka-Yio lives and works in Athens. He is an Associate Professor at the Athens School of Fine Arts, a visual artist and contemporary art curator. He has worked as strategy consultant for organizations and personal coach for individuals and teams. He is Founding Director of the Athens Biennale and has co-founded Alpha Station for Contemporary Art in Athens. His art practice includes painting, performances, theater and short films. The main theme of his work is the dipole Attraction-Aversion at the age of the Culture of Desire.