Elli Papakonstantinou is an artist, theatre director and founder of Vyrsodepseio as well as the international performing arts company ODC Ensemble in Athens, Greece. She is also member at board directors of Greek National Television (ERT). During the crisis in Greece, Elli engaged herself beyond her "usual" role as theatre director and artist to become politically engaged entrepreneur and connector of different actors in society.
In 2001 she founded the company “ODC Ensemble”, a politically oriented group active in the field of performance art. In year 2011 she founded the Art Centre “Vyrsodepseio”, anindependent space for the Arts and an independent network of artists. “Vyrsodepseio” issituated in the fringe of Athens, in a neglected industrial area that the Athenians now havethe chance to discover. Thanks to the immense dimensions of the space (2 floors, 3000square meters in total) and to its equally huge potential, “Vyrsodepseio” is now turning into a platform for independent companies who share ODC’s vision. “Vyrsodepseio” is a memberof TEH (Trans Europe Halles) and the IETM and has hosted the “IETM Athens PlenaryMeeting” in October 2013