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FILM PORTFOLIO - ENGLISH
PHOTOGRAPHY PORTFOLIO - ITALIAN


2016

  • participation in the creation and care of an exhibition organized by the "Vignato Foundation for Art", in Vicenza
  • participation in a public collective exhibition with four photographic works, at Bocciodromo (Vicenza)
  • Collective exhibition with collaboration of the photographic group ADF at the Antica osteria Trastevere (Vicenza) during the Jazz Festival
  • Publication of a personal project "Violent Youth" on a paper / online magazine by BlueLit
  • Publication of a personal project "Violent Youth" by an online collective "Fashion Grunge" (attached as a folder)

2017

  • Work involvement at Kiev, Ukraine during Design Week 2017
  • Admitted to pre-selections for admission to the "Master of Photography" contest including 10 photographers exclusively selected, in 11th place.
  • Work experience at two fashion shows by fashion designer Mario Dice as backstage photographer

2018

  • Publication of a visual communication project "behind third parties" on venezia.it and other local portals (in collaboration with Marina Marques and Matteo DeLuca)
  • Publication of personal works on blackhaus casadiringhiera (online magazine)

2018 

  • Personal exhibition, YPOSXOME at L’Idea showroom (Piazza Dei Signori 56, Vicenza), curated by Robert Phillips
  • Fabricante at FABRICA, in Treviso, during Michelle Mallard's curatorship as artistic director and during the return of Oliviero Toscani as Fabrica's department head, later thanks to this experience we participated in several workshops with Jonathan DeVilliers, Rejene DalBello, Anastasia Panayiotidou, Erik Kessel and others
  • Participation during the Nantes Festival during "NANTES UTOPIALES HACKATON, 2 & 3 November 2018> AsterIdea> BE HUMAN IN SPACE"
  • participation as assistant photographer at the VENEZIA PHOTO with VINCENT PETERS and  JULIA FULLERTON-BATTEN


2019


  • exhibition with the collective FROM DISCO TO DISCO with other photographers at Tela Bianca (Vicenza)
  • selected for a collective exhibition for Vittorio Sgarbi and his iniative  I MILLE DI SGARBI  
  • exhibition with KLIM KUTSEVSKYY AND EMANUELE CANTO', for APERITIVO AL VERDE 
  • 6 months period in the department of “Art 'n Sound “ at NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences (Leeuwarden, Netherlands)


2020


  • Art Residency VACANT ZONE with Zoya Shokoohi (artist/curator), Matteo Innocenti (curator) and Payal Arya (artist), lasting 9 months


2021




2022

  • Selected along 150 European talents for the third edition of Fresheyes, and publication in Arles Rencontres 2022 associated with GUP Magazine
  • Group presentation at HAUTE Photographie Amsterdam, September 2022 
  •  Master course started in September 2022 at the Higher Institute for Artistic Industries (ISIA) for the Second Level Academic Diploma in Photography
  • Interview by Gabriela Gawęda for Fresheyes



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Alexander Dimitrios Papadopoulos (1996) had developed a practice that is rooted in the search for the origin. His dual citizenship, Greek and Italian, has informed his artistic research that is caught between eastern and westner values, images, impressions. Both the mundane and the sacred are present in his works, be they filmic, photographic or mixed-media productions.

Papadopoulos graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in New Technology of Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice in 2021, and in the same year has delivered his latest short film titled The Black Sun, accepted in the selection of Short Film Corner at Festival de Cannes. The film revolves around the concept of the end – the end of mankind as we know it, the end of the world, the end of a relationship. Endings as the conclusion and beginning of a new cycle, both deadly and generative, as a process of acceptance that provides us a chance to be born again with new flesh and a wiser conscience.
This is a recurring theme in Papadopoulos’s work that can be found also in the film Icaro I (2019), shot in the Netherlands while researching at the NHL Hogeschool, and further developed with the performance Viaggio verso il centro del sole (2020), a sound interpretation of the Greek myth of Icaro that in this work developes a different, somehow modern conscience and understanding of his fate: in our modern times where every step we take is a step towards burning ourselves, accepting our fate is the only way to trascend it. Icaro can only lose himself and be one with light is.

The theme of the sun is explored also through the installation A Message from Home (2019) and comes back again with distance to sun, Water Resonance (2021), made in collaboration with Giorgia Baschirotto, filmed during a trip through Greece and its islands as a part of the project La zona, a digital array of images and films collected through the years as fragmented memories that binded together get a new meaning, a new singular identity.

Through his art practice he had the opportunity to take part to residencies such as Vacant Zone together with artist Payal Arya (2020) and Fabrica during Michelle Mallard’s curatorship (2018), and to exhibit his work through the solo show Yposxome, curated by Robert Phillips (2018).
In 2022 he is publishing his first book titled Ilios: verso la tua luce rossa, a work about metamorphosis, the parallel between the warmth of the sun and the person we love, the imparmenence of memories and sedimented images that continue to create new layers of life.

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