2022-2023

Για την Ελληνική Εκδοχή

ATOPOS cvc launches the residency of the independent curator Eleni Riga in the framework of #OccupyAtopos, invited by Vassilis Zidianakis, the artistic director of the organization. Looking ahead to the program of 2023 Riga creates a new curatorial model, the Office of Hydrocommons (#OfficeOfHydrocommons) so as to facilitate the research on new aesthetic approaches of ecofeminism with emphasis on water commons (hydrocommons). Ecofeminism is a complex social and academic movement that in its most inclusive form creates links between ecology and social justice. During her residency the curator will focus on Françoise d’Eaubonne, pioneer author of ecofeminism, on Lois Gibbs, environmental activist and Astrida Neimanis, theorist of hydrofeminism.

#EleniRiga is an independent curator, writer and cultural producer. She lives and works in Athens. Her practice focuses on the intersection of feminism and ecology and the politics of care. Previously, she worked at the Adult & Academics Programs at MoMA, she directed the Contemporary Art Department of Eleusis 2023 European Capital of Culture and she was  curatorial assistant at documenta 14. Αs an independent curator she has collaborated with institutions in Europe and the U.S.A. She was the co-founder and curator of the art & research platform hd.kepler. She holds a master’s degree in curatorial studies from Panthéon – Sorbonne University in Paris and a bachelor in Communication, Media and Culture from Panteion University in Athens. Currently, she pursues her curatorial studies at Curatorlab at Konstfack  University in Stockholm.

#OccupyAtopos is the artist residency programme of ATOPOS cvc. The main focus of the program is on interdisciplinary research and the study of contemporary visual culture of the human body.  It will emphasize the embodied experience and the narrated character of the gendered and racialized body, personal and collective trauma, memory, systems of embodied cognition, as well as the relationship between the body, social justice, and ecology. Its mission is to observe and support the creative process of emerging artists, designers, curators and thinkers.

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