press release

“Old Intersections-Make it New III”

The Mediterranean region lies at the core of the main and parallel programme of the forthcoming 5th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, which will be held from June 23 until September 30, 2015, in Thessaloniki, as the last segment of a three part program which began in 2011, under the general title “Old Intersections-Make it New”.

The 5th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art is funded by the Operational Program Macedonia-Thrace 2007-2013, co-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund) and Greece, it is administered and organized by the State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki. General Director of the Biennale is Katerina Koskina.

The Biennale will be inaugurated on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at 20:00, at the Pavilion 6 (Leof Stratou & 3rd Septemvriou St, TIF-HELEXPO premises).


“Between the Pessimism of the Intellect and the Optimism of the Will” 44 artists and one artists’ collective group from 25 countries all around the world, will exhibit their artworks, including existing works as well as several new productions commissioned for the occasion by the Biennale.

Duration: 23.06 - 30.09.2015 Venue: Pavilion 6 (Leof. Stratou Ave. & 3 Septemvriou St, TIF-HELEXPO premises) Curator: Katerina Gregos, Art Historian - Independent Curator Participating artists: Carlos Aires (ES), Can Altay & Jeremiah Day (TR/US), Ivan Argote (CO), Marwa Arsanios (US), Bertille Bak (FR), Taysir Batniji (PS), James Beckett (ZA/NL), Adelita Husni Bey (IT), David Brognon & Stéphanie Rollin (BE/LU), Marianna Christofides (CY), Depression Era (GR), Ninar Esber (LB), Mounir Fatmi (MA), Peter Friedl (AT), Mekhitar Garabedian (SY/BE), Ganzeer (EG), Marina Gioti (GR), Piero Gilardi (IT), Hamza Halloubi (MA), Nick Hannes (BE), Sven Johne (DE), Annika Kahrs (DE), Eleni Kamma (GR), Hayv Kahraman (IQ), Mikhail Karikis (GR), Chrysanthi Koumianaki (GR), Erik Van Lieshout (NL), Thomas Locher (DE), Angela Melitopoulos & Angela Anderson (DE/US), Tom Molloy (IE), Nikos Navridis (GR), Qiu Zhijie (CN), Pavel Pepperstein (RU), Antonis Pittas (GR), Theo Prodromidis (GR), Meriç Algün Ringborg (TR), Anila Rubiku (AL), Marinella Senatore (IT), Nedko Solakov (BG), Nikos Tranos (GR), Thomas Weinberger (DE), Olav Westphalen (DE)