Founding Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, American University of Cyprus (AUCY) in Larnaka
Dr. Ioannis Michaloudis is a visual artist researcher and academic, internationally acknowledged as a leading researcher in Art&Science, and the first to research the application of the nanomaterial silica aerogel in visual arts and design.
His career began in Paris, at Sorbonne University, where he presented his thesis on Visual Arts in 1998 on the “Elastic Arts”. After receiving a Fulbright Award, in 2001 he undertook a postdoctoral research on art and nanotechnology at MIT where he started his research on the application of silica aerogel in visual arts installations. He had a solo exhibit in the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens and in 2007 he won the Golden Lighthouse in the XXIVth Biennale of Alexandria, Egypt.
He is the author of copious journal papers and two book chapters, and he has been invited to more than twenty international art and science exhibitions and conferences. Dr. Michaloudis was coordinating the post-graduate program in Visual Arts at Charles Darwin University, Australia. He is an adjunct Professor at the International Space University in France and a Research Associate at NCSR “Demokritos” in Greece. In 2018 he had exhibited at the MIT Museum for the retrospective exhibition “50 years CAVS” and started a collaboration with Maison Boucheron Paris for the creation of the first-ever high jewellery made of the NASA’s nanomaterial silica aerogel. Since October 2020 he is the Founding Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the American University of Cyprus (AUCY) in Larnaka. An astonishing achievement of Michalou(di)s is that at the end of 2021, two of his silica aerogel artworks will be part of Carnegie Mellon’s University MoonArk project rocketed to the Moon to exist there for billions of years.