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Greek short dreams #2

Artemis Anastasiadou

Cinema of a tough coming-of-age

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Το Vancouver (2021)

Erato Alakiozidou

The boat I’m sailing on is the piano

Music is a way of life, a way of thinking, and a way of expression

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Erato Alakiozidou

Dimitris Papazoglou

Design that awakens the instinct

For a design to be successful it needs to sum up the very core of its topic

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Dimitris Papazoglou

Vladimiros Symeonidis

The conductor as a spiritual guide

For this energetic conductor with his exuberant expression on the podium, every new collaboration invites exploration and soul-searching, and every concert is akin to a journey

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Vladimiros Symeonidis

Apset

Visual art interventions, using public space a canvas

A vision with greener public space, better architectural standards and more art of all sorts and kinds

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ApSet

Vassilis Salpistis

We should place more trust in the viewer’s imagination

There are artwork renewing our gaze and revealing new facets every time we meet it

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Vassilis Salpistis

Tatiana Papadopoulou

Aim for happiness, not success

Dancers of North evolve as a collaborative effort

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Tatiana Papadopoulou

Athena Andreadis

Singing from the heart

This internationally celebrated Greek songstress has won over audiences and critics with her innate talent and soulful performance

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Athena Andreadis

Andreas Siadimas

The Cinematic Fruit of Research

It is vital to bring out elements which not even these characters know about themselves, sometimes; to break open their seals and their locks

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Andreas Siadimas

Dimitri Vassilakis

Jazz Democracy

Aiming to get better, faster, lighter; both physically and mentally

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Greek Documentary #4

Nikos Ziogas

The recording of each region’s tradition contributes to the collective memory

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Nikos Ziogas

Greek Documentary #3

Michalis Klioumis

We all crave for approval and we are in no position to place judgment on anyone. A deeper need lies under our choices

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Michalis Klioumis

Greek Documentary #2

Christos Barbas

With a smooth yet vibrant narrative, Barbas’ lens triggers a spontaneous feeling of empathy, without ever resorting to emotional blackmail

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Christos Barbas

Greek Documentary #1

Akis Kersanidis - Chryssa Tzelepi

We enjoy pulling things out of oblivion and into the light, placing them in their right dimensions

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Akis Kersanidis - Chryssa Tzelepi

Stelios Chatzikaleas

Utopia creates history

I cherish mistakes, I live, learn and evolve through them

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Stelios Chatzikaleas

Costas Picadas

Art meets Science

Greek visual artist Costas Picadas, who lives and creates in New York, explores through his artwork the connection between Science and Art

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Costas Picadas

Alexandros Nikolaidis

Not to be left with only silence...

Alexandros Nikolaidis wants to awaken our consciousness, bringing to the fore situations, stories and feelings that take place out there, in the “real” world

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Alexandros Nikolaidis

Tania Tsiridou

Boundaries and limits exist to be overcome

The norms that govern the dynamics of our coexistence are often mere contracts to guarantee society’s survival

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Tania Tsiridou

Nikos Zafranas

Practicing Life on the Piano

“Working alongside fellow musicians, it’s a truly unique condition that allows you to co-exist, to communicate, to evolve.”

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Zafranas

Syros International Film Festival

“Off season”, but always clued-in

The 9th edition of the Syros International Film Festival, taking place from June 22 to June 26, in Ermoupoli, the capital of Syros island

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syros-international-film-festival

Kalos&Klio

Towards a new vision

An artistic duo boasting a notable trajectory and international acclaim, Kalos&Klio have been working in tandem for more than 15 years.

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Kalos&Klio

Ioanna Sakellaraki

Images of memory and loss

Ioanna Sakellaraki, at just 31 years of age, has already crystallized a concrete and solid view on photographic depiction

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Ioanna Sakellaraki

Dimitris Zahos

Like a letter sent to long-gone friends

Dimitris Zahos, right from his early steps as a passionate movie lover and a film student, perceived cinema as a conjoint and collective process.

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Dimitris Zahos

Marianna Ignataki

Masks, dark fairy tales and romantic childlikeness

The fluid meaning of art and the imprint of travel are characteristic of the work of Marianna Ignataki

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Marianna Ignataki

Thanos Kyparos

Borders are for countries, they do not apply to music

The date is set for spring 2022, at Carnegie Hall of New York. Thirteen-year-old Thanos Kyparos envisages becoming the soloist of top-notch orchestras on a worldwide scale.

