Alexia is a photographer an anthropologist. Her photographic work is at the intersection of art, documentary and visual ethnography, without always neatly fitting into any of these categories. Her photographs explore urban living, and exert a sense of fascination for the large structures, both natural and human-made, that impact the ways we experience life. She is fascinated by big cities and and has an existential curiousness which characterizes most of her work. She also loves photographing nude bodies. 

Her studies were in History of Art (BA, SOAS) and in Anthropology (MA and MRes SOAS, UCL). She was awarded her PhD in Social Anthropology in December 2019 by UCL. 

In 2007-2008 she worked as a teacher in Sierra Leone, after which she traveled extensively throughout West, Central, and East Africa. These experiences have left a strong imprint on her work. 
She has also worked in journalism and as managing editor of the independent magazine Makeshift

Her photographic work has been featured in Vogue Greece, Makeshift, Huck Magazine, Think Africa Press, Addis Rumble, Rear Curtain, and others.


"On Elite Now" Kypseli Agora, Athens, October 2016
“The Nude” Box Gallery, Athens, July 2016
"Black & White, and Color" Hellenic-American Union, Athens, April 2016
"Touch" (Alexia Liakounakou and Dimitris Theodosis), Fokianou 24/7, Athens, March 2016
Santorini Biennale of the Arts, Santorini, August 2012
“Poverty//Hope”, Paintworks Gallery, Bath, February 2012 – group exhibition

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