Vasili Papathanasopoulos (b.1996, Sydney) is a digital photo media artist living and working out of Sydney, Australia. He received formal education and training in photography, BA in Design (Honours) in Photography, at the University of Technology Sydney. Papathanasopoulos’ works mainly within the moving image and photography. He uses the two mediums to explore and decipher between current social issues, finding these issues and the way society approach them interesting.
Papathanasopoulos’ recent exhibitions include his co curated show Arbiters, curated by Vasili Papathanasopoulos & Orson Heidrich, Kudos Gallery, Sydney (2018) Honours 2018, curated by Natalya Hughes & Sara Oscar, UTS Gallery, Sydney (2018) and Come On In, The Water's Just Fine, curated by Natalya Hughes, Cherine Fahd & Todd McMillan, UTS Gallery, Sydney (2017). He has been featured in a variety of national awards including a finalist in the IPF Photo Prize 2016 and received a Highly Commended status for his work featured in Capture Magazine's Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2018.
In 2019, Papathanasopoulos curated Call It What You Want To, which premiered at 2019 Sydney Fringe Festival. The immersive installation transformed the perception of space and examined the way varying mediums can work in unison to create a platform, in which audience participation was encouraged to activate and reveal the meaning of the installation. Since May 2020, Papathanasopoulos has been the editor of the Australian music publication, MILKY.
2018 Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Photography, University of Technology, Sydney
2015 - 2017 Bachelor of Design in Photography and Situated Media, University of Technology Sydney
2020 - PRESENT Editor of MILKY
2014- PRESENT Founder and Photographer at Any Other Day Photography
2021 Lockdown Picture Show, curated by Hugh Stewart & Rachel Knepfer, Halls Lane Gallery, Sydney
2020 Love, Matilda, Goodspace Gallery, Sydney
2019 Ilford CCP Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne.
2019 Call It What You Want To, Sydney Fringe Festival, curated by Vasili Papathanasopoulos, Bay 43, The Rocks, Sydney
2018 Honours 2018, curated by Natalya Hughes & Sara Oscar, UTS Gallery, Sydney.
2018 Arbiters, curated by Vasili Papathanasopoulos & Orson Heidrich, Kudos Gallery, Sydney.
2017 Come On In, The Water's Just Fine, curated by Natalya Hughes, Cherine Fahd & Todd McMillan, UTS Gallery, Sydney.
2016 IPF Photo Prize 2016, The Good Copy, Victoria.
2015 ArtExpress 2015, Dubbo Regional Gallery, New South Wales.
2015 Always Was, Always Will Be, curated by Todd McMillan, Central Park Level 2, Chippendale, Sydney.
2013 HSC Art Exhibition 2013, Strathfield City Hall, New South Wales.
2018 Capture Magazine - Coney Island
2017 Capture Magazine - Blue Series
2017 Capture Magazine - Reign Fall
2016 Event, self-published photobook in print
2016 Reign Fall, self-published magazine in print
2014 Apparition, self-published photobook in print
2018 Capture Magazine's Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2018 - Highly Commended in the Documentary/Photojournalism Category for Coney Island
2017 Capture Magazine's Australia's Top Emerging Photographers 2017 - Commended in the Student Category for Blue Series
2017 Capture Magazine's Australia's Top Emerging Photographers 2017 - Commended in the Editorial/Fashion Category for Reign Fall
2016 IPF Photo Prize 2016 - Finalist, The Good Copy, Victoria.
2018 Janette Lakiss with ARBITERS curators & artists Vasili, Orson & Daniel
2018 Janette Lakiss at the ARBITERS Opening Night Kudos Gallery Sydney
2018 Arbiters - Photography Exhibition at Kudos Gallery