Aigli Andritsopoulou (b.1989, Athens, Greece) lives and works in Athens. She studied Political Science at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and concluded her MA in Culture Industry at Goldsmiths College in London.
Her work consists of photography series that explore the notion of unity in experience. She creates an "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 the future. This "Other Topos" encompasses her study of origins, primeval mysticism, western philosophical tradition and an analysis of the contemporary transformation of the global socio-political context.
Since 2009, Aigli has been working as a freelance photographer, arts administrator and writer, collaborating with artists, curators and creative agencies. She has worked 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 honourable mentions include: Subject Matter x Norr11, Norr11 (London, 2015), Art in the Days of Haze, Red Gallery (London, 2014), Into Outside, Ashin Art (Athens, 2012), Direction of Photography Award PIFF International Film Festival for Locked In (Peloponnese, 2012), Honourable Mention, PostScriptum Productions & Museum of Photography Thessaloniki for Encounters: Images and Words (Athens, 2010).
Aigli will be exhibiting as part of a group show in London, Unfold: Art in the City of Tomorrow, during Frieze Week in October 2017.
Artist's Statement: “Cityscapes and the 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.”