Giorgos Papadatos

Athens 1969, he lives and works in Athens

He has been founding member of Lo and Behold (2008-2019) and actually of Counterpublics (2020- ).


Solo shows

2020: -Stages for minor actions, Potential Project, Athens, Greece

2013: -The shape of orders to come (with Société Réaliste ), Salon de Vortex, Athens, Greece

2007: -Corporate cities Ltd, text by Marina Fokidis, E31 gallery, Athens, Greece

2002: -Light unit factories,text by Simona Barruco,Galleria Umberto di Marino ,Giuliano(Na), Italy

2000: -The master-list of dead media, curated by Ludovico Pratesi and Maria Grazia Tolomeo,S8Zero,

             Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy        

             -Gymnasium,curated by Stefano Chiodi, Centro civico per l’arte contemporanea la grancia

 Serre di Rapolano(SI), Italy                              

1999: -Bodycount ,curated by Stefano Chiodi, Associazione Culturale Futuro, Rome, Italy       


  Selected group shows

2023:  - ROI, curated by Panayotis  Daramaras, Ira Papadopoulou, Dimitris Halatsis, Synoikismos Halandriou,  Athens *

- Enthymio, curated by Dimitris Georgakopoulos and Karolina Aliferopoulou, Potential Project, Athens

- Where the wild things grow, organized and curated by : Counterpublics, Athens

2022:  - New Alphabet School, #Commonings , HKW, Berlin *

2021:  - Soft Protocols, organized by Counterpublics, Athens *

- Solus Ipse, curated by Dimitris Halatsis, Circuits and Currents, Athens

- Urban Mythology, curated by Bia Papadopoulou and Artemis Potamianou, Archaeological site of Kerameikos, Athens

2019: - City in Pieces, curated by Gigi Argyropoulou and Kostas Tzimoulis, EIGHT / ΤΟ ΟΧΤΩ, critical institute for arts and politics, Athens, Greece

2018:  - DOTLAND II / Spannung, curated by Peninsula Dotland, Schmargendorfer Zigarettenfabrik, Berlin, Germany

- Nothing is really Queered / Back to Athens 6, curated by Georg Georgakopoulos and Christian Rupp,

                Οld paper Warehouse 3 Chrysospiliotissis Str. Athens

 - When All is Said and Done, curated by Artemis Potamianou, Angus-Hughes Gallery, London, UK

- Theorimata ,deductive and axiomatic systems , curated by  AICA-Hellas ,EMST National Museum of Contemporary Art , Athens. *

2017:- Back to basics: Text , Curated by Artemis Potamianou , ΕΝΙΑ Gallery , Piraeus *

2016: -Nice!, curated by Yiannis Grigoriadis and Yiannis Isidorou (Salon de Vortex), Municipality of Nikaia Cultural Centre "Manos Loizos", Athens *

2015: -It's all Greek to me, curated by Julie René de Cotret and Artemis Potamianou, Hallway Galleries – Artscape

Youngplace , Toronto, Canada

  - SI VIS PACEM, PARA BELLUM, curated by Alexandre Durand, Plateforme Paris, Paris

  - Luminous Flux / Reflected overlays on locative norms, curated by Campus Novel, Kornilakis buiding,

Ermoupolis, Syros.

 - Blasted, curated by Zara Audiello, Beton7, Athens

2014:  - Failure, The symptom project, curated by Theodoros Zafeiropoulos, Old hospital, Amfissa *

-The Kennedy Bunker, a project by Nicos Charalambidis, Reh Transformer, Berlin, Germany

-The rule of law and the right to be human, curated by Thalia Vrachopoulos and Bill Pangburn, A.S.F.A, Athens *

- Reflections on Art and Literature, curated by Artemis Potamianou & Thalia Vrachopoulos, organized by Lo and  Behold, Rosalux, Berlin, Germany *

2013:  - Microgeographies III : toi et tes epaves, curated by Hariklia Hari, Athens

- The Cabinet, curated by Dionisis Christofilogiannis, Giorgos Tserionis, Andreas Voussouras, Remap4,Athens

