Giaco Schiesser is a philosopher, theorist and publisher. He studied philosophy, cultural and literature studies at Free University Berlin. His work and his publications focus on the theories of cultures, media, and subjects/singularities | epistemology | aesthetics, art research | democracy, public spheres, every day culture. He is a professor for the theory of cultures and of media, and co-head of the artistic PhD programme “Fine Arts and Transdisciplinarity” at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). He was the founder of the Media Arts programme (1997), head of Department of Art & Media (2002-2017) as well as head of the section Research at ZHdK(2013-2018). He also holds a permanent visiting professorship for Ph.D. at University of Arts and Design Linz, Austria. Within this framework he runs a PhD group for art research at ZHdK.
Giaco Schiesser was elected as Second Vice-President/Secretary for the period from 2015 to 2018, and is now elected for this position for the period 2018 to 2020.