A first step towards the return to normality…

The Art Athina Exhibition opened on November 1, 2021, with its new web platform Art Athina Virtual (www.aavirtual.gr), and visitors already have the opportunity to browse for free in 59 galleries and project spaces and meet the artists and their work with no time limits, as Art Athina Virtual 2021 is and will be accessible 24/7 until the end of November.

Despite the hardship, return to normality is upon us and the Art Athina Exhibition takes the first step for its full return in 2022. From Friday, November 12 to November 21, Art Athina Pop Up, a group exhibition curated by Stamatia Dimitrakopoulou, the art director of Art Athina, will be hosted on the ground floor of the King George Hotel, in Syntagma Square,

In this exhibition space, all art galleries and independent spaces participating in Art Athina Virtual will present a piece of art accompanied by a QR code. By scanning the codes, visitors can access the gallery’s ‘digital booth’ and get information about the artists and their work.

The Art Athina Pop Up exhibition is part of Art Athina Virtual, which has been placed under the auspices of the President of the Hellenic  Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou.

Art Athina Virtual 2021 will also include parallel actions, performances and talks that have always accompanied its artistic program.


The Art Athina Virtual Performance program, curated by curator and art historian Kostas Stasinopoulos (Assistant Curator, Live Programs, Serpentine) entitled “Expectations and Awakenings”, embraces the extravagant, the anxiety and terror as strategic states that mark our otherwise unconnected present.

Participating artists: Spyros Angelopoulos, The AfroGreeks, Michaela Gleave, Aristidis Lappas, Maro Michalakakou, Eleni Bagaki, Nova Melancholia, Vassilis Noulas, Louiza Dourou, Malvina Panagiotidi, Vassiliki-Maria Plavou, Christodoulos Panagiotou, Vassilis Papageorgiou, Lida Papakonstantinou, Poka-Yio, Vassilis Salpistis, Nana Sachini, Angelos Skourtis, Serapis Maritime, Eliza Soroga, Filippos Tsitsopoulos, FYTA and Friends, Boyd Webb.

New Media Space:

In collaboration with the DESTE Foundation, Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative and the British online platform Daata, the Art Athina Virtual New Media Space program presents video art, NFT and eight new assignments of AR (augmented reality) projects that users can experience using the application created by the Daata platform, scanning the QR codes in various places in the center of Athens.

Artworks presented have been created by Aajiao, Bianca Kennedy & The Swan Collective, Elliot Dodd, Eva Papamargariti, Florian Meisenberg, Hypercomf, Jeremy Couillard, Keiken, Kosmas Nikolaou, Kyriaki Goni, Pat Flynn, Tuomas A. Laitinen, Urs.

Live Talks & Art Athina Podcast

The annual Art Athina series of talks returns to its physical space and will take place “live” in the foyer of the Pallas Theater from Saturday, November 13 to Sunday, November 21. The talks will be also posted on Art Athina Virtual in the form of podcasts and will be available on the Art Athina Virtual platform.

The Live Talks program, curated by Katerina Zacharopoulou, is entitled “Emotional Education” and presents five unexpected narratives with important curators, art historians, artists and writers.


Saturday 13 November 13.00 – Far away things, familiar stories

Discussion: Stamatis Schizakis, Curator – National Museum of Contemporary Art, Phoebe Giannisi, Poet, Architect, Professor at the University of Thessaly, Department of Architecture
Moderated by Katerina Zacharopoulou

Monday 15 November 17.00 – (Re) building the Future

Annual Speech of the Educational Program of the Panhellenic Association of Art Galleries and the Ioannis F. Costopoulos Foundation in the framework of Art Athina
Participants: TBA
Moderated by Daphne Politi, Head of the Art Athina 2020/2021 Educational Program

Thursday 18 November 17.00 – I am coming from the city…

Discussion: Christoforos Marinos, Art Historian, Curator of exhibitions and activities of OPANDA, Nikos Vatopoulos, Author, Journalist
Moderated by Katerina Zacharopoulou

Friday 19 November 17.00 – The origin of the others

Discussion: George Salameh, Visual Artist, Poka Yio, Visual Artist, Director of the Athens Biennale
Moderated by Katerina Zacharopoulou

Saturday 20 November 13.00 – Text and Context

Discussion: Angelos Skourtis, Visual Artist, Christos Chrysopoulos, Writer, Photographer
Moderated by Katerina Zacharopoulou

Sunday, November 21, 13.00 – Stories inhabited

Discussion: Maro Michalakakou, Visual Artist, Eva Manidaki, Set Designer, Architect
Moderated by Katerina Zacharopoulou

The events are organized, as every year, by the Panhellenic Association of Art Galleries and the team of Art Athina with artistic director Stamatia Dimitrakopoulou.

The ‘visual identity’ of Art Athina Virtual has been designed by G Design Studio.
The website is designed by QuadraWeb.
The creation of the platform has been carried out with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports.

The galleries that participate in Art Athina Virtual are:

A.Antonopoulou.Art, Agathi Kartalos, Alibi Gallery,Allouche Benias Gallery,Alma Contemporary Art Gallery, Anna Pappas, Argo Gallery, Art Appel Gallery,Art Prisma,Art Zone 42,Astrolavos Art Galleries,Athens Art Gallery,BERNIER/ELIADES,CAN Christina Androulidaki gallery,CASK Gallery, Cheapart, Citronne Gallery, Crux, Cube Gallery, Dio Horia Art Gallery,DL gallery, Donopoulos International Fine Arts, ekfrasi-yianna yrammatopoulou, Eleftheria Tseliou Gallery,Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Enia Gallery,Epsilon Art Gallery, Evripides Art Gallery Gallery “7”,Gallery, Ersi,Gallery Genesis, Ikastikos Kiklos Sianti, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Kalfayan Galleries, Kappatos Gallery, Lola Nikolaou Art Gallery, Mihalarias Art, Nitra Gallery, Papatzikou art gallery, Peritechnon Karteris, Rebecca Camhi gallery, Rodeo Gallery, Roma Gallery,Skoufa Gallery,Technohoros Art Gallery, The Blender Gallery, The Breeder, Zina Athanassiadou Gallery, Zoumboulakis Galleries.

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