An artist-run space is a gallery space run by artists, thus circumventing the structures of public and private galleries. Artist-run spaces have become realised as an important factor in urban regeneration. This effect was particularly strong in Glasgow, where the city won the accolade 'European Capital of Culture' in 1990, largely due to the large number of artist-run exhibition spaces and galleries.[1] Curator Hans Ulrich Obrist coined the term "The Glasgow Miracle" to describe this. Examples of artist-run spaces include City Racing, BANK, studio1.1, [2] Studio Voltaire, Cubitt and Auto Italia South East in London, Milwaukee's BATHAS Internationale...

Jonathas de Andrade

an artist’s talk with locus athens 

3 June 2014 at 20.00

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Jonathas de Andrade has been invited by locus athens to visit Athens for the first time for a residency. On this occasion the artist will give a talk at 3 137 to present his work and a discussion with locus athens will be held.

Jonathas de Andrade was born in Brazil (1982) and lives in Recife. He works with installations, videos and archives. His work stems from his interest in local communities, labor, social history and architecture. Reality and fiction sometimes merge and process is often a central element of his work.

Jonathas is a recipient of the special prize of the Future Generation Prize (2012). His work has been presented at Kunsthalle Lissabon, Museo Marino Marini, the 12th Lyon Biennale, the 2nd New Museum Triennial, the 12th Istanbul Biennial, the 29th Bienal de São Paulo etc. He has been a resident at Darat Al Funun (Amman), Gasworks (London) and Townhouse (Cairo).

* locus athens in a non-profit arts organisation in Athens run by Maria-Thalia Carras and Olga Hatzidaki, which organizes exhibitions, residencies, projects, talks & publications in and about public spaces. 

​*the discussion will be held in english.