Yiannis Papadopoulos is a visual artist. He has studied Mathematics at the University of Patras (1999), Athens School of Fine Arts (2007), MFA AKV St. Joost, Breda, NL with National grant IKY (2010), Typography, Book Art, Plantin Institute of Typography, Antwerp (2013). He is PhD candidate at the School of Architecture, University of Patras. His research interests focus on printed culture and the improvised knowledge structures, as well as new ways of environment understanding, by re using crafts and proposing new modes of narration. His practice draws on the heritage of visual/plastic and performing arts and literature. In 2010 he received the V. Valambus Prize from Y&Z Spyropoulos Foundation, in 2015 he nominated for the DESTE prize, he has been granted for the Flemish Ministry of Culture, Kunsten en Erfgoed(2014, 2015-16, 2019), SOFAM(2018), OUTSET(2018), Greek Ministry of Culture (2020). His work has been presented in Belgium, Greece, The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, USA, Spain, Brazil. Some presentations: WIELS Brussels (_ELOS, 2022, Le Bouc Divin, 2018), Extra City Kunsthal Antwerp (ISTER, 2014) Cycladic Art Museum (DESTE, 2015), EMST Athens (Unpacking my library, 2018), ISET Athens 2017), he is represented by Kalfayan gallery (shows in 2017, 2019). He has taken part in residencies WIELS Brussels, Frans Masereel Centrum, BE, Leo XIII, Tilburg, NL and followed extended workshops with Olafur Eliasson/Raumexperimente, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Alfredo Jaar, Nico Dockx, Yona Friedman, Yael Davids, Lawrence Weiner. Since 2012 he proposes the OMBLOS publishing program. He is co-editor of aporrox journal, while 2019 together with Gene Ray, Anna Papaeti and Sarah De Wilde, they launch the screen and discussion program MAKING NOW TIME in Athens. In Ovrya, Patras he proposes the care of an orchard as a platform of action, encounters and critical thought. Since 2015, he teaches as Adjunct Professor at the Architecture department, University of Patras the courses Visual Communication 1 and 2, and Visual Arts and he is Academic Advisor for the Master Program of Hellenic Open University EAP (2020-2023). Also, he taught at ASFA Typography and Artist’s book studio (2016) and he has been juror fort the MASTER IN SITU, Royal Academy Antwerp (2012, 2019). He has organised workshops and symposia (ASFA 2012, ΤΕΙ Athens 2014, Royal Academy Antwerp, La Cambre Brussels, department of Architecture UP).
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