Athens School of Fine Arts

Our Scope

to redefine art practice by redefining art education

Our Pillars

Personal Development

Each member has the opportunity to create a personified self development plan, explore and expand personal resources, tools and knowledge.

Community - Collective

The members form a sharing, supportive community and work collectively in projects and worshops.

Multidisciplinary Practice

Members create their own body of work using any suiting media.

Annual Overview

Workshops - Studio Crits
1 - 3 days each
Thematic Exercises
2 - 6 weeks each
Personal Work

Our Story


The 12th Laboratory of ASFA (Athens School of Fine Arts) “Painting and Expanded Media”.


Poka-Yio lives and works in Athens. He is a Associate Professor at the Athens School of Fine Arts, a visual artist, contemporary art curator, strategy consultant for organizations and personal coach for individuals and business executives. He is Founding Director of the Athens Biennale and has co-founded Alpha Station for Contemporary Art in Athens. He has exhibited his work internationally and in Greece. His art practice includes painting, performances, theater and short films. The main theme of his work is the dipole Attraction-Aversion at the age of the Culture of Desire.

Our Works


I just wanna fuckin' dance, tell me lies tell me sweet lil lies

ft Manufacture School of Scenic Arts at Romantso, 1 April 2019

A collaboration between Kiriakos Hadjiioannou and Poka – Yio together with the students of the Athens School of Fine Arts and the students of Manufacture School of Scenic Arts in Lausanne.
At the art space Romantso, Athens.
Concept: Kiriakos Hadjiioannou, Poka -Yio
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ULTRA PLAIN at Weasel Dance

ft Most Mechanics Are Crooks at Goethe-Institut Athen, 26 March 2019

Ultra Plain was a disruptive balmasque within the Weasel Dance: The Mimetic in the Post-Digital Predicament, curated by Most Mechanics Are Crooks. The weasel dance is, perhaps, a successful depiction of the post-digital predicament. We, thereby, performed the post-digital trauma: the scars our online masks leave on our faces.
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ft Reims School of Fine Arts (ESAD) at Kolokotroni 4, 19 April 2019

The students of the 12th studio of Expanded Media of Athens School of Fine Arts and students from L’ École Supérieure d’Art et de Design de Reims presented the video works that were created during a one week collaborative workshop between the two schools, titled “Too Early, Too Late”.
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Larry Osei Mensah

The famous curator and Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroitvisited our lab and shared advices about the new art scene which followed by a studio crit about the LAB12 members works.

UNion nordic larp / delphi

In conjunction with LAB12, Nina Rune Essendrop, Susan Ploetz and Mark Durkan will run larps, game mechanisms, simulation techniques and best practice protocols used in creating speculative scenarios that instrumentalize tools and skills from their individual artistic practices, different larp cultures, and the union methodology.
Lecture and discussions will situate these techniques in the intersection of play, performativity and politics in artistic and cultural practices.

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ASMR workshop with Rahel Spöhrer

In this workshop we explored the world of ASMR- It has plenty to offer. Finding out about the triggers that speak to you, researching settings of intimacy, the enjoyment of allienation, the digitalisation of personal attention and care and the queer potential of post-porn sensation. Trigger, trigger, trigger me…

Our Spaces



studio space

Located at Athens School of Fine Arts, in the former Library


Located at Athens School of Fine Arts, on the 1st floor

Our Members

/Alex Vasaras /Ana Bela Oleskeviciute /Anastasia Pampouropoulou /Anna Maria Jankiewicz /Antigoni Santorinaiou /Antoine Imberechts /Christina Xenidou /Elektra Tzamouranis /Erasmia Kadinopoulou /Fani Leventakou/Haris Vlahos /Hugo Redondo /Elif IIke Bultan /Johanna Dembinski /Lorina Karatza /Lucila Pacheco Dehne /Lydia Dimitriadi /Markella Ksilogiannopoulou /Mira Gouled /Nota Paterimou /Rami El Mogy /Rebecca Rendina /Sol Cattino /Stavrosh Christov /Tara Njála Ingvarsdottir/

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Our Lab

256 Pireos str.
Moschato, 182 33

ASFA Phone

+30 210 48 01 260


Opening Hours

Mon-Fri: 10am - 8pm