Following the previous 3 cycles of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Artist Fellowship Program, ARTWORKS invites young Greek artists and curators to apply for the SNF Artist Fellowship award designed to provide financial support and offer opportunities for career development. To qualify for the award, the candidates should be born between 1980 and 1996 and working in the following disciplines:

  • Visual arts (painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, installations, performance, video art, multimedia, new media)
  • Moving image (directors, screenwriters, producers for fiction, documentary, animation films)
  • Dance (performance and/or choreography)
  • Curating

Each Fellow will receive the award of 8,000€ to work over a period of eight months (September 2021 to May 2022). During the course of the Program, ARTWORKS will invite art professionals for lectures, seminars and workshops, and will also organize studio visits and other skill-sharing events for the participating artists. The Fellows will be expected to engage with the Program and will be required to report twice on the development of their artistic practice.

After they complete the Program, nominated Fellows will have the opportunity to apply for residency programs outside Greece such as the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York, Delfina Foundation in London and SAHA in Istanbul. Their participation in these programs aims to provide them with stimuli and experiences that will help them to further develop their research and expand their network of contacts internationally.





Marina Fokidis is a curator, writer and lecturer based in Athens, Greece. She worked as a member of the core team for documenta 14 (2014-2017). She is currently the 2020/21 program curator for EADJ (Engine of Art Democracy and Justice) at Vanderbilt University, (US) and a research advisor for the educational and research program for Salzburg International Summer Academy for Fine Arts. In 2010, she founded the independent institution Kunsthalle Athena, while in 2012, she founded South as a State of Mind, a biannual arts and culture journal wit the task to create unexpected dialogues between distinct neighbourhoods, cities, regions and approaches. In 2001, she was appointed as one of the curators of the 1st Tirana Biennial. In 2003, she was both the commissionaire and the curator for the Greek Pavilion of the 50th Biennale di Venezia.In 2011, she was the curator of the 3rd Thessaloniki Biennial, together with Paolo Colombo and Mahita El Bacha Urieta. Between 2013 and 2014, she was the exhibition curator for the Schwarz Foundation in Samos and initiated an international curator’s residency at the same foundation. Fokidis has curated various exhibitions, including Wir /We, part of Curated by 2020, Christine König Galerie On Healing, Art Dubai’s performance program, Her/His/story (Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens), The Gesture (Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art and Quarter-Florence), Anathena (co- curated with Marina Gioti, DESTE Foundation Athens), Neither/ Nor (co-curated with Hanna Styrmisdottir, Living Art museum Iceland) among many others. She has juried for international awards, including the Furla Award, the DESTE Prize, the Bes Revelaco/Serralves Museum award, the Videobrasil 2017, the Preis der Nationalgalerie 2017 and the competition for the Holocaust Monument in Athens. She is also part of the editorial board and a regular editor of Flash Art International, magazine and has contributed texts in various other arts and culture magazines, book anthologies and artists’ catalogues.

Photocredit: Evangelia Kranioti



Helena Papadopoulos is a writer and curator and the founding director of Radio Athènes, institute for the advancement of contemporary visual culture. She received her MA in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute, London. Her writing has appeared in several magazines and catalogues, including Flash Art, The New Yorker, Arti, The Art Magazine, Purple Prose. Together with Rebecca Camhi she published the zine BOB, and she was editor of Strippedbare, the two-sided, bi-monthly magazine on art. She founded Galerie Nice and Fit in Berlin, which specialised in emerging artists, and later Helena Papadopoulos in Athens which merged with AMP to form Melas Papadopoulos. She has curated dozens of solo and thematic exhibitions including Spring Collection at the Deste Foundation; Le Retour with Walead Beshty, Liz Deschenes, Nathan Hylden and Markus Amm; Liz Deschenes & Charlotte Posenenske; Always Starts with an Encounter: Wols—Eileen Quinlan at the Museum of Cycladic Art. She is the editor of the eponymous book distributed by MIT Press. She co-organized with Thomas Boutoux and Goethe-Institut the online archive All: Collected Voices,, designed by David Reinfurt with whom she has worked together for the two Radio Athènes sites, and that are projects in themselves.



