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Guest Curator Marina Fokidis Selects Her Favorite Works On Saatchi Art

We’re thrilled to have Kunsthalle Athena‘s Marina Fokidis guest curating an exclusive collection of art as part of our ongoing Guest Curator series. Discover her selection of works on Saatchi Art below.


(Image: Marina Fokidis)

Marina Fokidis
Curator, Third Tessaloniki Biennial & Artistic Director, Kunsthalle Athena

Marina Fokidis is a curator and writer based in Athens, Greece. She is the founding and artistic director of the newly established Kunsthalle Athena, the first art institution of this kind in Athens, which started as an experimental platform.

From 2000 to 2008 she served as the director of Oxymoron, a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of contemporary visual art in Greece and on an international level. She was the commissioner and curator of the Greek Pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennial (2003), and one of the curators of the 1st Tirana Biennial (2001).

#KunsthalleAthena @ #Keramikou28 13/5/2010 – 2/7/2015 Kunsthalle Athena was founded in this unrestored neoclassical house and took its first steps amid a diverse population consisting of different communities of locals and immigrants, brothels, cultural nomads, Chinese merchants, addicts, artists, and entertainment centres. The building is situated in the precarious area of #Metaxourgeio in #Athens, Greece or, at this very moment Europe at large where love and hopelessness, entertainment and death, dreams and disappointments grow side by side. It has been a good place to grow strong, even if the times were – and are – outrageously difficult. #KunsthalleAthena is moving but … We’ll Meet Again: KunsthalleAthena celebrates the end of a seeding period with a three-day series of lectures, screenings and performances, to say goodbye to the beloved building

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She has curated several exhibitions including Random Rules, a channel of artists selected from Youtube, presented online (ongoing) and screened at Pulse Art Fair, New York (2009), Midsummer Nights Dream, a three-month screening program, part of Remap 2 (parallel program to Athens Biennial, 2009), Her(His)tory, an exhibition of major video works from the last decade, juxtaposed with the historical permanent collections in the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens (2007), and Anathena, an exhibition held at the DESTE Foundation based on the Athenian underground scene (2006).

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