Athena Papadopoulos

Selected Works
Selected Press

The Smurfette

Athena Papadopoulos

April 28 – June 03, 2017

Unit 4 Huntingdon Estate, Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6JU


Athena Papadopoulos

October 9–19, 2014

Room 322, The Landmark Hotel, London, NW1 6JQ


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Born in 1988 in Toronto, Canada.

Lives and works in London, UK.


2011 - 2013

MFA Fine Art Practice, Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK

2006 - 2011

BFA Contemporary Art Theory and Visual Art, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Solo Exhibitions


TBC, Emalin, London, UK

Cain and Abel Can’t and Able, MOSTYN, Wales, UK


The Apple Nun, Liebaert Projects, Kortrijk, BE

Holy Toledo, Takotsubo!, Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon, PT

A Tittle-Tattle-Tell-A-Tale Heart, Humber Street Gallery, Hull, UK


The Smurfette, Emalin, London, UK

Belladonna’s Muse, CURA Basement, Rome, IT


Wolf Whistles, featuring a collaboration with Monster Coat Club, Shoot the Lobster, New York City, NY, USA


Rancho Rat-King-Cougar, Supportico Lopez, Berlin, DE

Zabludowicz Invites: Athena Papadopoulos, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK


Honeymoon in Pickle Paradise, Emalin at The Landmark Hotel, London, UK

OUT COLD, OTHER Projects, Berlin, DE


Hair Piece, (solo public art display), Canada Line Public Art, King Edward Station, Canada Line, Vancouver, CA

Group Exhibitions


The Condition of Being Addressable, The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Los Angeles, CA, USA (forthcoming, September)

Bella come una tartaruga, Fondazione Rocco Guglielmo, Bologna, IT


Uno, Allegra Projects, St. Moritz, CH

Sculpture-Lampe, Soft Opening, London, UK

Abstract Sex. We don’t have any clothes, only equipment, curated by Guido Costa and Lucrezia Calabrò Visconti, JANA, Turin, IT

Place Vendôme, Berthold Pott, Cologne, DE

World Receivers, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK, Curated by Tiffany Zabludowicz


From the Inside Out, Drawing Room, London

The Marvelous Cacophony, curated by Danielle Kvaran and Gunnar B. Bvaran, October Salon, Belgrade, RS

Lia Pasqualino Noto, Casa Studio, Palermo, IT

TO DIE FOR, Castiglioni Fine Arts, Milan, IT


Amours Courtoises, Galerie Sultana, Paris, FR

The Diviners, AHVA Gallery, Audain Art Centre, Vancouver, CA

A Screen of Flesh, COMA Gallery, Sydney, AU

Summer Show, Carl Kostyal, Stockholm, SE

Millenial Feminisms, L’Inconnue, Montreal, CA

Le Nouveau Voyeurisme, Hotel Contemporary, Milan, IT


Streams of Warm Impermanence, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK

Wild Style, Peres Projects, Berlin, DE

Bloody Life, in collaboration with Supportico Lopez and Herald St., Herald St. London, UK

From Transhuman to South Perspectives, curated by Emmanuelle Luciani and Charlotte Cosson, ROWING, London, UK


Natural Instincts, curated by Samuel Leunenberger, Les Urbaines, Lausanne, CH

tc: temporary contemporary, Bass Museum of Art – Collins Park, Miami Beach, FL, USA

K HOLE, (with Brendan Lynch, Panos Tsagaris, Nick Darmsteadter, Alex Olson, Benjamin Barretto), 6817 Melrose, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Dear Luxembourg (Yours Bucktoothed Grl), (with Emma Hart, Sophie Jung, Germaine Hoffman, Genny Moore and Abride Swart), Nosbaum Reding, LU


