photo by Pinelopi Gerasimou
Fil Ieropoulos Co-Artistic Director and Orchestrator 2019 of asfaBBQ. Was born in Athens in 1978 and raised in northern greece. He studied media arts in the UK and in 2009 completed his PhD on poetics and film, under the supervision of Nicky Hamlyn and Judith Williamson. He has been working at Buckinghamshire New University since 2003 and his films, performances, artworks and writing have been shown in numerous festivals, conferences and showcases around Europe. Since 2012, he also frequently operates as part of the conceptual duo FYTA, having participated in a number of events as performers, but also as curators. He was a founding member of the queer music label Fytini (with over 30 releases), the performance art platform Sound Acts (presenting the work of 80+ artists in three years) and the activist space AMOQA with various collaborators from the queer scene. Apart from asfaBBQ, Fil has recently also worked with the cultural organisation Atopos CVC, producing a programme for Athens World Book Capital, while he is currently devising a postmodern rework of L’ Orfeo for the National Opera of Greece.
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Margarita Athanasiou is an artist and poet living in Athens Greece. She makes videos, memes and publications and is active in the local scene; she co-founded the Athens Art Book Fair, is one of the organisers of the Athens Festival of Queer Performance and is half of the musical duo "ZHMY".
Nikos Georgiou was born and raised in the west side of Athens watching digimon and camp Greek sitcom characters. In 2009, he graduated from the Athens art high school (theater pathway) and then studied acting at the Empros Theater drama school. From 2010 till now he has worked onstage and backstage in films and theaters in athens. In 2018, he curated alongside Foivos Dousos the event "Queer Ink presents: queer words" in the context of UNESCO’s ‘Athens 2018, World Book Capital’. He is also team member of the Athens performance art nights “Glam Slam”