Publications / Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • “Re-mapping the Territory: immersive exhibition practices in the expanded field”, in Gramma, volume 27: “The Cultural Politics of Space”, ISSN: 2529-1793 [], pp. 240-26, 2020
  • “Between the art canon and the margins: historicizing technology-reliant art via curatorial practice”, in Arts 8(3): 121, special issue “Art Curation: Challenges in the Digital Age”, guest edited by Dr Francesca Franco, Basel: MDPI, ISSN 2076-0752 [], 2019
  • “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, ISSN 2110-557X, pp. 64-70, 2016
  • “Curating Lights and Shadows, or the remapping of the lived experience of space”, in The Senses and Society, special issue “Art and Light”, London: Taylor and Francis / Routledge, ISSN 1745-8927, pp. 217-236, 2015

Book Chapters

  • “Far Away, So Close: spatial politics and the use of computer-generated exhibition models”, in Beyond Matter, Within Space. Curatorial and art mediation techniques on the verge of virtual reality, Karlsruhe: ZKM Center for Art & Media (forthcoming in June 2023)
  • “An analogue Sea in a Digital World”, in Elena Papadaki (ed.) Exhibiting the Analogue / Exhibiting the Digital – afterthoughts on an exhibition, London: University of Greenwich Galleries, ISBN 978-1466686595, pp. 4-9, 2020
  • “Bare Nothingness: situated objects in embodied artists’ systems” (with Eleanor Dare), in Ioannis Deliyannis and Christine Banou (eds) Experimental Multimedia Systems for Interactivity and Strategic Innovation, Hershey: IGI global, ISBN 978-1466686595, pp. 16-48, 2016
  • “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, ISBN 978-1-137-47101-7, pp. 197-212, 2015
  • “Katie Mitchell: intimate technologies in multimedia performance” (with Janis Jefferies), in Maria Chatzichristodoulou and Rachel Zerihan (eds) Intimacy: across visceral and digital performance, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN 978-0-230-34886-8, pp. 188-199, 2012

Edited Volumes

  • Papadaki, Elena & Maragiannis, Anastasios (eds) Digital Technologies in Interdisciplinary Creative Landscapes, London: Libri (forthcoming)
  • Papadaki, Elena (ed) Radical Immersions: navigating between virtual / physical environments and information bubbles – DRHA 2019 Conference proceedings, London: DRHA & University of Greenwich, ISBN 9780900822124, 2020
  • Papadaki, Elena (ed) Exhibiting the Analogue / Exhibiting the Digital – afterthoughts on an exhibition , with contributions by Mihalis Arfaras, Patrick Beveridge, Eleanor Dare, Carla Garcia, Jim Hobbs, Andrew Knight-Hill, Gabriel Menotti, Elena Papadaki, Dani Ploeger, Audrey Samson, Stamatis Schizakis, Systaime, Klio Krajewska, Michael Talbot, London: University of Greenwich Galleries & Incandescent Square, ISBN 978-1466686595, 2020

Curated Group Exhibitions

  • University of Greenwich galleries – jointly curated exhibitions, 2016-present (please see:, 2016-2022
  • “Critical Convergence: Greek Contemporary Artists in Dialogue with the (Recent) Past – part 2”, series of screenings – artists’ films (curated by Elena Papadaki and Stamatis Schizakis), EMST National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (Greece), [] (postponed due to COVID-19 regulations, currently included in programming for 2023)
  • “Radical Immersions”, international group exhibition (curated by Elena Papadaki, Klio Krajewska, Dani Ploeger), Watermans Arts Centre, London (UK), 6-20 September 2019 []
  • “Fast Forward to the Analogue: Vintage Immersions”, international group exhibition (curated by Elena Papadaki), Project Space – University of Greenwich Galleries, London (UK), 2 July – 3 September 2019 []
  • “Critical Convergence: Greek Contemporary Artists in Dialogue with the (Recent) Past”, series of screenings – artists’ films (curated by Elena Papadaki and Stamatis Schizakis), Fondazzjoni Kreattivita, Valletta (Malta), September 2018 (varied days and times)
  • “Blazing Buildings: Unleashing the Potential of the Archive”, video installations (curated by Elena Papadaki), Old Royal Naval College – Greenwich Maritime, London (UK), 31 August – 3 September 2014
  • “Fabrica Utopia”, outdoor video installations in the context of Fabrica Utopia new media festival (curated by Elena Papadaki), Andros (Greece), 14 July – 3 August 2014
  • “Cities Methodologies 2014 – Buildings on Fire: Towards a New Approach to Urban Memory”, international group exhibition (curated by Elena Papadaki and Stamatis Zografos), Urban Lab – Slade Research Centre, London (UK), 28 April – 2 May 2014

