Dr Antigoni Pasidi
Antigoni Pasidi is a visual artist and fine art lecturer. Her work and research examines the element of staging in contemporary sculptural practice. She works across diverse media and disciplines combining objects, installations and moving image into ad hoc stages; architectural models interplay with artificial landscapes, meticulous craft is in dialogue with makeshift, DIY structures.
Pasidi trained in Painting and Sculpture at the Athens School of Fine Arts in Greece (graduated 2003). She also holds a Master’s Degree in Fine Art from Central St Martins College in London (2004) funded by the Lilian Voudouri Foundation. In 2013 she obtained a PhD from the Department of Sculpture at the Royal College of Art in London for the doctoral project titled ‘Staging the Encounter: The Work of Art as a Stage,’ funded by the Hellenic Scholarship Foundation (IKY).
She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally (exhibitions include Disruption, RCA Research Biennial in London in 2013, Denkmal von Hampstead nach Bern at Fenster Gallery in Bern in 2013, Dermatographies at the Andreas Syggros Moulage Museum in Athens, 2007 and The Partisans of the Biedermeier at the Toihaus Theater in Salzburg in 2005). She has published several articles on artistic research. In 2010 she was sculptor in residence at the Andreas Syggros Moulage Museum in Athens and in 2013 she was an artist in residence at the PROGR Zentrum in Bern, Switzerland. She has produced site-specific work for museums as well as commissioned projects for theatrical productions.
In her current role, she teaches studio, professional practice and contextual modules across our Fine Art BA and MA programmes.
Sculptural Performativity, Affect Theory, Performance Theory, Post-structuralism, Speculative Realism, Social Sculpture, Practice-based research.
2015 “Staging as a Tool.” Staging the Artwork, Article Gallery, Birmingham City University
2015 “Kutiyattam, an Encounter.” Artistic Research: Strategies for Embodiment, Nordic Summer University, Year 2009-12
2013 “Construction Sites.” Disruption: Research RCA Biennial Exhibition 2013, Royal College of Art
2007 “The Restorative Role of the Work of Art.” Research RCA, Royal College of Art
2013 Von Hampstead nach Bern, PROGR Zentrum, Bern, Switzerland
2006 Path, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London
2005 The Partisans of the Biedermeier, performance commissioned by the Toihaus Theater, Salzburg
Selected Group Exhibitions
2013 Disruption, Research Biennial, Royal College of Art, London
2011 The Burrow, Siakos Hanappe House of Art, Athens
2010 Wuthering Heights, Siakos Hanappe House of Art, Athens
2010 New Knowledge, Research RCA, Royal College of Art, London
2009 G-E-D, TinT Gallery, Thessaloniki
2007 Derma-to-graphies, Andreas Syggros Moulage Museum, Athens
2007 Materialising Research, Café Gallery Projects, London
2006 Quiet Multitudes, BIOS, Athens
2006 Chimera, Space 148B Gallery, Clerkenwell, London
2005 What happens when everything is reduced to Ones and Zeros?, Pearlfischer Gallery, London
2004 The Forest Talk, MA Fine Art Symposium, Victoria Miro Gallery, London
2004 60 Seconds, 291 Gallery, London