Antonis Pittas (1973, Athens, Greece) lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He studied at the Athens School of fine Arts; the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam; the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. Pittas has been an artist-in-residence at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; and is currently Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam where he is researching and producing work under the rubric ‘Recycling History (contemporising history/historicising the contemporary)’.
Recent and forthcoming solo exhibitions have been held at Centraal Museum, Utrecht (2021); Van Doesburg House, Paris (2020); Significant Other, Vienna (2019); Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam (2018); Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen (2017); Narrative Projects, London (2016); Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (2015); State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (2015). Antonis has contributed to group exhibitions at Amsterdam Museum, Amsterdam (2021);State Hydrometeorological Institute, Skopje (2020); MOMus-Experimental Center for the Arts, Thessaloniki (2019); Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje (2019); Manifesta 12, Palermo (2018); MACRO Museum Testaccio, Rome (2017); BAK, Utrecht (2017); Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2017); Onomatopee, Eindhoven (2016); Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow (2015); 5th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (2015). Public commissions have been realised for Significant Other, Vienna (2019); Art in Space, Prague (2018); de Appel, Amsterdam (2018); Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp (2017); and the 4th Athens Biennale (2013). Pittas holds a tutor position at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and the Design Academy Eindhoven. Previously Pittas tutored at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and was guest professor at Hildesheim University. He has been a guest lecturer at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam, the University of Bergen Faculty for Art, Music and Design, the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, and the Bard College in Annandale, New York.

Photocredit:Bob Bronshoff




Giorgos Karnavas was born in 1973 in Athens, studied Political Sciences at the University of Athens and Finance at the Hellenic Management Association while taking courses on scriptwriting. In 1998 he joined Stefi Productions and was the General Manager and Head of Events from 2007 to September 2012. He is the founder and producer of Synch Festival (2006 Best European Electronic Music Festival). During his career as event producer, he has promoted shows by artists such as Pet Shop Boys, Antony and the Johnsons, Nine Inch Nails, Einstuerzende Neubauten and Róisin Murphy. Giorgos Karnavas entered film production in 2010 and is a member of ACE, alumni of Inside Pictures, and members of the European and Greek Film Academies. He was a“Producer on the Move” in 2013 when he joined forces with Konstantinos Kontovrakis in order to establish Heretic. In 2018 he was awarded the Prix Eurimages at the European Academy Awards.

Wasted Youth (2011)
Boy eating the bird’s food (2012)
The eternal return of Antonis Paraskevas (2013)
Icaros (Short/ 2015)
My friend Larry Gus (2015)
Son of Sofia (2017)
Still River (2018)
The harvesters (2018)
LP (2019)
Una Ventana al mar (2019)
Anna & Faidra (short,2019)
Kala a zar (2020)
Pari (2020)
Sundays (2020)
Do not hesitate (in post production)
Daughters (in post production)
Triangle of Sadness (in post production)
Mediterraneo (in post production)
Feathers of a Father (in post production)
Victims (in post production)
Inside (in production)



Timon Koulmasis was born in Germany. He studied History and Philosophy in Germany and France. He lives and works as a film director, writer and producer in Paris and Athens. His films, fiction and documentary, have been selected at the festivals in Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Locarno, Montreal. He won different awards. He teaches “creative documentary” at the École Supérieure des Études Cinématographiques (Paris) and at the École Documentaire Lussas (University Grénoble ΙΙΙ). Timon Koulmasis is Greece’s National Representative for the Council of Europe’s Cinema Support Fund (Eurimages). He has translated Greek poets into German (Seferis –Nobelprize 1963 -, Gatsos, Leondaris, Patilis…). He is also a visiting Professor at Fémis ((Fondation Européenne pour les Métiers de l’Image et du Son) in Paris.



She studied Philosophy, Psychology and German Literature (Master of Arts, Frankfurt University). For over 30 years she planned and organized cultural events, mainly related to cinema, at the Goethe-Institut Athen, until April 2020. She has participated in several juries in Germany and Greece.




