from 24/3/2011 until 30/10/2011

Deste Prize 2011

Winner of the prize: Anastasia Douka


The DESTE Prize was established in 1999 and is awarded every two years to a Greek artist living in Greece or abroad. The Prize aims to showcase the work of a new and emerging generation of artists and it is an integral part of the Foundation’s policy for supporting and promoting contemporary art in Greece.

The six shortlisted artists for the DESTE Prize 2011 – Alexandra Bachzetsis, Anastasia Douka, Irini Miga, Eftihis Patsourakis, Theodoros Stamatogiannis and Jannis Varelas – will show their work in an exhibition that will take place for the second time at the Museum of Cycladic Art between May 25 and October 30, 2011.

This collaboration between the DESTE Foundation and the Museum of Cycladic Art is part of the latter’s “Young Views” program, which aims at launching a dialogue with a younger generation, at keeping the public up to date with the latest developments in contemporary cultural production and at ensuring the dynamic presence of a space for the exchange of ideas.

An international jury of six will select and announce the winner of this year’s DESTE Prize on September 14, 2011. The Prize is accompanied by a grant of €10.000.



Polina Kosmadaki
Curator, Benaki Museum

Nikos Navrides

Artist (DESTE Prize 2003 shortlist)

Dimitris Palaiokrassas

Art Historian, Art Consultant

Iason Tsakonas
Collector, REMAP founder

Stelios Vellis


Yerasimos Yannopoulos



Dakis Joannou
President, The Deste Foundation

Madeleine Grynsztejn

Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Kasper Koenig

Director, Museum Ludwig Kolh

Jessica Morgan
Curator, Tate Modern, London

Sarah Thornton


Andro Wekua