This is not a Feminist Project

»This is not a Feminist Project« is a multimedia online platform that presents the documented history of the Greek Women's Movement and showcases contemporary female stories via a living, digital archive/timeline. The platform incorporates a broad range of media, from audio-visual to digitised printed material.

As a segment of »This is not a Feminist Project’s« cultural/artistic activities, we present a series of activities around an artists residency in collaboration with Jana Koelmel, a female artist from North Rhine-Westphalia who works with new media and moving image, and is committed to engaging with diverse communities and exploring matters relevant to our initiative’s focus.

This artists residency is the first of its kind in Greece, and will offer the Jana Koelmel a unique opportunity to live and work in Athens, reflect on women’s affairs and create an individual artistic project/artwork while immersing herself in the Athenian cultural field.

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The artwork will be developed within two months between December 2018 and January 2019

and the artist will spend four to six weeks in Athens, and work closely with the following members of our team starting October:

Vasia Ntoulia (cultural manager & filmmaker) based in Greece

Mare Spanoudaki (curator & researcher) based in Greece

Dimitra Maragkaki (art historian & curator) based in Germany

Within the activities of »This is not a Feminist Project« an exhibition will take place in Athens. The artwork will additionally be integrated to our digital platform and become part of the archive.

The terms regarding the conceptual focus of the artwork are to be taken broadly. However, it should be created in light of the artist’s perspective, current concerns, inquiries, responses, and experimental explorations related to migrant/refugee women, and grapple with themes such as these of place, identity, representation, empowerment, precarity, stereotypes, resilience etc.