Gigi Argyropoulou

Gigi Argyropoulou is a theorist, curator, dramaturg and researcher working in the fields of performance and cultural practice based in Athens and London. Receiving her PhD from Roehampton University, she has initiated and organized public programs, conferences, interventions, performances, festivals and cultural projects both inside and outside of institutions. As a member of Mavili and other collectives, Gigi co-initiated a series of actions during the years of crisis in Athens including the occupations of Embros Theatre and Green Park as well as interventions of cultural critique. Gigi received the Dwight Conquergood Award for her work in 2017 and the Routledge Prize (PSi18) in 2012. Besides publishing regularly in journals, books and magazines, she co-initiated the DIY Performance Biennial in Athens and co-curated its first edition in 2016. Gigi was editor (with Hypatia Vourloumis) of the special issue of Performance Research On Institutions and currently completing her first monograph.