Phoenix Athens Gallery and Residency aims to demonstrate how art and design can transform societies and individuals through exciting and tangible new perspectives.


We offer artists, academics and creatives with a welcoming space in central Athens to develop and exhibit their artwork and to network with others. Now in its fifth year, the project features two large and well-lit gallery for artists to exhibit and develop the scope of their practice. The gallery hosts solo and group exhibitions by both local and international artists and maintains regular activities through open calls and proposals by artists wishing to share their work with a wider audience in Athens.


    The Villa Exarchia Residency is situated in the working-class neighbourhood of Exarchia. The residency provides a well-rounded and inclusive experience, with individual live-work studios, a dedicated production facility, and possibilities for networking with local creatives. The residency program evenly balances craft, theory and social engagement through close collaborations with the community. Candidatures are reviewed on an ongoing basis with no deadlines assigned.

News & Updates


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William Barnhart AKA "the artmaker" is a career painter from Mesa, Arizona who has dedicated his whole life to making art. For his two-month residency in Greece he will be examining the Greek cultural landscape in order to strengthen his knowledge of the classics through painting and printmaking.

William is developing a residency project of his own in Arizona and will be surveying the creative ecology of Athens to include in order to further creative ambassadorship in the United States.

William shares his vision, craft, and business skills through a workshop at Phoenix Athens in September. 

For a teaser of William's work, please visit:

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We are delighted to welcome illustrator Lucas Leon Rojas from Villa Alemana, Chile.
Lucas will be exploring themes of disorder, healing and community (among others) during his residency at the Villa Exarchia.

Lucas has found curiously ingenious ways to sustain his practice by marketing his artwork through NFTs and will provide a presentation to help you get on board with way of monetizing your practice in September.

For a preview of Lucas work you can visit his webiste here:

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Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Kelly’s illustrations act as vignettes of life, time and space.

After two creative residencies in Red Hook (2018) and another in Tokyo (2019), Eva will capture and report this time her own story of the vibrant city of Athens.

​Stay tuned for an exhibition and workshops with Eva Kelly in September with the Kabuki performer Christina Paizanis who trained under the venerable Hanayagi Yoshimoto in Japan over the course of 7 years!

​To see more work by Eva, click here​.

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Ana Georgatou gave a very successful workshop for promising young students at Phoenix Athens Gallery in June.

Phoenix Athens does its part to encourage lifelong learning.

If you, or somebody you know would like to use our spaces to conduct a workshop or event please get in touch with us at:


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GREEN ATHENS is both a company and a research initiative under the umbrella of Phoenix Athens that provides garden design consultation and a line of custom-made upcycled furniture, and guided field trips to Lycabettus and Strefi Hills.

For more information about GREEN ATHENS, visit the website here.


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