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Greece in USA at the Consulate General of France in New York

Consulate General of France in New York

Opening : Thursday, February 17th, 2022, 6 pm

The exhibition will last for one month for the public by appointment only

RSVP for the month-long exhibition :

Project Initiator / coordinator: Eirini Linardaki

Curatorial Team: Shani Ha, Julien Gardair, François-Thibaut Pencenat,

Eleni Riga / Graphic design : Vincent Parisot

Major Partner : ARCAthens

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In 2022, we are initiating a new research project and exhibition in New York on art networks and how they create new paradigms in contemporary art. More than 100 artists and curators are invited to “occupy” the Greek General Consulate and French General Consulate in New York!


We will attempt to demonstrate how as actors of the arts we inhabit our time and nourish our work with the responsibilities that are born specifically from our presence within communities, from our universal need of belonging and sharing. The works are curated having in my mind the daily interaction between the exhibits and the staff of the Consulates.


The project is conducted as a cooperative effort by the Occupy Art Project team. It is led by independent artists and curators.


We would like to highlight initiatives that respond to socio-political shifts, activist approaches, community based and public art projects that aim to shift hierarchies and provide more representation and accessibility for artistic minories (artists immigrants, parents, artists in reintegration etc.)

Furthermore, we will create a map of initiatives and promote art networks and artists that question, explore and create new paradigms in contemporary and public art.


“ We’re very proud to be hosting this exhibition at the Consulates General of Greece and France in New York. This project led by independent artists and curators aims to transform public space through art in a very inclusive way. It is also the occasion for us to remind Greek and French communities, European and American friends that our doors are always open to them. So, enjoy this unique exhibition! “

Konstantinos Koutras, Consul General of Greece in New York

Jérémie Robert, Consul General of France in New York


Participants (Networks, Curators, Artists) : Public Art as a Commune, Curator : Eirini Linardaki, Artists: Eozen Agopian,  Yuna Amand, Jean-Baptiste Bernadet, Ronald Cornelissen,  Antoinette Ellis-Williams,  Lynn Foss, Renee Magnanti, Aristides Logothetis, Natalia Lopez,  Bill Pangburn, Vincent Parisot, Abraham Poincheval,  Jason Rosenberg, Rose Mari Torpo, Frauke Schlitz, Panos Tsagaris, Song Xin, Melanie Vote, Julien Gardair /

Commu-ne-nity-te, Curator : François-Thibaut Pencenat, Artists : Alex Lécuiller, François-Thibaut Pencenat, Maxime Thieffine, Yue Yuan /

ARCAthens, Curator : Eleni Riga, Artists : Blanka Amezkua, Elia Alba, Michael Paul Britto, Sofia Dona, Eirene Efstathiou, Groana Melendez, Maro Michalakakos, Eirini Linardaki, with special contribution from the curator Stamatina Gregory /

SHIM,  Curators : Sarah Olson – Peter Hopkins Artists : Zerek Kempf, Christina Massey, Sarah Olson, Etty Yaniv, Christy Speakman, Gunjan Tyagi, Concetta Abatte, Tessa Grundon, Jill Krutick, Christina Kyriakidou, Lucia Rollow, Eco-Squisite Corpse /

Greece in USA, Curator : Sozita Goudouna, Artists : Chet Moye Lubarsky, Zoi Kyvèli, Ege Okal, Adam Hafez, Alina and Jeff Bliumis / Invitation Personnelle, Curator : Shani Ha, Artists : Fanny Allié, Dominique Duroseau, Amélie Gaulier, Yana Dimitrova, Frances Ellen Zuma / By The End of The Day, Curator : Tim D’Agostino, Artists : Tim D’Agostino, Alexandros Georgiou, Jasmin Sian, Judy Aiello / Ors, Curator : Julien Gardair Artists : Julien Gardair, Bianca Boragi, Andrew Cornell Robinson, Florence Vacher / NOUCMAS, Curator : Vincent Meyrignac, Artists : Vincent Meyrignac, Katerina Samara, Olga Souri, Katerina Charou / Pictorial affinities, Curators: Katerina Christidi, Vassilis Salpistis, Artists : Erwan Ballan, Hector Castells-Matutano, Katerina Christidi, Laurent Proux, Marine Pagès, Sylvie Ruaulx, Vassilis Salpistis, Julien Tiberi / Reach, Curator : Natasha Katerinopoulos, Artists : Chelsea Rae Klein, Nicholas Houfek, G^2: John Maria Gutierrez & Beth Graczyk / Virus Diary, initiated by Dan Perjovschi, produced by White Cuib Cluj and Art Museum Satu Mare, curated by Alina Andrei, Gloria Luca and Luciana Tamas. Artists: Dan Perjovschi, Ana Kun, George Roşu, Aldo Giannotti, Olivier Hölzl, Gloria Luca, Tudor Pătraşcu, David Böhm & Jiří Franta, Cosmin Haiaş, Răzvan Cornici, Cathy Burghi, Benedek Levente, Oana Lohan, Cristian Răduţă, Minitremu, Bartha Sándor, Restu Ratnaningtyas, Marishka Soekarna, Magdalena Pelmuş, Luciana Tămaș, Zara Alexandrova, Zoran Georgiev, Roberto Uribe Castro, Alina Andrei and special guests / Radiator and Integrated Aesthetics, Curator : Daniela Kostova, Artists: Eun Young Choi, Eva Davidova, Tamas Veszi, Ketta Ioannidou, Jeremiah Teipen /

Artivism, Curator : Argie Agelarakis Artists : Argie Agelarakis, Alina Bloomgarden and her MOTI team (Dawud Rahman), Rowan McKiernan, Man Yu (Iris Lam), Cynthia Tobar, Laurie Johenning, Aphrodite Navab, Carolina Cambronero / <dienstag abend> Curator : Eirini Linardaki, Artists : Dorota Walentynowicz, Baptiste El Baz


Program of performances / Openings :

February 9th, Consulate General of Greece in New York:


  • Musical Performance by Dawud Rahman (Music On The Inside)


February 17th, Consulate General of France in New York :


–      Dominique Duroseau

–      Amélie Gaulier et Yana Dimitrova

Musical performances:

–       Dawud Rahman (Music On The Inside)

–       Concetta Abbate, LAMINARIA

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