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Irini Papadimitriou

"My work brings together artists, designers, engineers and scientists presenting intersections of art, design and technology."

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Year graduated 2004
Department Art
Programme MFA in Curating
Occupation Digital Programmes Manager, V&A / Head of New Media Arts Development, Watermans
Country Greece

At the V&A, I am responsible for programmes such as Digital Futures - an open platform & networking event for displaying and discussing work by researchers, artists, designers, companies and other professionals working with art, technology, design, science and beyond - and I am also curating the annual Digital Design Weekend - a big-scale event that brings together artists, designers, engineers and scientists presenting intersections of art, design and technology.

At Watermans, I am curating the exhibition programme and an annual Digital Performance festival, exploring intersections in digital art, dance, sound, performance, science and more.

Curated projects highlights include Unleashed Devices, an exhibition of DIY media, hacking/tinkering; Scenocosme’s immersive forest installation Alsos and interactive garden Akousmaflore; ISOCULTURE, exploring extreme living conditions and isolation by Michael Burton & Michiko Nitta; The Romantic Disease by Anna Dumitriu, an art/science investigation into mankind’s strange relationship with TB; Is Technology Eating my Brain? by Paul Granjon; Living Data by Michael Takeo Magruder; Art That Makes Itself by Paul & Daniel Brown; Bodies of Planned Obsolescence.

I am also one of the organisers for London’s first Mini Maker Faire, and Maker Assembly.

Goldsmiths prepared me for my future career in a number of ways. This includes helping me to develop critical thinking and developing relationships with lecturers and visiting speakers who gave me advice and support. During my degree I also did work experience at an established commercial art gallery and took part in a curatorial project at South London Gallery, as well as an international exhibition.

 

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