Parallel Performance programme

Opening: Thursday 22 September, 4pm – 7pm


Sheltered Gardens is a hybrid, visual arts exhibition featuring more than 35 international artists, writers and performers. Inspired by H.D.’s poem Sheltered Garden (1916) and taking place in J. & A. N. Diomedes Botanic Garden, one of the largest and most important botanical gardens in the Mediterranean, PCAI’s new multimedia programme includes numerous new commissions and performances. Opening on 22 September, Sheltered Gardens will unfold through an online, digital exhibition available at, a limited edition publication, a contemporary art group exhibition and a series of performances at the Diomedes Botanic Garden in Athens.

Parallel performance programme

From 22 to 24 September, a series of live performances, readings and workshops will take place in the Diomedes Botanic Garden. The entrance is free, by timed ticket booked in advance online at Find out more about the public programme at

Participating artists: Theodoros Chiotis, Phoebe Giannisi, Ermira Goro, I broke the vase, Dimitra Ioannou, Chrysanthi Koumianaki,  Leda Papaconstantinou, Aris Papadopoulos & Martha Pasakopoulou, VASKOS (Vassilis Noulas & Kostas Tzimoulis), VIGIL (Despina Sanida-Krezia & Fotini Stamatelopoulou), Iria Vrettou.

Curated by: Kika Kyriakakou and VASKOS (Vassilis Noulas & Kostas Tzimoulis)


Thursday 22/9

16:00-17:00 Flower garden | I broke the vase, Αn insect in a flower in a flowerbed in a garden*

17:15-17:30 Flower garden | Dimitra Ioannou, META/GARDENS

17:45-18:15 Log theater | Ermira Goro, Formless formation – Momentum

18:30-19:00 Greenhouse (pic nic) | Leda Papaconstantinou, Family portrait


Friday 23/9 

16:00-17:30 Log theater | VIGIL (Despina Sanida Krezia & Fotini Stamatelopoulou), Guards

17:30-18:00 Glade (pumping station) | VASKOS (Vassilis Noulas & Kostas Tzimoulis), A Day in the Country

18:00-18:30 Greenhouse (pic nic) | Phoebe Giannisi, The Chic Parisien

18:30-19:00 Glade (pumping station) | Iria Vrettou, This bush is a feeling

Saturday 24/9

16:00-18:00 | Flower garden | Chrysanthi Koumianaki, The stage is empty*

18:00-18:30 | Flower garden | Theodoros Chiotis, The walls are falling*

18:30-19:00 | Log theater | arisandmartha (Aris Papadopoulos & Martha Pasakopoulou), Bad Fruit


*walking performance




From September 22 to 24, there will be shuttle transportation from Aghia Marina metro station to Diomedes Botanic Garden at 15:50, 16:10, 16:30, 16:50, 17:10, 17:30, 17:50, 18:10, 18:30. The last departure from D.B.G to the metro is at 20:00.

Free entrance, by timed ticket booked in advance via

Physical exhibition: 22 September – 9 October, 2022, 4pm-7pm
Digital exhibition: 22 September – 30 November, 2022 via
Performances in the Garden: 22-24 September, 2022, find out more at

Address: Iera Odos 403, Chaidari, Athens

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Activity aligned with Goals 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17