- Springs and sources, curated by Leda Kazandzaki and Campus Novel, Apoikia, Andros *

- Exercises on Democracy, a project by Nikos Charalabidis, Open Case 303, Athens

2012:  - Tout va bien, curated by Andreas Voussouras, CAMP, Athens

- Memoria, curated by Eva Marathaki and Kostas Arvanitis, Tsichritzis Foundation, Athens*

 - Forgetmenot, curated by Sumermina,  Elica gallery, Athens                                

2011:   - PIGS Case, curated by Lo and Behold ,Kulturhuset Stockholm, Sweden

2010:   - Battlefield , Taf (The Art Foundation) , Athens, Greece *

2009:   - Expanded Ecologies, curated by Daphne Vitali, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece*

 -Delphi is a place to meet,(12 artists on Joseph Beuys) curated by Artemis Potamianou, Yiannis Melanitis,

   Rea Thonges-Stringaris Greek American Union,Athens, Greece*

2007:   -Round Trip, curated by Francesca di Nardo, Couvent des Recollets, Paris, France

 - Metropolitan landscapes, curated by Giorgia Calo, Museo Laboratorio,Rome,Italy

2006:  - Gates,curated by Antonella Marino,cruises terminal of port of Bari,Bari,Italy*

2005:   -Napoli Presente,curated by Lorand Hegyi,Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli,Naples,Italy*

 -Streif 2005,curated by Nordic Kunstarsenter Dalsasen,Reiseter,Hardanger,Norway

-Inhabituel,curated by Dena Foundation For Contemporary Art,Fabbrica del Vapore,Milan,Italy*

2004:  -Athens by Art, commissaire Efi Strouza, org City of Athens-Aica Hellas,Monastiraki square, Athens, Greece*  

-L’intime-le collectionneur derrière la porte,La maison rouge,Fondation Antoine de Galbert,Paris,France*

-Perspective 04,curated by Giacomo Zaza,Molfetta(BA),Italy*

-Elettricità-Premio Città di Terni,curated by Giuliana Stella,Palazzo di Primavera,Terni,Italy*

2003:  -Piazza Dante,curated by Giacomo Zaza,Caserta,Italy*

-Knock before entry, curated by Dena Foundation, Couvent des Récollets, Paris, France

-Inchiostro indelebile, curated by Domenico Giglio,MACRO,Rome,Italy*

-Luoghi d’affezione -Europalia 2003, curated by Angelo Capasso,Brussels - Eupen,Belgium*

-Tirana Biennale2,U-Topos, curated by Edi Muka and Gezim Qendro, Tirana,Albania*

-A parole,curated by Gianella Demuro,PAV,Sassari,Italy*

-RAM, Utopia station,50th Venice Biennial, curated by Zerynthia, Venice, Italy*

2002:  -Small Brother-Onufri 2002,curated by Edi Muka, National Gallery ,Tirana, Albania*

            -L'Arte  del Gioco, curated by Alberto Fiz ,Museo archeologico di Aosta,Aosta,Italy*

            -Archivio attivo,curated by Daniela Bigi,Centro ArteContemporanea Carbognano(VT),Italy*

            -SuperMover,curated by Eugenio Valdes,Fotofest 2002,Houston,USA

            -Antologia Romana,curated by Daniela Bigi,Galleria Bagnai,Siena,Italy*

            -Art-Files,curated by Ludovico Pratesi and Sabrina Vedovotto,Temple Gallery,Roma,Italy*

2001:  -Colori dal Mediterraneo,(permanent installations) curated by Zerynthia,Ospedale Sant  Andrea,Rome,Italy

            -Gravità Zero,curated by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi and Maria Grazia Tolomeo,Palazzo delle Esposizioni,Rome,Italy*

            -Pulsioni Eversive-Porta d’Oriente 3,curated by Giacomo  Zaza,Palazzo Tupputi,Bisceglie(Ba),Italy*

