Fellowship Program

The SNF Artist Fellowship Program is designed to provide financial support for young artists and offer opportunities for career development. ARTWORKS will launch the Program with a pilot project that will support 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 will receive a 6,000€ award to work over a period of six-months, from March to September 2018. The award will be paid in two equal installments, at the beginning and the end of the Program. During the course of the Program, ARTWORKS staff will organize regular events with art professionals and experts, in the interest of exchanging ideas and expertise and will encourage the participants to share their work in-progress. The Fellows are expected to participate actively in the Program and will be required to report twice on the development of their artistic practice. The second report will be submitted at the end of the Program and will include work samples from the final artworks produced during the period of the Fellowship.
Following the first year’s pilot project, ARTWORKS aspires to increase the number of beneficiaries and support artists from other disciplines as well.

Application Eligibility

For the SNF Artist Fellowship Program March – September 2018, artists working in the fields of fine arts and moving image as described above are eligible to apply under the following conditions:

  • are born between 1982 and 1992.
  • have Greek nationality or have completed 9 years of primary and secondary education or just 6 years of secondary education at a Greek school.
  • have a permanent address in Greece.
  • have an annual income of no more than 12.000€.
  • have completed their undergraduate studies and are not enrolled in postgraduate degrees with the exception of PhD candidates.
  • have professional experience (e.g. participations in shows, festivals, artist residencies, publications, scholarships, fellowships and/or other awards).

Open Call

All eligible candidates will be able to submit their applications through a dedicated online form hosted at art-works.gr. Each candidate may only apply either in the Fine Arts or the Moving Image category. Applications are welcome between 5 January 2018 and 26 January 2018. In order to complete the application form, the candidates are required to provide personal information, a detailed resume, an artist statement, work samples (portfolio) and describe their interest for participating in the Program. Proof of eligibility evidence will also be asked.

Selection Process

The SNF Artist Fellowship awardees will be selected through a rigorous process involving experts, scholars, artists and administrators. The selection consists of two stages. Ιn the first stage, successfully submitted applications will be assessed on the basis of the eligibility criteria and participation requirements. In the next stage, applications will be rated and ranked by Committees of field experts. The Selection Committee members will freely evaluate the applications according to their opinion, by examining the artists’ technical skills, the aesthetic quality of their work samples, as well as their motivation to participate in the Program. The finalists will be notified by e-mail no later than 15 March 2018.

Selection Committees

Fine Arts

Daphne Dragona - Curator, Transmediale, Berlin

Daphne Dragona is a Berlin based theorist and curator. She is the conference curator of transmediale festival since 2015. Articles of hers have been published in various books, journals, magazines and exhibition catalogs. She has worked with different institutions for exhibitions, conferences, workshops and other events. Among her curated or co-curated projects are: Tomorrows, Urban Fictions for Possible Futures (Onassis Cultural Center, 2017), “…” An archaeology of silence in the digital age (Aksioma, 2017), Co-Curricular Program (transmediale, 2016), Capture all (transmediale, 2015), New Babylon Revisited (Goethe Institut Athen, 2014), Home/s (Goethe Institut Athen & Benaki Museum, 2013), Afresh (ΕΜSΤ, 2013), Mapping the Commons – Athens (EMST, 2010), Homo Ludens Ludens (Laboral, 2008). She holds a PhD from the Faculty of Communication & Media Studies of the University of Athens.

Christopher Marinos - Art historian and Curator, Athens

Christopher Marinos (Athens,1975) is an art historian, art critic, and curator. In 2017 he curated Christos Tzivelos’s retrospective Modelling Phenomena at the Benaki Museum (with Bia Papadopoulou), Dimitris Fatouros’s paintings retrospective at the National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation – Thessaloniki, the group show anafora periptoseon (Report on Cases) at Zoumboulakis Galleries, as well as the exhibition Epigrams at Nitra Gallery, Athens. He has edited many publications on contemporary Greek art, including Possibilities: Interviews with Young Greek Artists (futura, 2006), The Work of Curating (AICA Hellas, 2011), Maria Karavela (AICA Hellas, 2015), and Vlassis Caniaris (Cultural Foundation of Tinos, 2016). In 2008 he founded the online art journal kaput. From 2012 to 2015 he was the president of the Hellenic Section of the International Association of Art Critics – AICA Hellas. In 2013 he was in the curatorial team of the 4th Athens Biennale AGORA and chief editor of the two accompanying publications (Guidebook and Anthology).

Vassilis Oikonomopoulos - Assistant Curator, Collection International Art, Tate Modern

Vassilis Oikonomopoulos is Assistant Curator, Collections International Art at Tate Modern. He works with Tate’s Middle East and North Africa Acquisitions Committee on formulating Tate’s strategy in the region. At Tate Modern he has co-curated the retrospective exhibition Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture and also organised the 2016 Hyundai Commission Anywhen, with French artist Philippe Parreno in the Turbine Hall. Prior to Tate Vassilis has held curatorial positions in galleries and organisations internationally.

