ACCELERATE Greece

Funded by The Onassis Cultural Center 2014.

As the cradle of the World Wide Web, CERN is an eminent center of the digital cultures. As such, it is a highly inspirational place for artists and designers. The OCC and CERN have collaborated on the organization of a one month award dedicated research visit at CERN. The OCC intends to support Greek artists and designers who produce innovative art works.

The winning artist for Accelerate@CERN Greece is Nikos Papadopoulos.

Born in 1970 and lives and works in Athens. He studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1998-2003). In 2010 he obtained a postgraduate degree in Fine arts from the same institution. He has had five solo exhibitions and has participated in many group exhibitions. Since 2000 he has been a member of the Filopappou group.

The Jury for Accelerate@CERN (link sends e-mail) Greece was Christos Carras, Executive Director of Onassis Cultural Centre; Marilena Karra Artistic Director of Visual Arts, Onassis Cultural Centre; Dr Bilge Dermikoz, Member of the CERN Cultural Board; Ariane Koek, CERN Founder of Arts@CERN and former Head of the programme.

Nikos papadopoulos at CERN MediaLab, working on a piece.

 

Nikos Papadopoulos in ATLAS, during a visit in November 2014.

Read the full press release here.

Nikos Papadopoulos

Nikos Papadopoulos

As an artist, what is it like to be in such a big and complex scientific collaboration for a one month research? Nikos Papadopoulos, winner of Accelerate@CERN Greece, gives us a quick idea just before leaving after his month at CERN.

Accelerate@CERN Greece winning artist Nikos Papadopoulos from Arts@CERN on Vimeo.

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