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Polixeni Papapetrou

Born 1960 Melbourne, Victoria. Lives and works Melbourne.


Polixeni Papapetrou has been taking photographs since the 1980s and exhibiting widely since the early 1990s. Papapetrou has shown a consistent interest in costume and disguise throughout her career. In recent years she has focused almost solely on her family, in particular her daughter Olympia, who is often pictured wearing masks or dressed as figures from fairy tales or an imaginary past, acting for the camera.

Papapetrou has exhibited in Australia, the USA and Europe, including in the exhibitions Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2013–14); Between Worlds, Fotográfica Bogotá, Columbia (2013); Fundación Gilberto Alzate Avendaño Bogota, Columbia (2013); Lunch with Olympia, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven (2013); Photofestival Noorderlicht, Amsterdam (2012); 3rd Biennale Photoquai, Le Musée de Quai, Paris (2011); Tales from Elsewhere, European Month of Photography, Bratislava (2010); Athens Festival of Photography, Athens (2010); Seoul International Photo Festival, Seoul (2008); and After Alice, de la culture Plateau-Mont-Royal, Le Mois de la Photo, 9th Montreal Photography Biennale, Montreal (2005).

Papapetrou’s work has been collected by the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne; and Artbank, Sydney. International collections include Fotomuseo, Bogota; Museum of Fine Arts, St Petersburg, Florida; and Lanstinget, Gavleborg Kulturuveckling, Sweden.

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