Past Exhibitions

Raul de Nieves

Raul de Nieves

Thirty3
August 25th - September 20 2017

Raúl de Nieves presents the solo show “Thirty3” as part of DIO HORIA residency program. 33 is the actual age of the artist. His very own milestone, marking various thoughts, desires and memories of what has taken place and what is yet to come. Rethinking the personal, de Nieves underscores the connections with the social/political. His works embrace creativity, joy and hope while questioning the dominant uses of the notions of failure and fear. Full of beauty, they function as survival guides, instruments of pleasure and social transformation.

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Aleksandar Todorovic

Aleksandar Todorovic

Buy It All, Eat It All
August 25th - September 20 2017

The exhibition “Buy it All, Eat It All” depicts the ever growing consuming obsessed era. Aleksandar Todorovic brings complex, dystopian narratives to the foreground calling for awareness and criticism. His work blends together references of Byzantine iconography and editorial cartoons. The combination of these miscellaneous elements highlights his craftsmanship and brings to the fore his humorous momentum. 

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BUILD YOUR OWN HOUSE

BUILD YOUR OWN HOUSE

curated by Jannis Varelas & Stamatia Dimitrakopoulos
July 27 - August 22, 2017

Danai Anesiadou | Lutz Braun | Voltnoi Brege | Alex Eagleton | Vaggelis Hoursoglou | Jan Kiefer | Oliver Laric | Zachary Leener | Michi Loukas | Katrina Lodge | Carly Mark | Ben Wolf Noam |
Anastasia Pavlou | Nick Poe | Max Ruf | Charlie Roberts | Bjoern Segschneider | Atelier van Lieshout | Wendy White | Sue Williams | Chloe Wise | private collection of Stamata Pardalis

The idea for the group show Build Your Own House derives from the Athenian middle class interiors. Comprising the inner part of the apartment building that had been the regnant architectural element in the city’s urban landscape from the 50s until the late 90s, these pods follow an aberrant architecture, based on standardization. 

Build Your Own House observes the urgent and bland customization of the predefined personal and living space and tracks the singular optimization of the blank canvas that works as the background of the city. The works presented become the condensed redefinitions of the space they are in and reflect the romanticized condition of the user’s singularity. 

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David Adamo & Margarita Myrogianni

David Adamo & Margarita Myrogianni

July 27 - August 22, 2017

Two artists with entirely different styles present their work as part of Dio Horia’s residency program.

David Adamo, presents three sculptures carved out of trunks of cedar trees figuring shapes he saw, or imagined, during his stay in Mykonos. Central to Adamo’s practice is his relationship to form and function expressed slightly distorted in beautiful and yet, uncanny constructions.

Margarita Myrogianni presents a series of photographs of a sea view taken through a summer-house window on Tinos island. Using a Nivea tin cream on the glass window, she reminds the viewer of the performative acts of representation while at the same time delving into an otherworldly and mysterious mise-en-scene.

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Aurel Schmidt

Aurel Schmidt

Night Music

July 27 - August 22, 2017

7 new butterfly drawings feature clusters of black butterflies hallowed in colored light. Morphing from organic to geometric, like cells and crystal formations, their structures echo the microcosms of our world and point towards a possibility of a world beyond, that of the metaphysical or mystical.

Aurel Schmidt (b. 1982, Kamloops, BC, Canada) is an artist known both for the technically adept execution and autobiographical frankness of her drawings. Pieced together using individual parts of the physical and emotional detritus of our world,  Schmidt painstakingly constructs an intricate tableau that serves as a memento mori to our own vulnerability and mortality.

