Mykonos Folklore Museum:

The Folklore Museum was opened in 1958 and is located in "Kastro" neighborhood of Mykonos, close to the port and the infamous Paraportiani church. The museum is a storehouse of antiquities from the19th century including collections of vintage furniture, ancient tools, ceramic works, historical photographs, traditional musical instruments, rare textiles, embroidery, utensils, and maritime equipment. There is history of Mykonos’ role in the War of Independence of 1821 and of its mythical pirate history.

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The venues of the Mykonos Biennale are located in many strategic points to initiate the visitor into the  cultural inheritance of the island. The  contemporary and international art works will blend with traditional culture in a haunted dialog hosted by the ghost of the past creating together Historical Time.

Town Hall  (The Russian House)

Then the art installation Rendez-vous was presented, followed by the   Flower Project Part 2 by the «Flower Girls»Anna Pangalou sing the aria John Cage from the main balcony of Town Hall.

Old Port

The Sylvia Macci dance group presented "Yaloudes" a work inspired by Mykonian sea ghosts.

The Windmills

Nobuhiro Ishihara - Installation: Dragon is reborn as a Cetus κητος from the Japanese to the Greek mythology.

Lucas Samaras - Video installation in the windmill.

The Archeological Museum

Takis & Lydia Venieri

Big White Gallery

Yiannis Gazetopoulos, Alexis Fidetzis, Olga Goulandris, Patrick Swirc, Robert Flynt, Lydia  Andrioti, Lydia Venieri, Christos Markogiannakis Antonis Volanakis,Theodoulos Gregoriou, Fotis Sagona, Thomas Stavropoulos.


Alternative Baptism, a performance by Lydia Venieri and Adonis Volanakis accompanied by the music of Dimitris Vassilakis and the Sylvia Macci Dance Group.

Lydia Venieri performed Words about Women by Betty Tompkins.

The Folklore Museum (The house of the Pirate Mermelakas)

Pato Hebert, Aleta Lee, John Henry, Dean Monogenis, Camila Santin.

Kouseyares church

Shashpour Pouyan  & Pedro Tyler.

Lena's House

Andonis Volanakis, Pepa Prieto, Anita King, Manos Pontikakis, Rafaele Shirley.

School of Fine Arts

Works by Liana Anastasiadis, Lydia Andrioti, Panagiota Apostolopoulos,  Leonidas Chalepas, Mark Hadjipateras, Marie Jacotey, Anita King, Esther Lemi, Christos Markogiannakis, Maria Nymfiadi,  Costas Picadas,  Fotis Sagonas, Cam Santin, Katerina Skassi,  Alice Skoulikidis, Lydia Venieri, Iria Vrettos, Tassos Vrettos, Cindy Tower.

The festivals inauguration ceremony was opened by the children's choir of the Music School "George Axiotis," conducted by Tina Psalida.

Η παιδική χορωδία της Δημοτικής Μουσικής Σχολής «Γεώργιος Αξιώτης»,κάτω από την διεύθυνση της Τίνας Ψαλίδα άνοιξε την τελετή των εγκαινίων.

Venieri Mansion, Matoyanis, Mykonos Town

Anna Pangalos, Antonis Volanakis and Din Heagney perfom the poetry of Kurt Schwitters, Henry Miller and John Ashbery  respectively.

Venieri House, Ano Mera

The Mystic Party with music by  MICHALIS KOUNENIS and LEFTERIS SIKINIOTIS,   and dance performances: The Last Supper by Lydia Venieri  performed by the THE DANCE GROUP OF SYLVIA MACCI and Manage á Trois performed by Andonis Volonakis and the Flower Girls.

Municipal Gallery 

Delos Revisited  -A mosaic workshop for children was held by Irini Sirianou.

The Organic Vinyards of Paraportianos

Among the ancient vines of his organic vineyard, Paraportiani, Mr Nikos Asimomytis hosted a Dionysian feast for biennale.

Dimitris Vassilakis his music for the ancient vines.

Cine Mando (Open air Cinema)

The Mykonos Biennale Art Video Film Festival