Thessaloniki Queer Arts Festival
07/06/2019 - 23/06/2019 MOMus-Experimental Center for the Arts

47 artists from Greece and abroad participate in this exhibition, which is part of the Thessaloniki Queer Arts Festival, and is titled “What is Eros?” The artists use different expressive media, such as painting, sculpture, photography, video, installation and performance in order to examine fluidity and freedom, to pose questions about identity, sex and sexuality in art. The selection of artists happened through an open call that was announced in December 2018 and closed on 14 February 2019. The over 400 applications by individual artists and collectives that were received brought the demand for immediate and disruptive dialogue to the forefront. Thessaloniki Queer Arts Festival [TQAF] is a grassroots initiative that sets out to alter deeply entrenched misconceptions and prejudices toward the queer and LGBT community through artistic and cultural practices. The festival is driven by the belief that art has the power to open new avenues of communication as well as serve as a bridge between a diverse array of individuals and social groups. TQAF aims to foster dialogues and develop alternative methods for addressing social discrimination.

Artists: A23-Nectar, Just Aggelos, Vasilis Alexandrou, Vagelis Arvanitis, Maria Vozali, Tania Bohuslavska, Christos Genoudis, Lisa Caligagan, Samantha Conlon, T-Dog eX-treme, Michael Gurhy, Nathan Hall, Shir Handelsman, Ano Theodoroglou, Marianna Ignataki, Danny Jarratt, Fani Katsoura, Christos Kyriazidis, Fousti Lame, Fabian Landewee, Maria Letsiou, Myrto Makridou, Christos Mavrodis, Fallon Mayanja, Alexandra Nakou, Demetris Neokleous, Alexandros Ntouras, Arvin Ombika,  Lina Papageorgiou, Dionisios Pappas,  Sergios Pappas, Moreno Perna, Asparagus Plumosa, Marilou Poncin, Studio Prokopiou (Phillip Prokopiou & Panos Poimenidis), Spyros Rennt, Andriana Rodakou, Yiannis Sachpazis & Giorgos Kalyvis, Menelas Siafakas, Olga Simoni, Maaike Stutterheim, Kate Spence & Michael Lightborne, Faedra Charalampidou, Maita Chatziioanidou 

Dep. Director MOMus-Experimental Center for the Arts: Syrago Tsiara

TQAF Founder and Director: Thomas Diafas

Curated by: Eirini Papakonstantinou 

Coordinator: Ntinos Chatzirafailidis

Museographic design: Filippos Kitsios, Vasia Magoula, Ioanna Mimi, Evelina Mountzia, Sofoklis Binieris

Electrician – Lighting supervisor: Kostas Kosmidis

Communication - Public Relations: Cleo Gousiou, Maria Zampeti, Chrysa Zarkali

Reception: Mimi, Christina Papaioakim, Eleni Strergiou

Audiovisual: M-Spirit Multimedia