ARCAthens

ARCAthens is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for visual artists to expand the discourse in the arts as well as in the local communities of Athens. Our mission is realized through an artist residency program that provides fully-funded live/work spaces that allow artists to be immersed in—and consequently respond to—the ongoing cultural renaissance taking place in Athens.

The residency program of ARCAthens is designed to support each selected fellow resident for a duration of three months in Athens—covering housing, food, and transportation costs. The program is organized into three sessions per year: Spring, Summer, and Fall. For each session, four fellows (three artists and one curator) will be selected to participate. At the end of each annual cycle, a total of twelve fellows will have completed our residency program.

During their residencies in Athens, participating fellows will have opportunities to meet and interact with Athenian artists, curators, dealers, and collectors. In addition, ARCAthens will arrange a program of exhibitions, lectures and community events, further encouraging the cross-pollination between artists and communities.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
William A. Fagaly
PRESIDENT
During his 50-year tenure with New Orleans Museum of Art, Fagaly has organized over 90 art exhibitions. As guest curator, he has produced a variety of exhibitions for other institutions—including the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans, and the Museum of American Folk Art (MAFA) in New York City. In 1976, he co-founded the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans. A founding board member of Prospect New Orleans, Fagaly is also board member of Newcomb Art Museum, the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts high school (NOCCA), Congo Square Preservation Society and A Studio in the Woods, an artists residency program in New Orleans.
Dan Cameron
SECRETARY
Independent curator, art writer, and educator Dan Cameron is known for founding Prospect New Orleans, an organization he ran from 2006-2011 — a period when he was also Director of Visual Arts for New Orleans’ Contemporary Arts Center. As a writer, he has numerous publications to his credit, has lectured at museums and art events around the world, served as Senior Curator at The New Museum in New York from 1995-2006, and as Artistic Director for the 8th Istanbul Biennial in 2003, Co-Curator of the 10th Taipei Biennial in 2006, and Curator of the 2016 Bienal de Cuenca in Ecuador. In 2018 he founded Open Spaces in Kansas City. Cameron has taught on the MFA faculties of Columbia University, NYU, and School of Visual Arts.
Zesty Meyers
TREASURER
Born in Providence, RI, Zesty Meyers is the co-founder of R & Company, the groundbreaking design gallery in New York City that contributed to renewed global interest in collectable design and now-iconic designers such as Verner Panton, Wendell Castle, and Greta Magnusson Grossman. Prior to R & Company, Meyers formed B Team, a radical installation and performance art group that integrated craft, fine art and performance and served as an inspiration for a deeper interaction and dialogue between art forms.
Allison M. Glenn

Allison M. Glenn is the Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, where she focuses on public art exhibitions and the Artist Residency program. Prior to working at Crystal Bridges, Glenn was the Manager of Publications and Curatorial Associate for Prospect New Orleans’ international art triennial Prospect.4. Her writing has been featured in numerous exhibition publications, including those produced by The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Prospect New Orleans, the California African American Museum, University at Buffalo Art Galleries, and The Studio Museum in Harlem. She has contributed to HyperallergicART21 MagazinePelican Bomb’s Art Review, and Newcity, amongst others.

Roda Plakogiannis
Dr. Roda Plakogiannis is an associate professor of pharmacy practice at the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy since 2002. She received both her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and traditional Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. Dr. Plakogiannis has presented on a national level in addition to local seminars. She has published numerous manuscripts and chapters in her field of expertise. She has been invited to serve as a consultant at the Aegerion and Amarin Lipid Pharmaceuticals Advisory Board meetings, to name a few. Dr. Plakogiannis currently practices at NYU Langone Medical Center and rounds with the Heart Failure Team at NYU to address medication related issues in hopes to decrease hospital readmissions. Dr. Plakogiannis also serves as the Adverse Drug Reactions Section Editor for the Journal of Pharmacy Practice. Dr. Plakogiannis is a big supporter of the arts, and is involved in New York City Greek-American cultural organizations.
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George Negroponte

George Negroponte is Director Emeritus of The Drawing Center, where his involvement has spanned three decades. He was Co-Chairman of The Board (1997-2002) and was appointed the first President of the institution in 2002. Mr. Negroponte is a fundraising consultant to several non-profit organizations in NYC. He has taught painting and drawing at The Studio School, Parsons School of Design, The School of Visual Arts and Princeton University. He has organized several shows and written on many contemporary artists. He studied art at Yale University with Bernard Chaet and William Bailey. Since 1980 he has had 18 one-person shows at numerous galleries: Brooke Alexander Gallery, John Good, Jason McCoy Inc., Kouros Gallery in New York City, and P37 and Skoufa Gallery in Athens, Greece. His work has been included in numerous exhibitions at galleries and museums around the world including The Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. He has been reviewed by every major art periodical including The New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, The New Yorker, ARTnews and The New Criterion.