            -Art-Files,curated by Ludovico Pratesi,Pesceria,Pesaro,Italy*

            -1001Biennale,curated by Teresa Macri,Fondazione Bevilaqua la Massa,Venice,Italy

            -3ends:Roma,curated by Ludovico Pratesi ,Salara,Bologna,Italy*

2000:-Bienel de la Habana 2000,workshop Ventana Hacia Venus,curated by Zerynthia,Habana,Cuba*

            -Melting-Frame,curated by Augusto Pieroni,Fringe Festival,Ex Stazione Leopolda,Florence,Italy*

            -Con i tuoi occhi-La generazione più attesa,curated by Salvatore Lacagnina,Torre del Castello,Covo(BG),Italy*

            -Akropolis-Catarsi dell' arte contemporanea,curated by  Giacomo Zaza,Teatro Fraschini,Pavia,Italy*

            -Metropolis,Suoni e visioni dalla città,curated by Paola Magni,Palazzo delle Esposizioni,Rome,Italy

           -Artbeat2,curated by  Guido Bartorelli,Fabriano Fabbri and Emanuela Nobile Mino,Acquario Romano,Rome,Italy*

1999:-9th Biennale dei Giovanni Artisti dell’ Europa e del Mediterraneo, pavillion curated by Jannis Kounellis,Rome,Italy*

            -Ars Medica-Fuoriuso‘99,curated by Ludovico Pratesi and Paola Magni ,Ex Clinica Baiocchi, Pescara,Italy*

            -Switching Rooms,curated by Stefano Chiodi, Vittoria Zileri Dal Verme,Rome,Italy

            -Effetto Domino,curated by Domenico Scudero,Change Studio d' arte contemporanea, Rome,Italy*

1998:-Andere Sichten,curated by Patrick Huber,Field beim Kunsthaus,Zurich,Swizerland


Video  Shows /Festivals

2004:-9 muses i presume,curated by Katerina Gregos,Casa Encendida,Madrid,Spain*


2001:-Videotrip 01,curated by Claudio di Biaggio and Caterina Nicolini,Teatro Vascello,Rome,Italy

            -Italian connection,Forum Medial,Kornhaus,Bern,Swizerland

            -Relazioni incrociate,curated by Simone Zaug and Caroline Bachman ,Pasquino,Rome,Italy

            -Rencontre Franco-Italienne video,curated by M.R Sossai, Galerie Francaise,Rome,Italy

            -Elettroshok.30 anni di video in Italia,curated by Bruno di Marino,Acquario Romano,Rome,Italy*

2000:-Videoplace,curated by Salvatore Lacagnina,Festa dell’ Unità,Modena,Italy*

            -In Video Veritas: Visioni Italiane,British Academy,Rome,Italy

            -Mixed-Media,curated by Daria Filardo,Galleria Neon,Bologna,Italy

            -Camera con Vista,curated by Ludovico Pratesi and Katia Ficociello,Teatro Il Vascello,Rome,Italy*

1999:-Medi@terra '99,Fournos-Center for Art & New tecnologies, Athens, Greece*

            -Les formes du regard,Cinemateque de Lausanne,Lausane,Swizerland

            -Pesaro Film Festival,sezione corto Europa video,Pesaro,Italy*

             -Linea d’ ombra,Stile libero,curated by Bruno di Marino,SalernoInFestival, Salerno,Italy*

             -Metamorfosi ‘99 , Sezione Digitalia,curated by Bruno di Marino, Goethe Istitut ,Rome,Italy*

            -Festival del Cinema d’Avanguardia dell’Europa Centrale,curated by Bruno di Marino, Budapest ,Hungary*

            - Bergamo Film Meeting ‘99,Bergamo,Italy*

            -Transmediale ‘99,International Media Art Festival,Berlin,Germany* 

            -Proiezione Speciale per,“Il Giappone( ri)visto da 12 (video) artisti”,curated by Bruno di Marino 

