Gigi Argyropoulou

Gigi Argyropoulou is a theorist, curator, dramatist and researcher working in the fields of performance and cultural practice, based in Athens and London. She received her PhD from the University of Roehampton and 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, , as well as interventions of cultural critique. Gigi Argyropoulou 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 and Οχτώ/Eight (Critical institute for arts and politics) in Athens. She was editor (with Hypatia Vourloumis) of the special issue of Performance Research “On Institutions” and is currently completing her first monograph. Gigi Argyropoulou is a member of the Curatorial Advisory Board of HKW’s New Alphabet School.

As of December 2020