Art Athina, the most important art fair in Greece and one of the oldest ones in Europe, is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The 2023 edition will take place on September 14-17, 2023, at the Zappeion Mansion, under the patronage of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou.

30 years of Art Athina

Art Athina was founded by the Hellenic Art Galleries Association in 1993. Since its establishment, the fair has brought together an international audience of collectors, curators, museum directors, artists, designers, art lovers and journalists. Over time, the core of Art Athina has been enriched by national and international participation, and its multidisciplinary program has been expanded through partnerships with prestigious art professionals, museums and institutions, as well as through tributes to the local scenes of other countries and educational programs.

The 2023 fair

This year’s anniversary edition boasts a total of 67 art galleries from Greece and nine other countries, featuring a rich program of parallel events, panel discussions and educational activities. According to the organization’s Press release, the events focus “on the broader collaboration of a group of young, dynamic curators and, at the same time, on the dialog between art galleries from Greece and abroad”.

The Zappeion Mansion will act as a meeting point for the proposals of visual artists, whether represented by local galleries or those traveling to Athens from Germany, France, the Netherlands, Cyprus, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Poland and Romania.

Apart from the main exhibition, parallel events also include: Projects, presenting independent art spaces, curated by Olympia Tzortzi; Talks, discussions with distinguished guests, around four different thematic axes, curated by Danae Giannoglou; a section dedicated to Video, curated by Akis Kokkinos; and a section focused on performance art, curated by Panos Giannikopoulos.