Past exhibitions

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Loukia Alavanou, New Horizons - Pilot, production stills, VR180 stereoscopic film, 2018.
Commissioned & Produced by Onassis Culture


State of Concept is happy to present a solo exhibition of the work of one of the most interesting artists of the contemporary greek art scene, Loukia Alavanou, that opens on the 2nd of March at 19:00. The exhibition is an overview presentation of the artistic practice of Alavanou, entitled "Towards New Horizons" and curated by iLiana Fokianaki.



Zbyněk Baladrán, String Figures / Peer to peer protocol / 1st episode, 2017, film still. Full HD video, 10'45min. Courtesy the artist.


State of Concept is happy to present Zbyněk Baladrán's first solo exhibition in Greece entitled "Difficulties to describe the truth" that opens on the 15th of November at 19:00. 


The exhibition is a culmination of twenty years of artistic practice of Baladrán. The artist works text and image as his main tools. For this exhibition, he presents a new body of work produced by State of Concept and ARE. His new film entitled "String Figures / Peer to peer Protocol / 1st Episode", is the first of a trilogy of films that the artist will be working on the coming period. The video will be presented together with a new sculptural installation of photo-diagrams as well as previous works.



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The Aube’s cure Parle Ment, 2017, Study by Jonas Staal for a work in coproduction with Laure Prouvost.
Commissioned by State of Concept, Athens and KADIST, Paris, 2017. 



State of Concept is very happy to invite you to the exhibition State (in) Concepts, a retrospective group show of the four years of activities of the institution, curated by its founder, iLiana Fokianaki and hosted in KADIST, in Paris from October 21st until December 17th, 2017. With Margarita Bofiliou, Laure Prouvost & Jonas Staal, Alexandros Tzannis, Zbyněk Baladrán, Filipa César, Keren Cytter, Cao Fei and Basim Magdy.

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Navine Khan Dossos, study for Navigating the Numbers, 6 x 3m, 2017.
Site specific wall painting in gouache for State of Concept. 


Future Climates launched at State of Concept in Athens with The School of Redistribution, a three-month long exhibition, research and public program: all dressed as a school.


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Blue-black layers over the White City, (2017), Alexandros Tzannis, installation view © State of Concept, 2017
Courtesy of the artist/State of Concept. Photo by Panos Kokkinias


State of Concept proudly presents Alexnadros Tzanni’s solo exhibition “Blue-black layers over the White city”, curated by Iliana Fokianaki.


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State of Concept, is happy to present "Idiopolis 2" in collaboration with frontviews Berlin, a group exhibition curated by Stephan Klee. The first instalment of the exhibition took place again in Athens, under the platform of Remap in September 2013.



Alexander Tovborg, Rape of Europha, 2016, aquarelle, pastelcrayon, pencil on paper in gravestone frame, 57 cm x 35 cm. Courtesy of the artist, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles and Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York.


State of Concept is very pleased to present Alexander Tovborg's first solo show in Greece, entitled "The Rape of Europha", curated by iLiana Fokianaki.

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Eva Koťátková, The Judicial Murder of Jakob Mohr, 2016, film still, 63 min. Courtesy of the artist.



State of Concept is pleased to present “Notes on a European Language” curated by iLiana Fokianaki. The group exhibition with Eva Kot'átková, Zbyněk Baladrán and Tomáš Svoboda, is the second installment of an exhibition chapter dedicated in current European crises, that started with Jonas Staal’s “After Europe” in June and will end with Alexander Tovborg’s “The rape of Europa” in November.


After Europe Poster (2016), Studio Jonas Staal in collaboration with Remco van Bladel.

Courtesy of Studio Jonas Staal/State of Concept.


State of Concept is proud to present After Europe, the first Greek solo exhibition of Dutch visual artist Jonas Staal, curated by iLiana Fokianaki.


Laure Prouvost, How To Make Money Religiously, 2014, film still, HD video, 8:44 min.

Courtesy of the artist and MOT International, London & Brussels. 



State of Concept is very happy to present Laure Prouvost’s first solo exhibition in Athens, entitled C’est l’est not ouest curated by Iliana Fokianaki.

