2007 Bachelor of Arts (Visual) Honours (First Class), Australian National University School of Art, Canberra

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019  Then, closer. ReadingRoom, Melbourne 
2018  Parting Words, Verge Gallery, Sydney
2015  Trips, Firstdraft, Sydney
2012  Two Dee/Three Dee, Platform Public Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne
2012  Drone dream, Sawtooth ARI, Launceston
2011  Error Machine, Canberra Contemporary Art Space
2009  oh eight/oh nine, Canberra Contemporary Art Space. Curated by Annika Harding
2008  Hum, Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019  Light Matter, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney. Curated by Ellen Dahl and Yvette Hamilton
2019  Power, Process, Structure, Tributary Projects, Canberra. Curated by Anja Loughhead 

2019  There is Fiction in the Spaces Between: 2019 John Fries Award, UNSW Galleries, Sydney. Curated by Miriam Kelly
2018  hold tight to your silence and wait, ReadingRoom, Melbourne
2018  Painting Amongst Other Things, ANU School of Art Gallery, Canberra. Curated by Peter Alwast, Raquel Ormella and Su Yilmaz
2018  New Sacred, Mosman Art Gallery. Curated by Katrina Cashman, Elizabeth Chang, Jane Gillespie, Sophia Kouyoumdjian
2018  National Works on Paper Prize, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria  
2017  PRIMAVERA 2017: Young Australian Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Curated by Sophia Kouyoumdjian 

2017  Young Moderns, Penrith Regional Gallery, Sydney
2016  YOU ARE INVITED, Watters Gallery, Sydney
2015  Parramatta Artist Studios @ Artspace, Artspace, Sydney. Curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor, Talia Linz and Sophia Kouyoumdjian
2015  Annual Auction, Firstdraft, Sydney
2015  Art on Paper Award, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sydney
2015  Going Steady, ANCA Gallery, Canberra. Curated by Annika Harding
2014  Wanderlust, M16 Artspace, Canberra. Curated by Annika Harding
2014  City Of Whyalla Art Prize, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide
2013  City of Whyalla Art Prize, Middleback Theatre, Whyalla
2011  2 x 4, M16 Artspace, Canberra. Curated by Ruth Waller
2011  Drawn, Brunswick St Gallery, Melbourne. Curated by Laura Couttie
2011  Works on Paper Prize, Brunswick St Gallery, Melbourne
2010  This Way Up, M16 Artspace, Canberra. Curated by Ruth Waller
2008  Brett Whiteley Traveling Art Scholarship Finalists Exhibition, Sydney 
2007  Brett Whiteley Traveling Art Scholarship Finalists Exhibition, Sydney

Awards, Prizes, Residencies & Commissions
2019  Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award - Finalist
2019  John Fries Award - Finalist 
2018  Parramatta Artist Studios artwork commission

2018  Megalo Print Studio + Gallery - Artist in Residence
2018  National Works on Paper Prize, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery - Winner of the Ursula Hoff Institute Award for Postgraduate                              Excellence in Visual Art and Music. Judges: Victoria Lynn and Dr Kyla McFarlane.
2017  Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris - Studio Residency                                                                                                                                                  2016  Fisher's Ghost Art Award- Finalist (open category)
2016  Art Gallery of New South Wales Paris Studio - Recipient

2016  Eva Breuer Travelling Art Scholarship - Winner. Judges: Isobel Parker Philip and Lou Klepac.
2015  Parramatta Artist Studios-Studio Residency
2015  New South Wales Artists’ Grant, National Association of Visual Arts (NAVA)
2015  Art on Paper Award, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery -Finalist
2014  Parramatta Artist Studios - Studio Residency
2013  City of Whyalla Art Prize - Highly Commended
2012  PhotoAccess Arts Centre - Artist in Residence
2012  Arts ACT Project Funding Grant
2011  ANU School of Art- Alumni in Residence
2011  Brunswick St Gallery Works on Paper Prize - Finalist
2008  Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship - Finalist
2007  Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship - Finalist
2007  Emerging Artists Support Scheme Award

2019  Critic's Choice, by Isobel Parker Philip. Art Collector, Oct-Dec 2019
2019  Artist Elena Papanikolakis on breaking the mould and pursuing her passion, by Anastasia Tsirtsakis. Neos Kosmos
2019  In the Galleries: Five Shows to See this September, by Will Cox. Broadsheet Melbourne
2019  Process: Elena Papanikolakis, Artist Profile, Issue 47
2018  New Sacred, Artist Profile
2017  Young Artists Look to their Ancient Futures in Primavera, by Naomi Gall. Art Guide Australia
“Free, noisy, fickle and brilliant”: Primavera’s Ancient Futures Have Arrived, by Nicholas Carolan, Grazia
2017  Primavera, by Chloe Wolifson. ArtAsiaPacific

2017  Primavera 2017: Young Australian Artists, by Sophia Kouyoumdjian. Published by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
2016  Elena Papanikolakis by Alexandra English.
2015  Review, Going Steady by Jessica Oliver
2012  Art Monthly Australia, "Victoria". August 2012, page 60.
2012  Art Monthly Australia, "Opps". April 2012, page 64.
2010  This Way Up, Australian National University, Canberra ACT
2009  Evolution in Retrospect, The Canberra Times, Panorama February 28 2009
2009  oh eight/oh nine Exhibition, BMA Magazine, Feb 19 2009
Curatorial Projects
2017  MCA Artbar ‘THE NEW AGE’ with Kynan Tan, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia 29 September 2017

2018  Art Month Workshop, Dulwich Hill School of Visual Arts & Design, Sydney
2017  Collage and texture, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney
2016  Magical mobiles with Linda Brescia, Parramatta Artist Studios, Sydney
2016  Drawing and stories with Felicity Castagna, Parramatta Artist Studios, Sydney
2015  Cutting out Matisse with Mason Kimber, Parramatta Artist Studios, Sydney

Selected Artist Talks/Panel Discussions/Interviews

2019  Panel Discussion as part of the Light Matter Symposium, University of Technology Sydney, 24 August 2019

2019 ‘Exposed: Confronting photography through New Australian Writing’ development day at the Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
2018  New Sacred, Canvas: Art and Ideas, FBI Radio, 2 September 2018
2018  Making Room: Sacred spaces from the public to the private. With Jane Gillespie and Marikit Santiago. Mosman Art Gallery
2018  FOMart Casual Chats. With Anna McMahon and Tom Polo, Art Gallery of New South Wales
2017  Artist Talk- Primavera 2017: Ancient Futures. With Jacobus Capone, Adam John Cullen, Nicole Foreshew, Dave Johnston and Sophia 
          Kouyoumdjian, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney
2015  Artist Talk, Mover & Makers, Parramatta Artist Studios, Sydney

2015  Panel Discussion, Studio Stories, Parramatta Artist Studios, Sydney
2015  Artist Talk, Trips, Firstdraft, Sydney
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

The Molonglo Collection
ACT Legislative Assembly
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