Xenia Kalpaktsoglou

    Xenia Kalpaktsoglou is a curator and writer. In 2005, together with artist Poka-Yio and art-critic Augustine Zenakos, she founded the Athens Biennale, a non-profit independent organisation, which she co-directed until July 2016 when she stepped down. During this time, she co-curated two editions, AB1-Destroy Athens, 2007 and AB3-MONODROME, 2011 and was a member of the curatorial team of the AB4-AGORA, 2013.

    Her curatorial practice is heavily rooted in collaborations and focuses on new methodologies of artistic intervention and institutional frameworks of/for research, pedagogy, cultural production and activism. Currently she is involved in the set-up of LUC (Laboratory for the Urban Commons), an Athens-based research laboratory constituted by local and international activists, cultural producers and researchers which aims to operate as platform across different solidarity economies, grassroots movements, knowledge and cultural communities.