• English
  • Ελληνικά

Contemporary Art Exhibition “Apnoia”


The European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design & Environmental Studies present and

invite you to the opening of the contemporary art exhibition “Apnea”, on Friday 10

March, at the European Centre Athens, 74 Mitropoleos Street, Plaka, from 18.00 to 21.00


*apnea: The term “apnea” is used to describe the suspension of breathing. In water sports, the term refers to the voluntary holding of breath by keeping the face below the surface of the water.Apnea or calm in both meteorology and shipping is characterized by the complete lack of wind.

The exhibition is dedicated to the island of “underwater heroes and sponge divers” – where the world’s first woman dived with a diving board, where sailors discovered the Antikythera mechanism.Symi, on its small but revealing scale, is a typical example of cultural stratification, where an ancient Greek underwater world like a temple quietly becomes a foundation.

Furthermore, the Apnea exhibition offers a platform for contemporary artists to experiment with the theme of apnea in new and innovative ways. Through their art, these artists explore the multifaceted meanings of apnea, from the suspension of breathing to the absence of air in an underwater environment, the idea of timelessness and transcendence of the natural world.

Connecting the Antikythera Mechanism with contemporary artistic practice, Apnea offers a unique perspective on both ancient mechanics and contemporary artistic creation. By exploring the intersection between these two worlds, the exhibition creates a space for reflection and contemplation, inviting visitors to consider the many ways in which technology and art can intersect and influence each other in time and space.

The exhibition is open to all artistic practices (painting, sculpture, printmaking, mosaic, photography, installation, coding art, AI-Artificial Intelligence art , Sound art, video art, 3D art, animation, performance, lectures, etc.) and encourages experimental approaches within a creative context.

The participants in alphabetical order are:

Μαριλένα Αλιγιζάκη,Σοφία Βλάχου, Σοφία-Ηλιάνα Γεωργιάδη , Σοφία Δαμαλά, Κωνσταντίνος Δαλδάκης, Εριφύλη Δουκέλη, Λευτέρης Δελήμπασης, Ελένη Δημοπούλου, Ζαχαροπούλου Λήδα , Μαίρη Θηβαίου ,Αιμιλία Ευθυμίου, Βασίλης Γκούμας , Στέλλα Καβάγιου, Θοδωρής Καμπιώτης , Μυρτώ Κοκκίνου ,Μαργαρίτα Κόμη,Γιάννης Καράλης, Καφετζής Θανάσης , Ίρις Κολλιδά ,Γιώργος Κοντονικολάου ,Στέφανος Κυριτσόπουλος,Πάνος Μαζαράκης,Γεωργία Μανταλιά , Ειρήνη Μαντινάου , Ορφέας Μπάτσιος,Γιώργος Μπράντζος, Νικολέττα Μπελεχρή Κυριάκου, Μιχάλης Νησιώτης ,Γιώργος Νίκας, Δημήτρης Παπαδόπουλος, Λάζαρος-Φίλιππος Παπαδόπουλος, Γιάννης Παπανικολάου,Ισίδωρος Πλακωτάρης , Ελένη Πουλοπούλου ,Ηλέκτρα Σταμπούλου ,Βασίλης Στόγιας, ’Αννα Μαρία Ράμμου,Ευαγγελία Ραφτοπούλου, Νίκος Σαρλής, Στράτος Σεραφειμίδης , Ειρήνη Ταμπασουλή, Φωτεινή Τάτση, Κέλλυ Ταρενίδη , Σοφία-Μυρτώ Τζάκη, Σεβίνα Τζάνου , Φιλομήλα Φραϊδάκη ,Βαλεντίνα Φαραντούρη,Ναταλία Φραγκαθούλα, Γιώργης Χρονάς , Evi Peterson ,Carolin Israel, Christie Bucaj, bmin0r , Marisa Olson , JAMSQ

Artistic Direction/Organization & Coordination: Eleni Demopoulou , Iris Kollida , Michalis Nisiotis

In cooperation with the Municipality of Symi

In collaboration with students and graduates of the University of Mymi

Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA), MET Digital Art Forms

With the auspices and support of:

Ministry of Shipping and Island Policy

General Secretariat for Aegean and Island Policy

European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design & Environmental Studies

European Agency for Archaeological, Architectural and Environmental Research and Support:

MY ARTIST Joint Research Centre for Architecture, Architects, Architecture, Design, Architecture

and Architects’ and Architects’ Research and Development, with the support of the European

Commission and the European Commission.


under the auspices of:

National Committee of the Greek Section of I.C.O.MO.S.

Microkosmos – Italian-Greek Cultural Organization for Education

Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti – Albertina Academy of Fine Arts

University of Turin – Department of Music, Performing Arts, Cinema and New Media

Communication sponsors:


During the exhibition there will also be an art activity of educational workshops for children and presentation from enstablished artists.

The exhibition will run until 19 March with free admission to the public.

Duration of the exhibition: From 8/3 to 19/3/2023.

Opening: Friday 10 March, 18.00 to 21.00.

Opening days and hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 12.00 to 19.00 (MONDAY-THURSDAY CLOSED). Venue.

Leave a comment