Antigoni Pasidi


Born in Athens, Greece in 1976.

Painting Degree, ASFA (Athens School of Fine Arts), 1999.

Sculpture Degree, ASFA, 2003.

MA in Fine Art, Central St Martins College of Art and Design, London, 2004 (scholarship by the Lilian Voudouri Foundation).

PhD in Sculpture, Royal College of Art, London, 2013, (scholarship by the Hellenic Scholarship Foundation – IKY).

Lives and works in London, UK.


Having trained as a painter, I embarked on a new cycle of studies in sculpture in Professor George Lappas’ Studio in 1999 (ASFA). This was a major turning point for my practice, which developed into video installation environments and objects, sometimes in quasi-domestic spaces. These experimentations triggered questions regarding the artistic process of setting up a physical encounter with spatial work (an expansive “scene”), which later developed into a lengthy research project into the element of staging at the heart of sculptural practice. I conducted a PhD by Project at the Royal College of Art in London, exploring notions of staging, affect and the encounter as an interaction of elements indicative of a shift in the reception of art; a shift from art as object to art as encounter. Parallel to this I engaged in a series of projects, exhibitions and performances (among others at the Royal College of Art in London, the Siakos-Hanappe Gallery in Athens, Toihaus Theater in Salzburg etc), as well as museum work (A.Sygros Museum, Athens and PIOP Foundation Museums, Greece) and field research (India/Nepal 2006/7). My work ranges from sculpture, site-specific installation and drawing to photography, performance and video. Its imagery plays with material and color, nature and artifice, models and ad hoc constructions. I currently work with wax, bronze and wood, combining landscape, ornament and broken architectural elements arranged in stage-like scenes.