NIOVI ZARAMPOUKA CHATZIMANOU / DIRECTOR
Niovi Zarampouka-Chatzimanou, is the current Director of Victoria Square Project (2019-2023). Since 2014, she is the co-founder of MΕΣΑ Museum of Free Thinking People, a contemporary art outreach project for prisoners in Greece. Before joining VSP she worked as Director of Art in Public Space at Eleusis 2021 European capital of Culture, and contributed in documenta 14 as Community Liaison for Athens, working closely to its Artistic Director Adam Szymczyk. With an academic background in architecture and cultural management (MA), her research interests focus on socially and politically engaged art projects and the public space as a constellation of political and social transformations. Her work experience involves working at a wide range of institutions, projects and artists, like The Peggy Guggenheim Collection (Venice, IT), Maria Papadimitriou’s T.A.M.A. and Souzy Tros (Athens, GR), The Museum of Cycladic Art (Athens, GR), Viafarini DOCVA (Milan, IT) and the Venice Biennial through the Greek and American Pavilion (Venice, IT) teams. Niovi, has recently been awarded the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Public Humanities Initiative fellowship.
Aggelos Kostamparis is the Community Liaison of Victoria Square Project since September 2020. He graduated from the History and Archaeology department of the University of Ioannina and worked as a translator and editor in various publishing houses. During the last decade, he participated in a number of volunteer programmes and initiatives regarding the integration of immigrants and refugees into greek society and the protection of socially vulnerable groups.
AGGELOS KOSTAMPARIS / COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR
DOROTHEA KRITIKOU / PROJECTS & PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Dorothea Kritikou, is the current Production and Projects Coordinator of Victoria Square Project. She studied Museum Studies and Exhibition Design at the University of Western Greece (ex Technical University of Patras). In 2016, she completed her internship at Herakleidon Museum where she continued working till December 2017. During that time some of the tasks she overtook were design and coordination of museum educational programs, assistance of research and exhibition design and private guided tours.
Since 2018, she joined the team of Victoria Square Project taking over responsibilities in the fields of communication, engagement with the community, coordination of projects and production.
IRO ZIOZIA / ADMINISTRATIVE & FINANCE ASSISTANT
Iro Ziozia is the Administrative and Finance Assistant of Victoria Square Project. She graduated from Law School at Democritus University of Thrace and received a master’s degree in Political Philosophy and Social Theory from Panteion University. She worked as a lawyer for a few years until she decided to switch careers and turn to administrative management. In September 2020 she joined the team to ensure efficient operation of the organization.
DAFNI CREMA / EDUCATION & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ASSISTANT
Dafni Crema was born in Rome in 1995. She holds a Master Degree in Art History from the University of Rome Tor Vergata and since February 2021 she is attending a master in Museum Education from the University Roma Tre. Dafni has been living and working between Rome and Athens for the past five years, during which she has collaborated with organizations such as the Presidential Palace of Italy, the Museum of Modern Art in Rome, the Benaki Museum in Athens, the Co-Museum. Since April 2021 Dafni has been working with the educational programs team of Victoria Square Project. Lastly, her greatest ambition is for culture to become an integral part of our daily lives rather than just a privilege of a small part of the society.
RINIO MPALKOU-PAPADOPOULOU / PRODUCTION & EDUCATION ASSISTANT
MARINA NAKI / EDUCATION & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ASSISTANT
Marina Naki holds a Master Degree in Architecture from National Technological University of Athens. Marina has organized various architectural and building workshops for children because she strongly believes that igniting children’s creativity and cultivating new skills is the key for a better future. She lives in Exarchia, Athens. Since October 2020 Marina has been working with the educational programs team of Victoria Square Project, Victoria NOW.
Ioanna Ntali is the Communications and Development Coordinator of Victoria Square Project. She holds a BA from the Communications, Media and Culture department of Panteion University of Athens, and has worked with several companies and organisations in Paris, Zurich and Athens on communications, development roles, specializing in cultural and environmental organizations. Before joining Victoria Square Project, she has been the Digital Communications & Marketing Manager of Eleusis 2021 European Capital of Culture, while since 2018 she has been the Communications Manager of the environmental organization for the protection of the bees The Bee Camp.
IOANNA NTALI / COMMUNICATION & DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
Rinio Mpalkou Papadopoulou is a graduate of the School of Dramatic Art “Dilos-Dimitra Hatoupi” and current student of the Theatre Arts Faculty of NKUA. For the last couple of years she has been living and working in Athens. She has participated in the 1-year workshop of the Body Theatre with Kostas Filippoglou, the monthly seminar for Theodore Terzopoulos’ method. Since October she has been doing an internship at Victoria Square Project as a member of the Victoria NOW educational programs team.
CHRISTIANA NATSIKA / EDUCATION COORDINATOR
Christiana Natsika is the Coordinator of the educational program Victoria NOW - Learning Programs Coordinator at Victoria Square Project. She studied History and Archeology at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens and received a master's degree in Museology and Cultural Management from the Department of Architectural Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She has attended the one-year adult seminar "Museum Education" at the Hellenic Children's Museum. She has worked on many exhibitions as a tour guide and has collaborated with teams as a museum educator.
PARTICIPANTS OF THE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 2020-2022
DAVID KUPRADZE / COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT INTERN
David Kupradze is 18 years old and the newest member of the Victoria Square Project team. Originating from Georgia, he has grown up in Elpidos street and that is why he’s close to Victoria Square Project from its establishment. He started as a member of VICTORIA POST newspaper editorial team, an initiative of Victoria Square Project in collaboration with the 2nd General High School of Athens “Theodoros Aggelopoulos” and since then he has participated in various activities of VSP, by contributing in students’ activation. From December 2020 David is doing an internship in VSP and he’s an important team member. His aim is through this internship to develop his skills and as he says, “to learn how to work towards activating the community”.