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Anahita Razmi, Do Fard, installation view at Art Brussels, State of Concept, 2016. Photo by AnOther. 


State of Concept is very happy to be participating in this year's Art Brussels: From Discovery to Rediscovery with the project Do Fard by artist Anahita Razmi. 


Didem Pekün, Of Dice and Men, 2011 – ongoing, 2 Channel Video Installation in an architectural environment.

HD Format Duration: 43 min. Courtesy of the artist.


State of Concept is happy to present the group exhibition Through the Fog: Descripting the Present curated by Nick Aikens. The exhibition includes works by six artists spanning video, photography and installation, many of them produced specifically for the exhibition or shown in Athens for the first time.


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Cao Fei, La Town: Night Museum, 2014, C-print, 80 x 120 cm.

Courtesy of the artist and Vitamin Creative Space.



State of Concept is happy to present La Town by Cao Fei,  a film of the artist from 2014, until recently exhibited at the 56th Venice Biennale.


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Jessica Warboys, Hinge Bow, 2013, 16mm film transfer to HD, 4:30 min, colour and sound.

Courtesy of Gaudel de Stampa, Paris & the artist.



State of Concept is happy to present Jessica Warboys in her first solo exhibition in Greece, entitled Ad Lib.


Hito Steyerl, November, 2004, DVD, colour, sound, 25’, video still. Courtesy the artist & KOW, Berlin.


State of Concept is pleased to present its first series of film screenings featuring works of international artists, entitled Of other places curated by Myrto Katsimicha.

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Margarita Bofiliou, West, East, North and South meet, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 200cm x 160cm.

Courtesy of the artist and State of Concept, Athens.


State of Concept is happy to present the first solo exhibition of artist Margarita Bofiliou, entitled Everything's wrong, Xerxes.

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Fishbone, Istanbul 2014. Courtesy the artist.

State of Concept is happy to present the first solo exhibition of artist Hera Büyüktaşçıyan in Greece, entitled Fishbone.


"...a shriek remains nailed in the dark corridor like a big fishbone in the throat of an unknown guest..."
Yannis Ritsos, The Dead House


Featured artists: Andreas Angelidakis, Ronald Cornelissen , Keith Farquhar, Brian Griffiths, Sophie Jung, Scott King, Natalia LL, Aliki Panagiotopoulou, Philomene Pirecki, Mary Ramsden, Adam Thirlwell, Alexander Tovborg.


Panda Sex, installation view, © State of Concept, 2014.


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Siren, 2014, 14'39", digital HD video, color/sound. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin/Cologne.


For her first solo show at State of Concept, entitled Video Art Manual, Cytter will present a selection of video works from the past decade as well as objects and books.

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The Dent, 2014, film still, Super 16mm film transferred to Full HD video. 19 min 02 sec.

Commissioned by the Abraaj Group Art prize 2014.


State of Concept is proud to present Basim Magdy's first solo show in Greece, entitled Our Shadows Gasped at the Sight of Their Own Multiplying Shadows.

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Diction Deco - Aliki Panagiotopoulou, 2014. Courtesy the artist and State of Concept, Athens.


State of Concept is proud to present its inaugural exhibition, entitled Diction Deco, a solo show by Greek artist Aliki Panagiotopoulou.

Featured Artists: Filipa Cesar, Basim Magdy, Taus Makhacheva, Panos Papadopoulos, Poka-Yio, Anahita Razmi, Panos Tsagaris, Dimitra Vamiali.


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Basim Magdy, Time Laughs Back at You Like a Sunken Ship, 2012, Super 8 film transferred to HD video. 9 min. 31 sec. 
Courtesy the artist and Gypsum Gallery, Cairo.

State of Concept is participating at ReMap 4 with the group exhibition Nostalgia Nervosa featuring Greek and international artists.

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Innate Memories, 2013, installation view, © State of Concept 


State of Concept is pleased to present its inagural presentation at Art Athina 2013, featuring Greek artists Margarita Bofiliou and Aliki Panagiotopoulou in the two-woman show Innate Memories