Atopos cvc is a non-profit, cultural organisation interested in the expression and adornment of the human body. It researches and initiates innovative projects of contemporary visual culture in an ‘atopic’ manner. The word ‘atopos’, from the ancient Greek “άτοπος”, refers to that which is the strange, the unwonted, the eccentric and the unclassifiable. It was founded in 2003 by Stamos Fafalios and Vassilis Zidianakis and were later joined by Angelos Tsourapas. With their varying backgrounds of art, architecture, anthropology and mathematics, the three merged their interests to create an interdisciplinary platform for the arts.

Atopos cvc collaborates with museums, galleries and independent artists, co-producing and implementing new ideas in the form of exhibitions, publications, installations and performances. Through such collaborations it has assembled a unique collection of rare historical garments and original creations by contemporary designers that relate to the human figure. Atopos cvc has recently instigated a residency programme in its headquarters in Athens with the aim of collaborating on projects with invited young artists.

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