BERNIER/ELIADES GALLERY was founded in 1977 in Athens and has since continued working dynamically in the field of contemporary art in Greece. After completing twenty-one years in its old space located at 51 Marasli Street in Kolonaki, the commercial center of Athens, from January 1999 the gallery is housed in a Neoclassical building in Thission, the historic center of Athens at the foot of the Acropolis.
During the gallery’s function, Jean Bernier and Marina Eliades have introduced to the Greek public numerous artistic currents, such as Arte Povera, Minimalism, Land and Conceptual Art and the younger generation of American and European artists.
Since 2016, they opened a new space in Brussels located in the Chatelain district. While they keep their curatorial core of historical established artists, they added a different programming vision with longer and specific projects. This experimental space serves as a platform to present young and upcoming international artists to the public.
This page is a selection of key moments at the gallery since 1977, such as memorable exhibitions, strong relationships or historic artworks. Please head for the page “Exhibitions” or “Artists” for more information.
This year is the beginning of a tight long-term relation between the gallery and two renowned British artists :
Richard Long and Gilbert & George (the latter exhibited an emblematic artwork entitled "Black Jesus").
For all the exhibitions after 2012, please head for the page "Exhibition" (clickable word with link)
A new space in Brussels opened its doors in 2016, with a show by Mario Airò and Christiane Löhr followed by a Giovanni Anselmo exhibition.