Dionisis Christofilogiannis

Dionisis Christofilogiannis (b. 1973, Greece) Lives and works in Athens. Currently, Dionisis Christofilogiannis is a Visual Arts instructor at the American College of Greece DEREE. Dionisis’ artistic approach deals with a dialogue between different types of art. His works dominate the architectural element and geometrical forms where simplicity, purity, and abstraction come together with beautification and lyricism. He comments on the contemporary social, economic, and political disorder where the right to housing, a fundamental human right, is placed under constant questioning.


He is the founder of the active artist-run space52 and the magazine “one after another” in Athens. Space52 supports Athens-based artists and continuously seeks collaborations with art spaces and professionals from abroad and serves as a hub for local and international creatives, intellectuals, and theoreticians. The main focus of all space52’s engagements is the current inquiries of our growing dynamic community. In 2021 space52 was awarded the NEON Grant towards the realization of the group international exhibition entitled “Never cross the same river twice”. Dionisis’ latest project is called MOMAFAD (Museum of Modern Art For a Day) presented as part of the exhibition “SunShip: The Arc That Makes The Flood Possible”, Arts Letters & Numbers at the CITYX Venice Italian Virtual Pavilion of the 17th Venice Biennale of Architecture. The inauguration of MOMAFAD with the presentation of the documentary film and the open discussion took place at EMST – Museum of Contemporary Art (link) in Athens on November 18, 2021. MOMAFAD features the works of 26 contemporary artists working in Greece in Athens’s former Hellinikon International Airport for the duration of a day. Taking over the iconic structure designed in 1968 by the pre-eminent Finish architect Eero Saarinen, MOMAFAD, a civic intervention, and a temporary institution, aims to reimagine the present and future of Hellinikon at a critical moment in its history.
In 2020 space52 published the Quarantine Exhibition Catalogue on the occasion of the Open Call during COVID-19 at Space52, Athens. The catalog published in the context of the “Quarantine Exhibition” is for sale and is invited at the collection of the EMST – National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens.
Recent exhibitions include CITYX Venice Italian Virtual Pavilion of the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale, EMST – National Museum of Contemporary Art Greece, MOMus Thessaloniki, and Biennale 6: Thessaloniki, State Museum of Contemporary Art of Thessaloniki, Contemporary Museum of Naples, Museo of Contemporary arts Iberoamericano (Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo (MEIAC) or Ibero-American Museum of Contemporary Art), Muzeul de Artă ClujNapoca, Nakagawa Gallery Tokyo, Hydra School Projects, Luciano Benetton Collection, KunsthalleAthens, Celeste Prize-New York, Benaki Museum Athens, TINA-B Prague. Has also co-curated several exhibitions, including “In the Studio” at Kunsthalle Athens (2013); “I fought the X and the X won”, at the National Museum of Malta and Romania (2011); “The Cutting Edge” in Romania (2011). He is also a set designer and has collaborated with important directors, such as Razvan Mazilu at the National Theater of Timisoara, and Robert Wilson at the National Theater in Athens.