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The Team


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Michail Marmarinos

General Artistic Director
Born in Athens, he studied Biology, Acting and Theatre. In 1983-4 he founded the “diplous Eros Theatre Company,” which was supported by the Ministry of Culture immediately following its first production. After a series of internal configurations and transformation, the group was renamed as the “Theseum Ensemble.” Today he

Anastasia Amanatidou

Director of Intellectual Property & Legacy
Anastasia Amanatidou was born and lived for many years in Thessaloniki.She graduated from the Law school(Aristotle University Thessaloniki), worked as a lawyer and attained her MA at “Art law and Arts Management”(International Hellenic University).During her master,she took part at multiple art exhibitions as curator and cultural mediator. She has

Yannis Arvanitis

Arts Projects & Opening Ceremony Production Co-ordinator
Yannis Arvanitis studied Architecture (Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly) and Curating (MFA Curating, Goldsmiths, University of London). He curated a series of arduino design objects and a series of shows. He worked for the exhibition and curatorial programme of Schwarz Foundation, Art Space Pythagorion (Samos 2012-2015) and for the research initiative Curating Architecture, Goldsmith (London 2006-2008). He has coordinated the production of interdisciplinary projects such

Georgia Voudouri

Director of Cultural Development
Georgia Voudouri is an architect (NTUA) specialised in Parametric Design and Digital Fabrication (MAA/IAAC) and holds a Master’s degree in Cultural Management (Panteion University). She has worked as an architect in Greece and abroad, and since 2010 she has been working as a curator and cultural project manager. In
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Anna Vafiadou

Director of Production
She was born in Athens. She holds an MSc in Environmental Design of Cities and Buildings as well as an integrated MSc in Agricultural Engineering. She graduated from the National Conservatory with a Diploma in Piano Performance. As a scientific consultant in Environmental and Cultural projects, she worked with

Morfi Galopoulou

Head of Performing Arts
Morfi Galopoulou studied archaeology and history of Art, got her master in Museology and Cultural Management and has become a member of Association of Greek Museologists. She’s also a Greek Sign Language Interpretation candidate and a lifelong learner in the fields of festival management, performing arts management, art curation

Eleanna Georgiou

Head of Press Office
Eleanna Georgiou is a  Cultural Events Communications Manager. She is a graduate of the Athens School of Philosophy (Department of FrenchLanguage and Literature) and holds a Master’s degree in Comparative Literature (D.E.A. Etudes françaises, francophones et comparées, Michel de Montaigne University, France). Since 2008, she has collaborated with cultural

Arilena Dimitriou

Director of Digital Media
Arilena (Areti – Eleni) Dimitriou was born in Athens in 1992, where she grew up. She studied “Philosophy – Pedagogy and Psychology” at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and she also holds a Master’s Degree in “Journalism and New Technologies” from the University of Krems, Austria. She

Ilektra Ellinikioti

Artistic Associate of Performing Arts Department
Born in 1987. She lives and works in Athens. She studied Acting in Athens and Directing in New York. She is a founding member of the Theros Theatre Ensemble and she had been a member of bijoux de kant group. She has worked as a director for National Theater

Eleni Zisimopoulou

Strategy & Creative Communications Consultant
Eleni Zisimopoulou started her career in advertising in 1999, as a copywriter. For the last ten years, she was leading the creative team of McCann Worldgroup, as an Executive Creative Director. She has produced strategic, high-impact creative content and has created integrated communication campaigns for major Greek and international
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Eleni Michalaki

Communications Consultant
Eleni Michalaki was born in Athens. She studied History at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens but soon realised that she likes stories narrated by works of art, music, films, performances and theatrical plays best, so she attended the Cultural Management postgraduate programme at the Panteion University. She
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Zoi Moutsokou

Director of Contemporary Art
Zoi Moutsokou is an architect (AUTh) and has studied critical Contemporary Art theory and practice at the Dutch Art Institute (DAI). Apart from her architectural and artistic background, she has gained experience in the fields of curatorial practice and artistic production, by working with international artists and collaborating with

Panagiotis Kanakis

Director of Finance and Administration
Mr Panagiotis Kanakis is a residence, born and raised, of Elefsina, with an active interest and participation in community’s affairs. He is a holder of Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, focus in Accounting, and is an active member of the Economic Chamber of Greece. He has a diverse business
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Isavella Dimitra Karouti

Head of General Artistic Directorate Support
Isavella- Dimitra Karouti is an Architect (MArch University of Thessaly) and a graduate student of the Master of Cultural Management (MSc Hellenic Open University). During her studies, she participated in art exhibitions and performances in Greece and abroad. She has worked as an architect in Greece, while since 2016

Yannis Koukmas

Director of Audience Development and Participation
Yannis Koukmas is a Social Anthropologist (Aegean University) with a postgraduate degree in Modern European History (University of Athens) and Cultural Management (Hellenic Open University). He has been working at the Ethnological Museum of Thrace since its foundation in 1998 with main responsibilities the strategic planning, audience engagement and
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Ioulia Kolovou

