The 1st Athens Biennale launched in 2007 with the exhibition Destroy Athens marking a decade of rich activity for the city of Athens. Since then, we have established a differentiated model for a biennial which sets its position in the local and international art scene. We have become collaborators, producers and advocates of more than 700 Greek and international participants, engaging with an endless list of creative people and organisations.
In 2017 we are taking important further steps towards strengthening our organisation, building the first Athens Biennale Advisory Board and initiating exciting partnerships with international educational organisations.
On the occasion of the 6th Athens Biennale entitled Waiting for the Barbarians we are presenting the curatorial team Heart & Sword Division, a group of artists/theorists/curators, fiercely addressing the current state of oscillation between prejudices and deadlocks. Our programme launched on April 5th 2017, followed by the exhibition in April 2018. Stay tuned during the unfolding of the project and do visit us next year!
Poka-Yio Nayia Yiakoumaki
Founding Director Director of Research and International Networks