The Eye Altering


Established in 2019 by Eleni Giannakouli, The Eye Altering is a project space experimenting with contemporary art based in Thessaloniki, Greece. Its location was changed in 2021 to the historic De Mayo building, a piece of eclecticist architecture erected in 1928 that carries a rich and turbulent past, inextricably linked to the city and its history.

The project’s name is inspired by a verse from William Blake’s “The Mental Traveller”. The poet writes “For the eye altering alters all” signifying that our very gaze, in changing, constitutes the agent that brings about change.

The Eye Altering’s artistic agenda is focused on discovering and fostering emerging contemporary artists. The hosted artists mainly explore concepts such as identity, memory, social exclusion, anthropology, and nature, among others. Our aim, alongside presenting an intensive exhibition program, is to realize various projects and publications that will act as catalysts for the development of new ways of seeing and contextualizing contemporary art in the city and beyond.


Wednesday: 11:00 - 15:00
Thursday: 17:00 - 21:00
Friday: 17:00 - 21:00
Saturday: 11:00 - 15:00
(The indicated opening hours apply during the presentation of exhibitions.)


2 Paikou street, 54625 Thessaloníki, Greece