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JUMP BALL

JUMP BALL

June 3 - July 20, 2017

Daniel Arsham | Cornelia Baltes | Margarita Bofiliou | 
Liam Buckley | Sarah Cain |  Caroline Chandler | 
Matt Johnson | Chrysanthi Koumianaki | Peter McDonald | 
Olga Migliaressi-Phoca | Ryan Mosley | Joakim Ojanen | 
Josh Smith | Panos Tsagaris | Andra Ursuta | Jonas Wood

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Hulda Guzman

Hulda Guzman

A Different Architecture

June 23 - July 20, 2017

In the solo exhibition of our current resident artist from Dominican Republic, conceptual but also physical structures come to recreate the existing reality, bearing the weight of a mythical unknown. Guzman creates works that articulate a delicate balance between physical and visual qualities. Her work refers to the multi-layered reality of nature and the contradictions that surrounds it. The use of wood, with its building construction references, plays a leading role. Wood’s multiple transforming qualities creates spaces that fall between reality and perception, between presence and representation. 

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Malvina Panagiotidi

Malvina Panagiotidi

Heartburner

June 23 - July 20, 2017

In the winter of 1701 the French botanist and traveller Joseph Pitton de Tournefort while he had stationed on the island of Mykonos witnessed the exhumation and extraction of the heart of a suspected vampire (vrykolakas) according to the local community. The body was eventually burned in order to be purified and Tournefort recorded this incident that was later published in his work “Relation d’ un voyage du Levant”. By revisiting the island and through the descriptions of the myconian rituals in the book these wax sculptures form a link with the primordial superstitions of the island’s residents and as all legends function as a fuel of the memory.

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The Veterans

The Veterans

April 13th - May 22nd, 2017

Alphachanneling | Antonakis | Javier Calleja | Carl D’Alvia | Anastasia Douka | Andres Eidelstein | Alexandra Kehayoglou | Paul Kremer | Caroline Larsen | Iliodora Margellos | Taylor McKimens | Ana Prata | Ioannis Spiliopoulos | Honza Zamojski

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#the21project II

#the21project II

#the21project is a presentation of works by Greek and international artists who are invited to install artworks in the three main walls of the Twenty One Restaurant, using the same number of works as the restaurant’s name and installing them in the same format as the Twenty One hotel’s logo.

By adopting and using elements of the visual identity of the hotel and the restaurant, #the21project touches on the issue of cultural appropriation.

In its second volume, Juergen Teller participates with 21 photographs and Aurel Schmidt and Stelios Karamanolis with 21 drawings each.

At the same time, the exhibition presents also the works of: Greg Bogin, Maja Djordjevic, Taylor McKimens, Rallou Panayiotou, Alex Ruthner and Alexandros Tzannis, aiming to present modern trends of Greek and international artistic production to a wider audience of contemporary art.

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#the21project

#the21project

Dio Horia x The TwentyOne Restaurant

Dio Horia’s #the21project was conceived as a visual art translation of the name of the hosting bar-restaurant “The Twenty One” (which is situated within the TwentyOne Art Hotel) and of the hotel’s logo: twenty one punctuation symbols formed in three lines of seven red square marks each.

In the three main walls of the exhibition space, greek artist Maria Efstathiou, american artist Todd James and polish artist Honza Zamojski present 21 drawings each.

Then, each of these constellations is paired with another artwork created by New York based artists Greg Bogin, Nir Hod, Matthew Palladino and greek artist Olga Migliaressi-Phoca.

By adopting and using elements of the visual identity of the hotel and the restaurant, #the21project touches on the issue of cultural appropriation in the 21st century: to what extent and under what circumstances is cultural appropriation not only inevitable, but also, potentially positive? The interplay between each single drawing and the various constellations as a collective body echoes the ideas of oneness and connectivity through a blur.

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Viewmaster

Viewmaster

Giannis Haritidis | Chrysanthi Koumianaki | Olga Migliaressi-Phoca | Margarita Myrogianni | Natasha Papadopoulou | thisisopium 

Dio Horia cultural platform presented its first media arts exhibition called VIEW MASTER, on the occasion of the celebration of a Greek furniture company's 80 year celebration. 

It was 80 years ago that the children's game VIEW MASTER was discovered. The View Master toy resembled binoculars. By pushing just one button a whole 3D story unfolded and made you step away from where you are and into where your mind can take you. 

