Marilena Georgantzi, Ambassador

Short Bio

Marilena Georgantzi (b. 1987, Athens) is an artist, set designer and researcher focusing on the concept of atmospheres, world building of synthetic storyworlds and digital crafts. Her practice lies in cross-pollination of digital technologies, e-textiles, traditional handcrafts and site-specificity, aiming to immerse people in intertextual, non-linear environments.

Originally trained as an architect (NTUA, 2010) with a specialization in new media and digital fabrication methodologies (IAAC, 2012) as well as a graphic designer (HOU, 2020), she explores emerging materialities that evolve in time and space. She has designed sets for dance productions, films as well as commercial events (ex. 442, Onassis Stegi 2021 etc.) and has been selected for her curatorial proposals and interactive art projects in prestigious festivals and exhibitions in Europe (ex. Hybrids, OCC Athens & Ars Electronica 2016 etc.).

She holds interactive media workshops, where the importance of women labor and traditional craftsmanship is highlighted (ADAF 2021, 2020, 2017 etc.) while she works as a consultant in Pop Machina Horizon 2020 project which focuses on circular economies.

Read about Marilena's experience as a shemakes ambassador in London