Argyris Angeli (Nicosia, 1986) & Kyriaki Nasioula (Athens, 1988) are the Artistic Directors of GesamtAtelier. Their body of work formulates a network of synergies among installation art, architecture, site-specific dance performance, sculpture, audiovisual environments, graphic design, performance art and happenings, often incorporating audience engagement. As designers, they conceive and build performative costumes and interactive spatial structures. They graduated with distinction from the AA Interprofessional Studio, with which they maintain a close collaboration as Studio Tutors. Their projects have been presented in institutions and organisations such as the Architecture Centre Vienna (AzW) MuseumsQuartier, Whitechapel Gallery, Biennale Larnaca, Truman Brewery, Watermans Arts Centre, Centre for Dance Research (CDR) in Roehampton University, Déda Dance Centre and UK Young Artists National Festival. Together with colleagues at the AA they have been commissioned to create a site-specific performance titled “Res extensa” for the opening night of 4th Biennial of Interior Design in Krakow. They recently curated & produced a two-day series of interdisciplinary performances under the title “Spatial Performance” at Romantso Athens.
Art - Architecture - Education
Argyris Angeli is an artist, architect and educator. He investigates the plasticity of human identities, perceptions and interactions as they morph within thresholds of transitional states. Argyris has participated in exhibitions and performances in USA and Europe. He has been a member of the art collaborative “Collective Cleaners” organising projects at the Jane Adams Hull-House Museum, Columbia College and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. As a designer his practice spans from exhibition design for the Field Museum Chicago, to freelance work as an interior architect and graphic designer. As an educator, Argyris has worked for the Interior Architecture & Design and Fine Art courses at the University of Suffolk, the Continuing Studies department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Design & Make workshops at the Hive, London. He is currently teaching at Buckinghamshire New University and the Architectural Association School of Architecture. He graduated with honours from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), School of Architecture and further earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC).
Choreography - Dance - Architecture - education
Kyriaki is a choreographer, registered architect, and educator. Her practice is aiming to equally embrace the strongly interconnected triplet: four-dimensional space / movement / individual. As a choreographer she works with the design of complex scores, drawn from various disciplines, perceiving the medium of choreography as an inter-disciplinary entity. She has worked as a set-designer for opera, theatre & concerts in works such as “The marriage of Figaro/ Motzart” for the Greek National Opera, “Orpheus in the Underworld / Jacques Offenbach” at Olympia Music Theatre, “Killing Game / Eugene Ionesco”, “Vincent River / by Philip Ridley”, Big Bang Festival at Onassis Stegi. Among others, she has collaborated with Sasha Waltz and Guests Dance Company, while performing in the production “Installations,Objects, Performances” at ZKM Karlsruhe. As an architect she has worked on several architecture projects. Kyriaki has worked as Lecturer at the Architecture Department, University of East London. She has taught at East London Dance and MA Mediated Choreography, University of Roehampton. She has been trained in architecture at the National Technical University of Athens (MSc) and TU Berlin (funded by the Greek State Scholarship Foundation) and in dance at the Greek National School of Dance (KSOT). She has combined both disciplines by completing the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Spatial Performance and Design (distinction), with a double Architectural Association Bursary.