Exhibition Participation (work and text)

  • “Helix3.obj”, 3D-printed digital work, The Wrong [Again] – New Digital Art Biennale, Vitoria (Brazil), 7 April – 12 June 2016
  • “Playing with Fire”, series of educational archival clips that document the uses of fire, Cities Methodologies 2014 – Buildings on Fire: Towards a New Approach to Urban Memory, Urban Lab – Slade Research Centre, London (UK), April – May 2014
  • “Waiting for Moby Dick”, mixed media work in collaboration with Stamatis Zografos, The Mail Art on Books, Antikvariaatti Sofia, Helsinki (Finland), December 2013 – January 2014
  • “The Return of the Drive-in Cinema”, digital work, Urban Fabric, Access Space, Sheffield (UK), 3-23 November 2012
  • “Plan B – a joint proposal for the pavilion of post contemporary curating”, long listed proposal in collaboration with Stamatis Zografos and online exhibition [

Conference Papers

  • “Mycorrhizal Curation: minimal cognition for maximal cooperation” (with Eleanor Dare), Why Sentience? – ISEA 2020, 26th International Symposium on Electronic Art, Montreal (Canada), 13-18 October 2020
  • “Defining ‘Radical Immersions’ within the contemporary creative paradigm”, Introduction to the Conference – Plenary session (with Dani Ploeger), Radical Immersions: navigating between physical/virtual environments and information bubbles, London (UK), 8-10 September 2019
  • Critical Convergence: Greek contemporary artists in dialogue with the (recent) past, Creative Legacies: collaborative practices for digital cultural heritage, Valletta (Malta), 9-12 September 2018 [followed by a curated series of screenings under the same title]
  • “Space as Methodology: The Politics of Exhibiting the Moving Image in Public Spaces”, The Politics of Space and the Humanities, Thessaloniki (Greece), 15-17 December 2017
  • “Between the Library, the Learning Centre and the Media Centre: Digital Arts Research in Higher Education”, Forum of Ideas on Libraries and Contemporary Culture, Kozani (Greece), 12-14 May 2017
  • “Communicating Technology: Interactive Design and Interdisciplinary Collaboration in the Digital Arts”, DRHA2014 – Communication Futures, Digital Research in the Humanities and the Arts, London, 31 August – 3 September 2014
  • “Curating Lights and Shadows: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s Under Scan and the remapping of public spaces” [session: Illuminating Space – Art and Light: Reconfiguring a Sense of the World], Royal Geographical Society and Institute of British Geographers Annual International Conference, London, 27-30 August 2013
  • “Branding the border: Yang Fudong’s ‘First Spring’ and the Prada Foundation”, Border Reverb: Clandestino Festival, Göteborg, 8-13 June 2010
  • “Fiction stripped bare of its conventions: …some trace of her”, After Fiction, Copenhagen Doctoral School, Copenhagen, 3-5 June 2010
  • “The eternal self: Experiential interpretation of screen-based works of art”,Aesthetics and History, Stockholm University, Aula Magna, Stockholm, 25-26 February 2010
  • “Even better than the real thing: when fiction becomes more convincing than the truth – Stefanos Tsivopoulos’ documentaries”, Border Documents – CPH: DOX [International Documentary Film Festival], Copenhagen, 9-11 November 2009
  • “Curating Screens – Or, how the presentation of screen-based artworks defines their essence”, Art and Research: New Interfaces, Copenhagen, Royal Academy of Fine Arts,  5-8 June 2008
  • “Branding the visual arts: the life cycle of the art commodity within the University Education System”, European Congress of Visual Arts’ Education, 5-10 September 2005, Athens: EETE
  • “Showing the way: Greek contemporary artists deconstructing and encoding humanism”, 2ndBeijing International Art Biennale, Beijing, 22-25 September 2005

