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
Konstantinos Elamin Pavlidis
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