Partnership between the Municipality of Athens and Athens Bienniale

On 25 June 2015, ECF President HRH Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands was in Athens to speak at the event announcing the partnership between the Municipality of Athens and 2015 ECF Princess Margriet Award Laureate Athens Bienniale. The event took place at the Municipality of Athens, where the Mayor of Athens Mr Yorgos Kaminis made the official announcement.

The next edition of Athens Biennale will be symbolically entitled "OMONOIA” (Concord). It will launch its activities in October 2015 and in contrast to the typical model of a Biennale, will run through 2017.

See the press release, photos from the day and the media coverage below. 

Also read long time ECF advisor and friend Rana Zincir Celal's piece following her visit in Greece at the end of June for the Stavros Niarchos Foundation International Conference on Philanthropy and Sustainability in Athens and to visit the Thessaloniki Biennale. She shares her insights about these cities and their thriving efforts to include citizens into daily cultural life. 

Media coverage

  • Opening exhibition of the Athens Biennale 2015 -2017, 26 June 2015 in
  • Με «ΟΜΟΝΟΙΑ» η Μπιενάλε της Αθήνας, 25 June 2015 in Athens Voice
  • Η Μπιενάλε, η ΟΜΟΝΟΙΑ και το Κάσελ, 26 June 2015 in Protothema
  • Ανακοίνωση συνδιοργάνωσης της Biennale, 27 June 2015 in Europaikos Notos
  • Η Μπιενάλε της Αθήνας στο «Μπάγκειο» της Ομόνοιας, 28 June 2015 in
  • Ενας... Ρινόκερος κρύβεται στην Ομόνοια in Pegasus Network
  • Η "καρδιά" της νέας Μπιενάλε χτυπάει στην Ομόνοια in Palo