ART RESIDENCY & EDUCATION FOR ARTISTS
Snehta is a non-for-profit organisation that promotes and facilitates local and international artists through its residency, exhibitions and educational programmes in Kypseli, Athens.
For the residency artists are selected through an open call who then spend two months researching in Athens under the guidance of the residency team and an established Athens based curator. Snehta also organizes a series of exhibitions and talks in response to topics that critically engage with Athens’ unique identity as a historical and social center.
Alongside its art residency Snehta offers burgeoning educational programmes offering professional mentoring and technical knowledge to emerging artists who want to excel in their artistic practice. The programme is staffed by established Athens based artists with a strong and living artistic practice.
SNEHTA - ATHENS IN REVERSE
Snehta stands for the name of the City of Athens written in reverse. This name metaphorically suggests that the artists involved are to rediscover Athens by reading and translating it alternatively, observing and using the City’s local, social and cultural dynamics.
Our work ethos is to reinforce participating artists to bring a renewed awareness of Athens through the works produced, exhibitions and events. These should relate to and critically stimulate Hellenic, inter-European and global audiences, redefining Athens in a global context.
Our programmes have as a common basis to expand artistic practices that present elements of innovation and experimentation.
Snehta fosters artists that clearly delineate the implication between artist, work and audience whilst supporting creative practices that strongly regard the experience or involvement of the community in the artwork or within the organization.
With the support of Outset Greece.
KIOSK KSOIK, a Snehta public sculptural project in collaboration with Aletheia, Anton Kats
Snehta Founder & Artistic Director
Augustus Veinoglou is an artist, creative director and art educator. He has studied Sculpture, Edinburgh College of Art, Art Education at Athens School of Fine Art and Art Therapy at Queen Margaret University. He is the founder and artistic director of Snehta Residency, a project devoted on expanding artistic activity and research in the City, fostering new relationships and collaborations internally but also beyond Athens.
He was a board member of Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop between 2014 - 16. He has exhibited in the Uk, Greece, Switzerland, Holland, US, Estonia, and Turkey. Residencies include: The Royal Scottish Academy in Florence, Babayan Art house, Turkey, The John Mooney foundation, Chicago, Dordtyard, Holland, Amorgos Erimia project, Greece. Colm Cillie, Convocation residency in Rassey & Glasgow. Recent participationS in exhibitions include: Nurseries of the unconscious, Yellow Brick studio & A Hollow Place, June 2019 and Still here tomorrow, by ARWORKS, SNF, June 2019.
Veinoglou’s immersive installation work stems from the re-appropriation of energy, material and architectural elements that describe the transitory state of situations and spaces. Veinoglou explores how these elements can be re-arranged or re enacted to newly impact our experience and perception in space
He is an economist by education and a real estate professional with akin interest in the contemporary art scene.