Phoebe Giannisi

Phoebe Giannisi’s poetry reflects a visual and classical background gained through studies in Architecture (1988, Athens) and later a Ph.D. in Classics (1994, Lyon). Her thesis was published as Récits des voies – Chant et cheminement en Grèce archaïque, (Jérôme Millon, 2006). Giannisi’s work lies at the intersections of poetry, performance, theory, and installation, investigating the connections between voice and writing with body, place, and land. In 2010 she was the Commissioner and Curator for the Greek Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale with the project—The Ark. Old Seeds for New Cultures (together with Zissis Kotionis). In 2012, her audiovisual poetry installation Tettix showed at the National Museum of Contemporary Art and in 2015, she presented her poetic installation Aigai-o (with Iris Lycourioti). Her poetry includes: Αχινοί (Sea Urchins, 1995); Ραμαζάνι (Ramadan, 1997);Θηλιές (Loops, 2005); Ομηρικά (Homerica, 2009), also published in German (Homerika, Reinecke & Voss. 2015);Τέττιξ (Tettix, 2012); Ραψωδία (Rhapsody, 2016). She is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Thessaly, Greece.