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Panos Kompatsiaris

  • Panos Kompatsiaris has been at HSE University since 2015.


Panos Kompatsiaris works in the intersection of visual culture, cultural studies and media theory, focusing on the broader politics of media and culture. He has published articles and chapters on global art institutions, labour in the creative industries, working class and ethnic minorities in film, artistic populism, curating, animal studies and celebrity activism. He is the auithor of The Politics of Contemporary Art Biennials: Spectacles, of Critique, Art and Theory, Routledge, 2017 and co-editor of The Industrialization of Creativity and Its Limits Values, Politics and Lifestyles of Contemporary Cultural Economies (Springer, 2020).

Areas of research interest and potential supervision include: curating and media; contemporary art  institutions; othering and visual representations; creative work; digital ehtnography; animals and media.

Education and Degrees

  • 2015

    PhD in Art Theory
    University of Edinburgh
    Thesis Title: Curating Resistances: Crisis and the limits of the political turn in contemporary art biennials

  • 2011

    Master's in Visual Culture
    University of Edinburgh

  • 2003

    Degree in Economics
    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Student Term / Thesis Papers

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Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)

Contemporary Art and its Politics: Visual Culture, Social Practice and Activism (Master’s programme; Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design; field of study "42.04.05. Медиакоммуникации", field of study "42.04.05. Медиакоммуникации"; 1 year, 3 module)Eng


Articles and book chapters17



Center for Experimental Museology, Moscow 


Innovation Initiative Grant, The University of Edinburgh Development Trust (https://craftingvalues.wordpress.com/)

2010- 2014 

PhD Fellowship, Greek State Scholarship Foundation (I.K.Y)


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‘I Am Sure That These Events Will Make Next Year More Fun!’

The New Year is a time for making plans and adopting new resolutions. We have talked to HSE students and staff members about the events they are most looking forward to in the coming year, 2020, and about their wishes and hopes for the new year.

HSE University Launches New Master’s Programme in Critical Media Studies

HSE University’s new Master’s Programme ‘Critical Media Studies’, offered by the Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design, is now accepting applications for fall 2020. Programme Academic Supervisor and HSE Assistant Professor Panos Kompatsiaris explains what kinds of courses and research opportunities await the programme’s first cohort, and what makes the programme unique.

Greek Communications Professor Embraces Moscow Life

Originally from Greece, Pános Kompatsiáris was attracted to join the Higher School of Economics because of the university’s reputation for exceptional working conditions and fostering career development. Having spent the last ten years in a variety of cities, including Edinburgh and Berlin, Professor Kompatsiáris brings his background in economics, cultural studies and art theory to his current position as Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design at HSE.