About Yellow Brick
“Yellow Brick’s edges and flow recall that of a river moving towards the sea, thus implying its relation within a vast landscape.”
Yellow Brick is an independent cultural institution of contemporary art that has been active in the district of Nea Ionia, in Attica, since 2016. It is an initiative of the artist Vasiliki Sifostratoudaki based on the promotion of interdisciplinary dialogue and cultural exchange undertaken through relational engagement of writers, curators, and members of the local community.
Yellow Brick focuses primarily on multimodal practices including art exhibitions, educational programs for children and adults, artists’ workshops for the production of artworks, art publications, common dinners and experimental activities, aiming at the interaction of research and cultural rethinking.
The artistic program, which lasts from September to December and from March to July each year, after an open call, hosts artists from Greece and abroad. Artists have the opportunity of an artistic residency in order to develop their practices, create synergies with the Yellow Brick project and present the results of their experience.
Those methodological approaches articulate a field of correlations and exchange, so that this dynamic ecosystem to integrate, converse and interact on a wider artistic map.
Yellow Brick’s ecosystem encompasses:
STEPs: Public manifestations of research in progress taking place at and with Yellow Brick.
FOOD for THOUGHT: Communal culinary events where locals and international guests come together to get to know each other, learn, listen, and exchange.
ACTIONS: Satellite activities/public moments with partner institutions.
YELLOW BOOKs: A capricious publishing house that seeks to further develop the production and distribution of artist books in the Greek context.
YELLOW PLAYGROUND: Crafting /making gatherings for children led by local and international agents.
WORK-HOUSE FACILITIES: A combined studio and exhibition space, a private sleeping area, private bathroom, shared kitchen, and a beautiful terrace.
Yellow Brick is delighted to have worked with individuals the likes of Federica Bueti, Jan Verwoert, Ruth Noack, Alice Bonnot, Christian Oxenius, Nikolas Ventourakis, Kiriakos Spirou, Maria Berrios, Tina Gverović, Sriwhana Spong, Helmut Batista, and with institutions such as Twixt-lab and SNEHTA,Faros – Supporting refugee minors, Babel Day Centre and SYN-EIRMOS (NGO), Irida (NGO), SAIC University (Chicago), The Florence Trust (London), Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, documenta14, Victoria Square Project, Athens School of Fine Art and Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Dutch Art Institute, und.Athens, CAPACETE.
Yellow Brick has participated in Volumes, Independent Art Publishing Fair, 2018 and SUPERMARKET Stockholm Independent Art Fair, 2019
Yellow Brick is a member of Artist Run Alliance
SUPPORTED BY GREEK MINISTRY OF CULTURE