CV/BIO – Agelos Papadakis

Agelos Papadakis’ training was in traditional glass blowing, casting, architectural glass and engraving. His postgraduate studies prompted him to break away from tradition by investigating the conceptual interplay created between diverse media such as glass, multimedia and video projections, exploring and responding to the needs of the material during the processes of making.

His practice is a continuous exploration of the interaction between art, science and technology concerned with the human condition and experience. His work is informed by the complexity and impact of contemporary life on the individual, the nature of our relationship with the rest of the world and how art can help us understand what it is to be human.

“I am maker that loves innovation, experimentation and the process of creation. I like glass because it is a very difficult material to work with. Its long history and seductive properties binds it to craftsmanship, aesthetics and the admiration of its physical form. What fascinates me is the difficulty and challenge in disrupting ordinary perception and consequently activating the viewer to engage in an emotional and intellectual response to glass, away from its materiality as a final destination. My interest is in enhancing the conceptual and hermeneutic aspects of the glass object, combining it with sound, video and other multimedia forms in installations.” 

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09.2007 – 06.2009
Master of Fine Art, Edinburgh College of Art
Master Class Course, Northlands Creative Glass, Lybster
10.2004 – 06.2007
BA (HONS) First Class in Glass and Architectural Glass, Edinburgh College of Art, Design and Applied Arts
09.2003 – 06.2004
BTEC (Art and Design) Distinction in Foundation Studies, Edinburgh’s Telford College, EDEXCEL


08.2022 – 09.2023Craft Hub International Craft Exhibition, Italy, Greece, Germany, Portugal, Ireland, Wales, Norway.
08 – 22.03.2018ODYSSEYS, Syn Festival, Summerhall, Edinburgh
10.02.2018Glass Impressions, Whale Arts, Edinburgh
06 – 30.09.2016ECA Alumni Glass Exhibition. Edinburgh College of Art Main Building, Sculpture Court, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh
07 – 09.2016
Elemental, North Lands Creative Glass, Lybster, Coburg House Art Gallery, Edinburgh
29.08 – 10.09.2015
Inside out, Coburg House Art Gallery, Edinburgh
17.09 – 21.09.2010
OPOU GIS AND PATRIS, Old Ambulance Depot, Edinburgh
22.07 – 25.07.2010
Free and Reactive Edinburgh Arts Kollective, TAA, Big Red Door, Edinburgh
07.05 – 09.05.2010
6th International Festival of digital arts and new media, Technopolis, Athens
Esploratori della Bellezza, Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, BMW event, Milan, Italy
04.02 – 07.02.2010
Kinetica Art Fair, interactive art, London
01.11 – 07.11.09
Homecoming Shine 2009, group exhibition, Girvan, Carrick
21.08 – 29.08.09
Hot Box, sculpture, group exhibition, Edinburgh Lauriston Castle Glasshouse
03.06 – 13.06.09
Masters of Fine Art Degree Show, Edinburgh College of Art
14.05 – 24.05.09
Passing Through, interactive art & sculpture, group exhibition, James Taylor Gallery, London
24.04 – 26.04.09
Inter-Act, interactive art, group exhibition, Edinburgh Lauriston Castle Glasshouse
1.04 – 04.04.09
Maquette, sculpture, group exhibition at the Te Pooka, Edinburgh
27.02 -08.03.09
Third Wheel, sculpture, group exhibition, Embassy Gallery, Art’s Complex, St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh
Art n’Action, group exhibition, Alloa Town Hall
1.08 – 13.08.08
Big Case, sculpture, group exhibition, Edinburgh Lauriston Castle Glasshouse
25.08 – 06.09.07
28th Scottish Glass Society Annual Exhibition, The Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie, Glasgow
14.06 – 05.06.07
Centenary Degree Show, Edinburgh College of Art
Public Exhibition at Edinburgh International Festival Venue Edinburgh College of Art


Award for most innovative work at exhibition ‘Inside out’
Recipient of funding from the Arts Trust Scotland
Winner of design competition for Employability & Enterprise Service website logo, Edinburgh College of Art
Recipient of the Friends of North Lands Student Scholarship Fund
Recipient of funding from Hope Scott Trust
Recipient of scholarship from Edinburgh College of Art
Scottish Glass Society, Prize for the best work in the third year Glass exhibition


08.2009 Issue 636
The List, Box of delights,
Spring 2006
Scottish Glass Society Newsletter
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