Anastasia Philimonos

Anastasia Philimonos is a PhD candidate in Art History (The University of Edinburgh) and curator based in Edinburgh. Her thesis examines the impact of the relationship between immaterial (digital) and material planes on the reconfiguration of the concept of the border in contemporary art and curating following the rise of digital technologies. She has curated exhibitions and programmed events for Collective Gallery, Rhubaba Gallery and Studios, and Hospitalfield Arbroath.

Host HEI: Karlsruhe University of Art and Design and its partner institution, the Centre for Art and Media Karlsruhe.

SFC Saltire Emerging Researcher project: Anastasia joined the practice-based research project BEYOND MATTER: Cultural Heritage on the Verge of Virtual Reality

Anastasia undertook a three-month research exchange at Karlsruhe University of Art and Design (HfG) and its partner institution, the Centre for Art and Media Karlsruhe (ZKM). Throughout the duration of her exchange, Anastasia was based in Karlsruhe where she joined the practice-based research project BEYOND MATTER: Cultural Heritage on the Verge of Virtual Reality (2019-23), initiated and managed by ZKM, in collaboration with six partner institutions: Centre national d’art et de culture Georges Pompidou; Weiss AG; Ludwig Múzeum – Kortárs Művészeti Múzeum; Tallinn Art Hall; Aalto University; Tirana Art Lab.

Through the digital recreation of two landmark exhibitions, Les Immatériaux (1985) and Iconoclash (2002), BEYOND MATTER aims to develop innovative ways of experiencing and preserving cultural heritage. As part of her exchange, Anastasia contributed to the conceptualisation, writing, and editing of the scientific glossary of key terms part of the publication that will display the research results of BEYOND MATTER, as well as to the development of the research/resource extension of the project’s website.


View into the 3D environment of the digital experience of ‘Iconoclash’ © ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe; Development: Netzbewegung, Matthias Heckel; Design advisor: Schroeder Rauch

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Email: aphilimo@ed.ac.uk