Andonis Foniadakis grew up in Ierapetra, in the island of Crete, Greece. From 1990 to 1992, he studied at the State Dance School of Athens. Before his graduation, he received the prestigious Maria Callas scholarship to continue his studies in Rudra Bejart Lausanne in Switzerland. As a dancer, Andonis has collaborated with: Bejart Ballet Lausanne (1994-1996) under the direction of Maurice Bejart, Lyon Opera Ballet (1996-2002) under the direction of Yorgos Loukos, Saburo Teshigawara / Karas Co. (2004) under the direction of Saburo Teshigawara, as well as, with his own dance company “Apotosoma”. During the years of his professional engagement as a dancer he has performed choreographic works of: Maguy Marin, Jiri Kilian, William Forsythe, Dominique Boivin, Nacho Duato, Mats Ek, Maurice Bejart, Ohad Naharin, Frederic Flamand, Bill T Jones, Herve Robbe, Tero Saarinen, Lionel Hoche, Joachim Schlomer, John Jasperse, 
Saburo Teshigawara etc. As a freelance choreographer he has collaborated with:National Dance Company of Spain, Royal New Zealand Ballet, Martha Graham Dance CompanyGeneva Ballet, Lyon Opera Ballet, Ballet of Flanders, Rambert Dance Company, Hannover Ballet, Bern Ballet, Ballet de Lorraine, Luzern Ballet,Gauthier Dance Company, Gartnerplatz Staats Theater, Ballets Jazz de Montreal, Augsburg Ballet, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Ballet du Rhin, Sydney Dance Company, Florence Ballet, National Dance Company of Wales,
Dansgroep Amsterdam, Ballet HNK pl. Zajc Rijeka, Cia Sociedade Masculina, Bale da Cidade of Sao Paulo, Helsinki Dance Company, National Ballet of Greece, National Theater of Northern Greece,Benjamin Millepied Dance Company USA, Washington Ballet, Bejart Ballet Lausanne, Ballet Junior Geneva, Hellenic Dance Company, CNSMD Lyon, Copenhagen International Dance Festival.  Foniadakis has been commissioned to choreograph three operas and Until today, he has presented seven works with his own company. He has collaborated as moving coordinator for the film NOAH by Darren Aronofsky. In 2012 he received the Danza and Danza Award for the “Best Choreographer 2012” in Italy, and in 2018 the award of best choreography from the Critics Union of Music and Theatre in Greece.
He has also collaborated as a curator with Palais de Tokyo and Fluxum Foundation/Flux Laboratory. He has been artistic director of the Greek National Opera Ballet.




Konstantina Georgelou is an Amsterdam-based performing arts theorist, dramaturg and researcher. Her research is on the practice and theory of dramaturgical activity, especially regarded from a political perspective, which is part of her ongoing inquiry on embodied practices of resistance and forms of dis/order as these are thought and expressed within dance, performance and artistic activism.She works in the MA programmes of choreography and theatre at DAS Graduate School (Amsterdam University of the Arts) and she is a senior lecturer in the Department of Media and Culture at Utrecht University, teaching courses on dramaturgy, spectatorship, artistic interventions in the public space and on performance theory. In 2011 she received her PhD from Utrecht University, with a thesis entitled Performless: The operation of l’informe in post-dramatic theatre. Together with Danae Theodoridou and Efrosini Protopapa, she edited and authoredThe Practice of Dramaturgy: Working on Actions in Performance(Valiz, 2017). Her publications have appeared in journals and books internationally, and she collaborates with dance and performance artists, such as Zhana Ivanova, Efrosini Protopapa, Billy Mullaney, Danae Theodoridou, Janez Janša. Konstantina also has an ongoing engagement with modes of production in theory and in the arts, which has been taking different formats in primarily collaborative projects.

Photocredit: Thomas Lenden



Born in Athens, Greece. She graduated with distinction from the Greek National School of Dance in 1986 and continued her studies in New York under a scholarship from the Onassis Foundation. In 1987, together with fellow choreographer Dimitris Papaioannou she co-founded the Edafos Dance Theater company. She has been named best dancer for her solo performance in Steps, which was part of the work Human Thirst. She has collaborated with several dance groups, including Sine Qua Non, Analia,, Horika by Z. Nikoloudi, and others. She has worked with choreographer Ermira Goro for the solo in After Party, presented in Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2016, as well as the performance YOU 2019.
As a choreographer, she has collaborated with the Neos Kosmos Theater, the National Theatre of Greece, the Athens Concert Hall, the Municipal Regional Theater (DIPETHE) of Larissa, Empros Theater, etc. She was the recipient of the Koula Pratsika prize for her choreographic work on Motortown, directed by Vangelis Theodoropoulos. She was head choreographer for the Opening and Closing Ceremony of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. She teaches improvisation to professional and amateur actors and dancers; choreography at the Aktina professional dance school; and movement improvisation at the Drama School of the National Theatre of Greece.

She has choreographed and directed the following works:
An Angel in My Way, by Maria Efstathiadi, Neos Kosmos Theater, 2001
a little before(  )a little after, music by Thodoris Abazis, part of the Patras European Capital of Culture programme, 2006
cann.ib.als,music by Stavros Gasparatos, Neos Kosmos Theater, 2009
7 deadly sins, music by Stavros Gasparatos, Onassis Stegi, 2011
Dig!, co-directed with Maximos Moumouris, Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, 2011
little lives or the body I inhabit, music by Sebastien Seixa, Neos Kosmos Theater, 2013
Gioconda’s smile and Marsyas by Manos Hadjidakis, Greek National Opera, 2015
Genie and Sylvia, co-directed with visual/video-artist Pantelis Makkas as part of the Athens Video Dance Festival, presented in 2016 and 2020

