Sozita Goudouna, PhD

Dr. Sozita Goudouna is a professor, curator and the author of “Beckett’s Breath: Anti-theatricality and the Visual Arts” published by Edinburgh Critical Studies in Modernism released in the US by Oxford University Press. According to William Hutchings’ review, Goudouna’s book is “surely the most ever said about the least in the entire history of literary criticism.”

She holds a PhD from the University of London on art and respiration. Her internationally exhibited projects include participations at Performa Biennial in New York, Documenta, Onassis Foundation Festival, New Museum, Hunterian Museum, Benaki Museum, Byzantine Museum, EMST Contemporary Art Museum among others.

She is head of operations at Raymond Pettibon Studio and visiting professor at City University New York (CUNY) and New York University. She is researcher at the Organism for Poetic Research supported by New York University and Brown University and has taught from 2015 at New York University as the inaugural Andrew W. Mellon Curator fellow at Performa Biennial in NYC. Prior to joining Performa she was the three year artistic director of the 1st EU funded research and exhibitions program in Athens under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture. During her directorship, she curated and commissioned projects by Martin Creed, Santiago Sierra, Lynda Benglis, Roy Ascott and has collaborated in 2014 with Marina Abramovic for the production of “Seven Deaths.”

She is the founding director of the US non-profit “Greece in USA” for the promotion of contemporary Greek art. Sozita served as treasurer of the board of directors of AICA Hellas International Art Critics Association and as member of the board of directors at ITI International Theatre Association, UNESCO. More at: DrSozitaGoudouna

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