Elena Papadaki

Dr Elena Papadaki BA Hons, PGCE, MA, PhD


Key details

Dr Elena Papadaki
BA Hons, PGCE, MA, PhD


Dr Elena Papadaki is a lecturer in Curation and Digital Arts at the department of Creative Professions and Digital Arts, and a founder of Incandescent Square, a collaborative meeting point for research and design.Her doctoral research (Goldsmiths, University of London – Centre for Cultural Studies / Arts and Computational Technology), titled: "Curating Screens: Art, Performance and Public Spaces," has examined the curation of screen media in diverse physical environments. 

Having previously held positions at the Hellenic Ministry of Culture (department of Museum Studies), the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece and the Hellenic Council of Museums, she has over ten years of professional experience in the museum sector. A voting member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), her research interests lie in the intersection of screen-based arts, spatial theory, and audience reception.


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Voting member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM)
Voting member of AVICOM (International Committee for Audiovisuals in Museums)
Regular member of CECA (International Committee for Education and Cultural Action)
External Examiner, London College of Communication (University of the Arts, London)

Research / Scholarly interests

Exhibiting screen-based media, curatorial theory and practice, transmedia art, contemporary practices of the moving image, cultural theory​


  • 2016                Papadaki, E., "Le geste curatorial et les oeuvres sur écran. L'évolution d'un néologisme vers une tendance majeure" [The curatorial gesture and screen‐based works. The evolution of a neologism towards a major trend], Proteus: 10, Cahiers des théories de l'art, Paris: Proteus, pp. 64-70
  • 2016                Papadaki,E. and Dare, E., "Bare Nothingness: situated objects in embodied artists' systems" in Ioannis Deliyannis and Christine Banou (eds) Experimental multimedia systems for interactivity and strategic innovation, Hershey: IGI global, pp. 16-48
  • 2015                Papadaki, E., "Curating Lights and Shadows, or the remapping of the lived experience of space" in The Senses and Society, London: Taylor and Francis/Routledge (special issue: Art and Light), pp.217-236
  • 2015                Papadaki, E., "Interactive Video Installations in Public Spaces: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's Under Scan" in Virginia Crisp and Gabriel Menotti Gonring (eds) Besides the Screen: Moving Images through Distribution, Promotion and Curation, London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 197-212
  • 2013                Papadaki, E., "Filming the non-epic side of the journey to Antarctica: Stromness" in Anatopies II, Paris: INHA & Silo [unpaginated]
  • 2012                Papadaki, E. and Jefferies, J., "Katie Mitchell: intimate technologies in multimedia performance" in Maria Chatzichristodoulou & Rachel Zerihan (eds) Intimacy: across visceral and digital performance, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 188-199
  • 2010                Papadaki, E. and Zografos, Z., "Plan B – a joint proposal for the pavilion of post contemporary curating" [http://www.thecentreofattention.org/exhibitions/sutton3.html ]
  • 2006                Papadaki, E., "Running a Museum: a practical handbook" (book review), ICOM Newsletter, period B, vol.3, January 2006, pp. 14-15      
  • 2005                Papadaki, E. and Iliakis, M., "Ephemeral construction of digital actions in the city – a platform for video artists" in Curating: 9 + 1 Un-realizable Projects, Athens: Futura, 2005, pp. 49-59
  • 2005                Papadaki, E., "Branding the visual arts: the life cycle of the art commodity within the University Education System", European Congress of Visual Arts' Education (5-10/9/2005) - proceedings, Athens: EETE, pp. 32-37
  1. Papadaki, E., "Alexia in Wonderland", Alexia Xafopoulou, ex. cat., October 2006, Athens: Frissiras gallery, pp. 5 -8
  2. Papadaki, E., "Arrogance: Guided Information and the view from the sofa", Giorgos Divaris – Arrogance, ex. cat., Athens: Gallery 24, 2006, pp.15-17
  1. Papadaki, E., "State and Museums: the institutional context of Museums", ICOM Newsletter, Period B, vol. 1, January 2004, pp. 15-16