The Breeder gallery, co-founded by George Vamvakidis and Stathis Panagoulis, was formed organically from The Breeder magazine in 2002, out of the need of a few Athenian artists for international representation and dialogue. Over the last fifteen years The Breeder has been a pioneer in the development of the contemporary art scene in Athens. In 2008 the gallery moved to Metaxourgio, the up and coming arts area of downtown Athens, in a masterfully renovated factory from the 1970s. Following the Greek financial meltdown in 2009 and the subsequent economic and social crisis, one of the main goals we took on with successful results was to dynamically promote a select group of emerging Greek artists on the global arena. 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 of Greek culture, political ideas and ideals and contemporary production.