Irini Mirena Papadimitriou
Creative Director • FutureEverything
Irini Papadimitriou is a curator and cultural manager, whose practice draws on interdisciplinary and critical discourse to explore the impact of technology in society and culture, and the role of art in helping us engage with contemporary issues.
Currently Creative Director at FutureEverything, an innovation lab and arts organisation in Manchester, she was previously Digital Programmes Manager at the V&A, where she initiated and curated the annual Digital Design Weekend festival and Digital Futures among other programmes; and Head of New Media Arts Development at Watermans, curating the exhibitions programme.
Her display, Artificially Intelligent, was exhibited at the V&A in 2018, confronting our complex relationships with technology and ideas surrounding AI, invisible technological infrastructures and boundaries of humanness.
In June 2021, she curated the large-scale outdoor exhibition YOU and AI: Through the Algorithmic Lens, accompanied by an online programme of events, for the Onassis Foundation in Athens. The exhibition took place in central Athens’ biggest public park and attracted over 90,000 visitors.
She has been a co-curator for the Arts & Culture experience at Mozilla Festival - in October 2019 she co-curated an exhibition on Better Machine Decision Making - and she is a co-founder of Maker Assembly, a critical gathering about maker culture. She is an Industry Advisory Group member for SODA (School of Digital Arts) at Manchester Metropolitan University, and an Advisory Board member for ONX Studio, a new major collaboration between Onassis USA and New Museum’s cultural incubator NEW INC.
She has been a recipient of curatorial research programmes including M0BIUS (Finnish Institute), Art Fund Jonathan Ruffer, Mondriaan Fonds and British Council. Irini has served as a jury member for Prix Ars Electronica (Interactive Art, Interactive Art+, Artificial Intelligence & Life Art), D&AD Awards, Lumen Prize, STARTS, Share Prize and ACM Siggraph (Distinguished Life Time Achievement in Digital Art).
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