Poka-Yio lives is an artist and curator. He is a tenured Associate Professor for Painting and Expanded Media and the head of 12th Studio (LAB12) at the Athens School of Fine Arts. He is the Executive Consultant for Visual Culture at Onassis Foundation. 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.