Director of Recovery Fund Project Implementation
Ioulia Kolovou was born and raised in Eleusis. She graduated from the Department of Economics from the University of Piraeus and she holds an MBA in Business Administration of the University of Nicosia. She has attended certified seminars of State Audit Office, Accounting, Payroll and Public Contracts.  She is

Vicky Koronidou

Social Media Manager & Website
Born and raised in Thessaloniki. She graduated from the department of French Language and Literature at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki(AUTH) and then she moved in Paris to study theatre. Meanwhile, she completed her master’s degree in innovative research & teaching approaches based on digital media and arts (mainly in

Angeliki Lampiri

Director of Cultural Training
Angeliki Lampiri is a cultural manager with six years professional experience in European festivals, contemporary art exhibitions and European networks’ meetings such as IETM, Culture Action Europe, Peggy Guggenheim Museum, Fabbrica Europa Festival, Festival au Désert Firenze and participation in European projects such as Tandem Europe, “Nostoi -Histoires de

Nefeli Maria Mademli

Head of Public Contracts, Tenders & Transparency
Nefeli Maria Mademli grew up in the city of Elefsina, where she also resides. She is currently a second-year postgraduate student, undertaking a Counselling and Psychotherapy MA, while she also actively volunteers as a Mental Health Counsellor with various organizations offering counselling and psychotherapy free of charge. She is

Neoklis Mantas

Director of Communications & Marketing
Neoklis Mantas was born in the de-industrialized Volos of eighties. He is an Urbanist with a master’s degree in urban and cultural geographies (Master of Arts “Cities & Cultures”, Queen Mary University of London). In 2020, he successfully defended his PhD thesis named “Emerging oneirotopias in contemporary city: in
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Chryssa Martini

Director of Premises and Infrastructure Directorate
She was born and raised in Athens. She studied in Athens and Thessaloniki and has worked mainly in Athens. Having obtained a Master of Arts from the Department of Interior Architecture, Decorative Arts and Design from the University of West Attica and a Master of Sciences from the Department

Aggeliki Nikolari

Communications and New Media Officer
Aggeliki Nikolari studied Communication and Mass Media at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She started her internship at the National TV and Radio of Greece (ERT) in the production of the News and later joined the staff of the Athens Voice newspaper as a web and cultural

Maria Papakonstantinou

Head of Project Evaluation
Maria Papakonstantinou was born and raised in Eleusis. She holds a BA from the Department of Economic & Regional Development of Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences of Athens. She is an Economist-Regionaleologist with 15 years of experience in the private and public sector while she has been

Nikolia Patapi

General Management Consultant in the Directorate of Administrative and Financial Services
Nikolia Patapi was born in Elefsina in 1994, where she grew up. She is a Political Scientist – Internationalist (Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Peloponnese) and has specialized in the Organization and Functioning of the State, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Public Economics. She has attended seminars
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Zetta Pasparaki

Director of Performing Arts
Born in Athens. She studied Philosophy, Pedagogy, Psychology (Philosophy major) at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens and graduated with honors from the Postgraduate Program “Cultural Policy, Administration and Communication” at Panteion University with a dissertation in Cultural Marketing and Communication. She studied acting at the Drama School

Athina Pavlidou 

Head of Cultural Training & European Programmes
Athina Pavlidou is a museologist and a cultural manager with international experience. She has graduated from the Department of Classics of the School of Philology-Faculty of Philosophy of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and she holds a master degree from the Interuniversity Postgraduate Programme “Museology-Cultural Management” (AUTH & UoWM). She

Theodora Soufli

Central Secretariat and Support Officer
Theodora Soufli was born in Athens in 1992. She has studied Cultural Heritage Management University of Patras and completed her internship on collection management at the Historical Museum of Messolonghi “DIEXODOS”. She also has participated in seminars about Export Trading and has been trained in “Event Planning, Marketing and
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Eleni Tzounopoulou

Head of Project Coordination
Eleni Tzounopoulou has studied Cultural Heritage Management and New Technologies at the University of Patras and she continued her studies at a Master’s level specialising in Cultural Management (MSc Hellenic Open University). Since 2010, she has been working at Cultural Organisations in Greece (Municipal Library-Cultural Organisation of the Municipality

Dimitrios Tsellos

Accounting Officer
Born in Piraeus. He studied Mathematics at the University of the Aegean , with Master’s degree in Data Analysis – Data analyst at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens. He has worked in large chains in the retail trade as a store manager

Panagiotis – Paris Charlaftis

Civil Engineering Technical Associate
Civil Engineer, Msc (D.U.Th), MBA (N.T.U.A.) He is member of ΕΛΕΥΣΙΣ European Capital of Culture crew since 2021 as a consultant for the developing, licensing and management of projects. He has worked as a technical advisor for the National Bank of Greece (NBG), Panellinios Gymnastikos Syllogos, the Municipality of

Olga Hatzidaki

Executive Consultant to the General Artistic Director
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