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Thanos Kyparos

Niki Gleoudi

The Street as Scenery

She recently received an outstanding international acclaim, being included in Gulnara Samoilova's "Women Street Photographers" edition (Prestel, 2021)

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GLEOUDI

Vassilis Gogtzilas

As the hand dances on paper

Vassilis Gogtzilas, born and raised in Thessaloniki, had discovered ever since his early childhood the key to unlock the gates leading to alternative worlds.

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Vassilis Gogtzilas

Pericles Kanaris

Greek Rebetiko and American Blues

Interpretation derives from within and entails a genuine experience – An internal battle between Athens and New York

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Perikles Kanaris

Stefanos Rokos

Creator and explorer

A journey, an experience, a person, and the arts are all among the things that can inspire Stefanos Rokos

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Stefanos Rokos

Christos Galileas

My violin is my voice

A citizen of the world, an artist of the world, Christos Galileas seeks to claim a place for the Thessaloniki Concert Hall on the global market.

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Christos Galileas

John Mavroudis

It feels nice to see that your work is recognized and has an impact

John Mavroudis’ works have been awarded and talked about, often going as far as to make a mark on society

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John Mavroudis

Maria Makraki

The music lives inside her

The internationally acclaimed orchestra conductor and artistic director of Berlin’s Camerata Europæa, is an ambassadress of Greek culture in Europe

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Maria Makraki

Mikhail Karikis

No-one should be excluded from culture

Mikhail Karikis, born in Thessaloniki, is a visual thinker who converses with the grave contemporary problems of mankind.

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Mikhail Karikis

Olga Deikou

Photographing the city’s soul

Photographer Olga Deikou, through frames and compositions that seem to have sprang out of a Wong Kar-Wai film, captures an unseen truth that cannot be portrayed through words.

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Olga Deikou

Eleni Efthymiou

Talented and inspired

One of the most active directors and restless spirits of the new generation, Eleni Efthymiou, in less than a decade, has made a name for herself in the Greek theatre

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Eleni Efthymiou

Alexandros Plomaritis

The importance of being real

«I do performances because it’s what I know how to do. It’s the truest form of art, as it allows me to be myself. I’m not acting, I’m not playing a role.»

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Alexandros Plomaritis

George-Emmanuel Lazaridis

Without music, life makes no sense to me

Versatile, inquisitive, and active, he has an illustrious 30-year journey as a soloist, composer and educator, both in Greece and abroad, under his belt

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Lazaridis

Alexandros Efklidis

Breaking stereotypes

The Artistic Director of the Alternative Stage of the National Opera of Greece embodies the new, "experimental" era of lyric theater in Greece.

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Αλέξανδρος Ευκλείδης

Publications GR #2

Yorgos Konstantinou

Transforming complicating ideas into comprehensible images

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Yorgos Konstantinou

Publications GR #1

Panos Karnezis

London is a sneak glance at a future society

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karnezis

Greek directors rising #4

Michalis Kostantatos

Kostantatos' films were screened from Cannes all the way to Venice, triggering a sweet sense of anticipation for his latest film, "All the pretty little horses".

Learn More
Michalis Konstantatos

Greek directors rising #3

Dimitris Koutsiabasakos

Society, politics and the fate of man crushed by events, are always in the frame of Koutsiabasakos' camera

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Dimitris Koutsiabasakos

Greek directors rising #2

Christos Nikou

Apples by Christos Nikou are landing of the International Competition section of the 61st Thessaloniki Film Festival, triggering the first sold-out of this year’s online festival edition in the blink of an eye!

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Christos Nikou

Greek directors rising #1

Georgis Grigorakis

Feature debut by director Georgis Grigorakis, titled Digger, takes part in the International Competition section of the 61st Thessaloniki International Film Festival, revealing a genuine and pure talent of Greek contemporary cinema

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Georgis Grigorakis

Dimitris Maramis

A modern-day Ulysses of music

Dimitris Maramis sails through a sea of ancestral myths, folktale and iconic masterpieces of Greek literature to craft a world of pure magic

Learn More
ΜΑΡΑΜΗΣ

The Prefabricated Quartet

If you want to play like a team, you must breathe as one.

