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iLiana Fokianaki

iLiana Fokianaki is a curator, theorist and educator based in Bern, Athens and Rotterdam. In spring 2024 she was appointed the new Director of Kunsthalle Bern. Her research focuses on formations of power and how they manifest under the influence of geopolitics, national identity and cultural and anthropological histories, with a special interest in the ethics and politics of care.

In 2013 she founded State of Concept Athens, the first non-profit institution of its kind in Greece, which she directs to this day. State of Concept has worked with artists such as Forensic Architecture, Kader Attia, Sanja Ivekovic, Laure Prouvost, Jonas Staal, Metahaven a.o. while collaborating with international curators such as Antonia Alampi, WhW and Nick Aikens.

Fokianaki has curated exhibitions for Reina Sofia Museum Madrid, KADIST Foundation, La Colonie Paris, e-flux New York, Museum of Contemporary Art Ljubljana (MG+MSUM), Galerija Nova Zagreb a.o. and has curated public programs for Vera List Center for Art and Politics, Het Nieuwe Instituut among others. Her most recent project, the exhibition The One-Straw Revolution (2024) at Framer Framed in Amsterdam, presents Fokianaki’s research into permaculture as a model for exhibition-making.

Her books, GOSSIPS-womXn gather and The Bureau of Care: A Handbook, will be published by Archive Books in 2024.


Exhibition: The One-Straw Revolution

An exhibition curated by iLiana Fokianaki exploring permaculture as a methodology for exhibition-making


Finissage: The One-Straw Revolution
Finissage of the exhibition, The One-Straw Revolution, curated by iLiana Fokianaki
Opening: The One-Straw Revolution
Opening of the exhibition, The One-Straw Revolution, curated by iLiana Fokianaki
Roundtable Conversation: Tanah Merdeka
Roundtable conversation with researchers and curators from different art museums and institutions within the context of Taring Padi's exhibition, Tanah Merdeka.
When the roots start moving
Book presentation + Lecture performance by CHTO DELAT
About the footprints, what we hide in the pockets and other shadows of hope
Chto Delat Online Film Premiere