Dr. Constantinos V. Proimos is an assistant professor of history, theory and criticism of architecture at the University of Patras, Department of Architecture. He received a MA (1993) and a Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research, NY, NY, USA (2001), after studying sociology at Pantion University, Athens, art history and philosophy at the EHESS and at Paris I, Pantheon-Sorbonne in Paris and at Columbia University in New York. He has been twice awarded a Hellenic State Scholarship, once for his graduate studies and a second time for his postdoctoral research and he was a Helena Rubinstein Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York (1993-1994). He has published one book and several articles in Greek, English and French venues, has curated a number of exhibitions in Greece and abroad and has written extensively art and architectural criticism for a number of Greek and foreign venues. He has worked for Nancy Spector at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York for the retrospective exhibition of Rebecca Horn (1992). He has taught at Reid Hall in Paris with Luce Irigaray, at the universities of Crete and Cyprus, at the Technical University of Crete and at Cyprus University of Technology. Besides the University of Patras, he currently teaches at the Master’s program of the School of Architectural Engineering in Metsovion Technical University of Athens. He is a member of AICA-Hellas and an independent art critic and curator. He also serves in the board of trustees of Chrysostomos, The Literary Society of Chania and is the secretary of the artistic committee of the Municipal Art Gallery of Chania.
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