Curatorial Projects

Art and Conflict Resolution

Event: Art and Conflict Resolution — exhibition, book discussion and one-day UNESCO conference
Opening Date: June 29, 2022
Exhibition Dates: June 29 – July 29, 2022
Location: Villa Bianca, Municipal Gallery of Thessaloniki (Δημοτική Πινακοθήκη Θεσσαλονίκης), Greece
Sponsor: Mayor of Thessaloniki office and UNESCO Greece
Exhibition Curator and Coordinator: Vasia Deliyianni
Conference Director: Prof. Despoina Anagnostopoulou, Director of UNESCO Chair of Thessaloniki
Conference Scientific Coordinator: Dr. Eleni Fotiadou
Communications Coordinator: Asra Q. Nomani



I am honored to share with you exciting details regarding a new project, “Art and Conflict Resolution,” to launch in Thessaloniki, Greece, in the summer of 2022, inspired by the book, Can Art Aid in Resolving Conflicts, showcasing 100 international artists, among whom I was honored to be selected as a contributor (Vasia D.).   

This new project will feature an international artists’ exhibition, “Art: Communicating a New Political Landscape,” an exhibition opening, live concert, book launch, and UNESCO conference.

The book is a collaboration between Professor Jerry Wind at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and Professors Noam Latar and Ornat Lev-Er at IDC Herzliya University in Israel. The book was launched at the Barns Foundation in Philadelphia in November 2018. Later, the book was launched in Rome, Tel Aviv, London, Paris, and Athens. It is on the bookshelves of museums in Europe and the United States, including the Benaki Museum in Athens.