Art Prize

The G. & A. Mamidakis Foundation Art Prize promotes and financially supports contemporary artists, with the ultimate goal of promoting excellence in the field of art.

Our love for art, combined with the desire to support and promote the advancement of artistic creativity, led to the establishment of the G. & A. Mamidakis Foundation Art Prize in 2019.

Τhe Art Prize is a culmination of a thirty-year long effort to strenghten contemporary artistic leadership and innovation, which right now more than ever needs the appropriate visibility and assistance within the contemporary globalised environment of artistic production.

The Art Prize supports contemporary artists by offering them – apart from the 10.000 euro money prize – the opportunity to create a site specific artwork that will not only become part of the Foundation’s collection and will remain on permanent view at the Sculpture Garden of Minos Beach art hotel in Crete, but will join an important cultural heritage as well.



Sotirios Bachtsetzis – G&A Mamidakis Foundation Artistic Director, Art Historian & Curator

Georgios Gyparakis – Visual Artist, Professor at the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens

Polina Kosmadaki – Art Historian, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art-Benaki Museum

Nikos Navridis – Visual Artist, Professor at the Athens School of Fine Arts

Alexandros Psychoulis – Visual Artist, Professor at the Department of Architectural Engineering, University of Thessaly

Winners of previous awards


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