Artistic direction of exhibition/festival, Cultural and academic networking
Bill Psarras (1985) is an artist and academic. He is an Assistant Professor at the intersections of performance art, installation and digital arts at the Department of Performing and Digital Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of the Peloponnese. He has been a former adjunct lecturer at the same department as well as at the Department of Audio & Visual Arts of Ionian University (2016-2019) where he also conducted his arts-based postdoctoral research exploring the intersections of performance art, site, technology and geohumanities (State Scholarship). He has been awarded as an ARTWORKS Fellow of Stavros Niarchos Foundation (2020-21). He holds a PhD in Arts and Technology from Goldsmiths University of London (AHRC Scholarship), an MA in Digital Arts (University of the Arts London) and a BA/MA in Audiovisual Arts (Ionian University). His artworks have been exhibited in international festivals, group exhibitions and cultural institutions across Europe, US and Asia. His art practice is situated at the intersections of walking performances, text-based installations, video/digital art, poetry and music. His works have been exhibited across international art festivals and group exhibitions in cultural institutions across Europe and US (Onassis Cultural Foundation, MOMus, Thessaloniki Concert Hall, FILE, ADAF, WPA Experimental Media, Film and Video Poetry Society, ROOMS 2013, OUT(TOPIAS) Performance and Public Space, Fringe Bath UK, Move With (Out) etc.). He has published in various international journals (LEA, Technoetic Arts, IJART), conferences proceedings (ISEA 2013, Hybrid City, TTT, DCAC), book chapters (Routledge, University Studio Press) and symposia in the intersections of contemporary art, performance and urban-cultural studies. As a musician he has composed music for documentaries and self-released a series of e-albums across rock and ambient music. On 2017, he published his first poetry collection Tundra (Pigi Publications). He is the Art Director of contemporary art exhibition and festival organised by Primarolia organisation.