Katerina Gkoutziouli is a curator, researcher and project manager currently based in Athens, Greece. She holds an MA in Visual Culture from the University of Westminster, London (2009) and a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Athens (2007). Her main research focus is on art and digital culture and its impact on public and networked space exploring issues related to cultural identity, network politics, surveillance in and on the Internet, data-mining and big data.
She was the Assistant Project manager and curator for the project ArtUP! Media art in Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey at the Goethe-Institut in Athens, creating one of the first archives of Greek digital artists and has curated a variety of exhibitions, workshops and collaborative projects with international artists and curators in Greece and Turkey. She has also been one of the editors of Curating.info and has contributed various essays and book reviews to art project publications and arts websites. She is the editor of the book “Heath Bunting: How to create a new legal identity”, a bilingual edition introducing the work of the artist in Greece. She was the Artistic Director of the Athens Digital Arts Festival in Greece for the 11th and 12th edition (Public Space_s, 2015 & Digital Pop, 2016). From June 2016 to June 2018, she held the position of public engagement expert and curator at synAthina, a networking platform for active citizen groups initiated by the City of Athens.
Since January 2018, she has been a cultural advisor for the Municipality of Athens for the European funded project ROCK related to the regeneration of urban spaces through culture and cultural heritage mentoring European cities on issues of citizens’ engagement and access to culture. She is also the art curator of the section “Public Building and Digital Art” commissioning the work “AthSenSe – urban data lab”, a public art installation exploring the idea of smart cities and big data, part of the placemaking project This is Athens – Polis, inviting Athenian residents to co-create the city identity, initiated by the city of Athens Development and Destination Management Agency.
Most recently, she has been the Project Manager for The Co-Museum Conference, an annual global event operating as a platform of expertise for the wellbeing of cultural organizations and the communities they serve taking place at the Benaki Museum, in Athens. She is also the curator of the exhibition “Imagine you Wake Up and there is no Internet” supported by NEON Organisation for culture and development to be held in Athens, in June 2020.
contact me: katerina [dot] gkoutziouli [at] gmail [dot] com