Aigli Andritsopoulou (b.1989, Athens, Greece)
Aigli Andritsopoulou is a Greek-born artist, who lives and works in Athens, Greece. She studied Political Science at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, GR and concluded her MA in Culture Industry at Goldsmiths College in London, UK.
Her work consists of photography series that explore the notion of unity in experience.
Through the study of origins, primeval mysticism, western philosophical tradition and the analysis of the contemporary transformation of the global socio-political context, she attempts to create this Other Topos, a space of on-going process, where fragments of the past encounter elements of the present to create a unifying force, the vivid promise of future.
Since 2009, she has been working as a freelance photographer, arts administrator and writer, collaborating with artists, curators and creative agencies, working for publishing houses, contemporary art galleries and grand museums and institutes in Athens, as the Museum of Cycladic Art, In The Know Athens and Kaleidoscope Publications.
Selected group shows and honorable mentions: “Art in the Days of Haze”, Red Gallery
(London, 2014), “Subject Matter Art x Norr11”, Norr11 (London, 2015), “Into Outside”, Ashin Art (Athens, 2012), “Encounters: Images and Words”honorable mention, PostScriptum Productions & Museum of Photography Thessaloniki (Athens, 2010), “Locked In” direction of photography award PIFF International Film Festival,(Peloponnese, 2012).
Artist Statement: “Cityscapes and wave-formed seaside shaped my aesthetic perception. The condition of Otherness, of what is unfamiliar and preternatural constitutes an untouched conceptual ground. While feeling exposed, abnormal and ecstatic by the extravagant beauty of nature, I compose images manifesting this encounter. The extended use of external landscape to frame the implied human presence marks my journey to explore a different space, to illustrate in detail the forcefulness, energy and warmth of a new homeland.”