They have composed original music for feature and short films; they have been live-accompanying silent films’ screenings, they have worked from time to time on TV productions.

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Τhe Prefabricated Quartet

Dimitris Polychroniadis

The charm of transience

Once we find ourselves gathered up in a joined-up place again, released from fear, I believe that we’ll enthusiastically rediscover the value of collective experience

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Δημήτρης Πολυχρονιάδης

Christoforos Doulgeris

Industrial Landscapes

Urban architecture and industrial landscapes seem to be lit with life through the lens of the internationally acclaimed visual photographer Christophoros Doulgeris

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Δουλγέρης

Nikolas Anadolis

The lockdown's jazz soundtrack 

Thessaloniki-born composer and jazz pianist, Nikolas Anadolis, one of the top-notch names of the younger generation, made the best out of the lockdown, crafting his latest album, Violetera

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Nikolas Anadolis

Panagiotis Kountouras

Opening windows to countless worlds

For Panagiotis Kountouras cinema and literature are two interconnected versions of a profound need for communication and contact.

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KOUNTOURAS

Panos Tsagaris

The Artist's Journey

Τhe fragile relationship between the visible and the invisible, the tangible and the intangible, the sacred and the unholy

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panos tsagaris

Stelios Kois

People and buildings, a living relationship

Stelios Kois sees buildings as living organisms, just as he does when he designs.

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KOIS ASSOCIATED

Christos Dimitriou

Taming the light, sculpting the human identity

The artistic roaming of Christos Dimitriou has always been human-centered, but not in the strict sense of portraits.

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Aris Georgiou

Rosso Mataroa

For Aris Georgiou, the multifaceted artist who’s engaged himself mostly with photography, red is a constant fixture on his lense

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Danae Toursoglou

Robo[eco]logy

Focusing on an architectural philosophy which is interpolated with modern art and circumvents museological conceptions.

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toursoglou

Simos Papanas

There’s no match for a live concert!

First and foremost, we must learn to treasure our own country’s musical heritage

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Mantility

Raw material: Silk and talent

The Mantility brand name is a play-on-words between the Greek word mantili (meaning “scarf”) and the word mentality

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Aris Katsilakis

Shaping the Clay

Α dystopian, yet exhilarating, imaginary futuristic landscape

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Katsilakis

Petros Klampanis

The Bass Ace

The freedom and the expressive arsenal of jazz serve as a source of inspiration for the internationally acclaimed Greek bass player and composer.

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Thanasis Babalis

Geometry and nature

Product design, from London and New York to Thessaloniki and all over the world.

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Manos Milonakis

Treeman, with roots and branches

A composer and architect observes the era of the coronavirus

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Yiorgis Yerolymbos

Architecture of poetic images

Wait, do buildings talk? Of course they do.

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Giorgos Tzinoudis

Painting COVID-19

Βlack and white represent the primary conditions of existence, they go beyond the definition of color; they embody presence and absence

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Ioannis Gagrinas

MATAROA First Prize

Plenty of mud, a handful of beetles, one physical education graduate and the first prize of the MATAROA contest, how can all this be connected?

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Thalia Gatzouli

Art and Medicine

When the composition of matter, its energy, wear and degradation become art.

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Even Heroes are Vulnerable

Giorgos Taxidis

Pared-down images, like poems

“The image will prevail”, is the firm belief of Giorgos Taxidis and his artwork is based on this declaration of faith.

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Γιώργος Ταξίδης

#PRESS_photostories

Photojournalism on display

Breathtaking pictures reenacting an entire year’s events

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#PRESS_photo 2019 Tatiana Mpolari

Lia Nalbantidou

Urban Secret Garden

The most recent photography project of Thessaloniki-born photographer Lia Nalbantidou.

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Λία Ναλμπαντίδου

MATAROA AWARDS 2019

Ten emerging artists about to “set sail”

The Cultural Society and the 4th Art Thessaloniki invited ten emerging artists to get onboard the MATAROA “ship”.

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Stathis Mitsios

Restless light

3D digital stage design goes beyond the fascination of the image.

