Gigi Argyropoulou is a researcher, theorist, director and curator working in the fields of performance and cultural practice based in Athens and London. Gigi has initiated and organised festivals, conferences, performances, actions and cultural collaboration projects both inside and outside institutions. She is a founding member of Green Park, Mavili Collective, Institute for Live Arts Research, Kolektiva Omonia and F2 Performance Unit/Mkultra. As a member of Mavili and other collectives Gigi co-initiated/organised occupations, interventions, programmes and cultural critique actions during the crisis. During the last fifteen years her artistic work has been presented in theatres, festivals and found spaces in Greece, the UK and throughout Europe.
She holds an MA in Visual Performance and Time Based Art Practices from Dartington College of Art and a PhD from Roehampton University focused on space, politics and performance. Gigi received the Routledge Prize for PSi 18 and her work is published regularly in journals, books and magazines. She has taught at Universities and drama schools in UK and Greece. She co-initiated the Performance Biennial (Athens, 2016) and co-curated its first edition.
Currently she was Associate Research Fellow at Birkbeck College, UK and co-editor (with Hypatia Vourloumis) of the special issue of Performance Research Journal “On Institutions”.