Danai Giannoglou

Danai participated as a Fellow for NOLA/NYCBX Research Fellowship (Spring 2023). Click here to see Danai’s program.

Danai Giannoglou (b. 1992 in Athens/GR) is a curator, writer and editor currently living and working independently between Athens and Amsterdam. Danai is the co-founder and curator of Enterprise Projects, a project space in Athens that has been functioning independently and periodically since September 2015, as well as the editor of Enterprise Projects Journal, a publishing initiative by Enterprise Projects in the form of a bilingual online publication of newly commissioned theoretical and research essays.

Between 2020 and 2022 she held the position of Assistant Curator at de Appel in Amsterdam. Previous to that she was the Exhibitions Archive Coordinator at the Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art in Athens (2018-2019). She has contributed texts to catalogues, artist’s books and magazines, edited publications and curated exhibitions and programmes for various institutions and organizations in Greece and abroad (Piet Zwart Institute, The Breeder, B&M Theocharakis Foundation, Hotel Maria Kapel, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, de Appel, Enterprise Projects, Galerie Michel Journiac).

Giannoglou studied Theory and History of Art at the Athens School of Fine Arts, as well as Cultural Management and Curating at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris. She was a participant of the de Appel Curatorial Programme 2019/2020 in Amsterdam, as well as a resident at Rupert in Lithuania in 2016 and at the 8th Gwangju Biennale International Curator Course in South Korea in 2018. Danai Giannoglou is a recipient of the Onassis AiR Emergency Fellowship 19/20 as well as the 2 nd SNF Artist Fellowship Program (Curating).

‘’As a curator and writer my practice focuses on the need to create space and time for relationships to emerge between artists, artworks and audiences, as well as the development of artistic and institutional tools in order to read and approach current social and political issues. In this multidisciplinary process I look for interlocutors, collaborators, partners and I become them myself, letting different roles and identities fade into one another. I am particularly drawn to thoughts, objects and words that touch upon matters of language and translation in conjunction with the experience of homeness and belonging.”