Maria Filippakopoulou was born in Athens, Greece in 1973. She studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts with Professor T. Patraskidis and A. Christakis and photography with Professor M. Baboussis. Furthermore, she studied Drama at the Drama School of the National Theatre of Greece and she completed postgraduate studies- MA in Theatre Arts/ Performance at Goldsmiths College, University of London. She studied German at the University of Athens. She has shown her work in solo and group shows. Her work can be found in private collections and museums in Greece and abroad. She lives and works in Athens.