Eirene Efstathiou

Born 1980, in Athens
Lives and works in Athens


2013-Present PhD Candidate, Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece
2008 Master of Fine Arts, Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece
2005 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Tufts University, Medford MA
2003 Fifth Year Certificate, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA
2002 Studio Art Diploma, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA

Grants and Awards

2013 Scholarship for Graduate Study, Onassis Foundation, Athens, Greece
2009 Winner of the 6th Deste Prize, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
2003 Albert Henry Whitin Traveling Scholarship, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA

Solo Exhibitions


"A Jagged Line Through Space", Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, Greece


"Regarding the Continuity of Disrupted Images", (duo show) w. Eduardo Matos, Irene Laub Gallery, Brussels


"I Draw, I Learn Greece", Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, Greece


"Kiafa", Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, Greece


"Memories of the Present", Mot International, Brussels, Belgium


"Ieras Odos Revisited", Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, Greece


"Customer/Value/Service", Project Room at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece


"No direction home", Whitney Artworks, Portland, USA

Group Exhibitions (selected)


"Little did they know", 39th EVA International - Ireland's Biennial of Contemporary Art, Limerick, Ireland
"Botanical Rhapsody", Martinos Gallery, Athens


"A.O. – B.C. AN AUDIOVISUAL DIARY", State of Concept, Athens
"When the Present is History", DEPO, Istanbul
"Achrome", Irene Laub Gallery, Brussels
"ANATOMY OF POLITICAL MELANCHOLY", Athens Conservatoire, Athens


"La veritá é sempre un’ altra", in collaboration with EMST, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome
"Politics of Discontent", Irene Laub Gallery, Brussels


"ANTIDORON - the EMST Collection", Fridericianum, Kassel
"15 Young artists for the 175 years of the National Bank of Greece", former Athens Stock Exchange
"DESTE Prize: An Anniversary Exhibition, 1999-2015", Cycladic Museum, Athens
"It Looks Like Up To Me", Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens


"The Equilibrists", curated by Gary Carrion-Murayari and Helga Christoffersen with Massimiliano Gioni, Benaki Museum, Athens


"KENOPHOBIA", CAN Gallery, Athens


“Topical Resonance: Contemporary Art from Greece”, curated by Eirene Efstathiou and Evita Tsokanta, Grossman Gallery School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, USA
"No Country for Young Men", BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium


"Group Show", Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens
"The System of Objects", works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, DESTE Foundation, Athens, Greece


"How we draw a Dog", curated by M. Xanthopoulou, 3 137 Project Space, Athens, Greece
"Vanishing Point", curated by K. Nikou, G. Notti, E. Tsokanta, Action Field Kodra, Thessaloniki, Greece
"3 Artists", Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens


"Art Nova", Art Basel Miami, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Miami FL, USA
"A Perpetual Present", Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland ME, USA
"Reference/ Representation", The Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki, Zone - D, Thessaloniki, Greece
"Contemporary Greek Woman", curated by Marina Fokidis in collaboration with Bhma Magazine, Hub, Athens


"Politics of Art", National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
"The Perpetual Dialogue", Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, USA
"Looking Forward", Southeastern European Contemporary Art, Center for Contemporary Art, Portkoritsa, Montenegro


"Head Start", curated by Anna Chatzinasiou & Alexandra Ikonomou, Eleftherias Park Arts Centre, Athens
"Go Sinnlich", Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, Greece
"Paint-id", Contemporary Painting in Greece, curated by Sotirios Bahtsetzis, Biennale: 2, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece - Alex Mylonas Museum, Athens, Greece
"DESTE Prize", Museum of Cycladic Art/ Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
"Roomates", curated by T. Stathopoulos, TinT Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece


"Selective Knowledge", ITYS Institute for Contemporary Art and Thought – MIET Educational Foundation Of the National Bank of Greece Athens, Greece


Tiny Whitney Art Works, Portland, ME, USA
Portland Biennial, Portland Museum of Art, Portland ME, USA
The Other Biennial at Whitney, Whitney Art Works, Portland, ME, USA


"New Works", Two person Exhibition, Whitney Art Works, Portland ME, USA


"Traveling Scholars", Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA, USA
"Films That Do Not Exist", Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville MA, USA


Fifth Year 2003 Grossman Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA, USA
New Talent, The Hay Gallery, Portland ME, USA


"Memory Measurement Mapping", Upstairs at Johnson’s Gallery, Boston MA, USA


Boston Printmakers Biennial, 401 Gallery, Boston University, Boston MA, USA


Centre of Arts, “Head Start”, Cultural Organization of City of Athens, (September 2009)
Museum of Cycladic Art – Deste Foundation, Deste Prize 2009, Catalog (Summer 2009)
State Museum of Contemporary Art, “Paint-id Contemporary Painting in Greece”, Catalog (Summer 2009)
ITYS/MIET, “The Mediated Image: Excerpts from a Users Manuel” Selective Knowledge Catalog (Spring 2008)
Portland Museum of Art, Portland Biennial Catalog. (Spriing 2007)
Open Studio Press, “New American Paintings” Book #56 Northeast edition (Spring 2005)

Articles and Reviews

Marina Fokidis, “Topical Narrations”, Lifo No. 110 (May 8, 2008)
Els Hanappe, “Interview with Eirene Efstathiou”, Local Folk No. 5 (February 2007)
Matthew Nash, “2007 Biennial @ The Portland Museum of Art” Big Red And Shiny No. 62 (April 2007)
Chris Thompson, “Judith Allen and Eirene Efstathiou: New Works” Art New England (June/July 2006)
Ian Paige, “Family Affair” The Portland Phoenix (March 17, 2006)
Christine Temin, “Road Rules” The Boston Globe (February 22, 2004)
Randi Hopkins, “Twist-ed” The Boston Phoenix (April 23, 2004)