As an actress, she has appeared in the following productions:
Fucking job, by Giannis Mavritsakis, directed by Angelos Mentis, Athens & Epidaurus Festival, 2009
The Backyard of Miracles, directed by Giannis Kakleas, National Theatre of Greece, 2011
Chryssipus, by Dimitris Dimitriades, directed by Thanos Samaras, Athens & Epidaurus Festival, 2019

Photocredit: Marilena Stafylidou





Katerina Gregos is an curator, writer and lecturer. She has curated many large-scale exhibitions in museums, kunsthalles and art centres internationally including, among others, at institutions such as the Akademie der Kunst (Berlin), BOZAR – Palais de Beaux Arts (Brussels), and MACRO (Rome). She has also curated nine international biennials including the 5th Thessaloniki Biennial (2015), the Göteborg Biennial, Sweden (2013), Manifesta 9 (2012), the 4thFotofestival Mannheim Ludwigshafen Heidelberg, Germany (2012), Contour: the 4th Biennial for Moving Image, Belgium (2009), and EV + A: Ireland’s Biennial (2006). Recently she was chief curator of the 1st Riga Biennale, which she also was instrumental in establishing (2018). Gregos has also curated three highly successful national pavilions at the Venice Biennale: Croatia (2019), Belgium (2015) and Denmark (2011). After serving as founding director of the DESTE Foundation’s Centre for Contemporary Art in Athens, she moved to Brussels in 2006 to assume the artistic direction of Argos – Centre for Art & New Media. She went on to serve as artistic director of Art Brussels (2012-2016) and from 2016 onwards she is the curator of the Munich-based Schwarz Foundation’s visual arts programme. Gregos is also a visiting lecturer at HISK: the Higher Institute of Fine Arts Arts in Ghent and the Jan Van Eyck Academy in Maastricht. She is a member of the artistic advisory committee of KANAL Pompidou that will open in Brussels in 2023, and a member of the Boards of the Riga Biennial and Argos Center for Art & New Media, among others. Her most recent exhibition is Modern Love: or Love in the Age of Cold Intimacieswhich opened in 2020 at the Museum für Neue Kunst in Freiburg, Germany. The exhibition will then travel to the Kunsthalle in Tallinn, Estonia and IMPAKT Media Arts Organization in Utrecht, the Netherlands, during 2021.

Photocredit: Panos Kokkinias



Xenia Kalpaktsoglou is a curator and a founding member the Laboratory for the Urban Common, an Athens-based collective that develops and produces research, artistic practices, urban interventions and education via the common use and sharing of research-led tactics, non-formal and informal strategies.She is the co-founder/director of the Athens Biennale (2005-2016). During those years she curated and organised exhibitions, projects and actions, primarily as part of the XYZ curatorial trio, including the 1st Athens Biennale Destroy Athens (2007), 3rdAthens Biennale, Monodrome (2011) and was a member of the curatorial team of the 4th Athens Biennale, AGORA (2013) for which the organisation was awarded with the ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture. Independently, she curates exhibitions in Greece and abroad, contributes in artists’ catalogues and other publications, participates in postgraduate programs or seminars and, sporadically, acts as an “advisor” for organisations. Between 2006–2008 she was the director of the Deste Foundation. Currently, she is a PhD candidate at the Artistic Research department, Zurich University of the Arts / Linz University of the Arts.



Daphne Vitali is a Greek/Italian Art historian and Curator based in Athens. She is a Curator at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) where she has curated and co-curated numerous group and solo exhibitions of Greek and international artists. Among them are:In Present Tense. Young Greek Artists, 2008; Expanded Ecologies. Perspectives in a Time of Emergency, 2009; Kostis Velonis. Loneliness on Common Ground: How Can Society Do What Each Person Dreams, 2010; CurrentPasts: Vangelis Vlahos & Ivan Grubanov, 2013; AFRESH A New generation of Greek Artists; 2014, Andreas Angelidakis. Every End is a Beginning, 2014; as well as projects for the series EMST Commissions, a program of new productions commissioned by the museum for the Project Room. Among other institutions, she has also been invited to curate exhibitions at DEPO, Istanbul; Galleria Nazionale d’ Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome; Macedonian Museum of Contemporary, Thessaloniki; Quarter Centro Produzione Arte, Florence. Most recently she curated the exhibition When the Present is History at DEPO in the framework of the 16th Istanbul biennial (2019), which will travel to MOMus – Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, as well as the sound project Deeper than Silence in the archaeological site of the Ancient Roman Agora in Athens (2020). She has published essays on contemporary art in various publications and periodicals such as Kunstforum International, Mousse Magazine, Artpulse and has authored and edited many artists’ catalogues. She studied History of Art at Camberwell College of Arts and Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmiths College in London.



