2015 - Antidote

Kite Festival

Treasue Hunt

Video Graffiti

Dramatic Nights

Pigeage

The Byron Award ~ The Manto Award

The Golden Pelican

Statement

Everyday like a poison, world news infects humanity, plunging the human conscience into a deep hibernation of frantic inactivity, in an attempt to find some serenity to endure in until the end.

However they say that if a tarantula bites you the only way to escape death is to dance day and night, jumping from the pain and staying awake, because if you let go and fall asleep you are lost. Such a crazy celebration of consciousness is the Mykonos Biennale as its theme for 2015 is the Antidote.

What is the antidote? Is it love? Is it power? Or is it sorcery? Always the artist, the scientist, and the alchemist have searched for the answer to immortality, the philosophers’ stone, and the magic portal. Their quest, itself, holds the answer for by it they have already danced the first steps of the Great Awakening.

  • New York Party Spring 2016

    Marcia Grostein, Lydia Venieri, Richard Pasquarelli, Sophia and Bruce Robbins
  • Short Film Festival Opening Night

    The Pole Dancing Pelicans
  • Short Film Festival

    Danliewen Lu speaking about her short film "Before The Full Moon Returns"
  • Short Film Festival

    Cycladic Island Vice Governor Stelios Brigos, Katerina Skassi, Stratos Tzortzoglou, Danliewen Lu, and Lydia Venieri
  • Short Film Festival

    Musicien Pericles Kanaris and Ana Maria Palaiokrassas
  • Video Graffiti

    Video Graffiti outside the Big White Gallery
  • The Flower Girls

    Flower Food Performance at the Old Harbour
  • The Flower Girls

    Flower Food Performance at the Old Harbour
  • The Flower Girls

    Flower Food Performance at the Old Harbour
  • The Flower Girls

    Flower Food Performance at the Old Harbour
  • Performance Art at Old Harbour

    Director of short film "Gold" Alexander Tuschinski
  • Perfomance Art at Old Harbour

    Giannis Mitsos of the Synergy of Art group
  • Perfomance Art at Old Harbour

    the Synergy of Art performing at the old harbour

Kite Festival

The 2015 Mykonos Biennale hosted a Kite festival on this island famous for its wind and windmills.

The Creative Action department of Otis College of Art and Design was invited to participate in the biennale. While there, Otis Creative Action Director Richard Shelton and Community Relations Manager Matthew Tecle collaborated with George Peters and Melanie Walker, kite artists from Boulder, Colorado.

The Kite Festival placed Mykonos among the pioneers in ecological alternative energy thinking, which is the “Antidote” to the consumer exploitation of our planet.

Treasure Hunt

Boxes with the label “Antidote” were sent to 40 artists around the world. The artists returned the boxes with a piece of art inspired by the theme - Antidote. The boxes were hidden on the sacred island of Delos. A treasure hunt was organized, where visitors scattered around to find the “treasures”. When all boxes were found, the art works were be revealed at a special ceremony and the founder Lydia Venieri awarded the Art Seeker withe the Golden Pelican. The art works were exhibited in the School of Fine Arts in Mykonos until the end of summer. Our long term goal is to attain the first floating museum - maybe an old war ship- where the artworks of the Mykonos Biennale will be exhibited, the museum of Archipelago.

see what was found...

  • Video Graffiti

    Throughout the old town of Mykonos, famous for its white building and thus often called the bride of the Aegean, videos were projected on the walls of houses and gardens transforming this town that never sleeps into a living theatre of video graffiti.

    The Video Graffiti Official Selection

Dramatic Nights

A short film festival was held for five nights at the Laka amphitheater screening over 80 works from around the world.

The Dramatic Nights Official Selection

Pigeage

An international dance theatre will do the stomping for the grapes, a real pigeage, as ritual initiation in the Orphic Mysteries. Pigeage is the origin of the dance theater, the comedy, and the tragedy, with Arion as the creator of theatre. A special vitage will be bottled from this dance.