|About||Phoenix Athens is an art gallery and residency space in Athens. It provides international researchers and candidates with time, space, facilities & the opportunity to showcase their work in Athens, Greece.|
In December of 2017, I will be launching a laboratory for social change and creative development called "Phoenix Athens." The program will offer five sessions per year of funded and partially funded, month-long residencies and exhibitions in Athens, Greece. These sessions will be open to both local and international students, practitioners and researchers in art and design. There will also be five self-directed research residency sessions lasting up to two months each. In addition to this, a gallery/performance space will serve as a public platform while providing an exhibition space to showcase the work produced.
True to its name, Phoenix Athens will demonstrate that there is hope to be found after tragedies occur, and that we may learn from failure. It will explore research and development in art and design and the many ways in which artists, thinkers and designers contribute to the growth and well-being of societies and vice versa. The fine arts component of this project is designed to encourage skilling (the development of technique and craft) through discussions and workshops, while the element of design will focus upon developing practical solutions through innovative design and strategies for sustainable businesses. The underlying principle of this project is to encourage the sustainable growth of businesses and ideas in Greece by providing such a model while showcasing cutting-edge creativity and design in Athens.
I have recently obtained the lease for a two-storey space on Asklipiou Street in Neapoli. This comprehensive facility will offer guests with a clean and ordered space, time, and state of the art facilities for research and development, as well as professional mentorship. The initial phase of this project will be a small-scale pilot project; however, Phoenix Athens is destined for a great future. It is aimed at providing a model for partnerships, multicultural exchanges and strategies of socio-economic development through art and design. Most notab