DESTE Prize 2013 – Shortlisted Artists Announced

The DESTE Foundation is happy to announce the names of the shortlisted artists for the 8th Deste Prize. On Thursday, January 24, 2013, the DESTE Prize 2013 Selection Committee convened, examined all submitted portfolios, discussed in detail the work of the twenty eight (28) nominated artists and shortlisted the following six (6) on the basis […]

THE destefashioncollection AT BARNEYS NEW YORK

Beginning June 6, 2012 the Barneys New York Madison Avenue flagship store’s windows will be transformed into dynamic vitrines for a public art exhibition organized in collaboration with DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, based in Athens, Greece. Conceived by Dakis Joannou, and Barneys Creative Director Dennis Freedman, this exhibition will present five ambitious site- specific […]

NEWS 22.9.2011


As part of the exhibition Investigations of a dog; Works from the FACE Collections, the DESTE Foundation, in collaboration with the 17th International Film Festival of Athens “Conn x Premiere Nights” and the Saprophyta Group, organizes a series of events: KAFKA ZONE “We have long described Kafka as a 19th-century writer, yet his way of […]

NEWS 31.10.2010

The Marathon Marathon Project

The Marathon Marathon Project (hereinafter τουμαραθωνίουmarathonproject), will take place in Athens at the Acropolis Museum on October 31, 2010 under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. The project takes as its point of departure the impressive international array of marathon-format events which are rooted in the concept of superhuman endeavor, in the […]



Artist’s project by Roberto Cuoghi Commissioned by the DESTE Foundation KINDERAMA is a new commission by the DESTE Foundation, published on the occasion of the presentation of the Dakis Joannou Collection at the New Museum. For KINDERAMA, Italian artist Roberto Cuoghi brought a group of children to the exhibition A Guest + A Host = A Ghost and […]