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Konstantinos Diminakis

Classical music without borders

Starting from Thessaloniki, he illuminates Greece's coordinates across the international map.

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Ζoi Tsokanou

Focus on openness

Establishing a presence in Europe is what the Director of TSSO seeks to achieve.

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Thodoris Papadimitriou

Music with images

From the direction of the MOYSA orchestra to the cinema and the theater.

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LoT

Cosmopolitan architecture

Helen Petaloti and Leonidas Traboukis bridge the two sides of the Atlantic.

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Chronis Spanos

Architectural illusions

The photographer who loves buildings, geometry and the imaginative.

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Costakis Collection

The World Treasure of Russian Modernism in Thessaloniki

Costakis Collection has been steadily attracting keen interest of major European and US museums.

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Anna Foka

Works that trace back the artist's roots

She lives in Paris but has never turned her gaze away from «Small Greece», casting a critical and nostalgic view.

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Murals

Wall-mounted art

Τhe city's public visual identity is carved onto the walls of its buildings, ever since 2010.

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George Poupis

In Bay Area filled with awe

When the late lamented artist photographer from Thessaloniki first set his eyes on the Pacific Ocean.

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63high

Analog hearts

A band that climbed its way to a brave new sound.

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Million Hollers

With the love of the blues

Southern-American tunes take over the soul of a local band.

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Fog Ensemble

In Thessaloniki, music rises out of the fog

Orchestral pieces, light touches of electric sound, a cinematographic ambience, this group sure knows how to make it special.

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Jane Doe

Alternative to the bone

This Thessaloniki-based band was loved by both critics and the audience.

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Memphis

Hard sound, soft melodies

The band's name and its indie rock heart may point elsewhere, but the lyrics are Greek.

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Nikos Krionidis

Art narrates the world

From Xanthi and Thassos to the four corners of the planet, through an autobiographical journey.

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Beetroot

Mind the Monsters

Winners of international awards and distinctions, they design the visual identity of a varied clientele, now… they export Monsters.

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Stratos Kalafatis

The Colors of Faith

People, places and spirituality become one flesh through the work of a renowned artist.

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Apostolos Palavrakis

Spaces In –Between

Artist and curator, he constantly embarks on a never-ending inspirational journey through his works.

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Apostolos Karakasis – Gabriel Tzafka

A success story made in cinema

Two different auteurs, who crossed paths by chance a decade ago, in the newly-founded Cinema Faculty, sharing a teacher-student bond.

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May Roosevelt

Theremin / Poetry / Airports

Taking over the electronic scene, armed with a Greek, yet universal, identity.

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Apostolos Georgiou

Mr. Loneliness

The dirt roads of old Thessaloniki, together with the sunset of Thermaikos Bay and the solitude of human nature.

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Sakis Papademetriou

The restless position of the improviser

"Art is what makes life more interesting than art". Robert Filliou

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Cayetano

The musician who would become a librarian

George Bratanis possesses the gift of an exuberant musical personality.

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Fair Weather Friends Records

Vinyl from the Future

Sotiris Posporelis and Yiannis Drisis created their label as an ode to friendly relationships.

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Kostas Magginas Trio

All That Jazz

From the improvisational and harmonious tradition of jazz to the whole spectrum of music.

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Yako Trio

Unexpected conversation with tradition

Inspiration by the great Greek musician Giannis Konstantinidis on jazz tracks.

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Lakis Tzimkas

Salonika jazz

The excellent bassist and composer and his collaborations.

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Simos Kakalas

Greek theater in search of openness

When language and tradition can become passports that transcend all borders.

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Gianni Skaragas

Long-distance writing

The writer whoo seeks to invent a private language idiom, dangling between Greek and English.

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Stavros Damos

Illustrating legends

Great personalities come alive with his digital pen.

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The Guest Project

Invitation to performance

An artistic research and creation platform based in Thessaloniki.

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Thessaloniki International Film Festival

A conversation with human reality

Outwardness is an inherent and holistic quality of the Festival

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Vasilis Avramidis

Imaginary Landscapes

He paints landscapes and architectural structures in search of the human footprint.

