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Panos Kompatsiaris

  • Panos Kompatsiaris has been at HSE University since 2015.


I work in the intersection of art theory, cultural studies and media theory, focusing on the broader politics of culture in capitalist societies. I have published articles and book chapters on contemporary art biennials in Europe, work and artistic labour in the creative industries, representations of ethnic minorities in Greek film, art and populism, working class representations in the work of Aki Kaurismäki and the predicaments of celebrity activism. I have recently completed a book on contemporary art biennials (The Politics of Contemporary Art Biennials: Spectacles, of Critique, Art and Theory, Routledge, 2017). My areas of interest/ potential supervision include: contemporary art; art institutions; visual culture; sociology of culture; institutional critique; cultural minority representations; work and labour in capitalism.

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 (2018/2019)


Articles and book chapters16



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.