Dr Dimitra Gkitsa is a curator, cultural manager, and researcher based in London and Athens.
Holding postgraduate degrees in Curating (Goldsmiths, UoL) and Cultural Management (Panteion University of Social & Political Sciences, Athens), she completed a PhD in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London where she worked under the supervision of Dr Jean-Paul Martinon. Her doctoral research on curatorial collectives and forms of self-organised art initiatives in the Balkans was funded by the Alexander S. Onassis Foundation.
Dimitra’s curatorial practice and further research interests include issues concerning the production of normativity and public/common space, the relation between the personal and the political, memory and affect theories, collectivity and self-organisation in relation to contemporary art and curatorial practice, with a particular focus on the former East.
Having previously collaborated with non-for-profit organisations such as the British Council , common to all her practices is a set of values based around using culture and contemporary art as a force for social change, to redress inequalities and increase understanding and cohesion.
Dimitra is currently the Alexander Nash Fellow at UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)