Migliaressi-Phoca Olga & Damaskou Despoina

SPAGHETTO sweet new style — is a projectile designed by Despoina Damaskou Architecture Studio — first launched in Venice in May 2019 with a public statement from its Manifesto the text of Vito Acconci: Public Space in a Private Time, January 1990. SPAGHETTO uses inventive experiments in design taken as a chance to go into research questions in a depth impossible in real contracts and accommodates works that could serve as models or examples, but in the strict theoretical, scientific, projected or even feisty sense of these terms, defining the projectile, as something thrown that produces a view or a conclusion. SPAGHETTO TESTS are based on visual propositions and intentional declarations of what may happen during the course of the projects. This collection of possibilities has embedded the principles of the prototypes: SPAGHETTO STOREFRONT, SPAGHETTO SOLARIUM, SPAGHETTO SILO, SPAGHETTO BALLROOM and ACOUSMONIUM. Spaghetto’s collaboration with artists and architects will include architectural projects (some only planned some executed), exhibitions, exhibition designs, stage sets and multimedia presentations and will apply criteria form to divergent disciplines “improperly” or comparatively to produce an heterogenous representation of others work. SPAGHETTO has shown works at “Sisterhood” Haus N’ Athens | YES Hotels Group | CONDO UNIT Breeder Athens | CI Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair | “Same River Twice” New Museum & DESTE Foundation at Benaki Museum Athens. SPAGHETTO includes ongoing projects: EROS, A PRIVATE CLUB IN ATHENS in collaboration with Katerina Komianou, SPAGHETTO SOLARIUM | BODY BUILDING series in collaboration with Olga Migliaressi-Phoca, SPAGHETTO SILO | I AM VERTICAL BUT I WOULD RATHER BE HORIZONTAL in collaboration with Lakis and Aris Ionas (The Callas), SPAGHETTO BALLROOM | SAFETY CARDS 1.00 in collaboration with Daniel Wetzel (Rimini Protokoll), SPAGHETTO SOLARIUM | GOODFEAR in collaboration with Olga Migliaressi-Phoca, SPAGHETTO SOLARIUM. You Cannot Hide for More Than Seven Years curatorial project includes: Malvina Panagiotidi IT WAS EVENING ALL AFTERNOON | Poka-Yio CAT PEOPLE | Olga Migliaressi-Phoca LOVES ME LOVES ME NOT. Despoina Damaskou (b. 1981) is an architect, curator with a Diploma in Architecture from the National Technical University of Athens — lives in Athens practicing in a dynamic “small organization – big project” context.

Olga Migliaressi-Phoca (b. 1981) lives and works in Athens. She was awarded her MFA in Photography & Related Media at Parsons, The New School for Design in New York in 2009. Prior to that she completed her Foundation Studies in Art & Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design and obtained her BFA in Fashion Photography at the London College of Fashion. She has exhibited her work in solo as well as group shows in art spaces and museums in Greece and abroad. Selected exhibitions include: Perpetual Endangered Tempo, P.E.T. Projects, Athens | GOODFEAR, in collaboration with Despoina Damaskou, SPAGHETTO SOLARIUM, hosted by The Breeder, Athens | Sisterhood, curated by Angelo Plessas, Haus N Athen, Athens | TEST THE WATERS, in collaboration with Despoina Damaskou, Spaghetto Test, SPAGHETTO SOLARIUM, Venice, Italy | Who’s The Fairest Of Them All?, curated by Despoina Damaskou and Angelo Plessas, SPAGHETTO, Athens with P.E.T. Projects, Athens for Contemporary Istanbul | Condo Unit, SPAGHETTO, Athens, A Collaborative Exhibition by 10 international galleries, organized by The Breeder, Athens | Highlight: Gramercy, curated by Paul Efstathiou and Eleanor Flatow, National Arts Club, New York | It Looks Like Up To Me, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens | Sin City, Dio Horia Contemporary Art Platform, Mykonos | Loves Me Loves Me Not, You Cannot Hide For More Than Seven Years Project by Despoina Damaskou Architecture Studio, Athens | The Equilibrists, curated by Gary Carrion-Murayari & Helga Christoffersen with Massimiliano Gioni, a project organized by the New Museum, New York and the DESTE Foundation, Athens in collaboration with the Benaki Museum | Coco Nuts, Dio Horia Contemporary Art Platform, Mykonos. In 2019-2020 she was an artist-in-residence at the Fountainhead Residency Program in Miami, Florida.


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