Dr. Fil Ieropoulos
Fil Ieropoulos was born in Athens in 1978 and raised in northern Greece. He studied Media Arts in the UK and in 2008 completed his PhD on poetics and film, under the supervision of Nicky Hamlyn and Judith Williamson (University of Kent). He has been teaching Experimental Film and Video Art at Buckinghamshire New University since 2003 and his films, artworks and writing have been shown in numerous festivals, conferences and showcases around Europe. In 2013, he took part at the Athens Bienalle "Agora" with the situationist art project FYTA, curating a week-long 50-artist-participating happening. FYTA have participated in a number of events since, curated some more themselves and initiated the queer music label FYTINI, the performance art platform Sound Acts and the activist space AMOQA. Alongside his teaching, Fil currently collaborates with the cultural institution Atopos CVC, while also being one of the curators of the 2018 Athens Biennale "Waiting for the Barbarians".