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Vasili Papathanasopoulos is a photo-media artist in Sydney, Australia. 

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contact: vasili.papath@gmail.com

ABOUT

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.

EDUCATION

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

EXHIBITIONS

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 2018curated 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 Finecurated 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.

FEATURES

2018  Capture Magazine - Coney Island

2017  Capture Magazine - Blue Series

2017  Capture Magazine - Reign Fall 

PUBLICATIONS

2016  Event, self-published photobook in print

2016  Reign Fall, self-published magazine in print

2014  Apparition, self-published photobook in print

ACCOLADES

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.

PRESS 

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

2015 Dubbo Photo News - Artexpress 2015 Exhibition Opens

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