Bloomberg New Contemporaries, ICA, London, UK

Bloomberg New Contemporaries, World Museum, Liverpool, UK

AWAY, Sunset Terrace, Vancouver, CA


Push and Paint, Touch and Display, Vitrine Gallery, London, UK

Goldsmiths, MFA Graduation Exhibition, The Pool, London, UK

The Idiot of Nature, Koerner Library Gallery, UBC, Vancouver, CA


LumpSum, (with Derrick Jefferies), the invisible line, London, UK

PACT, S.1, London, UK

Kill the Lollipop, ARTHOUSE, London, UK


HEADING, (with Justin Worhaug Frederick), L/D’s Project Space, Vancouver, CA

Effects become Causes, University of British Columbia, AHVA Gallery, Vancouver, CA


SNAP! 2010 Preview (Aids Committee of Toronto group fundraiser), Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, CA

girls girls girls (with Holly Parmley), AMS Gallery, Vancouver, CA

Awards/ Further Projects


Cerrajeria (city-wide site specific installation), Lock Up International, Mexico City, MX

Shortlist for Max Mara Art Prize, Whitechapel, London x Collezione Marmotti, IT


Diviners, Materialists, and Creatives (symposium), ‘A Crimp in the Fabric: Situating Painting Today,’ Vancouver, CA

Rinse x Tate Exchange: Athena Papadopoulos and Jonathan Leandoer (site-specific installation), Tate Modern, London


Metaforms, outdoor and site-specific installations curated by Nicholas Baume, New York Collins Park, Miami Beach, FL, USA

2014 - 2015

Peter Lloyd Lewis Studio Award, Chisenhale Art Place, UK


British Columbia Arts Council, Fine Art Scholarship for postgraduate studies, CA


Snap Stars, Aids Committee of Toronto, auction proceeds to AIDS research, CA


14 DECEMBER 2019

Athena Papadopoulos and Augustas Serapinas are featured in the group exhibition Uno at Allegra Projects in St Moritz, Switzerland. Opening Sunday 15 December until 02 February 2020.

26 October 2019

Opening Sunday 27 October 2019 in Kortrijk, BE: Athena Papadopoulos opens her solo exhibition ‘The Apple Nun’ at Liebaert Projects. Open on Sundays 27/10, 03/11, 10/11 and 17/11 and by appointment.

8 May 2019

Athena Papadopoulos will be doing a reading of A Tittle-Tattle-Tell-A-Tale Heart on 22 June, 7–9pm at Art Night in the British Library.

18 April 2019

Athena Papadopoulos will be participating in Art Night 2019 on June 22nd. The event will feature 40 independently curated projects and take place across London, in King’s Cross and Walthamstow.

10 April 2019

A Tittle-Tattle-Tell-A-Tale Heart, a solo exhibition by Athena Papadopoulos referring to her two-part novel published in 2018, opens this Friday at Humber Street Gallery, Kingston upon Hull, UK

21 March 2019

World Receivers, a group exhibition including a work by Athena Papadopoulos, opens today at Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK

12 October 2018

Read Athena Papadopoulos’ latest interview with Katrina Russell about identity, memory, cosmetics and Oprah Winfrey on Content Journal

8 October 2018

Thank you Frieze for a beautiful video feature with Athena Papadopoulos. Also thanks to The Art Newspaper, Blouin Artinfo and Harper’s BAZAAR Art for featuring our solo booth at Frieze Art Fair

2 October 2018

The first chapter of Athena Papadopoulos’ book A Tittle-Tattle-Tell-a-Tale-Heart is available as a special feature on Artviewer. The whole book is available at CURA now

29 June 2018

Athena Papadopoulos is participating in the group exhibition Entangled Tales at Rupert, Vilnius, opening on Wednesday 04 July

18 June 2018

Athena Papadopoulos is taking part in the group show Lia Pasqualino Noto, curated by Geraldine Blais, opening today in Palermo

11 APRIL 2018

The group exhibition TO DIE FOR, organised and featuring work by Athena Papadopoulos, is opening tomorrow at Castiglioni Fine Arts in Milan, IT

05 May 2017

Nic and Athena are in a group show at Carl Kostyal in Stockholm, opening on the 18th of May!

25 April 2017

Athena’s exhibition Belladonna’s Muse in Rome got reviewed by Artforum and Artribune