          Japanese Istitute,Rome,Italy

            -The 21st Tokyo Video Festival, Tokyo, Japan

            -Invideo ‘99, IX Edizione,Palazzo della Triennale, Milan,Italy*

1998:-Videominuto ,Museo Pecci, Prato *

            -Fuoricampo Video-Film Festival,II Edition, Milan,Italy







Curatorial projects

2023:- Where the wild things grow, organized by Counterpublics ( with Constantina Theodorou ), Athens

2021:- Soft Protocols, organized by Counterpublics ( with Constantina Theodorou ), Athens *

2016:- Artistic Practices: Housing as social agreement, an ongoing archive ( with Sofia Dona)  #ThisIsACo-op Greek Pavilion, Giardini, 15th International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy *

2014:- Public Domain, (with Artemis Potamianou), organized by Lo and Behold, Milkshake agency, Geneva, Switzerland*

2012:- Public Domain, (with Artemis Potamianou), organized by Lo and Behold, Supermarket Art Fair, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden*

2011:- After the rage, organized by Lo and Behold, Beton7, Athens *




Special Projects

2022:  -THE CIRCLE COMMUNITY, Eight notes on a collective Ritual, interdisciplinary research project organized by Counterpublics*

- Ad interim/ Παρατηρησιακά σχεδιάσματα για το μνημείο έδαφος, οργάνωση Campus Novel και Modal: Public Heritage Lab, TAVROS , Athens

2021: -¨The winter garden, a project by Rebecca Agnes and Simona Sanvito, Viafarini, Μιλανο*

2017:- Studio Sharing ACT IV, curated by Stefania Migliorati , Snehta Residency , Athens

2015:  -Athenian nights, Organised by: Βarbara Polla, Maro Michalakakos, Ellie Paxinou, State of concept, Athens

2014:  -Paper faces- Remake yourself, a project by V.Y.C.A, Art-Athina 2014, Athens

2012:   -Out of place-an ongoing archive, curated by 22:37 Association, Idependents 3 ArtVerona, Verona, Italy

-Inter Alios –a collaborative art book, curated by Artemis Potamianou, Openshow studio, Athens *

-Off-shore project, organized by Filopappou group, Meropi island, Kardamili, Greece

-Holidays in Greece – a performative installation , a project by StudioVisits Berlin, Berlin/Kassel

2011:- Design your house and furniture in a way that could serve the revolution, a project by Nicos Charalambidis,

Beton7, Athens

2004:-Ad-Hoc, curated by Michael Rakowitz, Weatherspoon Art Museum,Greensboro, NC, USA

2003:-Je Veux, curated by onestar press,Palais de Tokyo, Paris*

2002:-RadioArteMobile, curated by Zerynthia*

            -Glimses, web project, curated by Personal Cinema,Athens,Greece

2000:-ZMagazine, web project, curated by  Zerynthia

            -Verso Sud,curated by Zerynthia

            -Emporio Maraini,curated by Monica Germann e Daniel Lorenzi,Swiss Istitute,Rome,Italy


* catalogue


Artist’s  Books

2000:-Real Time Agent,Edition curated by Stefano Chiodi, VOLUME, Rome,Italy


Prizes /Grants

2005:- Nordisk Kunstarsenter Dalsasen,Dale i Sunnfjord,Norway

2003/4:-Centre International Couvent des Récollets, Paris, France

2002:-Onufri 2002 (II prize for Idle Report),Tirana, Albania

1999:-The 21st Tokyo Video Festival  (Golden Award for Bee Simulator  2.0), Tokyo, Japan

1998:-Fuoricampo, Video -Film Festival (I PremioVideoarte), Milan, Italy




Lectures/Workshops / Talks

2023:- Counterpublics. A discussion on Public Space, Master's Degree "Visual Arts", Department of Visual Arts and Art Sciences, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Ioannina, Ioannina

2022:- Artistic practices in public space, Hills and Fields, organized by EIGHT, critical institute for arts and politics, Athens

2019:- Notes and appeals, The art work in continuous negotiation,  EIGHT / ΤΟ ΟΧΤΩ, critical institute for arts and politics, Athens, Greece

