Video Art Projects
Municipal Art Gallery Casa Bianca – Municipality of Thessaloniki
18-19-20 May 2022
Video Art Projects is a new emerging international festival focusing on the artistic video creation, which is organized for the first time by the Municipality of Thessaloniki and the Municipal Art Gallery Casa Bianca, in collaboration with the New Media Laboratory of the School of Visual & Applied Arts – Faculty of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, with the support of the international festival Video Art Miden.
Video Art Projects will take place at the Municipal Art Gallery Casa Bianca (182, Vas. Olgas Av. & Them. Sofouli str., Thessaloniki), on Wednesday 18, Thursday 19 and Friday 20 of May 2022 (12:00 -20:00), on the occasion of the International Museum Day. 5 projector screens in the gallery rooms will display different video art programs each day.
In the first edition of Video Art Projects, which aspires to be established as an annual event in the future, a rich program of video art screenings from all around the world will be displayed, with more than 140 participant artists and art students from 21 countries. The program includes curatorial selections from invited foreign festivals, specifically from Italy, Germany, Portugal and Brazil. The screenings also include tributes to Greek video art, as well as student works from the School of Visual & Applied Arts – Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, curated by the teaching team of the New Media Laboratory.
The invited platforms and organizations from abroad include selections from: The New Museum of Networked Art, curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne (Germany), Visualcontainer, curated by Alessandra Arno (Italy), FONLAD – International Video Art and Performance Festival, curated by Jose Vieira (Portugal) and Strangloscope, curated by Claudia Cardenas & Rafael Schlichting (Brazil). Also, Video Art Miden (based in Kalamata, Greece) will participate with selections curated by 5 basic members of its curatorial team (Gioula Papadopoulou, Margarita Stavraki, Olga Papadopoulou, Nikos Podias, Maria Bourika).
Participant artists from other countries:
ACCI BABA, APOTROPIA, Wilfried Agricola de Cologne, Alexandre Alagoa, Vito Alfarano, Sonia Laura Armaniaco, Gianni Barelli, Allison Beda, Thiago Bortolozzo, Brit Bunkley, Matteo Campulla, Rodrigo Cárdenas, Ilaria Di Carlo, Ana Cigon, Pablo-Martin Cordoba, Laura & Sira Cabrera Diaz, Gianmarco Donaggio, Kokou Ekouagou, Benedetta Fioravanti, Carla Forte, Fu LE, Silvia De Gennaro, Ian Gibbins, Gerald Habarth, Shir Handelsman, Bernhard Hollinger, Max Hattler, Alexander Isaenko, Marco Joubert, Carolin Koss, Katia Maciel, Albert Merino, MO Qian, Rebecca Moure, Helder Martinovsky, Tetsuya Maruyama, Antonello Matarazzo, Iwona Ogrodzka, Lorenzo Papanti, Nelton Pellenz, Manon Pichon, Oliver Poppert, Simona da Pozzo, Isabel Pérez del Pulgar, Natália Reis, Natalia Gonzalez Requena, Duccio Ricciardelli, Caroline Rumley, Ausin Sainz, Duo Strangloscope, TSENG Yu Chin, Sebastian Wiedeman, Hana Yoo.
Artists from Greece: Dimitris Argyriou, Anna Vasof, Babis Venetopoulos, Myrto Vounatsou, Nikos Giavropoulos, Yiorgos Drosos, Georgios Katsangelos, Smaro Katsangelou, Makis Kyriakopoulos, Fenia Kotsopoulou, Anastasia Lamprou, George Boudalis, Kostas Daflos, Stelios Dexis, Athanasios Pallas, Gioula Papadopoulou, Olga Papadopoulou, Yiannis Pappas, Leda Patta, Margarita Stavraki, Alexia Psaradeli, Bill Psarras.
Art students: Stefanos Arfanakis, Anagnostis Zacharoudis, Aphrodite Iliopoulou, Eleni Iatropoulou, Konstantina Kadoglou, Christina Kazantzi, Miltos Kalayas, Yiannis Katranitsas, Manolis Kotrotsios, Vasiliki Konstantinidou, Natassa Mavromatidou, Nefeli Moroyianni, Georgios Othonos, Olga Papadima, Lefteris Tastsoglou, Dimitra Tzalavreta, Chrysa Tsikouridou, Tania Foustana, Natalia Maniaka, Olga Nikoglou, Dimitra Anagnostopoulou, Giorgos Pyrgiotis, Athanasia Patroni, Alexandra Papavasileiou, Nikos Mitsis, Konstantina Fakou, Sophia Simiakaki, Aphrodite Tochantzidou, Mullaj Enid, Alexis Karydas, Tsetsou Stavroula, Kouskousis Ioulios-Iasonas, Souliotis Dimitrios, Michos Konstantinos, Kyparissou Ourania, Karakolis Nikolaos, Karagiannopoulos Nikolaos, Vakaloulis Michail, Moschou Elli, Palanis Christos, Paraskeva Christina, Tsilepidis Ioannis, Kaloudas Athanasios, Koufoudi Panayiota, Makatsoris Konstantinos, Nikopoulou Vasileia, Eleftheriadi Foteini, Iordanidou Efrosini, Koutli Eleni, Kyriakou Chrysanthi Maria, Tamiolaki Antonia, Psarri Aphrodite, Aslanidou Anthoula, Ioannidou Kyriaki, Maridaki Chryssi, Petropoulou Maria, Tzioumaki Aphrodite, Kamatiotidou Maria-Zoi, Komnos Dimitris, Liaros Chris Stephen, Simeonidis Giwrgos, Chatzimpetelis Giannis and members of the student art group “EIKON.VIS.AUTH”.
Video Art Projects organizational team & partners:
Municipality of Thessaloniki – Municipal Art Gallery
-Lela Tsevekidou, head of the Directorate of Culture & Tourism, Municipality of Thessaloniki
-Margarita Salpiggidou, head of the Municipal Art Gallery Department, Thessaloniki
-Thaleia-Maria Alexaki, Museologist, Municipal Art Gallery of Thessaloniki – Casa Bianca
Municipal Art Gallery of Thessaloniki – Casa Bianca organizational team: Eleni Anastasiadou, Chara Theocharous, Katerina Geovanekou, Costas Bachariadis, Giorgos Athanasiadis
New Media Laboratory of the School of Visual & Applied Arts – Faculty of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Director of Video Art Projects:
-Georgios Katsangelos, head of the New Media Laboratory (School of Visual and Applied Arts, AUTH)
Art direction: Gioula Papadopoulou, art director of Video Art Miden and teaching staff member of the New Media Laboratory.
Curatorial team-New Media Laboratory: Georgios Katsangelos, Athanasios Pallas, Stelios Dexis, Babis Venetopoulos, Gioula Papadopoulou, Yiorgos Drosos, Fani Boudouroglou
Partner festivals & curators
Video Art Miden [Greece]: Gioula Papadopoulou, Margarita Stavraki, Olga Papadopoulou, Nikos Podias, Maria Bourika
The New Museum of Networked Art [Germany]: Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
Visualcontainer [Italy]: Alessandra Arnò
FONLAD [Portugal]: Jose Vieira
Strangloscope [Brazil]: Claudia Cardenas & Rafael Schlichting
Municipal Art Gallery of Thessaloniki – Casa Bianca address: 182, Vas. Olgas Av. & Them. Sofouli str., Thessaloniki
Dates and hours: 18-19-20 May 2022, 12:00 -20:00 (free entrance)