Sophia Kosmaoglou

art lecturer

Based in
Deptford, London, United Kingdom
Sophia Kosmaoglou | art lecturer

Rates: My fee for private consultations is £45 per hour or £80 for a two hour session. Course rates range from £9 to £12 per contact hour.

Make an enquiry Phone: +44 7875268641

I am an artist, tutor, curator and researcher who works collaboratively and across media to address the construction of identity through relationships, the subversion of convention and authority through performative representations and the limits of rationalism. My current practice engages with group dynamics, collectivity, cooperation and self-organisation. Blurring the boundaries between art, education and activism, my work questions the ontology of art, its social functions and institutional contexts, and creates opportunities to experiment with collective economies and collaborative learning environments. In 2015 I founded ART&CRITIQUE, an alternative art education network and in 2019 I co-founded the Radical Pedagogy Research Group. I am currently working on a participatory action-research project to start a co-operative art school, in order to provide a self-organised and sustainable alternative to mainstream art education. I am a member of AltMFA and former member of Exploding Cinema, The Field, Deptford Cinema, Body Politic and other collectives. I have a degree in sculpture and a practice-based PhD in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, where I taught studio practice and critical studies. I am a visiting tutor at Chelsea College of Arts UAL and have decades of teaching experience. My research interests include the relationship between art and politics, autonomy, socially-engaged art, avant-garde and underground art, institutions and institutional critique, pedagogy and art education, interdisciplinarity, art collectives, self-organization, alternative economies, identity, collectivity and group dynamics.

One-to-one lessons

Group Classes

Art + Critique: Critical & Contextual Studies in Art Practice ONLINE

This course integrates practice and theory in a comprehensive programme that emphasises critical inquiry in art practice and research. The curriculum surveys the histories and discourses of contemporary art, demystifies the art world and provides multiple entry points into critical theory. The programme fosters collaborative study and provides practical tools in workshops and group feedback sessions.

The course includes:
• A programme of six participatory lectures and reading seminars
• Group tutorials to discuss work-in-progress, followed by peer review and written feedback
• Research and creative practice workshops on the relationship between practice and theory
• Off-site visits to build critical skills and articulate aesthetic judgments
• Writing workshops to develop artists’ statements, curatorial proposals and critical reviews
• Culminating in a project presentation with a final round of discussions and feedback

By the end of the course participants will have a critical awareness of contemporary art, with a road map and toolbox of resources for their continuing practice and the confidence to pursue it independently. The course is open to everyone but it is particularly suited to those who have a background in art and wish to develop their practice and extend their knowledge of contemporary art practices and discourses.

Art + Critique: Critical & Contextual Studies in Art Practice ONLINE Autumn 2022
18 Oct 2022 – 7 Mar 2023, Tuesdays 18:00-20:00 BST/GMT+1 (with 5-week Winter Break)
Online course

If the course fees are a barrier to your participation please get in touch so that we can find a way to make it more accessible for you.
For more information about the course schedule, lectures and reading please download the Course Outline.

It's a: 
Online with hybrid off-site visits
Online, London, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
18 Oct 2022 – 7 Mar 2023, Tuesdays 18:00-20:00 BST/GMT+1 (with 5-week Winter Break)
Course fee £400 / Concessions £320


Visiting Tutor

Chelsea College of Arts UAL

Mar 2009 - Mar 2023

Teaching Assistant

Goldsmiths, University of London

Oct 2007 - Jun 2010

Educational history


October, 2003 - September, 2012
Goldsmiths, University of London


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
Online teaching offered


Cancellations for private consultations with a minimum of 2 days notice are refundable. Cancellations for courses are refundable up to 14 days before the course start date.

Make an enquiry Phone: +44 7875268641

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