Lucia Rikaki was born on 14 July 1961 in Piraeus, Greece. She studied history of art, graphic design, cinema and photography at Dartington College of Arts in Devon, England (1979-1981). In 1984 she founded "Orama Films" producing art films, TV programmes and theatrical plays. In 1995 she created "104 Art Theater Stage", and "The Comedy Club" the only stand-up comedy venue to date in Greece. In 2000 she created her production company Tricky Trick Films Ltd. She has also founded and directed the following institutions: Rodos International Film & Visual Arts Festival; Kos International Film & Visual Arts Festival; and Balkan Script Fund. She has served as Documentary Programmer of the Dubai International Film Festival; Greek Delegate for Sarajevo Film Festival; General Secretary of the Greek Film Directors-Union; President of The European Producers Network; Member of the Governing Boards of EURO Aim Documentary, Map TV; Cinema Coordinator for the 3rd World Summit on Media for Children; and Member of the Greek Ministry of Culture Advisory Board on Cinema.
Lucia Rikaki's filmography includes the following: Feature Films: A Trip to Australia (1991); Quartet in 4 Movements (1994); Dancing Soul (1999); Comedy Nights (2001); Hold Me (2006); You Hurt My Heart (2007); You, My Mirror (2009); Feature Documentaries: Words of Silence (2002); Tonight at the Comedy Club (2002); The Aegean in the Words of the Poets (2003); The Other (2004); Commons: What We Hold In Common (2006); Does Humor Travel (2006); Meant to Leave (2008); Sing Along (2009); Documentaries: The Journey of Dionysos (1984); The Path (1986); Prellude to Africa (1993); Maria Farantouri - Leo Brouwer: The Film (1989)European House (1990); In the Traces of the Argonauts (1992); Falsified Expectations (2000); Greek illustrators (2001); Bookreading: A Game in Schools (2002); Culture Games (2002); Small Things that Matter(2008); Theater Documentaries: Bacchae (1985); 20th Century Dance (1987); Ancient Drama Contemporary Views (1987); Medea Material (1988); Quartet (1993); SurrealEros (1996); Memory Land (1997); Shorts: 14 Documentaries on Contemporary Arts & Artists (1984-1988)Suzie's Walk (1982); Open a Door for Nicola (1999); Embracing the Tree (2000); Now we Travel (2000); Window of Time (2002); Our Own Pleasures (2007); Ellie Griva: Yes. The Bound Home (2009); Art Theater Stage: Comedy Nights at The Comedy Club in Greece (1995-2004); Ulysses Dialogues (1998); The Blossom of the Sea (1998); Musica II (1997); SurrealEros (1996); and Orgia (1995).
Lucia Rikaki died on 28 December 2011, aged just 50 years, after a long battle with cancer.