Dio Horia's exhibition VIEW MASTER consisted of two parts: The presentation of 6 diverse videos onto 6 furniture and of the mutation of the space into a dark room where nothing else existed. This way Dio Horia made its own version of a view master that aimed to transfer the message that one's images and experiences should not be limited at what someone sees but what he can see  while traveling with his mind. All exhibits, intangible artworks and furniture, emitted the desire to transform fleeting moments to stable memories and to make daily routines feel like special occasions.

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Greek Gotham

Greek Gotham

Group show curated by Maria Brito
Assume vivid astro focus | Nina Chanel Abney | Greg Bogin | Mira Dancy | Raul De Nieves | Michael Dotson | Sebastian Errazuriz | Nir Hod | Todd James | Misaki Kawai | KAWS | Robert Lazzarini | Austin Lee | Taylor McKimens | Matthew Palladino | Erik Parker
July 29th - August 27th 2016

“Greek Gotham” aims to draw parallels between the Ancient and Classical Greek Civilization and New York City as it is today. 

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Alice In Crisis

Alice In Crisis

Group Show curated by Marina Vranopoulou
Cornelia Baltes | Maja Djordjevic | Gimhongsok | Panagiotis Loukas | Olga Migliaressi-Phoca |Margarita Myrogianni | Paris Petridis | Ugo Rondinone | David Shrigley | Aleksandar Todorovic
May 27th - June 22nd 2016

The exhibition takes the form of an 'Alice in Wonderland styled' crisis escape town that is populated by anthropomorphic creatures, rabbit wholes, peculiar airplanes, nonsense balloons and so on. The aim of the show is to put emphasis on the small occurrences where ideas, actions and various forms of pleasurable releases occur, even in times like this one where people are under various forms of pressure.

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honey;love;pheromones

honey;love;pheromones

Group Show curated by Rallou Panagiotou
David Adamo | Antonakis | Helen De Main | Maria Efstathiou | Jack McConville | Alan Michael | Margarita Myrogianni | Aliki Panagiotopoulou | Rallou Panagiotou | Natasha Papadopoulou | Sofia Stevi | Rhianna Turnbull
June 24th - July 27th 2016

Rallou Panagiotou presents an exhibition with emergent greek artists and foreign artists that have all close bonds with Glasgow’s contemporary art scene. Panagiotou’s show is inspired by the feeling of sensuality and carefreeness οf the summer.

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Elias Kafouros

Elias Kafouros

Incognito
July 8th - July 27th 2016

Elias Kafouros is contemplating through drawing, the function of masks, disguising and sometimes even camouflaging, in terms of celebrity and social behavior in a post Internet associativity.

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Serapis

Serapis

I Am You Hope
April 28th - May 25th 2016

Serapis presents a mixed media exhibition (clothing, neon wall pieces and installations) that is based on a video which recorded a series of random moments of an afternoon at the port of Piraeus, around the area of HELLAS LIBERTY, the ship museum in Vasiliadi Coast.

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Paris Petridis

Paris Petridis

Between
May 27th - June 22nd 2016

Animals constantly appear in the photographic journeys of Paris Petridis. The exhibition Between includes a selection of these meetings. Paris Petridis explores the feeling of self-sufficiency that animals exude as an imaginary projection of an unspecified human lack. 

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Panos Papadopoulos

Panos Papadopoulos

Almost Empty
May 27th - July 5th 2016

The exhibition is inspired by Thomas de Quincey’s book entitled Confessions of an English Opium Eater. De Quincey wrote that “humani a mi nihil alienum puto” which means nothing human is strange to me. In the translation, the word puto in latin or put in english (to think or to consider) is missing. The reader is left wondering whether it means “nothing human is strange to him” or “he thinks nothing human is strange”.

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Ilias Papailiakis

Ilias Papailiakis

Delos
April 28th - May 25th 2016

The inspiration of Ilias Papailiaki's exhibition derives from a specific episode that took place on the island of Delos: the purification during the first years of Peloponnesian war followed by the prohibition of births and burials.

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