2016:- Artistic Practices: Housing as social agreement, an ongoing archive ( with Sofia Dona)  #ThisIsACo-op Greek Pavilion, Giardini, 15th International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy *

2015: -Artist as organizer, “the shifting artist identity within the art collectives”, organized by: Université de Paris-Sorbonne, FR, Institut Supérieure des Beaux Arts (ISBA),FR, Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens

-Rencontres Art-Politique, “sustainability and art collectives”, organized by Gongle, Montreuil, Paris, France *

2013:-Expanded points (10 talks on contemporary art), “site-specific and the need for reality” organized by Lo and behold, House of literature , Lefkes, Paros

2011:-After the rage, talk on the Arab contemporary video production, Beton7, Athens

2005:-Nordic United World College,seminar and talk on engraving in contemporary art, Fjaler, Norway

2004:-Centre international les Recollets, conference on ubiguity(con Dr Claude Theoret),Paris,France

2003:-Universita di Roma la Sapienza, Master in science and communication, inv prof  Luisa Valeriani,Rome,Italy       

-Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma,inv prof Laura Salvi and Giuliana Stella,Rome,Italy

2001:-Universita di Bologna,dipartment of literature and philosophy,inv prof Paola Sega Zanetti,Bologna,Italy

2000:-Universita dell Acquila, dipartment of history of art,inv prof  Ester Coen, Acquila, Italy

          -Theatro National, whorkshop and conference ,org by Zerynthia, Habana, Cuba

1999:-Universita di Roma Tor Vergata,Master in new media,inv prof Bruno di Marino,Rome,Italy



Selected Bibliography (until  2005)

2005:-Efi Strouza, ’’Dafni&Papadatos’’, in cat Athens by Art,ed Municipality of Athens Cultural Organization,2005

2004:-Claude Theoret “Ubiquitas Anno 2004-Ubiquity and cosmology” , Janus 17/04 (english edition),p 43

-Elena del Drago,”quando l’arte diventa una scarica di elettricità”,il Manifesto,15,04,2004

         -Giuliana Stella,”Elettricità”,in cat Elettricità,Premio città di Terni,2004

2003:-Paola D’Andrea”impronte latenti” text in cat Inchiostro indelebile,edition HL Bettivò,Rome,2003

-Paola D’Andrea,”Le village global:une lecture gèographique de l’art” text in cat Luoghi d’ affezione-Europalia ,editions  Snoek,Gent,Belgium

-Angelo Capasso,”Lieux d’ affection.paysage,passage”text in cat Luoghi d’ affezione-Europalia ,editions  Snoek,Gent,Belgium

-Gianella Demuro,”La parola nella ricercha contemporanea dagli anni ’90 ad oggi”text in cat Del segno del suono della parola,ed Time in zazz,Sassari

-Maya Pacifico, in Flash Art, n 238 ,february-mars 2003

-Maria Rosa Sossai, “Radio Arte Mobile”, text in RadioArteMobile-User’s Guide,edited by Zerynthia

-Francesco Galdieri, in Tema Celeste, n 96,  2003

-Marco Izzolino, in Arte Critica, n 33, january-mars 2003

2002: -Antonella Crippa,”Start New Game: Jeux vidéo d’auteur”,text in cat L’Arte Del Gioco,edited by Mazzotta

 -Simona Barucco,”Light unit factories”,Umberto di Marino Artecontemporanea

-Maria Grazia Tolomeo,Paola Sega:”Ultime generazioni e new media,l’ arte europea alla fine del XX secolo,Ed:Clueb,Bologna,2002

-Daniela Bigi,”Archivio attivo”,in cat Archivio attivo,Centro arte contemporanea Carbognano 

-Frank Maes & Eva Wittcox:”Colori del Mediterraneo- Actuelle beeldende kunst in het Sant’ Andreareaziekenhuis te Rome, ed: S.M.A.K, Spring 2002

-Maria Grazia Tolomeo,”dalla videoarte ai videogiochi” in cat  Play,PDE edizioni , 2002

