Haris Kakarouhas was born in Athens, Greece. He studied Cartography at the University of Thessaloniki, and Color Theory and Visual Perception at the University of Glasgow (M.Sc). He also holds a Ph.D in Photography from the University of Derby (title of thesis: ‘Prosopography’ - Mapping the self). He studied several different forms of art therapy in the Voicing Institute in Switzerland, Puna Multiversity in India, as well as other practices of contemporary physical psychotherapy (Freedom Institute - Amsterdam, Netherlands).
His photographic work has been published in several magazines in Greece and abroad. In 1997, Photohoros Publications published his photographic book with the title ‘On the timelines’ and in 2003 Apeiron Publications published his book entitled ‘Suspended Time: A Cuban portrait’. The same book was also published by Dewi Lewis Publishing UK, Peliti Associati Italy, Edition Braus Germany, Actes Sud France, and Lunwerg Editiones Spain. "Suspended Time" won the ‘Milos’ Prize in 2004, for the Art-book of the Year in Greece. Haris Kakarouhas won the European Publishers Award for photography in 2003, and the Schweppes Photographic Portrait Prize also in 2003 as a runner up. In 2013, he served as the artistic director of the Eco-Art Festival in Athens, Greece, organized by the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change and the National Museum of Contemporary Art. Part of his work belongs to museums and private collections. He currently teaches photographic workshops under the thematic title "Awakening the Gaze".
Main collective exhibitions.
TranshFORMATION Exhibition, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, 2013
Prix Pictet, Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki, 2010
Photographic Center, Skopelos, 2006
National Portrait Gallery, London, 2003
La Casa Elizalde, Barcelona, 2000
Fototeca de Cuba, La Havana, 1998
House of Cyprus, Athens, 1998
Spilibergo, Venice, 1997
Cultural Center, Athens, 1992,1994,1996
Main individual exhibitions.
IPC Gallery, Sarajevo, 2009 Official Greek participation (Greek Ministry of Culture) to the International festival of Sarajevo.
Galleria Mesta, Bratislava, 2007
Benaki Museum, Athens, 2006
Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki, 2003
Peloponisos Railway Station, Athens, 1997
Photohoros Gallery, Athens, 1994, 2000