Curator’s Talk: Galini Notti

23.02.23 @ 17:00


Galini Notti, curator and member of our curatorial selection committee for the 5th SNF Artist Fellowship Program, gave an extensive talk about the exhibition “Nikos Velmos (1890-1930) Drawings” that she recently curated and which is currently on view at Radio Athènes. Prior to her talk, we visited the exhibition space where Helena Papadopoulos guided us through the artworks and also spoke about the artist’s archive and the curatorial approach behind the show.

Galini Notti (b. 1980) is a curator who lives and works in Athens, Greece. In 2020, she curated the show Statues that don’t move, don’t speak, don’t laugh in three public squares in Athens. She has also curated one of the “Top Tens” for the project Shadow Libraries: UbuWeb in Athens at Onassis Cultural Centre, the exhibition Survey in the context of Art-Athina 2017, co-curated the show (Im)material Gestures as part of the project PIIGS_An Alternative Geography of Curating at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, curated the exhibition Overseas at The American College of Greece in Athens and the show Fireworks out of Season – Riviera at the Riviera open-air cinema in the Exarcheia neighborhood of Athens. She has participated in the curatorial team of the 4th Athens Biennale – Agora as well as curated and co-curated exhibitions at independent, artist-run, municipal and commercial spaces. In addition, she often writes about artists and exhibitions. In 2013 she was the recipient of the NEON Curatorial Award. She holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Ioannina, Greece and MAs in Aesthetics from Paris 1 University and in Museology from the Ecole du Louvre, Paris, France. She has worked in museums and galleries in Paris, New York and Athens. For many years she was in charge of the Art Collection of the American College of Greece and is currently assistant curator at NEON.


Curated by Galini Notti
29 January – 12 March 2023

The current exhibition’s work is comprised of many people and places – taverns, graveyards, the house of Rodakis in Aegina, Panormos in Tinos where he went to meet Chalepas, Athens, and Mount Athos. It approaches the drawings of Nikos Velmos as contemporary work. It is presented at Radio Athènes in Plaka, which is very near Nikodimou street, where Asylon Technis used to be.

More info here.