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Alessio Chierico (Ph.D.) is an artist, researcher and lecturer with an interdisciplinary background in contemporary art, design theory and media studies.

His contributions as conferences and exhibitions has been actively presented in relevant events and institutions, including: University of Cambridge (UK), Universidade de Lisboa (PT), NTAA/Update (Ghent, BE) Flux Factory (New York, US), Ars Electronica festival (Linz, AT), Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea (Lisbon, PT), MAXXI (Rome, IT), Computer Art Congress (Paris, FR), Roma Media Art Festival (Roma, IT), ArteLaguna prize (Venice, IT), Centro Luigi Pecci (Prato, IT), Darbast Platform (Tehran, IR), Victoria Art gallery (Bucharest, RO), AHHAA Science Centre and Aparaaditehas (Taru, EE) Speculum Artium (Trbovlje, SI).

With his artistic production, Chierico proposes a conceptual, often appropriationist/quotationist practice, which is finalized in form of process-based and mixed-media installations or interventions.

Coming from an interdisciplinary research that ranges from digital ontology and media aesthetics, his focus is currently concentrating on the intersections between digital humanities, art and design.

The most remarkable contributions of his theoretical practice include the papers: “Medium Specificity in Post-Media Practice”, “The Representation of Self in Digital Life: Digital Ontology for Digital Identity”, “Art and Materiality in Post-Media Practice: Toward an Ontology of Digital and its Devices” and the book “Investigations on the Cultural Economy of Media Art”.