Eleni Mouzakiti, Ph.D.
Visual artist, educator, curator, editor
Eleni Mouzakiti is a visual artist, educator for Art Photography Practice and Theory, and curator of photographic exhibitions and publications.
She studied German Language and Literature at the University of Athens (BA degree), FU Berlin and Ruprecht-Karl University of Heidelberg.
She holds an MA in Image and Communication from Goldsmiths College, University of London and a PhD in Arts and Humanities with a specialization in Photography as an Art Practice from Derby University, UK, School of Art, Design and Technology.
Eleni was a fellow of the State Scholarship Foundation, the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation and the DAAD -German Academic Exchange Service.
Her photographic work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions and festivals internationally. Her portfolios have been published in various magazines, newspapers, platforms, group and solo exhibition catalogues.
Her works belong to the collection of the Portland Museum of Art, Oregon, USA, the Museum of Photography of Thessaloniki, the State Museum of Contemporary Art, the ACG Art Collection and other private collections.
Eleni has designed, organized and taught the course of Photography at the Department of Visual Arts and Art Sciences of the Ioannina University, Greece (2002 - 2006) and the courses Creative Photography I & II at the Hellenic Center for Photography (2013-2016). From 2016 to 2018 she taught in the adult education program in photography of the Athens School of Fine Arts and from 2018 she teaches in the postgraduate program - MA in Photography and Visual Language - of AKTO / Middlesex University, UK.
She has also designed and implemented various educational projects – workshops in collaboration with photography clubs in Greece.
She organized, coordinated the production and curated numerous photography exhibitions and publications.
She is a founding member of The Provinces, a platform for photographers that collects and promotes photographic projects that deal with the Greek periphery.
She is also a founding member of Indexical: Photography and Theory Hub.
Eleni is fluent in English and German. She also speaks French and Spanish.
Committed to long- term projects in her artistic work she focuses on issues of 'absorptive' behavior in the public realm, leisure time geography, landscape as a fantasy of “belonging”, memory and history.