For the third consecutive year, ARTWORKS invited young artists to apply for the SNF Artist Fellowship Award designed to provide financial support and offer opportunities for career development.

Originally, ARTWORKS was planning to offer 80 fellowship awards to artists and curators born between 1979 and 1994. However, due to the impact of the Covid-19 health crisis and its consequences in the cultural sector,  ARTWORKS with the support of its founding donor, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, awarded 10 additional prizes to the runners-up.

Currently, there are 84 artists and 6 curatorial Fellows participating in the Program, born between 1979 and 1994, and working in the following disciplines:

  • Visual arts: Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Photography, Installations, Performance, Video art, Multimedia/New media, Digital art
  • Moving image: Fiction, Documentary, Animation
  • Dance: Performance, Choreography

The Program is expected to be completed in June 2021.



  • Sotirios Bachtsetzis, Art historian, Curator, Art critic
  • Polina Kosmadaki, Art historian
  • Daphne Vitali, Art historian, Curator, EMST


  • Eva Stefani, Documentary Filmmaker, Visual artist, Poet
  • Yorgos Tsourgiannis, Producer, Horsefly Productions
  • Syllas Tzoumerkas, Film director, Screenwriter, Actor


  • Euripides Laskaridis, Performer, Director
  • Efrosini Protopapa, Choreographer, Scholar
  • Steriani Tsintziloni, Dance curator, Researcher, Theorist


  • Charis Kanellopoulou, Art historian, Writer, Curator
  • Elpida Karaba, Art theorist, Independent Curator
  • Stamatis Schizakis, Art historian, Curator of Photography and New Media, EMST


During the  2nd  SNF Artist Fellowship Program, ARTWORS offered 80 awards to emerging Greek artists and curators:

  • Visual Arts: 35 awards to visual artists between the ages 25-35 and 10 awards to visual artists between the ages 36-40
  • Moving image: 15 awards to filmmakers between the ages 25-35 and 5 awards to filmmakers between the ages 36-40
  • Dance: 10 awards to dancers/choreographers between the ages 25-35
  • Curating: 5 awards to curators between the ages 25-35

Each Fellow will receive an award of 8,000€ to allow them time and freedom to develop their practice from September 2019 until May 202o. During the course of the Program, ARTWORKS organized studio visits, work presentations, artists/curators talks, mentoring sessions, visits to museums, galleries and non-profit art spaces for the participating artists.



  • Nadja Argyropoulou, Independent Curator
  • iliana Fokianaki, Curator, Writer
  • Charis Kannelopoulou, Art Historian, Curator, Writer
  • Nikos Navridis, Visual artist, Professor, Athens School of Fine Arts
  • Nayia Yakoumaki, Curator, Head of Curatorial Studies, Whitechapel Gallery


  • Maria Drandaki, Film Producer
  • Angelos Frantzis, Film Director,
  • Jacob Moe, Co-founder & Managing Director, Syros International Film Festival


  • Ermira Goro, Dancer, Choreographer
  • Anastasios Koukoutas, Dance theory, Dance Dramaturgy
  • Christos Papadopoulos, Dancer, Choreographer


  • Anna Kafetsi, Director, AnnexM for the Visual Arts, Athens Concert Hall
  • Christophoros Marinos, Art Historian, Independent Curator
  • Fay Zika, Associate Professor, Athens School of Fine Arts



In 2018, ARTWORKS inaugurated the SNF Artist Fellowship Program with the aim of providing financial support and opportunities for career development to young Greek artists. Τhe Pilot Program was launched in April 2018 with the participation of 60 artists between the ages of 25-35 working in the following disciplines:

  • Visual Arts: painting, sculpture, engraving, photography, installations, performance, video art, mixed and new media, digital art
  • Moving Image: feature films, documentaries, animation

Each Fellow received a 6,000€ award to work over a period of six-months (April – October 2018). During the course of the Program, ARTWORKS encouraged the participating artists to share their work and also organised networking events and mentoring sessions with art professionals and experts.



  • Daphne Dragona, Curator, Transmediale, Berlin
  • Christopher Marinos, Art historian and Curator, Athens
  • Vassilis Oikonomopoulos, Assistant Curator, Collection International Art, Tate Modern
  • Katerina Stathopoulou, Assistant Curator, Department of Photography, MoMA
  • Pantelis Chandris, Artist, Professor, School of Fine Arts, Athens


  • Christos Karakepelis, Film Director 
  • Timon Koulmasis, Director, Greek Film Center Representative, Eurimages
  • Yorgos Zois, Director and Producer