Iro Katsaridou, Director, MOMus-Thessaloniki Museum of Photography (GR)
Iro Katsaridou is an art historian, Director of the MOMus-Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, recently coordinating the Thessaloniki PhotoBiennale, one of the earliest photographic festivals in Europe. Previously, she has been curator at the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki, working for exhibitions and art catalogues for almost two decades.
Iro has studied Art History at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Paris I – Panthéon- Sorbonne, as well as Museum Studies at the City University of New York (CUNY). Her doctoral dissertation (Aristotle University; 2010) treats the institutional discourse on contemporary Greek photography. She has taught art history and museum studies courses in several Universities in Greece, participated in international conferences, College Art Association (CAA) and Comité International d’ Histoire de l’Art (CIHA) included, edited collective volumes, and published contributions in edited volumes, journals and exhibition catalogues. Her research interests focus on photography (historical and contemporary), art and politics, and socially engaged art history as implemented in museum practices.
Photo credits: ©Antonis Vlachos