10 YEARS of SURPRISE – ANNIVERSARY EDITION

This year artAZ is celebrating the 10th anniversary of SUPRISE – the campaign that employs the power of art to raise funds and awareness regarding major social issues. We are celebrating 10 years of fighting adversity with art, and we are celebrating with an art extravaganza.

SURPRISE X will take place at The Project Gallery, Athens, Greece, on Friday 11 October 2019.

ABOUT SURPRISE
SURPRISE is a campaign that highlights the power of art to bring positive change. Since 2009 the campaign brings artists together and mobilizes art to offer solutions to major social issues.
More than 2000 artists from around the world have joined us in this past decade, offering their art to support their fellow humans. SURPRISE focuses on the universal language and inclusive nature of art. We collaborate with a broad spectrum of artists, from emerging to world-renowned – the exhibition is a collective effort of the artistic community.
All artworks are small format (24 x 18 cm.), are offered for the same price and are signed at the back. The artist’s identity gets revealed only after the artwork is sold, hence the “SURPRISE”. Τhe proceeds are donated to the Homeless Support Program of KLIMAKA NGO. Each edition of SURPRISE features around 300 artists.

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artist list: Lamprini Boviatsou, V. Karakatsanis, Eduardo Paucar, Yiannis Adamakis, Christos Ghionis, Maria Barba, Stergios Stamos, M. Dimitrokallis, V. Mavrodoglou, Eleni Baleka, Kostas Spanakis, D. Konstantinou, Ifigenia Sdoukou, Jan Liodaki, Guilherme Bergamini, Kristian List, M. Ledergerber, Anne Wölk, Maria Spyraki, Con. Vraziotis, Gilda Frumkin, Kalliopi Kouklinou, Dikea Despotaki, Veroniki Damianidou, Irini vazoukou, Manolis Zoulakis, N. Karathanasis, Kostas spanakis, Alex Kogimtzis, Jutta biesemann, I. Kalimerakis, Itsmi, Katerina Katsioura, Stelios Lalaitis, Ch. Karameros, Kалинников Mихаил, Orna Hodara Hatzor, M. Zacharioudakis, An. Rednikova, Cian Caroll, Evis Christou, Giannis Kardasis, Mary Rouncefield, Kostas Spanakis, Theodora Tsiatsiou, Anastasia Krokidi, Despina Pantazi, Marianna Cute, Barbara Schneider, V. Athanassopoulou, Maria Vlasseros, Lina Doenmez, Mark Hadjipateras, Domna Panagopoulou, Virginia Filipoussi, Lila Papoulia, Jutta Biesemann, Maria Andrianou, Maria Panagiotou, Emma Coyle, Jessica Holmes, Ioanna Voskou, Alex Papaioannou, Eleni Tsakiroglou, Eugenia Papaioannou, Freddy Guaillas, Magda Apostolou, Vassia Leontopoulou, Asterios Toris, Stelios Koutroulis, Fanis Logothetis, Maria Spyraki, Daria Setevinets, Cacao Rocks, Con. Vraziotis, G. Galiatsatos, Heiko Müller, N. Karathanasis, Shepard Fairey, Elli Griva, Angeliki Douveri, George Hadoulis, Inogitna, Alexandra Kollaros, Olya Yatsenko, M. Lentza-Siamani, Aimilia Savva, Helena B. Simoes, Dimitra Marouda, Theodore Tsokanis, Alexandros Maganiotis, Nikoleta Psalti, Katerina Mytakidou, Kon. Veroutis, Susan Plover, Mark Hadjipateras, Tassos Dimos, St. Hatziioannou, Aggelos Skourtis, M. Hatzidaskos, Alexandra Kollaros, Paraskevi, Spyros Verykios, Ludwika Pilat, Thanos Tsilis, Maria Kokkini, Georgia Bliatsou, Phi. Meletopoulos, Lila Kalogeri, Stella Meletopoulou, Lila Kalogeri, Tassos Meletopoulos, Stelios Koutroulis, Gefso Papadaki, Eros, Dia Manesi, Domna Panagopoulou, Alexandra Damirali, Athina Hatzi, Dimitris Asteriou, Evdokia Kyrkou, Mata Bigali, Andreas Voussouras, Vassilis Stogias, Stelios Kallioras, Eleni Michailou, the real queen of stuff, Konstantina Maliarou, *Esek_one, Nikos Giavropoulos, A. Argiroiliopoulou, Ioli Xifara, Tina Reizi, Dimitra Marouda, Artemis Alcalay, Antonis Antzoulidis, Maria Argirakopoulou, Marilia Kolibiri, Dia Manesi, I. Kalimerakis, Eleni Karadimou, Marina Koutsospyrou, Maria Bacha, Eleni Karadimou, Takis Germenis, Mo Vasquez, Eleni Kastrinogianni, Marina Koutsospyrou, h.b. Ballverliebt, G. Apostolopoulos, Ro Gallery, Loukia Papachatzi, Aristidis Zinelis, Jo Tzomakas, Athina Latinopoulou, Natassa Nikoletou, Dina Koumpouli, Ekaterini Koliakou, Eleftheria Christaki, Eleni Karadimou, Panagiotis Rappas, Kalliopi Liadi, Agios, Yiannis Gavalas, Fotini Daliani, Martha Tsiara, Christina Pancess, Marina Stamboli, Kalliopi Liadi, Fotini Daliani, Theodore Tsokanis, Eleni Tsagaraki, Lou, Yorgos Lintzeris, Kosmas Lilikakis, Ioli Xifara, Agapi F. Psarraki, Fotini Daliani, Maria Papanidis, Georgia Dritsakou, Alex Dimitriadis, Stavroula Kaziale, Katerina Iordanidou, George Tzimas, Sego, Evgeniy Nesterov, Katerina Papazissi, Evdoxia, Achlys, Yume Villena, Sami Romis, Marina Kouvopoulou, Eleni Papanikolaou, Mantha Tsialiou, Olympia Hatzi, Alexis Vlachos, Katerina Morfoniou, Sergio Ko, Alex Kogomtzis, Vassilis Karouk, Natassa Poulantza, Aggelos Chaniotis, Rena Avagiannou, Iakovos Volkov, Periklis Kostopoulos, Sophia Gaitani, Ismini Bonatsou, Nikos Lagos, Moschoula Prifti, Tatiana Angouraki, Dimitris Liossis, Alexandra Charitatou, Kleopatra Moursela, Evelina Vierrou, V. Zerva, Christos Alatsakis, Sofia Skarogianni, Simoni Fontana, Yann Candy, Andreas Vais, Makis Fioros, Dimitris Gelbouras

My painting Timelapse (2019, 24 x 19 cm, acrylic on canvas) was part of the exhibition and sold to William Giannoulis (Athens/ New York).

The inaugural SURPRISE was presented in 2009 at the City of Athens Technopolis premises. The sell-out show was an instant hit and it was immediately decided that a follow up edition would ensue. Fast forward to today, after 9 successful exhibitions in Athens and one in Quito, Ecuador, it is time for “SUPRISE X“.
I will donate my painting “timelapse”.

more info: https://www.theprojectgallery.gr