Gioula Papadopoulou, art director of Video Art Miden, has been invited for an online lecture at the Department of Culture & Creative Media & Industries, University of Thessaly, on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at 15.00. The lecture will take place in the frame of the course “History and theory of recent & contemporary art“, conducted by Eva Kekos, and will focus on the history of video art in Greece and the history of  Video Art Miden, as one of the oldest and most historic active video art festivals in Greece.

Gioula Papadopoulou is a visual artist and art director/curator of Video Art Miden ( Born in Athens (GR) in 1974. She studied Painting at Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA) & Conservation of Works of Art (TEI Athens) and holds an MA in Digital Arts (ASFA). Her artistic practice focuses on video art. As an artist, she has presented her work in many exhibitions, site-specific projects and video art festivals in Greece and internationally. As an art director/curator of Video Art Miden, she has organized/curated numerous screenings, exhibitions & events in Greece and has collaborated with significant festivals, museums and institutions globally, including: MOMus (Metropolitan Organization of Museums of Visual Arts of Thessaloniki), Biennale of Thessaloniki (GR), Re-Culture (GR), Now & After/ CCI Fabrika & Moscow Museum of Modern Art (RU), Videoforma/ Sergey Kuryokhin Center for Modern Art (RU), Cairo Video Festival (EG), Madatac (ESP),  Espacio Enter/Tenerife Espacio de las Artes (ESP), [.BOX] Project Space & Visualcontainer (IT), Fondazione Puglisi Cosentino (IT), IFFR –International Film Festival Rotterdam  (NLD), DAF (CHE), Strangloscope (BR), Torrance Art Museum (USA), Cologne OFF (DE) and many others. Since 2020 she works as special teaching staff at the New Media Laboratory of the School of Fine & Applied Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR).