The Project

WHISTLE project is an optical experience that hopes to introduce people to a different kind of visual storytelling. The idea, belongs to film maker Thanasis Protatos, who, together with an international group of visual artists will attempt to tell a singular story, fusing together many forms of visual art. An artistic expression that is based on free collaboration, shared ideas and multicultural perspectives, not bound to any conventional rules, either socal or personal.

And that's because we do not think of visual art as an experience that when viewed fades away, but as an excuse, a triggering event, a reason to produce an artistic conversation and a literal dialogue with everyone interested. This is the way we feel visual art should work.

In this spirit, artists from all over the world, join their creative forces, in an attempt to tell a dark folklore story, one that can be heard in many parts of the world, including Greece. The story revolves around superstition. The fear of the unknown, and the consequences of forgetting the past, becoming ignorant.

The goal, a multi-sensory exhibition that brakes the rules of  traditional visual storytelling, promotes synergy among individual artists, on an international level and invites audiences to be part of the story and shape its ending! 

Below we present some of the artists supporting the idea behind WHISTLE project, so far. Many more coming soon! The art samples presented in each interview, belong to each artist's personal portfolio and not represent submitted work, to WHISTLE project. The later, will be presented to the public during the official exhibition.

If you too, believe in free artistic expression, you are an inspired visual artist and you want to join our creative team, you can submit your ideas or proposals at or read more about it in our OPEN CALL

What themes/issues are you trying to tackle with this project?
  • Fear and Superstition. Superstitions existed since ancient times in every culture around the planet. The need of creating a story, an explanation, for things human mind cannot explain with reason is still present today, despite technological evolution.
  • Collective consciousness and Synergy in visual art. International artists working on a common idea, freely with no expressive restrictions or conventional rules. A project with a trans-cultural identity.
  • The power of collective storytelling. One story, many perspectives affected by different mediums and cultural backgrounds. The same way superstitions were passed on through the ages, a fluid narrative of the unknown!
  • Interactiveness / Dialogue. The public is asked to participate, question, learn about visual artistry and shape the final ending. Participant artists, create an "open sourse" platform on visual storytelling. 

Visual artists involved

Ayshia Taskin (Intermedia, Performance Artist, Scotland)
Sara Garcia Delgado (Collage Artist, Spain)
Viktor Melistas (Illustrator, Greece)
Georgia Aeraki (Painter, Greece)
Zuzanna Kledzik (Illustrator, Poland)
Konstantinos Xanthis (Sculptor, Greece)
Melina Pena (Action Artist, Mexico)
Shreya Suraj (Painter, India)
Esra Açar (Visual Artist, Turkey)
Eleni Kesisoglou (Video Art, Greece)
Maria Bilbili Amanda (Painter, Greece)
Allie Beer (Painter, USA)
Evi Amnioti (Painter, Greece)
Danyor Nevsta (Video Art, Bulgaria)
Giorgos Tsougkouzidis (Sculptor, Greece)
Anna Maria Kasprzak (Painter, Spain)
Lesli Bell (Painter, Australia)
Lauralee Sikorski (Visual Artist, USA)
Natasa Helioti (Sculptor, Greece)
Catherine Vitebsky (Sculptor, UK)
Radosveta Zhelyazkova (Visual Artist, Bulgaria)
Dorrine Nasri (Visual Artist, Tunisia)
Evan Lawrence (Illustrator, Indonesia)
Lita Poliakova (Illustrator, Germany)
Catherine Vitebsky (Sculptor, UK)
Helle Rask Crawford (Sculptor, Denmark)
Jennifer Wester (Visual Artist, USA)
Ala Leresteux (Visual Artist, Lithuania)
Ali Poswal (Painter, Pakistan)
Valia Lolidou (Photographer, Greece)
Jana Danilovic (Street Artist, Serbia)
Julija Rukanskaite (Visual Artist, Lithouania)
Corina Papafragkou (Graphic Design, Greece)
Marievi Mastoraki (Painting, Greece)
Unaiza Ismail (Video Art, Pakistan)
Maria Papantoniou (Painter, Greece)
Uttaran De (Photographer, India)
Sebastian Jimenez Galindo (Video Artist, Mexico)
Elena Stamatogianni (Sculptor/Painter, Greece)
Diego Bernaschina (Graphic Designer, Chile)
Eva Merendes (Illustrator, Greece)
Angelos Merges (Visual Artist, Greece)
Desire Betty (Painter, Canada)
Marievi Mastoraki (Graphic Designer, Greece)
Asna Mubashra (Painter, Pakistan)
Tina Reizi (Photographer, Greece)
Yang Shen (Video Artist, Taiwan)
Seeta Muller (Video Artist, New Zealand)
Patrick Matthews (Painter, UK)
Muberra Bulbul (Mixed Media, Turkey)
Maria Dimaki (Mixed Media, Greece)
Nadia Dermatopoulou (Video Art, Greece)
Sri Harsha (Video Art, India)