Phoebe Giannisi was born in Athens, and is an accomplished poet and architect (NTU Athens). She received her Ph.D. on Archaic Greek Poetics—Poetry and Architecture (Universite Lyon II- Lumière), and is an associate professor at the School of Architecture, University of Thessaly. A Humanities Fellow at Columbia University (2016), she currently lives in Volos, Greece.
Her work lies at the border between poetry, performance, theory, and installation, investigating the connections between language, voice, and writing with body, place, and memory. Selected group exhibitions include Guggenheim New York (2013), the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark (2011), Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest (2010), the Lyon Biennale (2009). In 2010 she was co-curator for the Greek Pavilion of the 12th International Architecture Exhibition (La Biennale di Venezia) (greek ark). In 2012-13, her poetic video/sound installation, TETTIX, was exhibited at the Museum of National Art (EMST), Athens, and in 2015, she did the installation AIGAI_O: THE SONGS, (together with Iris Lycourioti). In 2016 she performed the lecture/performance Nomos_The Land Song in New York.