Athanasios Alexo was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. After high school, he worked as assistant photographer in Thessaloniki for two years. In 2009 he enrolled in the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan to study painting and sculpture. During his study years he worked as a photographer in Milan.
Some of the companies he has collaborated with are: Studio Pro Design, Repubblica XL, Rizzoli, Sony, Clan Celentano, DJ MAG Italia, Round Magazine, Marni. Among others, he photographed for the album covers of Andriano Celentano, RON, Red Canzian and Tricarico. Also, in 2012 he starts to photographed personal objects for the biographies of Eros Ramazzotti, Pino Daniele, Renzo Arbore, Walter Bonatti, Tiziano Terzani, Carlotta Ferlito and Marco Simoncelli. In 2014 start also to be the Art-Director of Taratsa International Film Festival, in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Apart from photography, he has also worked with video art, installation, performance and sculpture. He has participated in several exhibitions, such as Triennale of Italian National Photography, Biennale of Soncino, Biennale of Dubay, Biennale of Triggiano at Bari, Studio Zero, Melzo Film Festival Bologna, INMEDITERRANEUM (Cordoba, Montevideo, Madrid, Atene, Palermo).
Athanasios Aléxo likes to experiment with various techniques. Significant importance for his research is the interactive existence of humans, time space and sound. He is interested in the power of simplicity, tries to create feelings and reveal hidden secrets.