Yannis Ziogas was born in Thessaloniki (Greece, 1962). His main visual practices are painting, installation work and walking. He is Dean and Associate Professor at the Department of Fine and Applied Arts, School of Visual Arts, University of Western Macedonia.
He studied Math (BS University of Athens) and received his Master’s in Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts (1991) in New York; He holds a Ph.D. from the University of the Aegean (2013).

Yannis has realised twenty-two solo exhibitions and has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Greece and internationally. He has worked in residencies in New York and taught as a visiting lecturer in many Universities in Greece and abroad.
His work has been reviewed nationally and internationally (New York Times, Artnews, Sculpture, Giornalle dell’ arte).

He is the author of several essays on art theory and of the books 'The Byzantine Malevich', 'Tarkovsky in Chalkis', 'Censorship in Visual Arts', 'The Diary of a 407/80' and 'Forbidden! Censorship of Visual Artworks in Greece 1949-2016'.

Since 2007 he organizes the artistic process 'Visual March to Prespes'.

He has organized International Conferences on Contemporary Aesthetics with an emphasis on Walking Art, the most recent one of it being the Encounters/Conference Art/Walking Bodies/Walking Practices, Prespes 2019, and the e-publication Walking Art/Walking Aesthetics, Interartive, 2018).