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The Platforms Project – Independent Art Fair (Athens, Greece) is an international artist-run art fair which has been createdsince 2013, and it is an annual international meeting of artist groups-platforms. It is an international exhibition, which aims to map how art collectives work, and create channels of communication and cooperation with other countries. The project help to promote the various artists’ groups, collectives, platforms and independent art spaces of a non-commercial (non-profit) orientation which operate in unconventional ways, managing to establish unexpected debates on art. It is an Art Fair for artist’s platforms-groups that produce works or projects together, artist-run galleries and other artists’ initiatives.
Piraeus str. 256, Exhibition Hall of the Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens
Phoenix Athens is a non-profit art gallery and residency in Athens that provides workshops and opportunities for local and international creatives to develop and showcase their practice in Greece. As a venue for art appreciation and education, Phoenix Athens also explores the innovative ways in which artists, thinkers and designers contribute to the well-being of societies and help to regenerate hope in communities. We provide local and international creatives to come and develop their professional practice within the dynamic community of Neapoli-Exarcheia in Athens through our residency program: Villa Exarcheia. We review residency applications to this program on an ongoing basis, and welcome proposals for collectives and academics to live, work and stay in this wonderful city. As both an artist and the director of Phoenix Athens, I am interested in collaborating with artists, designers and other members of the The Artist-Run Alliance who share a vital interest in transforming and benefitting societies through art and design. For more information about the program, please contact me directly at [email protected] Best, Dimitri Yin
87 Asklipiou 11472, Athens, Greece
Potential Project is an independent artist-run initiative in Athens. It was born out of the need for dialogue among artists and art professionals about contemporary art, exhibition practices, the adventure of the idea, the relationship of the work with the viewer and the personal obsessions that run through and characterize the work of art. For the time being, its exhibition program is a result of a year long process of round table discussions among 28 artists and theorists of different disciplines, all looking to understand what potentiality is and how to grasp it.
Andrea Metaxa 25, Athina 106 81, Greece
Our Festival A cultural meeting of solidarity artists! Our Festival was created by the collectivistic art group “WE”, which grew out of a lively and dynamic community of artists with aim to support other artists to present their artworks, as well as theirs. The group’s vision is to bring together a variety of artists from diverse cultural backgrounds, interact between themselves and greek audience, exchange ideas while discovering a new artistic network. Furthermore, Our Festival cooperates with Liminal organization in order to make all events accessible to everyone, and collaborates with disabled artists in order to promote inclusion, and ensure the equal participation of all in the cultural life of the community. Since 2015, the festival has hosted 592 artists performing in 118 events and has welcomed more than 10,000 attendees. Events have included theatre and dance performances, music concerts, children’s shows, cinema and video art, circus shows and workshops for adults and children. Our Festival is an artist-run organisation and each year grows bigger as it tries to include artwork from voices all over the world and collaborate with artists and institutions both in Greece and abroad. “Two pairs of hands are always […]
The dreamideamachine resideny is the new art space of the international online art magazine www.dreamideamachine.com which in parallel is organizing and promoting contemporary art exhibitions, performances, talks, seminars and publications. dreamideamachine is Media Partner of: LISTE Art Fair (Basel, on Regular basis from 2016), Platforms Project (Athens, on Regular basis from 2020- ), Art Paris (Paris from 2016- ), Yia 2016, Art Cologne 2017 (Cologne), Art Madrid 2020 and JUSTMAD 2020 (Madrid) and more…
Kolonou 55-59, Athina 104 36, Greece
[Athens GR based pop-up curatorial team, former CDS projects] Unfuck Contemporary art Projects applied purism a guerrilla squad assembled & expanding to do just that. for us it’s personal, its [1love], there will be blood. rehumanize into the new collective
Zaimi 30 Athens Greece
Yellow Brick is a non-profit artistic workspace that fosters relations among local and international artists, art collectives, curators, writers, thinkers and makers with the Athenian context as predominately accessed and introduced through the area of Nea Ionia. Initiated by artist Vasiliki Sifostratoudaki in 2016, Yellow Brick has so far hosted 32 artists from 25 countries. Yellow Brick wishes to participate in the cultural production of the city by focusing on the Athenian periphery and more specifically on Yellow Brick’s locale, a culturally diverse neighborhood established by immigrants from the coast of Asia Minor. Yellow Brick understands local identity as an assemblage of cultures, histories, languages, expressions and forms, and welcomes artists and cultural practitioners to activate and sustain a creative dialogue within Nea Ionia and greater Athens through their current interests, social concerns and artistic practices. All participants are called upon to act as hosts and poetic activators of forms and ideas through a three-week research trajectory (at minimum). Yellow Brick facilitates research and practice by providing residency in a studio and exhibition space that also contains a private sleeping area, private bathroom, shared kitchen, and a beautiful terrace. Yellow Brick’s small team develops the necessary conceptual tools, working modes, […]
7 Eptapirgiou, Nea Ionia, 142 31, Attiki, Greece
Space52 founded by the artist Dionisis Christofilogiannis in 2017 and supports Athens based artists and continuously seeks collaborations with art spaces and professionals from abroad. Our community and network grow by facilitating collaborations, exchanges and research-based project. Space52 serves as a hub for local and international creatives, intellectuals and theoreticians. Main focus of all our engagements is the current inquiries of our growing dynamic community. Space52 is the Athens incubator of ideas and experimentations.