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Greek short dreams #2

Artemis Anastasiadou

Cinema of a tough coming-of-age

Learn More
Το Vancouver (2021)

Erato Alakiozidou

The boat I’m sailing on is the piano

Music is a way of life, a way of thinking, and a way of expression

Learn More
Erato Alakiozidou

Dimitris Papazoglou

Design that awakens the instinct

For a design to be successful it needs to sum up the very core of its topic

Learn More
Dimitris Papazoglou

Vladimiros Symeonidis

The conductor as a spiritual guide

For this energetic conductor with his exuberant expression on the podium, every new collaboration invites exploration and soul-searching, and every concert is akin to a journey

Learn More
Vladimiros Symeonidis

Apset

Visual art interventions, using public space a canvas

A vision with greener public space, better architectural standards and more art of all sorts and kinds

Learn More
ApSet

Vassilis Salpistis

We should place more trust in the viewer’s imagination

There are artwork renewing our gaze and revealing new facets every time we meet it

Learn More
Vassilis Salpistis

Tatiana Papadopoulou

Aim for happiness, not success

Dancers of North evolve as a collaborative effort

Learn More
Tatiana Papadopoulou

Athena Andreadis

Singing from the heart

This internationally celebrated Greek songstress has won over audiences and critics with her innate talent and soulful performance

Learn More
Athena Andreadis

Andreas Siadimas

The Cinematic Fruit of Research

It is vital to bring out elements which not even these characters know about themselves, sometimes; to break open their seals and their locks

Learn More
Andreas Siadimas

Dimitri Vassilakis

Jazz Democracy

Aiming to get better, faster, lighter; both physically and mentally

Learn More

Greek Documentary #4

Nikos Ziogas

The recording of each region’s tradition contributes to the collective memory

Learn More
Nikos Ziogas

Greek Documentary #3

Michalis Klioumis

We all crave for approval and we are in no position to place judgment on anyone. A deeper need lies under our choices

Learn More
Michalis Klioumis

Greek Documentary #2

Christos Barbas

With a smooth yet vibrant narrative, Barbas’ lens triggers a spontaneous feeling of empathy, without ever resorting to emotional blackmail

Learn More
Christos Barbas

Greek Documentary #1

Akis Kersanidis - Chryssa Tzelepi

We enjoy pulling things out of oblivion and into the light, placing them in their right dimensions

Learn More
Akis Kersanidis - Chryssa Tzelepi

Stelios Chatzikaleas

Utopia creates history

I cherish mistakes, I live, learn and evolve through them

Learn More
Stelios Chatzikaleas

Costas Picadas

Art meets Science

Greek visual artist Costas Picadas, who lives and creates in New York, explores through his artwork the connection between Science and Art

Learn More
Costas Picadas

Alexandros Nikolaidis

Not to be left with only silence...

Alexandros Nikolaidis wants to awaken our consciousness, bringing to the fore situations, stories and feelings that take place out there, in the “real” world

Learn More
Alexandros Nikolaidis

Tania Tsiridou

Boundaries and limits exist to be overcome

The norms that govern the dynamics of our coexistence are often mere contracts to guarantee society’s survival

Learn More
Tania Tsiridou

Nikos Zafranas

Practicing Life on the Piano

“Working alongside fellow musicians, it’s a truly unique condition that allows you to co-exist, to communicate, to evolve.”

Learn More
Zafranas

Syros International Film Festival

“Off season”, but always clued-in

The 9th edition of the Syros International Film Festival, taking place from June 22 to June 26, in Ermoupoli, the capital of Syros island

Learn More
syros-international-film-festival

Kalos&Klio

Towards a new vision

An artistic duo boasting a notable trajectory and international acclaim, Kalos&Klio have been working in tandem for more than 15 years.

Learn More
Kalos&Klio

Ioanna Sakellaraki

Images of memory and loss

Ioanna Sakellaraki, at just 31 years of age, has already crystallized a concrete and solid view on photographic depiction

Learn More
Ioanna Sakellaraki

Dimitris Zahos

Like a letter sent to long-gone friends

Dimitris Zahos, right from his early steps as a passionate movie lover and a film student, perceived cinema as a conjoint and collective process.

