My Past is a Foreign Country           

My Past is a Foreign Country
Group Exhibition

Temenos Hamidiye & Ottoman Baths
Chios Castle, Chios Town

July 8th – August 28th
Opening hours *
Ottoman Baths: daily 8:30 - 15:30 except for Tuesday
Temenos Hamidiye: daily 10:00 – 15:30 except for Tuesday

* The exhibition in both venues will remain open from 18.30 to 21:00 on the following dates: Friday 21 July, Sunday 29 July, Monday 31 July, Monday 7 August, Saturday 26 August.

Participating artists:

Hera Büyüktaşcıyan (TR), Stelios Faitakis (GR), Nikomachi Karakostanoglou (GR), Avish Khebrehzadeh (IR/US), Maro Michalakakos (GR), Petros Moris (GR), Dala Nasser (LB), Yorgos Petrou (CY), Aykan Safoğlu (TR/DE), Mounira al Solh (LB), Maria Tsagkari (GR), Abbas Zahedi (UK/IR)

Curated by Akis Kokkinos, Founder of DEO Projects

DEO Projects in collaboration with Chios Ephorate of Antiquities presents My Past is a Foreign Country, a group large-scale exhibition presented between two historical monuments within Chios Castle, the Temenos Hamidiye and the Ottoman Baths, both inherited by the Ottoman Empire. The exhibition invites twelve artists from Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Iran, and Cyprus to reflect on the palimpsest histories of the island and examine borderland cultures, collective traumas, and forms of iasis.


           Commission Series x 2023           

Commission Series x Saskia Calderón

Residency & Performance

10 May - 10 July 2023
Chios Island, Greece

DEO Projects, in partnership with EACHEVE, is pleased to present Saskia Calderón as the Commission Series 2023 artist. Saskia Calderón has been selected through an open-call process, and her live-performance in Chios will mark the first presentation of the artist in Greece. Her residency commences in early May 2023 and after a two-months research and practice on the island, it will culminate in the presentation of a new live-performance at the Chios Castle on July 8th and a video performance available online after July 15th.

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DEO projects 

DEO projects is an alter-institution based in Chios island, Greece. It explores institutionality as a living and growing polymorph in constant flux. Adapted, layered or erased, its programme shifts and develops in cyclic timescales through interventions that take the form of commissions, exhibitions, public programmes, or residencies.


Chios island, Greece