Prof. Giaco Schiesser

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Prof. Giaco Schiesser

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Giaco Schiesser is

  • Professor for the theories of cultures and of media at Master Fine Arts / Zurich University of the Arts, ZHdK
  • Head Dossier Research of ZHdK
  • Head of  the  artistic PhD Programme „Fine Arts and Transdiscipliarity“, funded by Swissuniversities (together with Pof. Dr. Florian Dombois)
  • Permanent visiting professor for  artistic and scientific PhDs at University of Arts and Design Linz, Austria
  • Member  Executive Board Society for Artistic Research, SAR
  • Member Delegation Research of Swissunversities

Giaco Schiesser studied philosophy, cultural studies and German literature studies at Freie Universität (Free University) in Berlin, Germany. Afterwards he became an associate lecturer at Free University and assistant lecturer at University of Basle / Switrzerland, a scientific editor and, 1983-1993, a co-publisher of the scientific-political-cultural journal „Widerspruch“ (Zürich). From 1997 to 2002 he conceptualized and realized the establishment of the department „New Media (since 2008: Media Arts)” at the University of Art and Design Zurich as head of that department. From 1999 to 2002 he was a member of the direction of the department (together with Knowbotic Research and Margarete Jahrmann). 2002 appointment for professor. From 2002 to 2007 he was head of Department Media & Art at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Zurich/School of Art and Design Zurich (Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Zürich, HGKZ). Since the founding of Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) in 2007 he was head of its Department of Art & Media (DKM) till August 2017.
In addition, since 2009 he holds a visiting professorship for artistic and scientific Ph.D. at University of Arts and Design Linz (Kunstuniversität Linz), Austria. Since 2012 he runs a PhD group for artistic research at ZHdK within a PhD cooperation ZHdK- Kunstuniversität Linz, a PhD cooperation programme that has been enlarged and funded by Swissuniversitis since 2017 (PhD programme „Fine Arts and Transdisciplinarity“). And, since March 2013 he has been a member (since 2015: vice-president) of the Executive Board of Society for Artistic Research, SAR.

Giaco Schiesser has been teaching as a guest professor at various universities and Art Schools in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands and China. He has been invited to give lectures and workshops at Universities and Art Schools in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Georgian Republic, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland; China, Japan and the United States.

His work and his publications focus on: Epistemology, aesthetics, art research |Theories of cultures, media, subjects | Democracy, public spheres, every day culture

Mail:                       giaco.schiesser@zhdk.ch
URLs, personal:     giaco.schiesser.zhdk.chwww.xcult/texte/schiesser
URLs, Institution:   dkm.zhdk.chwww.zhdk.ch

 

 

 

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