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HOME/HOPE is a capsule exhibition centred on notions of belonging, identity and our dreams for the future at the Larnaca Biennale in Cyprus. Curated by Yev Kravt, this exhibition features 30 guest artists, all exploring the intricate theme of "home" from diverse perspectives.

Just a single letter differentiates home from hope; but does the notion of home exist without hope, and can hope truly surface without a place to call home? The subject of belonging opens up a myriad of stories, told in a multitude of ways. Home is a world we create, where we can unapologetically be ourselves. Hope, meanwhile, speaks to a world set free, brimming with possibilities. Whether our aspirations are personal or collectively shared, our inherent ambition to strive forward and evolve ushers in visions of a brighter tomorrow.

HOME/HOPE explores these intertwined notions, telling tales through the works of 30 selected artists. The exhibition takes cues from several pressing questions: how might the definition of home be changing? What constitutes hope? And crucially, how do these separate concepts reinforce one another?

The exhibition includes contributions by 30 visual artists, including: Andreas Kalli, Armen Ter-Mkrtchyan, Aukje Dekker with SEXYLAND, Benji Boyadgian, Danae Stratou, Cengiz Bodur, Droog x KesselsKramer, George Stamenov, Gohar Martirosyan, Guy Ben-Ner, HovHar, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Maria Touloupou, Melanie Bonajo, Neo Matloga, Olgaç Bozalp, Pet Liger, Raida Adon, Rosana Palazyan, Selma Selman, Silvina Der-Meguerditchian, Slavs and Tatars, Sunny Dolat, Tal Shochat, Tania El Khoury, Turan Aksoy, Vyacheslav-Yura Useinov, World Citizen Government and Yves Sambu.

Home in this exhibition is not merely a physical space, but an emotional, cultural, and sometimes virtual territory. It can be a refuge, a distant dream, an origin story, or even an illusion. It's often a place we go to find solace. In a globalised world, our sense of home is fluid, elusive and rich with potential. The HOME/HOPE exhibition spotlights new modes of (co)existence – and the boundless imagination that unites us, wherever we may be.

The exhibition HOME/HOPE is on show from 14 October until 3 December 2023.



This exhibition HOME/HOPE has been commissioned by Foundation Works That Bind Us. The exhibition is supported by the Larnaca Biennale, Foundation Brave New Works, Ministry of Education, Science Culture and Sport of the Republic of Armenia, Embassy of Armenia to Cyprus, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Philippossian & Pilossian Foundation and ART For the World. And a big thanks to Hetty and Erik for their generous support.




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Curator Yev Kravt
Assistant Curator Sasha Poliakova
Curatorial Advisor Adelina von Fürstenberg and Renny Ramaker

Exhibition Designer Edith Gruson with ProArtsDesign
Gallery Production Billy Leliveld, Jacqueline le B
lue, TinTin Hadders, Daan van der Molen, Sjoerd Sies, Frans Breve, Marcel Langenberg en Rick van Gaalen
Graphic Designer Angeliki Koutsodimitropoulou
Furniture Designer Studio Christine Kalia
Text Editors George King and Maria Kaimaklioti

Special thanks to the Larnaca Biennale team: 
Maria Papadopoulou, Michail Elia, Vassilis Vassiliades, Stavri Papadopoulou and Sara Douedari.

With heartfelt thanks to Martin Minasyan, Renny and Leon Ramakers, Oya Silbery, Esra Plümer Bardak, Argyro Toumazou, Marine Haroyan, Michel LeRoux, Kelly Diapouli, Christina Petrou, Gayanè Khodaveerdi, Ani Bogosian, Peter Ashdjian, Sona Minasyan, Iosif Hadjikyriakos, Moniek Mewafi, Maria Maneta, Christina Shiakola, Rotem Ruff, Anat Gilead, Rotem Segev, Elke Merks-Schaapveld for their advice and help.

We are also grateful to the artists’ representatives, who willingly collaborated with us: Renan Beunen, AKINCI Gallery, Amsterdam; Maya Frenkel Tene, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv; Aya Alon, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv.

We are very thankful of the loan of EMST National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens.


Thank you to all of those who offered their time and contributions to this exhibition.

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