Antonis Donef

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Antonis Donef was born in 1978 in Athens, Greece, where he lives and works. He studied at The School of Fine Arts in Athens (1999-2004) and The University of Fine Arts in Madrid (2002-2003). Antonis Doned is represented by Kalfayan Galleries, Athens – Thessaloniki.



One month residency in Shanghai (mid August-mid September 2010), as part of “The Art House Shanghai Award” at Arte Fiera Bologna 2010 (work presented by Kalfayan Galleries).




“The Art House Shanghai Award”, Arte Fiera Bologna 2010 (Ailing Foundation and Arte Fiera, Bologna). Work presented by Kalfayan Galleries.

Nominated for the “AUDI Award” in the framework of ‘New Positions’ at Art Cologne. Solo show presented by Kalfayan Galleries.   


“A Great Moment for Culture: The Presentation of New Creators – Eurobank Private Banking”, Athens.





“The Cheat”, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens.


Casado Santapau Gallery, Madrid.

PrivateView gallery, Turin.


The Breeder, Athens.


“War, Fishing and Sex”, Valentina Bonomo Roma, Rome.


“The Yellow Wilderness”, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens.


“Antonis Donef ”, AD Gallery, Athens.





AMETRIA at Benaki Museum,

AMETRIA is a DESTE Foundation’s exibition that takes place

at the Benaki Museum in Athens.


Now and Then, European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main

Hell As Pavillion, curated by Nadia Argyropoulou, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Group Mountain, curated by Andreas Angelidakis, The Breeder, Athens


Galerie Utopia, The Forgotten Bar Project, at ReMap 3, Athens

The Contemporary Woman in Greece, Hub, Athens, curated by Marina Fokidis


Sensitivity Questioned – The Feminine Preserve, (curated by Iliana

Fokianaki), Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre, Athens


Mimes, curated by Christopher Marinos, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens

Action Field Kodra, Festival of the Visual Arts, Thessaloniki


Visual Arts in Greece 3, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki

Athensville, curated by Marina Fokidis, Hellexpo Exhibition Center, Athens


Exhibition of the Honors Graduates of the School of Fine Arts of Athens, Benaki Museum, Athens


Streets of Life, Zarifeios Education Academy, Alexandroupolis, Greece, part of the summer academy

of the National Theater of Greece


Olympic Games 2004, Technopolis, Gazi, Athens

Recycling Renaissance, Teriade Museum, Mytilene, Lesvos, part of the

summer academy of the National Theater of Greece



Antonis Donef, Elephant Magazine, spring 2014

Vitamin D2, Phaidon, 2013

Frieze New York, A photo tour, Time Out New York, May 2013

Antonis Donef, Elephant Magazine, Issue II-Summer 2012

Contemporary Woman in Greece, exhibition catalogue, curated by Marina Fokidis, organized

and produced by Vima, Athens

Christos Paridis, “Athens – Shanghai”, Paper magazine, no. 22, April 2010, p. 20.

“Artist to Watch”, 2BOARD, April–June 2010, pp.60-61.

“The Yellow Wilderness” (exhibition catalogue, essay by Christopher Marinos), Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, 2009.

"Mimes" (curated by Christopher Marinos), Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, 2009 (exhibition catalogue, illust. pp. 30-31).

Vima Donna Μagazine, March 2009.

“Antonis Donef, War, Fishing and Sex”, VimaDonna Μagazine, May 2009.

“Art Agenda”, I Kathimerini, 13 May 2009.

Maria Marangou, “Imitation-Mimes and Stage design”, Eleftherotypia, 18 May 2009.

Vasilis Tsevelekos, “Art Today”, Eleftheros Tipos, 23 May 2009.

“When Art Imitates and Re-writes”, To Vima, 2 June 2009.

Theodora Malamou, “Antonis Donef”, Velvet, no. 44, October 2009, p.36.

Despoina Zefkeli, “’Mimes’ at Kalfayan Galleries”, Athinorama, 28 May – 3 June, 2009, pp. 84-85.

Katerina I. Anesti, “ReMap 2 (KM)”, Lifo, 11-17 June 2009.

“Antonis Donef”, Athens, 2007.