The art curatorial residency programme is a Schwarz Foundation initiative aiming to bring together young professionals from different fields of science and art. Participants acquire professional experience by actively working together with internationally acclaimed art curators. In the inspiring ambiance of a historic and cultural area of high geographic importance, residents work at a freshhold between West and East. Residents meet, interact and develop ideas and references to an extensive community. The residents actively participate in the curating and production of the Art Space Pythagorion exhibition under the curator’s guidance. The production of complementary side-events, such as opening activities, lectures, workshops, educational programmes for children and screenings also fall in their line of work.
Dora Vasilakou is an independent art curator based in Athens. She holds a BA degree in Archaeology and Art History from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Following the completion of her studies, she worked as an assistant gallery manager at DNA Gallery in Berlin. Since 2014, she has curated group and solo exhibitions in various galleries and projects spaces in Athens and Thessaloniki. She is currently the assistant editor of aglimpseof, an Athens based independent journal that brings together works by contemporary artists and writers in order to generate new narratives for the now. Also, she is providing administrative support at Radio Athenes, an Athens based non-profit organization for the advancement of visual culture.
Georgiana Cojocaru is an art writer, curator and editor living and working in Bucharest. At the moment, her research practice focuses on generic aesthetics, eco poetics of the Anthropocene and fictionalisations in recent artists' writing. She is the managing editor of Revista ARTA- Magazine for Contemporary Art, Bucharest where she is commissioned with coordinating upcoming issues dedicated to mail art, ecological art and art&technology. Georgiana pursued the postgraduate programme The Contemporary at the University of Kent- Canterbury, an interdisciplinary, research based master degree co-thought by the School of Music and Fine Arts, the School of English and the ICA, London.
Iro Akrivou is an Athens based art curator/cultural manager. After the completion of her BA in Economics from Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, she continued with a MA in Gestión Cultural (Art & Culture Management) in UIC Barcelona. Since 2015, Iro has collaborated with numerous foundations and cultural festivals in Greece and among Europe. Since 2017, she is member of the art collective Medea Electonique, active with experimental audiovisual performances and art installations, presenting at Onassis Cultural Center and Michael Cacoyiannis foundation.