Artist: Polixeni Papapetrou

Artist: Polixeni  Papapetrou

Polixeni Papapetrou is a Melbourne based artist.  Her work, she explores the 

relationship between history, contemporary culture and identity. Papapetrou 

has photographed Elvis Presley fans, Marilyn Monroe impersonators, drag  queens and body builders. In recent years, she has focused her attention to 

the subject matter of childhood.


Papapetrou exhibits widely in Australia and overseas, has received a number 

of grants and her work is held in numerous public collections. She holds a 

BA/LLB (Melbourne University), MA (RMIT University) and a PhD (Monash 

University).  Papapetrou is represented by Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne; 

Johnston Gallery, Perth, Stills Gallery, Sydney and Foley Gallery, New York. 


Awards include: Arts Victoria International touring grant, 2007; Australia 

Council New Work Grant 2007; Australia Council New Work Grant 2005; Arts 

Victoria Professional Development Grant 2003; Albury Regional Art Gallery 

National Photographic Purchase Award; Australian Post-Graduate Award 2002; 

Australia Council New Work Grant 2000.


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Exhibitions are online showcases of visual work by this artist.

Exhibition: Polixeni Papapetrou