Dr Penelope Petsini
lecturer, art & photography theory, Athens School of Fine Art

Penelope Petsini studied photography at University of London, Goldsmiths College (MA in image and communication) and University of Derby (PhD). Her research interests, both in terms of theory and practice, focus on photography and its relation to personal and collective memory, history and politics. She has exhibited and published extensively both in Greece and internationally. She curated a series of exhibitions, the most recent being Another Life (Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, May-December 2016) and Sites of Memory (Benaki Museum, Athens, June-July 2016). Part of her 10-year research on the Cold War, a collaborative project with Nikos Panayotopoulos, has been presented in the solo exhibitions Aufarbeitung: The Wall in the State Museum of Contemporary Art Biennial, and Restricted Areas.

She has had affiliated appointments as lecturer of photography theory since 2004 (Department of Photography & Audiovisual Arts, TEI of Athens; School of Architecture, University of Patras). She has been the course leader of the photography course of Life-Long Education Program, Department of Visual and Applied Arts, University of Western Macedonia (2012-16) and of the seminars “Photography: Contemporary Theory and Practice” at the Hellenic Center of Photography (2013-16). She is currently lecturing at the photography courses of the Athens School of Fine Art.

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