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Polina Zioga is an award-winning hybrid artist, researcher and lecturer. Throughout her career, she has worked in the creative industries, as freelance creative professional and in academia, teaching in both undergraduate and postgraduate level on the areas of Film, Visual Arts, Graphic Design and Animation. Additionally, she is an affiliate member of national and international organisations for the creative industries and the new media arts.

Her interdisciplinary background and studies in Visual Arts and Health Sciences has influenced her creative practice and peer-reviewed research, which for more than ten years has centred in the field of arts and the brain, combining creativity, technology and science. She holds a Ph.D from the Glasgow School of Art, while her expertise lies in the use of innovative technologies, with a focus on Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) and Eye-Gaze Tracking systems (EGTS), Interactive and Digital Media and Moving Image technologies. For her work and excellence, she has received grants and awards from prestigious sources, like the NEON Organization, Glasgow School of Art Global Excellence Initiative Fund, Connecting Cities Urban Media Lab as part of the European project ‘Connecting Cities: Participatory City 2014’, MyndPlay, the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Athens, The Hellenic-Dutch Association of Commerce and Industry (He.D.A.), the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic and others. In this frame, she has collaborated with esteemed organisations including the Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Northern Video Art Network (Finland, Norway, Greece, Hong Kong), iMAL (Brussels), Fournos Center for Digital Culture (Athens) and others.

Her creative work and research has been presented and published since 2004 in Europe, Asia, North and South America including: solo and group art exhibitions, performances, art fairs, exhibitions in museums and centres for the new media and digital culture, video-art and film festivals, international peer-reviewed conferences and invited talks and guest lectures.

Research Experience

Lectures & Teaching Experience

Publications / Publications about Polina Zioga

Qualifications
2014-2017 Ph.D. Full Time, Glasgow School of Art, School of Simulation and Visualisation (formerly known as Digital Design Studio), Global Excellence Initiative Fund PhD Studentship.
2002-2007 Athens School of Fine Arts, Visual Arts Department. Graduated: Magna cum laude.
1997-2002 National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Nursing.

Selected Awards, Grants & Scholarships
2015 MyndPlay: Sponsorship for ‘Enheduanna – A Manifesto of Falling’ Live Brain-Computer Cinema Performance and PhD research.
2014 NEON Organization: 2014-2015 Grant for Performance Production "Enheduanna - A Manifesto of Falling" Live Brain-Computer Cinema Performance.
2014 Connecting Cities Urban Media Lab as part of the European project ‘Connecting Cities: Participatory City 2014': Commission for the event ‘HOME SWEET HOME’ of the project ‘HOME Network’.
2014 Wildlife Vaasa International Nature Film Festival (Vaasa, Finland): Award in the Children Animations category for the ;;;->->?!?!(1,2,3...15)!!! short stop motion film. Directors: 17 students of the 9th Elementary School of Ag. Dimitrios, Attica, Greece. Producers: Polina Zioga & 9th Elementary School of Ag. Dimitrios, Attica, Greece.
2014 Glasgow School of Art Global Excellence Initiative Fund PhD Studentship: Awarded for PhD Full time study at the Digital Design Studio.
2013 13th European Meeting of Youth Audiovisual Creation – Camera Zizanio (Ilia Prefecture, Greece):
3rd award in the A category (4-12 years old) for the ;;;->->?!?!(1,2,3...15)!!! short stop motion film. Directors: 17 students of the 9th Elementary School of Ag. Dimitrios, Attica, Greece. Producers: Polina Zioga & 9th Elementary School of Ag. Dimitrios, Attica, Greece.
2006 Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Athens & The Hellenic-Dutch Association of Commerce and Industry (He.D.A.): Aegis and Grant for the exhibition ‘Conversing with Rembrandt - Young Artists are inspired by the great master’s work’ (Athens, Greece).
2005 State Scholarships Foundation (IKY): Scholarship for excellence in studies at the Visual Arts Department of the Athens School of Fine Arts.

Memberships
2017-present University College Union (UCU).
2013-present Northern Video Art Network, NOVA.
2012-present ArtUP! Digital Collection of the Goethe-Instituts in Ankara, Athens and Sofia.
2007-present Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece.
2016-2017 Creative Industries Federation, UK.
2015-2016 International Conference on Live Interfaces 2016 Scientific Committee.

