Maria Paschalidou is a visual artist, photographer and researcher. She holds a PhD in Lens-based Media (De Montfort University, UK) and an MFA in Photography (Columbia College Chicago, USA). For her postdoctoral research developed in collaboration with the Department of Social Anthropology (Panteion University, Athens), she has been granted a fellowship from the State Scholarship Foundation (IKY).
Her research interests focus on the expanded uses of photography, video as post-production and the performativity of lens-based media through participatory practices and installations. Developing in visual statements, her artwork explores the complicated terrain of politics and aesthetics and has been presented in Europe, USA, Canada, Russia, Australia and Asia as well as published in exhibition catalogues and international book editions.
She is an Assistant Professor of Visual Arts and Moving Image at the Department of Culture, Creative Media and Industries; School of Humanities and Social Sciences (University of Thessaly, Volos).