Panel Discussions

  • “Embedding equality, diversity and inclusion in the curriculum” (with Sarah Milliken, Hannah Lammin, Angela McArthur, Caroline Rabourdin, Susanne Isa, Ed Wall), SHIFT 2023 – 16th annual Learning &Teaching Conference, University of Greenwich, London, 11-12 January 2023
  • “Immerse Yourself In Us: the shift from ‘observing’ to ‘experiencing'”, Trajectories III – Technology Will Save Us?, Watermans Arts Centre, London, 17 October 2020
  • “Digital Cultural Heritage in the ‘land of the ancient’: the case of Greece” (with Anastasios Maragiannis and Maria Chatzichristodoulou), DRHA2018 – Creative Legacies – Collaborative Practices for Digital Cultural Heritage, Fondazzjoni Kreattivita, Valletta (Malta), 12 September 2018
  • “A2: performing the collective” (with the choreographer/performer Antonietta Mirto and the architect Stamatis Zografos), Collective Futures, Goldsmiths college, London, 3-5 March 2011
  • Humanities Un-Plugged (with representatives of the doctoral schools of Goldsmiths UoL, Freie Universität Berlin and the Doctoral School of Copenhagen), InterArt, Berlin, 11-14 November 2010
  • “Plan B – a joint proposal for the pavilion of post contemporary curating” (with Stamatis Zografos), Social Aesthetics, Goldsmiths college, London, 4-6 March 2010
  • “An approach on Sarah Cook’s ‘Toward a Theory of the Practice of Curating New Media Art’” (with representatives of the doctoral schools of Goldsmiths UoL, Freie Universität Berlin and the Doctoral School of Copenhagen), Art: Relations – Revisiting Crucial Concepts, Freie Universität, Berlin, 30 October – 1 November 2008


  • “Towards a Mycorrhizal Curatorial Practice”, series of workshop-based sessions for students of Digital Direction, Royal College of Art, London (UK), March 2020-present
  • “The Language of Visual Media”, series of workshop-based sessions for students of Digital Communication, Graphic and Digital Design, Web Design, Branding, 3D Animation, University Léonard De Vinci, Paris (France), 2019-present
  • “Visual Communication for the creative professions”, series of workshop-based sessions for students of Digital Communication, Graphic and Digital Design, Web Design, Branding, 3D Animation, University Léonard De Vinci, Paris (France), 17-21 December 2018
  • “Working with Images”, series of creative workshops (in collaboration with visual artist Aristea Gravou) in the context of the 3rd Andros festival, Andros (Greece), July – August 2017
  • “Displaying and Distributing new media work”, series of seminars and workshops (in collaboration with Professor Janis Jefferies) for students of Fine Arts and Arts & New Media, Delphi new media summer school (an international collaboration between Athens School of Fine Arts [Greece] and Paris XVIII [France]), Delphi (Greece), 9-21 July 2010
  • “Performance and performativity in screen-based works of art”, series of seminars for doctoral students of various disciplines (an international collaboration between Goldsmiths University of London, Freie Universität Berlin and Copenhagen Doctoral School), Laboratory: Methods of Interart Studies, Berlin (Germany), 16-18 November 2009

Exhibition Texts

  • “Filming the non-epic side of the journey to Antarctica: Stromness” in Anatopies II, Paris: INHA & Silo [unpaginated], 2013
  • “Alexia in Wonderland”, Alexia Xafopoulou, ex. cat., October 2006, Athens: Frissiras gallery, pp. 5 -8, 2006
  • “Arrogance: Guided Information and the view from the sofa”, Giorgos Divaris – Arrogance, ex. cat., Athens: Gallery 24, 2006, pp.15-17, 2006