Alessandro Imperato

  • B.A. (Honors), fine art, University of Gloucester, 1993
  • M.F.A., social history of art, Leeds University, 1995
  • Higher Education Teaching Certificate, Level III, SEDA, Keele University, 1999
  • Ph.D., History, Theory and Practice of Visual Arts, Keele University, 2001

"I approach teaching motion design from a fine art perspective and place great emphasis on concept development, visual research and experimentation. I completed my doctorate on the History, Theory and Practice of Visual Arts under the supervision of Professor Francis Frascina and Jonathan Harris at the University of Keele in 2001. My Ph.D. was part of an innovative and new area of doctoral research in which the theory and practice of visual arts and media were given equal status and focus. I have continued to be personally committed to the development and understanding of art praxis (theory/practice) within art and design education."

Alessandro Imperato | Motion media design professor

Previous Positions

International exhibitions and performances in Hong Kong, New York, London, New Delhi and Croatia, as well as throughout the United States and the United Kingdom; previously taught at Middlesex University, Keele University and the Kent Institute of Art and Design

Publications and presentations


  • "Conspiracy Coda Joy," live video performance at the New Media Caucus, Live Cinema Summit at the 98th College Art Association Conference, Columbia College, Chicago, 2010.
  • "Going (Now) here," installation and live video performance at Muse: Art and Technology Week, Jepson Center for the Arts, Savannah, Georgia, 2010.
  • "Shifting Ground and Desert Storm," live video performance installation, Art Basel Miami 09: "Sculpt Miami and Art Rouge" group exhibition, Miami, Florida, 2009.
  • "VJ Praxis: Media Re-Mixing, Copyright and Expropriating the Spectacle," a VJ performance for the panel VJ Jam: Collaborations in Live Audio/Video Performance, SECAC, Mobile, Alabama, 2009.
  • "Mis-Performance - Media Mediums," live media performance with the Medeology Collective at the Performance Studies International Conference in Zagreb, Croatia, 2009.
  • "Digital Concretism," live performance of abstract animation and motion design content at SIGGRAPH-08 over a period of four days, 2008.


  • "Media Remix: Copyright, Expropriation and Representation," in Journal FRAKCIJA, No. 50, 2009.
  • "Medeology Modus," in Journal FRAKCIJA, No. 50, 2009.
  • "The Dialogics of Chocolate," Global and Local Art Histories, edited by Celina Jeffreys and Gregory Minissale. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2007).