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Polina Zioga (based in Glasgow, UK, born in Athens, Greece) is a multimedia visual artist and currently a PhD Ft Research Student at the Digital Design Studio of The Glasgow School of Art (UK), working with digital technologies and new media, creating prints, videos, installations and live audiovisual performances.
Through her current research she is investigating the use of brain-computer interfaces, aiming at developing applications in the context of interdisciplinary audio-visual art-projects and performances.
At the same time central issues of her artistic practice are issues such as corporeality through personal experience and autobiographical references, the reversal and the concepts of metamorphosis, soul, time and decay, drawing a course from the inside/personal to the outside/collective.
Polina Zioga is also a member and participates in national and international organizations and platforms for the visual and new media arts (Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece, ArtUP! Digital Collection of the Goethe-Instituts in Ankara, Athens and Sofia, Northern Video Art Network, NOVA) and she works as a visual arts and animation instructor. Since 2004 her work is being presented internationally in art exhibitions, video-art and film festivals and international video-art programs.
2014-today The Glasgow School of Art, Digital Design Studio: PhD Full time. Awarded: The Global Excellence 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.
Awards - Scholarships
2014 The Glasgow School of Art: The Global Excellence PhD Studentship 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, created by 17 students of the 9th Elementary School of Ag. Dimitrios (Attica, Greece) with the guidance of the Visual Arts and Animation instructor Polina Zioga.
2005 The Hellenic National Scholarship Foundation: scholarship for excellence in studies at the Visual Arts Department of the Athens School of Fine Arts.
2012 “The Shelter”, Fournos Center for Digital Culture, Athens, Greece.
2008 “Pro-Art” art gallery, Athens, Greece.
Artist talks - Lectures
2010 “Five visuals artists discuss about the use of new media in art: Eleni Dimitropoulou, Dimitra Ermeidou, Athina Robie, Eftichia Tzanetoulakou, Polina Zioga”, “Art-Act” art space, Athens, Greece.
2009 Presentation – open discussion with G. Kazazis, professor of the Athens School of Fine Arts, “Art-Act” art space, Athens, Greece.
Screenings in Video-Art and Film Festivals - Performances
2014 “Oslo Screen Festival 2014”, Oslo, Norway.
2014 “HOME network: Connect and Pray_”, AUTH Faculty of Engineering, Thessaloniki, Greece.
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.
2010 Live visuals @ tasman’s live musical performances.
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
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.