Learn More
Dimitris Zahos

Marianna Ignataki

Masks, dark fairy tales and romantic childlikeness

The fluid meaning of art and the imprint of travel are characteristic of the work of Marianna Ignataki

Learn More
Marianna Ignataki

Thanos Kyparos

Borders are for countries, they do not apply to music

The date is set for spring 2022, at Carnegie Hall of New York. Thirteen-year-old Thanos Kyparos envisages becoming the soloist of top-notch orchestras on a worldwide scale.

Learn More
Thanos Kyparos

Niki Gleoudi

The Street as Scenery

She recently received an outstanding international acclaim, being included in Gulnara Samoilova's "Women Street Photographers" edition (Prestel, 2021)

Learn More
GLEOUDI

Vassilis Gogtzilas

As the hand dances on paper

Vassilis Gogtzilas, born and raised in Thessaloniki, had discovered ever since his early childhood the key to unlock the gates leading to alternative worlds.

Learn More
Vassilis Gogtzilas

Pericles Kanaris

Greek Rebetiko and American Blues

Interpretation derives from within and entails a genuine experience – An internal battle between Athens and New York

Learn More
Perikles Kanaris

Stefanos Rokos

Creator and explorer

A journey, an experience, a person, and the arts are all among the things that can inspire Stefanos Rokos

Learn More
Stefanos Rokos

Christos Galileas

My violin is my voice

A citizen of the world, an artist of the world, Christos Galileas seeks to claim a place for the Thessaloniki Concert Hall on the global market.

Learn More
Christos Galileas

John Mavroudis

It feels nice to see that your work is recognized and has an impact

John Mavroudis’ works have been awarded and talked about, often going as far as to make a mark on society

Learn More
John Mavroudis

Maria Makraki

The music lives inside her

The internationally acclaimed orchestra conductor and artistic director of Berlin’s Camerata Europæa, is an ambassadress of Greek culture in Europe

Learn More
Maria Makraki

Mikhail Karikis

No-one should be excluded from culture

Mikhail Karikis, born in Thessaloniki, is a visual thinker who converses with the grave contemporary problems of mankind.

Learn More
Mikhail Karikis

Olga Deikou

Photographing the city’s soul

Photographer Olga Deikou, through frames and compositions that seem to have sprang out of a Wong Kar-Wai film, captures an unseen truth that cannot be portrayed through words.

Learn More
Olga Deikou

Eleni Efthymiou

Talented and inspired

One of the most active directors and restless spirits of the new generation, Eleni Efthymiou, in less than a decade, has made a name for herself in the Greek theatre

Learn More
Eleni Efthymiou

Alexandros Plomaritis

The importance of being real

«I do performances because it’s what I know how to do. It’s the truest form of art, as it allows me to be myself. I’m not acting, I’m not playing a role.»

Learn More
Alexandros Plomaritis

George-Emmanuel Lazaridis

Without music, life makes no sense to me

Versatile, inquisitive, and active, he has an illustrious 30-year journey as a soloist, composer and educator, both in Greece and abroad, under his belt

Learn More
Lazaridis

Alexandros Efklidis

Breaking stereotypes

The Artistic Director of the Alternative Stage of the National Opera of Greece embodies the new, "experimental" era of lyric theater in Greece.

Learn More
Αλέξανδρος Ευκλείδης

Publications GR #2

Yorgos Konstantinou

Transforming complicating ideas into comprehensible images

Learn More
Yorgos Konstantinou

Publications GR #1

Panos Karnezis

London is a sneak glance at a future society

Learn More
karnezis

Greek directors rising #4

Michalis Kostantatos

Kostantatos' films were screened from Cannes all the way to Venice, triggering a sweet sense of anticipation for his latest film, "All the pretty little horses".

Learn More
Michalis Konstantatos

Greek directors rising #3

Dimitris Koutsiabasakos

Society, politics and the fate of man crushed by events, are always in the frame of Koutsiabasakos' camera

Learn More
Dimitris Koutsiabasakos

Greek directors rising #2

Christos Nikou

Apples by Christos Nikou are landing of the International Competition section of the 61st Thessaloniki Film Festival, triggering the first sold-out of this year’s online festival edition in the blink of an eye!

