Christina Chrysanthopoulous

Studio Bahia

Studio Bahia

Christina Chrysanthopoulou was born in Athens, Greece in 1986. She holds a M.Sc. in Architecture Engineering, from the National Technical University of Athens, and a M.A. in "Art and Virtual Reality", a collaboration between the Athens School of Fine Arts and the Paris 8 University. Currently, she is a PhD candidate at the School of Film Studies of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, focusing her research on the impact of narrative virtual reality experiences on the fear of death. She has several publications in conferences such as Hybrid City II (Athens, 2013), Digital Storytelling in Times of Crisis (Athens, 2014), IEEE VR2015 (Arles, 2015), and VS-Games Barcelona (2017), concerning the creation of digital content for educational and artistic applications. She has participated with personal and group projects in various exhibitions and festivals, such as Festival Miden (Kalamata, 2014), the "Invisible Cities" festival (Athens, 2016), the exhibition "Dream Minds in Virtual Bodies" at the metamatic Taf gallery (Athens, 2016), the Ars Electronica Festival (Linz, 2015), the A.MAZE festival (Berlin, 2018), the Athens Digital Arts Festival 2020, and the Ars Electronica Garden Athens 2020.

She has worked as an adjunct professor at the Multimedia Lab of the Athens School of Fine Arts and has conducted multiple seminars on virtual reality and game design at institutions and research centers such as the Onassis Cultural Center.

She is a co-founder and art director of ViRA | Virtual Reality Applications, a company based in Greece that designs and develops interactive extended reality content, and a designer for Studio Bahia, a nonprofit providing low-cost therapies in virtual reality.