EDUCATION

2012 Master of Fine Arts in Visual Studies. Norfolk State University, Norfolk VA, USA.

2011 Master of Arts in Humanities. Old Dominion University, Norfolk VA, USA.

2011 Master of Arts in Visual Studies. Norfolk State University, Norfolk VA, USA.

2011 Project Planning Analysis and Control certificate. GWU Washington DC.

2011 Prince II Project Planning certificate. (OGC).

2007 BFA in Photography and Audiovisual Arts. Technological Educational University of Athens, School of Graphic Arts and Artistic Studies.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Teaching

2013- Current. Fine Arts lecturer at the United Arab Emirates University.

2011-2013 Private tutor in Fine Art Photography.

Professional Photographer

2001-2016 Freelance photographer-visual artist.

Exhibitions

Solo

2013 Norfolk, Virginia, USA, Selden Arcade City of Norfolk, Title: “A world of Immaterial Objects”.

2013 Paris France, Gallery La Petite Vivienne, Title: “A world of Immaterial Objects”.

2011 Portsmouth VA, USA Tidewater College Visual Arts Center, Title: “Unmanned and Inanimate”. Curator Ms Shelley Brooks.

2007 Athens Greece, 14th International Month of Photography, Athens Photo festival, Literature and Arts Center APOPSI, Title: “Update City”. Curator: Kostas Goudis.

Selected group exhibitions

2017 Emirate of Sarjah, Vantage point 5, Sarjah Art Foundation, Title: “Interiors.”

2016 UAE, Science and Innovation Park, Title: “Intergalactic Discourses.”

2016 Paris, France, Gallery 12 Avenue Des Artists, Title : “Peace.”

2015 Emirate of Sarjah, UAE, Sarjah Art Foundation, Title : “Objects of Human Automation.”

2013 Paris, France, Salon Art Shopping, Carrousel Du Louvre.

2010 Lynchburg VA, USA Academy of Fine Arts Lynchburg VA, National Juried Photography Exhibition, Title: “No Place Architecture”. Curator: Jon Phillip Sheridan.

2010 Japan, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Young Portfolio 2009 group exhibition, Title: “Photographs Of The Next Generation”. Curator: Hosoe Eicoh.

2009 Texas Visual Arts Center, USA, International Juried Photography Exhibition Shorelines, juried by Joseph Schenk and Franklin Sirmans, Title: “Series Seafront Views.”

2009 Lynchburg VA, USA, The Academy of Fine Arts Lynchburg VA Annual, National Juried Photography Exhibition, Title: “American Postcards”. Curator: Leslie Bellavance.

2009 Norfolk VA, USA, Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries Norfolk – Juried National Exhibition, Title: “Series Versions of Unnoticed”.

2006 Athens, Greece, 13th International month of Photography, Young Greek Photographers 06, Title: “Seafront Views” Curator: Stavros Moresopoulos.

2005 Athens Cultural Center Municipality of Kifisia, Title: “Keratsini”. Curator: Xaris Pressas.

2004 Kranidi Cultural Center, Greece, 8 Young Greek Photographers, Title: “Images in black and white”. Curator: Kostas Goudis.

Awards

2012 International Photography of the Year Awards. Honorable mention in Fine Arts Photography.

2009 International Photography of the Year Awards (New York). Honorable mention in Architectural Photography.

Published Books

2011“A Photograph Without Space and Time – Functions, Values and Messages of the Generated-Through Software Photograph”, (GSP) GRIN Verlag, ISBN-10: 3656034400.

Publications/Reviews

2015 Vantage Point 5 exhibition catalogue. Sarjah Art Foundation, Sarjah UAE.

2015 Vantage Point 3 exhibition catalogue. Sarjah Art Foundation, Sarjah UAE.

2015 Article, Curator’s Choice KMOPA http://www.kmopa.com/?cat=10&paged=3 2014

2014 Article, The National, UAE newspaper http://www.thenational.ae/blogs/national-view/gpp-slidefest-xii

2014 Article, The Culturist, http://www.theculturist.com/home/tag/yiannis-galanopoulos

2013 Article, The Parisette, http://laparisette.webnode.fr/news/un-tour-dans-la-quartier-de-la-bourse/

2011 Article, The Virginia Pilot, http://hamptonroads.com/2011/06/your-guide-events-olde-towne-portsmouth-weekend

2010 Photographs of the next Generation exhibition catalogue, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan.

2010 National Photography Show exhibition catalogue, Academy of Fine Arts Lynchburg Virginia, USA.

2007 14th International Month of Photography-Athens Photo Festival exhibition catalogue, Hellenic Center for Photography.

2006 13th International month of Photography-Athens Photo Festival, Young Greek Photographers 2006 exhibition catalogue.

Conferences/Workshops

2017 Dubai. Presented at GPP Slidefest 17 Conference, Title: Urbanism “Creative process of the portfolio-Specimens Of American Suburbia.”

2016 UAEU: Conducted the workshop: “Travel Photography”, UAEU, 10/2/2016.

2015 UAEU: Conducted the workshop: “Play Photography-A game of Thousand Words” for the cooperative: LIMITLESS, UAEU, 13/5/2015.

2014 Dubai. Presented at GPP Slidefest 14 Conference, Title: “Creative process of the portfolio-A world of Immaterial Objects”

Current Research

My current research revolves around photographic representation and place identity as well as new media expressions in the Emirates. My latest research paper, completed and submitted for publication at the College of Humanities and Social Science’s Journal, bears the title: “The soul of Dubai through windows and mirrors. A critical analysis of Ali Mostafa’s : Don’t judge a subject by its photograph.”

University Service

2017 UAEU Juror of the Fine Arts Student Competition, curator of the photography’s gallery. 5th Annual Fine Arts Student Show, 1-10/05/2017.

2016 UAEU Juror of the Fine Arts Student Competition, curator of the photography’s gallery.4th Annual Fine Arts Student Show, 17-22/04/2016.

2015 UAEU: Juror of the Agriculture’s Department Photography Competition. Food and Agriculture Festival, 21/3/2016.

2015 UAEU: Juror of the Student Film Competition. Spring 2015 Open Film Day, 27/5/2015

2015 UAEU: Juror of the Agriculture’s Department Photography Competition. Food and Agriculture Festival, 23/2/2015.

2015 UAEU: Juror of the Shabaab Got Talent Photography Competition-Exhibition. May 2015

2014 UAEU: Juror of the Fine Arts Student Competition, curator of the Photography’s Gallery.3rd Annual Fine Arts Student Show, 11-16/11/2014.

Committees

Outcome Assessment, Timetable, Examinations, Advising and Registration, Curriculum, TA Recruitment, Faculty Seminar and Conferences Committee.

Student Works

Photography and Animation works, 2013-present UAE University http://faculty.uaeu.ac.ae/ioannis_gp/sample.html

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