STAFF
Aristides Logothetis
FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Born in Athens, Aristides is a visual artist who has attended several residencies and exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bronx Museum, and Duke University among others. In addition, he has curated several landmark exhibitions; founded and directed Gallery Schmallery in Boston; worked as consultant and instructor in university programs; and founded the Young Artists Placement Program in New York City public schools.
Iris Plaitakis
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Iris has worked in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tate Gallery, the Acropolis Museum (2008-2014), and the Lalaounis Jewelry Museum. She is a founding member and co-director of the Athens-based, artist-run, non-profit organization Lo and Behold, a platform for contemporary art activities in Greece and abroad. Since 2009, Iris has also taught art history for U.S. university study-abroad programs in Athens. 
Maggie Lam
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING
Embodying over fifteen years of experience, Maggie traverses the ever-evolving landscape of mass media from print to web to social. In 2012, seeking to advance integration between multi-media platforms and artists, she co-founded design collective Say&See. Since then, Maggie has concentrated on branding and marketing for companies with growing needs in reaching international targets.
Clayton Campbell
ARTIST RESIDENCY ADVISOR

With 35 years of experience in the Non-Profit field, Clayton Campbell is working with ARCAthens on strategic planning and development. Between 1995-2010 Clayton was the Co-Executive Director of the 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica where he organized over 300 artist residencies from 25 countries. He was the first Director of the Joan Mitchell Center in 2011 and is a former President of Res Artis and Trustee of the Alliance of Artist Communities. As founder of Clayton Campbell Consulting, he has designed and implemented residency programs for the Rockefeller Bellagio Center, the Cleveland Foundation, the Rasmuson Foundation, United States Artists, Otis College of Art and Design, and the Little Tokyo Service Center. He is an Evaluator for the Center for the Art of Performance, UCLA. In 2003 the French Government presented him with the distinction of Chevalier, Order of Arts and Letters for his international work with art and culture.

Earnie Polanco
INTERN

A native New Yorker, born in the Bronx, Earnie hopes to be a curator in the future. In May 2018, Earnie graduated from Bronx Community College and is now attending Hunter College.

ADVISORY COUNCIL
Brooke Davis Anderson
Brooke Davis Anderson is currently Director of the Museum at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Prior to joining PAFA, she was the Executive Director of Prospect New Orleans. From 2010 to 2012 she was Deputy Director of Curatorial Planning at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. From 1999 to 2010, Anderson was Founding Director and Curator of The Contemporary Center at the American Folk Art Museum in New York where she curated countless exhibitions, authored several books and numerous articles, and led the $1 million acquisition of the Henry Darger Study Center.
Chryssa Avrami
Cultural producer Chryssa Avrami has worked in numerous projects for theater, cinema, and television. Avrami was responsible for Public Relations at the Ministry of Culture and Sport for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. She was a founding member of the Sinthesis Media Company organizing cultural events, social actions and educational programs through the production and public promotion of major events in Greece. Avrami is also producer and presenter at “Hellenic Public Radio Cosmosfm 91.5” in New York City.
Pedro Barbeito
Pedro Barbeito has exhibited his work internationally for the past 17 years. Solo exhibition venues include Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Lehmann Maupin Gallery in New York, Parra-Romero Gallery in Madrid, 101/Exhibit in LA, and Galerie Richard in Paris. He has participated in group exhibits at the Rose Art Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in Arnhem, The Netherlands, The Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, the Museo Rufino Tamayo in Mexico City, Salon 94 Gallery in NY, ACME Gallery in LA and Whitechapel Gallery in London among others. His work is in major collections through the world. Barbeito is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Lafayette College where he is also the Director of the Experimental Printmaking Institute.
Kate Gilmore
Kate Gilmore has participated in the 2010 Whitney Biennial and the 2011 Moscow Biennial, in addition to solo exhibitions at institutions such as The Everson Museum, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, MoCA Cleveland, and Public Art Fund. She has been the recipient of ArtPrize’s Art Juried Award, the Rauschenberg Residency Award, and the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome, among others. Her work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Fine Arts, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, among others. Gilmore is an Associate Professor of Art and Design at Purchase College, SUNY, Purchase, NY.
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Sozita Goudouna

