Virna Koutla is an architect and artist based in Athens. In 2014 she graduated
from the School of Architecture (National Technical University of Athens) and in 2017 she obtained a MA with Excellence from the Royal College of Art in London (RCA). In 2016-2018 she was a member of the “Informed Matters” research group at the University of the Arts London (UAL), where she focused on the materiality and performativity of spaces. In 2018 she worked as a Guest Visiting Lecturer at RCA and experimented with spatial representations and narratives. Virna worked as a designer and artist in London and Lisbon, before returning to Athens to work on major architectural and cultural projects, including the design of the WWF Greece HQ, the interior architecture of the Flowershops of the Parliament, as well as the Picasso & Antiquity exhibition curated by Olivier Berggruen. Since 2018, through her project VOID, she has participated in festivals and performances in Athens and London (Adapt Festival, Trinity Laban Theatre, Siobhan Davies Studios). Her architectural, artistic and research work has been presented and awarded at exhibitions and conferences in Europe, Japan and the USA. In 2019 her work ‘Square Mythologies’ was included in the collective volume ‘Interior Futures’ (ed. Brooker, Harriss and Walker, Crucible Press: 2019), while in 2021 she has been awarded the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Fel-
lowship by ARTWORKS.