Founded in 2018, Phoenix Athens Gallery and Residency continues to demonstrate how art can transform societies and individuals with exciting and tangible new perspectives. With its residency program, production facility and two gallery spaces in central Athens, Phoenix Athens has hosted and exhibited over 100 creative practitioners from Greece and abroad.
The Villa Exarchia Residency provides artists, academics and creatives from all walks of life with lodging, facilities and an exhibition. This is a unique residency that focuses upon craft, theory and social engagement with exciting possibilities for networking with other creative practitioners in Greece.
Other activities include public workshops, performances and events by visiting artists. Candidatures for our residency program, and letters of interest for creative collaboration are reviewed on a rolling basis. For information about hiring an exhibition space, please refer to our dedicated Gallery Page or send us an email.
JORDAN CANTWELL・MARY CONROY・ VICTOR DAN ・ LYDIA DENNO・CHRISTOPHER GAYNOR・CHRIS HAWTIN・ JUSTAPAPERMAN・PETER NIKOLTSOS・MIA OLDHAM・JAVIER PEREZ ARANDA ・PAUL SAROGLOU・NOAH SPIVAK・ ZACK TILLEY ・AUGUSTUS VEINOGLOU
This first edition in a series of seasonal exhibitions, features sculptures and paintings by Greek and international artists who have transformed and framed reality with nuanced and otherworldly approaches. While the dichotomies between the “other,” the inconspicuous, and consciousness itself, is suggested in Plato’s parable of the cave, the observations and works of these artists are particularly noteworthy in a day and age when the lines between overt individualism and meta-unconsciousness are often blurred.
Phoenix Athens, Gallery 1, Asklipiou 87
September 8th - October 6th
Opening hours : 12-6 pm, Monday to Friday
Saturdays by appointment
Open Studio Pop-Up for Constantinos Giannoussis
September 13th-18, 4-8 pm
Phoenix Athens Gallery 2, Asklipiou 89
Giannoussis’ interdisciplinary practice focuses on cultural movement and hybridity through the mnemonic property of spaces and objects. During this residency, the Greek-Canadian artist explored how objects and spaces uphold collective memories while immersing himself in diasporic migrant neighborhoods of Athens in order to understand the “familiarity” that characterises Greek communities worldwide. Giannousis' practice explores queerness and the hybrid identity of a diasporic Greek with deep cultural ties to both Canada (Quebec) and Greece.
Giannoussis’ website: https://www.constantinosgiannoussis.com/
CURRENTLY IN RESIDENCE
NOAH SPIVAK (Canada/Australia)
Noah Spivak’s process-led artwork explores metaphysics through the lens of cultures, their lifespan and evolution, and the creation of “living surfaces” that age alongside their environments. Spivak will be examining the cultural relationships to be found between his Ukranian ethnic roots & the culture of Greece while experimenting with alchemical reactions occurring in his surrounding environment.
Exhibition Opens: September 21st 7PM to 11PM
Duration: Thurs. Sept. 21st through Sat. Sept. 30th
at Phoenix Athens Gallery 2, Asklipiou 89
FELIX ATKINSON (Australia/Thailand)
Melbourne-based artist Felix Atkinson will be reflecting upon the physical and cultural landscape of Athens through a series of portraits while exploring the relationships between qualities of the monumental and humanity itself. In his practice, Atkinson creates paintings that convey a sense of intimacy and candor while portraying relationships that attribute importance to the human form and identity.
To learn more about Atkinson's practice, please visit his website :
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COMING IN OCTOBER...
CURATED BY: Ying Yi Ho
In a momentous first, an alliance of Hong Kong's foremost creatives will be hosted by Phoenix Athens Gallery and Residency. This is a rare opportunity to witness a multi-sensory group exhibition which harmoniously merges visual arts, video installations, choreography, and music within the storied tapestry of Athens.
Ken Chung ・Max Lee・Carlos Leung ・ Chronicle Lee ・ Tim Tong
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