Linking the art market with promoting young artists and culture

The Cultural Society of Entrepreneurs of Northern Greece and the 5th Art-Thessaloniki International Contemporary Art Fair (November 25-28, 2021), for the second time honoured young artists, up to 33 years old, selected by a professional jury with the MATAROA Awards.

Aiming to promote and showcase young artists as part of the country’s cultural frontline, the two co-organizers host a contest, set up a thematic exhibition and bestow a series of awards to every artist who stands out. The open call process, that includes a portfolio submission and the candidates’ evaluation by a special 5-member jury, 10 young artists are get the chance to individually exhibit their work, in a specially configured venue, during the 5th Art Thessaloniki Fair.

The 10 awarded artists
Paolo Incarnato
Ioannis Anastasiou
Elena Antonopoulou
Giorgos Gerontidis
Ilektra Maipa
Alkistis Mavrokefalou
Fotios Ballas
Alegia Papageorgiou
Konstantinos Elamin Pavlidis
Prodromos Charalambidis

Evaluation jury
Thouli Misirloglou, Deputy Director of MOMus – Experimental Center for the Arts
Dimitris Xonoglou, Visual artist
Sania Papa, PhD holder in Art History, Lecturer at the School of Visual & Applied Art of AUTh’s Faculty of Fine Arts
Xenis Sachinis, Professor at the School of Visual & Applied Art of AUTh’s Faculty of Fine Arts
Yorgos Skampardonis, Editorial Consultant of MATAROA

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