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Presented by MA Curatorial Practice

The States of Instituting: iLiana Fokianaki from State of Concept in Athens

Feb 20, 2020, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A woman smiling on front of a sign that says 'State of Concept: Athens.'

MA Curatorial Practice presents Greek art critic and curator iLiana Fokianaki, who will discuss State of Concept, her groundbreaking art institution in Athens, and the unique position of contemporary Greece as a site to rethink the Western canon and the way it “eats up” complex localities that do not always share its ideal political or economic trajectories.


Fokianaki founded State of Concept in 2013. The institution has worked with such leading artists as Keren Cytter, Laure Prouvost, Hito Steyerl and Jonas Staal, while collaborating with international curators such as Nick Aikens and WhW. In 2019, State of Concept launched the first research grant for Greek female artists over 35.

Free and open to the public