Video Artist: Gioula Papadopoulou
Country: Year: Duration: 1 min 51 sec


This allegorical portrait, created by editing older footage for the exhibition “Coming of age” (Athens, Greece) and it synopsizes in a symbolic way the harsh and tough side of growing old: a series of falls, which rhythmically thicken as the video progresses, refer conceptually to hits and consequently wounds. Our personal identity is “sculptured” by all these falls. 

Gioula Papadopoulou

Gioula Papadopoulou is a visual artist and director/curator of Video Art Miden.

She was 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.

She is a founding member, director & curator of Video Art Miden (Miden means “zero” in Greek), an independent organization with international activity, dedicated to the exploration and promotion of video art.

Founded by an independent group of Greek artists in 2005, Miden has been one of the earliest specialized video-art festivals in Greece, setting as basic aims to stimulate the creation of original video art, to establish a worldwide network of collaborations for cultural exchange and to develop relevant research.

As a director/curator of Video Art Miden, Gioula Papadopoulou 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), TILT Platform (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.