2010 - 2021


72 Salaminos str. 104 35 Athens

#OccupyAtopos is the main programme of ATOPOS cvc, at Salaminos 72 str., curated by Vassilis Zidianakis, co-founder and Artistic Director of ATOPOS cvc. It is interested in the interdisciplinary research and study of the contemporary visual culture of the human body.
The programme consists of a series of residences with workshops that produce site-specific installations and exhibitions, publications, lectures and discussions, performances, videos, experimental sounds and other forms of original collaboration. Its mission is to observe and support the creative process of emerging artists, designers, curators and thinkers. It researches and initiates innovative projects of contemporary visual culture in an ‘atopic’ manner.
The word ‘atopos’, from the ancient Greek word ”ἄτοπος”, means out of space and out of the way and refers to that which is strange, unwonted, eccentric and disgusting, but also to the foul and the unclassifiable.
#OccupyAtopos is originated in 2010 and hosted in the Atopos building, 72 Salaminos str which has been declared a historic monument and a work of art by the Greek Ministry of Culture. The unique architectural design of the building with its successive rooms and areas makes it an ideal artist residency space and studio, a meeting point where creative ideas are born and artists meet. The building is a typical example of an Athenian townhouse with a courtyard and loggia. It was built in 1912 in the Beaux Arts / Neoclassical style and has remained in its original condition ever since.
The programme has collaborated with Documenta 14 in Athens in the context of its artist residency programme from September 2016 to July 2017 as well as with the not-for-profit organization ARCAthens (USA) from October to November 2019.

The artists below have participated in the residency programme of ATOPOS cvc until now:

Alexis FidetzisHopeChloé Paré  |  Tomashi Jackson | Miranda Lash  |  Fenia Kotsopoulou & Daz Disley  |  Eleanor VonneBrown & Roland Brauchli  |  Tom Konyves  |  Aimée Lê  |  Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou | FYTA | Andrew SpyrouSalvatore Lacagnina  |  Paolo Do  |  Lydia Kamitsis  |  Ibrahim Mahama  |  Nevin Aladağ  |  Daniel Knorr  |  Bouchra Khalili  |  The_Dreamer  |  NAR  |  Ren Hang  |  Kostis Fokas  |  Clo’e Floirat  |  David Marinos  |  Boris Hoppek  | The CallasCraig Green |  Shoboshobo