Curriculum Vitæ

Simon Pope

b. 1966, Exeter, UK.

As an artist I'm preoccupied with human, social relationships in a more-than-human world. My work grapples with participatory art’s engagement with new materialism, and often takes the form of conversational events, film-making, and written correspondence.

I was a member of the group I/O/D (1992-99), a NESTA Fellow (2002-05), Reader in Fine Art (2005-10), and represented Wales at the Venice Biennale (2003). I hold a DPhil in Fine Art from the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford (2012-15), and supervise PhD students with research interests in new materialist and decolonizing methodologies for the University of Plymouth (2016-). I am currently a post-doctoral researcher in Environmental Posthumanities at Goldsmiths, University of London (2017-18).


2012-15 D.Phil (PhD) in Fine Art. Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford. Title: ‘Who Else Takes Part? Admitting the more-than-human into participatory art’. Supervisors: Dr. Anthony Gardner & Prof. Daria Martin.

1988-91 BA (Hons) Fine Art. South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education, Cardiff, UK.


2017-18 Discussion Island (working title) – post-doctoral project. Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.

2016 et al. Solo-exhibition, Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London, UK.

2015 A Splendid Kindred Soul. Solo-exhibition, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK.

2014 The Outlier. Solo-exhibition, Scarborough Museums Trust, UK.

2014 Primary Agents of a Social World. Solo-exhibition, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK.

2014 A Song, A Dance and A New Stannary Parliament. Offsite Commission, Spacex, Exeter, UK.

2013 Wheels of Peacock Blue, Gaslight Blue. Participatory performance,The White Building, London, UK.

2013 Forward Back Together, commission for Vivid, Birmingham, UK.

2013 The Long Walk Home, performance for Walk On, PM Gallery, London, UK.

2012- The Dialogic, participatory event, Danielle Arnaud, London, UK; Ruskin School of Art, Oxford; Loughborough University; Coventry School of Art.

2012 What Cannot Be Turned Aside—solo-exhibition, Yorkshire Sculpture Park & Danielle Arnaud, London, UK.

2010 A Common Third, solo-exhibition, Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London, UK.

2009 Memory Marathon: Commissioned by ODA/ACE. Produced by Film & Video Umbrella, London. screenings at John Hansard City Space, Southampton, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Whitechapel Gallery, (2012) and ICA, London (2013); SVA, New York (2011)

2009 Carved from Memory. solo-exhibition, Spacex, Exeter, UK.

2009 Mountains & Lacunae, event at Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London and 47, Toronto, Canada. (with Sarah Cullen)

2006 Gallery Space Recall. solo-exhibition, Chapter, Cardiff, Wales, UK.

2005-7 Charade. BBC/ACE commission. Birmingham & Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK.

2001-2 Art for Networks, (as curator) National Touring exhibition: Chapter, Cardiff; Fruitmarket, Edinburgh; Turnpike Gallery, Leigh; Reg Vardy gallery, Sunderland UK


2016 The Gift in Head Above Water, national touring exhibition, UK.

2016 Postcards Home in The Mountain Arts Festival Penrith, UK.

2015 The Outlier in Alternativa 2015, Gdansk, Poland.

2014 Forward Back Together at Geographies of Co-Production in the Arts: Artists, Communities and the City at RGS-IBG Annual International Conference. Royal Geographical Society (RGS) with Institute of British Geographers (IBG) London, UK

2014 Tate Art Maps: Several Displacements – artist's project/residency, Tate Modern, London, UK

2013-15 A Common Third in WALK ON, National touring group exhibition, Plymouth Arts Centre, NGCA Sunderland, MAC Birmingham, Pitshanger Manor Gallery, London UK.

2007-8 The Memorial Walks commissioned for Waterlog at Norwich Castle Gallery and Lincoln Museum & Art Gallery, UK.

2008-9 Negotiating Picu Cuturruau commissioned for There Is No Road. LABoral Centro de Arte y Creacion Industrial, Asturias, Spain.

2008 Painting From Memory, commission for Tatton Park Biennale, UK.

2005 The Web Stalker at ArtBase 101, New Museum, New York, (as I/O/D).

2005 Between Where We Are And Where We Want to Be in The Distance Between Us, Birmingham, UK

2004 1 Metre of Sky above an undisclosed location for Ain't No Love In The Heart of The City, CBAT, Cardiff UK

2003 Ambulant Science Studio in Further: Wales. Commission for Wales at the 50th Venice Biennale of Art, Ex Birreria, Giudecca, Venice.

2002 The Web Stalker in Leonardo/New York Digital Salon, 10th Anniversary Exhibition, (as I/O/D), New York, USA.

2001 Ice Cream for Everyone (with Mark Greco) in A Fair Place, Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul.

2001 The Web Stalker in Idea Line, Whitney Museum, (as I/O/D) NYC, USA.

2000 Into The Web (as I/O/D)—software installation commissioned for The Office Of Zaha Hadid for The Mind Zone at the Millennium Dome, London, UK

1999 Ice Cream for Everyone (with Mark Greco) in Crash! , ICA London, UK.

1999 The Web Stalker in Net_Condition, ZKM, Graz, Austria (as I/O/D).

1999 The Web Stalker in Arts Electronica, Linz, Austria (as I/O/D).

1998 The Web Stalker in Beyond Interface, Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, USA. (as I/O/D).

1997 Words. software-artwork for Laurie Anderson. Commissioned by Ellipsis for Meltdown Festival, Royal Festival Hall, London, UK.


2018 Artists’ residency, Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dale, Norway

2018 International resident, Winter Island, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto

2012-14 Pitheads residency for National Museum of Wales, UK.

2013 University of Woolongong, NSW, Australia.

2011-12 Artists’ residency, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK.

2013 Artists’ residency, Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dale, Norway

2008 NES Artist Residency, Skagaströnd Iceland

2008 Dialogue with André Cadere residency at Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK

2003 Walking Artists—residency/co-production project for Banff New Media Institute, Canada.

2000 (as I/O/D) CalArts & UCLA, Los Angeles USA.


2002-5 National Endowment for Science, Technology & the Arts Fellowship award.

2000 Webby Award for New Media Art (as I/O/D)—San Francisco, USA.

1999 Silver Award for Interaction Design—I.D. Magazine, NYC, USA.

1998 Honorary Mention, Prix Ars Electronica, Austria.


2017-18 Post-doctoral researcher, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

2017 Sessional lecturer. OCAD U School of Liberal Studies, Toronto, Canada.

2015-17 Artist Fellow. Queen Mary, University of London, UK.

2014 Higher Education Academy Teaching Fellowship qualification

2014-15 Associate Research Fellow. Birkbeck, University of London, UK.

2015- Visiting Faculty, MFA & PhD supervisor—University of Plymouth/Transart, New York City & Berlin.

2010-14 External Examiner MFA and MA Fine Art, University of Plymouth, UK.

2005-10 Reader in Fine Art and MFA & MA Fine Art programme director, chair of Fine Art research committee. Cardiff School of Art & Design, Wales, UK

2002-5 Fellowship awardee. National Endowment for Art, Technology and the Arts, UK.

2002-9 Research Associate & Lecturer. Transmedia, Hogeschool Sint Lukas, Brussels, Belgium.

2000-5 Senior Lecturer & Programme Director. BA/BSc(Hons) Interactive Media, UWIC, Cardiff, UK.

1991- Various invitations as visiting artist including: Royal College of Art, London; Goldsmiths, UCLA, CalArts.