Workshops & Studio Crits

WORKSHOPS 2018 - 2019


by the START Project - Lela Karayianni, 22-24 May 2019

How can artists gain maximum benefit from the value of their digital resources? The Lab12 members visited Lela’s Karayianni house where the team of the START project got across how digital technology can be used as part of their research, the art working process and practice as well as the communication of their work. 


by Rahel Spöhrer, 5 June 2019

Rahel Spöhrer of The Agency  unpacked her/their artistic research-working method and how self-reflective and self-critical processes of the artists taking part in the production of meaning within contemporary art.


by the Union Nordic LARP - Delphi, 22-24 May 2019

Nina Runa Essendrop, Susan Ploetz and Mark Durkan 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 situated these techniques in the intersection of play, performativity and politics in artistic and cultural practices.


by Rahel Spöhrer, 4 April 2019

In this workshop we explored with Rahel Spöhrer the world of ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) – finding out about the triggers that speak to you, researching settings of intimacy, the enjoyment of alienation, the digitalization of personal attention and care, and the queer potential of post-porn sensation. Trigger, trigger, trigger me… 


by Thanos Zakopoulos, 18 March 2019

Artist and designer-trickster Thanos Zakopoulos of the Milanese CTRLZAK studio shared with the Lab12 members how bringing together different fields – such as art, science and philosophy – can produce new creative art projects.


by Ioanna Gerakidi, 18 February 2019

In this workshop writer and curator Ioanna Gerakidi introduced us to the erotic as an artistic methodology. Drawing on eros and love, the Lab12 members explored the dynamics of language and voice through a series of exercises in which they attempted to track down their personal fragmented narratives.


by Kiriakos Hadjiioannou, 30 January 2019

Performer and choreographer Kiriakos Hadjiioannou gave a workshop on a pivotal part of performing arts. The Lab12 members were encouraged to explore the spatial elements of leadership and followership and empower their collaboration by participating in improvisation exercises, developing dance phrases in small groups and switching the lead/follow roles.


Co-operation, 19 December 2018

How can the puzzle of sustainability be worked out? In this co-operation workshop, the Lab12 members created entrepreneurship scenarios with which can integrate sustainability in their work – from alternative porn to apps and lemonades.

STUDIO CRITS 2018 - 2019

Hot Wheels & 650mah

22 May 2019

Hugo Wheeler of the Hot Wheels Projects – a space for a new generation of Greek and Cypriot practitioners alongside international practitioners – with Ella Fleck and Tabitha Steinberg of 650mah – a project space that challenges traditional gallery models by settling itself within a pre-existing business – presented their project spaces, shared important experiences, and made a studio crit to the members of the Lab.

Enterprise Projects

20 May 2019

Enterprise Projects is one of the independent art initiatives that make the Athenian art scene so vibrant. Our discussion about the contemporary art creation with the curator and writer Danai Giannoglou and the artist Vasilis Papageorgiou at Lab12 was very inspiring as well as the studio crit that followed.

Cullen Washington Jr.

12 March 2019

We had a precious meeting with the accomplished artist Cullen Washington Jr., who shared insights with the Lab12 members as he does with his peers. Warm acknowledgments to the ARCAthens Curatorial Fellow for the support and the visionary work.

Larry Ossei-Mensah

7 March 2019

The Senior Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit visited our Lab and shared tips and advice about the new art scene which followed by a studio crit about the Lab12 members works.

Snehta Residency

6 February 2019

Our guest visitors from Snehta Residency: Snehta director artist Augustus Veinoglou, curator Myrto Katraki, art historian Margarita Ktg, and the visiting artists Jae Youl Jeoung and Elisabet Birta.

The Callas

22 January 2019

The versatile, inspiring and utterly bombastic The Callas (Lakis & Aris Ionas) shared their strands of their multifaceted work: music, films, artworks, magazines, events, art shows.


20 November 2018

The Royal College of Art’s Contemporary Art Practice Department visited ASFA and our Lab. Melanie Jordan, Mel Brimfield, Jeremy Millar, Tai Shani and their students presented the programme and student works and witnessed the presentations of our students.

Cibelle & Coco

5 November 2018

Cibelle and Coco unpacked their practice and linked gender politics to the political situation in Brazil. 

Lauren Wy

1 November 2018

In her visit at ASFA Lab12, Lauren Wy shared how being born into heavy religion and deep poverty has affected her life path and how by making art she can sublimate the confusion of mere existence. Identity and self-representation were some of the notions related to her body of work we explored.

Tomomi Sasaki

29 October 2018

The Lab12 members explored with Tomoni Sasaki the world of UX design and the Design Thinking principles.

Ed Fornieles

29 October 2018

Our first guest multimedia artist Ed Fornieles  got across the pillars of his work – how he uses social networks, film, installation and immersive performance to express the social structures and identities that are being constructed and/or reproduced in the digital era.

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