Virginia Karanika

born in Thessaloniki, Greece, lives and works between Belgium and Greece.


Graduated in Art History and Archeology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Diploma of Higher Artistic Education in Painting (Honours 1992) from the Academy of Fine Arts of Watermael-Boitsfort, Brussels, professor Christos Vouyouklis.

From 2009 until 2014 workshops with the painter Zhu Tianmeg.

Prizes / Selections

1986 Young Artists Award, Cultural Center of Jette, Brussels
1997 Winner of Art Award of Watermael- Boitsfort, Brussels
1999 Art Prize of Woluwe St Pierre, Brussels
2001 Art Prize of Woluwe St Pierre, Brussels



1994 Paratiritis gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece
1998 Art -Type gallery, Brussels
2000 Belgium- China Cultural Centrum, Brussels
2005 Debras-Bical gallery, launch of her book « lettre funambule », Collection Pétits Plaisirs


1992 La Vénerie, Cultural Center of Watermael- Boitsfort, Brussels
1997 Entos ton Technon gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece
2003 Info-Point Europa, Greek Presidency of the European Union, Antwerp
2003 Scharebeek,my discovery, Scarabaeus Space, Brussels
2004 Notos Resto gallery, brussels
2006 Mediterranean Spring,Scarabaeus Space, Brussels
2010 17 artists show in the Usine, Uccle, Brussels
2011 Parcours d’ Artistes, Uccle, Brussels
2012 Espace M50,Building 3, Atelier 206, Shanghai, China
2013 Parcours d’ Artistes, Uccle, Brussels
2014 Theorema gallery, Huit regards sur Patmos, Brussels
2016 ULB Urgences Grèce, salle Allende, Brussels
2017 Carte de Visite, Brussels
2018 Carte de Visite, Brussels
2018 Albert Dumont gallery, Brussels
2019 Carte de Visite , Brussels

Selected in the Dictionary of Greek Artists( 16th-20th century), Melissa edition, 2000

Works in private collections in Belgium, Brazil, Greece and Italy.