Start: March 26, 2021
10:29 am
End: April 18, 2021
11:59 am

Event Venue

I. Drossopoulou 47, Athina 112 57, Greece

“Walking backwards”
Two funded exhibition opportunities at SNEHTA – June & October 2021
The calls aim is to bring artists attention to past ideas and juxtapose those with our present condition.

“Walking Backwards” was inspired by the Greek figure of the soothsayer Tiresias, appearing in Dante’s Divine Comedy. Soothsayers are fortune tellers, or people who claim to be able to predict the future. In Canto XX, Dante and Vergil encounter these souls, forced to walk with their heads for ever facing backwards.
The calls aim is to bring artists attention to past ideas and juxtapose those with our present condition.
In order to apply, artists have to complete the appropriate application, send their CV and Portfolio (10 pages max.), while paying a fee of 10 EUR and sending a proof of payment via email.

Who are we looking for

We are looking for emerging contemporary practitioners that will demonstrate a genuine interest in the social context of Athens and who can engage with it critically by challenging social norms and taboos. We are looking for creative practitioners who demonstrate elements of experimentation through their artistic practice.
Applying artists should demonstrate an interest in the local community of Kypseli and maintain a gregarious approach to potential connections with local artists and organisations.The call is non medium specific.

What the call offers to selected artists

• 500 euro artist fee/reward
• Access to our small studio space Mariya (next to our main exhibition space at
I.Drosopoulou 47)
• Induction on our terms on how to use the space and a variety of tools
• Tour of Kypseli and a presentation of the organisations 9 year history in the city
• Access to the Snehta library during the opening hours
• Snehta will offer consultation during exhibition isntalls.
• The work produced by each artist will be promoted on our website and on our
social media platforms (facebook/ Instagram) and through our newsletter.
• Shenta will provide printing costs and welcoming drinks for the opening day,
photographing the event and invigilation of the show during Snehta opening
hours (Artist’s will have to take care of their own invigilation times for opening
days outside Snehta’s schedule)
• Snehta can support artists with letters of recommendation for further
• Snehta reserves the right to select the artist chosen for the upcoming exhibition
in the 2021 Snehta Kypselian Salon.

Fees & Tickets
admin fee (10 EUR)
10.00 €


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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.