Mato Ioannidou was born in Athens in 1960.
She studied French literature and theatrology (Sorbonne 1978-1985)
and painting at the School of Fine Arts in Paris
(workshops of R. Plin and J. Bertholle, 1981-1985).
She lives and works in Athens.
From 1987 to 2001 she worked as art teacher at the “Lycee Franco - hellenique d’ Ag Paraskevi”.
From 1990 to 1996 she worked in the Art Center “APOPSI” teaching
in the painting workshop.
In 1997 she founded the Center of Artistic Workshops LESCHI where she teaches painting and mosaic to adults
She collaborates with T.A.P. (Fund of Archeological Resources - Hellenic Ministry of Culture) in order to produce exact
copies of mosaics for the art shops of the National Museums.
Since 1999 she directs out-door theatrical plays for children based on known and newly written children’s fairy tales.
1985 : Atelier Bertholle at the “Maison Mansart”, Paris
1987 : Panhellenic Art Exhibition, Port of Pireus Bureau
1988 : TRITO MATI, Art Gallery, Athens (solo exhibition)
1989 : ART GALLERY OF NAFPLIO , Nafplio (solo exhibition)
1989 : “Solidarity to Armenia”, Pieridis Gallery, Athens
1990 : “Fine Artists of Kaissariani”, in collaboration with the National Bank of Greece
and the Municipality of Kaissariani, Athens
1990 : ADYTO, Art Gallery, Athens (solo exhibition)
1993 : ANNY BALTA GALLERY, “3 Young Artists”, Salonica
1995 : GALERIE 3, Athens (solo exhibition)
1996 : APOPSI, Athens “The story of a work of art”
2000 : ART GALLERY MINIMA, Mykonos (solo exhibition)
2001 : FONESlive music cafe - Athens, “Drawings – live music”
2001 : ART TOWER, Athens (solo exhibition)
2003 : GALLERY ASTRA, Athens (solo exhibition)
2005 : CULTURAL EVENTS OF ERMOUPOLIS , Syros (solo exhibition)
2006 : ADAM GALLERY, Athens (solo exhibition)
2007 : SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY, London, Participation in group exhibition
intitled : "Contemporary Women Plastic Artists"
2008 : ADAM GALLERY, Athens (solo exhibition)
2012 : ΕRSI' S GALERY, "Places- Landscapes", Athens (solo exhibition)
2014 : ANAPLOUS, "Line itineraries", Athens (solo exhibition)
2014 : TECHNOHOROS OF SITIA, Kornaria festival, Sitia, mosaic group exhibition
2014 : AGATHI-KARTALOS, "Night astonishments", Athens (solo exhibition)
2017 : ΑGATHI, Kartalos, “Genealogy”, Athens (solo exhibition)
2017 : National Archeological Museum, “Routes”, Athens (solo exhibition)
2018 : Depot Gallery, “On soul and body”, Athens (solo exhibition)
2020 : ART APPEL GALLERY, “The secret book”, Athens (solo exhibition)