Sotirios Bahtsetzis

lives and works in
Athen (GR), Berlin (D)
Sotirios Bahtsetzis works as an art historian, independent curator, and art critic based in Athens and Berlin. In 2005 he received his PhD from the Technical University Berlin with a thesis on the history of installation art, and he was a Fulbright Fellow at Columbia University New York in 2009. He currently teaches at DEREE – The American College of Greece and at the Hellenic Open University. He has curated group exhibitions, including Roaming Images at the 3. Thessaloniki Biennial (2011), Paint-id. Contemporary Painting in Greece at the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art (2009), Women Only – Female Greek Artists from the Beltsios Collection (2008), Open Plan in Art Athina (2007), An Outing (2006), and Familistère I at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2002). He contributes to catalogs and art theory journals. Recent publications include: »Eikonomia: Notes on Economy and the Labor of Art« (e-flux, 2012), »The Time That Remains: On Contemporary Nihilism / How to Repeat the Avant-Garde« (e-flux, 2011), »Image-Wars: The Athens Riots as Dispositive and Event« (in Afterimage, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2010). He was research coordinator at the Museum of Installation. He is member of IKT, AICA-Greece, and the Ulmer Verein.

[Last update: September 2015]