Honorato Dalila

Honorato Dalila

Assistant Professor (tenured) with scientific field: “Aesthetics with emphasis on Image Semiology”.

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Dalila Honorato, Ph.D, is a facilitator of safe spaces for hosting the interaction of ideas around liminal issues in the frame of Art&Sci. Her research focus is on embodiment, monstrosity, the uncanny and the acrobatic balance between phobia and paraphilia. She is Tenured Assistant Professor in Aesthetics and Visual Semiotics at the Ionian University, Greece, guest faculty at Alma Mater Europaea, Slovenia, collaborator at the Center of Philosophy of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal. One of the founding members of the Interactive Arts Lab, she is the head of the organizing committee of the conference "Taboo-TransgressionTranscendence in Art & Science", the developer of the studies program concept of the Corfu Summer School in Hybrid Arts and a commissar of "FEMeeting: Women in Art, Science and Technology" launching in 2018 organized by Cultivamos Cultura, Portugal. She has been granted a sabbatical leave to develop her art & medicine research project "PARTS: on the agency of surgical leftovers", at RPI (USA), A+C-UNAM (Mexico) and Ectopia Lab (Portugal), in the Spring of 2019, having gynecological tissue and identity as focal points.




  • 2017-present "Body Parts project": on the agency of surgical leftovers
    - National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Arte+Science Research Group, Faculty of Philosophy and Literature, Mexico (sabbatical leave, spring semester 2018-2019),
    - Ectopia Experimental Art Lab, Lisbon, Portugal (sabbatical leave, spring semester 2018-2019),
    - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Arts Department (Troy, New York), EUA (sabbatical leave, spring semester 2018-2019),
    - Participation at the "Summer School 2018 on Art, Biology and the Environment" by Cultivamos Cultura, Odemira, Portugal (summer 2018).
  • 2015-2017 "Semiotics of Everyday Life project": issues on body and identity
    - Center for Philosophy of Science of the University of Lisbon, Portugal (sabbatical leave, winter semester 2015-2016),
    - University of Malta, Department of Gender Studies (Msida, MT) and Department of Anthropological Sciences, Malta (sabbatical leave, winter semester 2015-2016),
    - Marist College, Media Arts Department, Media Studies and Production (Poughkeepsie NY), EUA (sabbatical leave, winter semester 2015-2016).


  • Coordinator of the Art & Science Research Group at the Interactive Arts Lab (InArts Lab) - Ionian University (2017-present).
  • Co-coordinator of the working group "Media and Image Perception", with Dr. Brenda Murphy (University of Malta), at the research program COST "Appearance matters: Tackling the Physical & Psychological Consequences of Dissatisfaction with Appearance" (Action IS1210), (2013-2017).


  • Co-curating with Marta de Menezes of the performance "BKFF 0.1" (2018) by Isabel Burr Raty, at Cultivamos Cultura, Odemira, Portugal.
  • Co-curating with Marina Papasotiriou of the exhibition "Body ESC" (2017) with artwork by: Andrew Carnie (UK), Alkistis Georgiou (Greece), Marne Lucas (USA), Joseph Nechvatal (France), Kira O' Rilley & Manuel Vason (Finland & UK), Nikos Panayotopoulos (Greece), Ayse Gul Suter (Turkey), Hege Tapio (Norway) and Adam Zaretsky (USA) at the Municipal Gallery of Corfu, Greece.
  • Curating of the exhibition "iGMO" (2016) with artwork by Adam Zaretsky at the Municipal Gallery of Corfu, Greece.



As author

  • Honorato, Dalila, "The Symbolic Aesthetics of Shadow Play or the perseverance of puppet theater in the digital age", Y. Lang, G. Jianping and P. Feng (eds.), Diversities in Aesthetics: Selected Papers of the 18th Congress of International Aesthetics, Beijing: Peking University Press, 2013. ISBN: 9787516129401.
  • Honorato, Dalila, “Big, bad and ugly - the concept of 'the monster' in western culture”, Jale N. Erzen and Pelin Yoncaci (eds.), Aesthetics in Turkey: Turkish Congress of Aesthetics Proceedings, Ankara: SANART, 2007. ISBN: 9789944893091.
  • Honorato, Dalila, Ethos & Pathos: virtue and stregth of human expressions (publication of PhD Dissertation, text in Greek), Athens: Fagottobooks, 2005. ISBN:960-7075-97-8.

As editor

  • Dalila Honorato and Andreas Gianakoulopoulos (eds.) Taboo-Transgression-Transcendence in Art & Science 2017. Corfu: Department of Audio & Visual Arts - Ionian University, 2018. ISBN: 978-960-7260-60-4.
  • Dalila Honorato (guest-editor), Technoetic Arts Journal, 15:2 (special issue peer-reviewed with selected texts presented at the conference "Taboo-Transgression-Transcendence in Art & Science 2017") Intellect, 2017. ISSN: 1477965X.
  • Dalila Honorato and Andreas Gianakoulopoulos (eds.) Taboo-Transgression-Transcendence in Art & Science 2016. Corfu: Department of Audio & Visual Arts - Ionian University, 2017. ISBN: 978-960-7260-59-8.
  • Dalila Honorato (ed.) Metamorphoses of Corporeality: Art-Body-Technology. Corfu: Department of Audio & Visual Arts - Ionian University, 2015. ISBN: 978-960-7260-54-3.

Other publications

  • Video of the presentation "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad CRISPR?" at the roundtable "Do CRISPR monsters dream of synthetic futures" at the University of Toronto, Canada, by ArtSci Salon, with the support of The Fields Institute, Mark S. Bonham Center for Sexual Diversity Studies, McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology & LASER - Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (Leonardo/ISAST), FACTT and Cultivamos Cultura with Marta de Menezes, Mark Lipton and Karen L. Maxwell, 2018.
  • Video of the interview at the short documentary "Conversations with Contemporary Philosophers" with Claude Mangion (University of Malta) and Neb Kujundzic (University of Prince Edward Island, Canada) by Pukar Mani Ray (Kathmandu, Nepal), 2016.
  • Video of the presentation "Audiovisual Arts in Greece: creating meaning between media, science and society" at the International Symposium "disseminations – Media Cultural Practices for the Digital Age", organized by the Hochschule Darmstadt – University of Applied Sciences, Germany, 2016.


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