Kastorias 52, Athens 104 47, Greece
ERGO Collective is a creative platform founded on the premise of collaboration. We approach collective creativity as mode of encouraging dialogue and triggering stimulating ideas on the critique and collapse of borders between Art’s disciplines. Our team is formed by permanent and guest artists and other curious people from various places and spaces. Our journey began in a nomadic manner with an emphasis on site specific shows. Today ERGO occupies a physical space in Athens making its first steps as an artist-run-space. Our new space allows the collective to be more spontaneous on realizing projects, ideas and activities. To have a home, means to be a host and therefore ERGO is welcoming creatives from around the world to share and propose ideas on exhibitions, performances, workshops, symposia, screenings or any other intriguing event. ERGO Collective (Non-profit Organization) was initiated in September 2017.
Egiidon 31, Kato Petralona, 11853 Athens, Greece
SnehtaArt exhibitions and public events by Snehta residecy alumni compose a large archive of curatorial texts and photographic documentation that is easily accesible
ART RESIDENCY & EDUCATION FOR ARTISTS Snehta is a non-for-profit organisation that promotes and facilitates local and international artists through its residency, exhibitions and educational programmes in Kypseli, Athens. For the residency artists are selected through an open call who then spend two months researching in Athens under the guidance of the residency team and an established Athens based curator. Snehta also organizes a series of exhibitions and talks in response to topics that critically engage with Athens’ unique identity as a historical and social center. Alongside its art residency Snehta offers burgeoning educational programmes offering professional mentoring and technical knowledge to emerging artists who want to excel in their artistic practice. The programme is staffed by established Athens based artists with a strong and living artistic practice. SNEHTA – ATHENS IN REVERSE Snehta stands for the name of the City of Athens written in reverse. This name metaphorically suggests that the artists involved are to rediscover Athens by reading and translating it alternatively, observing and using the City’s local, social and cultural dynamics. Our work ethos is to reinforce participating artists to bring a renewed awareness of Athens through the works produced, exhibitions and events. These should relate to and critically stimulate Hellenic, inter-European […]
Ιωάννη Δροσοπουλου 47
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Mpotsari Tousa 21, Athens 117 41, Greece
Onassis AiR, is an (inter)national artistic research residency program that was established by the Onassis Foundation in September 2019, in Athens, Greece. Founded on the principles of learning and doing with others, Onassis AiR grounds its mission in supporting the artistic process by offering space and time to arts professionals from various backgrounds and disciplines to delve deeper into their practice without any requirement to present a final work. Since we opened our doors in September 2019, we have experimented with various formats of thinking and practising together -from individual research programs to fostering a thematic collective research study– always adapting our programs based on the needs of a growing community of peers. Photos: Pinelopi Gerasimou
Leontiou 5, 11745 Athens
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und. Athens is an artist-run platform for the documentation and development of emerging and underrepresented contemporary culture in Athens, Greece and the wider region of the Eastern Mediterranean. Its main activities fall within the scope of independent publishing, both online and in print, usually in collaboration with designers, artists, writers and curators from the region. As part of its mission, und. Athens also produces critical texts and exhibition reviews, curates exhibitions, organises pop-up events, participates in contemporary art fairs and offers media sponsorships to independent art events. The platform was founded in Athens in 2017 by Cypriot writer and composer Kiriakos Spirou. und-athens.com