Inside the annual art exhibition

Art – in all of its forms – is an inseparable part of our life. Admiring a piece of art is exploring a new world, another person’s perspective and way of thinking. Especially where pieces and artists from all over the world are concentrated, attention must be paid.

Text: Marilena Kalli

Having just completed its 22nd annual presence, Art Athina is undoubtedly one of the greatest and oldest art exhibitions of the country. The idea was conceived in 1993, with only 18 Greek galleries participating, while today 57 galleries and artists from all over the world are exposing their work. The exhibition – besides paintings and art creations – contains further art expressions such as video projections, live performances, mini films honoring important personalities like Yannis Kounellis and Dimitris Mittaras, discussions and art publications.

Considering the number of visitors proceeding every year, the exposition has managed to bring art one step closer to people, something that has always been its purpose. Furthermore, it’s a great opportunity for young artists to provide their work and stand out in this worldwide art meeting.

Here are some highlights of this year’s exposition, while the list of the participating artists can be found at its official site at

Art Forum Gallery Thessaloniki

Apostolos Fanakidis

Art Zone 42 Athens

Artfooly Gallery Romania

Chili Art Gallery Athens

Emmanouel Zacharioudakis


Gallery Art Prisma Piraeus

Gallery Binyil Istanbul

Gregor Staiger Gallery Zurich

Ikastikos Kiklos Sianti

Ikastikos Kiklos Sianti


Melkart Gallery Paris

Melkart Gallery Paris

Melkart Gallery Paris

Nitra Gallery Athens Thessaloniki

Peritechnon Karteris Athens

Rob Bianco Norway

Sade Los Angeles

Skoufa Gallery Athens

Theofilos Katsipanos

The Breeder Athens

V1 Gallery Copenhagen


Live Performance