Over the last seventeen years The Breeder has been a pioneer in the development of the contemporary art scene in Athens. In 2008 the gallery moved to masterfully renovated factory from the 1970s in the centre of Athens. One of the main goals of the gallery is to dynamically promote a select group of emerging Greek artists on the global arena and show cutting edge international artists in the city of Athens. Throughout 2013 The Breeder operated a pop-up gallery space in Monte Carlo, Monaco. In June 2015 The Breeder inaugurated a residency program. The Breeder gallery and The Breeder Residency serve as a link connecting cultures and supporting a deeper understanding and exchange, political ideas and ideals in regards to contemporary art production.
At a time saturated with event based exhibitions, the artworld is focused on the social engagement rather than a true understanding and appreciation of the art. The Breeder is taking a step back and introduces The Breeder Open Studio. A project that offers Time to the Artist but also to the Viewer in order to communicate and engage with each other in more substantial ways.
The Breeder Open Studio aims to give the visitor the opportunity to follow the production process and learn more about the objectives of each exhibition. The gallery space is available to each respective invited artist as a studio space for four to six weeks, while at the same time is open to visitors in the form of an open studio.
Visitors are able to meet, discuss and engage with the artist. By the time the exhibition formally opens, the public has a deeper understanding of the works and the artist’s practice. This is the aim of the Open Studio.