Art Athina 2022

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Art Athina 2022
With a record number of participants, an enriched program and the physical presence of art galleries from Greece and abroad, artists and visitors, Art Athina returns with momentum. The largest annual art event in Greece, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, will take place from Friday, September 16, to Monday, September 19, 2022, Under The Patronage Of H.E. The President Of The Hellenic Republic Ms. Katerina Sakellaropoulou at the Zappeion Mansion.

This year's exhibition, organized by the Hellenic Art Galleries Association, will be attended by 80 art galleries from Greece and abroad. The rich artistic program, directed by Stamatia Dimitrakopoulou, includes 15 sections covering a very wide range of fields and interests of the contemporary art scene.

The program is always composed of the Main sections, which also reflect the main exhibition program of Art Athina. Highlights, with new galleries from abroad, at the invitation of the Artistic Director of Art Athina 2022, Stamatia Dimitrakopoulou.- Feature, with galleries from abroad selected by an invited independent curator - for 2022 this is the independent curator Kate Caruso from the UK, who lives in Los Angeles.- Projects, with independent art spaces. - Design, with Greek and international participation. - Talks, including discussions with invited artists, museum directors and renowned curators. - Film & New Media Space, with a tribute to the pioneers of Greek video art of the 80s and 90s and presentation of archival footage of past Art Athina events in collaboration with the ERT Archive.- Art Athina X Daata, with various digital artworks in collaboration with the British online platform Daata. Kid's Educational Program, developed by the non-profit international social organization for contemporary art and culture KROMA, for children from six years old, teenagers and their accompanying persons.

Art Athina All Year Round, which deals with actions and collaborations throughout the year, includes: The Art Athina Artist Residency Program, in which international artists represented by galleries participating in the Feature and Highlights sections of Art Athina stay in Athens for 30 days and create artworks that are exhibited at the Zappeion - this year's event is held in collaboration with the Brown Hotels chain - The Art Athina Educational Program, which takes place for the fifth time and involves students from Athens and Thessaloniki, under the responsibility of curator Daphne Politis and with the support of the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation and the Make or Break Initiative - Art Athina podcasts, which are available on Spotify.

Art Athina, an institution that closely follows developments in the field of visual arts, this year, in addition to the basic themes that make up its program, has included new categories that broaden the spectrum of its interests, but also take into account the changes that technology is bringing to the field of visual arts.

In this context, Art Athina presents for the first time an exhibition of works that are exclusively NFT that have never been shown at any other event, while the Art Athina Pavilions section combines the world of contemporary art with that of architecture. In addition, this year, in collaboration with MOMus-Museum Alex Mylona, the Art Athina Prize will be awarded to a new artist.

This year's Art Athina is the first to take place in its established form after the pandemic, but it has not broken ties with the art-interested public in the past two years, despite the difficult conditions imposed by Covid-19. In 2020 it took place digitally through an Internet platform, and in 2021 a hybrid solution was adopted, combining the digital exhibition with the presentation of "compressed" (QR codes) artworks in a physical space in the lobby of the King George Hotel in Syntagma Square.


  • When: 16 Sep 2022 - 19 Sep 2022
  • Where: Zappeion Mansion
  • Title: Art Athina 2022
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