Thodoris Koutsogiannis studied archaeology and art history at the University of Athens (bachelor 1996, master 2000, PhD 2008). Additionally, he attended seminars and conducted research, on scholarships, in various universities and institutes abroad (La Sapienza, Rome 1998 & 2000, Warburg Institute, London 2001-02, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa 2003, Istituto di Studi Umanistici, Florence 2005-08, Center for Hellenic Studies, Princeton University 2011).
Since 2009 he is working as Chief Curator of the Hellenic Parliament Art Collection, Athens.
He has taught modern art history as visiting professor in Greece (Athens University, 2009, 2011, 2018, University of Thessaly, 2010, Hellenic Open University, 2009-14, University of Patras, 2019-2020).
He is working on modern European art, studying especially the phenomenon of Classicism, from early Renaissance to late Neoclassicism.
Concerning the perception of Greece’s “image” in the West, he has presented original studies in international conferences, collective volumes and exhibitions (among others: Hellas: genius loci, 2014, “A dream among splendid ruins”, 2015–2016• Minor Odysseys, 2017• “These are what we fought for”, 2020), as well as a monograph (2017) on Philhellenism in the arts.