Athens Biennale Anti Eyes
Eyes 2 Me by Rachel Maclean. Photograph: courtesy of the Athens Biennale


Where: Various locations around Athens
When: On now – 9 Dec 2018
Why Go: See art take an oppositional stance

The Athens Biennale, one of the largest contemporary art presentations held every two years in Athens, returns for its sixth instalment with the theme “ANTI” – the oppositional stance found across many arenas today, from politics to web culture, videogames to Netflix.

Both Greek and foreign artists will present works that inhabit significant spaces around the centre of Athens to offer a distinct, idiosyncratic snapshot of our social, political and cultural times.

Athens Biennale Anti Cargo

Cargo by Panos Sklavenitis. Photograph: courtesy of the Athens Biennale

The biennale will transfer visitors to the area of Syntagma Square and in particular, Stadiou St, where vacant, unoccupied buildings, that were once urban landmarks of Athens, are now inextricably linked with the city’s more recent history.

You can find a full programme of information here on the Athens Biennale for 2018.

Curated by Stefanie Hessler, Kostis Stafylakis and Poka-Yio.


The Athens Biennale is organised by the Athens Biennale Non-Profit Organization and functions within an international network of large-scale periodic contemporary art events. It emerged from the intense cultural activity that makes Athens one of the most interesting places for contemporary art and aims to be an agent of constant change and innovation.


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