Biography

Elena Papadaki is a Brussels-based academic and cultural practitioner. 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 posts at the Hellenic Ministry of Culture (department of Museum Studies), the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece and the International Council of Museums (ICOM), she has over ten years of professional experience in the arts and museum sector. A voting member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and the ICOM International Committee for audiovisual, new technologies and social media (AVICOM), her research interests lie in the intersection of screen-based arts, spatial theory, and audience reception.

She is currently a Senior Lecturer in Curation and Digital Arts at University of Greenwich, a Senior Tutor (Research) at the Royal College of Art, and a founder of Incandescent Square, a collaborative meeting point for research and design. With the latter, she has curated and managed projects in France, Greece, and the UK.

Professional memberships:

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)
  • Voting member of ICOM (International Council of Museums)
  • Voting member of AVICOM (International Committee for audiovisual, new technologies, and social media)
  • Regular member of CECA (International Committee for Education and Cultural Action)
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy – UK (SFHEA)