Stelios Faitakis was born in 1976 in Athens, where he lives and works. He graduated from the Athens School of Fine Arts (2003) under professor Rena Papaspyrou in the School’s 3rd painting studio. He has attended Iconography classes, as an optional module, under the mentorship of Mr. Sozos Giannoudis.
Faitakis’s works have been displayed in various solo and group exhibitions in Greece and abroad, including: the 1st Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art "RIBOCA" (2018), "Antidoron", exhibition at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST), as a part of Documenta 14, Kassel (2017), "Right to the Future", Museum of 20th and 21st Century, St. Petersburg Art (MISP) (2017), "TEMPLON", Museum of Byzantine Culture Thessaloniki (2017), "Shared Sacred Sites", Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art (MOMus), Thessaloniki (2017), Lasco Project # 6, an assignment of a permanent mural on the building of Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2016), "Shit and Die", Palazzo Cavour, Turin (2014), 1st Kiev Biennial (2012), frontal mural at the Danish Pavilion in the 54th Venice Biennial (2011), "Art in the Street", Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCa), Los Angeles (2011) and "Destroy Athens", 1st Athens Biennial (2007). The most recent solo exhibition of Stelios Faitakis took place in 2018 at the Rabouan Moussion Gallery in Paris entitled "Scientific Doctrine".
In addition to painting, he regularly practices martial arts, taking part in Osteopathy seminars, Qigong and other elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine.