Vangelis Ioakimidis


Curator, cultural engineer in photography/new media, private collection consultant.

Vangelis Ioakimidis is TransEurope’s Project Coordinator _ SEE Europe strand. He has curated more than 300 exhibitions and publications, and he has been collaborating with more than 100 organizations in 20 countries. He has also taken part in events, as: member of jury for books, contests and Biennale committees; nominator for the Prix Pictet; portfolio reviewer; speaker in conferences and seminars. He has extensive expertise in implementing European projects.

He had been the Director of the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography (2005-2015), as well as the Director of PhotoBiennale, while before that he had been the Artistic Director of the Skopelos Photographic Centre (2000-2005). He had also, been the Curator for the program on Photography at the Olympic Games in Athens 2004, while he had also been commissioned various projects by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture. Over a span of twelve years he has worked as production and coordination manager in “Contrejour” publishing house and “Camera Ιnternational”, and director of publications at “Photographies Magazine” in Paris.

He has studies on photography, cinematography and the audiovisual field (Université Paris VIII); on cultural technology and communication (University of the Aegean Sea, Greece); and on cultural economy (University Leonardo de Vinci, France).