Christos Paridis

Christos Paridis is a journalist/writer based in Athens, Greece. He studied theater and cinema at Bard College in upstate New York. Since 1990 he has been contributing in a number of periodicals writing mainly in his native Greek about theater, cinema, the arts, literature as well as sociopolitical issues of contemporary Greece. His interviews with prominent artists are included in a variety of publications. His involvement in the world of theater includes the translation of plays and contributions to screenplays. He is the artistic director of "black box" of the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, Athens.

A House is not a Home

In an age of great geopolitical stress, heightened nationalist sentiments and ethnic strife, and forced migrations, Christos Paridis visits the 6th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art and returns with thoughts about the search for a new home.

Athens before Kassel

A message from Europe’s past that resonates in Europe’s present makes a powerful opening political statement of documenta 14. Christos Paridis visits the world-famous exhibition and finds the decision to open it this year in Athens before Kassel more than just a colonial project of the German art scene.

Under Construction

How should the Athens Biennale be shaped when everything in Greece is in flux? Christos Paridis on the  fifth and the sixth Athens Biennales - a 2-year artistic-political-social project.