Dr Ioannis Galanopoulos Papavasileiou (aka Yiannis Galanopoulos) is an Associate Professor of Art at Zayed University UAE, and a contemporary visual artist. His work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions in institutions in the UAE, Europe, the US, Australia, China and Japan. Most notably at Athens Photo Festival, the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts in Japan, the Venice and Florence Biennales, the Pingyao International Photography Festival in China, the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art in Korea, and the Eyes on Main Street Festival in the USA.
His expanded photography work examines the relationship between ideated, geographic and virtual place, as well as the connections between objects, artists, media, viewers and society. Ioannis writes on photography and film and is a regular contributor to scholarly research journals such as Taylor and Francis; The Journal of Visual Practice Research, CGRNet: and the Canadian Review of Comparative Literature.