Dr. Sozita Goudouna is an art theorist, curator and the author of “Beckett’s Breath: Anti-theatricality and the Visual Arts” published by Edinburgh Critical Studies in Modernism released in the US by Oxford University Press. She is the artistic director of an arts and awareness  project at Manarat Al Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi under the auspices of March of Dimes and the United Nations and has curated a program for “The Parliament of Bodies” Documenta 14 Public Program. She taught at NYU as the first Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow at Performa New York, and holds a PhD from the University of London (Onassis Scholarship 2003-7) and has studied Philosophy, Theatre and Directing in London (BA, MA, Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) & Kings College London 1996-2000). She is a member of numerous cultural boards and was elected as Treasurer of the Board of Directors at International Association of Art Critics AICA Hellas.

Anthony Meyers
Anthony Meyers has provided guidance and support to nonprofit organizations, corporate and private clients in marketing, sales, programming, special events, and fundraising. Currently, Anthony is Arts Program Specialist for the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, managing a diverse grantmaking portfolio of over 140 nonprofit cultural organizations, and Adjunct Faculty member at Tufts University. He serves on the LGBT Policy Taskforce for Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr, and is a steering committee member of the Stonewall 50 Consortium.
Kalliopi Minioudaki
Kalliopi Minioudaki is an art historian who works as independent scholar, critic and curator in New York and Athens. She holds a PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU and her writings have appeared in several publications and exhibition catalogues including the Rose Art Museum, the Tate Modern, and the Grand Palais. Recent projects include the exhibition and catalogue Carolee Schneemann: Infinity Kisses,The Merchant House, Amsterdam. She was also co-curator of the international video art surveys at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, Athens 2015 and 2016, as well as the performance art program at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, 2017.
Georgia Siampalioti
Georgia Siampalioti has worked in philanthropy and cultural programs/events planning for over 20 years in New York, São Paulo and Athens. Major arts organizations she has worked with include New York City Ballet, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the American Symphony Orchestra and the Foundation for Hellenic Culture. During her diverse positions, she was charged with raising funds and creating the corresponding giving & stewardship programs. Upon her graduation from the University of Athens with a BA in Archaeology and Art History, she pursued graduate studies at the Arts Administration Program of Columbia University.
Hakan Topal

Hakan Topal is an artist living and working in Brooklyn. He co-founded xurban_collective (2000-12) and exhibited extensively in institutions such as the 8th and 9th Istanbul Biennials; apexart, New York; Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21), Vienna; Kunst-Werke, Berlin; ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe; MoMA PS1; Platform, Istanbul, the 9th Gwangju Biennial and ICP Museum, New York. Topal represented Turkey in various international exhibitions including the 49th Venice Biennial Turkish Pavilion. He is currently an Assistant Professor of New Media and Art + Design at Purchase College, SUNY.

Jannis Varelas

Jannis Varelas lives and works between Athens, Los Angeles and Vienna and is a graduate of the Royal College of Art in London, and the Athens School of Fine Arts. Selected solo shows include: Gallery Krinzinger, Vienna, The Breeder, Athens, Contemporary Arts Center of Cincinnati, and Kunsthalle Athena, among others. He has exhibited in group shows in the  DESTE Foundation, Benaki Museum, Saatchi Gallery, Palais de Tokyo, the New Museum,  Kunsthalle Wien, and the New Orleans Biennial Prospect 1, among others. His work can be found in the Saatchi Collection, London; the Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens; the Zabludowicz Collection, London; The Onassis Foundation Collection, New York and The Hort Family Collection, New York.

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ARC Athens, Inc.
217 E 70th St, #801
New York, NY 10021

ARC Athens Inc. is a New York charitable corporation, exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are fully tax-deductible as allowed by law. 

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