Katerina Stathopoulou - Assistant Curator, Department of Photography, MoMA

Katerina Stathopoulou is an Assistant Curator in MoMA’s Department of Photography. Since joining MoMA in 2012 she has worked on a broad range of projects, ranging from strictly photographic to multidisciplinary exhibitions. Her current exhibition, Etre moderne: Le MoMA à Paris (on view at Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris through March 5, 2018), presents over 200 bodies of work by artists from 37 countries. Her past projects at MoMA include: The Shape of Things: Photographs from Robert B. Menschel (2016), Walid Raad (2015), Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection (2015), New Photography (2013), XL: 19 New Acquisitions in Photography (2013), and Projects 100: Akram Zaatari (2013). From 2011 to 2012 she was Curatorial Assistant at the International Center of Photography in New York where she worked on The Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life (2012) and Weegee: Murder Is My Business (2012) among other shows. Between 2007 and 2011 she was Curator at the Averoff Museum in Greece. Katerina Stathopoulou received a Master of Arts in Modern Art from The Courtauld Institute of Art in London.

Pantelis Chandris - Artist, Professor, School of Fine Arts, Athens

Pantelis Chandris was born in Athens in 1963. He studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts under Dimitris Mitaras and Rena Papaspyrou. He has presented 14 solo exhibitions and has participated in many group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. Since 2008 he has been teaching at the Athens School of Fine Arts. In 1992 he won the first prize of the Jannis and Zoe Spyropoulos Foundation and in 2010 he was awarded by AICA-Hellas for his work Ens Solum. His works are in the collections of EMST, the National Gallery and National Glyptotheque and in important private collections in Greece and abroad. Solo exhibitions: Schattenentblösster, Elika Gallery (2017), Stealth, Elika Gallery (2015), Question of Faith, Elika Gallery (2013), Man is an Island, a.antonopoulou.art gallery (2010), Ens solum, a.antonopoulou.art gallery (2007), Almost – between, a.antonopoulou.art gallery (2005), Hypostasis II, TinT gallery (2003), Hypostasis, a.antonopoulou.art gallery (2003), Medlent, Epikentro art gallery (1999), Parallel images II, Kreonidis art gallery (1997), Parallel images Gallery Kalfayan (1996), Notes on the blackboard – kaleidoscopic images, Kreonidis art gallery, Athens (1995). Trophies, Kreonidis art gallery, (1993), Reconstructions–alterations, Desmos, Doma art gallery (1991).

Moving Image

Christos Karakepelis - Film Director

Christos Karakepelis studied social sciences and film directing. Ηe has directed several documentaries including The House of Cain which explores the existential situation of seven ordinary people who have committed murders and Raw Material, a film that plunges into the most poverty-stricken districts in Athens to discover the invisible link between immigrants’ shantytowns and Greece’s steel industry. Both films have received awards in Greece and abroad (1st Prize at Nyon’s DocFest, Fipresci Prize, Audience Award at Munich etc) and have been part of various festivals such as Berlinale, Karlovy Vary and others. He teaches documentary film at the University of Athens and the Stavrakos Film School, and for the past four years he has been directing the annual documentary workshop at Polychoros KET. Currently, he works between Greece, Tanzania and China on the pre-production of his latest feature documentary , while preparing the script of his first fiction film.

Timon Koulmasis - Director, Greek Film Center Representative, Eurimages

Timon Koulmasis was born in Germany. He studied History and Philosophy in Germany and France. He lives and works as a filmdirector, 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…)

Yorgos Zois - Director and Producer

Yorgos Zois is a Greek director and producer. His body of work has acknowledged at festivals worldwide (Venice, Berlinale, Locarno, Rotterdam, Palm Springs, among others) winning various awards and distinctions. His first short film Casus Belli premiered in Venice in 2010 and travelled in more than one hundred film festivals while in Greece it won the 2011 best short film award from the Greek Film Academy. His second short film, Out of Frame premiered at the 69th Venice Film Festival in 2012 and won the European Film Academy award. His first feature film Interruption made its world wide premiere at the 72th Venice Film Festival in section Orizzonti. The film raised highly acclaimed reviews all around the world about its meta aesthetics and daring narration while praised European directors such as Ruben Ostlund and Roman Gavras have expressed their admiration for the film. In Greece it received nine nominations from the Greek Film Academy it won the best newcomer director award. His latest short film called 8th Continent had its premiere as a special screening in the 74th Venice Film Festival while Zois was also member of the Official Jury Best Debut Film – Lion of the Future.