Learn More
Christos Nikou

Greek directors rising #1

Georgis Grigorakis

Feature debut by director Georgis Grigorakis, titled Digger, takes part in the International Competition section of the 61st Thessaloniki International Film Festival, revealing a genuine and pure talent of Greek contemporary cinema

Learn More
Georgis Grigorakis

Dimitris Maramis

A modern-day Ulysses of music

Dimitris Maramis sails through a sea of ancestral myths, folktale and iconic masterpieces of Greek literature to craft a world of pure magic

Learn More
ΜΑΡΑΜΗΣ

The Prefabricated Quartet

If you want to play like a team, you must breathe as one.

They have composed original music for feature and short films; they have been live-accompanying silent films’ screenings, they have worked from time to time on TV productions.

Learn More
Τhe Prefabricated Quartet

Dimitris Polychroniadis

The charm of transience

Once we find ourselves gathered up in a joined-up place again, released from fear, I believe that we’ll enthusiastically rediscover the value of collective experience

Learn More
Δημήτρης Πολυχρονιάδης

Christoforos Doulgeris

Industrial Landscapes

Urban architecture and industrial landscapes seem to be lit with life through the lens of the internationally acclaimed visual photographer Christophoros Doulgeris

Learn More
Δουλγέρης

Nikolas Anadolis

The lockdown's jazz soundtrack 

Thessaloniki-born composer and jazz pianist, Nikolas Anadolis, one of the top-notch names of the younger generation, made the best out of the lockdown, crafting his latest album, Violetera

Learn More
Nikolas Anadolis

Panagiotis Kountouras

Opening windows to countless worlds

For Panagiotis Kountouras cinema and literature are two interconnected versions of a profound need for communication and contact.

Learn More
KOUNTOURAS

Panos Tsagaris

The Artist's Journey

Τhe fragile relationship between the visible and the invisible, the tangible and the intangible, the sacred and the unholy

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Stelios Kois

People and buildings, a living relationship

Stelios Kois sees buildings as living organisms, just as he does when he designs.

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Christos Dimitriou

Taming the light, sculpting the human identity

The artistic roaming of Christos Dimitriou has always been human-centered, but not in the strict sense of portraits.

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Aris Georgiou

Rosso Mataroa

For Aris Georgiou, the multifaceted artist who’s engaged himself mostly with photography, red is a constant fixture on his lense

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Danae Toursoglou

Robo[eco]logy

Focusing on an architectural philosophy which is interpolated with modern art and circumvents museological conceptions.

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Simos Papanas

There’s no match for a live concert!

First and foremost, we must learn to treasure our own country’s musical heritage

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Mantility

Raw material: Silk and talent

The Mantility brand name is a play-on-words between the Greek word mantili (meaning “scarf”) and the word mentality

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Aris Katsilakis

Shaping the Clay

Α dystopian, yet exhilarating, imaginary futuristic landscape

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Petros Klampanis

The Bass Ace

The freedom and the expressive arsenal of jazz serve as a source of inspiration for the internationally acclaimed Greek bass player and composer.

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Thanasis Babalis

Geometry and nature

Product design, from London and New York to Thessaloniki and all over the world.

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Manos Milonakis

Treeman, with roots and branches

A composer and architect observes the era of the coronavirus

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Yiorgis Yerolymbos

Architecture of poetic images

Wait, do buildings talk? Of course they do.

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Giorgos Tzinoudis

Painting COVID-19

Βlack and white represent the primary conditions of existence, they go beyond the definition of color; they embody presence and absence

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Ioannis Gagrinas

MATAROA First Prize

Plenty of mud, a handful of beetles, one physical education graduate and the first prize of the MATAROA contest, how can all this be connected?

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Thalia Gatzouli

Art and Medicine

When the composition of matter, its energy, wear and degradation become art.

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Giorgos Taxidis

Pared-down images, like poems

“The image will prevail”, is the firm belief of Giorgos Taxidis and his artwork is based on this declaration of faith.

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Γιώργος Ταξίδης

#PRESS_photostories

Photojournalism on display

Breathtaking pictures reenacting an entire year’s events

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Lia Nalbantidou

Urban Secret Garden

The most recent photography project of Thessaloniki-born photographer Lia Nalbantidou.

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MATAROA AWARDS 2019

Ten emerging artists about to “set sail”

The Cultural Society and the 4th Art Thessaloniki invited ten emerging artists to get onboard the MATAROA “ship”.

