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Art exhibitions all around Greece to visit in 2024

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Art exhibitions all around Greece to visit this summer 2024

For those who have been part of our community for some time, you know of my deep connection to design and my profound appreciation for the arts. Art has been a constant and true companion throughout my life as a global nomad. It provided a reliable escape when I moved to a new place where I didn't have friends yet or wasn't fluent in the language. For me, art has its own language, communicating with us in unique ways, touching and challenging our lives and perceptions. It has been a companion in my quest to belong somewhere, which led me to get involved with the docent community of the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, where I lived for 16 years. I also spearheaded a project for the museum—one that involved food and details of which I share in another blog—and eventually became a member of the board.

In recent years, I've had the opportunity to support the arts in my motherland through DEO, an art organization in Chios. This project has been incredibly fulfilling, and I couldn't be prouder of the work we are doing on the island. I believe that art touches and changes lives in ways that other activities cannot. I have witnessed how art can help young minds think critically and express themselves, and how it challenges us as adults. The DEO project in Chios plays a pivotal role in achieving this in a small community that otherwise lacks such opportunities. It also draws interest from visitors to the island and sparks great conversations.

Through this project, I realized that there are other organizations doing similar work on other islands, and of course, countless exhibitions and art events taking place in Athens. Here at Zelos, we decided it would be worth writing a blog to share the most interesting and must-visit art events of the Greek summer with you. If you're traveling to Greece and have an interest in art, here is a list of events that we think you should visit. Enjoy!

Art exhibitions in Athens

Cindy Sherman at Cycladic: Early Works at the Museum of Cycladic Art

30 May - 4 November 2024

Cindy Sherman at Cycladic: Early Works at the Museum of Cycladic Art

Dana Schutz: The Island at The George Economou Collection

16 June, 2024 - March 2025

Dana Schutz: The Island at The George Economou Collection

Chryssa Romanos: The Search for Happiness for as Many as Possible and Danai Anesiadou: D Possessions, both at EMΣΤ

Through 27 October 2024

Chryssa Romanos: The Search for Happiness for as Many as Possible and Danai Anesiadou: D Possessions

Check out our Athens Guide to discover our all favorite museums and art galleries in the city!

Art exhibitions on the Greek Islands

There have been countless new spaces and island residencies set up in the Greek islands over the last few years, a testament to Greece's blossoming art scene. We love seeing curators, from all over Greece, return to the islands of their parents and grandparents and work towards bringing contemporary art closer to the local communities.

Hydra, in particular, has long been as an art destination with its bustling community of artists (check out our book guide to read all about it!) and landmark art institutions like the DESTE Foundation.

Art exhibitions on Hydra

George Condo: The Mad and the Lonely at DESTE Foundation Project Space, Slaughterhouse 

17 June - 31 October 2024

George Condo: The Mad and the Lonely at DESTE Foundation Project Space, Slaughterhouse


The Wrap of Time at Old Carpet Factory,

16 June - 8 September 2024

The Wrap of Time at Old Carpet Factory


Magic Mirror at Wilhelmina’s Art Gallery

17 June - 21 July 2024

    Art exhibitions in the Northern Aegean

    DEO Projects: My Dreams Were Dashed Against Your Walls
    Public Art Exhibition at Medieval Village of Vessa on Chios

    6 July - 8 September 2024

    DEO Projects: My Dreams Were Dashed Against Your Walls Public Art Exhibition

    Kostis Stafylakis at K-Gold Temporary Gallery on Lesvos

    10 July - 8 September 2024 

    Kostis Stafylakis at K-Gold Temporary Gallery

    Flying Too Close to The Sun at Art Space Pythagotion on Samos

    6 August - 30 September 2024

    Art exhibitions in the Cyclades

    Thermia Project 2024: Traces on Soil at the Townhall on Kythnos

    29 June - 7 July 2024

    Thermia Project 2024: Traces on Soil at the Townhall

    Phenomenon on Anafi

    24 June - 7 July 2024 

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