iLiana Fokianaki
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iLiana Fokianaki

iLiana Fokianaki (b.1980, Thessaloniki, Greece) is a curator, theorist and educator based in Athens and Rotterdam. Fokianaki holds an MA in Art Criticism from City University London. Her PhD research focuses on economy, identity, and politics. Her recent research focuses on the notion of the state and the formations of power that manifest under the influence of geopolitics, national identity and cultural and anthropological histories. In 2013 she founded State of Concept Athens, the first non-profit institution of its kind in Athens. In 2016, she co-founded Future Climates, a platform that researches viable futures for small-scale organizations of contemporary art. In 2019 via State of Concept she launched the first research grant for Greek female artists over 35. Fokianaki is a lecturer at the Dutch Art Institute, and has lectured in independent spaces, museums, and foundations worldwide. She publishes regularly in magazines and journals such as Art Papers, e-flux, Frieze, Ocula a.o. She is a member of IKT, the International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art.