PROFESSOR

Panos Kouros is an artist and art theorist, His research focuses on contemporary public art, archive art practice, ruin aesthetics and politics of memory, institutional critique, education as art project. His work (propositions, actions and curatorial projects) comprise conceptual practices and dialogic-archival processes and take form through interpersonal actions during performative works. They have been extensively published and presented in many art venues in the US, Greece, Germany, Mexico, China, Italy, UK and other countries. He has proposed the idea of "performative archiving action" in social urban spaces (Archive Public, 2012), which he researched in a series of works, such as Mnemeden (Thessaloniki, 2001-02), Locus Solus Public: Conversations Curatives (London, 2009), Adopting the Archive of Contemporary Greek Art Institute (Athens, 2012), Holidays in Greece (Berlin, 2012). He is co-founder of Gregorios Pharmakis plural person and member of Urban Void intervention collective. He has been Research Fellow at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS), MIT, at the Institute of Cultural Studies (2010, 11) and at the Deparment of Musicology and Media Science (2016), at Humboldt University. He taught at the Department of Architecture, MIT and other Universities. He has a Ph.D. from the Architecture Department at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, M.Sc. in Visual Arts, ΜΙΤ, M.Sc. in Architecture, Columbia University, Diploma in Architecture, NTUA. He has published articles and research papers on contemporary art in Greek and international scientific journals, conference proceedings and book chapters. He has published, among other, the books: Archive Public: Performing Archives in Public Art. Topical Interpositions, 2012. Acts of Uttering-together, Athens: Futura, 2008. Constructing the Public Sphere: Topical Works 2002-07, Athens: Futura, 2007.