- Assistant Professor:Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design / School of Media
- Programme Academic Supervisor:Critical Media Studies
- 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
PhD in Art Theory
University of Edinburgh
Thesis Title: Curating Resistances: Crisis and the limits of the political turn in contemporary art biennials
Master's in Visual Culture
University of Edinburgh
Degree in Economics
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Student Term / Thesis Papers
D. Filin, Motion Capture Technology in Modern Video Games. Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design, 2020
N. Ivanova, Political Endorsements of Hip-Hop Artists in US (2004-). Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design, 2019
K. Zemel, Archetypal Plots in Modern TV Series (on the example of HBO and Netflix Series). Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design, 2018
P. Pugacheva, Inclusive Theatre and Representation of Disability Culture in Media. Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design, 2017
- Book Kompatsiaris P. The Politics of Contemporary Art Biennials: Spectacles of Critique, Theory and Art. Routledge, 2017. doi
Articles and book chapters17
- Chapter Kompatsiaris P. Celebrity activism and revolution: The problem of truth and the limits of performativity, in: The Political Economy of Celebrity Activism. L. : Routledge, 2020. doi Ch. 10. P. 151-165. doi
- Article Kompatsiaris P. Curators, words and values: the branding economies of curatorial statements in art biennials // Journal of Cultural Economy. 2020 doi (in press)
- Article Kompatsiaris P. Biennial art and its rituals: value, political economy and artfulness // Journal of Aesthetics and Culture. 2019. Vol. 11. No. 1. P. 1-9. doi
- Article Mylonas Y., Kompatsiaris P. DYSFUNCTIONAL CULTURES AND THE MAKING OF HOMO ECONOMICUS: EXPERT PERSONAS AND LIBERAL CONSENT IN AUSTERITY REGIMES // Communications. Media. Design. 2019. Vol. 4. No. 1. P. 32-61.
- Article Kompatsiaris P., Lear R. Is Another Biennial Possible? Art, Time and Refusal // London Journal of Critical Thought (UK). 2019. Vol. 3. No. 1. P. 29-39.
- Article Kompatsiaris P. On the Heroisms of Today: Experience, Memory and Risk as Anti-fascist Politics in Contemporary Art // Third Text. 2019. Vol. 33. No. 3. P. 415-430 . doi
- Article Mylonas Y., Kompatsiaris P. Trolling as transgression: Subversive affirmations against neoliberal austerity // International Journal of Cultural Studies . 2019. P. 1-22. doi
- Article Kompatsiaris P. Aliens in the Mediterranean Sea: Monstrous Fish and the (Im)Possibilities of Kinship with Non-Human Others // The Enemy. 2018. Vol. 1. No. 1. P. 11-32.
- Article Kompatsiaris P. Contemporary art and left-wing populism: the Artist Taxi Driver as working class ideology // Journal of Visual Art Practice. 2018. P. 67-80. doi
- Chapter Kompatsiaris P. Dreamers and Other Sentimental Fools: Money, Solidarity and Ambivalent Populism in the Films of Aki Kaurismäki, in: The Films of Aki Kaurismäki: Ludic Engagements. Bloomsbury, 2018. Ch. 6. P. 101-116. doi
- Article Компациарис П. Colonizing the alien sound: Conceptual aesthetics and the conquering of the sonic other (trans. from English by Tatiana Pirusskaya) / Пер. с англ. // Новое литературное обозрение. 2017. № 148. С. 138-143.
- Article Kompatsiaris P. Whitewashing the nation: racist jokes and the construction of the African ‘other’ in Greek popular cinema // Social Identities. 2017. Vol. 23. No. 3. P. 360-375. doi
- Article Kompatsiaris P. Art Struggles: Confronting Internships and Unpaid Labour in Contemporary Art // TripleC – Cognition, Communication, Co-operation: Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society. 2015. Vol. 13. No. 2. P. 554-566. doi
- Chapter Kompatsiaris P., Mylonas Y. The rise of neo-Nazism and the web: social media as platforms for racist discourses in the context of Greek economic crisis, in: Social Media, Politics and the State: Protests, Revolutions, Riots, Crime and Policing in the Age of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube (Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society). Routledge, 2015. P. 109-130.
- Article Kompatsiaris P. Curating Resistances: Ambivalences and Potentials of Contemporary Art Biennials // Culture, Communication & Critique. 2014. Vol. 7. No. 1. P. 76-91. doi
- Article Kompatsiaris P. ‘To See and Be Seen’: Ethnographic Notes on Cultural Work in Contemporary Art in Greece // European Journal of Cultural Studies. 2014. Vol. 17. No. 5. P. 507-524. doi
- Article Kompatsiaris P. Novelty and the politicization of the creative field: Creative labour and the poetics of the ‘open work’ // Critical Contemporary Culture. 2012. Vol. 1. No. 1
- Book The Industrialization of Creativity and Its Limits: Values, Politics and Lifestyles of Contemporary Cultural Economies / Ed. by I. Kiriya, P. Kompatsiaris, Y. Mylonas. Springer, 2020. doi
Center for Experimental Museology, Moscow
Innovation Initiative Grant, The University of Edinburgh Development Trust (https://craftingvalues.wordpress.com/)
PhD Fellowship, Greek State Scholarship Foundation (I.K.Y)
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’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.
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.