Vasilios Papaioannu

Department of Transmedia

Assistant Teaching Professor, Film

Vasilios Papaioannu portrait.

350 Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse, NY 13244-1210

Vasilios Papaioannu is a filmmaker, photographer and mixed media artist currently based in Syracuse, New York. In his work Papaioannu explores the fleeting dreamscapes of reality using noise, movement and disturbance.

He hybridizes different modes of filmmaking, unifying variegated media, primarily 16mm film, digital video and archival footage. His works have been shown in various venues around the world, such as Crossroads at SFMOMA, Anthology Film Archives, EXiS, FILMADRID, IBAFF, Montreal Underground Film Festival, Athens Digital Arts Festival, CICA Museum and Sharjah Film Platform. Papaioannu holds an MA in Communication, Text Semiotics and Cinema from the University of Siena in Italy and an MFA in Film and Cinematography from Syracuse University in New York. Papaioannu is currently an Assistant Teaching Professor at the Department of Transmedia, Film, in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University.


  • M.F.A., Syracuse University
  • M.A., B.A., Universit√† degli Studi di Siena