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 & 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 was a board member of Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop 2014-2016 and he recently had his solo exhibition at Elika gallery with work inspired by the metro system and other subterranean spaces in Athens. Previous residencies include, Zone d’Utopie Temporaire, curated by Alice Bonnot, 2017, The Royal Scottish Academy in Florence, 2004, Babayan art house, Turkey 2010, The John Mooney foundation, Chicago 2009, Dordtyard, Holland, 2015, Amorgos Erimia project, 2016 Greece, Colm Cillie, Convocation residency, Rassey & Glasgow 2015. Recent participation in Exhibitions include a space revolution mini conference at Athens Bienalle and People Never Notice anything at Guesthouse projects, London, showing amongst artists such us Jeremy Deller, David Shrigley, Jake and Dinos Chapman.
Simone Niarou studied theory and history of art at the Athens School of Fine Arts and graduated with a perfect score on 2019. While studying, she worked as an production and communication assistant and invigilator at several art exhibitions and festivals such as Athens Biennale 4to5, Athen's International Film Festival and Documenta 14, in Athens Greece. She was also assistant curator for the Asfa Graduates' Show on 2018 under Katerina Tselou. Now she works as an intern in the visitor's experience team with her expertise of tour guides and art research for the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of the Basil and Elisa Goulandris Foundation in Athens, while working as a coordinator and assistant at Snehta Reisidency.
Maria Dialektaki has been working as a Communication Officer and Independent Curator.
She studied Media Communication and Culture at Panteion University of Athens. She holds a MA in “Curating Contemporary Art” from the Sapienza University of Rome. She completed a stage at EMST, National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens and at Fondazione Giuliani for Contemporary Art in Rome. Since 2005 she has been working as a journalist in newspapers and TV. She has collaborated as an Exhibition Officer or Communication Officer in cultural institutions and projects such as 2nd Athens Biennale 2009, Mehdi Chouakri Gallery, Berlin at ReMap3, Athens, Openshowstudio, Athens, Art Athina 2009.
She has also curated exhibitions in Greece and abroad. In 2014, she co-curated Videozoom Greece: On Πause presented in Rome that won Neon Foundation Grant and the support of Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
residency assistant (Erasmus+ internship)
Tommaso Mauriello is a visual artist focused on video installation and photography. He studied Visual arts at IUAV University in Venice, during his formation he partecipated to various exhibitions: Magazzini fotografici (Naples 2017,2019) Paratissima (Turin 2019) Spazio ScalaB (Venice 2019) .
He was also mentioned as a young artist to follow from the 2020 Kombat prize jury. He lives and works between Naples and Venice. His research is based on the study of the image and its visual and social recoding, focusing his artistic practice on the search for error and its meanings.
He is an economist by education and a real estate professional with akin interest in the contemporary art scene.
Yorgos Loizos is an architect and photographer who lives and works in London. He received a Master of Architecture from the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London and has also studied at École Spéciale d’Architecture Paris, and the Edinburgh College of Art. He uses chemical photography, handcrafted and digital model making, as well as hand drawing and painting to explore architectural design and the visual arts.