POLYGREEN CULTURE & ART INITIATIVE IS A CULTURAL ORGANIZATION FOCUSING ON ENVIRONMENTAL CONSCIOUSNESS AND SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES

PCAI stands for Polygreen Culture & Art Initiative, a non-profit, cultural organization, which primarily aims at raising environmental awareness through its unique, annual, art program. PCAI was founded by Athanasios Polychronopoulos, CEO and founder of Polygreen network of environmental companies, as a result of his genuine belief that art is the best tool to stimulate dialogue about critical environmental issues. Through its updated culture & art program PCAI acquires a more comprehensive cultural spectrum, keeping its foundational aim, values and operational guidelines fully unchanged, along with its commitment to raise environmental awareness through art, inspire, educate and ultimately be part of the change.

PCAI implements its objectives through three areas of activity: its Collection, its Projects and its Support.

The PCAI Collection is based on  commissions and acquisitions of moving image and contemporary art. During commissions PCAI provides artists with the means and resources to create an artwork inspired by urgent environmental, sociological and philosophical issues. While retaining their absolute freedom of expression and critical inquiry PCAI invites artists to reflect upon the anthropocene’s impact on our planet and investigate waste sources, sustainable and circular practices and new environmental itineraries. PCAI Projects are all the activities that fall within the organization’s foundational aim, i.e. exhibitions, commissions, artist residencies, creative synergies, publications, screening events, talks, online shows, conferences, educational programs, workshops and so on. PCAI Support refers to the organisation’s engagement, support and contribution to other artistic initiatives that share its vision and environmental concerns.

PCAI is a member of the International Association of Corporate Collections of Contemporary Art (IACCCA), whereas its cultural projects and collaborations have been awarded on many occasions.

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[COLLABORATIONS]

PCAI has supported, collaborated or been connected with various international festivals and organisations including:

Aisxylia Festival Eleusis
Art Athina International Art Fair
Athens Concert Hall
Athens Digital Arts Festival
Athens International Airport
Athens International Film Festival
Barcelona University
Benaki Museum Athens
Berlinale International Film Festival
Bienal de São Paulo
British Council
Climate Change Conference Athens
Climate Story Lab UK
Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki (CACT)
Corporate Art Awards
Design Overview In Tirana (DOIT)
European Independent Film Festival Paris
Festival du Nouveau Cinema of Montreal
Gallery Climate Coalition
Generetional Symbiosis
Glasgow Short Film Festival
Greek Company of Environment and Culture
Greek Ministry of Education
State Museum of Contemporary Art of Thessaloniki
Green Art Lab Alliance (GALA)
House of Cyprus (Cultural Centre of the Cyprian Embassy)
Institut Français de Grèce
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
International Association of Corporate Collections of Contemporary Art(IACCCA)
International Solid Waste Association (ISWA)
Kino der Kunst International Festival Munich
Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival
Kunsthalle zu Kiel
KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Lahore Biennale
LOOP Barcelona
Locus Athens
Municipality Theatre of Piraeus
Mu.ZEE Ostend
National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST)
Ocean Archive
Panorama of Ecological Films
Posidonia Events
Pulitzer Arts Foundation
Rotterdam Film Festival
Rodeo Gallery
Sharjah Art Foundation
Sharjah Biennial
Sea Days Piraeus (European Maritime Day)
Serpentine Galleries
Syros International Film Festival (SIFF)
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Stegi Onassis Foundation
Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF)
Thessaloniki Port Authority SA
Tilt Platform
Triple COPs Geneva
TBA21 Academy
Venice Biennale

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[ARTISTS]

PCAI has collaborated with a number of international artists since its establishment in 2014 including:

Adrián Balseca
Agnieszka Polska
Andrew Norman Wilson
Almagul Menlibayeva
Angelo Plessas
Anja Kirschner
Ariana Papademetropoulos
Bianca Kennedy
Charly Nijehnson
Constantinos Vittis
Danae Stratou
Efi Spyrou
Eleni Panouklia
Emilia Bouriti
Eva Kotatkova
Eva Papamargariti
Evi Kalogiropoulou
George Drivas
Hypercomf
Ira Schneider
James Bridle
Jonian Bisai
Katerina Zacharopoulou
Kim Yip Tong
Kyriaki Goni
Korakrit Arunanondchai
Kosmas Nikolaou
Lito Kattou
Loukia Alavanou
Marcin Liminowizc
Markus Hanakam
Manolis D. Lemos
Matthias Fritsch
Mika Rottenberg
Natasa Efstathiadi
Navine G. Khan Dossos
Petros Moris
Rindon Johnson
Roswitha Schuller
Same84
Saskia Olde Wolbers
Serapis
Sophia Al-Maria
Sotiris Tsiganos
Swan Collective
Trang Ha
Urban Act
Vassiliki-Maria Plavou
Vassilis Karouk
Wu Tsang