Foteini Vergidou is a curator, researcher and project manager based in Athens. She holds an MA in Interactive Media: Critical Theory and Practice from the Goldsmiths University of London (2012) and a BA in Communication and Mass Media from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens (2010). Her research interests centre around art and digital culture. Through her curatorial practice, she focuses on the impact of technological advancements on human relations, relations between machines, on relations between humans and machines and between humans and the ecosystem. She explores issues related to cultural identity, climate change, surveillance and big data.
In 2015 Vergidou worked as Coordinator and Project Manager for Kappatos Athens Art Residency Program, the first official Art Residency in Athens under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, supported by the European fund NSRF: National Strategic Reference Framework 2007–2013. During this period, she collaborated with international artists such as Martin Creed, Roy Ascott and Santiago Sierra. She curated the Web Art exhibition category for the Athens Digital Arts Festival in Greece for the 11th and 12th edition (Public Space_s, 2015 & Digital Pop, 2016).
Since 2017, she is an editor and writer at FerociousUrbanites.com, where she conducts research around issues that derive from our relation to technology, while maintaining a strong focus on promoting Greek digital artists to an international audience. Since 2019, she collaborates with TILT platform as Curator, investigating the changes in political and social mechanisms due to the constantly evolving technology.
Most recently, she curated the Hysterophimia Pavilion, the Greek Pavilion for the 4th edition of The Wrong Digital Art Biennale (2019 – 2020) exploring the contemporary culture around Images, from selfies to big data and from AI systems to our existential wanderings. Since 2018, she works as Curatorial Advisor and Project Manager for the artist Kalliopi Lemos, developing research upon themes that centre around migration, human rights and gender injustice, coordinating the production of her body of work and managing her upcoming exhibitions.
contact me: fvergidou (at) gmail (dot) com