Balkaniko was founded in 2015, when Athanasia Panagea- photographer and Maria Kanellou- filmmaker met again in Athens, after a long time and decided that they wanted to bring their experience from Europe into Greece. At the time, they were both agreeing that the greek artistic scene is very multiform and vivid, but there were not enough structures who could serve to express itself.

Balkaniko aims to contribute and explore visual arts, to discover and introduce new artists and to establish an artistic interaction between Greece and other countries.