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Stathis Mitsios

Restless light

3D digital stage design goes beyond the fascination of the image.

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Konstantinos Diminakis

Classical music without borders

Starting from Thessaloniki, he illuminates Greece's coordinates across the international map.

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Ζoi Tsokanou

Focus on openness

Establishing a presence in Europe is what the Director of TSSO seeks to achieve.

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Thodoris Papadimitriou

Music with images

From the direction of the MOYSA orchestra to the cinema and the theater.

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LoT

Cosmopolitan architecture

Helen Petaloti and Leonidas Traboukis bridge the two sides of the Atlantic.

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Chronis Spanos

Architectural illusions

The photographer who loves buildings, geometry and the imaginative.

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Costakis Collection

The World Treasure of Russian Modernism in Thessaloniki

Costakis Collection has been steadily attracting keen interest of major European and US museums.

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Anna Foka

Works that trace back the artist's roots

She lives in Paris but has never turned her gaze away from «Small Greece», casting a critical and nostalgic view.

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Murals

Wall-mounted art

Τhe city's public visual identity is carved onto the walls of its buildings, ever since 2010.

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George Poupis

In Bay Area filled with awe

When the late lamented artist photographer from Thessaloniki first set his eyes on the Pacific Ocean.

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Analog hearts

A band that climbed its way to a brave new sound.

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Million Hollers

With the love of the blues

Southern-American tunes take over the soul of a local band.

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Fog Ensemble

In Thessaloniki, music rises out of the fog

Orchestral pieces, light touches of electric sound, a cinematographic ambience, this group sure knows how to make it special.

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Jane Doe

Alternative to the bone

This Thessaloniki-based band was loved by both critics and the audience.

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Memphis

Hard sound, soft melodies

The band's name and its indie rock heart may point elsewhere, but the lyrics are Greek.

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Nikos Krionidis

Art narrates the world

From Xanthi and Thassos to the four corners of the planet, through an autobiographical journey.

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Beetroot

Mind the Monsters

Winners of international awards and distinctions, they design the visual identity of a varied clientele, now… they export Monsters.

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Stratos Kalafatis

The Colors of Faith

People, places and spirituality become one flesh through the work of a renowned artist.

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Apostolos Palavrakis

Spaces In –Between

Artist and curator, he constantly embarks on a never-ending inspirational journey through his works.

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Apostolos Karakasis – Gabriel Tzafka

A success story made in cinema

Two different auteurs, who crossed paths by chance a decade ago, in the newly-founded Cinema Faculty, sharing a teacher-student bond.

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May Roosevelt

Theremin / Poetry / Airports

Taking over the electronic scene, armed with a Greek, yet universal, identity.

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Apostolos Georgiou

Mr. Loneliness

The dirt roads of old Thessaloniki, together with the sunset of Thermaikos Bay and the solitude of human nature.

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Sakis Papademetriou

The restless position of the improviser

"Art is what makes life more interesting than art". Robert Filliou

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Cayetano

The musician who would become a librarian

George Bratanis possesses the gift of an exuberant musical personality.

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Fair Weather Friends Records

Vinyl from the Future

Sotiris Posporelis and Yiannis Drisis created their label as an ode to friendly relationships.

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Kostas Magginas Trio

All That Jazz

From the improvisational and harmonious tradition of jazz to the whole spectrum of music.

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Yako Trio

Unexpected conversation with tradition

Inspiration by the great Greek musician Giannis Konstantinidis on jazz tracks.

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Lakis Tzimkas

Salonika jazz

The excellent bassist and composer and his collaborations.

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Simos Kakalas

Greek theater in search of openness

When language and tradition can become passports that transcend all borders.

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Gianni Skaragas

Long-distance writing

The writer whoo seeks to invent a private language idiom, dangling between Greek and English.

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Stavros Damos

Illustrating legends

Great personalities come alive with his digital pen.

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The Guest Project

Invitation to performance

An artistic research and creation platform based in Thessaloniki.

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Thessaloniki International Film Festival

A conversation with human reality

Outwardness is an inherent and holistic quality of the Festival

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Vasilis Avramidis

Imaginary Landscapes

He paints landscapes and architectural structures in search of the human footprint.

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