Eirini Sourgiadaki is an artist working across disciplines (literature, poetry and storytelling, performance and installation) and lives between Zurich and Athens. She is a Ph.D. candidate in the collaboration program Fine Arts & Transdisciplinarity between University for Art and Design Linz and Zurich University of the Arts (project-based artistic research). Her art and research focuses on the concepts of teleportation and transformation through storytelling and technology. Since 2015, she has been involved in art education as a research associate at Zurich University of the Arts at the Department of Cultural Analysis and Mediation in Transdisciplinarity. Born in Crete, Greece, in 1981, in Athens, she studied sociology (B.Sc.), cultural management (M.Sc.) at the Departments of Sociology and Media & Communication, respectively, both in Panteion University for Social and Political Science. Additionally, she studied Greek and English/American poetry and dance. In 2017, she graduated from MA Transdisciplinarity in the Arts in Zürich, awarded with the Hirschmann Stipendium, ZHdK Fonds Design & Kunst and the ZHdK Avina Fonds with her project ‘Metaphorai’. Since 2010, she has published five books (fiction, artist books) in Athens, Zürich and Berlin.
Contact: Zurich University of the Arts, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland.