Dr IOANNIS GALANOPOULOS PAPAVASILEIOU

is an Associate Professor of Art at Zayed University, UAE. Ioannis is an interdisciplinary contemporary visual artist and has participated in numerous solo and group art exhibitions in UAE, Europe, the USA, Australia, China, and Japan. His work has been acquired by private and public collections. His expanded photography work examines the relationship between ideated, geographic and virtual place, as well as the connections between objects, artists, media, viewers and society. Ioannis is a regular contributor to scholarly research journals and publications such as CGNet’s On the Image and the Canadian Review of Comparative Literature. His latest publication includes the article The Post Readymade Photographed Object at The International Journal of the Image. Ioannis’s curatorial objectives focus on empowering emerging artists. He has curated numerous exhibitions mostly in the UAE where he serves as professor.

EDUCATION

2021: Doctor of Philosophy in Visual Arts – Photography, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Melbourne, Australia.

2012: Master of Fine Arts in Visual Studies, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA, USA.

2011: Master of Arts in Humanities, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA.

2011: Master of Arts in Visual Studies, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA, USA.

2007: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and Audiovisual Arts, University of West Attica, Athens, Greece.

Certifications
2011: Project Planning, Analysis and Control Certificate, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA.
2011: Prince II Project Planning Certificate.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Academic Positions

2022-Current: Associate Professor Zayed University, College of Arts and Creative Enterprises, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
2019-2022: Assistant Professor Zayed University, College of Arts and Creative Enterprises, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
2016-2018: Instructor and Coordinator of the Fine Arts Program, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, UAE.
2013-2016: Instructor, Fine Arts Program, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, UAE.
2011-2013: Private Instructor in Fine Art Photography, USA, Greece, and France.

Non-Academic

1994-2013: Professional Freelance Photographer, Videographer, Graphic Designer, Artist. Athens Greece.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021: Views from Expatria, ZUUSS gallery, Foundry Cultural Space, Dubai, UAE.
2021: Views from Expatria: Photographing Place and the self In Transience, Online, 3D exhibition https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibition/3638875/views-from-expatria-photographing-place-and-the-self-in-transience
2019: Transient Places, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China (catalogue).
2018: Reduction to Absurdity, Muzikos Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania.
2014: A World of Immaterial Objects, Selden Arcade, Norfolk, VA, USA.
2013: A World of Immaterial Objects, La Petite Vivienne Gallery, Paris, France.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022: The Art of Photography, juried exhibition, PH21 gallery Barcelona, Spain.
https://www.ph21gallery.com/the-art-of-photography-barcelona-22-may
2021: Scapes 2021, juried exhibition, PH21 gallery Budapest, Hungary and Barcelona, Spain.
https://www.ph21gallery.com/scapes-21
2021: Contemporary Landscape Exhibition 2021, juried exhibition, SE Center of Photography, Greenville, SC, USA (catalogue) https://www.sec4p.com/landscape-21-online-exhibition?mc_cid=b544f50b83&mc_eid=790ffc53cc
2021: Eyes on Main Street, 7th edition, photography festival, Wilson, NC, USA (catalogue). https://www.eyesonmainstreetwilson.com/#/518711/
2021: Motion, juried exhibition, PH21 gallery Budapest, Hungary, and Barcelona, Spain. https://www.ph21gallery.com/motion-21
2021: Contemporary, juried exhibition, Boomer Gallery, London, UK (catalogue).
2021: Stories: Narrative Photography, juried exhibition, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary and Barcelona, Spain (catalogue). https://www.ph21gallery.com/stories-21
2021: Instability and Precariousness, juried exhibition, Loosen Art Gallery, Millepiani multi-space, Rome, Italy (catalogue). https://www.loosenart.com/pages/news-instability-and-precariousness
2020: Scapes, juried exhibition, PH21 Gallery Budapest, Hungary and Barcelona, Spain. https://www.ph21gallery.com/scapes-20
2020: The New Abnormal, juried exhibition, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. Curated by Helen Rayment and Dr Tammy Wong Hulbert. https://rmitgallery.com/exhibitions/the-new-abnormal/
2020: Contemporary Landscape Exhibition 2020, juried exhibition, SE Center of Photography, Greenville, NC, USA (catalogue).
2019: Emerge III Converging Lines, Zayed University, College of Arts and Creative Enterprises, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy.
2019: Performances and Re-performances, duo exhibition with Greek photographer Thodoris Fragkos, Barrett Walls, Athens, Greece (catalogue).
2019: Divenire, Spazio Arte T24, Rome, Italy (catalogue). https://www.ilgiornaleoff.it/2019/03/17/divenire-a-roma-il-pensiero-di-eraclito-nel-continuo-fluire-dellarte/
2019: Artificial Intelligence, in partnership with UAE University. Science & Innovation Center, Al Ain.
2018: Territories, juried exhibition, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China (catalog
2018: Biennale Arte Dolomiti, juried exhibition, Cibiana di Cadore, Italy (catalogue). http://www.biennalearte.com/en/
2017 Intergalactic Voyage, Al Ain Mall Arena, duo exhibition, Al Ain, UAE.
2017: Poetry, juried exhibition, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
2017: Vantage Point 5, juried exhibition, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE (catalogue).
2016: Intergalactic Voyage, UAE Science Innovation Park, Al Ain, UAE.
2016: Peace, juried exhibition,12 Avenue Des Artistes Gallery, Paris, France.
2015: Vantage Point 3, juried exhibition, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE (catalogue).
2013: Salon Art Shopping, Carrousel Du Louvre, Paris, France.
2010 : No Place Architecture Lynchburg VA, USA Academy of Fine Arts Lynchburg VA, National Juried Photography Exhibition. Curator, Jon Phillip Sheridan

AWARDS

2012 International Photography of the Year Awards (New York). Honorable mention in Fine Arts Photography
2009 International Photography of the Year Awards (New York). Honorable mention in Architectural Photography

PUBLICATIONS
Published Articles
Galanopoulos Papavasileiou, Ioannis, “Transient Places”. Dialogues on Photography Education
Ed. Liu Xiaoxia, Sanjin Publishing House China, 2021 pp. 136-143.
Hambuch, Doris and Galanopoulos Papavasileiou, Ioannis, “Bridges within the Arts: Bob Dylan and Martin Scorsese”. Canadian Review of Comparative Literature / Revue Canadienne de Littérature Comparée, vol 48, no 1, 2021, pp. 119-134.
Galanopoulos Papavasileiou, Ioannis, “The Post Readymade Photographed Object”. International Journal of the Image, vol 11, no2, 2020, pp. 33-46. https://cgscholar.com/bookstore/works/the-post-readymade-photographed-object?category_id=the-image&path=cgrn%2F410%2F237
Galanopoulos Papavasileiou, Ioannis, “The Soul of Dubai through Windows and Mirrors: Ali Mostafa’s Don’t Judge a Subject by Its Photograph”. Canadian Review of Comparative Literature /Revue Canadienne de Littérature Comparée, vol 45, no 3, 2018, p. 411-423.
Galanopoulos Papavasileiou, Ioannis, “A photograph without space and time”. Functions, Values and Messages of the “generated-through software photograph” (GSP), Green-Verlag, 2011.
 
Catalogues 
2019 China, Pingyao International Photo Festival, Solo exhibition. Title Transient Places exhibition catalogue.
2019 Performances and Re-performances Exhibition Catalogue, Athens, Greece
2019 Divenire Exhibition Catalogue, Rome, Italy
2018 Biennale Arte Dolomites. Exhibition Catalogue. Venice. Italy
2018 Don’t Judge the Subject by its Photograph (Canadian Review of Comparative Literature / Revue Canadienne de Littérature Comparée, Volume 45, Issue 3, Septembre 2018, pp. 411-423).
2017 Vantage Point 5 exhibition catalogue. Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah UAE
2015 Vantage Point 3 exhibition catalogue. Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah UAE
2011“A Photograph Without Space and Time – Functions, Values and Messages of the Generated-Through Software Photograph”, (GSP) GRIN Verlag, ISBN-10: 3656034400
2010 Photographs of the next Generation exhibition catalogue, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan
2010 National Photography Show exhibition catalogue, Academy of Fine Arts Lynchburg Virginia, USA
2007 14th International Month of Photography-Athens Photo Festival exhibition catalogue, Hellenic Center for Photography
2006 13th International month of Photography-Athens Photo Festival, Young Greek Photographers 2006 exhibition catalogue
 
Selected Media Features
2021: “Photographing The Unphographable”. Dodho (Barcelona, Spain). Online article: https://www.dodho.com/views-from-expatria-photographing-place-and-self-in-transience-by-yiannis-galanopoulos/
2021: “Artist Spotlight. Ioannis Galanopoulos-Papavasileiou’s Views from Expatria”, Aesthetica (London,UK), August-September 2021, p. 141.
2020: Papathanasiou, Iris, “Art persists in a time of pandemic”, Neos Kosmos (Melbourne, Australia), August 4, 2020. https://neoskosmos.com/en/2020/08/04/news/australia/art-persists-in-a-time-of-pandemic3/
2019: “Divenire exhibition Rome” https://www.exibart.com/speednews/divenire-contemporaneo-il-flusso-di-eraclito-arriva-nel-xxi-secolo-allo-spazio-t24-di-roma/
2015: Curator’s Choice #5, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Art (Japan), https://www.kmopa.com/category/choice/page/4/
2014: Asquith, Mark, GPP Slidefest XII, The National (Abu Dhabi, UAE), January 26, 2014. https://www.thenationalnews.com/uae/comment/gpp-slidefest-xii-1.595607
2013: Borie, Lea,“Un tour dans la Quartier de la Bourse”, La Parisette (Paris, France), June 18, 2013 http://laparisette.webnode.fr/news/un-tour-dans-la-quartier-de-la-bourse/
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/WORKSHOPS

2022: Galanopoulos Papavasileiou, Ioannis, “Future Lifelines” ISISA conference, Zadar Croatia.
2022: Galanopoulos Papavasileiou, Ioannis, “Place and Identity through the lens of 3 Female Emirati artists”. Organizer, stream leader and presenter in “Young Art from the UAE symposium”, Athens Institute for Education and Research Conference, Athens, Greece.
2021: Galanopoulos Papavasileiou, Ioannis, “Views from Expatria”. Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Lancaster, PN, USA. Online Lecture.
2020: Galanopoulos Papavasileiou, Ioannis, “Views from Expatria”. College of Arts and Creative Enterprise Conversations. Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE. In person research presentation.
2020: Galanopoulos Papavasileiou, Ioannis, “Photography and Expatriation”. “Images Among Us”. Helsinki Photomedia Conference, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Espoo, Finland.
2019: Galanopoulos Papavasileiou, Ioannis, “Photographing Place and the Self in Transience”. 13th Annual International Conference on Global Studies: Business, Economic, Political, Social and Cultural Aspects, Athens, Greece.
2019: Galanopoulos Papavasileiou, Ioannis, “Post Grad Education and Creative Practice”. Pingyao International Photography Festival’s Academic Forum. Pingyao, China. Panel Presentation moderated by Associate Professor Shane Hulbert, Associate Dean, Photography in the School of Art at RMIT University.
2019: Galanopoulos Papavasileiou, Ioannis, “Views from Expatria”. Alimentary Tracts Symposium, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University Gallery Research Presentation
2019: Galanopoulos Papavasileiou, Ioannis, “Photography, Place, Transience and Expatriation”. School of Art Practice Research Symposium, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.
2018: Galanopoulos Papavasileiou, Ioannis, “The Found Object Photographed”. Athens Institute for Education and Research Conference, Athens, Greece.
2017: Galanopoulos Papavasileiou, Ioannis, “Place Identity and Photographic Representation”. School of Art Practice Research Symposium, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.
2017: Galanopoulos Papavasileiou, Ioannis, “Creative process of the portfolio-Specimens of American Suburbia”. Gulf Photo Plus Slidefest 19, Dubai, UAE.
2016: Galanopoulos Papavasileiou, Ioannis, “Travel Photography”. Workshop, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, UAE.
2015: UAEU: Galanopoulos Papavasileiou, Ioannis, “Play Photography-A game of Thousand Words”. Workshop, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, UAE.
2014: Galanopoulos Papavasileiou, Ioannis, “Creative process of the portfolio-A world of Immaterial Objects”. Gulf Photo Plus Slidefest 14, Dubai, UAE.

RESEARCH GRANTS

2021: Co-PI in the Research cluster COMET: Communicating, Observing, Mapping Environments and Tolerance.
2021: ZU PD travel grant, Scapes 21 exhibition, Budapest Hungary.
2020-2022: PI for Research intensive grant (RIF) Home – No Home, project R20109.
2020: PI for Short term research grant STG014.
2019-2020: PI for Start-Up research Views from Expatria, project R19030.
2019: ZU PD travel grant, Performances and Re-performances exhibition, Athens, Greece.
2019: ZU PD travel grant, Divenire exhibition, Rome Italy.
2018: RMIT travel grant, conference presentation, Art Without Matter conference, Athens Greece.
2017: UAEU PD travel grant, PRS Symposium, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia.

COURSES

AAH-326 Rep: Exhibition Display & Interpretation I, ART-201 Principles of Design, ART-221 Research Methods for Art & Design, AVA-317 Storyboarding, AVA-340 Photography I, AVA-341 Photography II, AVA-345 Digital Video I, ART-251 Basic Design, ART-490 Internship, AGD-357 Designing for the Web.
Photography, Introduction to Film, Animation-Filmmaking, Art and Society 1, Art and Society 2, Art History, Designing Media Messages, Photography as Contemporary Art.

CURATED EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS

2022: Photography is Magic, online student exhibition and cultural exchange project between Zayed University and the Pennsylvania School of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA, USA.
https://pcad-zayed.tumblr.com/post/681908658734497792/photography-is-magic
2022: Otherworldly, online student exhibition and cultural exchange project between Zayed University and the Pennsylvania School of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA, USA.
https://pcad-zayed.tumblr.com/post/678371789887406080/otherworldly
2022: Home and Elsewhere, student photography group exhibition, Galleria Mall, Al Marya Island, Abu Dhabi.
2022: Nondescript and Affective Places, student photography group exhibition, Promenade Gallery, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi Campus.
2021: Video Works, student film screening event, Zayed University Maria Library Auditorium.
2021: Secret Life, online student exhibition and cultural exchange project between Zayed University and the Pennsylvania School of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA, USA.
https://pcad-zayed.tumblr.com/post/669492744446689280/my-secret-life
2021: Transitional Spaces, student photography group exhibition, Promenade Gallery, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi Campus.
2021: CACE ZU + PCUAD 2 Years of Cooperation Exhibition. 3D online exhibition
https://www.artsteps.com/embed/60da04e8a66d5565d0fc6624/560/315
2021: Home and Away, student solo exhibition by Shereen Al Zaabi, Promenade Gallery, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi Campus.
2021: Alternative Dimensions, online student group exhibition.
2021: The Secret Conversation of Objects, online student exhibition and cultural exchange project between Zayed University and the Pennsylvania School of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA, USA.
https://pcad-zayed.tumblr.com/post/665865146845036544/the-secret-conversations-of-objects
2021: Unmapped Territories, student solo exhibition by Samar Al Wahedi, Promenade Gallery, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi Campus.
2021: Inner Blues, student group exhibition, Promenade Gallery, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi Campus.
2021: The Constructed Image, online student exhibition and cultural exchange project between Zayed University and the Pennsylvania School of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA, USA. https://pcad-zayed.tumblr.com/post/647010948936351744/the-constructed-image
2021: Lyrical Topographies, student group exhibition, Promenade Gallery Zayed University, Abu Dhabi Campus.
2021: Place Is Memory, online student exhibition and cultural exchange project between Zayed University and the Pennsylvania School of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA, USA. https://pcad-zayed.tumblr.com/post/644278924088639488/place-is-memory
2021: Looking Elsewhere, student group exhibition, Zayed University, Foundry Gallery, Dubai, UAE. Co-organized with Janet Bellotto, Maha Alsharif, and Mona Ayyash.
2021: Transfigurations, student solo exhibition by Huda Al Breiki at Female Promenade Gallery, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi Campus during UAE innovation week 2021.
2020: Video Works, student film screening event, Zayed University, College of Arts and Creative Enterprises.
2020: Speculative Landscapes, student photography, group exhibition at Salwa Zeidan Gallery, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
2020: Landscape and Myth, online student exhibition and cultural exchange project between Zayed University and the Pennsylvania School of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA, USA. https://pcad-zayed.tumblr.com/post/634326634078650368/the-landscape-and-other-myths
2020: The Hidden Stories of Objects, online student exhibition and cultural exchange project between Zayed University and the Pennsylvania School of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA, USA. https://pcad-zayed.tumblr.com/post/630876159151898624/the-hidden-stories-of-objects
2020: The Landscape Within, online student exhibition and cultural exchange project between Zayed University and the Pennsylvania School of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA, USA. https://pcad-zayed.tumblr.com/post/615864641679163392/the-landscape-within
2020: Things We Collect, online student exhibition and cultural exchange project between Zayed University and the Pennsylvania School of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA, USA. https://pcad-zayed.tumblr.com/post/190917249527/things-we-collect
2020: Student Art Exhibition, Masdar City Festival, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
2019: Introverted Observers, group exhibition, Promenade Gallery, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi Campus.
2019: Video Works, student film screening event, Zayed University College of Arts and Creative Enterprises Seminar Room, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
2019: (Re) Imagined Landscapes: student photography group exhibition, Female Promenade Gallery, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi Campus.
2018: Abu Dhabi Art Fair. Organizer UAEU booth.
2018: Organizer of the Year of Zayed Art Exhibition, United Arab Emirates University.
2018: Organizer of the National Archives Exhibition, United Arab Emirates University.
2017: Abu Dhabi Art. Organizer UAEU student booth.
2017: Organizer of the 5th Fine Arts Student Exhibition, curator of the photography gallery, United Arab Emirates University.
2016: Co-organizer of the 4th Fine Arts Student Exhibition, curator of the photography gallery, United Arab Emirates University.
2015: Co-organizer of the 3rd Fine Arts Student Exhibition, curator of the photography gallery, United Arab Emirates University.