Bill Balaskas

Lecturer Theory for BA (Hons) Digital Film & Screen Arts and BA (Hons) Computer Games Arts, UCA Farnham

Academic, School of Communication Design, School of Fine Art and Photography

Bill Balaskas joined UCA Farnham in 2013, as the Leader of Critical Theory for two courses: the BA (Hons) in Digital Film and Screen Arts, and the BA (Hons) in Computer Games Arts.

He has also contributed to the MA programmes of the School of Film and Media and is a board member of the School of Fine Art and Photography.

Bill has studied at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (BSc in Economics), the University for the Creative Arts (BA in Video Arts Production) and the Royal College of Art (MA in Communication Art and Design). In 2016, he completed his PhD at the Royal College of Art, in the programme of Critical Writing in Art and Design.

Bill Balaskas website

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy:

  • Member of the Association of Art Historians (AAH)
  • Member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).
  • Editor for the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA) (since 2012), published by MIT Press, Goldsmiths University of London and New York University.

Awards, Grants and Commisions:

University for the Creative Arts Research Fund

Mildura Biennale Residency Award (10th Mildura Biennale, Mildura, Australia)
University for the Creative Arts Research Fund

Nomination (longlist) for the Prix de la Jeune Scène Artistique Méditerranéenne (Jean-Luc Lagardere Foundation & HYam)
Royal College of Art Research Methods Fund
Royal College of Art School of Humanities Event Fund
University for the Creative Arts Research Fund

Nomination for the AUDI Art Award for the most innovative young artist (Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany)
Royal College of Art Research Methods Fund

Nomination for the ALICE Award for the most important emerging artist (Global Board of Contemporary Art)
Representation of the UK in the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad (World Event Young Artists, Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK)
Representation of the UK in Maribor 2012 European Capital of Culture (Cultural Embassies, Vetrinj Mansion, Maribor, Slovenia)
Comité International d'Histoire de l'Art Bursary (33rd Congress of the International Committee of the History of Art - CIHA 2012)
Royal College of Art Bursary

Nomination of Parthenon Rising (II) for The Constance Fairness Foundation Prize
European Cultural Foundation/Open Society Institute Travel Grant
Association of Art Historians Conference Grant
Royal College of Art Bursary

Commission of Darkness as the first ever project of contemporary art presented by the Jewish Museum of London
Animate Projects/APEngine commission for Melting Point (‘Rough Machines’ commissions)

Best Experimental Film Award for The Origin of the Complex of Identification in Crash Fest, Thessaloniki, Greece
Royal College of Art Bursary
Royal College of Art Travel Award

Jury Member in EMERGEANDSEE Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
Distinction for Reminiscent Light (Project Proposal) in Iraqi Memorial International Call for Artists
Royal College of Art Bursary

Gold Remi Award for Eros (Screenplay) in Worldfest Houston International Film Festival, Texas, USA

Distinction for Faraway from Theoklymenos’ Country (Short Story) by the British Council of Greece

Research Outputs

Key outputs on UCARO:

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