Gigi Argyropoulou is a researcher, artist, curator and theorist working in the fields of performance and cultural practice based in Athens and London. Gigi has initiated and organised cultural programmes, festivals, performances, conferences, actions and cross-disciplinary projects both inside and outside institutions. Gigi received the Routledge Prize for PSi 18 and publishes regularly in academic journals, magazines and edited collections. Currently, a co-editor for the upcoming issue of Performance Research "On Institutions" (August 2015). More information here.
Among her current and ongoing projects and collaborations are: Green Park Occupation, a collective activation of the abandoned public building in Green Park, in Pedio tou Areos, one of the two central parks in the city of Athens; the conference Instititutions, Politics, Perfromance that will take place in Athens in September 2015; and Civic Zones, an ongoing reasearch project that collectively examines the relationship between social disobedience, the civic and performance. Gigi is a member of Mavili Collective which was formed during summer 2010 and initiated a series of activists actions, interventions, cultural debates and programmes in the years of crisis. She co-founded Institute for Live Arts Research, an Athens-based research initiative founded in 2010 in order to promote and support creative dialogues between theory and practice, and MKULTRA, an Athens and London-based performance company that makes new site-specific work, large-scale performance installations and studio performances.