Gigi Argyropoulou is a researcher, curator, dramaturg, theorist and practitioner working in the fields of performance and cultural practice based in Athens and London.  Gigi has initiated and organised programmes, festivals, conferences, performances, actions, interventions and cultural  projects both inside and outside institutions. She is a founding member of Το Οχτώ/Eight, Green Park, Mavili Collective, Institute for Live Arts Research 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 twelve 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 Dwight Conquergood Award for her work in 2017.  She has taught at Universities in postgraduate and undergraduate programmes in UK and Europe. Gigi co-iniated the Performance Biennial in Athens and co-curated its first edition. She was Associate Research Fellow at Birkbeck College, UK and was an Associate Researcher with Performance Matters (University of Roehampton, Goldsmiths University & LADA). Gigi is co-editor of the special issue of Performance Research Journal “On Institutions”(September  2015)  and publishes regularly in journals, books and magazines. Currently, Gigi is member of the curatorial and editorial board of HKW’s New Alphabet School and co-curating the upcoming edition ‘On Instituting’.