Sotiris Tsiganos (1992, GR) is a visual artist and cultural practitioner, born and based in Athens. He works on research-based community projects focusing on the critical reading of contemporary social history, through performative and participatory strategies. He holds a degree in Fine and Applied Arts (University of Western Macedonia) and directs his strong fieldwork experience and instinct to develop social engagement by cultural means. He has produced several projects with the support of or within the framework of prestigious cultural institutions (in Greece and abroad). Sotiris is currently working on an ongoing project (2016- ), with a main goal being the detection of social tales excluded or distorted by official history that can yet make a contribution to a critical conscience.
Sotiris investigates new ways to reinvent and open institutional infrastructures to a diverse society, strongly believing that contemporary art can help us understand factors that shape our lives today. Always seeking new ways of seeing and learning, he is keen on creating a platform for communities that are excluded from official history. Sotiris aims to collaborate with these people, to bring out stories that escape our perception and search for the aftermath of fading social events that need our understanding.