-Elisabetta Muritti:Art for two,Dafni&Papadatos,la tecnologia emozionante,ELLE,march 2002

-Maria Rosa Sossai “geografie dello spazio e paesaggi metropolitani” in Artevideo,storie del video d’artista in Italia,SilvanaEditoriale,Milano,2002

-Daniela Bigi:”una scena aperta” text in cat Antologia Romana,Galleria Bagnai,Siena

-Simona Creshi:tesxt in cat Antologia Romana,Galleria Bagnai,Siena

2001:-Simona Cresci: interview in Crudelia,oct/dic 01

-Teresa Macrì “ L’ isla sincretica”, text in cat Finestra su Venere, ed : De agostini Rizzoli

-Giacomo Zaza:”Arte contemporanea nell’era della privazione”text in cat Pulsioni Eversive

-Daliela Bigi ,Roberto Lambarelli:”La scena artistica romana”,interview,Arte e Critica,oct/dic 01

-Ermanno Krumm:”Piccoli scermi ai confini dell’irrealtà”,Corriere della Sera,

-Marcello Smarelli:”Gravità Zero”,Tema Celeste,Oct/Dic 2001

-Teresa Macrì:”L’ atelier tecnologico”,Il manifesto,3/7/01

-Mario Codognato:”Immersi nei media in assenza di gravità”,Il sole 24 ore,2/9/01

 -Lorenzo Benedetti : interview in cat Gravità Zero - Arte ,tecnologia e nuovi spazi dell’identità , PdE edizioni, Rome

-Maria Grazia Tolomeo : “Qualcosa di imprevedibile”  text in catalogue Gravità Zero, PdE edizioni, Rome 2001

-Bartolomeo Pietromarchi:“note a margine alla realtà dell’ immagine” text in catalogue Gravità Zero,

 PdE edizioni, Rome

-Sabrina Vedovotto : interview in cat. Artfiles, frontiere dell’ arte digitale in Italia, Castelvecchi Arte

-Ludovico Pratesi: “un obiettivo per esplorare il reale “,  cat “ 3ends:Roma” Bologna 2001

2000:-Ludovico Pratesi:text for “The master list of dead media”,Palazzo delle Esposizioni,Roma

-Teresa Macri: “Quei corpi videogame”,Il Manifesto,12/11/00

-Augusto Pieroni text in cat Melting Frame

-Augusto Pieroni :  in Juliet N 96  ,March 2000

-Salvatore Lacagnina:"Il medioevo della nuova comunicazione" in Tema Celeste, No78, March-April 2000

-Giacomo Zaza : Text in catalogue, AKROPOLIS,Pavia

  -Emanuela Nobile Mino: “Videoarte VS Videoclip”inArtbeat2,ed CastelvecchiArte,Roma

1999:-Maria Rosa Sossai :  in  Flash Art, Anno XXXII , no 217  summer 1999

-Bruno di Marino : “Artisti ad alta definizione “ in ARS , N. 18 ,June 1999

-Paola Magni: text in catalogue,FUORI USO-Ars Medica,Pescara,99

-Stefano Chiodi :  in Tema Celeste, supplemento N 76 Oct - Dic 1999

-Bruno di Marino : " Cahiers de (vi) d (é) oleance " in  Artel, N 2 1999

-Stefano Chiodi : text for Switching Rooms

-Ludovico Pratesi:  La Repubblica, 24/12/1999

-Bruno di Marino :” Visioni d’ artista-L’ultima stagione della creazione video in Italia”  in “Segno-Cinema”,No 15

-Bruno di Marino: text in catalogue , “Linea d’ ombra “ -Stile libero,SalernoInFestival

 -Bruno di Marino :text in catalogue ,”Pesaro Film Festival “ XXXV Mostra Internazionale Del Nuovo Cinema,

edizioni  Il Castoro

-Stefano Chiodi : text for the installation “Body count”  (Ass.Cult. FUTURO, April 1999)

            -Sandra Lischi : text in catalogue, INVIDEO ‘99 ,ed: Charta