Gioula Papadopoulou (Greece)


Gioula Papadopoulou
www.festivalmiden.gr

VAD – Video Art Database
VIP – VideoChannel Interview

Gioula Papadopoulou was born in Athens in 1974. She studied Painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts and Video Art at the School of Fine Arts of Barcelona. She holds an MA in Digital Arts from the Athens School of Fine Arts. She has also studied Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art at the School of Graphic Arts and Art Studies, TEI of Athens and Theatre Studies in Athens School of Philosophy. She has been awarded a National Scholarship of Excellence for her MA degree in Digital Arts (2005), a National Scholarship for postgraduate studies in Visual Arts-New Media (2007) and a Distinction at the Yannis & Zoe Spyropoulos Foundation annual competition for emerging contemporary Greek artists (Athens, 2002). She has presented her work in several group exhibitions and festivals in Greece, Italy, France, Sweden and China. She is a co-member and curator of Video Art Festival Miden, Kalamata, Greece.

curatorial activity:

2008 Member of the selection panel and co-curator for the Greek one-minute videos presented in “The World’s One Minutes” exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing, Cultural Olympics 2008 (The One Minutes Foundation)
2008 Happiness?#1 and Happiness?#2, Fournos Centre for Digital Culture, project Happiness, Athens, Greece
2007 Video Art Festival Miden – Start from Zero, Alekton artspace, Athens, Greece (curator & coordinator)
2007 Argopolis.eu Urban Vision and Sound Festival, video screenings in collaboration with Festival Miden, Argos, Greece
2007 Cosmetics-Styles-Attitudes, Kalamata Municipal Gallery (screening program, presented in the context of World’s Museum Day celebrations)
2007 Stories Next Door, screening in the exhibition Next and Across, private space, Athens, Greece
2007 Switch on/Switch off, group exhibition, Switch οn, Athens, Greece (curators: Gioula Papadopoulou, Eva Maragaki)
2007 Corpus1, group exhibition, Switch οn, Athens, Greece (screenings in collaboration with festival Miden)
2005-current: Video Art Festival Miden, Kalamata, Greece (curator & coordinator)

Curatorial contribution to VideoChannel, entitled
“Video Prints”
To enter this feature go to –>
http://videochannel.newmediafest.org/blog/?page_id=247 .

This feature is completed by an article about Videoart Festival Miden (Kalamata/Greece) on netMAXX, further 3 interviews with artists/directors included in the feature on VIP – VideoChannel Interview Project and finally the inclusion of the videos on VAD – Video Art Database

Curatorial statement

“Video-prints: video art from Greece” is a selection of videos by 12 Greek contemporary artists, whose work has been presented in Video Art Festival Miden in Kalamata and Athens during the past 4 years. The videos deal with issues of identity and personal perception of various aspects of human life. They observe, explore and criticize human existence through personal views on relationships, feelings, memories, gestures and behaviours and create symbolic, poetic images of the inner and surrounding world.

“Video Prints”
includes follówing artists

Eileen Botsford
Giorgos Dimitrakopoulos
Nikos Giavropoulos
Leonidas Konstantinidis
Yiannis Konstantinou
Ioanna Myrka
Gioula Papadopoulou
Andreas Sitorego
Margarita Stavraki
Panayota Tzamourani
George Vaviloussakis
Konstantinos Vaviloussakis

She is participating in
VideoChannel feature
“Video Print” – Greek video art curated by Gioula Papadopoulou/Festival Miden Kalamata/Greece