2021 - 1821




Friday, October 1st

6pm at Yellow House of Ano Mera


7pm at the Vioma Winery

Ideas and Idols

Followed by a music performance by Michalis Katachanas.

Saturday, October 2nd

10am - 1pm at Yellow House of Ano Mera

Dance practice day 1 by Androniki Marathaki in collaboration with Michalis Katachanas
Anyone can participate, for more info contact: rallou@mykonosbiennale.com

8pm at Yellow House of Ano Mera

The Allegorical Gala

Red Carpet event / Live stream event on Instagram /
dress code: Allegoria
Performance by Max ZT

Sunday, October 3rd

1pm in Mykonos Town, at the sculpture of Mando

Exhibition of Lavara of the Revolution (walk through Mykonos town)

4pm at Delos

Finding the Antidotes
Mykonos to Delos boat leaves at 3.30pm/4pm/4.30pm, return to Mykonos 7pm

8:30pm at Yellow House of Ano Mera

"the art of non-doing: the deep blue is a she"
dance practice day 2 by Androniki Marathaki in collaboration with Michalis Katachanas
Anyone can participate as long as they participated in day 1

Monday, October 4th

8pm at Yellow House of Ano Mera

Dramatic Nights selection screenings

Tuesday, October 5th

8pm in Mykonos Town

Video Graffiti screening
11pm Farewell Aggelos
performance by Irene Karagianni



In the fifteenth century, the Ottomans occupied Byzantium, extinguishing the last breath of ancient Greek culture. At the same time, European empires, with the same ruthless, barbaric criminal testosterone, were destroying America's ancient civilizations. Their purpose was to exploit the Earth and reign through dark and sick domination. In the year 1821, Greece, Peru, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Panama, and the Dominican Republic, attained their independence. It was the era of romance where the revolution was a celebration, the war was love, blood was art.
Human memory was filled with heroes, imagination with allegories of great ideas, and the Earth spoke the language of humanity directly to people's hearts.

The fifth Mykonos Biennale honors Earth with its theme "1821", the year of revolution. Our planet, a living organism with her own wise will, coordinated her power and drove liberation through her bowels into the hearts of the people and shook the chains of tyranny.

Lydia Venieri
New York, May 2020

Τον δέκατο πέμπτο αιώνα οι Οθωμανοί κατέλαβαν το Βυζάντιο σβήνοντας την τελευταία πνοή του αρχαίου ελληνικού πολιτισμού. Τον ίδιο καιρό ευρωπαϊκές αυτοκρατορίες, με την ίδια ανελέητη βάρβαρη εγκληματική τεστοστερόνη, κατέστρεφαν τους αρχαίους πολιτισμούς της Αμερικής. Σκοπός τους η εκμετάλλευση και των πόρων της Γης κι η σκοτεινή άρρωστη κυριαρχία.
Το 1821 είναι η χρονιά που γιορτάζουν την ανεξαρτησία τους πέρα από την Ελλάδα, το Περού, η Κόστα Ρίκα, το Ελ Σαλβαντόρ, η Γουατεμάλα, η Ονδούρα, η Νικαράγουα, το Μεξικό κι η Δομινικανή Δημοκρατία.
Ήταν η εποχή του ρομαντισμού όπου η επανάσταση ήταν γιορτή, ο πόλεμος έρωτας, το αίμα τέχνη.
Η ανθρώπινη μνήμη γέμισε με ήρωες, η φαντασία με αλληγορίες των μεγάλων ιδεών, κι η Γη μιλούσε την γλώσσα του ανθρωπισμού κατευθείαν στην καρδιά των ανθρώπων.

Η πέμπτη Μύκονος Μπιεννάλε τιμά με το θέμα της, «1821», τον πλανήτη μας, την Γη, που σαν ζωντανός οργανισμός μέσα από μια ώριμη συντονισμένη θέληση, πέρασε απο τα έγκατά της στις καρδιές των ανθρώπων τινάζοντας σαν λάβα τις αλυσίδες της εξουσίας.

Λυδια Βενιέρη
Νέα Υόρκη, Μάιος 2020

Treasure Hunt - Antidote

Boxes with the label “Antidote” have been sent to artists from around the world. The artists returned the boxes with a piece of art inspired by the theme - Antidote. The boxes will be hidden on the sacred island of Delos. A treasure hunt will be organized, where visitors will scatter around the island to find the “treasures”. 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.

2021 Antidote artists include:


Dr. Sozita Goudouna, the Founding Director of both institutions GREECE IN USA and Out of the Box Intermedia, in collaboration with Elvis Lopez Director of the Ateliers ’89 Academia de Bellas Artes Aruba proposes the following 11 artists:

The proposed artists are about to come from Aruba to Mykonos in order to create 10 in situ artworks and diverse educational programs along with the local community.

Lavara of the Revolution

have created Lavara that will be flown along the Matoyianni.

Dramatic Nights

A short film festival will be held at the Venieri house of Ano Mera, screening the Official 2021 Selection from around the world.

Video Graffiti

In the old town of Mykonos, famous for its white building and thus often called the bride of the Aegean, the Video Graffiti Official 2021 Selection will be projected on the walls of houses and garden walls transforming this town that never sleeps into a living theatre of video graffiti.

Main Sponsors

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  • Ministry of Culture and Sports of Greece
  • Accommodation Partners
  • Anatolia Hotel Mykonos
  • Andronikos Hotel Mykonos
  • Belvedere Hotel Mykonos
  • Koukoumi Hotel Mykonos
  • Myconian Korali a Relais Chateaux Hotel
  • Mykonos View Semeli Group Hotel
  • Event Partner
  • Mykonos Viom - the historic vineyard of Maou monastery in Ano Mera
  • Media Sponsors
  • ERT 3
  • Service Partner
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