Akis Kokkinos (SNF ARTWORKS Curatorial Fellow 2021), will travel to Istanbul for a 6-week curatorial residency program at SAHA Association (October-November 2023). Akis Kokkinos is an independent curator, lecturer and commissioner, living between London and Chios. He is also founding director of DEO projects, an alter-institution in Chios, supporting transnational dialogue and the existing cultural infrastructure on the island.

During his visit to Istanbul,  Akis aspires to gain valuable insights into the dynamic Turkish artistic scene. He aims to connect with artists who may contribute to upcoming DEO projects, fostering transnational dialogue across borderland cultures in the neighboring countries.

Learn more about SAHA Association here.

Akis’ residency is supported by ARTWORKS through its founding donor the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).



Akis Kokkinos @ Istanbul Modern

Hale Tenger , Strange Fruit, 2009

Private tour by Istanbul modern curator Umit Mesci

Nilufer Kuyas’s book with Maro Michalakakos' work “To all of Us, 2023” as cover

Studio visit with artist Ahmet Doğu İpek and curator Nilüfer Şaşmazer

Panos Tsagaris work at Healing Ruins exhibition

In the Realm of Three Inland Seas exhibition by Handan Börüteçene at Salt online

Adriana Varejao ‘s Carpet Style Tilework on Canvases, 1999, at Pera Müzesi