Interactive Media Works Presentations
2015 “Enheduanna - A Manifesto of Falling” Live Brain-Computer Cinema Performance, CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, UK.
2014 “HOME network: HOME SWEET HOME”, as part of the European project "Connecting Cities: Participatory City 2014", Connecting Cities Urban Media Lab, Place Sainte Catherine, Brussels, Belgium.
2014 “HOME network: Connect and Pray_”, AUTH Faculty of Engineering, Thessaloniki, Greece.
2010 “tasman - live visuals”, Athens, Greece.

Solo Exhibitions
2012 “The Shelter”, Fournos Center for Digital Culture, Athens, Greece.
2008 “Pro-Art” art gallery, Athens, Greece.

Selected Screenings in Video-Art and Film Festivals
2015 "8th Festival PAME CINEMA", Athens, Greece.
2014 "Wildlife Vaasa International Nature Film Festival 2014", Vaasa, Finland.
2014 "4th International Festival Pequeno Cineasta", Brazil.
2014 "Digital Art Collections" Video Art Exhibition, "Ionikes Giortes 2014" Cultural Festival, Nea Smirni, Greece.
2014 “Festival Miden 2014”, Kalamata, Greece.
2014 “Oslo Screen Festival 2014”, Oslo, Norway.
2013 "13th European Meeting of Youth Audiovisual Creation – Camera Zizanio", Ilia Prefecture, Greece.
2013 "10th Naoussa International Film Festival", Naoussa, Greece.
2013 "Time is Love.6" international video-art program: TEA Museum (Tenerife, Spain), Contemporary Hotel Bloom! (Brussels, Belgium), STIFTELSEN 3,14 International Contemporary Art Foundation (Bergen, Norway), KULTER. Gallery (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Peanut Underground Art Projects (New York City, USA), Sazmanab Platform for Contemporary Arts (Teheran, Iran), Mori+Stein Gallery (London, UK).
2011 "8th Naoussa International Film Festival", Naoussa, Greece.
2011 "3rd Moving Frames Festival", Mytilene (Lesvos island), Greece.
2010 "ProjectOroom - Short Night II", London, UK.
2010 "International Film Festival of Patras City - 12th International Panorama of Independent Film and Video Makers", Patras City, Greece.
2010 "2nd Moving Frames Festival", Mytilene (Lesvos island), Greece.
2010 "Festival Miden", Historic Center of Kalamata, Greece.
2010 "Visions from the Future, International Video Contest, second edition 2010 .:Iridescent Worlds:.", Torino, Italy.
2009 “1st Moving Frames Festival”, Mytilene (Lesvos island), Greece.
2009 "Videologies", Tripoli, Greece.
2008 “Platforma Video 08 International Film Festival” , “Technopolis” of Municipality of Athens, Greece.
2008 “Festival Miden”, Historic Center of Kalamata, Greece.
2008 “Athens Video Art Festival”, “Technopolis” of Municipality of Athens, Greece.

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 "Whereabouts you are?", Reid Gallery, Glasgow School of Art, UK.
2013 "BLIKSEMEDITIE" presented by KULTER. gallery, St Joseph Church [Vluchtkerk], Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2012 "Ambientarte III: Il mediterraneo, un mare che unisce, un mare che divide", Municipal Gallery of Contemporary Art “Giovanni da Gaeta” & “Associazione 900”, Gaeta, Italy.
2011 "Undisclosed Recipients", the Art Foundation (taf), Athens, Greece.
2010 "DEPARTURES", Athinais Cultural Center, Athens, Greece.
2010 "ART-ATHINA 2010", Arteshop - Booth Μ2, Faliro Pavilion (TaeKwonDo), Faliron Delta, Athens, Greece.
2009 “Graduating Class 2006-2007”, Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece.
2008 “Picture-Space-Action 2”, “Technopolis” of Municipality of Athens, Greece.
2007 “Child”, “Paidon-Agia Sofia” Children’s Hospital, Athens, Greece.
2007 “Conversing with Rembrandt - Young Greek Artists are inspired by the great master’s work”, under the Aegis of the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic Ms. Dora Bakoyannis, “De Haagse Kunstkring”, The Hague, The Netherlands.
2006 "Conversing with Rembrandt-Young artists are inspired by the great master’s work”, under the Aegis of the Royal Netherlands Embassy, exhibition hall of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic, Athens, Greece.
2006 “Child”, Chantzikyriakeio foundation, Piraeus, Greece.
2005 “December 1st and every single day… a day against AIDS”, under the Aegis of the Municipality of Athens, Metro Syntagma exhibition area, Athens, Greece.
2004 “Body and Ancient Drama”, Kronos Factory, Elefsina, Greece.