Paxos Biennale 2020

Paxos Biennale is a free and public contemporary arts project which presents sculptures, installations, photography and murals. ((Cover Foto: "Kagkatikas Secret", Quintessenz, Paxos Contemporary Art Project 2018))

After the great success of the pilot project in 2018, the Paxos Contemporary Art Project ,  the Greek island of Paxos will be transformed again into an open air art gallery during summer 2020.

44575636_1578654092300847_r.jpeg“Interface - Field of Blue”, Michael Sebastian Haas,
Paxos Contemporary Art Project 2018 curated by Leonid Keller 

By promoting the island as a site for contemporary art to regular and new visitors, it is the Paxos Biennale Team’s goal to increase people’s sensitivity towards the environment of the island, preserve the islands heritage and stimulate the local community through art.

Paxos Biennale is planned on the island of Paxos, Greece, from June 6 until September 2020. The contemporary art event will take place in public and nature and it will be completely free for all locals and summer guests.

44575636_1578932745833444_r.jpegDascalia, Paxos

About the artists

This year 7 committed artists from around the world are involved, all of them extremely motivated to measure themselves with Paxos’ extraordinary, wild nature. 

The artists involved are: Julia Krahn   // Matt Calderwood // Talmon Biran Architecture Studio   // Nuria Mora  // Torsten Mühlbach  // Thiago Mazza   // Clemens Behr 

The artists will intervene with existing structures of natural and architectural sites across the island, which are predominantly open-air.

44575636_1578913074582205_r.jpeg"More or Less", Matt Calderwood, 2017

44575636_1578654547179582_r.jpegNuria Mora, Mural for Facebook Madrid headquarters curated by Josephine Kelliher assistant Lilla Moreno. Photos by Elena Almagro.

44575636_1578655981880702_r.jpeg"Open AC", Clemens Behr, Ragusa/Italy 2019

44575636_1578934583735125_r.jpeg "Around About", Talmon Biran Architecture Studio, Photo by Louise Tanguary

44575636_1579086295477320_r.jpegImages of the work cycle “33MM”, Julia Krahn, Artefiera 2019, Bologna/Italy. Photo: Francesco Rucci

44575636_157893466321853_r.jpeg"Iris Croatica", Thiago Mazza, Vukovar/Croatia

44575636_1579778780756222_r.jpeg"rainbow for party-people", Torsten Mühlbach, Sintra/Portugal 2019

About the Festival

The festival sites are located throughout the island. Some will also be visible by the sea. The visitors may access them by car, boat or foot. Public events with the artists will take place during the inauguration week in June (01.06 - 06.06.2020). A website as well as an information- point in central Paxos will provide visitors with a detailed map of the sites of the festival as well as the surroundings. 

About the Founder of the Paxos Biennale

The founder (Italian born Marina Tomacelli Filomarino) of the Paxos Biennale has a long history on the island. Inspired by its diverse sites, she has decided to invite artists to express their creativity in this unique environment. As a result of her love of the island and the Ionian Sea she has also developed the aim to increase healthy tourism to the island long term. From the beginning she was supported by an incredibly passionate and motivated team of locals and summer residents.

44575636_1578935993877232_r.jpegBlue Caves, Paxos

About the island

Paxos is found 14 kilometres south of Corfu (1-2 hrs by ferryboat) and 20 kilometres to the east is Parga on the mainland of Greece. The island of endless olive groves covers an area of some 19 square kilometres and is set in the Ionian Sea. Paxos has no airport, can only be reached by ferryboat and therefore, has been able to protect itself from the strain of modern tourism. The eastern coastline of the island is gentle compared to the west coast, which is bold and abrupt, with caves, arches and sheer cliffs. The capital of Paxos is Gaios, on the Northern side is the village of Lakka and on the east side is the village of Loggos. Paxos has a permanent population of approximately 2,300 inhabitants.

44575636_1578934735873925_r.jpegPanaghia, Paxos

What you will receive when you financially support the realization of the Paxos Biennale 2020

The Paxos Biennale Team needs your support and love. We have been working hard to get where we are now. We hope to make this project even better and with your help we are going to create the most incredible festival ever.

Any Donation, large or small can make a huge impact on what we would like to achieve.

100 € - 250 €: Special Thanks
Your name will be listed on the Special Thanks page on the official event website.

>250 €: A premium printed photography of one of the 2020 featured art works of your choice (A4 format, no frame) + all of the above.

From the bottom of our hearts, we are super grateful!!!

Where is my money going?

The collected funds will be exclusively used to pay journey, transport and permanence for the artists, materials for the artworks, as well as an artist fee. The accommodations will be kindly offered by a number of friends in Paxos.

A small amount will be used on the organization and the communication (production of posters and flyers...) to promote the biennale.

Until when do we need the funds?

It would be great if we could raise the needed funds by March 5th 2020!




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