Gigi Argyropoulou is a theorist, curator, dramatist, and researcher working in the fields of performance and cultural practice, and is based in Athens and London. Receiving her PhD from the University of Roehampton, 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 Argyropoulou co-initiated a series of actions during the years of crisis in Athens, including the occupations of Embros Theatre and Green Park Café, in addition to 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 cocurated its first edition in 2016. Gigi was editor (with Hypatia Vourloumis) of the special issue of Performance Research “On Institutions” and is currently completing her first monograph.
As of January 2019