14.03.23 @ 17:00


Xenia Kalpaktsoglou, independent curator and member of our visual arts selection committee, presented her work through a lecture performance she put together for our current cohort of Fellows. Moving between informal historiography and anecdotal storytelling, she demonstrated bits and pieces from past talks, feedback from peers and shared considerable information about her overall professional experience in the art world.

A heartfelt thank you to Xenia for taking the time to prepare such a stimulating lecture and to everyone who attended.

Xenia Kalpaktsoglou (1974) is a curator and a founding member of the Athens-based collective Laboratory for the Urban Commons (Neo Cosmos). Her curatorial practice is rooted in collaboration, the creation of (trans-)local projects and initiatives, and in the reconsideration of the protocols of exchange and production between cultural producers and institutions/organizations. She co-founded the Athens Biennale and co-directed it from 2005–2016; during those years she was primarily active with the curatorial team XYZ. Between 2006-2008 she was the director of the DESTE Foundation. She is currently a PhD candidate at the Artistic Research department at the Zurich University of the Arts / Linz University of the Arts.